The home of rugby league will expand to new heights this year and reach more Australians than ever when Nine claims full digital rights on the NRL. That means live streaming, catch-up, and short-form clips and highlights, coming straight from the broadcast to the digital environment via 9Now, Wide World of and all of our social media platforms, live and free.

    The Wide World of Sports commentary team is again led by Ray “Rabs” Warren, the only voice rugby league fans have known and loved for over 40 years. James Bracey will host Thursday Night Football, Friday Night Football, Saturday Night Football and Sunday Afternoon Football, and he will be joined by rugby league Immortals Andrew Johns and Wally Lewis, along with Phil Gould, Peter Sterling, Paul Vautin, Darren Lockyer, Brad Fittler, Ray Hadley and Mat Thompson.

    The best games in every NRL round will be shown Live and Free on Thursday, Friday and Sunday before expanding to four days of footy in the run to the finals with the 7.30pm match on Saturday night.