The 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place from 20 September to 2 November in Japan. There are many ways to stream this event, but not all of them are free, and not all might be available in your location.
Below you’ll find the best ways to stream RWC 2019 from anywhere by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
How to watch the Rugby World Cup in the US
NBC Sports Gold is the official broadcaster of Rugby World Cup 2019 in the US. The package for all 48 games cost $199, or you can pay $29.99 per match.
You can watch it on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xfinity X1, Chromecast, and NBCSportsGold.com website.
Payment options include PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. The subscription can also be purchased as a gift.
NBC Sports Gold subscription works in the US only, so if you are abroad during Rugby World Cup, you’ll need to use a VPN to get an American IP address. We recommend NordVPN , which offers good speeds and great security, along with an industry-leading 5,700+ servers in 60 countries.
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How to stream the Rugby World Cup in the UK
ITV Hub is the official broadcaster of Rugby World Cup 2019 in the UK. The best thing about it? It’s free! There’s also an ad-free version for £3.99 ($4.9) per month which also allows downloading on iOS and has a 7-day free trial.
Speaking of supported platforms, there’s plenty: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, smart TVs, Roku, Xbox One, and nVidia Shield, to name but a few.
Both free and paid versions allow watching live programming in the UK territory only. This means that you’ll need a VPN to stream RWC on ITV Hub from other countries. We suggest NordVPN which has thousands of servers in 60 countries and also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Watching the Rugby World Cup in Canada online
TSN is the official broadcaster of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Canada. All games will be split across TSN2, TSN5, and online (TSN.ca and TSN Direct). The price of TSN Direct is $18.8/month – and there are no refunds. It also means that you need to have a cable or another live streaming service that offers TSN2 and TSN5 to watch all 48 games.
TSN Direct is available on your computer, mobile device, Apple TV, Samsung SmartTV, and Xbox One.
Watching Rugby World Cup on TSN.ca or TSN Direct is possible only if you’re in Canada. To stream from another country, youse a VPN to spoof your IP address.
Streaming Rugby World Cup 2019 in Australia live
Being a true rugby country, Australia will have three options to stream Rugby World Cup this year – TenPlay, Fox Sports, and Kayo Sports. All three are geo-blocked outside Australia, but you can still watch them with a VPN. We recommend NordVPN , which has 240+ servers in Australia and offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
TenPlay will only air 10 matches, 5 of them played by the Australian team. The price is $7.5/month, and there are no refunds.
TenPlay has apps for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Samsung TV, Android TV, Fetch TV FreeviewPlus, Chromecast, and Xbox One. Watching in your computer’s browser is also possible.
2. Fox Sports
Fox Sports will show all 48 games on their Foxtel Now platform, but that comes for $26.90/month. The good thing it has a 10-day money-back guarantee.
Foxtel Now supports Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Android TV, Sony TV, Chromecast, AirPlay, TelstraTV, and PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, the app has issues with Android version 10, so make sure you test it thoroughly until the money-back period ends.
3. Kayo Sports
Another option for streaming Rugby World Cup 2019 is Kayo Sports. The price is $16.80/month for two simultaneous connections and $23.50/month for three. And now the best part – Kayo Sports comes with a 14-day free trial.
Kayo Sports supports Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, and Chromecast. So if you’re not an owner of Fetch TV or some other device that’s not supported, this streaming service is hands-down the best way to watch Rugby World Cup in Australia.
How to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 in New Zealand
Spark Spot has a World Cup Pass ready for those in New Zealand. Until September 10, you can grab an early bird Tournament Pass for $50.46. Later, it will cost $56.77. There’s also an option to stream selected games only for $15.76 per match, starting from September 20. The main issue with Spark Spot is that they only accept New Zealand credit and debit cards.
Spark Spot supports Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Android TV, Panasonic Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Freeview SmartVU, and Freeview A2 recorder.
To watch Rugby World Cup 2019 at the highest quality, you’ll need at least 15 Mbps download speed. Lower quality streaming is available with 6 Mbps. If you are abroad, make sure you have such speeds with a VPN turned-on to circumvent geo-restrictions.
Rugby World Cup brackets
Here are the four Rugby World Cup brackets in which teams will be participating in the Pool stage.
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United States
Rugby World Cup 2019 schedule
- Japan vs Russia (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
- New Zealand vs South Africa (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)
- France vs Argentina (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
- Australia vs Fiji (Sapporo Dome, Sapporo)
- Ireland vs Scotland (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)
- Italy vs Namibia (Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka)
- England vs Tonga (Sapporo Dome, Sapporo)
- Wales vs Georgia (City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota)
- Russia vs Samoa (Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya)
- Fiji vs Uruguay (Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi)
- Italy vs Canada (Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka)
- England vs United States (Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe)
- Japan vs Ireland (Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi)
- South Africa vs Namibia (City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota)
- Argentina vs Tonga (Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka)
- Georgia vs Uruguay (Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya)
- Australia vs Wales (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
- Scotland vs Samoa (Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe)
- New Zealand vs Canada (Oita Stadium, Ōita)
- France vs United States (Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka)
- Ireland vs Russia (Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe)
- Georgia vs Fiji (Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiosaka)
- South Africa vs Italy (Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi)
- Japan vs Samoa (City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota)
- England vs Argentina (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
- Australia vs Uruguay (Oita Stadium, Ōita)
- New Zealand vs Namibia (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
- France vs Tonga (Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto)
- South Africa vs Canada (Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe)
- Scotland vs Russia (Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi)
- Argentina vs United States (Kumagaya Rugby Stadium, Kumagaya)
- Wales vs Fiji (Oita Stadium, Ōita)
- Australia vs Georgia (Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Fukuroi)
- Ireland vs Samoa (Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka)
- New Zealand vs Italy (City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota)
- England vs France (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)
- Japan vs Scotland (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)
- Namibia vs Canada (Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Kamaishi)
- United States vs Tonga (Hanazono Rugby Stadium, Higashiōsaka)
- Wales vs Uruguay (Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto)
Rugby World Cup Quarter finals
- Winner of Pool C vs Runner-up of Pool D (Oita Stadium, Ōita)
- Winner of Pool B vs Runner-up of Pool A (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
- Winner of Pool D vs Runner-Up of Pool C (Oita Stadium, Ōita)
- Winner of Pool A vs Runner-Up of Pool B (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
Rugby World Cup Semi finals
- Winner of Quarter-Final 1 vs Winner of Quarter Final 2 (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)
- Winner of Quarter-Final 3 vs Winner of Quarter Final 4 (International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama)
3rd place match
- Loser of Semi-Final 1 vs Loser of Semi-Final 2 (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
Rugby World Cup Final
- Loser of Semi-Final 1 vs Loser of Semi-Final 2 (Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu)
Rugby World Cup Final times
Here are the WRC Final times in different time zones.
- Los Angeles (PT): 2:00 am, November 2
- Chicago (CT): 4:00 am, November 2
- New York (ET): 5:00 am, November 2
- London (BST): 10:00 am, November 2
- Paris (CET): 10:00 am, November 2
- Moscow (MSK): noon, November 2
- Tokyo (JST): 6:00 pm, November 2
- Sydney (AET): 7:00 pm, November 2
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