How To Watch NRL Trial Games? NRL Trial Games Schedule, Streaming Platforms And More


The National Rugby League (NRL), founded in 1998, is Australia and New Zealand’s premier rugby league club tournament. It includes some clubs from Sydney’s first club rugby league competition, which has been running since 1908. A single New Zealand team also competes in the league. The NRL was founded as a collaborative collaboration between the Australian Rugby League (ARL) and the News Corporation-controlled Super League in the aftermath of the Super League war in the 1990s after both organizations ran premierships concurrently in 1997.  In February 2012, the ARL was restructured with an independent board of directors and renamed the Australian Rugby League Commission, with the management of the NRL passing completely to the reconstituted ARL.


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How To Watch NRL Trial Games?

From February 18 to February 28, NRL clubs will hold trials on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights, with a 10-day break before the start of the tournament. Fox Sports has obtained the rights to broadcast all 32 NRL trial matches this year for the first time ever. Previously, NRL.com only aired a few pre-season games on their website; however, because of the partnership with Fox Sports, pay TV viewers will have better access than ever to their favorite team during the pre-season.

NRL 2022 Trail Game Schedule

Date And Day Time Match
Friday, February 18 6:00pm  Sydney Roosters vs. Canberra Raiders – Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Friday, February 18 8:00pm  Wests Tigers vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles – Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Saturday, February 19 4:00pm  Melbourne Storm vs. Warriors – Casey Fields, Melbourne
Saturday, February 19 5:00pm  North Queensland Cowboys vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs – Barlow Park, Cairns
Saturday, February 19 7:00pm  Gold Coast Titans vs. Brisbane Broncos – Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Sunday, February 20 4:00pm  Penrith Panthers vs. Cronulla Sharks – CommBank Stadium, Sydney
Sunday, February 20 6:00pm Parramatta Eels vs. St George Illawarra Dragons – CommBank Stadium
Monday, February 21 7:00pm  Newcastle Knights vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Friday, February 25 6:00 pm Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs. Canberra Raiders – Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Friday, February 25 8:00pm Sydney Roosters vs. Wests Tigers – Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Saturday, February 26 2:00pm Warriors vs. Gold Coast Titans – Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
Saturday, February 26 5:00pm Penrith Panthers vs. Parramatta Eels – BlueBet Stadium, Penrith
Saturday, February 26 7:00 pm  South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. St George Illawarra Dragons – Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee
Saturday, February 26 8:00 pm  North Queensland Cowboys vs. Brisbane Broncos – BB Print Stadium, Mackay

Sunday, February 27

5:45 pm  Melbourne Storm vs. Newcastle Knights – Mars Stadium, Wendouree


Monday, February 28

7:00 pm  Cronulla Sharks vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – PointsBet Stadium, Cronulla

Where Can I Watch NRL Trial Games?

Fox League is the sole method to watch all trial games in 2022. This year, instead of getting inconsistent (but free) Facebook feeds from your clubs, you’ll only be able to watch them on 

  • Foxtel IQ

  • Foxtel Now

  • Kayo Sports.

While the streams will not be free, they will be reliable and should have commentators you are acquainted with.

Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports has accessibility to all Fox Sports material and everything that beIN SPORTS and ESPN bring into the nation. It features over 50 live and on-demand sports, as well as other ancillary programmes such as discussion shows and news. Everything on the Fox League channel, in particular, is accessible to view on replay, live, or in highlights packages.


Except for the grand final, Foxtel broadcasts every game of the NRL Telstra Premiership. To watch, you’ll need the Sports HD and Foxtel Plus packs, which cost $74 per month when purchased together. After that, you’ll be able to stream matches using the Foxtel GO app on your PC or mobile device. With your Foxtel subscription, you get the app for free. Simply download the app from Google Play or the App Store and enter your Foxtel ID. Visit the Foxtel website to stream on your laptop.

Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now allows NRL fans to watch live NRL matches. The Sport pack, which costs $29 a month, is required to get FOX League. The Essentials pack, which costs $25 per month and includes a terrific variety of Pop and Lifestyle channels, is also required to access sports content. As a result, streaming NRL games with Foxtel Now will cost you at least $54 per month. PCs and Macs, mobile devices, Chromecast and AirPlay, PS4, Telstra TV, and the Foxtel Now box are all supported by the streaming service.

Watch NRL Live On Free-to-Air Tv

If you’re a regular NRL fan, free-to-air coverage may be plenty to quench your thirst. On the Nine Network, you can watch three games per round. This includes a match on Thursday night, a match on Friday night, and a match on Sunday afternoon. From round 21 onwards, an additional game every round will be shown on Saturday night. The finals series and State of Origins series will remain exclusive to Nine, which will continue to broadcast every game of the finals series. 9Now allows Channel 9 to view the games it broadcasts on replay.

Stream NRL Matches From Outside Australia

You can still watch NRL matches live or on demand with Watch NRL if you’re not in Australia when your favorite team is playing. There are three subscription tiers for the platform, which is only available outside of the country. During the regular rounds, a weekly admission costs $20, a monthly subscription is $39, and a year’s membership costs $199. The weekly pass increases to $25 during the finals, or you may acquire the complete finals series for $85. The weekly pass is no longer available for the grand final, and the best option is a $33 monthly subscription.

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