A banged up Cronulla Sharks will travel south for a do-or-die NRL preliminary final with a rested, refreshed and hopeful Melbourne Storm.
The first instalment of this year’s Pacific Test double-header sees the Papua New Guinea and Fiji come face-to-face from Campbelltown Sports Stadium. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the game online and watching it on TV.
Kick-off is scheduled for 4pm (AEST) on Saturday, June 23 with the coverage wrapping up at 6:15pm.
Both the Kumuls and the Bati proved themselves as strong contenders on the international stage in last year’s World Cup and will be eager to rip in on Saturday afternoon.
There are two choices for watching the game on TV.
The first option is Fox League (Channel 502). The pre-game show begins at 3:30pm and is set to conclude at around 6.15pm.
To watch the coverage on Fox Sports, you will need a valid Foxtel TV subscription, including the sports package.
The other way you can view Saturday afternoon’s game is through 9Gem, which is Channel 92 for free-to-air users and Channel 192 for Foxtel subscribers.
There are three separate options for those wanting to catch the game online.
If you already have the Foxtel TV subscription, you can stream Fox League’s coverage of the match through the Foxtel App, which is free to download and access for with a valid login.
If you are not a Foxtel subscriber, you will need to use Foxtel Now instead. Foxtel Now is a streaming-only option, with several subscription packages available to purchase. You will need to have the sports package if you would like to access Saturday afternoon’s game.
You can also watch the game through Channel 9’s streaming application 9Now.
To stream the coverage, you will need to sign up to 9Now, using either their website or application.
The final option is to tune into the game online through the NRL live pass.
Date: Saturday, 23 June
Kick-off: 4pm (AEST)
Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium
TV: Fox League, 9Gem
Online: Foxtel, 9Now, NRL live pass
Betting: Papua New Guinea $4.45, Fiji $1.21
Referee: Matt Cecchin
Papua New Guinea:
1. Nene Macdonald 2. Junior Rau 3. Thompson Teteh 4. Justin Olam 5. Richard Pandia 6. Lachlan Lam 7. Watson Boas 8. Enoch Maki 9. James Segeyaro 10. Luke Page 11. Rhyse Martin 12. Rod Griffin 13. Rhadley Brawa 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Willie Minoga 16. Adex Wera 17. Stanton Albert 18. Nixon Putt
1. Kevin Naiqama 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Akuila Uate 4. Tyrone Phillips 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Jarryd Hayne 7. Henry Raiwalui 8. Kane Evans 9. Joe Lovodua 10. Tui Kamikamica 11. King Vuniyayawa 12. Salesi Junior Fainga’a 13. Jayson Bukuya 14. Eloni Vunakece 15. Pio Seci 16. Sitiveni Moceidreke 17. Pio Sokobalavu 18. Mikaele Ravalawa 19. Junior Roqica