Live stream rugby games online in 2023

Updated: May 10, 2023

Stream the Champions Cup finals May 19–20!

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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, if you’d like to see a British broadcast, connect to a server in the UK.
  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!

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!

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!

Live stream 2022–23 Premiership Rugby games for free

ITV

Price: 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.

To watch Premiership Rugby games for free with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to ITV and sign up (you may need a valid UK postcode, e.g., W4 5HZ, KT6 4EU).
  4. Tune in and enjoy the game!

Stream the 2022-23 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 or Sky. If you do not have a TV box from BT TV or Sky 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! 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 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 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams 

Held from September 8–October 28, 2023, hosts France take on New Zealand at the Stade de France in the opening game that has all the makings of a classic. Several broadcasters will carry the games, so stay tuned for details on how to live stream all the games online with a VPN.

Watch the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for free

With more tries, more space to create, and lightning-quick players, the fast-paced World Rugby Sevens Series 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 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series page for all the streaming options to watch the games for free, 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:

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

2023 rugby event calendar

DateEventLocation
September 10, 2022–May 27, 20232022–23 Premiership RugbyEngland
February 4–March 18, 20232023 Six Nations ChampionshipVarious
February 17–June 19, 20232023 Major League RugbyU.S.
March 2 – October 1, 20232023 NRL seasonAustralia
May 28, 2023Barbarians v World XVEngland
July 8–July 29, 20232023 Rugby ChampionshipVarious
July 29–August 26, 20232023 Summer InternationalsVarious
September 8–October 28, 20232023 Rugby World CupFrance
November 4, 2022–May 21, 2023HSBC World Rugby Sevens SeriesVarious
December 9, 2022–May 20, 20232022–23 European Rugby Champions CupEurope
December 9, 2022–May 19, 20232022–23 European Rugby Challenge CupEurope

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