Live stream rugby games online in 2024

Updated: July 10, 2024

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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, British rugby fans can connect to a server in the UK to watch free games on Channel 4 or those carried by NOW.
  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!

Can I use a VPN to watch rugby games from another country?

Some users watch overseas rugby games by connecting to a VPN server in a country other than their own, but doing so may violate copyright or the streaming service’s terms of use. ExpressVPN is a privacy and security tool, and using it to circumvent copyright is against our Terms of Service. We cannot see or control what you do while connected to our VPN, so you are responsible for ensuring that your use complies with all relevant terms and laws.

Best VPN for watching rugby online

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely streaming rugby games online. With next-gen 10-Gbps servers in locations around the world, you can enjoy the full privacy protections of a VPN without ever missing a second of the action. ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for WindowsMacAndroid, and iOS, not to mention a range of ways to stream on your big-screen TV. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!

Watch Summer Internationals live streams for free

Northern Hemisphere sides will tour the Southern Hemisphere’s greatest sides as test series featuring Argentina vs. France, Australia vs. Wales, New Zealand vs. England, South Africa vs. Ireland and more take place from June 22–July 27, 2024. British fans can watch select games free on BBC iPlayer, while fans worldwide in countries without a broadcasting deal for the All Blacks Tour (including New Zealand vs. England games) can live stream select matches for free on NZR+.

Live stream the World Rugby U20 Championship

The World Rugby U20 Championship takes place June 29–July 19, 2024, in South Africa. Kiwi fans can follow the action live online through Sky Sports Now, while RugbyPass TV will broadcast every game for free in markets without exclusive broadcasting deals. 


Watch The Rugby Championship 2024 live online

Safely and securely live stream the Rugby Championship with ExpressVPN.

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 2024 NRL season with ExpressVPN! 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 Premiership Rugby games

The 2023–24 Premiership Rugby season runs October 13, 2023–June 8, 2024, and features some of the world’s top international rugby players. Defending champion Saracens will need to be at its best to hold off the challenge of SaleBath, and Exeter. British fans can watch select Premiership Rugby games free on ITVX, with many of the other games showing on TNT Sports, while fans Down Under can live stream every game live on Stan Sport (Australia) and Sky Sport Now (New Zealand).

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 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.

How to watch Six Nations live streams online

Want to watch Six Nations Champions live streams? Securely stream all the thrills and spills as the home nations (England, Scotland, and Wales), defending champion Ireland, France, and Italy go head-to-head for the ultimate prize and bragging rights. British rugby fans can follow the action live and free on BBC iPlayer and ITVX, while Ireland’s fans can tune in free on RTÉ Player, and French fans have free streams via France TV. For a full rundown of how to stream all the games from your country, check out our Six Nations page.

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.

2023-24 rugby event calendar

February 2–March 16, 20242024 Six Nations ChampionshipVarious
March 2–June 29, 20242024 Major League RugbyUnited States
March 2–October 6, 20242024 NRL seasonAustralia
June 22, 2024Barbarians vs. FijiEngland
June 22, 2024Japan vs. EnglandJapan
June 29–July 19, 2024World Rugby U20 ChampionshipSouth Africa
July 6–19, 20242024 Summer InternationalsVarious
August 10–September 28, 2024The Rugby Championship 2024Various
October 13, 2023–June 8, 20242023–24 Premiership RugbyEngland
December 2, 2023–June 2, 2024HSBC SVNS (Rugby Sevens)Various
December 8, 2023–May 25, 20242022–23 European Rugby Champions CupEurope
December 8, 2023–May 24, 20242022–23 European Rugby Challenge CupEurope

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