Sport: Three, ThreeNow to show select free-to-air coverage of NRL, SailGP, Supercars

NZ Warriors fans will be able to watch several of their team's NRL games this upcoming season on free-to-air Three and ThreeNow.

It comes after Warner Bros Discovery and Sky revealed they have extended their partnership to selected coverage of the NRL, SailGP and Supercars Championship.

The lineup also includes the NRL All Stars matches this weekend, as well as game one of State of Origin on May 31. The free-to-air Warriors games include their fixtures against the Newcastle Knights on March 3, Melbourne Storm on April 25 and South Sydney Rabbitohs on June 3.

Meanwhile, SailGP's coverage gets underway on February 19, with Supercars Championship taking place on March 12 and September 13.

Warner Bros Discovery senior director of content Juliet Peterson said she's delighted to be able to extend the coverage to free-to-air viewers.

"Our extended partnership with Sky continues to display our commitment to bringing key sporting moments to fans across the motu and we know viewers will be excited with all the action we're bringing to free-to-air and ThreeNow in 2023."

Sky's head of sport partnership Adam Crothers echoed those sentiments and said he hopes more access to the coverage can inspire viewers.

"The line-up of sport for our Sky customers is sensational this year, with all the sports content we know our customers love to watch, and in ways that work for them - on the Sky box, streaming on Sky Sport Now and Sky Go, and key moments free-to-air on Prime or with our partners.

"Our free-to-air strategy is designed to ensure every New Zealander has the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by landmark sports events, particularly when they involve Kiwi teams and athletes. 

"We're delighted to be partnering with Warner Bros Discovery to bring local fans these special moments from the NRL, SailGP, and Repco Supercars Championship, starting this weekend with the NRL Indigenous round."