Live stream rugby games online in 2023

Oppdatert: 1. september 2023

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Rugby World Cup 2023

Prepare for an exciting Rugby World Cup in France starting September 8, 2023. South Africa and New Zealand aim for their fourth title, while France seeks to win as the host. Even if you can’t make it to France to watch rugby, find out how to securely stream the event with ExpressVPN!

Live stream rugby games with a VPN

You can securely live rugby games in just a few simple steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to see a British broadcast, connect to a server in the UK.
  3. Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, like Channel 4 (UK) or Amazon Prime Video (UK), and find the game you want to watch.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

The Rugby Championship 2023

As The Rugby Championship gets underway, all eyes are on a dominant New Zealand squad searching for its fourth consecutive title. Can Argentina open the tournament by knocking off the All Blacks on Saturday? Meanwhile, South Africa can properly prepare for their July 15 bout with New Zealand by knocking off Australia at home. The tournament serves as a warm-up for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in September and also contains the hotly contested Bledisloe Cup (New Zealand vs. Australia). Viewers in Australia will be able to live stream all games featuring the Australian national team free on 9Now. Check out our Rugby Championship 2023 page to learn where you can watch the action live online!

Stream European Champions and Challenge Cup rugby live

European club rugby’s best teams go head-to-head in the Champions Cup and the second-tier Challenge Club. Check out our comprehensive Champions and Challenge Cup page to see who’s on track to be crowned champions of Europe—and where you can watch the action live online!

Watch National Rugby League (NRL)

Live stream the 2023 NRL season from March 2! Check out our comprehensive NRL page to see who’s favored to win the Premiership, when and where State of Origin will take place, and much more!

Watch Women’s Six Nations rugby live streams for free

Ireland may be the men’s champs, but defending champion England is out to reassert its dominance in the Women’s Six Nations (March 25–April 29, 2023), with the four British home nations—England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales—doing battle with European rivals France and Italy.  Check out our Women’s Six Nations page for all ways to stream one of the world’s most exciting and prestigious rugby tournaments with a VPN!

Live stream 2022–23 Premiership Rugby games for free


Price: Free

ITV will broadcast live Premiership Rugby matches for free, as well as a weekly highlights program on ITV4, up until the end of the 2023–24 season. Four Premiership Rugby matches will be shown on ITV, in addition to the final which is on ITV4. Check the schedule before games to see if they’re showing.

Note: You may need a valid UK postcode, e.g., W4 5HZ, KT6 4EU.

Stream the 2022-23 Premiership Rugby season live online

Price: 6 USD/month and up

Peacock TV holds U.S. broadcasting rights for the 2021-22 Premiership Rugby season (a free trial is available). You can also watch the event live on DAZN Germany or Japan (In German and Japanese, respectively). TNT Sports Box Office (formerly BT Sport Box Office) has exclusive rights to the event in the UK. You will need to have a working TV box from BT TV or Sky. If you do not have a TV box from BT TV or Sky TV, use the Peacock or DAZN stream.

Note: You will need a valid U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to Peacock TV. DAZN may also require you to have local credit/debit cards. If you don’t have one, use PayPal instead! Keep in mind that your DAZN subscription will be locked to your resident country (Germany or Japan) and cannot be changed to another country, even when traveling.

Watch the 2023 Rugby Championship live online

The annual southern hemisphere competition sees Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa face off from July 8–July 29, 2023.

Watch 2023 Summer Internationals live streams

The Summer Internationals (July 29–August 26, 2023) should serve as the perfect warmup to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in September. The British nations will arrange friendlies with the likes of France, Italy, New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, and Georgia.

Watch 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams 

Held from September 8–October 28, 2023, hosts France take on New Zealand at the Stade de France in the opening game that has all the makings of a classic. Several broadcasters will carry the games, so stay tuned for details on how to live stream all the games online with a VPN.

Watch the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for free

With more tries, more space to create, and lightning-quick players, the fast-paced World Rugby Sevens Series shows that every minute on the pitch can be action-packed. Watch smaller rugby nations like the United States, Kenya, and Fiji cause upsets against the traditionally dominant sides like New Zealand, South Africa, and England in the hunt for glory across several regional tournaments in the Sevens Series. Check our HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series page for all the streaming options to watch the games for free, as well as upcoming tournaments.

Follow rugby on BBC Sounds

BBC Sounds provides live audio commentary of the Six Nations Championship, Autumn Internationals, Premiership Rugby, and European Rugby Champions Cup matches. To listen with added security and privacy connect to a server location that’s nearest to you and head to BBC Sounds.

2023 rugby event calendar

September 10, 2022–May 27, 20232022–23 Premiership RugbyEngland
February 4–March 18, 20232023 Six Nations ChampionshipVarious
February 17–June 19, 20232023 Major League RugbyU.S.
March 2 – October 1, 20232023 NRL seasonAustralia
May 28, 2023Barbarians v World XVEngland
July 8–July 29, 20232023 Rugby ChampionshipVarious
September 8–October 28, 20232023 Rugby World CupFrance
November 4, 2022–May 21, 2023HSBC World Rugby Sevens SeriesVarious
December 9, 2022–May 20, 20232022–23 European Rugby Champions CupEurope
December 9, 2022–May 19, 20232022–23 European Rugby Challenge CupEurope

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  1. Hi
    How do I get the live streaming on the following from ExpressVPN on:

    (1) Australian – NRL Rugby League
    (2) Watch Turkist Historican Movies on Youtube and other sites released but not screening yet or blocked

  2. I paid for something that won’t work in the Philippines, how can I claim my payment back? Im so disappointed, I even click Philippines as my location, it should have prevented me if I had known nothing will work here. I just paid for it to watch thr rygby world cup semi finals…

  3. I’m living in Auckland,
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    past few weeks. Of
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  4. Unfortunately ExpressVPN do not have enough bandwidth for big occasions like this.
    I am subscribed for over a year, with good results, but you need more servers

    1. Hi Justin,

      Rai Sport is the broadcaster for Italy. You can use a VPN to access the Italian stream, or you can connect to the UK and watch the ITV stream for every game.

  5. Hi I live in the Philippines and would like to watch the Super Rugby matches played between the teams in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. I would also like to watch the world cup and other games. How would I be able to use the VPN service to watch these matches live? Will I be able to watch on the TV with YouTube app? Your advice would be appreciated.
    Many thanks

      1. Which ITV (UK) channel is streaming the RWC? There are 3 sports channels on ITV & I couldn’t see the RWC in the tv guide section. Thanks

  6. I’m vacationing in Costa Rica and would like to watch the six nations rugby. If I sign up for VPN will I be able to stream all the games starting with then Ireland Scotland etc?

    1. Hi Patrick,

      To watch the games, you simply need to know which country is the «home» team for the match. To watch the home games for France, Scotland, and Wales, head to TVPlayer or TVCatchup and select BBC. For the other nations, select ITV.

      If you any issues watching the streams, please contact Support here:

  7. Hi I live in BC Canada and would like to watch the Super Rugby matches played between the teams in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Hwo would I be able to use the VPN service to watch these matches either live or delayed. Your advice would be appreciated.
    Many thanks

  8. Hi!
    Does ExpressVPN work with DSTVNow ( on my Windows 10 Notebook? I am from South Africa and reside in the California but would like to watch my Supersport Channels, etc on DSTVNow. I have a DSTV Account (ie: login).

    I also need to know if I can use the Chrome or Firefox ExpressVPN Extension to watch on instead of the your main APP because I dont want it to interfere with my Amazon Prime Account in the US. In other words, I will be using Firefox with your VPM extension for DSTV and Chrome without your extension for US based accounts like Amazon Prime.



  9. Hi I want to watch live rugby games on SuperSport (South Africa), i currently live in SA.

    Do i have to need a DSTV account to watch local Super sport games?

    Why do i need an account to stream when i can watch it on the decoder, please advise. I need clarity regarding the account?

    Awaiting your prompt respond.

  10. Hi,

    I am planning to watch the Rugby League World Cup beginning in the next 2 to 3 days co hosted by Australia/NZ and PNG.

    I am in Micronesia (South West Pacific)

    I have downloaded the VPN express.

    What is the best sit to stream and watch? Can you attach their URL here. Thanks

    1. Hi Joe,

      With a VPN, you can view Rugby League World Cup streams from a variety of countries.

      We’ve listed 5 sites in the «How to watch the Rugby League World Cup with a VPN» section above. Check them out and let Support know if you have issues! (

  11. I’m in India and want to watch the rugby. Do i also need subscription to SKY TV? Whats best way for me to get the rugby without having to pay for VPN and subscription to a broadcaster?

    1. Hi there,

      If you’re looking for a British broadcast, Sky TV is the way to go. We don’t advise watching free streams since they are almost always low quality and can present a range of internet risks. Besides, a VPN is perfect for watching any online TV show 🙂

        1. To watch everything yes. But sometimes broadcasters show matches for free (e.g. For showed the Super Bowl for American Football free of charge), so it would be a good idea to check the site of the broadcaster and see if they’re airing your favorite matches for free 🙂

    1. Hi John,

      Sounds like a case where ExpressVPN can help! Just use ExpressVPN and connect to an Irish server, and you’ll be all set 🙂

      1. ExpressVPN does not work with RTE, and has not been working for a while. I have been trying for weeks and missed a number of occasions. The website detects the proxy address, as I believe the IP is recognised. Will it work for the Japan Ireland game today?

    1. Hi Richard,

      No problem! ExpressVPN does not prevent you from connecting to any web service. In fact, ExpressVPN can help you access your favorite web services from anywhere in the world at high speeds and with added security.

      Just connect to an ExpressVPN server in a country where the service is available, and you’re all set!

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