The National Rugby League is a professional rugby league in Australia. The 2020 season marks the 113th season of the league. This year, it starts on March 12th and ends October 4, 2020, providing that nothing pauses the season. It has 16 teams across the country, and just like other rugby events, it is wildly popular. If you are in Australia or New Zealand, you can enjoy the league games with no issues. However, if you are visiting another country or are otherwise outside either country, you would need to connect to a VPN to watch the matches.
The history of the National Rugby League dates back to 1907. However, in its current version, it has been known as the NRL Telstra Premiership. As we mentioned, there are 16 teams that will participate in the Let’s take a look at the current teams that are league now.
- Brisbane Broncos
- Canberra Raiders
- Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
- Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
- Gold Coast Titans
- Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
- Melbourne Storm
- Newcastle Knights
- New Zealand Warriors
- North Queensland Cowboys
- Parramatta Eels
- Penrith Panthers
- South Sydney Rabbitohs
- St. George Illawarra Dragons
- Sydney Roosters
- Wests Tigers
There are several ways you can watch the league around the world. If you are in certain areas of the world, you can watch certain matches for free. That said, however, you can watch all the matches on www.watchnrl.com, providing you have a subscription.
How to Watch 2020 National Rugby League (NRL) from Anywhere
There are several ways to watch the league including www.watchnrl.com. In this example, we will use Australia to tell you how to watch.
- Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30 day risk-free money-back guarantee).
- Download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device
- Connect to a VPN server in Australia so you can definitely get coverage of the league games.
- You can log in to Sport 24 website providing you have credentials.
- Enjoy the live streaming access of the National Rugby League (NRL).
How to Use a VPN to Watch 2020 National Rugby League (NRL)
We’ll use ExpressVPN for the example of how to use a VPN service to stream 2020 National Rugby League (NRL). First, you’ll want to download the VPN client. ExpressVPN offers free client software for Windows, Mac and Linux. In addition to free apps for iOS and Android.
After you download and install the software, its time to connect. Launch the ExpressVPN client and select a server location. We’ll walk you through step by step by using their Windows client.
- Select a server location. We suggest you use a server in Australia. As we mentioned, that is because you would be geo-blocked outside of the region. Because of that, we chose a server in Melbourne.
- We recommend you select OpenVPN (TCP) or (UDP). For streaming videos from sites like YouTube, we use OpenVPN (UDP) because it’s faster than TCP. They also support PPTP, L2TP, and SSTP. We still recommend OpenVPN UDP for the best mix of speed and privacy protection.
- Click the big round connect button. After a few seconds, you’ll see the shield around the button turn green. There will also be a message letting you know the “VPN is ON”
- You now have an IP address in Australia or wherever your favorite coverage is located, as far as anyone can tell online. Because of that, you can reach any site as if you were sitting there. The same would be true if you connected to a server in a different region.
That’s all there is to it. Now that you have an IP address from the ExpressVPN server in Australia, you can browse the Internet as if you were actually there. The same is true from any country. Connect to a server in the United Kingdom to watch Sky Sports or the US if you want to watch other events than just the National Rugby League (NRL).
Good VPN providers open access to content around the world. If you live outside the United States, the service can help you access popular services like Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora. You still need an account for services like Netflix but the VPN will help you watch US television shows and movies on Netflix as if you were sitting in the United States or any other region you would like to access.
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