The NSWRL is pleased to announce NSWRL TV has proven to be a huge hit with fans after bringing up the milestone of 100 games and 1 million total views this season following the Monday night clash between Wests Tigers and Helensburgh Tigers in the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership.
NSWRL TV launched in February this year and committed to showing more than 100 games across all competitions including The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup, Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership, Junior Representative competitions including the UNE SG Ball Cup, UNE Harold Matthews Cup, Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup, SLE Laurie Daley Cup, SLE Andrew Johns Cup, the Men’s and Women’s Country Championships and regional NSW Group competitions.
The matches are streamed via NSWRL Facebook pages and the concept has also been embraced by True Blues with premiership-winners Steve Menzies and Jamie Soward joining the commentary teams this season to call all the action on the field.
“The NSWRL values every competition we administer and the success of NSWRL TV shows just how much it has engaged with our fans,” NSWRL Chief Commercial Officer Jodie Cross said.
“There have been plenty of highlights already this season including our Regional Representative Finals Day, which showcased the rising young stars from across the state, and the return of Monday night football, which promotes the skill and talent of our women players.
“The great thing about NSWRL TV is that it will continue to go from strength to strength. There are so many more big games to look forward to this season including the historic 100-year anniversary Maher Cup match between Tumut and Gundagai on 10 April, the Junior Representatives Grand Final Day for the UNE Harold Matthews Cup, Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup and UNE SG Ball Cup on 1 May, and the City-Country weekend on 15-16 May.”
The most popular streams so far this season include:
1. Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles vs North Sydney Bears, The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup (64,200)
2. Canberra Raiders vs North Sydney Bears, The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup trial match (62,900)
3. Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks, UNE Harold Matthews Cup and UNE SG Ball Cup (40,000)
4. South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles, UNE Harold Matthews Cup and UNE SG Ball Cup (36,100)
5. Regional Representative Finals Day: SLE Andrew Johns Cup, SLE Laurie Daley Cup and Men’s Country Championships (36,050).