How to watch Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand Warriors NRL live and match preview

Posted: 4 April 2021 9:13 am
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Can the injury-ravaged Roosters win without star playmaker Luke Keary in their clash with the Warriors?

SUMMARY: Roosters vs Warriors is exclusive to Fox League. Unless you are already a Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. Watch for free using this 14-day trial.

On the back of a horrific injury toll, bookmakers have slashed the Roosters' 2021 premiership odds. Obviously the biggest casualty was chief playmaker Luke Keary (ACL). Can teen sensation Sam Walker step up and lead the Roosters through this tough period and keep them in contention?

The Warriors are flying high and couldn't have met the wounded Roosters at a better time. We can see them winning at least four of their next six matches, with two games against the battling Sea Eagles in that run.

Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand Warriors kick-off

This Easter Sunday clash will be staged at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 6:15pm AEST on 4 April.

How to watch Roosters vs Warriors

Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ and Foxtel Now are your only options for catching this fixture. There is no free-to-air coverage. You can see our guide to each team's matches on Channel 9 here.

We don't think either of the Foxtel options stack up with Kayo, which is cheaper, has a longer free trial and is more readily accessible.

Live stream Roosters vs Warriors on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

Stream Roosters vs Warriors on Kayo Sports

Kayo boasts every single regular season NRL game live and ad-free. It's filled with unique viewing features and comes with a 14-day free trial for new customers.

Among those features are SplitView, which lets you watch action from four sports at once. On Saturday night you could mix some AFL, NBL or MotoGP into your NRL action. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, alternate camera angles and Kayo Minis are also features.

Kayo is $25 a month to watch on two screens or $35 a month for a third screen. It 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).

If you're an NRL Live Pass customer, you are also moving to Kayo. If you sign up by 31 May you can get a $20 monthly discount on subscriptions for 12 months. We also have a full viewing guide for the NRL season that breaks down all your streaming options.

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Take Kayo Sports' Basic or Premium plan for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 14 days.

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Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand Warriors match preview

It'd be very easy to tip the Warriors given the injury carnage at the Roosters and the fact they have 18-year-old debutant Walker steering the ship. In another blow, hooker Sam Verrills needs further knee surgery and will be out for another four or five weeks. In the image below, you can see the extent of the Bondi Junction club's injury concerns.

On the bright side, the Roosters will still field a formidable side and boast the NRL's top two tryscorers in Brett Morris (seven) and James Tedesco (six). From all reports, young Walker won't be overawed by the occasion. How good would it be if coach Trent Robinson throws teenage prodigy Joseph Suaalii into the cauldron as well?

The Warriors are performing admirably considering they are currently based in Australia. But we think the Roosters can steal this one by four points.

Sydney Roosters injury list

Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand Warriors team lists

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Freddy Lussick 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Matt Ikuvalu 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Fletcher Baker 18. Nat Butcher 19. Benjamin Marschke.

Warriors team: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu'a 3. Adam Pompey 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Wayde Egan 10. Bunty Afoa 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Tohu Harris 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Ben Murdoch-Masila 16. Leeson Ah Mau 17. Jack Murchie 20. Paul Turner 22. Rocco Berry.

Want more information on watching NRL? See how you can watch Fox Sports without Foxtel or a breakdown of your team's games on free-to-air TV.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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