How to watch Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers NRL live and free
A crucial 2 points are on the line for the Knights and Wests Tigers in Newcastle. This is how to watch.
Newcastle and the Tigers are jockeying for positions around the bottom of the NRL's top eight. So this is a huge clash at McDonald Jones Stadium. A win for the seventh-placed Knights would give them some breathing room and keep them in touch with the top four.
The situation is becoming more critical for Michael Maguire's 10th-ranked Tigers. Win this match and they could be in the top eight by round's end. But a defeat could have them struggling to keep pace with this year's play-off contenders.
When is Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers?
Kick-off is at 5:30pm AEST on Saturday 8 August at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. There is a full breakdown of the 2020 NRL season draw here.
How to watch Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers
Channel 9 and Foxtel split the broadcast rights for NRL in Australia. You can see our guide to each team's matches on Channel 9 here. If you are a true rugby league fan, you need to consider a streaming service as the free-to-air offerings are very limited.
All three matches on Super Saturday, which this week are Storm vs Bulldogs (3pm AEST), Knights vs Tigers and Panthers vs Raiders (7:35pm AEST), are exclusive to Fox League. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your only options.
We also have a full viewing guide for the NRL season here.
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Stream Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports has every single regular season game for 2020 live and in HD. If you are yet to check it out, new customers can take advantage of a 14-day free trial.
Once you decide to sign up, Kayo costs $25/month and you can watch the action on two screens or devices at once. You also have the option of a premium pass for $35/month which gives you an extra screen. Check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Another selling point is Kayo's special features. 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.
This season Kayo is also introducing KayoCam for select games. This is an additional, exclusive camera angle from the stands that will add to the viewing experience. 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).
Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers team lists
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To'a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Blake Green 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Kurt Mann 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Josh King 16. Herman Ese'ese 17. Brodie Jones 19. Tex Hoy 21. Jirah Momoisea
Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joseph Leilua 4. Tommy Talau 5. Asu Kepaoa 6. Luke Brooks 7. Benji Marshall 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Moses Mbye 10. Russell Packer 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Sam McIntyre 13. Matt Eisenhuth 14. Thomas Mikaele 15. Shawn Blore 16. Chris Lawrence 17. Billy Walters 18. Alex Seyfarth 19. Luke Garner
Who will win Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers?
It's turning into yet another season of frustration for the Tigers' faithful. Last week's capitulation against the Warriors means the joint-venture club is facing an uphill battle to end a long postseason drought. As usual, they can beat anyone on their day and then lose the matches they are expected to win.
The Knights are also on a two-game losing skid that has left them vulnerable in the top eight. Playing on their home deck, we expect Newcastle to take the points in this one.
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