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All Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman plus all grades from First XV and Grassroots club rugby through to the Farah Palmer Cup and the Bunnings NPC. All Blacks, the Bledisloe Cup, the Rugby Championship and the Steinlager Series. Offshore Sky Sport has the Heineken Champions Cup, Six Nations, Women’s Six Nations, Japan Top League and Guinness Rainbow to add to the Gallagher Premiership, Guinness Pro 14, Top 14, Currie Cup, and more. Also: Sevens, Touch, Toa 10s.


NRL, State of Origin, the Sky Sport Premiership (women’s) with NZRL and the men’s competition too.  When it comes to the Kiwis, we’re waiting to hear what is possible in 2021 but rest assured it will be on the Home of Rugby League; Sky Sport 4. Sky continues to support rugby league roadshows throughout Aotearoa, to help grow the love of the game.


Sky has every ICC fixture, the Big Bash League, Cricket Australia, BCCI, South Africa cricket, West Indies internationals at home and domestic competitions in Sri Lanka and Pakistan and now the ICC World Test Championship.


Wimbledon comes back to Sky while Roland-Garros/Paris Open is extended in a multi-year deal along with the US Open and Australian Open, ATP and more. Game. Set. Match.


Our mana wāhine are in action on courts up and down the country in the ANZ Premiership, Constellation Cup, national club league and more from Australia and the UK.  

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The Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, the Milk Race and every other key race, inspiring all who pull on their branded lycra for a trip over the Hunuas, the Port Hills or the flats of Southland, alongside World Triathlon and Endurance events in which Kiwis excel.


Formula E is new and exciting for Sky Sport, sitting alongside our long-term deal for Supercars, NASCAR and IndyCar (featuring the ‘Great Scotts’ McLaughlin and Dixon). D1NZ Drifting is back, with Superbikes, the Dakar Rally, Le Mans, Rally du Maroc and even the Battle of Jack’s Ridge. 


Our deep relationship continues with the Sky Sport Breakers as they target a 5th Championship after a heart-stopping effort in 2020. We’re also 100% behind Basketball New Zealand with Sal’s NBL (men and women’s), 18in18 and 3x3 competitions. It’s one of Aotearoa’s fastest growing codes and we’re there for all the action.


The beautiful game.  To go with our support and coverage for New Zealand Football’s ISPS Handa Premiership, we have A-League, W-League, FIFA, EFL, Bundesliga, La Liga, La Ligue, Serie A and the FA Cup. 


The game that frustrates even the expert, but inspires millions to hit the greens, and might we add, is enjoying a renaissance off the back of Covid.  You’ll find anything that matters on Sky Sport 6 including: PGA, LPGA, European Tour, Majors and Opens, and the legendary Masters.

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UFC, WWE, Bellator, Boxing, all to fight for with Sky Sport. Team that content up with Snooker, Darts and other barstool sports from around the globe and the roster is just about complete.  Only, it isn’t quite yet.

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The grace of the wave catchers in World Surf League comps around the globe meets the audacity and sheer bravery of a multitude of sports and stunts from Red Bull, including Crankworx in Rotorua.

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Sky is honoured and privileged to bring you all the action from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which now be held from 23 July 2021. With 12 HD channels plus the Olympic Video Player you will not miss a moment! We're excited to see our NZ athletes take on the world, proudly wearing the silver fern. It is our privilege to bring you the Summer, Winter and Youth Olympic Games.


We’re bringing US Sports to avid fans including NBA (feat. our own Stephen Adams for the Pelicans, WNBA, MLB, MLS (men’s and women’s), College Football and Basketball (featuring the Leger-Walker sisters), and NHL plus a host of great ESPN sport shows and documentaries.

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Sky Sport Next – delivers more than 50 sports not normally profiled on our screens.  We’ll be seeing everything from Equestrian and Water Polo to Skateboarding, Surfing, Canoe Polo and Weightlifting, all of which eventually make their way to the pinnacle of human sporting endeavour – the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and a host of World Championships. 

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Commonwealth Games: Our promise for Birmingham 2022 (and 2026) is that we will deliver outstanding sport experiences for all New Zealanders. As rights-holding broadcaster, Sky will deliver all the Birmingham 2022 events live on multiple Sky Sport channels and selected events and highlights will be free to access - helping Kiwis get in behind their hero athletes!

This Week on Sky Sport
Aug 16 - 22
NRL Finals Series 
We edge closer to the Grand Final this weekend as we move into the sudden death semi-finals. Friday 17 September, 9pm it’s Manly Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters then on Saturday, 9pm it’s Penrith Panthers v Paramatta Eels. Catch all the hype live on Sky Sport 4.

Bunnings NPC
Fans will be excited for the return of provincial rugby this weekend as teams outside of Auckland head into round three of a revised draw. Don’t miss the restart, Friday 17 September at 7pm live on Sky Sport 1 as Waikato take on Canterbury in Hamilton. 

The Davis Cup 
The Kiwis face off with the Republic of Korea this weekend in the premier international team event in men's tennis – the Davis Cup. Tune in for Day 1 of the World Group 1 matchup from Newport, Rhode Island, USA, Saturday 18 September4am on Sky Sport 1.

ICF Canoe Sprint World Championship 
The Kiwis definitely saw a lot of podium action from the canoe sprints in Tokyo, and now, the world’s best are in Copenhagen, Denmark for the World Championship. Live coverage starts from Saturday 18 September7.40pm on Sky Sport Pop Up 1. 

World Triathlon Championship Series
The world’s biggest triathlon event hits the water this weekend featuring Kiwis Nicole van der Kaay, Ainsley Thorpe, Saxon Morgan, Trent Thorpe and Dylan Mccullough. Coverage starts Sunday 19 September1.30am on Sky Sport 9.
Rugby Championship
These double-headers are a great way to spend a Saturday night in. First up this weekend we’ve got Australia v South Africa, Saturday 18 September, 6.30pm followed by New Zealand v Argentina at 9.30pm, live from Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Sky Sport 1. 

Bellator 266 Davis V Romero 
Former UFC middleweight title contender Yoel Romero will make his long-awaited Bellator debut against fellow former UFC contender Phil Davis at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Watch it live, Sunday 19 September, 1pm on Sky Sport 9.

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
With several stops on the Sevens Series nixed, we’re excited to bring you play from Canada this weekend. Day 1 kicks off in Vancouver, Sunday 19 September3am on Sky Sport 1, followed by Day 2 on Monday from 3am. The following weekend the series continues in Edmonton. 

Rip Curl WSL Finals
Every morning at 2am this week Sky Sport Pop Up 1, we’re tuning in live from Lower Trestles, San Clemente, California for the WSL Finals, featuring the top five men and women on the WSL's Championship Tour Leader board at the end of the 2021 regular season.