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Tonga vs Great Britain live stream, TV guide, start time: How to watch the Great Britain Lions in New Zealand online or on TV

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26th October, 2019
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The highly-anticipated Great Britain Lions tour of the Oceania, set to feature four matches, will get underway on Saturday as they take on Tonga in Hamilton. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV in Australia.

The match is set to get underway at 6pm (AEDT) – that’s 8pm local time – and will be played on Saturday, October 26 at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand.

England’s big matches will come in the form of a two-Test series, although this match against Tonga is also paired up with a game against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby for a total of four matches while Wayne Bennett’s side are in this part of the world.

Tonga, on the other hand, will take on Australia in the Oceania Cup next weekend, making for a two-Test post-season program.

How to watch the game on TV

In Australia, there will only be one way to watch the first match of the Lions 2019 tour of the Oceania – and that’s through Fox Sports.

Using their 24/7 rugby league channel, known as Fox League on Channel 502, they will begin coverage of the Test to be played in Hamilton at 5:30pm (AEDT), half an hour before kick-off.

Coverage is anticipated to run until after 8pm (AEDT), however, that may be influenced by what time the match actually finishes.

To watch the broadcast on Fox Sports, you will need to ensure you have a valid Foxtel TV subscription which is complete with the sports package of channels.


How to live stream the match online

If you’re going to be on the go or would just prefer to live stream the match between Tonga and Great Britain, you’ll be able to do so through the Fox League coverage.

The best way to access this is through Kayo Sports, however, you’ll also be able to use either the Foxtel App or Foxtel Now.

For those only wanting to stream sporting content on Foxtel, Kayo is the way to go, while other Foxtel channels can be accessed through Foxtel Now. The Foxtel App is the way to go if you already have a TV subscription and valid login details, as it’s included in your plan.

Key game information: Tonga vs Great Britain, Lions tour 2019

Date: Saturday, October 26
Kick-off time: 6pm (AEDT) – 8pm (local)
Expected finish time: 8pm (AEDT)
Venue: Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
TV: Live, Fox League 502 (from 5:30pm AEDT)
Online: Live, Kayo Sports, Foxtel App, Foxtel Now
Betting: Great Britain $1.62, Tonga $2.10
Referee: Chris Kendall

You’ll also be able to follow this Test here on The Roar as we bring you live scores and minute-by-minute commentary from 5:45pm (AEDT), as well as all the highlights of the action on Saturday evening.