How to watch St George Illawarra Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks NRL 2021 live and free
Will the new-look St George Illawarra Dragons breathe fire in their NRL season-opener or will Cronulla give them a derby mauling?
New Dragons coach Anthony Griffin takes charge of a side many experts are tipping to take the wooden spoon off the Brisbane Broncos this year.
Cronulla's season is yet to kick off and the job security of their coach John Morris is already being questioned. The pressure on both coaches will be sky high from the get-go.
When is Dragons vs Sharks?
This match kicks off at 6:15pm AEDT on Sunday 14 March at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium. You can check out the full 2021 NRL season draw here.
How to watch Dragons vs Sharks live
The only way to watch this Sunday clash is with a subscription. It is not on Channel 9. Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are the broadcasters. We also have a full viewing guide for the NRL season.
Stream Dragons vs Sharks on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports has every single regular season game for 2021 live and in HD. If you are yet to check it out, new customers get a 14-day free trial. It's a way for you to get Fox Sports without Foxtel.
You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. Once you decide to sign up, Kayo costs $25 a month and you can watch on two screens or devices at once. There is also a premium option for $35 a month which gives you a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Unlike other broadcasters, Kayo has a wide range of special features. SplitView, Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and choose your own camera are among the options.
Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
We highly suggest that supporters of both the Dragons and the Sharks familiarise theirselves with Kayo Sports. Only a shade over 40% St George games are on free to air in 2021. While Cronulla don't have a single game on Nine until round 11.You can see the breakdown to each team's matches on Channel 9 here.
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Who will win Dragons vs Sharks?
The Dragons were woeful in their Charity Shield loss to South Sydney and the absence of injured skipper Cameron McInnes is a massive blow. McInnes will miss the entire season with a serious knee injury.
In some hope for Dragons fans, Cronulla have lost their past seven matches to start a new season.
We're expecting the Sharks to win this encounter, even without their injured playmaker Shaun Johnson (achilles). In what will be an extremely rain affected contest the scoring is likely to stay low. Sharks by four points.
St George Illawarra vs Cronulla team lists
St George Illawarra Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Adam Clune 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Trent Merrin 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brayden Wiliame 18. Jackson Ford 19. Kaide Ellis
Cronulla Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Connor Tracey 15. Aiden Tolman 16. Jack Williams 17. Billy Magoulias 18. Mawene Hiroti 19. Teig Wilton
Image source: Kayo Sports website