There is plenty of live rugby league being streamed from the NRL this week, starting with the conclusion of Round 21 on Monday.
Round 21 comes to a close on Monday with bottom club Parramatta Eels looking to avoid claiming the wooden spoon by denting Brisbane Broncos’ top four ambitions.
The Eels have been in the news all week long and they have now confirmed that Ricky Stuart will be head coach from 2013. Stephen Kearney walked out on the Eels last week and that spurred Parra on as they pulled off a shock victory over Melbourne Storm that same weekend.
The news they have landed Stuart as coach on a three-year deal will see the players want to impress the watching new boss to prove they deserve a run out in 2013. The Eels are currently rock bottom with 12 points and a win in Brisbane and a defeat for the Panthers will see them level it up in the race for the wooden spoon.
The Broncos, on the other hand, still have visions of a top four finish and they will be looking for a decent showing as the season nears its conclusion. Brisbane, who are in fifth spot with 26 points, come into this game on the back of a disappointing 14-10 defeat at local rivals Gold Coast Titans last Friday.
Round 22 gets underway on Friday with a fierce local derby with Sydney Roosters playing host to St George Illawarra Dragons.
The Roosters do not have a realistic chance of making the top eight, but the Dragons do after showing they can beat anybody on their day after securing a 26-18 win over the Melbourne Storm.
The Storm cannot buy a win at the moment after they lost their fifth successive match, and they will need all the points against struggling Penrith Panthers when they clash on Saturday.
Current leaders Canterbury Bulldogs are laughing all the way to the bank after seeing the Storm self combust in recent weeks. They will be looking to extend their lead at the top in their quest to win the Minor Premiership when they travel to take on the Newcastle Knights on Saturday.
Sunday’s main game sees top four hopefuls Cronulla Sharks go up against last year’s Grand Final runners-up New Zealand Warriors, while Round 22 comes to a close on Monday when the Wests Tigers play host to Parramatta Eels.
Watch live NRL by following these simple steps:
- Go to Bet365
- Sign-in & select Bet365 > live streaming > rugby league
- Watch the NRL Live
10:05 | RUGBY LEAGUE
Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels
10:35 | RUGBY LEAGUE
Sydney Roosters v St George/Illawarra Dragons
06:30 | RUGBY LEAGUE
Melbourne Storm v Penrith Panthers
08:30 | RUGBY LEAGUE
Newcastle Knights v Canterbury Bulldogs
10:30 | RUGBY LEAGUE
North Qland Cowboys v Manly Sea Eagles
03:00 | RUGBY LEAGUE
NZ Warriors v Cronulla Sharks
05:00 | RUGBY LEAGUE
Canberra Raiders v Brisbane Broncos
06:00 | RUGBY LEAGUE
Gold Coast Titans v Souths
10:00 | RUGBY LEAGUE
Wests Tigers v Parramatta Eels