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How to watch Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders NRL live and free

Posted: 30 May 2020 10:13 am

Cameron Munster

Two of the competition's early frontrunners meet in a heavyweight NRL clash when Storm vs Raiders. This is how you can watch.

Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders is one of the best match-ups on a packed NRL schedule as rugby league returns with round 3, 10 weeks after the forced hiatus.

Before the NRL shut down due to the global coronavirus pandemic, both the Storm and Raiders underlined their credentials with two wins from as many attempts. Now fans get a chance to see two of the league's real premiership fancies go head-to-head in one of the better match-ups of round three.

When is Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders?

This blockbuster clash kicks off at 7:35pm AEST on Saturday 30 May at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

How to watch Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders

All of NRL Super Saturday – Warriors vs Dragons at 3pm AEST, Sharks vs Tigers at 5:30pm AEST and Storm vs Raiders – is on Fox League. There is no free-to-air coverage. That is also the case for Manly vs Bulldogs at 6:30pm AEST on Sunday.

That leaves Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports as your only viewing options. You can also see a full guide for the NRL season here.

Stream Storm vs Raiders on Kayo Sports

If you want to make sure you don't miss any of the NRL action in 2020 now that the competition has resumed, you need to get Kayo Sports. Kayo has access to every match of the regular season live and in HD. Just 3 of both the Storm and Raiders' 20 remaining games are on Channel 9, leaving a whopping 17 clashes on subscription television only.

You can also see a separate free-to-air breakdown of the 2020 broadcast schedule here. New customers to Kayo can get access to a 14-day free trial to give it a test run.

After that, Kayo costs either $25/month to watch on 2 screens at the same time or $35/month to enjoy 3 simultaneous streams. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.

Unlike the other broadcasters, Kayo has a wide range of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch four sports at once on the same screen. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and choose your own camera are just some of the options. This season Kayo is also introducing KayoCam for select games. This is an additional, exclusive camera angle from the stands that will add to the viewing experience and will be used in Storm vs Raiders.

In total Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports. The service is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 models or later).

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Who will win Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders?

Ever since Canberra's controversial defeat in last year's grand final against the Roosters, the entire club appears to be on a mission to set the record straight. Often believing they get overlooked by the competition in a myriad ways, they seem to have an even bigger chip on their collective shoulders in 2020.

Melbourne, meanwhile, just seem to win and win and win some more, regardless of what's happening within or around them. Controversies like Josh Addo-Carr's social distancing failure during the lockdown just seem to bounce off the Storm's armour and leave few dents.

This is a very tight game to tip and should be a fascinating spectacle. But at Finder we rarely tip against the Storm at home and that will continue here, let's say Melbourne by two points.

NRL team lists:

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Justin Olam 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 16. Christian Welch 17. Max King 19. Brenko Lee 20. Ryley Jacks

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Michael Oldfield 19. Matt Frawley 21. Tom Starling

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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