The Melbourne Storm will put their NRL season on the line a week earlier than they would have liked to, when they take on the Parramatta Eels in the second semi-final of the weekend on home soil. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or being able to watch it on TV around Australia.
Kick-off in the match is scheduled for 7:50pm (AEST), although maybe a couple of minutes later, on Saturday, September 21, with the Storm hosting the game in Melbourne at AAMI Park.
The Storm have hosting rights to the game by virtue of finishing the top four, however, they would have much prefered a week off. A loss to the Canberra Raiders last week though means the club have to use the second chance, and will not play any more games at home should they get past the Eels last week.
The Eels have been inconsistent, and at times poor on the road, but had a huge 58-0 victory over a struggling Brisbane Broncos outfit last weekend, so anything is possible for the confident men in blue and gold.
However, earlier in the season, the Storm did blow the Eels out of the water by 64 points to 10, so that will be in the back of the mind for both sides heading into this clash.
As with every other match across the first three weeks of the NRL finals, there will be two ways to watch this match on TV.
The best of those is through the ad-break free coverage on Fox Sports, which will be available through the channel known as Fox League, on Channel 502.
To watch the Fox Sports coverage, you will need to be holding a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.
The other alternative to watch the match will be on Channel 8, through Channel 90 in high definition, or 91 in standard definition.
Both broadcasts will begin their respective pre-game shows at 7pm (AEST).
If you’d like to live stream the action from this semi-final, then the best way to do so will be through Kayo Sports, who have the rights to all of Foxtel’s sporting content and other selected events from $25 per month.
You can also live stream the Channel 9 coverage on 9Now, which is free to use once you sign up with a valid email address.
Here at The Roar, you’ll also be able to follow the match from 7:30pm (AEST) with our live scores, blog and highlights.