ANZAC Day is with us and as we celebrate our service men and women, we also have two major rugby league clashes to look forward to; here's how you can watch them.
First up, the St George-Illawarra Dragons and Sydney City Roosters face-off at the famous SCG. Last year the Dragons took a surprise victory against the Chooks, who would go on to win the premiership. The 24 to 8 scoreline was something of a blowout for a contest that is usually very close. The game starts at 4:00pm AEST, with both teams in red hot form.
Next the action heads to Melbourne's AAMI Park where the Storm come up against the Warriors at 7.50pm AEST. Last year Melbourne thumped the Warriors by 50 to 10, and the Kiwis will be desperate to ensure they get revenge in 2019.
How to watch the Anzac Day Round live
If you intend to watch ANZAC Day NRL on your TV, Channel 9 will broadcast both games, so you can enjoy the action both live and free through traditional means. Unfortunately, that includes ad breaks. However, this is not an ideal long-term solution for fans as Channel 9 only has a handful of games each round, plus, it doesn't allow you to stream any NRL action online or to your mobile device.
If you want to watch every match of the 2019 NRL premiership live, including the ANZAC Day games, then Fox Sports is your best bet. The Fox League channel broadcasts every game of the regular season, while also offering extensive NRL programming 24-hours a day. The Fox Sports channels are available through Foxtel IQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports.
As Foxtel IQ requires the installation of a cable and a set-top box, it's no good to you if you are looking for a late solution to watch the ANZAC Day clashes. In this instance, you have Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports to choose from, both of which offer handy free trial periods.
We've previously gone into great detail comparing these two options, and we encourage you to read that analysis, but as a quick summary, we're extremely impressed by Kayo Sports. Not only is it significantly cheaper, despite offering all the same sports content as the Foxtel services, but it has some incredible viewing features that are unique to the service - such as SplitView, Key Moments and Hide Scores - and can be watched on almost every device, including a TV via ChromeCast.
Finally, you can stream the matches with the NRL Live Pass. The handy app allows you watch every game of the regular season live on your mobile device. The Weekly, Monthly and Annual Pass prices are $3.99, $14.99 and $99.99 for new customers (in-app purchases).
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