The Wests Tigers are the true millennials when it comes to the NRL. Formed at the end of the 1999 season, the team is an amalgamation of Wests Magpies and Balmain Tigers, two former Sydney outfits. The Tigers roared early on, winning a Grand Final in their 5th season. They remain only one of two teams never to have lost a Final. Will they roar once again this season?
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The Tigers remain an up and coming team. They are easily capable of beating the best on their day. Testament to the fact is their Grand Finals win in 2005. They remain only one of two teams to have never lost a final.
Last season was tough for the Wests Tigers. And they were not helped by all the uncertainty surrounding the backroom staff. With coach Michael Maguire signing in 2019, there has been a settled look about the club.
The settled look has led to the potent attacking partnership between David Nofoaluma and James Roberts. Now it is up to the defence to hold the line and win games.
Coach Maguire will be hoping that the balance between attack and defence can bring about new success for the new season. The Tigers remain very much the surprise team of the season. Don’t miss a key moment when watching the Tigers live online.
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Fortunately, there are several options for watching the Wests Tigers live in Australia, including the Nine Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Network Nine is the official NRL free to air broadcaster and will show a select number of Tigers’ matches live during the 2021 Premiership season across channel 9 and 9GEM. Nine’s TV coverage is headed by Erin Moran, alongside a commentary team made up of Andrew Johns, Billy Slater and James Bracey. Nine also offers live streaming options during the 2021 NRL season with the 9Now app, but these are limited to the games they broadcast and do not offer full match replays.
For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 20 Wests Tigers matches during the 2021 Premiership season. That’s every Penrith Panthers game in every scheduled round shown live with no ad breaks during play, on their dedicated Fox League channel.
As well as these live matches and the option to watch replays at a later time, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports will also have a wide range of NRL programming that includes NRL Tonight, The Big League Wrap and the Late Show with Matty Johns. There are lots of new faces in the studio this season as every live game will be fronted by Yvonne Sampson, Lara Pitt and Jess Yates, as they step up from smaller league shows. Match commentary has also been freshened up and now includes two former NRL giants in the shape of Cooper Cronk and Sam Burgess.
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If you enjoy Rugby League action then Fox League (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising all NRL teams and every Premiership round Live and in HD with no ad-breaks during play before the Grand Final, including the contests not available on Free to Air TV.
So if you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to Fox League you may wish to review the 10 day Foxtel Now trial, which offers rugby fans an opportunity to watch the Wests Tigers online with compatible internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, the Google 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 free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same NRL broadcasts as Fox League, that’s every game of every round LIVE with no ad breaks during play, so you can stream the Wests Tigers live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Devices include 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 browsers.
Kayo also has no lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after play has concluded. Other game changing features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, NoSpoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
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Live League returns to Kayo, with every game from every round of NRL live, as well as Super League, AFL, FA Cup soccer and more – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
Wests Tigers TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Sat, Apr 17||Rabbitohs vs Tigers||LIVE: 5.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Per agreement the Wests Tigers on Free to Air is not available in all locations before the finals, and does not offer full Tigers TV replays.
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Here are some of the best devices to use when streaming sport at home or on the move.
For years, Apple TV devices have been an ideal instant streaming solution that does it all. There are two models available – Apple TV HD handles video up to 1080p, while Apple TV 4K adds full support for 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision. Kayo Sports is great on Apple TV, with flawless 4-way Split View.
A hugely popular low-cost streaming solution, Google’s Chromecast got a make-over in 2020, and now comes in two very different flavours. The basic Chromecast is still available, but the newer Google TV version (which replaces the Ultra) adds a remote control and an on-screen interface.
Foxtel Now Box
Foxtel’s own streaming box is an Android TV device that brings the Foxtel Now experience front and centre in its user interface – making it a natural choice if your preferred way of streaming sports is via the live channels that Foxtel Now offers, with on-demand streaming and live free-to-air channels as well.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This easy alternative comes in three flavours – a budget Lite model, the standard one, and a 4K version. All of them are simple “plug in and go” stick-shaped devices that work similarly to Google’s newest Chromecast, except these use Amazon’s custom user interface and support Alexa voice control.
Nvidia Shield TV
A powerful Android TV streaming device from one of the world’s leading PC graphics companies comes in the form of a small “tube” with connections at either end, along with a slim backlit remote control. It can easily deal with every streaming app under the sun, including Kayo and Foxtel.