How to watch Roosters vs Storm NRL live and match preview
The Roosters face a must win game to keep their finals hopes on track.
It's been a topsy-turvy NRL season, but this Roosters vs Storm clash will put 1 team on a good footing for the finals.
Both teams had last week off due to a bye, so with fresh legs they should bring plenty of energy, even if both clubs had Origin representatives on Wednesday night.
Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm kick-off time
The Roosters vs Storm face-off on Saturday 15 July at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with kick-off at 7:35pm AEST.
How to watch Roosters vs Storm live in Australia
Even though these 2 NRL teams are among those that have the most free-to-air coverage in 2023, Roosters vs Storm is only available on Fox League.
So the only way to watch the Roosters vs Storm is with a subscription to Foxtel Now, Kayo or on Foxtel iQ.
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Stream Roosters vs Storm on Foxtel Now
New users can score a 10-day trial with Foxtel Now, letting you watch Roosters vs Storm completely free.
At the conclusion of your Foxtel Now free trial, it will set you back at least $54 a month to continue to stream NRL.
Each round of the regular NRL season is available live with no ad-breaks on Foxtel Now.
Stream Roosters vs Storm on Kayo
You can also catch each round of the 2023 NRL season live on Kayo (without ads during play), including Roosters vs Storm.
Kayo is available on desktops, iOS or Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 or 5 and select smart TVs.
You can get Kayo from $25 a month, plus you can use special features like the Key Moments Timeline to keep up with all the match highlights such as tries.
Roosters vs Storm match preview
The Roosters are part of 8 teams that sit between 6th and 13th and are only separated by 4 competition points.
It's this kind of traffic jam on the ladder that means results are becoming even more important with just 7 rounds remaining.
The Roosters will face only 1 team currently below them on the ladder in the run home, and will have no more byes to grab extra points.
Even when they've faced lower-ranked teams recently, like the Bulldogs and Knights, they've only managed tight wins.
In fact, things have been close of late for the Roosters, with 5 out of their last 6 games decided by 2 points or less.
Since the Roosters claimed the Grand Final against the Storm in 2018, they've only managed to beat them once.
The last time these 2 teams met in April, the Storm easily accounted for the Roosters.
Both teams have named their Origin stars to back up only a few days after the big game.
We think the Storm will win again and put the Roosters' final prospects on shaky ground.
Roosters vs Storm team lists
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sandon Smith 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Turpin 10. Lindsay Collins 11.Victor Radley 12. Nat Butcher 13. Nathan Brown 14. Brandon Smith 15. Egan Butcher 16. Siua Wong 17. Naufahu Whyte 18. Drew Hutchison 19. Terrell May 20. Corey Allan 21. Fetalaiga Pauga 22. Dylan Napa
Storm: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Will Warbrick 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Trent Loiero 12. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 13. Josh King 14. Tyran Wishart 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Tariq Sims 17. Bronson Garlick 18. Grant Anderson 19. Alec MacDonald 20. Jayden Nikorima 21. Marion Seve 22. Chris Lewis 23. George Jennings
You can check out what's happening after Roosters vs Storm with the NRL season draw.