The 2016 National Rugby Championship has been a roaring success over the past few months and that has been added by a somewhat unexpected Grand Final between two lesser known sides, the NSW Country Eagles and the Perth Spirit.
Both were outstanding in their respective Semi Final wins last week so it shapes up to be a ripping contest, and you won‘t miss a minute of this excitement plus the Currie Cup when watching on a standard or HD TV, along with live streaming options through a Free trial.
2016 NRC Grand Final Preview
The Eagles were outstanding last weekend against Melbourne. They trailed 16-0 early on, but as has been the case throughout the competition, two converted tries isn’t a big margin and they got their way back into the contest quickly, which was then followed by winning the territorial battle and most importantly the ruck battle, led by the likes of Rowan Perry and Sam Ward. A repeat performance of this should see them go a long way towards securing an unlikely but spectacular title in front of the faithful at Scully Park in Tamworth, New South Wales, but don‘t look for the National Rugby Championship Final on Free to Air in Australia.
The Perth Spirit are becoming known as giant killers of the National Rugby Championship. They defied the odds to beat Melbourne in the 2014 Semi Final and did the same to Sydney on Saturday. They may lack the attacking flare and brilliance of the Eagles, but they have clearly been the best side of the championship when it comes to breaking down the ruck and set moves. It has worked for them this season, but will it work against the Eagles?
NRC Grand Final- Live TV
NSW Country v Perth Spirit
Saturday 22 Oct at 7:30 pm on Fox Sports 2
Replay: Monday 24 Oct at 8:00 am Fox Sports 1
2016 Currie Cup Preview
This year’s Currie Cup, South Africa’s domestic rugby championship, will see the Free State Cheetahs clash with the SA Blue Bulls at Free Stadium in Bloem, South Africa. The Cheetahs will enter unbeaten on the season, while the Blue Bulls finished second in the standings with two losses. These teams met in the 2009 Final, in an epic match that finished in a 28-28 draw after extra time to share the title.
Currie Cup 2016 – Live TV
Free State Cheetahs v SA Blue Bulls
Sunday 23 Oct at 12:45 am on Fox Sports 2
Replay: Sunday 23 Oct at 10:30 am Fox Sports 4
Above matches shown as Sydney Time, adjust for regional differences. Fox Sports Australia offers full Currie Cup and NRC Grand Final TV replays should you be unable to watch live.
Currie Cup and NRC Free Live Streaming Trial
You won’t find the Currie Cup or NRC Grand Final on free to air TV but Fox Sports will provide exclusive coverage of this exciting domestic Rugby action, Live, with no ad-breaks during play, plus Replays of each match if you miss out the first time around.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will televise these exciting Rugby events and other popular Sports online*, as well as offering live NRC Grand Final streaming to eligible mobile devices through Foxtel Go within minutes of getting started.