How to watch the 2019 NRL Grand Final from overseas

Posted: 5 October 2019 9:26 pm
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NRL Grand Final

It's the Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders in the 2019 NRL Grand Final. Here's how you can watch the action while overseas.

SUMMARY: The only way to guarantee you can watch the NRL Grand Final from overseas is to sign up for a Watch NRL monthly pass for $33. This gets you access to the Roosters vs Raiders Grand Final, the NRLW Grand Final and the Rugby League World Cup 9s.

The 2019 NRL Grand Final is set; Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders. The Roosters are looking to be the first side since 1992–93 to win back-to-back NRL titles. While for the Raiders, they sneaked past everyone to make the club's first Grand Final since 1994.

The 2019 NRL season went pretty much as planned for the top sides. That was until the NRL finals began and Canberra knocked off Melbourne. This meant that it was impossible for the Roosters and Storm to meet in the Grand Final, as it had looked for most of the season. You can relive all the finals games, and best games from season 2019, if you're overseas with Watch NRL.

NRL Grand Final details

This year's match will be played at ANZ Stadium. After this season the Grand Final is set to head to the SCG. Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders kicks off at 7:30pm AEDT on 6 October. A crowd of 80,000 plus is expected, which is sure to add to the spectacle. This also means we will likely see an enormous "Viking clap" performed by the Raiders.

Fans are able to stream the NRL Grand Final from overseas with a Watch NRL subscription. Watch NRL is powered by FOX SPORTS and is the only official Australian licensed product that gives access to all NRL matches, State of Origin and Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s from overseas. You can sign up for Watch NRL here.

In Australia the match is live and exclusive to the Nine network, so check your local guides for broadcast information. Alternatively, check out our how to watch NRL guide for more details.

Travelling abroad? Watch the NRL finals live for as little as $33

Travelling abroad? Watch the NRL finals live for as little as $33 from Watch NRL

If you're travelling outside of Australia, you can stream the NRL Premiership on PC, iPhone, Android or TV (using Chromecast or AirPlay) with Watch NRL's app. Sign up now.

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Pre-match entertainment

There's another match on Grand Final day which is the NRLW Grand Final, with the Brisbane Broncos vs St George Illawarra Dragons. This match will begin at 4:05pm AEDT and is available through Watch NRL. International music group One Republic will also be performing some tunes before the game.

Australian music royalty Darryl Braithwaite will perform Aussie anthem The Horses at half time of the NRL Grand Final.

How to stream the NRL Grand Final from overseas

Option 1: Watch NRL Grand Final with Watch NRL (recommended)

Watch NRL is definitely your best bet to watch the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final. The cheapest subscription option is the Monthly Pass for $33. In addition to the Roosters vs Raiders, you'll also have access to the Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s, which runs from 18–19 October (AEDT).

This is a really cheap option considering you have access to not one but two major rugby league events. It's an ideal choice if you're hoping to watch the game with some friends. You could split the cost and host a viewing party.

To stream the Roosters vs Raiders via Watch NRL there are a plethora of options. You can watch on your PC or Mac via the Watch NRL website. Alternatively you can download the app to your iOS or Android device. This then allows you to watch on the big screen via Airplay or Chromecast.

To find out more about Watch NRL subscription packages that let you watch the footy year round, see our how to stream NRL overseas guide.

Live stream NRL Grand Final overseas: Sign up for Watch NRL

Option 2: Stream NRL Grand Final via VPN

If you really feel like you have no other option you could try to find a free VPN and stream via 9Now. However, Finder does not recommend this as broadcasters have begun to crack down on this behaviour and you could also potentially expose your gadget to a nasty virus or give up some precious data.

How to watch NRL Grand Final online for free overseas

There are actually multiple international broadcasters that air the NRL. You can check them out here. Maybe there's a bar you can track down that's showing the match too. We all know how quick the price of food and drink can add up if you're sitting at a bar for a few hours.

Plus with so many global sporting events on at the moment including the Rugby World Cup, UFC 243, Gennady Golovkin boxing and MotoGP there's no guarantee they'll be showing the match. Your safest bet is still to sign up for a Watch NRL monthly pass and stream via your own device.

Key stats

  • Retiring Roosters half Cooper Cronk is playing in his ninth Grand Final and a win would see him finish with three consecutive titles.
  • This is the first meeting in Sydney between the sides since 2015. The Roosters have won 22 out of 30 matches against the Raiders in Sydney.
  • Canberra has kicked the most field goals this season.
  • The Raiders have conceded the most penalties in the competition.
  • Sydney averages 26.2 points per game, which is the highest in the league.
  • Canberra is 3rd in the competition for completed sets while the Roosters are only 14th.
  • This will be the Roosters' eighth appearance in the Grand Final since 2000, equal first with Melbourne Storm.
  • The Raiders have won six consecutive matches on the road.
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Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders history

The Roosters got the better of the Raiders in both games albeit by narrow margins. Looking at the extended history between the clubs, the Roosters have a far superior record against the Green Machine when looking at games played in Sydney. Over the last six games the teams have split the results with three wins apiece.

Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders NRL Grand Final teams

NRL Grand Final prediction

Winner: Raiders by 4 points
Clive Churchill Medallist: Josh Papalii

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