New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans NRL: Start time and how to watch free
The road Warriors are at it again, "hosting" the Titans on the Central Coast in this NRL season opener.
The Titans will be brimming with confidence as they chase a club-record sixth straight victory following their winning streak to end the 2020 season. They have a tactically clever and well-respected coach in Justin Holbrook. Origin rep forwards David Fifita and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui headline the Titans recruits. Undoubtedly, the future looks bright for the Gold Coast.
The Warriors have also been active in the player market, signing Addin Fonua-Blake, Euan Aitken, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Bayley Sironen and Kane Evans. They have a new coach in Nathan Brown following the departure of interim Todd Payten to North Queensland.
Like last year, the dreaded coronavirus has forced the Warriors across the ditch where they will again play their home matches at the picturesque Central Coast Stadium in Gosford.
Warriors vs Titans kick-off time
This match kicks off at 3pm AEDT on Saturday 13 March at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford. You can check out the full 2021 NRL season draw here.
How to watch New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans
Once more in 2021, all three matches on Super Saturday – Warriors vs Titans at 3pm AEDT, Roosters vs Sea Eagles (5:30pm AEDT) and Panthers vs Cowboys (7:35pm AEDT) – are exclusive to Fox League. There is no free-to-air coverage, which is the case for most Warriors and Titans fixtures in 2021.
That means you need access to Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. That is also the case for another Sunday's local derby between Cronulla and the Dragons at 6:15pm AEDT. We also have a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel to help you make a decision.
Stream Warriors vs Titans on Kayo Sports
Our pick for watching this round one clash is Kayo Sports. The streaming platform has every single regular season game for 2021 live and in HD. It also has a 14-day free trial for new users.
After the trial, Kayo costs $25 a month and you can watch the action on two screens or devices at once. There is also a premium option for $35 a month which gives you an extra screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Kayo also offers a range of unique special features that set it apart. They include SplitView, which lets you watch four sports at once on the same screen. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and choose your own camera are also options.
Kayo 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 or later).
Live stream every NRL game live and ad-free on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now
Warriors vs Titans team lists
NZ Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu'a 3. Euan Aitken 4. Peta Hiku 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wade Egan 10. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Bailey Sironen 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Ben Murdoch-Masila 16. Leeson Ah Mau 17. Bunty Afoa 18. Adam Pompey 20. Sean O'Sullivan
Gold Coast Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ash Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Mo Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleui 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Sam Lisone, 16. Jaimin Jolliffe 17. Erin-Wayne Clark 18. Phillip Sami 19. Beau Fermor
Who will win New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans?
There are high expectations for the Titans this year based on their hot streak to finish the season in 2020. They also now boast one of the best forward packs in the competition. We're tipping them to make the top eight but it will take time for the new recruits to adjust to life under Holbrook.
The Warriors will be desperate to send captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck out on a high before he defects to rugby union. In a tight match, we're tipping the Warriors to win by four points.