NRL revised round 20 draw: Your team’s new broadcast schedule
Postponed Saturday, rescheduled for Sunday. The revised NRL round 20 draw has also meant changes to the TV broadcast.
Brisbane's snap 3-day lockdown due to an increase in COVID cases meant a postponement for the NRL on Saturday. The Rabbitohs were mid flight between Brisbane and Rockhampton when Queensland health boss Dr Jeannette Young declared all community and professional sport would be cancelled during the lockdown.
Since then though Peter V'landys and the NRL were able to come to an agreement with Dr Young and the Queensland Government. All games are now going ahead a day after they were originally scheduled, just now without any fans.
Revised round 20 NRL draw and broadcast schedule
|Match||Original date||Rescheduled date||How to watch|
|Knights vs Raiders||Sat 31 July 5:30 PM||Sun 1 August 1:50 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Storm vs Panthers||Sat 31 July 7:35 PM||Sun 1 August 4:05 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel Channel 9|
|Dragons vs Rabbitohs||Sat 31 July 3:00 PM||Sun 1 August 6:25 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Bulldogs vs Titans||Sun 1 August 6:00 PM||Mon 2 August 6:00 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
|Sharks vs Sea Eagles||Sun 1 August 8:05 PM||Mon 2 August 6:00 PM||Kayo Sports, Foxtel|
Not only has every match been pushed back a day and had the kick-off time shuffled around there has also been a change to the TV broadcast. Sharks vs Sea Eagles will now only be available on Fox League and Storm vs Panthers will now be simulcast Fox Sports and Channel 9.
While the Cronulla and Manly faithful will be upset that they've moved from a free-to-air Sunday afternoon fixture. The vast majority of NRL fans will likely be pleased that they will now be able to watch the top of the table clash between Melbourne and Penrith without a subscription service.It now means that the Sharks tie the Bulldogs for the second least amount (5) of free-to-air fixtures this year. While the Storm now tie the Broncos and Eels with a league leading 15 Channel 9 matches.
So for those hoping to watch any game remaining in round 20 that isn't Storm vs Panthers you'll need to watch via Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now. There is good news though as both Kayo and Foxtel Now both offer free trials.
Between the pair we've given Kayo the nod as the better service in our comparison between the two. Not only is Kayo cheaper by $29 per month for sports content than Foxtel Now it also has all the bells and whistles. There's Interactive Stats, RaceView (handy if you'd like to watch the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix tonight), alternate camera angles, SplitView and more.
NRL matches aren't available to watch on Kayo Freebies. You can see our how to stream NRL guide for more information.
When does your team play after round 20? You can see our full 2021 NRL season draw here. Otherwise see our Australian Olympics broadcast guide and TV schedule.