The second team will book their place to the third week of the NRL finals when the Melbourne Storm and Canberra Raiders face off in a qualifying final. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match, or watching it on TV in Australia.
This will be the Saturday twilight game in the opening week of the finals, with kick-off scheduled for 5:40pm (AEST) on Saturday, September 14, and the match to be held at Melbourne’s AAMI Park.
The Storm have had an unbelievable season, finishing on top of the table. They had the minor premiership all but wrapped up six weeks out from the end of the regular season, and lost just four games from start to finish.
They will be slightly nervous heading into this match though, given the Raiders are a dangerous footy side and beat them in Melbourne just a month ago.
The winner of this match advances to the Week 3 preliminary final, while the loser has to back up next week with a semi-final contest against the winner of the elimination final on Sunday between the Parramatta Eels and Brisbane Broncos.
How to watch the match on TV
The match, like the rest of the games across the first three weeks of the finals, will be broadcast by both Channel Nine on free to air TV, and Fox Sports on pay TV.
The Foxtel broadcaster will be live from the conclusion of the earlier NRLW match at around 4:30pm (AEST), allowing for over an hour of pre-game content. Their coverage will be available on Fox League, which is found at Channel 502.
To watch the Fox Sports coverage, you’ll need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package.
Channel 9 will begin their coverage on the main Channel (Channel 90 in high definition, 91 in standard definition), from 5pm (AEST).
How to live stream the match online
If you’d prefer to live stream the match online, you’ll be able to do so in a number of ways.
The best of those is to tune in through Kayo Sports, which is a streaming service focusing soley on sports content for just $25 per month.
You’ll also be able to use Foxtel’s dedicated live streaming applications, the Foxtel App or Foxtel Now, while Channel 9’s streaming service, known as 9Now, is also avaialble for free, although you will need to sign up with a valid email address.
You’ll also be able to follow the game from 5:30pm (AEST) here on The Roar with our complete coverage, which will include live scores, a blog and highlights.