After red and white were the predominant colours the last time the two teams met in the local derby clash at Jubilee Oval back in round 12, the Sharks are hoping the crowd will form a ‘Sea of Blue’ at the return bout at Remondis Stadium on Sunday.
In a match to be played for the Monty Porter Memorial Sports Foundation Cup and with new major partner Southern Radiology the game day sponsor, Sunday’s match promises to follow in the footsteps of classic Sharks v Dragons confrontations from days gone by.
Currently sitting fourth but on a tightly bunched NRL premiership ladder, the Dragons could slip to eighth with a loss, while a Sharks win would have them knocking on the door of a finals berth coming into the business end of the season.
While the rugby league action on the field is sure to be intense, the day is also set to feature plenty of entertainment both pre-game and at half time, while around the ground there will be a variety of fun activities for kids of all ages.
Before the game junior league mod teams from around the Shire will strut their, the Oporto Mermaids are set to again dazzle the crowd, with special guest in actor/director and tragic fan Brendan Cowell to preview his new movie release and talk of his love of the Sharks.
Then prior to kick-off a special video celebration and tribute to Luke Lewis ahead of his 250th NRL game will feature on the big screen.
The junior league minis then return at half-time, along with Oztag and touch football demonstrations, the weekly lucky members badge draw will take place prior to the a special Southern Radiology relay.
Around the ground there will be three inflatables including jumping castles, face painters and the conversion kicking station, while the first 200 kids through the gate will be given a free Sharks flag.
Shortly after the full-time whistle blows the Harvey Norman Man of the Match will be announced, the Monty Porter Cup presented and when the festivities have concluded the playing field will be opened up for all to have a kick around and to enjoy.
A post-match presentation event is then scheduled to take place in the auditorium in Sharkies Leagues Club, beginning at 6.00pm with live entertainment and kids corner, Sharks mascots and a player meet and greet and awards presentation. Channel 9 sporting personality Yvonne Sampson will be the MC.
Be there on Sunday and don’t miss a minute of the action.
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The cost of train travel across all Sydney Train networks is included in all Sharks Memberships and game day ticketing.
Free Sharks shuttle buses then operate on a constant loop beginning at 1.30pm until the 4.00pm kick-off of the NRL match from Sutherland, Miranda, Caringbah, Woolooware an Cronulla railway stations.
Woolooware Station is a 10 minute walk and is the closest station to Remondis Stadium.
Complimentary return shuttles then operate post-match operating from the transport hub located at the eastern entrance of Remondis Stadium.
The Summertime Bar in Sharkies opens at 12.30pm with ticketed access to the ground from 1.30pm, while post-match in the auditorium gets underway at 6.00pm.
The club and main bar opens at 10.00am.
Sunday's match against the St George Illawarra Dragons is proudly brought to you by match day sponsor Southern Radiology.