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How to watch the Australian Diamonds vs Northern Ireland online or on TV: Netball World Cup live stream, TV guide

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12th July, 2019

The Netball World Cup is upon us, and the Australian Diamonds will be out to get off to a good start as they take on Northern Ireland in their first game. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming their opening match of the campaign online, or watching it on TV.

The Diamonds and Northern Ireland will face off at 8pm (AEST) on Friday, July 12, with every match of the tournament to be played across the two courts at the M and S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England.

This match will be on Court 1.

Australia are the defending champions after their victory at home in 2015, and will come into the 2019 tournament as one of the favourites.

How to watch the match on TV

Unlike the last World Cup, only Australian matches will be broadcast on TV this time around. Channel 9 will cover the Diamonds matches on 9Gem.

The coverage of Australia vs Northern Ireland can be found on Channel 95 in high definition or 92 in standard definition, and will start at 7:30pm (AEST).

The match will be on 9Gem right around Australia, and the half-hour coverage before the start will be carried, so if you’re in Adelaide or Darwin, you’ll want to tune in from 7pm (ACST) and in Perth, the broadcast starts at 5:30pm (AWST).

How to live stream the match online


As per normal with Channel 9, you’ll be able to stream the action online through their digital platform, 9Now.

This is free to use, and will carry the exact same coverage as seen on the Nine Network. All you’ll need to sign up is a valid email address.

In good news for netball fans around Australia, Channel 9 have also announced that games not featuring the Diamonds can still be viewed online through 9Now, with every match at the tournament set to be streamed online.

Here at The Roar, you’ll be able to follow along with the coverage and get involved in the discussion through our live blog, which will start at 7:45pm (AEST).