The best Rugby League competition in Europe is comprised of ten teams from England, one from France, and another from Canada, officially known this year as the Betfred Super League. Entering the 2020 season St Helens are the defending champs for the sixth time in the team’s history. The Saints will attempt to be the first club to win consecutive titles in the past eight seasons, but standing in their way are several improved sides, and you can enjoy all the action when watching at home or live streaming games to a mobile device.
2020 Super League TV Preview
Saint Helens start as favourites with a strong side that still looks like one of the best in the league. The Saints won last year’s final at Old Trafford, Manchester with a dominant 23-6 win over Salford, a team playing in the league’s second tier only a few years ago. If last year’s road to the Grand Final is anything to go by, it will be a straight race between the Saints, Wigan and Warrington to take this year’s crown, but don’t write off a challenge from new boys Toronto Wolfpack, featuring former All Blacks legend Sonny Bill Williams.
Across the full season, each Super League team plays 29 matches, including home and away games, 6 loop fixtures and one of the most popular schedules of the year, the Magic Weekend. This is when every team from the competition goes to one venue outside the traditional heartlands of Rugby League in England’s north west. The aim is to promote the game through a full fixture list in one single stadium, creating a rowdy and memorable atmosphere. However, the Magic Weekend has been cancelled for 2020 and is set to return during the 2021 season.
Another major tournament outside of the Super League calendar is Coral Challenge Cup, which invites sides from lower leagues to go head to head with the best teams in the country, pitting amateurs against professionals. The Super League Elimination, Qualifying and Semi-Finals are all usually staged between September and October, but this year have been pushed back to as yet unconfirmed dates due to coronavirus outbreak.
Super League on Free to Air
Currently, there is no live Super League free to air broadcaster in Australia, and you won’t find match replays either. At best, you might find scores and highlights of the biggest events. That’s because the Fox League channel (Foxtel/Kayo Sports) have the broadcast rights, which will continue through the 2020 season.
Watch Super League Live Online
You won’t find this year’s Super League on free to air shown live in Australia, but Fox Sports 501 (Foxtel/Kayo) will Exclusively broadcast each and every match LIVE, in HD, and ad-break free during play. So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Foxtel now free trial which is good for 10 days and has no lock-in.
Foxtel Now can be renewed month-to-month, and allows fans to watch this English Rugby action online and live with compatible internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more. Foxtel Now can also be renewed month-to-month, requires no set-up fees and can be accessed instantly.
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Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering with no lock-in contract or equipment fees. Kayo offers the exact same live sports as Foxtel, but with a reduced price plan (Basic or Premium) and lot’s of extra features. For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after the live play has concluded. Other game changing features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
With the Kayo trial you can stream the Super League free using a variety of devices. Eligible devices include PCs and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, as well as the popular Google Chromecast, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with more apps and platforms soon to be added.
Super League 2020 LIVE TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Sat, 19th Sep||Catalans v Salford||LIVE: 3.30am – 5.00am||Kayo Sports|
|Tue, 22nd Sep||Catalans v Salford||Replay – 8.30am – 9.00am||Kayo Sports|
|Sat, 19th Sep||Leeds v Hull KR||LIVE: 5.15am – 7.30am||Kayo Sports|
|Tue, 22nd Sep||Leeds v Hull KR||Replay – 9.00am – 9.30am||Kayo Sports|
|Sat, 19th Sep||Warrington v St Helens||LIVE: 11.30pm – 2.00am||Kayo Sports|
|Wed, 23rd Sep||Warrington v St Helens||Replay – 8.30am – 9.00am||Kayo Sports|
|Sun, 20th Sep||Wigan v TBC||LIVE: 2.00am – 4.00am||Kayo Sports|
|Wed, 23rd Sep||Wigan v TBC||Replay – 9.00am – 9.30am||Kayo Sports|
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Super League replays available at designated times following the live matches.
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2020 Super League Players to Watch
The Warrington Wolves will be among the biggest threats for glory this year. They finished 4th last season, with inconsistency being their downfall. Former NRL players Chris Sandow and Kurt Gidley have now had a full pre season with the side, and they have been recruited to win the title, so it should be a big year for the club, in particular, Sandow, who is one of the most polarising players in the game.
Another side that’s looking strong is the Toronto Wolfpack. They have steadily risen through the divisions to make it into the Super League for the first time in their short history, and in the process become the first North American club side to feature in any major Rugby League competition. Their flagship signing for their first season in Super League is Kiwi cross code legend Sonny Bill Williams, who has won just about everything there is to win in both League and Union, including two Rugby World Cups and an NRL title with the Roosters.
How to Watch the Betfred Super League Online in Australia
The Kayo Sports streaming service offers extensive Super League coverage in 2020, with games available live and ad-break free during play, including the Semi-finals and Grand Final. Plus, each and every one of these matches will be available on replay, so if you miss a key game it’s easy enough to catch up at a more convenient time.
What’s more, Kayo offers live streaming options on a wide range of devices and browsers, including – select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge, with new apps and platforms soon to be added. If you’re looking for a step by step guide on how to stream Super League, here’s the full list of devices that can be used.
|Super League Streaming Devices||User Guide|
|PC/Mac||Yes, web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes, via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum).|
|Google Chromecast||Yes, the Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p.|
|Telstra TV||Yes, Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p.|
|Android TV||Yes, via app for version 7.0 and up.|
|Samsung Smart TVs||App in development – coming soon|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Apps in development – coming soon|