NRL Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Cronulla Sharks vs Newcastle Knights match will be kick off at Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 01 April 2017 online, Time 15:00 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
Last year’s premiers Cronulla take on last season’s wooden spooners Newcastle in what is shaping as another one-sided encounter.
The Sharks absolutely dominated the Knights last season, putting 62 points on them in the Hunter club’s worst ever defeat, while they also fired 36 past them in their other meeting, making it a combined 98-4 scoreline over the two games. That’s as dominant as you can possibly get in this day and age.
It’s been an up-and-down season for Cronulla as they begin an unlikely title defence, but they’ve been in every game and confidence is high after a 14-point triumph over the Eels away last week.
Newcastle started the season in encouraging fashion, pushing the Warriors and Souths all the way and snapping their almost year-long losing run by toppling the Titans.
However all their good work was undone last week with a 40-point thrashing at the hands of Penrith. The Knights are still a young and inexperienced side, and if they are not firing on all cylinders, then results like last week can happen.
That’ll be the challenge for Newcastle this season. Can they play at their very best in every game this season? If they don’t, it will be another long year.
You just can’t tip against the Sharks in this one. Cronulla are such a solid side, and won’t give anything away to Newcastle, who’s confidence has to be down again. Sharks will win comfortably.
Cronulla Sharks: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Jack Bird 4. Ricky Leutele 5. Gerard Beale 6. James Maloney 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Luke Lewis 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen 14. Jayson Bukuya 15. Chris Heighington 16. Jeremy Latimore 17. James Segeyaro 18. Joseph Paulo 19. Kurt Capewell 20. Edrick Lee 21. Sam Tagataese
Newcastle Knights: 1. Brendan Elliott 2. Ken Sio 3. Dane Gagai 4. Peter Mata’utia 5. Nathan Ross 6. Brock Lamb 7. Trent Hodkinson 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Danny Levi 10. Josh Starling 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Jamie Buhrer 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Luke Yates 15. Jack Stockwell 16. Sam Stone 17. Jacob Saifiti 18. Jaelen Feeney 19. Joe Wardle 20. Jacob Gagan 21. Anthony Tupou