Watch live rugby streams online with a VPN

Updated: February 26, 2021
Watch live rugby streams online with a VPN

Stream the 2021 Six Nations Championship for free

Price: Free

Channels: ITV and BBC Sport

BBC and ITV share broadcasting rights for the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Championship in the UK. BBC holds rights to stream Wales, Scotland, and France home matches while ITV broadcasts England, Ireland, and Italy home matches. The best part? It’s completely free!

To watch the 2021 Six Nations for free:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Sign up at ITV and BBC iPlayer. You may need to supply a valid UK postal code to sign up on ITV and BBC (e.g., WC1X 0AA.)
  4. You’re all set!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the ITV Hub app (on Android and iOS) or the BBC iPlayer app (on Android and iOS).

Learn more about streaming the BBC and ITV with ExpressVPN.

Stream the 2021 Six Nations Championship live on Zattoo

Price: Free

Channels: ITV

Zattoo Switzerland is a great alternative to watch all ITV channels live and free. To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Switzerland.
  3. Sign up at Zattoo.
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Zattoo app on your Android or iOS device.

Watch the Six Nations 2021 Championship on NBC

Price: 25 USD/month and up

Channel: NBCSN

NBC holds the rights to broadcast the event in the U.S. You can watch the NBCSN stream using various free trials. Check the schedule below for dates and ways to watch.

To watch the 2021 Six Nations on NBC:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Sign up at YouTube TV (65 USD/month), fuboTV (65 USD/month), Sling TV Blue (25 USD/month and up), Hulu (65 USD/month), AT&T TV Now (70 USD/month). A U.S. billing address is required to subscribe to AT&T TV Now, Sling TV, fuboTV, and Hulu.
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the YouTube TV app (on Android and iOS), the fuboTV app (on Android and iOS), the Sling TV app (on Android and iOS), the Hulu app (on Android and iOS), or the AT&T TV Now app (on Android and iOS).

Learn more about watching YouTube TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu, and AT&T TV Now with ExpressVPN.

Stream NRL 2021 matches free on 9Now

Price: Free

Channel 9 in Australia offers a free stream of three NRL matches per round plus exclusive of the grand final on October 25 and select Rugby Union tournaments.

To watch NRL on 9Now:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Australia
  3. Head to 9Now and sign up
  4. You’re all set!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the 9Now app on Android or iOS.

Watch 2021 NRL live streams on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channel: Fox Sports

You can watch the American NRL broadcast on YouTube TV. A five-day free trial is available for YouTube TV.

To watch NRL on YouTube TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to YouTube TV (65 USD/month) and sign up. You may need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g. 48237, 29440).
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the YouTube TV app on Android or iOS.

Stream the European Challenge Cup and European Champions Cup

Price:

  • Free (France TV)
  • 5 USD/month (Peacock)
  • 120 EUR/year (DAZN Germany)

NBC holds broadcasting rights for the European Cups in the U.S. and will show the games live on Peacock. A seven-day free trial is available.

DAZN picked up broadcasting rights for the European Challenge Cup and the European Champions Cup in Canada, Japan, and most of Europe. A 30-day free trial is available for DAZN.

In France, the official broadcasters of the Cups are France TV and beIN Sports. France TV broadcasts are free, but the stream is in French and only select matches will be streamed live. Check the official schedule for more information.

To watch rugby live online:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in France (France TV), the U.S. (Peacock), or Germany (DAZN Germany).
  3. Head to France TV, Peacock Premium, or DAZN Germany.
  4. Enjoy the stream!

Note: You also may need to provide a valid local credit/debit card to subscribe to DAZN Germany or Peacock. If you don’t have a local bank account, you can subscribe via PayPal, Apple in-app purchase, or (pre-paid) gift card.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Peacock TV app (on Android and iOS), the DAZN app (on Android and iOS) or the France TV app (on Android and iOS).

Learn more about watching Peacock, DAZN, and France TV with ExpressVPN.

Stream Pro14 rugby live online

You can tune in to 2020-2021 Pro14 rugby live on ESPN+, which costs 6 USD/month. ESPN+ is also available in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulus on-demand service for 13 USD/month. The ESPN channel also provides live coverage of Pro14 rugby. Check the schedule closer to the events to know when to tune in. You can watch the ESPN stream using a variety of free trials.

To watch Pro14 games live:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S (ESPN+, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Hulu, or AT&T TV Now).
  3. Head to ESPN+ (6 USD/month or 60 USD/year), YouTube TV (65 USD/month), Sling TV Orange (25 USD/month and up), Hulu (65 USD/month), AT&T TV Now (70 USD/month), or Premier Sports (12 GBP/month and up)
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the ESPN app (on Android and iOS), the Sling TV app (on Android and iOS), the YouTube TV app (on Android and iOS), the Hulu app (on Android and iOS), or the AT&T TV Now app (on Android and iOS).

Stream 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifying games live online

Price: Free

ITV in the UK picked up broadcasting rights for the Six Nations Championship and Rugby world cup.

The best part? You can watch the broadcast for free!

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Sign up at ITV. You may need to supply a valid UK postal code (e.g., WC1X 0AA).
  4. Start watching for free!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the ITV Hub app (on Android and iOS).

Learn more about streaming ITV with ExpressVPN.

Follow rugby on BBC Radio 5

BBC Radio 5 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 Radio 5 Live.
  4. Enjoy the live commentary!

Listening on mobile? Fire up the BBC Radio 5 Live on your Android or iOS device.

Who’s competing in the 2021 Rugby Six Nations?

NationHome StadiumHead coach
EnglandTwickenham Stadium, EnglandEddie Jones
FranceStade de France, Saint-DenisFabien Galthié
IrelandAviva Stadium, DublinAndy Farrell
ItalyStadio Olimpico, RomeFranco Smith
ScotlandMurrayfield Stadium, EdinburghGregor Townsend
WalesPrincipality Stadium, CardiffWayne Pivac

2021 Six Nations Championship fixtures

Date and time (ET)GameVenueWhere to watch
Round One
February 6, 2021 at 9:15 a.m.Italy vs. FranceStadio Olimpico, RomeITV and NBCSN
February 6, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.England vs. ScotlandTwickenham Stadium, LondonITV and NBCSN
February 7, 2021 at 9 a.m.Wales vs. IrelandMillennium Stadium, CardiffBBC and NBCSN
Round Two
February 13, 2021 at 8:15 a.m.England vs. ItalyTwickenham Stadium, LondonITV and NBCSN
February 13, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.Scotland vs. WalesMurrayfield Stadium, EdinburghBBC and NBCSN
February 14, 2021 at 9 a.m.Ireland vs. FranceAviva Stadium, DublinITV and NBCSN
Round Three
February 27, 2021 at 10:15 a.m.Italy vs. IrelandStadio Olimpico, RomeITV and NBCSN
February 27, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.Wales vs. EnglandMillennium Stadium, CardiffBBC and NBCSN
February 28, 2021 at 11 a.m.France vs. ScotlandStade de France, Saint-DenisBBC and NBCSN
Round Four
March 13, 2021 at 10:15 a.m.Italy vs. WalesStadio Olimpico, RomeITV and NBCSN
March 13, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.England vs. FranceTwickenham Stadium, LondonITV and NBCSN
March 14, 2021 at 9 a.m.Scotland vs. IrelandMurrayfield Stadium, EdinburghBBC and NBCSN
Round Five
March 20, 2021 at 8:15 a.m.Scotland vs. ItalyMurrayfield Stadium, EdinburghBBC and NBCSN
March 20, 2021 at 10:45 a.m.Ireland vs. EnglandAviva Stadium, DublinITV and NBCSN
March 20, 2021 at 5 p.m.France vs. WalesStade de France, Saint-DenisBBC and NBCSN

2021 rugby event calendar

DateEventLocation
Check the official World Rugby website for datesHSBC World Rugby Sevens SeriesVarious
October 2, 2020 – March 27, 20212020-21 Pro14Various
August 9, 2019 – June 30, 2021Rugby World Cup 2021 QualifyingVarious
December 12, 2020 – May 22, 20212020–21 European Rugby Champions Cup (Heineken Champions Cup)Various
March 11 – October 3, 20212021 NRL seasonAustralia
December, 2020 – May, 20212020-21 European Rugby Challenge CupVarious
February 6 – March 20, 20212021 Guinness Six Nations ChampionshipVarious
May 22 – June 26, 20212021 Asia Rugby Men’s ChampionshipVarious
September 18 – October 16, 2021Rugby World CupNew Zealand

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