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2021 NRL TV guide: How to watch every NRL game on television this season

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For all the information you need to watch each and every rugby league game in the NRL, look no further than The Roar’s complete NRL TV guide for the 2021 season.

The 2021 NRL season runs over the course of 25 home-and-away rounds and four weeks of finals, with this year’s grand final to be played on Sunday, October 3.

Round 20

All times AEST (Sydney/Melbourne time)

NSW/QLD/
ACT/NT
VIC/WA/
SA/TAS
Pay TV
Roosters vs Eels – Thu. 7:50pm
Nine 9Gem Fox League
Tigers vs Warriors – Fri. 6pm
Fox League
Broncos vs Cowboys – Fri. 8:05pm
Nine 9Gem Fox League
Dragons vs Rabbitohs – Sat. 3pm
Fox League
Knights vs Raiders – Sat. 5:30pm
Fox League
Storm vs Panthers – Sat. 7:35pm
Fox League
Bulldogs vs Titans – Sun. 2pm
Fox League
Sharks vs Sea Eagles – Sun. 4:05pm
Nine 9Gem Fox League

How the broadcast deal works

Channel Nine present the Thursday Night, second Friday night and Sunday afternoon game on free-to-air TV each round, while Fox Sports will have coverage of each and every game, simulcasting the three already mentioned with Nine.

The following table gives a basic outline of what games each week are available on each network.

Match Game Time (AEDT/AEST) Broadcaster(s)
1 Thursday night (7:50pm) Nine, Fox League
2 Friday evening (6pm) Fox League
3 Friday night (7:55pm) Nine, Fox League
4 Saturday afternoon (3pm) Fox League
5 Saturday evening (5:30pm) Fox League
6 Saturday night (7:35pm) Fox League
7* Sunday early (2pm) Fox League
7/8 Sunday afternoon (4:05pm) Nine, Fox League
8* Sunday night (6:10pm) Fox League
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While viewers in New South Wales and Queensland get the full range of NRL coverage from Nine and Fox.

People in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania also get the full coverage, but the free-to-air coverage is shown is on 9Gem, rather than Channel Nine.

Live streaming

If you’re without a TV, don’t fret – you can still catch all of the action from the season as it happens. A digital subscription to either Kayo Sports or Foxtel GO will get you access to each game of the season, with the exceptions of the State of Origin series and the Grand Final.

Channel Nine will also be streaming the three matches they show on TV via 9Now for free.

For more information, check out our NRL live streaming guide.

International coverage
If you’re overseas, you can live stream all games in one place: Watch NRL. Watch NRL is a service for people outside of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands that lets you watch every match of the NRL season live.

As far as international TV is concerned, the NRL has a range of broadcast partners all over the world, from the USA, to the Middle East, to Africa and everywhere in between. For specific information about each international region, visit NRL.com

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