Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are enjoying a points-scoring spree in the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership and don’t want St Marys Saints to interrupt the flow when they meet in Round Three this week.
The Sharks-Saints clash sees the return of Monday night Rugby League to Ignite HQ Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park with the match being live streamed on NSWRL TV.
The Sharks have scored 46 points in two matches while only conceding four, with centres Tiana Penitani and Kiana Takairangi grabbing doubles in last weekend’s 36-0 whitewash of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
St Marys fired back after a disappointing Round One loss to the North Sydney Bears, with a 24-14 win over the Wentworthville Magpies in Round Two.
The NRLW Karyn Murphy Medal winner from April’s Grand Final, Sarah Togatuki, scored a double.
Both teams have players named in the Country-City squads for the annual representative grudge match on 14 May – the Sharks with six and St Marys with three.
Live stream action this week begins with Round Nine in The Knock-On-Effect NSW Cup, where the eighth-placed St George Illawarra Dragons take on the fifth-placed Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
The Dragons have had a topsy-turvy start to the 2022 season losing their opening four games, to then turn things around and win the past four.
The Bulldogs have had a similar search-for-consistency existence by winning the first four rounds before having three losses in their past four games.
But two NSW Cup players – Jacob Kiraz and Billy Tsikrikas – have made their NRL debuts in that time.
NSWRL TV schedule
Saturday 7 May
The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup R9: St George Illawarra Dragons v Canterbury Bulldogs, at Centenary Field, Albion Park 1.45pm
Monday 9 May
Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership R3: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v St Marys, Ignite HQ Centre of Excellence 7pm