The Sharks will be desperate for the points, while the Storm hope to maintain their unbeaten start to the 2016 season, with the action sure to be intense come 7pm on Monday night.
Smith and Cronk, against Ennis, Fifita, Bird, Barba and Holmes, has all the ingredients of a round 4 blockbuster at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Easter Monday.
However while the match promises plenty of highlights, game day at Sharks is set to deliver an enjoyable afternoon for all concerned.
Take advantage of the holiday Monday and get along to Southern Cross Group Stadium, with a special visit from the ‘Easter Bunny’, Junior League demonstrations to coincide with Play NRL Round and a special tribute to Sharks star Michael Ennis who played his 250th NRL game last weekend against the Manly Sea Eagles.
Junior League teams from around the Shire will be showing their stuff on the centre of Southern Cross Group Stadium immediately following the Under-20’s NYC match, with everyone encouraged to join a local JRL club, whether it be the traditional forms of the game or in one of the new touch football leagues, available to boys and girls, men and women.
Attention will then turn to the big screen where Sharks hooker Ennis will receive some well-deserved accolades for what has been an outstanding career.
Ennis’s 250 games have been made up of appearances with the Newcastle Knights, St George Illawarra Dragons, Brisbane Broncos, Canterbury Bulldogs, as their leader and captain, and now representing our Cronulla Sharks.
He has represented the NSW Blues on eight occasions and Country origin on three.
On field entertainment will also include a half-time dance routine from the best cheer squad in the business, the Sharks Mermaids
While outside the confines of the playing field the Family Hill will again offer a number of rides and activities for the kids, while for those hungry Sharks (and Storm) fans, the new food outlets, which were extremely popular at the last home game in providing a variety of options.
As was rolled out when the Dragons came to town, Southern Cross Group Stadium’s new improved food options in 2016 will see the inclusion of Howling Forest, Berlin Bangers, Cantina Movil, Cherry Highway, Street Sliders, Pizza Trailer and Cheese Toasties, so for those at the game on Monday be sure to take advantage of the tasty offerings.
And as with all Sharks home games in 2016, game day tickets, members and corporate pass holders can take advantage of the integrated ticketing with Sydney Rail which includes free train transport to and from Southern Cross Group Stadium. CLICK HERE for all transport information.
Be there on Monday, cheer the Sharks on to a victory over the Storm and enjoy a big day of entertainment and celebrate Easter in style.