The 2018 NRL Finals kicks off on September 7, and for those who will be travelling outside of the region it’s time to find a suitable way to watch all of the action. Fortunately, Watch NRL has you covered, providing an affordable and easy to use live streaming service for rugby league lovers outside of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
NRL Finals 2018 Preview
The 2018 NRL Finals will take place over four exciting weeks, starting with the qualifying and elimination finals on the weekend of September 7, and finishing with the Grand Final on Sunday, September 30. The finals series will see the top eight teams compete for supremacy, and while the top four match-up against each other in week one with a chance for redemption if they lose, a loss means immediate elimination for the rest. In the 111th season of this historic league, this finals series is shaping up to be a good one.
It appears to be a race between four, with the Melbourne Storm, minor premiership winning Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs leading the charge, and the Cronulla Sharks rounding out the list of top contenders. The Storm, as last year’s champions, will be hunting for back-to-back Premierships for the first time in the club’s history, as well as a third consecutive Grand Final. It’s a close season though, and the likes of the Panthers and the Dragons can’t be disregarded entirely. There’s every indication that this year’s finals series will be a close one, and the Premiership winner may not become clear until the final minutes of the season.
Watch the NRL Finals Live Overseas
Watch NRL, the streaming service from Fox Sports, allows rugby league fans outside of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to watch every minute of every game LIVE and ad-free, as well as providing access to all the content available on Foxtel’s new FOX League network. The service can be paid for either weekly ($17 USD), yearly ($149 USD), or purchase a finals series pass ($60 USD) meaning you can tailor your subscription to suit your needs. If you only need access during the finals series, the finals series pass is a great value option.
Once subscribed, you’ll be in rugby league heaven, with the ability to watch every NRL Finals game LIVE or on replay, as well as pause and rewind as you please. Fans can also switch off spoilers, meaning you can easily watch games on delay without seeing the scores. Outside of the games themselves, all of FOX League’s best shows will be available for viewing as soon as they’ve finished airing in Australia.
Travelling abroad? Catch all the NRL action
with the Watch NRL App!
Stream each and every match of the NRL Premiership & State of Origin Series live and on demand on your devices using the Watch NRL app. Weekly subscription starts at $19.99/mth, cancel anytime. Only available for subscribers outside of Australia.
How to use the Watch NRL Pass
Subscribing is simple. Just click on the promo banner found here, review the details and select the subscription that suits your needs. Following that, all you need to do is to create an account using your email address, and enter your preferred payment method. Once you’ve done that, and provided you’re outside of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, you’ll have all the footy content you need right at your fingertips, available to access immediately.
There are a number of ways you can use your Watch NRL subscription. Perhaps the easiest while travelling is live streaming the NRL action on your Mac or PC through the Watch NRL website, while fans with iOS and Android mobile or tablet devices can download the app and watch in that way. If you have a TV available and would prefer to watch on a bigger screen, you can do so using Apple Airplay or Google Chromecast, while those with Apple TV can also download the Watch NRL app and stream games live on their big screen TV.
Watch NRL Pricing Options
Fans can subscribe for differing lengths of time, meaning you can optimise your subscription to suit your own needs. If you only need to catch a single match or a weekend of action, a weekly subscription will suffice and will come in at just $17 USD. For those who will be overseas for the entirety of the finals series, the finals series pass at $60 USD is great value and will give you access to the content until the end of November. If you’ll be regularly out of the country, a yearly pass will likely be the best value option, and at $149 USD will last all the way through to the 2019 Finals series if purchased now.