Bath vs Leinster live stream: watch European Champions Cup rugby from anywhere

Jamison Gibson-Park of Leinster rugby scoring a try against Bath
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Leinster scored one of the biggest ever Champions Cup victories in the last round of the competition, to put them on the brink of the knockouts. It's the final round of the pool stage, and you can read on as our guide explains how to watch a Bath vs Leinster live stream in the 2021-22 European Rugby Champions Cup from anywhere in the world - including ways to watch the game absolutely FREE.

Bath vs Leinster live stream

Date: Saturday, January 22

Kick-off time: 1pm GMT / 12am AEDT / 8am ET / 5am PT

Venue: The Recreation Ground, Bath, England 

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

Global live stream: Peacock TV (US)

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Jamison Gibson-Park starred for the Irish province as they blew Bath away in the reverse fixture last month, scoring seven tries en route to a resounding 45-20 victory.

It's the type of scoreline the Bath faithful have seen far too often in what has been a miserable season in Somerset, but despite being winless so far in the Champions Cup, they're still on course for the consolation prize of a place in the Challenge Cup.

Leo Cullen's men were as ruthless as they were breathtaking in their 89-7 pasting of Montpellier in the previous round, with Josh van der Flier living up to his name with two tries and a highlights real of carries and tackles. 

This could be another long afternoon home side, who have lost 10 of their past 12 meetings with the province, and you can follow our guide as we explain all the ways to get a Bath vs Leinster live stream wherever you are right now.

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

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

Coverage starts at 12.30pm GMT on Saturday afternoon ahead of the 1pm 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 Bath vs Leinster along with every single game from every single game of the European Rugby Champions Cup.

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.

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

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Rugby fans based in Ireland can also watch Bath vs Leinster for FREE, with Virgin Media Two broadcasting the game, which kicks off at 1pm on Saturday afternoon.

This means you can also live stream the action 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.

How to watch European Champions Cup 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, where rights restrictions stop the likes of All4 from streaming the game outside the UK.

To get around this, you could use 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.

Use a VPN to live stream Bath vs Leinster anywhere

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Using a VPN to watch sports coverage from abroad is very simple:

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, we recommend ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the relevant server location - launch the VPN app, click on 'choose location' and select the right location i.e. UK for All4

3. Head to the chosen broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from the UK, head on over to the All4 website or app

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How to watch Bath vs Leinster in Australia


Aussie rugby fans have a late night in store, with Bath vs Leinster set to kick-off at 12am AEDT on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

beIN Sports has the rights to show the European Rugby Champions Cup Down Under. If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can 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.

That said, sports streaming specialist Kayo Sports includes beIN in its package - and it also offers a FREE 14-day Kayo Sports trial, plus Kayo's other vast sport offerings. 

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.

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How to live stream European Rugby Champions Cup in the US


Rugby fans based in the US can watch Bath vs Leinster on the Peacock TV streaming service, with kick-off set for a bright and early 8am ET / 5am PT 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 NFL Sunday Night Football and the Super Bowl, 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.

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.