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Everything you need to know about the Telstra Premiership in 2019

The 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership kicks off on Thursday, March 14 when the Melbourne Storm host the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park, and concludes with the NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on October 6.

Along the way there's the Holden State of Origin series – running from June 5 to July 19, with the inaugural match at Perth on June 23 – plus the brand new Magic Round Brisbane in May.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 season.

Key dates

  • Round 1 begins Thursday March 14
  • State of Origin dates – June 5 (Brisbane), June 23 (Perth), July 19 (Sydney)
  • Finals Series begins Friday September 13
  • Grand Final Sunday October 6

Special rounds

  • Anzac Weekend – Round 7, April 25-April 28
  • Magic Round Brisbane – Round 9, May 9-May 12
  • Indigenous Round – Round 11, May 23-May 26
  • Harvey Norman Women In League Round – Round 22, August 15-August 18


Television broadcast details (typical rounds)

  • Thursday night football – 8pm AEDT (live on Nine, Fox League)
  • Friday night football – 6pm AEDT (live on Fox League), 8pm AEDT (live on Nine, Fox League)
  • Super Saturday – 3pm, 5.30pm, 7.30pm AEDT (all games live on Fox League)
  • Sunday football – 2pm (live on Fox League), 4pm (live on Nine, Fox League)

TV Broadcast – Domestic & International

Within Australia

If you can't make it to a game and want to catch live games on TV, Channel 9 and Fox League are where you can watch them. Channel 9 will present Thursday night, Friday night (Second game) and Sunday afternoon games on Free-to-air. Fox League will simulcast all games across the round.

Within New Zealand

If you're within New Zealand, you can access NRL matches through SKY New Zealand. Content will be available each week across both TV and digital platforms with fans able to access both live and replayed matches.

Full replays of two NRL matches per week (including the match in which the New Zealand Warriors feature) will also be available on free television. For more details on these replays, check your local guides.

All other regions: You can find relevant broadcast information for all other regions here

International Streaming – Live Pass & Watch NRL

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  • Inside the NRL – Monday 3.30pm AEDT
  • NRL Teams – Tuesday 3.55pm AEDT Podcasts

  • Sunday Session with Craig Wing – Sunday night
  • Team List Tuesday – Tuesday night
  • The Pearl's Preview with Steve Renouf – Wednesdays
  • The Late Mail Crew – Thursdays
  • The Powwow with Sowwow – Fridays

Nine non-match programming

  • 100% Footy – 10pm AEDT Mondays
  • Thursday Night Golden Point – following Thursday night football
  • Friday Night Knock Off – following Friday night football
  • Sunday Footy Show – 11am AEDT on Sundays

Fox League non-match programming

  • NRL 360 – 6.30pm AEDT Monday-Wednesday
  • The Fan – Tuesday 7.30pm
  • League Life – Wednesday 7.30pm AEDT
  • The Late Show with Matty Johns – Thursday 9.45pm AEDT
  • The Professor's Late Hit – Friday 9.45pm AEDT
  • Sunday Night with Matty Johns – Sunday 8pm AEDT
  • Controversy Corner – Sunday 9pm AEDT

NRL Account

An NRL Account provides free unlimited access across our entire network including all the Telstra Premiership clubs and states. Also included is free entry to the NRL Fantasy and Tipping competitions every year, entry to competitions and special partner offers, access to NRL TV and the ability to secure pre-sale tickets for NRL Events. Sign Up for free


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The NRL Official App, created by Telstra, is a must-have for all Rugby League fans. Whether you're at the game, at home, or on the go, you can stream 2019 games live, fast and for Telstra mobile customers, data-free, all through the app. The app brings you the latest news and content, real-time scores and highlights, plus live games via NRL Live Pass. Download the NRL Official App now

Club Apps

Get everything you need to know about your team no matter where you are! NRL Club & State Apps give you inside access to your favourite team and favourite players - plus breaking news, live scores, live replays, match highlights, stats, and game day information straight from your club or state! If you're following from home, or attending live, you need to download your favourite team App

Tickets, Travel, Hospitality

There is nothing like experiencing an NRL event live at the stadium, with both your fellow supporters as well as your opposition. It's an atmosphere that cannot be rivalled. Whether it's a Telstra Premiership fixture or an NRL Major Event like Holden State of Origin, the place you need to go for all of your Tickets, Travel and Hospitality needs it

Add to Calendar (eCal)

The NRL has again partnered with ECAL to create an innovative way for fans to stay up to date with the greatest game of all. You can sync your favourite club's draw or the entire Telstra Premiership schedule to your preferred digital calendar. Make sure you never miss a moment of your team with this handy tool. Add to your calendar  


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Acknowledgement of Country

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