Nine has signed an exclusive new broadcast deal that will see the Women’s rugby league shown exclusively on the 9Network from 2024.
Alongside the men’s series, Women’s State of Origin will be played over three games for the first time in history, with every Origin fixture exclusive, live and free on the 9Network until 2027.
The 2024 Women’s Origin series will begin during prime time on Thursday night, May 16, ahead of Magic Round, with games two and three to be played on Thursday nights following the opening two men’s games.
Nine’s Wide World of Sports will showcase every game of the 2024 NRLW competition, 45 game NRLW season played over nine rounds, live and free on the widest-reaching platform in the country.
Every Origin and NRLW game will be available for free to stream anywhere and anytime on the 9Network and 9Now from Thursday, July 25.
Mike Sneesby, Nine CEO, said: “Women’s rugby league continues to flourish, and we’re thrilled to showcase the pinnacle of the code, State of Origin, with exclusive, live and free coverage here on Nine all the way through until 2027.
“The NRLW has risen rapidly in recent years thanks to superstars like Millie Elliot, Tamika Upton, Ali Brigginshaw and Isabelle Kelly. Nine’s Wide World of Sports will be there for every NRLW game in 2024, all live and free, as we watch the new generation emerge and put their incredible talents on display.”
As part of the NRLW programming there will also be a dedicated weekly women’s rugby league show, NRLW Wrap, on 9 and 9Now. Also returning every week for the season is the NRLW WEEKLY podcast hosted by Marlee Silva and Ruan Sims.
Nine’s commentary lineup for the 2024 NRLW season will feature former Jillaroos Ruan Sims and Allana Ferguson, hosts Emma Lawrence, Danika Mason and newcomer Marlee Silva, plus Roosters captain Millie Elliot, along with support from the entire Wide World of Sports rugby league team, featuring Billy Slater, Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith, Darren Lockyer and Brad Fittler.
Top image: Tamika Upton and Millie Elliot