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How to watch 2023 NRL Grand Final live and free online

After a hard-fought season, it's time for the NRL Grand Final.

It's the big day and the 2023 NRL Grand Final is between the Panthers and Broncos – you can watch it live.

The Penrith Panthers won their third minor premiership in 4 years and as the defending premiers will be looking to be the first team to win 3 back-to-back titles since the Eels 40 years ago.

The Brisbane Broncos meanwhile, after fading at the end of last season and missing the finals, had a resurgent 2023. They finished equal on points with the Panthers but were second on the ladder and have now made their first NRL Grand Final since 2015.

How to watch the 2023 NRL Grand Final live

There are only 2 ways to watch the 2023 NRL Grand Final live: On free-to-air TV on the Nine Network or via its streaming service 9Now.

While the rest of the NRL season was also featured live on Fox League, the grand final is not screened live on Foxtel Now, Foxtel iQ or Kayo.

This week's NRL Grand Final TV guide and schedule

Rounds Date Match Kick-off (AEDT) How to watch
Grand Final Sun 1 Oct Penrith Panthers vs Brisbane Broncos 7:30 PM 9Now, 9 Network

Watch the 2023 NRL Grand Final live on free-to-air TV

You can watch the 2023 NRL Grand Final live and free on the Nine Network and via its streaming service 9Now, but it will be screening ads throughout the game.

Watch the 2023 NRL Grand Final replay on Foxtel Now

If you're a Foxtel Now subscriber, you're only able to watch a replay of the NRL Grand Final. Even though the rest of the NRL season was shown live, you can only stream a replay after the big game is done.


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To get Fox League on Foxtel Now, you will need the Sport pack as well as the base Essentials pack to access sports content. Consequently, you will pay a minimum of $54 a month. This might seem expensive, but you do get access to entertainment content and not just sport. A 10-day free trial is available for new customers.

Foxtel Now is available on PCs and Macs, mobile devices, Chromecast and AirPlay, PS4, Telstra TV and the Foxtel Now box.

Instead of streaming via Foxtel Now, you could watch the NRL Grand Final replay with a set-top box on Foxtel iQ. It is a more expensive option, with no free trial. To watch the NRL on Fox League you will need the Sports HD and Foxtel Plus packs, for a combined cost of $77 a month. Again you also get access to entertainment content as well as sport, plus you can watch some content in 4K where available.

Stream the 2023 NRL Grand Final replay with Kayo

Like Foxtel Now, Kayo also will only have a replay of the grand final. It won't be streaming it live even though it did so with the rest of the NRL season.

Subscriptions to Kayo start with a $25 a month Kayo One package, which allows viewing on only 1 device at a time. Get a $30 a month Basic subscription to watch on 2 screens at the same time or pay $35 a month to enjoy 3 simultaneous streams with the Premium option. Kayo is available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PS4, PS5 and select smart TVs.


Live stream NRL in HD with Kayo's FREE TRIAL and no-lock-in contract

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Kayo has some rather excellent sport-specific viewing features. These include SplitView (4 sports at once on the same screen), Interactive Stats, No Spoilers (hide scores mode), Key Moments (a timeline of important events in a game you can jump to) and picture-in-picture mode.

It includes over 50 sports live and on demand, plus all the supplementary programming such as chat shows and news. Notably, everything from the Fox League channel is available to watch on replay, live or in highlights packages.


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    RichardJuly 17, 2023

    I intending to watch nrl live game through my cellphone but there’s something appears on my cellphone screen why it happened?

      MarkJuly 26, 2023Finder

      Hi Richard,
      Depending on what service you were watching the NRL through, you’d need to contact them direct if you encountered any technical difficulties.
      If you were trying to watch on 9Now, their help section is here:
      If you were trying to watch on Kayo, this is their help section:
      If you were trying to watch via Foxtel Now, their help section is here:
      You might find the answer to what was happening with your phone, or you may need to reach out to them direct.
      Hope this helps.

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    MarcelMay 6, 2023

    How can’t I watch the live game

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    TonyMarch 2, 2023

    Can you tell me what web site to get into if I’m playing weekly with a made up team please?

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    brendanFebruary 28, 2018

    Hi, regarding live streaming NRL games live, I notice on a different website the tablet needs to b a certain size and brand, is this true? Or as long as it’s running Android 4.2 or above? I’m not a Telstra customer…can I live stream the games with Wi-Fi at home without maxing out my data? Cheers

      MattFebruary 28, 2018Finder

      Hi Brendan,

      Thanks for your question. You don’t need a specific brand of tablet to stream NRL games live, though the tablet must be less than 7 inches in size (measured diagonally across the screen).

      If you’re streaming games on your home Wi-Fi connection, the average match is going to use up approximately 900MB of data if you’re on a tablet, and approximately 400MB of data on a smaller phone. Whether this will max out your data will depend on how large your home broadband data cap is.

      I hope this helps!



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