Live stream rugby games with a VPN
You can securely live rugby games in just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tune in and enjoy!
Can I use a VPN to watch rugby games from another country?
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 Windows, Mac, Android, 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!
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 Sale, Bath, 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 the Rugby Championship live online
Safely and securely live stream the Rugby Championship 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.
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 4–March 18, 2023
|2023 Six Nations Championship
|February 17–June 19, 2023
|2023 Major League Rugby
|March 2 – October 1, 2023
|2023 NRL season
|May 28, 2023
|Barbarians v World XV
|July 8–July 29, 2023
|2023 Rugby Championship
|September 8–October 28, 2023
|2023 Rugby World Cup
|October 13, 2023–June 8, 2024
|2023–24 Premiership Rugby
|December 2, 2023–June 2, 2024
|HSBC SVNS (Rugby Sevens)
|December 8, 2023–May 25, 2024
|2022–23 European Rugby Champions Cup
|December 8, 2023–May 24, 2024
|2022–23 European Rugby Challenge Cup
FAQ for streaming sports
Can I stream sports on my computer?
Can I stream sports on my phone or tablet?
How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
- With the native app for a smart TV or streaming device
- By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
- By mirroring or casting wirelessly to your TV or streaming device from your computer or mobile device
- By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
- With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as some streaming consoles and gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN.
For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click here or contact a 24/7 Support agent for step-by-step instructions.
I connected to the suggested VPN server location but I can’t log in to the streaming service!
No worries! Server load changes rapidly (especially when lots of people are trying to watch certain events), but that’s exactly why ExpressVPN has high-speed servers all over the world. If you’re trying to access a site in the U.S. or Germany, for instance, try connecting to a different server location in those countries.
If you’re trying to connect to a country with one server location, the first step is to check your location settings. If you’re on a mobile device, disconnect from the VPN, turn off location services, then connect to the VPN again. On both Windows and Mac computers, you can turn off Location Services within the Privacy & Security settings menu.
For more help, you can always talk to a member of our Support Team, available 24/7 by live chat.
I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow
If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:
-The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
-Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
-Slow internet connection speed at your location
-Your device type and processing power
Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
If you try each of the above and are still experiencing issues with your streaming speed, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team 24/7 and someone will be with you in seconds.
What other streaming services can I watch with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds). If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.