NRL is about to Kick Off on Nine

The Nine Network will bring you more rugby league than ever before with the addition of Thursday Night Footy giving fans three of the biggest NRL games LIVE and FREE every week in 2016.

The season kicks off on Thursday, March 3, when the new-look Parramatta Eels meet the premiership favourites, the Brisbane Broncos, in front of a parochial Eels crowd. The following night the big games roll on, with Nine broadcasting the Sea Eagles-Bulldogs clash, and then the Sunday blockbuster between the Roosters and Sam Burgess’s Rabbitohs.

Only on Nine’s Wide World of Sports will you hear the voice of rugby league Ray “Rabs” Warren, the only voice footy fans have known and loved for over 40 years.

Joining him will be a cavalcade of rugby league’s greatest stars and top reporters, including Peter Sterling, Andrew Johns, Phil Gould, Darren Lockyer, Wally Lewis, Brad Fittler, Ray Hadley, Matt Thompson, Yvonne Sampson, Brett Finch and Erin Molan. Peter Sterling and Yvonne Sampson will host Nine’s NRL coverage for the 2016 season.

In another boon for rugby league on Nine in 2016, LIVE matches will be beamed into Adelaide on 9GEM.

The Wide World of Sports website – wwos.com.au – will keep rugby league fans up to speed online with live scores and statistics, round-the-clock news, and expert analysis from Andrew Johns.ty will be bigger and better than ever in 2016 – the best games, live and free right around Australia on the Nine Network, with the best commentators and experts in the game.”

 

NRL SEASON 2016: THE BIG KICK-OFF ON CHANNEL NINE

·         2016 TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP – ROUND 1

Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos

Thursday, March 3, at 7.30pm

Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs

Friday, March 4, at 7.30pm

Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sunday, March 6, at 3.30pm