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How to watch Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights NRL live and match preview


The Roosters narrowly missed the top 4 last year and will be eager to start well against fellow finalist Newcastle in their season opener.

SUMMARY: The Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights is exclusive to Fox Sports. Unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

The Roosters produced another strong season as they generated a 16-8 record across the 2021 campaign. However, they narrowly missed the top 4 and despite a strong elimination final performance, they came unstuck badly in a heavy semi-final defeat to Manly.

The Knights finished 7th after a strong finish to the season. They were defeated 28-20 by Parramatta in an elimination final.

When is the Roosters vs Knights clash?

The clash gets underway at 3:00pm AEDT on Saturday 12 March at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney.

How to watch Roosters vs Knights live

The NRL season will be split between Channel 9 and Fox NRL.

You might want to consider getting a subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ or Foxtel Now. That way, you won't miss a minute of the action as the 2022 NRL season unfolds. Feel free to check out our Kayo vs Foxtel guide to see which service is better for you.

Kayo Sports is an appealing option out of the 3, with no lock-in contracts and a generous content catalogue. Subscriptions start at $25 a month, which buys you access to more than 50 sports. Besides, features such as SplitView and Interactive Stats likely appeal to sports enthusiasts.

We have a full guide on how to stream the 2022 NRL season if you're keen to read more on the subject.

Stream Kayo Sports for 14 days FREE and no lock-in contract

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Stream Roosters vs Knights on Kayo

You can also catch the entire NRL Season live on Kayo Sports. New customers can use this 14-day free trial to test it out.

Kayo is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2017 or later), LG TV and Android TV in browsers and Chromecast.

Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month and let you watch on 2 devices at once. If you're after a third simultaneous stream, then you can upgrade to the Premium subscription at $35 monthly.

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Who will win Roosters vs Knights?

Roosters standing

The Roosters have won 10 of their last 11 clashes with the Newcastle Knights over the course of 7 seasons.

James Tedesco and Kalyn Ponga will be leading their sides onto the SCG this Saturday knowing they both have a massive chance to go deep this season.

The Roosters won 16 games despite a heavy injury list while the Knights won 5 in a row late in the year to claim a finals spot.

With key playmakers back and a strong body of work built over several years, we expect the Roosters to kick off their campaign with a good win.

Roosters vs Knights team lists

Roosters team: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 4. Joseph Manu 5. Paul Momirovski 6. Sam Walker 7. Luke Keary 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Connor Watson 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Fletcher Baker 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Kevin Naiqama 19. Daniel Sulka-fifita 20. Lachlan Lam 21. Naufahu Whyte 22. Adam Keighran

Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Dominic Young 3. Dane Gagai 4. Bradman Best 5. Enari Tuala 6. Jake Clifford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 13. Kurt Mann 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Mitchell Barnett 16. Leo Thompson 17. Jirah Momoisea 18. Tex Hoy 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Simi Sasagi 21. Brayden Musgrove 22. Mathew Croker 23. Dylan Lucas 24. Jaron Purcell

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. Want more information on sports streaming? You can see our full 2022 NRL season draw here.

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