How to Watch or Stream NRL 2021 Instantly


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The NRL season is back, with the 2021 edition set to get back to its usual 25 round home and away format. Find out when and where to watch games Live or On Demand right here.

NRL TV Preview

Nothing quite gets Aussie sports fans excited like League, whether it’s a Grand Final clash or a State Of Origin battle. The 2021 Premiership will get underway from March 11th and run through to the Grand Final on October 3rd. Last year’s champions Melbourne Storm enter the season as favourites, alongside Penrith Panther, Sydney Roosters and Sydney Rabbitohs.

The three-game State Of Origin series will also go back to its usual slot of June and July. The Maroons pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Origin history in November with their 2-1 win over the Blues. NSW will be out for revenge in 2021 in what is shaping up to be a very difficult one to call.

Whatever colours you prefer to get behind, it looks like being a monumental season with some big talking points. Whether you prefer to watch NRL at home on your TV or with a mobile device, there are several options to catch the action listed here below.

Where to Watch or Stream NRL in Australia

All NRL events air on Foxtel and Nine here in Australia, which can be accessed via Foxtel or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch NRL online using Foxtel Now (Pop or Sports pack), which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app and an eligible mobile device.

Replays of NRL events are also available with Fox Sports in Australia. Fox Sports will be offering full replays via Foxtel and Foxtel Now, for fans who want to view events at a more viewer friendly hour or on demand.

Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream NRL games free using the Foxtel Go app, on one of the devices in the table below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of NRL, you can still catch replays on demand.

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Stream NRL with Kayo Sports

Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with the Kayo Sports streaming service which currently has a 14 day free trial. Kayo offers the exact same sports as Foxtel, but with a reduced price plan (Basic or Premium) and no lock-in contract. For fans who want to catch up on NRL action, Kayo offers game changing features including Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which enhance your viewing experience.

With Kayo you can stream NRL replays to a variety of compatible mobile devices. Eligible devices include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Other sports action on Kayo includes the Supercars All Star Eseries as well as the German Bundesliga football plus much more.

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NRL Live TV Schedule

Each round of NRL will air on Fox Sports with replays available on demand. Nine is the official NRL free to air broadcaster in Australia, showing three live games per round. Foxtel (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra) and Kayo have every game of every round live in HD with no ad breaks during play. Here’s the upcoming live TV schedule for all NRL events:

Date Event Time Channel
Thu, May 20Cowboys vs KnightsLIVE: 7.50pm Nine / Foxtel / Kayo
Fri, May 21Warriors vs TigersLIVE: 6.00pmFoxtel / Kayo
Fri, May 21Sharks vs DragonsLIVE: 7.55pmNine / Foxtel / Kayo
Sat, May 22Titans vs BulldogsLIVE: 3.00pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sat, May 22Roosters vs BroncosLIVE: 5.30pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sat, May 22Raiders vs StormLIVE: 7.35pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sun, May 23Rabbitohs vs PanthersLIVE: 2.00pmFoxtel / Kayo
Sun, May 23Eels vs Sea EaglesLIVE: 4.05pmNine / Foxtel / Kayo

Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)

The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream NRL whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.

Must See TV for fans of NRL

Once you have caught up on the latest league action, we have suggested a few events below that may also take your fancy until the next round of NRL.

AFL (Foxtel and Kayo)

Richmond Tigers are looking to make it four Grand Final wins in five seasons. But there is sure to be plenty of competition from the likes of Geelong, Port Adelaide and Melbourne who have all made decent starts. Read more.

Super Rugby Trans Tasman (Nine / Stan)

Super Rugby Trans Tasmanklicks off for the first time this year featuring all ten teams that took part in Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa. Can one of the Aussie sides cause a huge upset? Read more.

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