How to watch Rep Round rugby league: New Zealand vs Tonga test

Posted: 21 June 2019 4:57 pm

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Tonga vs New Zealand is the standout match in a huge weekend of representative rugby league. Here's how to live stream every Rep Round rugby league match.

Rugby league fans should gear up for a memorable weekend. Besides the main event that is game 2 of the 2019 State of Origin series - which is on June 23, see a full guide here - the NRL Rep Round is upon us. That includes State of Origin Game 2, as well as the Women's State of Origin and three exciting test matches between the powerhouse teams of Oceania.

The three big rugby league test matches of Rep Round will unfold back-to-back on Saturday, 22 June. The first match is the blockbuster New Zealand vs Tonga match, and as you will see by the team lists below, the talent on display is exceptional. There's even a recall for veteran superstar Benji Marshall!
Last time the two squads met at the 2017 World Cup, the Kiwis experienced one of the biggest upsets in international rugby league history. Tonga came back from 16-2 down at half-time and won the game 28-22. We're confident in saying that the New Zealand team will be out for blood this Saturday. Here's how to watch all a New Zealand vs Tonga live stream.

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How to Watch Rep Round, including the New Zealand vs Tonga rugby league test

All three rugby league Rep Round test matches will be broadcast live on 9GEM and FOX LEAGUE, a channel available through Foxtel IQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. The simplest way to watch Rep Round is through 9GEM on your normal TV, however, it has limitations. In addition to dealing with advertisements, it's not available on every device and has none of the exciting viewing features of Kayo Sports. Here is a quick summary of your options.

Test MatchDateKick Off AESTKick Off AECTKick Off AWSTKick Off NZSTWhere to Watch
Women's Kiwi Ferns vs Fetu SamoaSaturday, June 221:10 PM12:40 PM11:10 AM3:10 PMKayo Sports, Foxtel
Women's Fiji Women vs PNG OrchidsSaturday, June 223:40 PM3:10 PM1:40 PM5:40 PMKayo Sports
Men's New Zealand vs TongaSaturday, June 223:40 PM3:10 PM1:40 PM5:40 PMKayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem
Men's Fiji Bati vs Lebanon CedarsSaturday, June 225:40 PM5:10 PM3:40 PM7:40 PMKayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem
Men's Toa Samoa vs PNG JumulsSaturday, June 227:55 PM7:25 PM5:55 PM9:55 PMKayo Sports, Foxtel, 9Gem

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Live Stream New Zealand vs Tonga on Kayo Sports

You can live stream the three Rep Round rugby test matches on Kayo Sports. Kayo Sports is a fantastic new sports-dedicated live streaming service that comes with plenty of appealing features we've never seen before.

This includes SplitView, which enables you to watch up to four channels on one screen simultaneously. Kayo Minis, which condenses selected events into 20 minute recaps meant to offer the goods for fans in a hurry. The No Spoilers setting prevents you from accidentally finding out the score when you're running late, while Key Moments allows you to jump directly to the most exciting bits for key events. There's a picture-in-picture mode, a Netflix-like UI and plenty more to help it stand out.

The streaming service offers Basic subscriptions for only $25/month. For this price, you can watch on two devices at the same time and enjoy coverage of over 50 sports both live and on demand. Or, get a Premium subscription for $35/month and you can watch three simultaneous streams.

Either way, you get a 14-day free trial to test drive the service. This means you can live stream the New Zealand vs Tonga test match for free, and see the other Rep Round matches.

Kayo Sports is compatible with Macs and PCs, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and on a TV via ChromeCast, Android TV, Apple TV and Telstra TV.

Live Stream New Zealand vs Tonga on Foxtel Now

Since the three rugby league tests air on FOX LEAGUE, you can also live stream them with Foxtel Now. You'll need the Sports Pack, a premium channel pack priced at $29/month. To gain access to it, you also need to subscribe to the Essentials Pack, which costs $25/month. This comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels. The total comes to $54 per month.

Foxtel Now offers a 10-day free trial to new subscribers. You can access the service via PCs/Macs, smartphones and tablets, ChromeCast/Airplay, Telstra TV, PS4, Sony Android TVs, and the Foxtel Now Box.

Watch New Zealand vs Tonga on Foxtel IQ

If you already have a Foxtel IQ subscription and set-top box under your TV, you can upgrade online an add the Sports Pack and the HD Pack. Together they cost an additional $39 for the month, bring your total to a minimum of $68. A Foxtel IQ subscription does come with free access to the Foxtel Go app, which streams the Sports Pack to your mobile phone or tablet.

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What is the NRL Rep Round?

For the NRL Rep Round, normal club rugby league is put on hold while the elite players compete in representative games. It's a blockbuster weekend featuring women's and men's State of Origin matches and women's and men's Tests involving New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Samoa, Lebanon and Fiji.

The stand-alone representative round will see plenty of NRL players battle it out for their countries and states during an action-packed few days.

Women's Rugby League test matches

As well as the three men's rugby league test matches on June 22, there is also two big women's clashes. New Zealand vs Samoa and Fiji vs PNG. The only place to watch both of these games is on Kayo Sports as detailed in the table above.

When does the New Zealand vs Tonga rugby league kick off?

Coverage of the test match between New Zealand and Tonga is scheduled to start at 3.30pm (AEST).

New Zealand vs Tonga Rep Round test teams

New Zealand rugby league Rep Round team

  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  2. Ken Maumalo
  3. Esan Marsters
  4. Joseph Manu
  5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  6. Shaun Johnson
  7. Benji Marshall
  8. Jesse Bromwich
  9. Brandon Smith
  10. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  11. Kenneath Bromwich
  12. Briton Nikora
  13. Isaac Liu


  1. Jahrome Hughes
  2. Leeson Ah Mau
  3. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
  4. James Fisher-Harris


  1. Zane Tetevano
  2. Kieran Foran

Tonga rugby league Rep Round team

  1. Will Hopoate
  2. Daniel Tupou
  3. Kotoni Staggs
  4. Solomone Kata
  5. David Fusitu'a
  6. John Asiata
  7. Tuimoala Lolohea
  8. Addin Fonua-Blake
  9. Siliva Havili
  10. Siosiua Taukeiaho
  11. Tevita Pangai Junior
  12. Manu Ma'u
  13. Jason Taumalolo


  1. Manase Fainu
  2. Peni Terepo
  3. Sitili Tupouniua
  4. Tevita Tatola


  1. Sione Katoa

When does the Fiji vs Lebanon rugby league kick off?

Coverage of the match between Fiji and Lebanon will start at 5:30pm (AEST).

Fiji vs Lebanon Rep Round test teams

Fiji rugby league Rep Round team

  1. Marcelo Montoya
  2. Suliasi Vunivalu
  3. Isaac Lumelume
  4. Mikaele Ravalawa
  5. Maika Sivo
  6. >Siti Moceidreke
  7. Brandon Wakeham
  8. Tui Kamikamica
  9. Joe Lovodua
  10. Junior Roqica
  11. Viliame Kikau
  12. Ta'ane Milne
  13. Jason Bukuya


  1. D'Rhys Miller
  2. Salesi Fainga
  3. Korbin Sims
  4. Penioni Tagituimua


  1. Ratu Nanovo.

Lebanon rugby league Rep Round team

  1. Anthony Layoun
  2. Jayden El-Jalkh
  3. Bilal Maarbani
  4. Allan Lockwood
  5. Abbas Miski
  6. Reece Robinson
  7. Robbie Farah
  8. Kayne Kalache
  9. Michael Lichaa
  10. Tim Mannah
  11. Ahmad Ellaz
  12. Elie El-Zakhem
  13. James Roumanos


  1. Jacob Kiraz
  2. Jalal Bazzaz
  3. Toufic El Hajj
  4. Nick Kassis


  1. Amer Ghazzaoui
  2. Georges Yazbek
  3. Michael Tom

When does the Papua New Guinea vs Samoa rugby league kick off?

Coverage of the match between Papua New Guinea and Samoa will start at 7:30 pm (AEST).

Papua New Guinea vs Samoa Rep Round test teams

Papua New Guinea rugby league Rep Round team

  1. Edene Gabbie
  2. Junior Rau
  3. Brandon Nima
  4. Xavier Coates
  5. Terry Wapi
  6. Edwin Ipape
  7. Kyle Laybutt
  8. Enock Maki
  9. James Segeyaro
  10. Luke Page
  11. Rhyse Martin
  12. Nixon Putt
  13. Moses Meninga


  1. Kurt Baptiste
  2. Zev John
  3. Rhadley Brawa
  4. Stanton Albert


  1. Bernard Lewis

Samoa rugby league Rep Round team

  1. Jamayne Isaako
  2. Jorge Taufua
  3. Hymel Hunt
  4. Marion Seve
  5. David Nofoaluma
  6. Chanel Harris-Tavita
  7. Anthony Milford
  8. Junior Paulo
  9. Jarome Luai
  10. James Gavet
  11. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  12. Jaydn Su'A
  13. Martin Taupau


  1. Mason Lino
  2. Michael Chee Kam
  3. Herman Ese'ese
  4. Josh Aloiai


  1. Fa'amanu Brown

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