Before kick-off for the 2020 NRL Premiership regular season in March, all 16 teams will play trial matches to prepare for the regular season. These fixtures are starting to be announced, and you can find it below, also you can catch all the action on TV at home or stream matchs live on a mobile device by using the options listed here.
NRL Trial Schedule, Fixtures 2020
All kick-offs listed as local time
- February 14: NRL Nines, HBF Park, Perth 4:00 pm
- February 15: NRL Nines, HBF Park, Perth 10:15 am
- February 15: Broncos vs Capras, Rockhampton, 7:00 pm
- February 21: Titans vs Burleigh, Burleigh, 7:00 pm
- February 21: Broncos vs Wynnum, Wynnum Juniors, 7:00 pm
- February 21: Eels vs Rabbitohs, Wentworthville, 7:00 pm
- February 22: All Stars – men’s and women’s Indigenous v NZ Maori, Cbus Super Stadium, 7:00 pm
- February 22: Knights vs Dragons, Maitland, 5:30 pm
- February 22: Cowboys vs Broncos, Cairns, 7:00 pm
- February 22: Sharks vs Bulldogs, Port Moresby, 5:00 pm
- February 22: Warriors vs Storm, Palmerston North, 5:00 pm
- February 22: Panthers vs Wests Tigers, Penrith, 7:00 pm
- February 23: St Helens vs Roosters, Totally Wicked Stadium, 6:45 am AEDT (7.45 pm Saturday local)
- February 29: EISS Super Sapphire Trial Tribute – Panthers vs Eels, Bega, 4:00 pm
- February 29: Broncos vs Titans, Redcliffe, 7:00 pm
- February 29: Storm vs Cowboys, Casey Fields, 5:30 pm
- February 29: Roosters vs Knights, Central Coast Stadium, 7:00 pm
- February 29: Bulldogs vs Raiders, Port Macquarie, 7:00 pm
- February 29: Rabbitohs vs Dragons, Charity Shield, Mudgee, 7:00 pm
- March 1: Warriors vs Wests Tigers, Rotorua, 2:00 pm
- March 1: Sharks vs Sea Eagles, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 6:00 pm
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Must See 2020 NRL TV
Despite trailing the Storm throughout the year and finishing second in the regular season, few were extremely surprised when last year’s Sydney Roosters rolled through the finals series to win a second consecutive NRL premiership. The Grand Final was a more exciting affair than many expected, with the Raiders making a gallant actually showing on the biggest stage in their first ever appearance, but the Roosters proved too strong and were able to make it two out of a 73rd minute trial by 2019 Dally M Medallist James Tedesco from two.
They are once again seen as the team to beat, going into 2020 and will be tipped by many to make it a third consecutive Premiership year, but it’s a long season and a number of teams are lining up to knock them off their perch. Perhaps the most likely of those rivals are the ever-competitive Storm and the extremely impressive Raiders, but the likes of the Parramatta Eels, Manly Sea Eagles and South Sydney Rabbitohs will all feel they deserve to be in the discussion as well.
This week’s action involves Live broadcast on the Fox League channel (Foxtel / Kayo) with no ad-breaks during play, either restricted by location or unavailable on the NRL Free to Air (Network Nine):
How to Stream or Watch the NRL LIVE
There are several ways in Australia to watch NRL like Network Nine, the official free to air broadcaster. Once again, the Nine Network will be televising an average of three live matches per Premiership week, but has no TV rights to the NRL Nines that is exclusive to Foxtel and Kayo Sports. The State of Origin series and the NRL Grand Final are other highlights on Nine.
The Aussie TV Live NRL
If you’re watching the action of the Rugby League then the Fox League channel (Foxtel / Kayo Sports) is the spot for you, televising the NRL and every LIVE game and in HD without any ad-breaks before the grand final. It includes full match replays and the convenience with the Foxtel Go app to watch NRL live (data charges can apply).
The Fox League channel can be accessed through a variety of ways including a Foxtel subscription at home, the Sports HD Pack and a set-top box. Other watching options for the NRL on the Fox League include Foxtel Now online and streaming via the Kayo Sports service.
Watch the 2020 NRL Live Online
If you’re an Australian resident and you don’t have access to the Fox League, you might want to try the Foxtel free trial now, which is good for 10 days and gives fans the opportunity to watch NRL live without set-up costs or charges. Fox League is available with the Sports Pack which provides instant access to more than 50 live and on-demand sports shows.
Foxtel Now can be extended month by month and can be accessed via a variety of internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include mobile devices such as Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, as well as Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more.
Stream NRL Live on Kayo Sport For Free
Kayo Sports also has an option of a 14 day free. You’ll have access to these very same LIVE Rugby League matches as Foxtel with the Kayo trial, and you can watch the NRL free using qualified mobile devices. Select PCs and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge will be available on compatible devices, bringing new applications and services early.
Upon demand, Kayo also provides replays of the matches he televises if you need to catch up on the action of that week. In addition, Kayo offers a number of unique features, including splinters, immersive graphics and no spoilers. You need to never miss a key moment of the action in your TV Guide sport because more than 50 sports are shown live and on request.
Watch the NRL Live Outside Australia
Watch NRL, the Fox Sports streaming service, allows Rugby League fans outside Australia to watch LIVE and ad-free every minute of every game, as well as to have access to all of the most relevant NRL shows. The service can be accessed on a monthly, annual basis or you can simply purchase a final series pass which means you can customize your subscription to suit your needs. The final series pass is a great value choice, if you only need access during the final series.
NRL Live Free to Air in Australia
The NRL Premiership season will once more consist of twenty-five rounds here in 2020. Most games will be played from Thursday to Sunday, with matches reserved for special occasions on Wednesday and Monday, and rounds 12 and 16 shortened to accommodate the State of Origin 2020. Several evening / night double headers will be seen Friday, and the first Monday match will be played over Easter on April 13.
Nine Network’s Free to Air NRL coverage will include live game telecasts on Thursday and Friday nights as well as Sunday afternoons. Similarly, the last five Saturday night games in the lead-up to the Finals series will be shown on Network Nine.