How to watch Super Rugby 2018 Live

Published: Apr 6, 2018

Who doesn’t love rugby union? With its perfect blend of physicality and strategy, it’s little surprise that millions of fans worldwide are enthralled by the sport.

Rugby union also offers plenty of international competitions at the professional level, from the Rugby World Cup and Six Nations to the European Rugby Champions Cup and Super Rugby.

Wondering how you can catch all of the exciting action? Everything you need is a VPN and this trusty guide.

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How a VPN helps you watch live rugby streams 

A VPN works by changing your IP address to an IP from another country. When you connect to a VPN server, you automatically take the IP address of a server in that area.

You’ll also get an added layer of security with minimal speed loss, allowing you to stream sports online with added peace of mind.

You can just sign up, then use the app to connect and start watching.

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See Rugby stream options below!

How to watch the Rugby League World Cup with a VPN

The Rugby League World Cup is here! There are a range of broadcast options available, and you can watch them all with a VPN! Here’s how:

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your devices
  2. Connect to any of the following locations: Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Japan
  3. Head to one of the following sites: Channel 7 (Australia), Sky Go NZ (New Zealand), BBC iPlayer (UK), Fox Sports Go (USA), DAZN (Japan). You may need a subscription.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Watch international rugby union games with a VPN

With a huge variety of tournaments and games, you can bet there’s always some exciting rugby union action going on.

Want more rugby? Check out the BBC’s rugby union fixtures table for a schedule of all games!

So now that you know what matches are on, how do you tune into the games? Here are ExpressVPN’s picks for fans from different countries.

Watch live rugby on Sky Sports (UK)

Sky Sports is your best bet for watching rugby union competitions in the UK. You can watch live online with a Sky subscription. If you aren’t in the UK, you’ll also need a VPN.

Here’s how to watch live rugby union games on Sky Sports with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN and install the app on your preferred device.
  2. Connect to any of 6 different UK ExpressVPN servers.
  3. Sign in at and start watching.

Stream rugby online with Fox Sports (Australia)

Fox Sports has broadcasting rights for rugby union down under. A Fox Sports subscription is required in order to stream, and you have the option of choosing either monthly or yearly subscriptions.  Here’s how you can stream:

  1. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in Australia.
  2. Go to and sign in.
  3. Start streaming!

Watch rugby union live on NBC (USA)

Prefer an American take on rugby? Why not? NBC is the premier choice for streaming games in America, with lots of live games and highlights.

Here’s how to watch NBC Sports with a VPN.

  1. Connect to a U.S. ExpressVPN server. There are 20 to pick from!
  2. Go to and sign in. (You’ll need a U.S. cable account.)
  3. Sit back and enjoy!

Live stream rugby union with Sky Sports (New Zealand)

If you live in New Zealand, chances are you cannot go without a regular dose of rugby union action. Not to worry though, Sky Sports has you covered.

Here’s how you can stream:

  1. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in New Zealand.
  2. Head to and sign in. (You’ll need a subscription.)
  3. Start streaming!

Watch live rugby games on SuperSport (South Africa)

For those of you in South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go to for streaming live rugby union matches.

Here’s how to catch the games live:

  1. Connect to an ExpressVPN server location in South Africa.
  2. Go to and sign in. (You’ll need an account.)
  3. Kick back and enjoy!

Are the All Blacks the best rugby team?

As the only international side with a winning record against every opponent, it’s clear that the New Zealand national rugby union team is pretty darn good. The All Blacks are almost always the top-ranked national team and have won three Rugby World Cup titles.

But right behind them are Australia’s Wallabies and South Africa’s Springboks, each with two Rugby World Cup titles to their names. After South Africa’s historic upset of New Zealand in 1995 and Australia’s heartbreaking loss to the All Blacks in 2015, which team will win the next Rugby World Cup? Will the All Blacks continue their dominance? Or will another team close the gap to become the best rugby team in the world?

Score a try with a VPN!

Which rugby union tournament is your favorite? Who’s your pick to win the next Rugby World Cup? Will we see a new top dog in the Rugby Championship?

Share your thoughts in the comments below. And don’t forget to sign up with ExpressVPN so you can watch rugby union games anywhere.

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14 thoughts on “Rugby Union

  1. 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.



  2. 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.

  3. 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! (

  4. 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. 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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