Where to Watch or Stream the 2021 NRL Season
The long history of the National Rugby League has seen some fierce contests over the years, as well as some passionate inter-state rivalries. The 2020 season was no exception, with Penrith Panthers facing eventual winners Melbourne Storm in the Grand Final. 2021 will see the league go back to 25 rounds, with the State Of Origin series taking place mid-season in June and July.
The 2021 Season – the Telstra Premiership, State of Origin and More
There’s always plenty of NRL action to keep up with during the Telstra Premiership season, which will get underway in March 2021. As well as regular season games – there is also the State Of Origin series between New South Wales and Queensland. The Maroons caused one of the biggest upsets in Origin history last year when they defeated the blues 2-1, and this time around the much fancied Blues will be out for revenge.
You can also watch other league competitions like the Canterbury Cup, NRL Nines and Super League. So, if you’re a dedicated Rugby League fan there’s plenty to get your teeth into!
How to Stream the 2021 NRL Premiership and More
Keeping up with all things rugby used to be a bit of a balancing act between free to air TV and various pay TV sports channels, but that all changed a couple of years back thanks to a new rights agreement with Fox Sports. Now, you can watch each and every game of the Telstra Premiership right up till the Grand Final, live as it happens, with no ad breaks interrupting the action during play. The NRL now has its own dedicated Fox League channel on Fox Sports, so that league fans have something to watch 24/7 – without the need for a Foxtel subscription.
Kayo Sports is Australia’s first dedicated sports streaming service – where you pay a flat monthly subscription and get access to absolutely everything Fox Sports has to offer.
You’re able to stream any match live, but if you come in late, you can start streaming entire games On Demand. You can even go back to the start of a game that is being played. No other streaming provider offers that kind of flexibility.
Stream NRL with Kayo Sports
You can also watch the NRL online with a Kayo Sports subscription. Kayo is available as a stand-alone, no lock-in subscription that gives you all the same channels as Fox Sports. There are two types of monthly payment depending on whether you want to watch on one or more devices at once.
A Basic Kayo plan costs $25/month, allowing you to watch on up to two devices at any one time. The second option is the Premium plan, which costs $35/month, with the ability to watch on up to three devices at any given time. And best of all, you get to try it all out for free with Kayo’s 14 day trial offer.
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NRL 2021 LIVE TV Schedule (Sydney time)
Here are the Live games on Fox League channel (Foxtel/Kayo) with no ad-breaks during play. Three NRL Free to Air games will feature on both Nine and Foxtel:
|Thu, Apr 15||Broncos vs Panthers||LIVE: 7.50pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fri, Apr 16||Knights vs Sharks||LIVE: 6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Fri, Apr 16||Storm vs Roosters||LIVE: 7.55pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Apr 17||Sea Eagles vs Titans||LIVE: 3.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Apr 17||Rabbitohs vs Tigers||LIVE: 5.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Apr 17||Raiders vs Eels||LIVE: 7.35pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Apr 18||Dragons vs Warriors||LIVE: 2.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Apr 18||Cowboys vs Bulldogs||LIVE: 4.05pm||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
*Full replays and shortened highlights of all games are available On Demand with Kayo
Kayo’s Special Features
If Kayo was just about getting access to streaming all the NRL season’s games, that would already be great. But Kayo’s more than just a simple streaming service – it’s a complete platform for sports fans to watch, interact with and experience their codes of choice. Because it was built with the sports audience specifically in mind, Kayo’s designers developed some innovative special features that can’t be found anywhere else.
No Spoilers: Because you’re able to load up Kayo and start streaming from the beginning of a match even while it’s still in progress, a “No Spoilers” feature is built in – and enabled by default. What this means is that if you want to stream a match from the start, you won’t ever see the current scores that are usually a part of the Kayo interface before you get to that point of the game. You could schedule an entire afternoon of matches for yourself and watch all of them as though they were being played live.
Split View: One of those features that’s more useful than most might think, this lets you keep watching your main game, but choose up to three others to stream in windows on the same screen, so you can keep track of other matches – or even other sports – in real time while you watch. It’s easy to switch between al, four streams, too, if something exciting happens.
Key Moments: Kayo’s Key Moments feature is a great way to see all the most important bits of a game without having to watch through the whole thing – fantastic if you’re watching a replay, and easy to use as well. You’ll see markers appear on the streaming timeline, signifying the start of a half, a try, a pen goal and more. Just click on the moment to jump to and you’re watching it instantly. It’s also great for jumping straight back for an instant replay.
Live Stats: Kayo keeps track of all the vital stats from each game, and you can view them in real time – fed by info from Fox Sports’ dedicated statisticians – simply by pulling up a heads-up display with all the vital info right in front of you.
Watch Kayo with Telstra
Alternatively, you can access Kayo Sports with Kayo from Telstra, a 12-month contract service that works out $10 cheaper every month over an annual period. The Basic package is reduced to $15/month, whilst the Premium option costs only $25/month, a big saving for those all-year-round sports fans who love their cricket and soccer as much as their footy and league.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best 2 offers for Kayo are both on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month). OR, Telstra Live Pass customers can now get Kayo for just $5 per month! Claim this before 31 May.
Documentaries, Minis and Extras
Alongside the games, Kayo also gives you access to Fox League’s exclusive regular shows (like NRL 360, Big League Wrap and NRL Tonight) and a selection of docos and other insights into the world of the NRL. And for those really in a hurry, there’s also Kayo’s innovative Kayo Minis replays, which condense entire NRL games into bite-sized 15 to 20-minute videos that you can watch in your spare time without missing any of the key action.
How Much Does Kayo Cost?
Kayo Sports is a bargain for any NRL fan, and if you’re not convinced it’ll be worth the $25 a month, you can try it out for free for two full weeks with no lock-in contract. The trial period provides access to absolutely everything Kayo has to offer, and no obligation to spend anything. Check out the free trial, though, and you’ll quickly realise that Kayo’s the streaming service no sports fan can be without.
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