Shaun Timmins, Matt King, Brad Fittler, George Rose and Ruan Sims will all be a part of the LIVE Telstra NRL Season Launch show on March 3.

To celebrate the start of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season, Telstra will be holding a live NRL Season Launch show today, Thursday March 3 from 8.30am to 10.00am in the Telstra Sydney Icon Store at 400 George St, Sydney.

Join rugby league legends Brad Fittler, George Rose, Matt King, Shaun Timmins, Bronson Harrison; Jillaroos star Ruan Sims, former NRL coach Matt Elliott and commentator Andrew Voss in-store for the live show. 

The panel, hosted by Will McCloy, will preview all eight matches in Round 1 and we'll also speak to Tony Archer, NRL General Manager - Officiating, about the new referee's bunker.

There will be ticket giveaways thanks to Telstra Thanks and the NRL. 

Come down to the store this morning from 8.30am to be part of the audience for the live show and celebrate Telstra's ongoing partnership with the NRL. Arrive early as space in the store is limited.

The show will also be live streamed on NRL.com and download the NRL App to watch it live on your mobile from 8.30am to 10.00am AEDT.

2016 Footy Pass offer

The 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season is set to kick-off and you can watch every game of every round LIVE on your tablet or mobile device.

All Telstra Post-Paid Mobile customers are eligible for a 2016 Telstra Footy Pass included in their plan, so you can catch all the action and cheer on your team with NRL Digital Pass.

You'll be able to stream live games, catch up on full match replays, watch behind-the-scenes video and view special events – all from your mobile device on Australia's fastest mobile network. 

This offer is also open to Telstra consumer and small business post-paid customers.

To get started follow these instructions: 

1. Dial #820# from your Telstra mobile and follow the instructions via the SMS we send you.

2. Select NRL and sign-up

3. Sit back and start watching footy!

For more information and full terms and conditions head to telstra.com/footypass