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Fans of the Blue and Gold will be able to watch the Dyldam Parramatta Eels live on Channel 9 in 2015 for all Sunday afternoon matches, the NRL announced today (December 14). The NRL also confirmed the full draw release on Monday

CEO Dave Smith said the agreement, reached with Channel 9 and Fox Sports, was a coup for all rugby league fans.

He said it meant rugby league fans would now be able to watch seven matches live on television every week – two on Channel 9 and five on Fox Sports.

"There is nothing better than watching games live and now it is going to become a prime time reality on Sundays," Mr Smith said.

"Channel 9 will show Sunday games live throughout the season so fans will see every minute of the game as it happens.

"It means NRL games will be shown live on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday in 2015."

All 26 Sunday matches will be shown live in Sydney with 23 live matches in Brisbane once daylight saving ends.

Mr Smith said the official schedule for 2015 would be released on Monday.

"We are scheduling big games that people want to watch on Sundays.

"So not only will we have a great offering on television but there will be better games for fans at the ground on Sunday afternoons – when so many families are able to attend."