Live stream the 2024 The Rugby Championship online

Updated: July 11, 2024

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How to live stream the The Rugby Championship online in 2024

You can live stream every one of The Rugby Championship 2024 matches easily and securely with a VPN in just a few steps:

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Where to watch The Rugby Championship 2024 online for free

Australia

9Now

All Wallabies home games (including The Rugby Championship match featuring Australia vs. New Zealand) will be shown live on the Nine Network. Aussie fans can watch Rugby Championship live streams for free on 9Now.

Where to watch The Rugby Championship with free trials

France

Canal+

Canal+ is perfect for French rugby fans who want to know where to watch The Rugby Championship 2024 live streams with French commentary. If you’re a new subscriber to Canal+, you can also enjoy a 7-day free trial, allowing you to watch matches and live and on-demand TV, movies, and other sports. 

Note: You may need a French payment method to subscribe.

New Zealand

Sky Sports Now

Price: 20 NZD/week, 40 NZD/month, or 400 NZD/year

Kiwi rugby fans can follow the All Blacks as they embark on The Rugby Championship 2024 by watching live streams on Sky Sport Now. Subscribers can also take advantage of Sky Sports Now’s week-long, monthly, and annual passes (new subscribers to its monthly and annual passes can also enjoy a 7-day free trial).

Note: You will need a New Zealand payment method to subscribe; otherwise, use PayPal.

Spain

Movistar Plus+

Price: 10 EUR/month and up

Moviestar Plus+ is the best way to stream Rugby Championship matches in Spain live. The Spanish broadcaster will carry all the games for rugby fans.

United Kingdom

NOW

Price: 26 GBP/month and up

Channels: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena

NOW is the perfect way for British fans to live stream every match of The Rugby Championship 2024, giving access to 11 Sky Sports channels online contract-free. The day pass (15 GBP/day pass) and 7-day free trial are also great for fans who only want to tune in to one particular match.

Other ways to watch The Rugby Championship online

Australia

Stan Sport

Price: 27 AUD/month and up

Looking to watch live streams of every Rugby Championship match in Australia? Stan Sport will stream them ad-free, live, and on-demand and is available as an add-on package (15/AUD month) on top of a Stan subscription (12 AUD/month). Please note that Stan Sport no longer offers a free trial.

Note: You may need an Australian credit/debit card and postcode to sign up.

Canada

TSN+

Price: 20 CAD/month

Wondering where to watch Rugby Championship live streams in Canada? Rugby fans can follow the action on TSN+, which will air select matches throughout the 2024 tournament. 

Note: You may need a Canadian payment method to subscribe.

Italy

Sky Italia

Price: Varies

In Italy, rugby fans can watch live streams of Rugby Championship 2024 matches on Sky Italia, which also shows several popular rugby tournaments and leagues. 

Note: You will need to provide a valid Italian payment method to subscribe.

United Kingdom

Sky Sports

Price: 22 GBP/month and up

Channels: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena

Want to watch the Rugby Championships online in the UK? British fans can live stream every match live on Sky Sports. Sky Sports is available to UK and Ireland residents only and requires a contract. However, subscribers can also live stream all of the matches online via the Sky Go apps for desktop, iOS, and Android.

Note: You will need a UK or Ireland credit/debit card to subscribe.

United States

FloRugby

Price: 30 USD/month or 150 USD/year

American fans asking where to watch Rugby Championship live streams can turn to FloRugby, which is airing every game of the series—including the Bledisloe Cup games between Australia and New Zealand. Stream across your devices with apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Apple TV.

Can I use a VPN to watch The Rugby Championship 2024 from another country?

Some users watch The Rugby Championship matches 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 2024 The Rugby Championship live streams

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How to watch The Rugby Championship matches on all your streaming devices

With an ExpressVPN subscription, rugby fans can live stream every Rugby Championship match on a plethora of devices, from smartphones and tablets to gaming consoles and their TV—sometimes even for free, depending on their country or territory.

When will the 2024 The Rugby Championship start?

The Rugby Championship 2024 begins on Australia vs. South Africa on Saturday, August 10, at 2:30 p.m. AEST / 12:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. BST.

How many rounds does the The Rugby Championship have?

The Rugby Championship 2024 features six rounds of matches, with each team playing each other twice.

Where does The Rugby Championship take place?

Each of the four participating teams (Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa) will play games home and away. 

The Rugby Championship 2024 fixture schedule

You can find the entire Rugby Championship 2024 fixtures in the schedule below.

Round DateTimeMatchVenue
Round 1Saturday, August 10, 20242:30 p.m. AEST / 5:30 a.m. BST / 12:30 a.m. EDTAustralia vs. South AfricaSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Saturday, August 10, 20247:05 p.m. NZST / 8:05 a.m. BST / 3:05 a.m. EDTNew Zealand vs. ArgentinaSKY Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Round 2Saturday, August 17, 20247:05 p.m. NZST / 8:05 a.m. BST / 3:05 a.m. EDTNew Zealand vs. ArgentinaEden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Saturday, August 17, 20245:45 p.m. AWST / 10:45 a.m. BST / 5:45 a.m. EDTAustralia vs. South AfricaOptus Stadium, Perth, Australia
Round 3Saturday, August 31, 2024 5 p.m. local / 4 p.m. BST / 11 a.m. EDTSouth Africa vs. New ZealandEmirates Airline Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Saturday, August 31, 20244 p.m. local / 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. EDTArgentina vs. AustraliaEstadio Jorge Luis Hirschi, La Plata, Argentina
Round 4Saturday, September 7, 20245 p.m. local / 4 p.m. BST / 11 a.m. EDTSouth Africa vs. New ZealandDHL Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa
Saturday, September 7, 20244 p.m. local / 8 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. EDTArgentina vs. AustraliaEstadio Brigadier General Estanislao López. J.J. Paso 3535, Santa Fe, Argentina
Round 5Saturday, September 21, 2024TBCAustralia vs. New ZealandAccor Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Saturday, September 21, 20246 p.m. local / 10 p.m. BST / 5 p.m. EDTArgentina vs. South AfricaEstadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Round 6Saturday, September 28, 20247:05 p.m. NZST / 8:05 a.m. BST / 3:05 a.m. EDTNew Zealand vs. AustraliaSKY Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
Saturday, September 28, 20245 p.m. local / 4 p.m. BST / 11 a.m. EDTSouth Africa vs. ArgentinaMbombela Stadium, Mbombela, South Africa 

Who has won the most Rugby Championship titles?

New Zealand has the most Rugby Championship wins, with 20 titles since 1996. 

Recent winners of The Rugby Championship

YearWinner
2014New Zealand (13th championship)
2015Australia (Fourth championship)
2016New Zealand (14th championship)
2017New Zealand (15th championship)
2018New Zealand (16th championship)
2019South Africa (Fourth championship)
2020New Zealand (17th championship)
2021New Zealand (18th championship)
2022New Zealand (19th championship)
2023New Zealand (20th championship)
2024TBD

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