Week 2 of the NRL finals and back-to-back knockout games for the remainder of the season will come to life as the South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the Manly Sea Eagles at Homebush. This is The Roar’s full guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV.
The match is scheduled to get underway with the kick-off at 7:50pm (AEST) on Friday, September 20, although it’ll likely be a few minutes later before the match actually begins, with it to be played at ANZ Stadium in Homebush.
This first semi-final is a case of massive surprise packet against the side who have underperformed but still snuck into the top four.
While the Rabbitohs barely played at their best all season, they still finished third, only to be blown out of the water by the Sydney Roosters in last weekend’s qualifying final against the Sydney Roosters.
That means they now have to play a semi-final, and will take on the Manly Sea Eagles, who finished sixth and beat the Cronulla Sharks last weekend, despite not being tipped to make the finals at the start of the year, or win last weekend as they battled an injury and suspension crisis.
Manly are again the rank outsiders, but it’d take a brave man to completely write them off ahead of what should be an exciting match.
There are two ways to watch this match on TV, as is the case right across the first three weeks of the NRL finals series.
The best way to watch the match will be through Fox Sports, who broadcast every match of the NRL season outside of the NRL grand final on Fox League, which can be found at Channel 502.
Their coverage will begin at 7pm (AEST). To watch it, you will need to be holding a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.
The other way to watch the match will be through the NRL’s official free to air broadcaster, who hold the rights to every match of the finals series.
This is Channel 9, and they will have coverage also starting at 7pm (AEST) on Channel 90 in high definition and 91 in standard definition.
If you’d prefer to live stream the action online, then you’ll be able to do so through a number of methods.
The best of those is Kayo Sports, who have the rights to all of Foxtel’s sporting content and other selected events for $25 per month, meaning they will have the rights to all matches in the first three weeks of the finals series.
The other way to live stream the action will be to access the free broadcast on Channel 9, which is available through 9Now. This is free to use, however, you will need to sign up with a valid email address and other details.
Here at The Roar, you’ll be able to follow all the action with our live scores, minute-by-minute live blog and highlights.