As the 2021 NRL Grand Final nears, fans are starting to wonder when the game will take place and how to watch it. This year may have been challenging for organisers off the pitch, but the level of rugby league played on the pitch has been nothing short of sensational.
There are several ways to watch the NRL Grand Final live or later on demand for Aussie league fans. Here we are going to look at them all, as well as when and where the NRL Grand Final will take place.
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There is nothing quite like the NRL Grand Final for fans of rugby league. It is one of the biggest occasions in the sport and attracts millions of viewers from both inside and outside of Australia.
The NRL Grand Final will take place Sunday, October 3rd. It will be the last game of the Finals Series, which began September 10th. This year’s NRL Grand Final will be played at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, due to ongoing Covid-19 disruptions, and will feature the Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs.
When is the NRL Grand Final?
Wondering when is the NRL Grand Final date? The game will take place on October 3rd, and will be broadcast live on Channel Nine. Full replays will be available via Fox Sports (Foxtel and Kayo Sports) straight after the final whistle.
|Sun, October 3rd||Rabbitohs vs Panthers||LIVE: 7.30pm||Nine|
|Sun, October 3rd||Rabbitohs vs Panthers||Replay: 10.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Who won the NRL Grand Final 2020?
Last year saw the two teams that finished top of the ladder meet in the 2020 Grand Final. Melbourne Storm took on Penrith Panthers and the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. This closely contested match saw Storm take a 26-20 win in what was Cameron Smith’s final game for the Champions.
How to watch the NRL Grand Final
The Nine Network has exclusive rights to the NRL live Grand Final in Australia. If you want to watch the entire game live, Nine is the only place you will be able to do it.
Full replays of the game are available straight after the final whistle on Fox League (Foxtel / Kayo Sports). This means that those of you who may be working or have other commitments when the game gets underway can comfortably relive all the action.
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What channel is the NRL Grand Final on?
Free to air channel Nine is many people’s favourite option for watching the NRL Grand Final live in Australia. If you have a TV licence and functional TV, you can access all the action from the comfort of your own home. Nine’s TV coverage is headed by Erin Moran, alongside a commentary team made up of Andrew Johns, Billy Slater and James Bracey.
NRL Grand Final live stream
Nine also offers live streaming options for the NRL Grand Final via the 9Now app, but this does not include the NRL Grand Final replays, which are exclusive to Foxtel and Kayo.
9Now is available to stream on a wide range of PCs and mobile devices. It is free to use for everyone in Australia who has a stable internet connection. To use the 9Now app you will first need to create an account online or after downloading their app.
How to Stream NRL Grand Final replays
Looking for a place to watch every minute of the Grand Final after the game is over for free? Then Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports provide just that. These two streaming providers have exclusive rights to Grand Final replays, as well as live-action from the Finals Series leading up to the Big Game. You can even catch up on State Of Origin matches.
Stream NRL Grand Final Replays with Kayo
You can watch NFL Grand Final replays with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers. With the Kayo trial, you will have access to these same NFL broadcasts as Fox League so you can stream Grand Final replays, as well as all live games before it, using eligible mobile devices. 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.
Want a shortened version of the Grand Final? Kayo Minis will provide a 10-20-minute highlights after play is over. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView and No Spoilers. This last option hides all scores until you have had a chance to watch the action, perfect for those who want to watch the game later as if it were live.
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Stream NRL Grand Final Replays with Foxtel Now
You also have the option to watch the NRL Grand Final replays online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10 day free trial. This option also includes the ability to stream NRL using the Foxtel Go app. Fox League 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. Foxtel Now also gives you the option to watch every NRL Finals Series game live or later on demand.
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Streaming devices for watching NRL (Foxtel/Kayo)
Here is a list of streaming devices for streaming sport on your home TV or mobile device.
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
– 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
– Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
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)