The Sharks have been drawn in Pool 2, alongside the Bulldogs, Eels and Dragons, for the 2020 NRL Nines scheduled to be played in Perth next February, with the live draw conducted earlier today.
Former Sharks legend Brett Kimmorley was joined by Roy Asotasi and West Australian sporting icons Olivia Vivian, Matt Hodgson and Greg Hire as they took turns in randomly selecting the teams out of an official NRL Nines barrel.
Vivian was successful in drawing the sole NRL Nines WILDCARD before controversially electing to swap the positions of Cronulla Sharks and the Sydney Roosters, with the outcome of the switch ensuring the Sharks take on rivals St George Illawarra Dragons on the first evening of the Nines, with the Roosters to face Nine’s specialists the New Zealand Warriors on Saturday.
The Nines schedule as revealed today see the Sharks play the Dragons in their first match at 5.45pm (local time) on Friday, February 14, then the Bulldogs in game 15 at noon in their second and final pool game on Saturday, February 15.
The finals will commence on Saturday afternoon, matching the best two teams from each pool in an elimination format.
The NRL Nines Perth 2020 is supported by Tourism Western Australia and will be broadcast live on Fox League and KAYO Sports in Australia, as well as SKY in New Zealand.
Tickets to all days are available now via www.nrl.com/tickets
A range of ticketing options are available, with 2-day passes starting from $55 for Club Members and $60 for General Public. Friday tickets start at $20 for Club Members or $25 for General Public and Saturday tickets are from $35 for Club Members or $40 for General Public.
Fans are also able to purchase into an Active Zone which will include music, merchandise and other benefits.
Official NRL Travel packages can be purchased through www.nrl.com/travel