Consistently regarded as the competitions most frustrating side, the Warriors (established in 1995) have often featured an enviable roster but have nothing to show in the trophy cabinet for their exploits. One thing they have certainly gained over the past two seasons though is a soft spot from every rugby league fan.
The Warriors selfless decision to relocate to the Central Coast since the resumption of the 2020 season following the COVID imposed break, has for many, made the Warriors their second team. ‘The Central Coast Warriors’ as they have been affectionately referred to over the past 18 months, have been courageous on and off the field but it is once again a matter of consistency for a team with many mercurial players. Despite two grand final appearances in 2002 and 2011 led by Stacey Jones and Shaun Johnson respectively, the trophy cabinet remains bare for the Auckland based outfit.
2021 New Zealand Warriors Preview
It’s a new era for the Warriors with former Newcastle coach Nathan Brown now at the helm after long term coach Stephen Kearney was removed mid-season 2020. Interim coach Todd Payten did an admirable job to steer the Warriors to a 10th placed finish but the focus is now well and truly on the future. The poster boy of that future is Reece Walsh.
Walsh joined the Warriors mid-season and has been a revelation since his debut. Such has been the form of the 19-year old that after just 7 first grade games he was selected for Queensland in State of Origin 2. His blistering speed, incredible vision and silky passing has even prompted club captain and superstar Roger Tuivasa-Schek to vacate the fullback position.
It’s a lot to pin your finals aspirations on such a young player but if the Warriors are to go deep into September much of it will come from the brilliance of Walsh. He can’t do it on his own though, the likes of Addin Fonua-Blake, Matt Lodge and Leeson Ah Mau will need to lay a platform for their backs and they’ll have to do so without the assistance of inspirational second-rower Tohu Harris who will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury.
New Zealand Warriors fixtures and TV broadcast guide
Fortunately, there are several options for watching the New Zealand Warriors 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 New Zealand Warriors’ matches live during the 2021 Premiership season across channel Nine and 9Now. 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 25 rounds of New Zealand Warriors matches during the 2021 Premiership season. That’s every New Zealand Warriors game in every scheduled round shown live with no ad-breaks during play, on the 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. Post-match analysis has also been freshened up and now includes a former NRL giant in the shape of Cooper Cronk.
What time is the NZ Warriors game today on TV? (Sydney time)
Check out all the upcoming NRL fixtures featuring the New Zealand Warriors, as well as the providers who will allow you to watch and stream NRL live.
|Sun, September 5||Titans vs Warriors||LIVE: 2.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
*Fixtures are shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.
How to Watch New Zealand Warriors Live Online
If you enjoy NRL action then Fox League (Foxtel/Kayo) is the channel for you, televising every 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 may have missed On Demand.
Stream Warriors Games Live and Free with Kayo Sports
You can stream New Zealand Warriors games on Kayo with a 14 day free trial for new customers. Kayo Sports gives you access to the same NRL broadcasts as Fox League (every game of every round LIVE with no ad-breaks during play) so you can stream the New Zealand Warriors live or on-demand.
For fans who want to catch up on the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20 minute recap after the final whistle has been blown. Other Kayo features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView, No Spoilers and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout matches in real-time.
Stream NRL Matches Live with Kayo
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every action from Formula 1, NBA, A-League, FA Cup, NFL and more – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
Watch Warriors with Foxtel
Fox League 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 choice to watch the New Zealand Warriors online using Foxtel Now, which currently comes with a 10-day free trial. This option 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 a free trial.
Stream TV Shows, Movies and Sports – Live and On Demand
Watch sport and entertainment with a Foxtel Now’s 10 day free trial. Access TV entertainment for only $25 /month, or add sport for a further $29/month after your trial is over!
Stream Warriors games with Telstra
Telstra customers can get great deals for watching New Zealand Warriors on both Kayo and Foxtel Now. With a Telstra Kayo Offer, you can get a $10 per month reduction on Basic ($15/month) and Premium ($25/month) plans for watching NRL. 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, perfect for an entire season of League.
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 Warriors on Channel 9
Selected games across the NRL season, including the Grand Final, are available to watch on free to air via Nine and their streaming platform, 9Now. This is a great option if you are a neutral fan, but not ideal if you want to watch every Warriors game from every round.
Nine vs Fox Sports TV Fixtures
While Nine’s television coverage is limited to three games a week, Fox League (Foxtel/Kayo) will televise every match in every round live during the lead up to the Grand Final.
|Day / Game||Channel|
|Sunday Game 1:||Nine/Foxtel/Kayo|
|Sunday Game 2:||Foxtel/Kayo|
|Grand Final Replays:||Foxtel/Kayo|
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Stream NRL with your favourite Device
Here are some of the best devices to use when streaming sport on your home TV or on the move.
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)