Rugby World Cup 2023
Prepare for an exciting Rugby World Cup in France starting September 8, 2023. South Africa and New Zealand aim for their fourth title, while France seeks to win as the host. Even if you can’t make it to France to watch rugby, find out how to securely stream the event with ExpressVPN!
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!
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The Rugby Championship 2023
As The Rugby Championship gets underway, all eyes are on a dominant New Zealand squad searching for its fourth consecutive title. Can Argentina open the tournament by knocking off the All Blacks on Saturday? Meanwhile, South Africa can properly prepare for their July 15 bout with New Zealand by knocking off Australia at home. The tournament serves as a warm-up for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in September and also contains the hotly contested Bledisloe Cup (New Zealand vs. Australia). Viewers in Australia will be able to live stream all games featuring the Australian national team free on 9Now. Check out our Rugby Championship 2023 page to learn where you can watch the action live online!
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 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.
Note: You may need a valid UK postcode, e.g., W4 5HZ, KT6 4EU.
Stream the 2022-23 Premiership Rugby season live online
Price: 6 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). TNT Sports Box Office (formerly 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.
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 connect to a server location that’s nearest to you and head to BBC Sounds.
2023 rugby event calendar
|September 10, 2022–May 27, 2023||2022–23 Premiership Rugby||England|
|February 4–March 18, 2023||2023 Six Nations Championship||Various|
|February 17–June 19, 2023||2023 Major League Rugby||U.S.|
|March 2 – October 1, 2023||2023 NRL season||Australia|
|May 28, 2023||Barbarians v World XV||England|
|July 8–July 29, 2023||2023 Rugby Championship||Various|
|September 8–October 28, 2023||2023 Rugby World Cup||France|
|November 4, 2022–May 21, 2023||HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series||Various|
|December 9, 2022–May 20, 2023||2022–23 European Rugby Champions Cup||Europe|
|December 9, 2022–May 19, 2023||2022–23 European Rugby Challenge Cup||Europe|
FAQ for streaming sports
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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, Android TV device, or other 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 Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click below, or just 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.