Watch live rugby streams online with a VPN

Updated: October 20, 2021

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Watch live rugby streams online with a VPN

Stream Rugby Union Autumn Internationals

It’s that time of year again when southern hemisphere teams make the trip north to measure themselves against the European rugby powerhouses.

With teams already prepping for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Autumn Internationals will be excellent testing grounds for new players and tactics to bring to the main event in France in two years’ time.

South Africa visits three of the four Home Nations coming off the back of a strong series win against the British and Irish Lions earlier this year. Having captured an impressive 18th Rugby Championship title in addition to the Bledisloe Cup against their traditional Australian rivals, the All Blacks close out an outstanding year with a tour of Cardiff, Rome, Dublin, and Paris. Expect a huge turnout for Australia’s visit to Twickenham, where the Wallabies hope to beat England for the first time since 2015.

But it’s not just about the big dogs. Constantly improving Japan takes on Scotland and Ireland, after beating both at home during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Tonga plays Scotland and England, while Uruguay visits Italy after securing a World Cup spot by defeating the USA in the Americas playoff. And expect plenty of hard tackles when Georgia and France meet in Bordeaux on November 14.

How to watch 2021 Rugby Autumn Internationals live online

Price: Free and up

Channels: Channel 4

Channel 4 in the UK offers free-to-air coverage of select 2021 Autumn Internationals games in the UK. Most of the games will be available live via Amazon Prime Video UK (8 GBP/month and up). Amazon Prime Video offers a 30-day free trial in case you decide to opt out. Here’s how to watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to All 4 or Amazon Prime Video UK.
  4. Enjoy the stream!

Find out how to watch Channel 4 for free with a VPN.

Note: You may need a valid UK credit/debit card to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video UK.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

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2021 Rugby Union Autumn Internationals fixtures

Here’s a list of fixtures for this year’s edition of the Autumn Internationals. Which games are you looking forward to the most? Leave a comment below!

October 30, 2021Scotland vs. TongaEdinburgh
October 30, 2021Wales vs. New ZealandCardiff
November 6, 2021Ireland vs. JapanDublin
November 6, 2021Italy vs. New ZealandRome
November 6, 2021England vs. TongaLondon
November 6, 2021Wales vs. South AfricaCardiff
November 6, 2021France vs. ArgentinaParis
November 7, 2021Scotland vs. AustraliaEdinburgh
November 13, 2021Italy vs. ArgentinaTreviso
November 13, 2021Scotland vs. South AfricaEdinburgh
November 13, 2021Ireland vs. New ZealandDublin
November 13, 2021England vs. AustraliaLondon
November 14, 2021France vs. GeorgiaBordeaux
November 14, 2021Wales vs. FijiCardiff
November 20, 2021Italy vs. UruguayParma
November 20, 2021Scotland vs. JapanEdinburgh
November 20, 2021England vs. South AfricaLondon
November 20, 2021Wales vs. AustraliaCardiff
November 20, 2021France vs. New ZealandParis
November 21, 2021Ireland vs. ArgentinaDublin

Stream the 2021-22 Premiership Rugby season live online

Price: 5 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). 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, Sky, or Virgin Media. If you do not have a TV box from BT TV, Sky TV, or Virgin TV, use the Peacock or DAZN stream.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S. (Peacock TV), Germany (DAZN), or Japan (DAZN).
  3. Head to Peacock TV or DAZN and sign up.
  4. You’re all set!

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!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

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:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location that’s nearest to you.
  3. Go to BBC Sounds.
  4. Enjoy the live commentary!

2021 rugby event calendar

Check the official World Rugby website for datesHSBC World Rugby Sevens SeriesVarious
September 17, 2021 – June 18, 20222021-22 Premiership RugbyEngland
December 10, 2021 – May 28, 20222021–22 European Rugby Champions CupEurope
December 18, 2021 – May 27, 20222021–22 European Rugby Challenge CupEurope
February 5 – March 19, 20222022 Six Nations ChampionshipVarious
March – October, 20222022 Major League RugbyU.S.
March 10 – October, 20222022 NRL seasonAustralia
TBD2022 Rugby ChampionshipVarious
October 8 – November 12, 2022Women’s Rugby World CupNew Zealand
October 15 – November 19, 20222021 Rugby League World Cup (postponed)England

ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and your content provider’s Terms of Use for more details.


  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,
    New Zealand. By now,
    I have written the results
    of the Pool play of the
    past few weeks. Of
    course, I am following
    The defending
    Champions, NEW

  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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