How to watch Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks NRL live and match preview
The Roosters will be out to keep proving they can manage without Luke Keary when they take on the hungry Sharks at the SCG.
SUMMARY: Roosters vs Sharks is exclusive to Fox League. If you already subscribe to Foxtel, you're good to go. If not, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. Watch for free using this 14-day trial.
The third-placed Roosters face a testing few weeks ahead after they play Cronulla. With games against top guns Melbourne Storm and Parramatta coming up and a mounting injury toll, it will give an indication of the club's depth.
Roosters vs Sharks kick-off time
This match at the Sydney Cricket Ground starts at 7:35pm AEST on Saturday 10 April.
How to watch Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks live
If you want to settle in and enjoy this all-Sydney match-up, it is not on free-to-air TV. You will need a subscription. You can see our guide to each team's matches on Channel 9 here.
Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now are all options. Between those three, Kayo Sports is cheaper, has a longer free trial and is more readily accessible, as you can see in our comparison with Foxtel.
Sharkies fans we strongly recommend signing up to Kayo. The Sharks don't appear on Channel 9 until round 11 and just 2 of your first 15 matches are on free-to-air.
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Better yet, you can watch them on the same screen. Kayo has a range of special viewing features. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports on the same screen. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, alternate camera angles and Kayo Minis are all options.
If you are yet to check it out, Kayo offers a 14-day free trial. After that, Kayo is $25 a month to watch on two screens or $35 a month for a third screen.
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If you're an NRL Live Pass customer, you are also moving to Kayo. If you sign up by 31 May you can get a $20 monthly discount on subscriptions for 12 months. We also have a full viewing guide for the NRL season that breaks down all your streaming options.
Roosters vs Sharks NRL match preview
The Roosters have two of the best attacking weapons in the competition. Backs Brett Morris (9) and skipper James Tedesco (7) have scored 16 tries between them, more than the totals of 10 NRL teams going into round 5. The Sharks meanwhile have scored 16 tries in total.
Sitili Tupouniua and Josh Dugan must pass concussion protocols to play for the Roosters and Cronulla, respectively. Sharks centre Jesse Ramien returns from suspension. Their fullback Will Kennedy has also been on fire this season, scoring five tries from four matches.
We're tipping the Roosters here but we expect a tight game. The tricolours' teenage halfback Sam Walker has proven he belongs in first grade after his impressive debut against the Warriors.
These teams also tend to produce winning streaks in their recent match-ups. The Roosters have won five straight against Cronulla dating back to 2017. Yet prior to that, the Sharks claimed six consecutive victories over a four year stretch.
Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks team lists
Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Freddy Lussick 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Ben Marschke 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 19. Egan Butcher 20. Joseph Suaalii 21. Matt Ikuvalu
Sharks team: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 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. Teig Wilton 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf 14. Connor Tracey 15. Aiden Tolman 16. Jack Williams 17. Billy Magoulias 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Nene Macdonald 20. Andrew Fifita 21. Franklin Pele
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