How to watch live NRL games?

How to watch live NRL games?

Watch NRL live matches online
Written by James Martin
on 30 Jul 2014 by JunkByLo

Rugby League fans can now catch all the NRL Telstra Premiership action online, with high quality and affordable online streaming services.

Despite the decline of NRL’s TV ratings in 2013 and 2014, Rugby League is still the second most watched sports league on Australian television, right after AFL. Until 2017, fans can watch their favorite sport on Channel 9 or Fox Sports.

The Foxtel’s sports channel is the best TV channel to watch NRL action, with 5 games a week live and no ad breaks during matches. The live coverage includes all Saturday afternoon games, one match on Sunday afternoon and the Monday Night Football. The free-to-air television network broadcasts three weekly games (2 games on Friday and 1 on Sunday) and several hours of Rugby League contents every week. However, the Sunday afternoon 4pm match is still shown with delayed coverage, which is terribly disappointing for fans.

Unquestionably, NRL TV ratings have dropped compared with the last seasons. Among other important factors such as fixed scheduling, we would like to highlight the change in media consumption habits and the increased coverage of online streaming services to watch NRL live. More and more Rugby League fans watch matches online, from their desktop, smartphone or tablet. Let's see what the most popular offers are!

In 2013, Foxtel launched its package Foxtel Go, available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices so that subscribers can now watch NRL games from their mobile devices. However, it’s quite expensive as the Foxtel Sports Combo package costs around $74 per month.

The NRL Digital Pass, powered by Telstra, offers supporters with a complete coverage of all NRL games for $1.99 per week or $89.99 per year. Subscribers can watch up to 6 live games a week and full match replays from any devices (desktop, smartphones or tablet).

Among online bookmakers, is the only betting platform to broadcast live all 8 NRL matches over the weekend. The schedule is available from the “Live streaming” section. Each week, Bet365 members can watch 2 games on Friday, 3 games on Saturday, 2 games on Sunday and 1 game on Monday. This amazing service is free for all customers but you must have a funded account. In addition, you can watch live matches from your iPhone, iPad or Android device, with a good 3G or WIFI connection.

Also, if you like to place a bet, the UK’s bookmaker provides you with very competitive odds and an interesting Footy Multi Bet bonus. Only AFL, NRL and Super Rugby competitions are eligible for this promotion. How does it work? Quite simple! If you place a pre-match multi bet of 3 selections or more, you will receive a bonus from 10% to 65% to your winnings.

If you’re not yet a member, we recommend you to read our bet365’s review before signing up.