Leinster vs La Rochelle live stream: how to watch 2022 European Champions Cup final rugby from anywhere – Lowe and Furlong start

Leinster and La Rochelle rugby players take penalty kicks
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Can Leinster put that fifth star on the jersey, or will La Rochelle finally clinch their first European title? There's a sense of unfinished business for both teams, who each lost their last Champions Cup final, and this clash of styles promises to serve up an intriguing contest. Read on as we explain how to watch a Leinster vs La Rochelle live stream in the 2021-22 European Rugby Champions Cup final today from anywhere in the world - including ways to watch the game absolutely FREE.

Leinster vs La Rochelle live stream

Date: Saturday, May 28

Kick-off time: 5.45pm CEST (local) / 4.45pm IST/BST / 11.45am ET / 8.45am PT / 1.45am AEST

Venue: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille

FREE live streams: All 4 (UK) | Virgin Media Player (Ireland) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

Global stream: Peacock TV (US)

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Leinster secured their place in the final with an emphatic 40-17 victory over reigning champions Toulouse, but the win came at a price. James Lowe and Tadhg Furlong have both won their races against time to recover from the ankle and shin injuries they picked up in the last round against Toulouse. Furlong's passing prowess is a key weapon that Leo Cullen will want to use to drag La Rochelle around the pitch.

Disruption will be the aim of the game for Ronan O'Gara, with La Rochelle's colossal forwards Emmanuel Meafou and Rory Arnold hoping for as many opportunities as possible in which to physically dominate their opponents from set pieces. They beat Leinster at the semi-final stage a year ago, but Grégory Alldritt will know that that will only spur the Irish province on to greater resolve.

The stage is set, so follow our guide as we explain all the ways to get a Leinster vs La Rochelle live stream wherever you are right now.

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How to watch Leinster vs La Rochelle FREE: live stream European Rugby Champions Cup final in Ireland

watch Leinster vs La Rochelle for FREE

Rugby fans based in Ireland can watch Leinster vs La Rochelle for FREE, with Virgin Media Two broadcasting the game.

Kick-off is set for 4.45pm IST on Saturday afternoon, with coverage getting underway at 4pm. 

This means you can also live stream the European Rugby Champions Cup final using Virgin Media Player - or check out its TV Anywhere app, which is available for nearly all modern devices including smartphones, tablets, computers and more. Away from home?

Use a VPN to watch the free live stream from abroad.

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How to watch Leinster vs La Rochelle: live stream European Rugby Champions Cup final FREE in the UK

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The great news for rugby fans in the UK is that Leinster vs La Rochelle is set to be shown absolutely FREE on Channel 4.

Coverage starts at 4.15pm BST on Saturday afternoon, ahead of a 4.45pm kick-off, and you can also watch online via Channel 4's All4 streaming service.

If you are indeed watching online, you can do so on your laptop, or via apps for the likes of Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox, Roku, Amazon Fire.

BT Sport is also showing the European Rugby Champions Cup final. Its coverage gets underway at 4pm.

Not in the UK right now? No worries - residents of the country can just download and install a VPN to port themselves back home to a UK location - more info below.

How to watch Leinster vs La Rochelle from outside your country

If you're abroad this weekend and try to access your usual domestic stream of the rugby, you'll find that you can't. This is because of something called geo-blocking, which restricts content to a specific area or country.

You can get around this by using a VPN, which allows you to virtually relocate your laptop, phone or streaming device back to your country of residence - thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home.

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How to live stream European Rugby Champions Cup final in the US


Rugby fans based in the US can watch Leinster vs La Rochelle on the Peacock TV streaming service, with kick-off set for 11.45am ET / 8.45am PT on Saturday morning.

Peacock costs just $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, NFL, Premiership Rugby, plus plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $10 a month for commercial-free coverage.

- Click through to Peacock TV to start watching now

If you're abroad right now, you can still tune in just like you would at home with the help of a good VPN. Or consult our guide to the best Peacock VPN options for more details.

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How to watch Leinster vs La Rochelle: live stream rugby in Australia


beIN Sports has the rights to show the European Rugby Champions Cup in Australia, with Leinster vs La Rochelle set to kick-off at 1.45am AEST on Sunday morning.

If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can also sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month after you've taken advantage of a FREE two-week trial

Sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports includes beIN in its package - in addition to an enormous variety of live sports - and it also offers a FREE 14-day Kayo Sports trial.

After that, the Basic plan costs just $25 a month and lets you stream on two screens, while Premium is a mere $35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices. 

But before signing up, be aware that Kayo Sports won't be showing every European Rugby Champions Cup that's on beIN Sports.

Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.