Leinster vs Toulouse live stream: watch European Champions Cup semi-final rugby online

Ross Byrne of Leinster during the Heineken Champions Cup
(Image credit: Getty Images / David Fitzgerald)

Leinster host Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium this weekend for what looks set to be a memorable Heineken Champions Cup semi-final battle between these two giants of European rugby. Leinster booked their place in the last four with a swashbuckling 14-23 win at Premiership leaders Leicester Tigers last Saturday and will feel confident of now edging past the reigning champions at home. Read on as we explain how to watch a Leinster vs Toulouse live stream from anywhere in the world.

Leinster vs Toulouse live stream

Date: Saturday, May 14

Kick-off time: 3pm IST/BST / 4pm CEST / 10am ET / 7am PT / 12pm AEST

Venue: The Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Live stream: BT Sport (UK, IRE) | beIN Sports FREE trial (AU) | Peacock TV (US)

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Toulouse also come into the clash on a high after a hugely entertaining win over Munster settled by a tense penalty shoot-out after extra time. 

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named an unchanged starting line-up from last weekend for this clash. Ciaran Frawley coming in for Tommy O'Brien on the bench is the only change from the 23 that faced Leicester.

Toulouse meanwhile make three changes from the side that saw off Munster, with Cyril Baille and Anthony Jelonch coming into the pack and Juan Cruz Mallia replacing Dimitri Delibes on the wing. Follow our guide as we explain all the ways to get a Leinster vs Toulouse live stream wherever you are right now.

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Watch a Leinster vs Toulouse live stream for $4.99


Rugby fans based in the US can watch Leinster vs Toulouse  on the Peacock TV streaming service, with kick-off set for 10am ET / 7am on Saturday morning.

Peacock costs just $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that offers live coverage not only of the European Rugby Champions Cup, but also the Rugby Premiership, loads of EPL soccer games, every big WWE event, 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.

How to watch Leinster vs Toulouse 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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Leinster vs Toulouse live stream: how to watch European Rugby Champions Cup in the UK


Rugby fans in the UK can watch Leinster vs Toulouse on BT Sport, which is showing every single game from every round of the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Leinster vs Toulouse is being shown on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 2.30pm BST ahead of a 3pm kick-off.

If you don't want to be locked into a lengthy contract, BT Sport also now offers the option of a Monthly Pass priced at £25 per month. It lets you watch all of the network's live and on-demand action via the BT Sport app or via the web player.

The Monthly Pass renews automatically every four weeks, but you can cancel it whenever you want. You can login on two devices at once, and access BT Sport Ultimate's content in 4K.

Plus, if you choose to snap up a VPN as described above, it means you'll be able to watch your preferred UK European Rugby Champions Cup coverage from anywhere in the world.

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How to watch Leinster vs Toulouse: live stream European Rugby Champions Cup in Ireland


BT Sport is also the place to watch Leicester vs Leinster in Ireland, with the subscription network showing every game from every round.

Outside of Ireland? Watch Leicester vs Leinster online just like you would at home with the help of a quality VPN.

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How to watch Leinster vs Toulouse: live stream rugby in Australia


beIN Sports has the rights to show the European Rugby Champions Cup in Australia, with Leinster vs Toulouse set to kick-off at 12pm AEST on Sunday.

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

As well as the rugby, beIN Sport has the rights to Lige 1, Serie A La Liga, Bundesliga and EFL football.

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.

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