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Port Adelaide Power vs Richmond Tigers: How to watch the AFL preliminary final online and on TV

Travis Boak (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
16th October, 2020

The AFL’s preliminary final weekend gets underway as the minor premier Port Adelaide Power take on the reigning premiers in the Richmond Tigers. Check out our handy guide to watching the game live, whether you’re looking to do so via live TV or via a live stream.

The Power have sat atop the AFL ladder at the conclusion of every round this season. They got past Geelong in their qualifying final to progress to the preliminaries, while Richmond knocked off St Kilda to rebound from their first-week loss to Brisbane.

Port Adelaide got the better of the Tigers when they met in the home-and-away season, while the last time these sides played in a final being the famous 2014 elimination final that saw Richmond win the toss, choose to kick against the wind and get obliterated.

When does Port Adelaide vs Richmond start?

First bounce for the preliminary final will be at 7:50pm (AEDT) on Friday night. The match is being played at the Adelaide Oval, meaning the match begins at 7:20pm local time.

For viewers in Queensland, this works out to be 6:50pm, whereas Western Australians will see the match begin at 4:50pm.

How to watch Port Adelaide vs Richmond online

You’ll have a few options available you if you want to catch a Power vs Tigers live stream.

The best option is Kayo Sports. Kayo is a sports streaming service that lets you watch Foxtel’s sporting content in your preferred device – mobile, tablet, desktop and even some smart TVs.


A Kayo subscription normally costs $25 per month, but you might be eligible for a 14-day free trial if you’ve never used the service before.

Another streaming option is Foxtel Now. It’s more expensive but, if you want to stream more than just Foxtel’s sporting channels, it’s the right option for you.

If you’ve already got a Foxtel subscription, however, the best option is Foxtel GO. This is included in your plan and lets you stream channels you have access to anywhere.

An AFL Digital Pass is another option and, if you’re a Telstra mobile customer, you could get it for free.

The other free live streaming service is 7Plus – Channel Seven’s streaming service. Once you’ve made an account, you can watch their coverage on the go.

All of the above options will only work in Australia. If you’re overseas, you’ll need to investigate Watch AFL to get a stream going.

How to watch Port Adelaide vs Richmond on TV

Fox Footy will have coverage, with no adbreaks during play, which can be accessed via Foxtel channel 504 (or HD channel 258) – provided you have a valid Foxtel TV subscription.


Otherwise, you can simply tune into Channel Seven for free-to-air coverage. The match may be on 7mate in your state or territory, so check your local guide.

As always, you can stay up to date on the AFL finals right here on The Roar with our comprehensive blog.