This year’s Rugby Championship looks set to serve as an intriguing precursor to the forthcoming World Cup in Japan, with Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina once again lock horns for bragging rights across the southern hemisphere.
The 2019 instalment of the tournament, which has been truncated to just three rounds because of the World Cup, kicks off with a clash between the Springboks and Wallabies in Johannesburg on Saturday July 21.
Defending champions New Zealand kick off their campaign against Los Pumas in Buenos Aires. The All Blacks, as ever, are favourites as they look to claim what would be their fourth successive title.
Nevertheless, with the tournament reduced to three rounds the winner could easily spring from any of the four nations.
We’re in for a fascinating few weeks of Test rugby so keep scrolling down to see how you can catch a live stream of the 2019 Rugby Championships.
Use a VPN to watch the Rugby Championship from outside your country
If you’re abroad and in a country that’s not showing the Rugby Championship, or if you’re not by a TV come kick-off time for those games – don’t sweat. With numerous online channels and, crucially, the option of a VPN service, you can tune into each fixture no matter where you are in the world. And best of all, it’s really easy to do:
Watch the Rugby Championship with a VPN
Scroll down to find out your rugby viewing options from various countries around the world. But even if the place where you live isn’t showing the action, you can always use a VPN to dial in to a country that does have a stream. A VPN is perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location. We’ve tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the best VPN services currently available:
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How to live stream the Rugby Championship in Australia
Fox Sports Australia will be showing the Rugby Championship down under. The Fox Sports package doesn’t come cheap, BUT there is a two week FREE trial if you want to give it a try before you buy.
Australians can also live stream 2019 Rugby Championship action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand.
Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
The Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps means you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you’ll need a VPN if you’re taking that abroad).
How to watch the Rugby Championship 2019 in New Zealand
Sky Sport will be showing every game of the Rugby Championship in New Zealand. For those without a subscription, free-to-air Prime will have delayed coverage of each All Blacks game in the tournament.
If you’re looking to stream the coverage live to your mobile device, Sky Go is the service you need.
If you’ve read the rest of this article, you probably know the alternative route by now. You could give a VPN a try as per the instructions above.
How to live stream the Rugby Championship in South Africa
Live coverage of the Rugby Championship in South Africa will be shown on subscription service, SuperSport.
SuperSport doesn’t always offer live streams of its coverage, so if you want to watch from a mobile device you may wish to give a VPN a try and tune into another nation’s coverage, as explained above.
How to stream the Rugby Championship 2019 live in the UK
Sky Sports has the rights to the the Rugby Championship so you’ll need your subscription to catch it on the box. For streaming on your mobile device, Sky Go is the service you need.
You can also stream the Sky Sports coverage live via NOW TV, which offers attractive limited-time passes for Sky Sports starting at £8.99 per day and £14.99 a week.
If you find yourself outside the UK and want to watch one of the games, don’t worry about geo-blockers on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
How to watch the Rugby Championship: US live streams
In the US, ESPN has the rights for the Rugby Championship action with the games shown live on ESPN 3. For those hoping to stream it, you can watch via another subscription service such as DirectTV, Sling and Fubo – each of which has a free trial.
Another option is logging in to another nation’s broadcast via a VPN. So if you like the Sky coverage in the UK for example, you can tune in to that instead assuming, of course, that you have a subscription.
How to live stream the Rugby Championship 2019 in Canada
TSN is the network you need for watching the rugby in Canada, with live coverage split across TSN2, TSN5 and online via the TSN website and TSN App.
No access to TSN? Don’t be disheartened. Instead, scroll this page upwards and check out how to use a VPN to live stream the Rugby Championship coverage from another location.
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