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How to watch Women’s State of Origin live stream or on TV in Australia


Women's State of Origin

The 2019 Women's State of Origin takes place Friday, 21 June. Here's how to watch the game on your TV or live stream it to your device.

Women's rugby league is growing from strength to strength across Australia, and the huge amount of talent the league has to offer is no more evident than in State of Origin. The Women's New South Wales Blues take on the Women's Queensland Maroons for the second time of Friday, June 21.

In 2018, the first ever Women's State of Origin was won by New South Wales, 16–10 and it was a brutal, competitive and thrilling affair. The match was one of the highlights of the 2018 NRL season, especially among fans who have followed the women's game religiously for years.

In 2019, the Women's State of Origin sees the same teams go head-to-head gain wth plenty of fresh faces across both squads. However, it's still shaping up to be an exciting affair, with spectacular tries expected as the two squads give their all and maintain that legendary State of Origin spirit. And the good news? You can watch all the action for free and live stream it to any device. Here's how:


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When does the Women's State of Origin start?

The match takes place at North Sydney Oval on Friday, 21 June. Kick-off is scheduled for 7.45pm (AEST). Here is how that time resonates around Australia:

Start TimesSydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, BrisbaneDarwin, AdelaidePerthNew ZealandWhere to Watch
Women's State of Origin7:45 pm7:15 pm5:45 pm9:45 pmKayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel 9

How to Watch the 2019 Women's State of Origin

The match will be broadcast live on both Channel 9 and the FOX LEAGUE channel on Foxtel IQ. If you can't watch the game on your TV, you can live stream the Women's State of Origin game through the 9Now, Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO, or Kayo Sports apps. Here's a rundown on how to watch on each platform, and why we think Kayo offers the compelling experience.

Stream Women's State of Origin on Kayo Sports

NRL fans can watch the big game live via the Internet with Kayo Sports, the streaming service devoted entirely to sports. A Basic subscription to the service costs $25/month and allows you to watch on two screens at the same time. Or, you can get a Premium membership for $35/month and enjoy three simultaneous streams.

Regardless of which option you go for, you will gain access to over 50 sports, live and on demand, as well as a suite of special perks. For example, you can tune in for multiple sporting events at the same time thanks to SplitView. The feature lets you watch up to four videos on one screen on selected devices.

On the same note, Kayo Sports subscribers can use the built-in "No Spoilers" setting to avoid finding out the outcome of a game if you can't tune in live or if you're running late. If you're short on time or just want to catch the highlights, Key Moments lets you go right to the action that matters in selected matches. Finally, you can use the Kayo Mini feature to watch a condensed version of key sport match ups and see all the best moments, all in about 20 minutes. Great for busy folk.

Kayo comes with a 14-day free trial. You can watch via web or download the app to your preferred device. The platform works with smartphones/tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, ChromeCast and Telstra TV.

Stream Women's State of Origin on Foxtel

If you have a Foxtel IQ TV subscription with the Sports Package you can watch the 2019 Women's State of Origin on Fox League. Like with Channel 9, coverage starts at 7:30pm, with the game kicking off at 7:45. You can also stream the game with your laptop or mobile device via the Foxtel GO app. The app is free for all Foxtel IQ subscribers. Adding the Sports Pack to the base Essentials pack of your IQ subsciption will add a $29 per month fee ($39 per month if you want HD), bringing the monthly cost to $68.

Additionally, NRL fans can stream the Women's State of Origin live via Foxtel Now. You'll need the Sports Pack – a Premium channel pack priced at $29/month. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack as well to gain access to the Sports Pack. This one comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels and costs $25/month, making for a total of $54 per month.

Foxtel Now offers a 10-day free trial for new subscribers. The platform is compatible with PCs/Macs, smartphones/tablets, Sony Android TVs, Chromecast/Airplay, PS4, Telstra TV, and the Foxtel Now Box.

Watch Women's State of Origin on Nine Network

The match will air on free-to-air, so you don't need a pay TV subscription to tune in. It will be on Channel 9 with coverage starting at 7:30pm. You can also live stream it on 9Now. All you need to do is sign up for a free account. Then, you can watch with your browser or download the app to your smartphone/tablet and watch the Women's State of Origin on the go. 9Now is also compatible with Apple TV, Telstra TV, Chromecast, and PS4.

The downside of watching on Channel 9 is of course the ads, but you also don't get the excellent viewing featured afforded by Kayo Sports.

Women's State of Origin team lists

Here are the team lists for the 2019 Women's State of Origin:

2019 NSW Women State of Origin team

    1. Corban McGregor
    2. Jessica Sergis
    3. Tiana Penitani
    4. Isabelle Kelly
    5. Shakiah Tungai
    6. Kirra Dibb
    7. Maddison Studdon
    8. Simaima Taufa
    9. Kylie Hilder
    10. Vanessa Foliaki
    11. Kezie Apps (c)
    12. Shontelle Stowers
    13. Hannah Southwell
  1. Interchange
    1. Botille Vette-Welsh
    2. Holli Wheeler
    3. Takilele Katoa
    4. Millie Boyle.
  2. Coach: Andrew Patmore

    2019 QLD Women State of Origin team

    1. Chelsea Baker
    2. Heather Ballinger
    3. Annette Brander
    4. Brittany Breayley
    5. Ali Brigginshaw
    6. Karina Brow
    7. Jessika Elliston
    8. Tazmin Gray
    9. Stephanie Hancock
    10. Tallisha Harden
    11. Jenni-Sue Hoepper
    12. Chelsea Lenarduzzi
    13. Stephanie Mooka
  3. Interchange
    1. Rona Peters
    2. Amber Pilley
    3. Elle Stitt
    4. Amy Turner.
  4. Coach: Jason Hetherington
  5. top image source: NRL website

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