Live stream rugby games with a VPN
You can securely live rugby games in just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, British rugby fans can connect to a server in the UK to watch free games on Channel 4 or those carried by NOW.
- 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.
- Tune in and enjoy!
Can I use a VPN to watch rugby games from another country?
ExpressVPN is a privacy and security service and should not be used as a means of copyright circumvention. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our VPN, so you are responsible for complying with our Terms of Service, your content provider’s terms, and any applicable laws.
Why do you need a VPN to watch rugby online?
Not only does ExpressVPN offer high-speed servers in 105 countries across the world, optimized for streaming and security, but with a VPN you can securely stream rugby games live across your devices and even on your smart TVs and gaming consoles. Securely live stream rugby with a VPN on up to eight simultaneous connections, allowing you and your family to watch your favorite teams at home, on the go, or even abroad.
Best VPN for watching rugby
ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely streaming rugby online. With next-gen 10-Gbps servers in locations around the world, you’ll never miss a try or minute of the action. ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, as well as platforms that other VPN companies don’t support, like Linux, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and routers, plus browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!
- High-speed servers in 105 countries across the globe, all optimized for speed and security
- Up to 8 simultaneous connections
- 5-star customer service with 24/7 live chat support
- Comprehensive support site filled with DIY troubleshooting articles, handy video tutorials, and more
- The industry’s most advanced VPN server technology, TrustedServer, wipes data on every reboot
- Our advanced protection features help you block trackers and malicious sites, hide intrusive display ads, and filter out explicit content.
- Next-gen Lightway protocol offers greater speeds, security, and reliability, especially on mobile
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!
Live stream 2022–23 Premiership Rugby games for 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 United Rugby Championship live streams
The United Rugby Championship’s 23rd season will kick off on Saturday, October 21, as Munster begins its title defense against top teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales, and South Africa. British fans can live stream select games via BBC iPlayer, while Irish fans get coverage free on RTÉ Player. Kiwis can follow the action live and free on TVNZ+. Visit our United Rugby Championship page for all the ways to securely live stream the games from your country with ExpressVPN.
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!
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 Rugby World Cup live streams
South Africa secured a record fourth Rugby World Cup title in 2023, defeating New Zealand 12-11 in a tense final! The 2027 edition will expand to 24 teams in 2027 and will be held in Australia (October 1–November 13, 2027), just two years after the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia. So the next five years will feature some high-profile tournaments Down Under! Learn all the ways to securely watch Rugby World Cup live streams with ExpressVPN!
Watch rugby sevens (HSBC SVNS) live streams online
With more tries, more space to create, and lightning-quick players, the fast-paced rugby sevens format 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 rugby sevens page for all the streaming options to watch the games online securely, 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, 2023||2022–23 Premiership Rugby||England|
|February 4–March 18, 2023||2023 Six Nations Championship||Various|
|February 17–June 19, 2023||2023 Major League Rugby||U.S.|
|March 2 – October 1, 2023||2023 NRL season||Australia|
|May 28, 2023||Barbarians v World XV||England|
|July 8–July 29, 2023||2023 Rugby Championship||Various|
|September 8–October 28, 2023||2023 Rugby World Cup||France|
|December 2, 2023–June 2, 2024||HSBC SVNS (Rugby Sevens)||Various|
|December 8, 2023–May 25, 2024||2022–23 European Rugby Champions Cup||Europe|
|December 8, 2023–May 24, 2024||2022–23 European Rugby Challenge Cup||Europe|
FAQ for streaming sports
Can I stream sports on my computer?
Can I stream sports on my phone or tablet?
How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
- With the native app for a smart TV or streaming device
- By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
- By mirroring or casting wirelessly to your TV or streaming device from your computer or mobile device
- By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
- With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as some streaming consoles and gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN.
For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click here or contact a 24/7 Support agent for step-by-step instructions.
I connected to the suggested VPN server location but I can’t log in to the streaming service!
No worries! Server load changes rapidly (especially when lots of people are trying to watch certain events), but that’s exactly why ExpressVPN has high-speed servers all over the world. If you’re trying to access a site in the U.S. or Germany, for instance, try connecting to a different server location in those countries.
If you’re trying to connect to a country with one server location, the first step is to check your location settings. If you’re on a mobile device, disconnect from the VPN, turn off location services, then connect to the VPN again. On both Windows and Mac computers, you can turn off Location Services within the Privacy & Security settings menu.
For more help, you can always talk to a member of our Support Team, available 24/7 by live chat.
I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow
If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:
-The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
-Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
-Slow internet connection speed at your location
-Your device type and processing power
Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
If you try each of the above and are still experiencing issues with your streaming speed, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team 24/7 and someone will be with you in seconds.
What other streaming services can I watch with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds). If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.