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New Zealand vs Tonga live stream, TV guide: How to watch International rugby league online or on TV

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21st June, 2019
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The NRL’s representative round will explode to life on Saturday afternoon as New Zealand and Tonga square off in Auckland as part of the Oceania Cup. This is The Roar’s guide to streaming the match online, or watching it on TV in Australia.

» New Zealand vs Tonga live scores, blog

The match is set to be played at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, with kick-off scheduled for 3:40pm (AEST) on Saturday, June 22.

New Zealand and Tonga have had quite the rivalry in the last couple of years, with Tonga now seen as the team most likely to challenge the big three of international rugby league (Australia, New Zealand and England) in the coming years.

This match is also the first of the newly-created Oceania Cup, which will see Australia also clash with these two sides at season’s end.

How to watch the match on TV

The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Channel 9 in Australia, giving viewers options to follow the action out of Auckland in what is set to be a huge clash.

Fox Sports will broadcast the game live on Fox League, which can be found on Channel 502 from 3:30pm (AEST).

If you’re looking to watch the game on Foxtel, you’ll need a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.

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Channel 9 will broadcast from the same time, however, are using their secondary channel, 9Gem to show this, and the other two Tests on Saturday, which will be played at Leichhardt.

How to live stream the match online

If you’d prefer to stream the action on Foxtel, you’ll be able to do so through Kayo Sports, the Foxtel App or Foxtel Now.

Kayo Sports is the best of those options, as it’s sports focused and allows you to stream the Foxtel sports channels for $25 per month.

The other two applications are Foxtel’s traditional streaming applications. The App is free to use with valid TV login details, while Foxtel Now is the better option if you only want to stream channels.

Of course, you’ll also be able to stream the match through 9Now, which is free to use with a valid email address.

You can also tune into the match here on The Roar with our live blog and highlights from 3:30pm (AEST) on Saturday afternoon.