The NSWRL will engage with fans even more in 2022 with NSWRL TV to showcase 188 games across all formats of the game from the Sydney metropolitan area to regional NSW.
The action starts tomorrow with the Wheelchair State of Origin match at 2.30pm at the Whitlam Centre in Liverpool. It is the first time since 2019 a Wheelchair Origin match has been played with the last two games abandoned because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The match tomorrow has been rescheduled from 2021.
Fans can watch all the action on the NSWRL Facebook page which is the dedicated channel for all NSWRL matches and content. The competitions to be live streamed include the SLE Andrew Johns Cup, Harold Matthews Cup, SLE Laurie Daley Cup, Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup, SG Ball Cup, Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership, Men’s and Women’s Country Championships, Country v City and The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup.
“NSWRL TV was a hit for our fans in 2021 with more than 1.7 million viewers tuning in to watch all the action from our competitions across NSW,” NSWRL Chief Commercial Officer Jodie Cross said.
“The NSWRL is committed to showcasing even more matches this season from the rising young stars in our Junior Representatives competitions, to the state’s premier competition for men and women respectively, The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup and Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership.
“NSWRL TV remains a significant investment by the NSWRL and it continues to provide a wonderful platform to keep all our stakeholders connected.
“The action starts on Saturday with the Wheelchair State of Origin match and I urge all passionate NSW fans to tune in and cheer our boys home.”
The full schedule of NSWRL TV games in 2022 includes:
- Every match of the SLE Andrew Johns Cup and SLE Laurie Daley Cup;
- Every match of the Men’s and Women’s Country Championships;
- One match every weekend from Harold Matthews Cup, Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup and SG Ball Cup with scope for double headers or triple headers;
- One match every weekend from The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup;
- Marquee events including Country v City and Wheelchair State of Origin.
NSWRL TV started as a pilot program in 2020 to provide another service for NSW Rugby League fans after restrictions were understandably placed around crowds over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year, there were more than 100 games live streamed with the most-watched matches including the Junior Representative Grand Final Day (57,840); the Country v City weekend (53,603); and the Ron Massey Cup match between the Kaiviti Silktails and Ryde-Eastwood Hawks (40,685).
The games were called by commentators including True Blues Jamie Soward, Craig Wing and Steve Menzies; and former NSW Women’s pioneer Tarsha Gale.
The NSWRL will preview every week the matches scheduled to be shown on NSWRL TV.