How to Watch the National Rugby League Online (2020 Guide)

Published: October 9, 2020

Are you unable to watch the National Rugby League online in your country because no channels are broadcasting the live fixtures? We have a solution to this problem. Below is a short guide to help you bypass geo-restrictions and enjoy NRL live for free. Here’s how:

1. Subscribe to the PureVPN app.
2. Connect to Australia from the server list.
3. Tune in to Kayo Sports and watch all matches for free.

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Additionally, we have shared country-wise guides to help you watch the NRL live online from your region. You’ll also be able to take a look at the teams, the match schedule, and of course, catch-up on the latest happenings.

In this guide, we will tell you how you can easily watch NRL live online from any country whether you are in Australia, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or somewhere else. Because YEAH, baby, the National Rugby League is back and the players are in action despite the grounds being empty. Things may be a little different now because there is no live audience in the stands, but have no fear, we’ve got you here: rugby fans can watch all live fixtures and finals online.

Which Channels are Broadcasting NRL Live?

The National Rugby League was restarted and you can now enjoy live Rugby League streaming from anywhere in the world. We will share the preview later in this article, but for starters, NRL is the biggest Rugby League competition that happens every year in Australia. And the NRL Final is among the most-watched and popular sports events.

The following is a list of country-wise channels that have licensing rights to broadcast all NRL fixtures. For instance, if you are in the United Kingdom then you can stream Rugby League on NOW TV or Premier Sports whereas fans living in Australia can watch the league on Kayo Sports.

Countries Channels Broadcasting NRL 2020
Australia Kayo Sports, Foxtel, or Channel 9
United Kingdom Sky Sports
Canada Sportsnet or SN Now+
United States Fox Sports, Sling TV, or Direct TV
New Zealand Sky Sports
India SonyLIV
France beIN Sports
Overseas NRL Digital Pass

But we suggest don’t waste your money on NRL weekly subscriptions or even the Final Series Pass that may cost 85 Australian dollars when you have a chance to watch the matches for free. You can stream NRL fixtures if you are living in the aforementioned countries and have an existing channel subscription. If you are a Sky Sports subscriber who is living outside the United Kingdom can use a VPN app to stream NRL 2020 from anywhere.

How to Watch the NRL Live Online from Any Country

If you are an Australian citizen who watches Kayo Sports, then if you’re located elsewhere in the world, you can’t stream the National Rugby League 2020 using Kayo Sports. This happens due to geo-blocking and licensing restrictions, meaning Kayo is only available if you’re in Australia and nowhere else. The same is the case for Sky Sports. UK citizens can’t stream NRL matches on Sky if they are living abroad. This is where a VPN app comes in. You can use a VPN app to change your IP address and access your primary streamer from anywhere.

Let’s explain what that means for a second: every time you go to a website or access a streaming service, your computer or device from your location directly hits the website/streaming service. They know who you are, and they know where you live. But what if we are able to tell you that you could trick the website or streaming service that you live elsewhere? By connecting to another service, the VPN in this case, it acts as a conduit or bridge to connect you to the websites you can’t access, thereby making it appear as if you live elsewhere. And the best part? Your web connection is safer, more secure, and your browsing will be largely unchanged. Sweet!

Here’s how:

  1. Subscribe to the PureVPN app.
  2. Install the app and sign in using your new credentials.
  3. Connect to the desired server from the list (let’s say Australia).
  4. Tune into your primary streamer (Kayo Sports or Foxtel).
  5. Enjoy NRL live matches from any country.

How to Watch the NRL 2020 Live for Free

There is an easy way to stream all NRL matches in any country without subscribing to any channel or streaming service. You have to use a VPN app to stream NRL on Kayo Sports so that you can access the live stream NRL link. Kayo Sports also offers a free 14-day trial for fans living in Australia and even abroad if you follow our guide below. Here is how you can access NRL live stream on Kayo Sports for free.

  1. Install the PureVPN app.
  2. Create an account and sign in to the app.
  3. Connect to Australia from the server list.
  4. Now subscribe to a free trial on Kayo Sports.
  5. Stream all NRL matches live.

Always remember to connect the VPN app first before logging into Kayo Sports or you won’t be able to sign in because of geographical limitations. Once you have connected your device, computer, or phone to a VPN app, you can easily stream NRL on Kayo Sports just like an Australian citizen.

National Rugby League 2020 Teams

Sixteen teams compete with each other in the NRL, with Sydney Roosters being the favorites to win the title again this year. South Sydney Rabbitohs is another team that can strong-arm the Roosters this season and both teams have a long-standing rivalry. Here is a list of all NRL teams that are fighting to win the 2020 title:

  • Brisbane Broncos
  • Canberra Raiders
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
  • Gold Coast Titans
  • Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  • Melbourne Storm
  • Newcastle Knights
  • New Zealand Warriors
  • North Queensland Cowboys
  • Parramatta Eels
  • Penrith Panthers
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs
  • St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • Sydney Roosters (Defending Champions)
  • Wests Tigers

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NRL 2020: Here is the Finals Schedule

Semi-Final #1: Sydney Roosters vs. Canberra Raiders (October 9th, 2020, Friday)

Semi-Final #2: Parramatta Eels vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs (October 10th, 2020, Saturday)

Grand Final: October 25th, 2020, Sunday.

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NRL 2020 Review

Let’s start with the team that is the most consistent: the Parramatta Eels. This team has lost a semi-final consistently for three years in a row and the fans are not happy about it at all. But Sydney Roosters is the toughest contender to win the 2020 title even though the players miss more than 50 tackles. The semi-finals are set for this week and we are hoping to see thrilling action from the Australian teams.


1. Is there a Rugby League in the United States?

Yes. The USA Rugby League was founded in 2011. If you’re living in the United States, you can watch the USA Rugby League on Fox Sports.

2. Where can I stream the NRL 2020 for free?

You can easily stream NRL matches for free by using the Nine’s app or 9Now. All you have to do is install the 9Now and you can access the 2020 finals. If you are unable to access the 9Now app, then use VPN app app to change your IP address and stream NRL live online.

3. How do I watch NRL without Foxtel?

As we have mentioned earlier, you can stream NRL matches on various sporting channels based on the country you reside in. In short, if you live in the United Kingdom, then tune into Sky Sports to access NRL matches live.

Enjoy Thrilling Action of Live Rugby Matches

Aussies love rugby and we hope you are a fan of live sports because it is the only thing that makes us happy these days. We hope now you can easily watch NRL live from any country; it’s really as easy as downloading an app and clicking a button. If you need more information, then reach out to us via the Live Chat option.

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