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How to watch Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters online or on TV: Good Friday NRL live stream, start time, key information

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19th April, 2019

An NRL grand final rematch headlines Good Friday NRL action, with the Melbourne Storm set to host the Sydney Roosters in the second match of the day. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the match online, or watching it on TV.

The match is set to be played at AAMI Park in Melbourne, with kick-off scheduled for 7:55pm (AEDT) on Friday, April 19.

How to watch the match on TV

There will be two ways to watch the match on TV in Australia, given this is being played in one of Channel Nine’s usual time slots for the weekend.

The best way to tune into the match though will be through regular NRL broadcasters Fox Sports, who cover every match throughout the season. Their coverage will crossover from the earlier afternoon game featuring the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs at Homebush.

To watch the match, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.

Nine’s coverage will begin following the evening news and A Current Affair at 7:30pm (AEDT) on Channel 90 in high definition, or 91 in standard definition.

How to live stream the match online

If you would prefer to stream the match online, there will be plenty of ways to do it in Australia.


The best of those options will be to use Kayo Sports, who have all the Foxtel sports channels and other selected events for $25 per month.

The other ways to watch the Foxtel coverage will be through Foxtel Now or the Foxtel App.

If you already have a TV subscription, you’d be best off to use the App, as it’s free to use with valid TV login details.

Channel 9 will also stream their coverage through 9Now, which is free to use.

You can also use the NRL Digital Pass to watch the match.

If you’re looking to tune in from overseas, you’ll be able to use Watch NRL to stream the grand final rematch.

Here at The Roar, you can also stay up to date with all the information through our live blog and highlights.

Key game information: Good Friday NRL, Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters


Date: Friday, April 19
Kick-off: 7:55pm (AEDT)
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
TV: Live, Fox League 502 and Nine Network
Online: Live, Foxtel app, Foxtel now, Kayo Sports, NRL Digital Pass, 9Now
Overall record: Played 36, Roosters 20, Storm 16
Last meeting: 2018 grand final – Roosters 21 defeat Storm 6 at ANZ Stadium, Homebush


Melbourne Storm
1. Jahrome Hughes, 2. Suliasi Vunivalu, 3. Will Chambers, 4. Marion Seve, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Brodie Croft, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith (c), 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona, 11. Felise Kaufusi, 12. Kenneath Bromwich, 13. Dale Finucane

Interchange/Reserves: 14. Brandon Smith, 15. Christian Welch, 16. Tui Kamikamica, 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen, 18. Billy Walters, 19. Patrick Kaufusi, 20. Albert Vete, 21. Curtis Scott

Sydney Roosters
1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Latrell Mitchell, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Matt Ikuvalu, 6. Luke Keary, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jared Warea-Hargreaves, 9. Victor Radley, 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho, 11. Boyd Cordner (c), 12. Angus Crichton, 13. Zane Tetevano

Interchange/Reserves: 14. Lindsay Collins, 15. Nat Butcher, 16. Poasa Faamausili, 17. Mitchell Aubusson, 18. Sam Verrills, 18. Sitili Tupouniua, 20. Joshua Curran, 23. Lachlan Lam