Fox League vs Free to Air - Which NRL Broadcaster packs a bigger punch

Fox League

FOX SPORTS is giving Rugby League the coverage it deserves. Subscribers to Foxtel, Telstra and Kayo Sports will be able to watch every NRL game of every round before the grand final LIVE, in HD, and ad-break free during play.

When it comes to Fox League, Foxtel representatives state that the channel will honour the origins of the game, and champion and celebrate Rugby like no one else. Fans will have access to every game, every round live (grand final excluded), guided by the best commentary team in the business, on their very own channel that never switches off.

Fox League Review: NRL Live and Exclusive just for You

The LIVE on-field action starts early in the season, with the new Thursday night match weekly from 7.00pm (Sydney time). Then it’s a Friday double-header, with the new 6pm match only on Fox League, before a massive NRL Super Saturday exclusive triple-header. Fox League will be the only place to watch both Sunday matches LIVE, as well as any games on a Holiday or Monday, wrapping up the weekend’s action.

And it gets better. Across the week, new magazine shows will keep fans entertained, informed and across all Rugby League’s big events. There will be something for everyone – more fun and more debate, bringing fans even closer to the game they love, including an option to watch the NRL Live online. Highlights include:

  • NRL 360 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 6.30pm EDT
  • Monday Night with Matty Johns – Monday, 7.30pm EDT
  • On the Couch with Sterlo – Tuesday, 7.30pm EDT
  • League Life – Wednesday, 7.30pm EDT
  • Queenslanders Only – Wednesday, 8pm EDT
  • League 13-to-1 – Thursday, 6.30pm EDT
  • Thursday Night League – Thursday, 7pm EDT
  • The Late Show with Matty Johns – Thursday, 10pm EDT
  • Friday Night Footy – Friday, 5.30pm EDT
  • The Professor’s Second Year Syndrome – Friday, 10pm EDT
  • Super Saturday – Saturday, 3pm EDT
  • Sunday Ticket – Sunday, 1pm EDT
  • League Legends – Sunday, 6.30pm EDT

Fox League will be available year round, and will ramp up the season starting from the Charity Shield match to the premiership opener in mid-March, with the most comprehensive coverage of all things rugby.

NRL 2019 on Free to Air

The NRL Free to Air coverage on Network Nine will include live telecasts of the games on Thursday and Friday nights, as well as Sunday afternoon. Nine also have exclusive rights to televise the State of Origin series live, with Fox League offering only replays. Likewise, the last five Saturday night games will be shown on Network Nine in the lead up to the Finals series.

Thursday Night: Nine/Foxtel/Kayo
Friday Evening: Foxtel/Kayo
Friday Night: Nine/Foxtel/Kayo
Saturday Afternoon: Foxtel/Kayo
Saturday Evening: Foxtel/Kayo
Saturday Night: Foxtel/Kayo
Sunday Game 1: Foxtel/Kayo
Sunday Game 2: Nine/Foxtel/Kayo
Holidays Game 1: Nine/Foxtel/Kayo
Holidays Game 2: Foxtel/Kayo

Stream the NRL Live and Free with Kayo

Kayo Sports will allow you to watch every minute of every game of the NRL on a number of devices (grand final excluded). Simply sign up for either the Basic or Premium Pack, and you’ll be able to watch on your web browser on Mac or PC, as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, or you can download the app to iOS and Android devices, as well as with Telstra TV.

Kayo offers everything that’s available on Foxtel in the way of sport – including all Fox Sports channels, ESPN, and beIN Sports. Kayo also offers a 14 day free trial so you can give it a go and cancel anytime. With a number of game-changing features such as the Split-view option, Kayo has you covered when it comes to streaming the NRL live.

Watch the NRL Online with Foxtel Now

Fans can also watch all the rugby content online that they want with Foxtel Now and an eligible internet connected device, including each and every match of the Premiership season excluding the grand final.

Take a moment to compare Foxtel Now packages, and as a bonus if you’re busy or not at home, you can stream the NRL LIVE when you’re on the move. That’s because Foxtel Go is included with your Foxtel Now package, and is available on compatible mobile devices.


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