Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs: Live Stream TV Updates and How to watch NRL 2020 (20-12)
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Decision: No Try

A blow for the dogs, the decision by the video assistant is no try after an offside is seen.

The eight-point margin remains

Is that a try for Avarillo?

Avarillo breaks through the Sharks defence and runs the length of the pitch before he touches down behind the line.

Is it offside however?

Just under eight minutes left

Surely the Sharks have the two points secured now?

Conversion unsucessful

Johnson fails to add another two


His first game at the Bankstown Stadium since 2017, Goodwin makes the most of the set restart and latches onto a looping kit from Townsend before touching the ball down to earn four more points for his side

The Bulldogs seem to have the upper hand at the minute but just can't seem to break down the Cronulla back-line

16 minutes to go and the game is still at its high-octane levels.

Is there any way that the Bulldogs can find their way back into the game?

An incredible tackle from Watene-Zelezniak, bouncing a Sharks player down to the floor. Incredible

It's been a great game at the Bankstown stadium.

20 minutes left to go and either side look like winning this game, with the Bulldogs getting back into the match after their recent try

Successful conversion

Averillo successfully kicks the ball between the posts and the dogs are back in the game


The Bulldogs have got another try back!

Elliots pulls off a remarkable kick close to the line and Foran touches it down to earn four points back for the dogs.

It didn't take long for the Sharks to take advantage of the Bulldogs' sin-bin and their advantage is now ten points.

They've had a great game today and look the more likely to win the match out of the two

Conversion unsuccessful

Shaun Johnson fails to get the ball between the posts from the side line


Katoa grabs his first career treble, latching onto a kick through before flying into the end to score his third try of the night

Brandon Wakeham is put into the sun-bin for hitting out at a Sharks player on the floor

A scuffle breaks out between the players on the field and a penalty is given to the Sharks

Successful conversion

A good kick from Shaun Johnson for his second conversion of the night, just tucking it inside of the posts


An incredible pickup from Katoa on the ground at speed on the right wing allows him to run through unmarked before sliding down to score another four for the Sharks

Cronulla look the more dangerous of the two sides and are playing the majority of their football deep into the Bulldogs' half

Four minutes gone and the game has kept up the intensity seen in the first half with end-to-end Rugby being played

Early scrum within the first few minutes and the Bulldogs have the ball within their own half

Second half underway!

We're back at the Bankwest Stadium and the second half has begun!

Half Time: Cronulla Sharks 6-6 Canterbury Bulldogs

It's been an incredibly enjoyable half of Rugby to watch between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bulldogs.

It was the Sharks that started on the front foot, with an early acrobatic try from Sione Katoa that was converted, but being behind saw the Bulldogs increase the intensity and take a hold on the game, resulting in a try from Hopoate in the 28th minute.

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One minute left in the half

Only a few minutes left in the first half. Can anybody score a try before half time?

Five minutes left and the Bulldogs are awarded a penalty inside of their own half 

The Sharks kick the ball forward after an impressive set but it goes into touch

Nine minutes to go and it's been a brilliant half to watch so far

Successful conversion

Averillo successfully converts Hopoate's try and adds another two points to the scoresheet for the Bulldogs


Wakeham plays through Hopoate inside of the Sharks' ten and he gets the ball over the line to get four points back for the Bulldogs

The Sharks are defending very well and the Bulldogs can't find their way through, with every attack seemingly stopped in the last 10

It's been a great game to watch so far from the perspective of a neutral with brilliant end-to-end football throughout.

The Sharks are the most dominant, but the Bulldogs have come to life since going behind

Townsend gets away for the Sharks but he has no support, he plays off a pass but it's recovered by Marshall-King of the Bulldogs

15 minutes to go in the first half

The Bulldogs have improved since Cronulla's most recent try but still haven't been too much of a challenge

Cronulla can't make anything from their set so kick it long and it's recovered by the Bulldogs' fullback

The Bulldogs end their set inside of Cronulla's 10 and will look to keep them inside of their own half

20 minutes gone so far in the game and Cronulla have been dominant, although the Bulldogs have started to improve

Penalty for Canterbury for a time violation and they start a set deep into their own half

Good play from the Sharks on the right but Katoa just can't break through the defence

The Bulldogs had a good first few minutes of the game but it's now the Sharks who have the upper hand.

They're dominant on both wings and Canterbury are struggling to break through their defence

Successful conversion

Shaun Johnson kicks a tough conversion attempt from the right-hand corner in between the posts and it's 6-0

TRY Cronulla Sharks

Katoa finds himself in the corner of the pitch and scores a beautiful aerial try for the Sharks. 4-0

Cronulla make some good distance with their first tackle of the set and make their way inside of the Bulldog's ten

Ten minutes gone so far and it's been a good end-to-end game, although the Sharks have been more dominant

Crichton catches a long kick from the Sharks well

The Sharks are caught out after a dropped pass on the left and the Bulldogs now have the ball

There's a real spring in the sharks' step with them playing good attacking football, focusing on the left wing

The sharks now have another set

Video assistant decision is No Try

Wade Graham goes very close to the try-line but doesn't seem to get the ball to the line. The on-field decision is No Try

Cronulla now on the attack, the Sharks going forwards well

Marshall-King comes very close to scoring a try right under the posts but is held up by the defence

Good attack from the Bulldogs early on, focusing on the left wing, but struggling to advance far into Cronulla's half

An early error from the Sharks and Canterbury now have the ball

The sharks' first set isn't completed and the Bulldogs have the ball

1' | Kickoff!

We're off!

The teams are out!

The Cronulla Sharks have now walked out on to the pitch and kickoff is fast approaching

Less than half an hour left to go until the match kicks off in Australia!

Who will win in what could be a big game in either side's quest to avoid the wooden spoon?

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Canterbury Bulldogs: Team News

Starting 13: Hopoate, Crichton, R. Smith, Watene-Zelezniak, Averillo, Foran, Wakeham, To’omaga, Marshall-King, Napa, Jackson, Faitala-Mariner, Elliott

Interchanges: Holland, Britt, Sue, Ogden

Reserves: Harper, Cogger

Unavailable: Chris Smith (Injured), Marcelo Montoya (Injured), Joe Stimson (Injured), Aiden Tolman (Quarantined), Nick Meaney (Injured), Lachlan Lewis (Injured)

Cronulla Sharks: Team News

Starting 13: Kennedy, Katoa, Dugan, Ramien, Goodwin, Johnson, Townsend, Fifita, Brailey, Woods, Nikora, Graham, Williams 

Interchanges: Rudolf, Hamlin-Uele, Talakai, Hunt

Reserves: Sorensen, Moylan, Hunt, Ferris

Unavailable: Cameron King (Injured), Bronson Xerri (Disciplinary), Ronaldo Mulitalo (Injured)

Can the Bulldogs recover from Roosters hammering?

Last weekend, the Bulldogs were on the wrong end of an emphatic 42-6 victory for high-flying Sydney Roosters.

However, in Round 4, they picked up their first points of the season so far in a 22-2 win against the St. George Illawarra Dragons and will aim to return to that form today

Sharks to bounce back from Dragons defeat?

The Cronulla Sharks were defeated away to St. George Illawarra Dragons 30-16 at the Campbelltown Stadium.

They will look to bounce back from that defeat and earn themselves a win at home to the Bulldogs today

Bottom-of-the-table clash

Both teams will be looking to gain points and move away from the bottom of the table, with only two to their name so far.

This is the last game of round 6's fixtures, so either team has a chance to extend the buffer between themselves and bottom-placed Wests Tigers

Kick-off time

This match between the Cronulla Sharks and Canterbury Bulldogs will be played at the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Cronulla, Australia The kick-off is scheduled for 9:30am BST.


Welcome to’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 NRL match: Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs.

My name is Adam Millington and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.