The 2020 World Club Series will see premiers of the NRL, the Sydney Roosters, take on the champs of the Super League, Saint Helens.
The match was played in Wigan last year, and in 2020 the game returns to the UK at the home of the Saints, Langlee Park, and you can watch the action Live, or stream the replays at a more convenient time.
2020 World Club Challenge Preview
The Sydney Roosters have been one of the more consistent teams in the NRL since Trent Robinson took over in 2013, with three premiership wins added to the fact they have made the finals in all bar one year. They are such a well drilled, professional team, producing the clear best defence in the competition, and it was that factor which saw them win the title last year, beating Canberra Storm 14-8 in the Grand Final. They’ve named a 23 man squad to head to the UK for the game, including James Tedesco and Luke Keary, who will be looking to fill the void left by retired Kangeroos legend Cooper Kronk. One of the big things the Roosters will have to overcome in this game is the cold English winter, with rain and sub zero temperatures awaiting in the north of the country, making handling extremely difficult.
Saint Helens are the Super League champions and will go into this game as the home nation with a big ambition to turn an NRL side over, something English teams have always struggled with. Saints got here after winning the Super League Grand Final last year, where they hammered Salford 23-6, thanks to tries from Morgan Knowles, Zeb Taia and Mark Percival. Saints’ Aussie coach Christian Woolf hasn’t felt the need to add to his title winning squad for this season and will be relying on the likes of Thomas Makinson and Jonathan Lomaw to provide the attacking creativity needed to unlock the Roosters defence.
|Sydney Roosters vs St Helens||Sunday 23 February||LIVE: 6.30am – 9.00am||Nine / Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sydney Roosters vs St Helens||Sunday 23 February||Replay: 12.30pm – 1.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sydney Roosters vs St Helens||Sunday 23 February||Replay: 5.45pm – 6.45pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Shown as Sydney time (AEDT), adjust for regional differences.
Stream the World Club Challenge Live and Free
While you can find this year’s World Club Challenge on Free to Air in Australia (Nine/9Now), the Fox League channel (Foxtel) and Kayo Sports will broadcast the match LIVE and ad-break free during play, along with replays for those that missed out and the option to watch live online with Foxtel Now. Foxtel now currently have a 10 day free trial so you can check out the service to see what it offers.
Alternatively, Kayo Sports currently have a 14 days free trial which has no lock-in contract and offers access to the same Rugby League broadcasts as Foxtel. With the Kayo trial you can stream the World Club Challenge free to a range of compatible mobile devices so you won’t have to miss a minute of the action whether you’re at home or out and about. Kayo also offers condensed On-Demand replays and a variety of viewing features not available on other platforms.
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