Sky Sports to show even more Rugby League thanks to NRL Premiership deal
Forget the Six Nations, everyone knows Rugby League is the proper version of the sport. And from next month fans will be able to watch more of it on Sky Sports.
The Super League already features on Sky Sports, but now subscribers will get to watch games from Australasia’s NRL Telstra Premiership.
The new five-year deal means that Sky Sports will show close to 200 Rugby League matches per year, double last year’s total, offering customers the biggest season of Rugby League ever.
You will get Three NRL Telstra Premiership weekly matches per round, the NRL Telstra Premiership finals series and grand final as well as the Holden State of Origin Series.
There is also further southern hemisphere action including the Nines Tournament, NRL All Stars and Trans-Tasman, Pacific Test and Australian Test matches.
The NRL season kicks-off on 8 March with Sky’s first-pick televised games live on Saturday 10 March. Customers can tune in from 8am to see South Sydney Rabbitohs against the New Zealand Warriors, followed by 2017 champions Melbourne Storm beginning their title-defence against the Canterbury Bulldogs.
You can watch the games on the Sky Sports Action and Arena channels, which also feature the best matches from the NFL, Netball Superleague, tennis, darts, boxing, Rugby Union, WWE and more.
How to get Sky Sports Action and Arena
There are a number of ways to access these Sky Sports channels. The cheapest is if you join or are already with Sky TV.
You can add an individual Sky Sports channel to a £20 a month Sky Entertainment pack for an extra £18 on top, meaning you would pay £38 a month.
Alternatively, you can add two for £22 extra, taking your monthly TV cost to £42.
If you want access to all the action, you can access Sky’s Complete Sports Pack for an extra £27.50. This would mean paying £47.50 in total. This deal comes on a flexible 31-day contract. You can even swap your channels once a month.
There is a cheaper £20 option for all channels but you need to sign up for 18 months. This would take your total costs to £40 a month, saving you £7.50.
Other TV suppliers, perhaps unsurprisingly, charge more to add Sky Sports.
You would need to pay £31.75 a month to add all Sky Sports channels to Virgin TV or £19 for just one. BT will charge an additional £27.50 per month
You can also watch Sky Sports through a NOW TV box or its streaming app using a smart TV device such as the Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire stick.
You would need to buy a Sky Sports Day Pass. A day pass costs £7.99 and lasts for 24 hours, or you can get one for a week at £12.99 or pay £33.99 for a month.
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