If you’re an NRL fan living or travelling overseas, don’t worry; it’s easy to watch NRL live from anywhere. Read on to find out how to get your NRL live streams (and other sports) in buffer-free HD!
How to watch NRL online for free on 9Now
One of the best ways to watch the 2023 NRL season is with 9Now, a live streaming and on-demand destination for all of Australia’s Channel Nine content. Channel Nine is the NRL’s official free-to-air broadcaster, and 9Now is live streaming the entire NRL season. 9Now is free to watch—all you need to do is create a Nine account (you will need to provide an Australian postcode, e.g. 2010 or 4218, to do this).
Here’s how to securely stream NRL in just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a VPN location in Australia.
- Check the 9Now schedule and find the game you want to watch.
- Log in to your Nine account and enjoy!
Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
Other ways to watch NRL rugby live streams
Sky Sports (UK)
Price: 25 GBP/month with a 6-month contract
If you’re in the UK you can stream Rugby League (and plenty of other sports) with Sky Sports. You can watch every game live or on-demand.
Watch NRL (Outside ANZ and Pacific Islands)
Price: A weekly subscription is 20 AUD/week, a monthly subscription is 39 AUD/month, and a 12-month subscription is 199 AUD/year.
If you want to watch NRL live streams in your country, the Watch NRL app offers live streams and on-demand replays of NRL games to viewers all around the world. You can purchase the subscription service from anywhere, but content can only be viewed outside Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Download the app from either the App Store or Google Play.
Price: New customers can get a 14-day free trial. After that, the Basic plan is 25 AUD/month, and the Premium plan is 35 AUD/month.
Kayo Sports is an Australian sports streaming service and will live stream every game of the 2023 NRL season up to the Grand Final, which will be available on demand.
Price: New customers can get a 10-day free trial with Foxtel Now. After that, sports bundles start at 54 AUD/month. Foxtel iQ4 packages start at 59 AUD/month on a 12-month package.
If you’re in Australia you can sign up for a subscription with Foxtel Now or Foxtel iQ4 and stream the dedicated Fox League channel—you’ll need to get the base pack and add the Sport pack to your subscription.
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Sky Sports Now
Price: 20 NZD/week, 40 NZD/month, or 400 NZD/year
Sky Sports Now is the perfect way to watch the 2023 NRL season live streams in New Zealand. If you only want to stream select games, Sky Sports Now offers a contract-free week-long pass, or take advantage of the 7-day free trial for the monthly and annual passes.
Watch NRL highlights on YouTube
Check out the official NRL YouTube channel for game highlights, recaps, and interviews with NRL players and coaches.
What is the best app to watch NRL live?
Download the 9Now app to stream NRL live and on demand on your phone or tablet. It’s available on the Australian App Store and Google Play. You can also download the NRL Official app to get access to live scores, player stats, replays, and more. There are no live streams, but the app is free and available on the App Store and Google Play.
FAQ: About NRL
What is the oldest NRL team?
The oldest teams still playing in the NRL are the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters (originally known as the Eastern Suburbs before becoming Sydney City, and finally the Sydney Roosters). The teams have been playing since the NRL was founded in 1908.
What was the NRL called before?
The NRL has been through multiple name changes since 1908. It was originally the New South Wales Rugby Football League (NSWRFL) before changing its name to New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) in 1984. In 1995 the name was changed again to National Rugby League (NRL)—the league had expanded significantly outside of NSW, and the name was changed to reflect that.
Who won the 2022 NRL final?
The 2022 NRL Grand Final was contested between the Penrith Panthers and the Parramatta Eels. Penrith, who were both the defending premiers and minor premiers, won the match 28–12 to claim their fourth premiership title and their first back-to-back premierships in the club’s 56-year history.