AS a Renown United junior Jacob Host grew up in a loyal Dragons family, but the 21-year-old revealed on Wednesday that he’s yet to convince partner Shivaun to cut her ties to fierce rivals Cronulla.
Having grown up with the crosstown rivalry, Host admits watching the Sharks win the 2016 premiership stung particularly since he’s yet to convince Shivaun to jump ship – expecting her to be sporting the black white and blue.
“It did [hurt] a little bit especially because my missus is a Sharks so there’s a bit of a rivalry there,” Host said.
“She’s still a very, very strong Sharks fan. If we’re playing someone else she might chuck a Dragons jersey on and I’ll make sure I get a photo of her.”
It will be Host’s first taste of the rivalry at NRL level and he’s expecting a torrid encounter.
“When you go into these games no one really looks at form. There's a lot of energy and a lot of excitement around it so I’m sure both teams will be giving it everything they’ve got.”