Live stream rugby games online in 2022

Updated: August 8, 2022

Live stream the 2022 Rugby Championship from Aug–Sep, 2022

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The Rugby Championship 2022

The annual southern hemisphere competition returns with two months of high-profile clashes. The defending champion All Blacks will arrive in Johannesburg off the back of four losses in their last five international tests, facing two must-win games against a resurgent South Africa side that just wiped the floor with Wales in the summer internationals. Australia, runner-up in last year’s Rugby Championship, saw themselves overpowered in the recent series against England and begin the series with a two-game tour of Argentina, who recently overpowered a depleted Scotland side. As usual, rivals New Zealand and Australia will also meet in the 2022 Bledisloe Cup, a two-match series that counts towards Rugby Championship rankings.

Live stream 2022 Rugby Championship games with a VPN

You can securely live stream Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup 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 the Australian broadcast, connect to a server in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, or Perth.
  3. Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, like Stan Sport (Australia) or Sky Sports (UK), and find the game you want to watch.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

How to live stream 2022 Rugby Championship matches


Price: Free

Channel: Channel 9

Channel 9 has free-to-air broadcasting rights for all home games for the Australian national rugby team. Viewers can tune in through the 9Now website or via the mobile apps for iOS and Android. Viewers in Australia can also stream ad-free, live, and on-demand on the network’s Stan online platform by upgrading to its Stan Sports package (10 AUD/month). If you only want to tune into a few games, Stan Sports offer a seven-day free trial for new customers.

Sky Sports

Price: 26 GBP/month and up

Channel: Sky Sports Action

Sky Sports carries comprehensive coverage of southern hemisphere rugby, including the Rugby Championship for 2022. Catch all the big games live starting with South Africa vs. New Zealand on August 7. Check the broadcaster’s official schedule for kickoff times.

Note: You will need a valid credit/debit card from the UK or Ireland to sign up.


Price: 33 GBP/month or 12 GBP/day pass

Channel: Sky Sports Action

NOW is the perfect way to stream 11 Sky Sports channels online contract-free, including coverage of the 2022 Rugby Championship. If you only want to tune in to one particular game, you can also buy a day pass or take advantage of NOW’s seven-day free trial. Check the official Sky Sports schedule to know when to tune in to the games.

2022 Rugby Championship schedule

South Africa vs. New ZealandAug 65:05 p.m. local time / 11:05 a.m. ETMbombela Stadium, Mbombela
Argentina vs. AustraliaAug 64:05 p.m. local time / 3:05 p.m. ETEstadio Malvinas, Mendoza
South Africa vs. New ZealandAug 135:05 p.m. local time / 11:05 a.m. ETEmirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Argentina vs. AustraliaAug 134:10 p.m. local time / 3:10 p.m. ETEstadio del Bicentenario, San Juan
Australia vs. South AfricaAug 273:30 p.m. local time / 1:30 a.m. ETAdelaide Oval
New Zealand vs. ArgentinaAug 275:45 p.m. local time / 3:45 a.m. ETOrangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
New Zealand vs. ArgentinaSep 35:05 p.m. local time / 3:05 a.m. ETFMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Australia vs. South AfricaSep 37:35 p.m. local time / 5:35 a.m. ETAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Australia vs. New ZealandSep 157:45 p.m. local time / 5:45 a.m. ETMarvel Stadium, Melbourne
Argentina vs. South AfricaSep 185:10 p.m. local time / 3:10 p.m. ETJosé Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
New Zealand vs. AustraliaSep 245:05 p.m. local time / 3:05 a.m. ETEden Park, Auckland
South Africa vs. ArgentinaSep 255:05 p.m. local time / 11:05 a.m. ETHollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban

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Watch National Rugby League (NRL) 2022

Australia’s storied NRL kicked off its new season on 10 March. Check out our comprehensive page to see who’s favored to win the Premiership, when and where State of Origin 2022 will take place, and much more!

Live stream 2022-23 Premiership Rugby games for free

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, 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!

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Anyone who thinks rugby is all about strength and intensity just needs to watch the World Rugby Sevens Series for a reminder that strategy and speed are just as key to victory. With more tries, more space to create, and lightning-quick players, the fast-paced seven-a-side format means every minute is 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 the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series website for news and information about upcoming tournaments in Spain, Singapore, Canada, the US, and Hong Kong.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in Canada.
  3. Visit CBC and create a free account.
  4. You’re all set!

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!

2022 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
February 5–June 3, 20222022 Major League RugbyU.S.
March 10–October, 20222022 NRL seasonAustralia
August 7—September 25, 20222022 Rugby ChampionshipVarious
October 8–November 12, 2022Women’s Rugby World CupNew Zealand
October 15–November 19, 20222021 Rugby League World Cup (postponed)England

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  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,
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  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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