The Sutherland shire based Cronulla Sharks finally broke their premiership drought in 2016 after 50 seasons competing in the top grade. An emotional night that saw tears shed by two club legends separated by many an era in Paul Gallen and Andrew Ettinghausen has kept fans satisfied for a number of years. However, following their 8th placed finish in 2020, it’s high time another trophy was added to the cabinet.
Currently playing away from their traditional Shark Park home ground (whilst it’s being redeveloped) and instead basing themselves at the Carlton located ground Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (one of two home grounds for the St. George Illawarra Dragons) we can’t blame Sharks fans if they’re more inclined to watch the game from their own home. Fortunately for you, our team at CompareTV has the complete lowdown on how you can do just that.
Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 2021 Preview
As we arrive at the pointy end of the season the question has to be asked – are the Sharks’ teeth akin to a great white, or are they that of a gummy? It’s a question that’s been asked since round one without any real answer. As part of that marine enquiry, former coach John Morris was caught and hung out to dry after a less than stellar start to the season.
Plenty of their big fish have also spent time in unusual waters. At one point in the season, the Sharks fielded 2 million dollars worth of their cap for the Newtown Jets with the likes of Andrew Fifita, Josh Dugan and premiership-winning halfback Chad Townsend floundering in reserve grade. But despite their somewhat chaotic campaign, interim coach Josh Hannay has done enough to keep the predators somewhat in the hunt.
If the Sharks are to make a tilt for the title it’s likely to come down to two key players. Mercurial halfback Shaun Johnson, and fullback Will Kennedy. The latter is quickly becoming one of the games rising stars. With a forward pack boasting a mix of experience with the likes of Aiden Tolman and Aaron Woods being completed by young, hungry and aggressive players such as Braden Hamlin-Uele and the games newest character, Toby Rudolf, there could still be blood in the water for the Sharks.
Cronulla Sharks game and broadcast guide
Fortunately, there are several options for watching the Cronulla Sharks live in Australia, including the Nine Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Network Nine is the official NRL free to air broadcaster and will show a select number of Cronulla Sharks’ matches live during the 2021 Premiership season across channel Nine and 9Now. Nine’s TV coverage is headed by Erin Moran, alongside a commentary team made up of Andrew Johns, Billy Slater and James Bracey. Nine also offers live streaming options during the 2021 NRL season with the 9Now app, but these are limited to the games they broadcast and do not offer full match replays.
For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 25 rounds of Cronulla Sharks matches during the 2021 Premiership season. That’s every Cronulla Sharks game in every scheduled round shown live with no ad-breaks during play, on the dedicated Fox League channel.
As well as these live matches and the option to watch replays at a later time, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports will also have a wide range of NRL programming that includes NRL Tonight, The Big League Wrap and the Late Show with Matty Johns. There are lots of new faces in the studio this season as every live game will be fronted by Yvonne Sampson, Lara Pitt and Jess Yates, as they step up from smaller league shows. Post-match analysis has also been freshened up and now includes a former NRL giant in the shape of Cooper Cronk.
When is Cronulla Sharks game today on TV? (Sydney time)
Check out all the upcoming NRL fixtures featuring the Cronulla Sharks, as well as the providers who will allow you to watch and stream NRL live.
|Sun, Aug 1||Sharks vs Sea Eagles||LIVE: 4.05pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Aug 7||Warriors vs Sharks||LIVE: 3.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Aug 15||Sharks vs Knights||LIVE: 4.05pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
*Fixtures are shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.
How to Watch Cronulla Sharks Live Online
If you enjoy NRL action then Fox League (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every game from every round Live and in HD before the Grand Final. This includes the matches not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games may have missed On Demand.
Stream Sharks Games Live and Free with Kayo Sports
You can stream Cronulla Sharks games on Kayo with a 14 day free trial for new customers. Kayo Sports gives you access to the same NRL broadcasts as Fox League (every game of every round LIVE with no ad-breaks during play) so you can stream the Cronulla Sharks live or on-demand.
For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20 minute recap after the final whistle has been blown. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout matches in real-time.
Stream NRL Matches Live with Kayo
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every action from Formula 1, NBA, A-League, FA Cup, NFL and more – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
Watch Cronulla Sharks with Foxtel
Fox League can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the choice to watch the Cronulla Sharks online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10-day free trial. This option includes the ability to stream NRL using the Foxtel Go app. Fox League comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after a free trial.
Stream TV Shows, Movies and Sports – Live and On Demand
Watch sport and entertainment with a Foxtel Now’s 10 day free trial. Access TV entertainment for only $25 /month, or add sport for a further $29/month after your trial is over!
Stream Cronulla games with Telstra
Telstra customers can get great deals for watching Cronulla Sharks on both Kayo and Foxtel Now. With a Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans for watching NRL. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract, perfect for an entire season of League.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.
Watch Sharks on Channel Nine
Selected games across the NRL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Nine and their streaming platform, 9Now. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Cronulla game from every round.
Nine vs Fox Sports TV Fixtures
While Nine’s television coverage is limited to three games a week, Fox League (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every round live during the lead up to the Grand Final.
|Day / Game||Channel|
|Sunday Game 1:||Nine/Foxtel/Kayo|
|Sunday Game 2:||Foxtel/Kayo|
|Grand Final Replays:||Foxtel/Kayo|
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Stream NRL with your favourite Device
Here are some of the best devices to use when streaming sport on your home TV or on the move.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming. SplitView not available
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Playstation and Xbox: App in development – expected 2021
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)