League to screen as Sky TV, NRL reach last-minute deal

The opening match of the NRL season will screen on Sky TV tonight. Photo / Getty
The opening match of the NRL season will screen on Sky TV tonight. Photo / Getty

Tonight's opening match of the NRL season will be shown on Sky TV in New Zealand.

Less than 24 hours out from the start of the competition, the NRL and Sky have agreed in principle on a new broadcast deal.

The NRL Premiership, Under 20's competition and State of Origin will all be shown on Sky.

It's not known how long the deal is worth, with Sky expected to be seeking a multi-year agreement.

The deal will be signed by both parties this morning, just in time for the opening match of the season, with the Roosters taking on the Rabbitohs.

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