The Greater Western Sydney Giants, or just the GWS Giants, are one of the newest teams in the AFL having been established in 2012. While the Giants are still less than a decade old, they have entered the AFL premiership grand final once already in 2019 when they, unfortunately, copped one of the worst losses in AFL history. Having a shocking season in 2020 to follow their grand final embarrassment against Richmond, the team were in need of a rebuild.
They lost key players like Coleman Medallist Jeremy Cameron and all-star defender Zac Williams, but the club was going to stand strong. Early in the 2021 season, the Giants couldn’t seem to catch a break as injury plagued the side with the likes of captain Stephen Cognilio, Matt de Boer, Lachie Whitfield, Phil Davis and two rising stars Jesse Hogan and Brayden Preuss on the treatment table.
2021 GWS Giants Preview
With head coach and Kevin Sheedy protege, Leon Cameron at the helm, the Giants managed to qualify for an AFL grand final in almost record time. The club hasn’t been much of a league favourite since the 2019 loss, but Greater Western Sydney have something special and when the time is right, can be rallied into climbing towards finals glory again.
Currently sitting in middle of the AFL ladder, the Giants have done what they do best and claimed unexpected wins, like their recent victory over the Melbourne Football Club. Their losses currently come lesser sides like like Gold Coast, Hawthorn and even a recent draw with North Melbourne. A match up against fellow Sydney rivals, the Swans, is looming large which always makes for an intense affair and bragging rights for the winners.
Part of their rise can be owed to the Giants’ team of young guns. The Greater Western Sydney roster of players is impressive, with talents like Toby Greene and Tim Taranto being key to their lineup. With a fire burning inside the Giants, and players dying to get back on the field, it’s not hard to see another AFL grand final entrance coming to the pride of Sydney.
GWS Giants TV Rights and 2021 Broadcast Guide
Fortunately, there are several options for watching the GWS Giants 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 GWS Giants 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 GWS Giants games during the 2021 AFL season. That’s every Giants 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.
What time is the Giants game today on TV? (Sydney time)
Check out all the upcoming AFL fixtures including GWS Giants games today, as well as the providers who will show games live.
|Game||Date / Time||Channel|
|Essendon vs GWS Giants||LIVE: Sun, 25 July – TBC||Foxtel / Kayo|
|GWS Giants vs Port Adelaide||LIVE: Sun, 01 Aug – 1.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Fixtures shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Giants free to air matches on channel 7 do not offer full TV replays and are limited by the AFL broadcast agreement.
How to watch the GWS Giants live online
If you enjoy AFL action then Fox Footy (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every AFL game from every round Live and in HD before the Grand Final. This includes the matches not available on Free to Air TV and replays of the games you missed.
Stream the Giants Live and FREE with Kayo Sports
You can watch the Giants with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to these same AFL broadcasts as Fox Footy so you can stream all GWS Giants games live using eligible mobile devices (Grand Final excluded). Kayo Sports 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 Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
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Watch GWS Giants with Foxtel
Fox Footy can be accessed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more.
You also have the option to watch the GWS Giants online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream AFL using the Foxtel Go app. Fox Footy comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
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Stream GWS Giants games with Telstra
Telstra customers can get great deals for watching the GWS Giants on both Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. With the Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans. The Foxtel Now Telstra offer gives you the first month for free, meaning you will only need to pay for the sports pack ($29) on top. Both of these options come as part of a 12-month contract.
Cheapest way to watch sport on Kayo this season
The best offer for Kayo is on Telstra this season. As a Telstra customer, get $10 off per month your Kayo subscription (so that’s just $15/month)! Claim this before 31 May 2022.
Watch GWS Giants on Channel 7
Selected games across the AFL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Seven and their streaming platform, 7Mate. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Giants game from every round.
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|
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Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming. SplitView not available
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
– Playstation and Xbox: App in development – expected 2021