How to watch Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks NRL live and match preview

Posted: 16 April 2022 3:00 pm

Second meets third in a legitimate early season NRL blockbuster as the Melbourne Storm play host to the Cronulla Sharks.

SUMMARY: The Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks clash is exclusive to Fox Sports. Unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer with the sports package, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

Having each tasted defeat just once in the first 5 rounds, both Melbourne Storm and Cronulla Sharks are coming off big statements last weekend.

Melbourne Storm backed up their 44 point drubbing of the Bulldogs with a strong away win against a Canberra team that has troubled them in recent times.

The Sharks blitzed a struggling West Tigers outfit to make it 4 wins in a row after dropping their Round 1 clash with the Canberra Raiders.

When is the Storm vs Sharks clash?

The game gets underway at 7:35PM AEST on Saturday 16 April at AAMI Park in Melbourne, the home of the Melbourne Storm.

How to watch Storm vs Sharks live online

You can only watch Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks live via a subscription to Foxtel. That means you need to consider getting a subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. That way, you won't miss a minute of the action of Storm vs Sharks. Feel free to check out our Kayo vs Foxtel guide to see which service is better for you.

Out of the 3, Kayo Sports is a particularly appealing option, with no lock-in contracts and a generous content catalogue in addition to NRL. Subscriptions start at $25 a month, which gets you access to more than 50 sports and features like SplitView and Interactive Stats will likely appeal to sports enthusiasts.

We have a full guide on how to stream the 2022 NRL season if you want to dive deeper into the matter.

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Stream Storm vs Sharks on Kayo

You can also catch the entire NRL Season live on Kayo Sports. New customers can use this 14-day free trial and test it all out.

Kayo is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2017 or later), LG TV and Android TV in browsers as well as Chromecast.

Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month and let you watch on 2 devices at once. If you're after a third simultaneous stream, you can upgrade to the Premium subscription which is $35 a month.

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Who will win Storm vs Sharks?

These 2 sides have played some big matches over the years, and this one is certainly important in the direction they both might take from here.

The Storm continue to produce results despite regular list changes and departures at the end of each season. They are showing the type of form that would suggest another premiership is not out of reach for coach Craig Bellamy's team.

The Sharks danced around the edges of the top 8 last year and have certainly taken another step forward.

Both sides are scoring freely, but the Storm's 74-point fortnight has been scary, and we think at home they'll find a way to win again.


Storm team: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Harry Grant 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tyran Wishart 16. Trent Loiero 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Chris Lewis 19. Alec MacDonald 20. Marion Seve 21. Jordan Grant 22. Jayden Nikorima 23. William Warbrick 24. Sualauvi Fa'alogo

Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Jack Williams 17. Andrew Fifita 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Mawene Hiroti 20. Lachlan Miller 21. Royce Hunt 22. Kade Dykes 23. Jonaiah Lualua 24. Franklin Pele

Keen to know about more sports streaming? Check out our full guide here. If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.

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