How to watch West Coast Eagles vs Gold Coast Suns AFL live and free
The Eagles are back at their Perth nest and out to stop the young Suns from shining. This is how to watch.
West Coast will be delighted to start the season at home after struggling in the Queensland hub last year. They boast a gun attack led by Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling, along with livewire small forward Liam Ryan. However, they conceded the sixth-most points in the AFL last year and will need to stiffen their defence.
The rocks-or-diamonds Suns will be searching for consistency in the 2021 season under coach Stuart Dew. Sam Collins has matured to be an outstanding intercept defender while Jack Lukosius is a rising star. Footy fans will also be awaiting the return of Matt Rowell, who made a stunning debut last season before badly injuring his shoulder.
When is West Coast Eagles vs Gold Coast Suns?
This match in the west starts at 3:10pm AWST (6:10pm AEDT) at Optus Stadium, Perth on Sunday 21 March.
How to watch Eagles vs Suns
Channel 7 and Foxtel have the rights to broadcast AFL matches in Australia and it varies from state to state. This game is on free-to-air TV in Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia. If you live anywhere else in the country, you will need a subscription service.
Fox Footy is the only way to guarantee you have access to every AFL game in 2021. Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your options for this clash outside the states mentioned above. There is also Watch AFL if you are overseas. We have a full guide to the AFL season here.
Stream West Coast vs Gold Coast on Kayo Sports
Our choice of the streaming options for price, features and its free trial is Kayo Sports. It currently has a 14-day free trial for new users.
After the trial period, a Basic subscription is $25 a month and you can watch on two simultaneous screens. There is also a Premium option for $35 a month and a third screen. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
Kayo also has a range of unique features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView lets you watch up to four sports at once on the same screen. There are also Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and more. In total Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports.
The sports streamer 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).
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Who will win West Coast Eagles vs Gold Coast Suns?
There is plenty of hype and expectations around the Suns this year, with a promising squad led by Collins, Rowell and Izak Rankine. But often the hype doesn't match up with reality, or at least it takes time to catch up. The Suns will be competitive like last year, but it remains to be seen whether they can stay up for long stretches of the season.
The new fly-on-the-wall Amazon Prime Video documentary Making Their Mark reveals the Eagles' wings were clipped last year in the hub, even though they made the finals. Expect them to be much stronger this year, with strike weapon Nic Naitanui helping to feed a potent forward line. West Coast by 26 points.
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