:Digital Image Grant Trouville © NRLphotos  : NRL Rugby League - Round 18 - Cronulla Sharks v St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Remondis Cronulla, Sunday July 12th  2015.

Sharks fans wont have to wait long next year for what is perhaps the most eagerly anticipated game of the 2016 season - the local derby blockbuster against the St George Illawarra Dragons. 

A sneak peak of the 2016 draw reveals the Sharks will face their local rivals on a Sunday afternoon at Shark Park in round 2 next season. 

Kick off to the match is scheduled for 4.00pm during March, ensuring a Sunday afternoon clash not to be missed. 

The Sharks and Dragons shared the spoils with one win apiece during 2015. The St George Illawarra side scored a comprehensive win at Kogarah Oval in the first match up, only for the Sharks to square the ledger in the return game at Shark Park later in the season. 

The complete NRL draw is set to be announced in the coming days. 

For 2016 Sharks memberships, and to guarantee your seat at the Sharks v Dragons local derby game, contact Sharks membership now.