Live stream the NRL online in 2024

Güncellendi: 19 Mart 2024

  • • Stream NRL rugby live and free!
    • • High-speed servers in 105 countries
      • • Up to 8 simultaneous connections

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How to watch the NRL with a VPN

Great news: you can watch NRL live streams throughout the 2024 season with ExpressVPN! You just need to follow a few steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to the VPN server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, Australians who want to stream an Australian broadcaster can connect to a secure Australian server.
  3. Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, such as 9Now or Kayo, and find the match you want to stream.
  4. Enjoy the rugby!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Can I use a VPN to watch NRL matches from another country?

Some users watch NRL matches by connecting to a VPN server in a country other than their own, but doing so may violate copyright or the streaming service’s terms of use. ExpressVPN is a privacy and security tool, and using it to circumvent copyright is against our Terms of Service. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our VPN, so you are responsible for ensuring that your use complies with all relevant terms and laws.

Should I use a free VPN to watch rugby matches?

Rather than use a free VPN to watch rugby matches, including NRL events, sports fans should instead use ExpressVPN all year long. ExpressVPN offers high-speed servers in 105 countries and easy-to-use apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. Additionally, ExpressVPN is available on platforms that other VPN companies may not support, like Linux, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and routers, plus browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. 

Best VPN for watching NRL matches in 2024

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely streaming NRL matches. With next-gen 10-Gbps servers in locations around the world, you can enjoy the full privacy protections of a VPN without ever missing a second of the action. ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for WindowsMacAndroid, and iOS, not to mention a range of ways to stream on your big-screen TV. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!

How to watch NRL matches online for free


Channels: Channel 9

Channel 9 in Australia offers free streams of NRL matches. Be sure to check the schedule to know when to tune in to the big matches.

Where to watch NRL matches with free trials

United States

YouTube TV

Price: 73 USD/month and up

Channels: FS1

YouTube TV offers Fox Sports channels, and the subscription costs 73 USD/month. U.S. viewers may need to submit a U.S. zip code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.), but it accepts a wide array of payment options. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the free trial.

Note: You may need a valid U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe to YouTube TV. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.


Price: 80 USD/month

Channels: FS1

How about another way to catch NRL matches? United States residents can use the seven-day free trial on Fubo, though they will need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe. The billing address used may determine which local channels are available, and you may be unable to change your location.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

DirecTV Stream

Price: 85 USD/month and up

Channels: FS1

DirecTV Stream is often on the pricier side but if you prefer a cord-cutting service over an additional streaming app, it’s a great option for U.S. sports fans. The service offers a 5-day free trial.


Kayo Sports

Price: 25 AUD/month

Channels: Fox

Foxtel-owned sports streaming service Kayo Sports is another great option that lets Aussie fans live stream NRL matches. Kayo Sports also offers a 14-day free trial if you only want to watch a particular race. You need an Australian credit card to subscribe to Kayo Sports.

United Kingdom


Price: 33 GBP/month or 12 GBP/day pass

For British fans, NOW is the perfect way to watch 11 Sky Sports channels online contract-free, allowing you to live stream NRL matches in 2024. If you only want to tune in to one particular match, you can opt for a day pass or take advantage of the seven-day free trial. Check the Sky Sports schedule to know when to tune in.

Other ways to watch NRL live streams in your country


Foxtel Now

Price: 69 AUD/year (Sports HD pack)

Channels: Foxtel

Aussie fans can watch NRL matches by subscribing to Foxtel Now’s Sports HD pack. You will need an Australian credit card to subscribe to Foxtel.

New Zealand

Sky Sport Now

Price: 56 NZD/month and up

Sky Sport Now gives you live streaming and on-demand access to 12 Sky Sport and ESPN channels in New Zealand—perfect for watching NRL matches in 2024. The broadcaster also offers week-long, monthly, and annual passes to suit your sports viewing needs. There’s also a seven-day free trial for the monthly or annual passes if you only want to watch select matches.

Note: You will need a New Zealand payment method to subscribe to Sky Sports Now; otherwise, use PayPal.

United States

Sling TV

Price: Varies

Channels: FS1

Sling TV is the cheapest option if you want to watch NRL matches on FS1. You may need a U.S. credit card or PayPal to subscribe. However, please note that Sling no longer offers a free trial. 

Hulu + Live TV

Price: 77 USD/month

Channels: FS1

Hulu does not offer a free trial, but its live TV package (which also comes bundled with both ESPN+ and Disney+) includes FS1. 

United Kingdom

Sky Sports

Price: 25 GBP/month and up

Living in the UK? Sky Sports is your best bet for catching NRL live streams. However, specialized equipment is required. United Kingdom residents will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.

If you’re traveling abroad and you already have an existing Sky subscription (and the Sky Sports add-on), you can access Sky Go with a VPN and get set up in a minute! Simply connect to a server location in the UK and log in at Sky Go.

When will the 2024 NRL season start?

The 2024 NRL season begins Saturday, March 2, when the Manly Sea Eagles and South Sydney Rabbitohs battle in Las Vegas, Nevada. Australian fans wanting to pack stadiums at home will get their shot on Thursday, March 7, when the Newcastle Knights and Canberra Raiders clash at McDonald Jones Stadium.

2024 NRL schedule

You can find the complete NRL schedule on the league’s official website.

Recent NRL winners

2014South Sydney Rabbitohs
2015North Queensland Cowboys
2016Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
2017Melbourne Storm
2018Sydney Roosters
2019Sydney Roosters
2020Melbourne Storm
2021Penrith Panthers
2022Penrith Panthers
2023Penrith Panthers

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