The West Coast Eagles are the only team to win a premiership aside from Richmond since 2016. Their elite home-ground history is intimidating to even the most powerful opponents. Having played in every Finals season since 2015, the Eagles are top contenders to dethrone the Tigers in 2021.
Two-time Coleman Medallist Josh Kennedy remains one of the game’s most dominant forwards, continuing to tear teams apart. The Eagle’s impressive lineup of AFL greats also includes Andrew Gaff, Jack Darling and Dominic Sheed. Over the clubs four decades they have claimed four flags. After a tough season in the Gold Coast COVID bubble, the Eagles are back at Optus Stadium and hunting their fifth.
2021 West Coast Eagles Preview
Forming in 1987, the West Coast Eagles are one of the AFL’s most recently established clubs. Joined shortly after by the Adelaide Crows, Freemantle Dockers and the Brisbane Bears, they were one of the AFL’s first teams outside of the game’s South-Eastern origin. Within five years, the Eagles had landed on Grand Final day, taking home their first premiership in 1992 after a near miss just the year before. This was followed up again with another flag in 1994.
In more recent years, the addition of coach Adam Simpson has brought an element of consistency to the side, making the final eight every year since his first season in 2014. This marks the club’s best form since coach Mick Malthouse’s run between 1990-2000. In 2020, the Perth side welcomed the return of long term great, Nic Naitanui. Having been sidelined by injury since 2016, the veteran ruckman is back leading West Coast to victory.
West Coast Eagles TV Rights and 2021 Broadcast Guide
Fortunately, there are several options for watching the West Coast Eagles live in Australia, including the Seven Network, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports. Seven is the official AFL free to air broadcaster and will show only selected Port Adelaide matches live during the 2021 season across Seven and 7mate. Seven’s TV coverage is headed by Hamish McLachlan, Brian Taylor and James Brayshaw, alongside some new recruits in the shape of retired stars Luke Hodge and Jobe Watson, and the returning Daisy Pearce. Seven also offers a range of programming dedicated to AFL such as The Front Bar, Talking Footy and Armchair Experts.
For comparison and as shown in the TV schedule below, Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra, and Kayo Sports will televise all 22 Eagles games during the 2021 AFL season. That’s every Port match before the finals shown live on their dedicated Fox Footy 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 AFL programming that includes AFL 360, AFL Tonight and a new look Bounce. There will also be some familiar faces in the studio this season with live games fronted by Eddie McGuire and Sarah Jones. Match commentary will be made up of a team of former stars including Ben Dixon, Gerard Healy and Dermott Brereton.
Watch the West Coast Eagles Live Online
If you enjoy AFL action then Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising all AFL teams and every match from every round LIVE and in HD before the Grand Final, including the contests not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games you may have missed.
So if you’re a resident in Australia and don’t have access to Fox Footy, you may wish to review the 10 day Foxtel Now trial, which offers rugby fans an opportunity to watch the West Coast Eagles online with compatible internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more (PC and Macs excluded). 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 AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy and can stream the West Coast Eagles live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Devices include select iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers (PC and Mac excluded).
Kayo doesn’t have a 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 sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every action from AFL, NRL, Supercars, NBA, Formula 1 and more – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
AFL 2021 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Game||Date / Time||Channel|
|Hawthorn vs West Coast Eagles||LIVE: Sun, 9 May – 1.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The West Coast Eagles free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.
Channel 7 vs Foxtel TV Fixtures
While the Channel Seven television coverage is limited to four contests per week, Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every Round Live, before the Grand Final, with five exclusive games each week and the option to stream the AFL live online.
|Day / Time / Event||Channel|
|Thursday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Friday Night||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Afternoon Game 2||Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 1||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Saturday Night Game 2||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 1||Foxtel|
|Sunday Afternoon Game 2||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
|Monday & Public Holidays||Ch. 7 and Foxtel|
Watch AFL on your favourite Device
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.