Northampton vs Bath live stream: How to watch Premiership Rugby final 2024 online and on TV now

Bath's Will Muir on his way to scoring a try against Northampton Saints in the sides May 2024 encounter at the Rec.
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A season of toil, skill and monstrous hits all comes down to this – Northampton vs Bath for the Gallagher Premiership Rugby crown. The league's top two sides came through pulsating semi-finals thanks to respective fly-halves Fin Smith and Finn Russell to reach the Twickenham final, and are desperate to end their long waits for the title. Here's where to watch Northampton vs Bath live streams online from anywhere. 

The teams were confirmed yesterday and they are pretty much as expected. Northampton start with their homegrown products George Furbank, Alex Coles and Fraser Dingwall, captained by flanker Courtney Lawes in his final game for the club. Alex Mitchell is at scrum half and Fin Smith outside him at No10.

Bath also name the team you’d expect, with Cameron Redpath, Finn Russell and scrum half captain Ben Spencer all starting. Sam Underhill starts in the back row, with Joe Cokanasiga on the wing. 

Northampton: Furbank; Freeman, Odendaal, Dingwall, Sleightholme; Smith, Mitchell; Waller, Langdon, Davison, Moon, Coles, Lawes (c), Pearson, Augustus

Bath: Gallagher; Cokanasiga, Lawrence, Redpath, Muir; Russell, Spencer (c); Obano, Dunn, Du Toit, Roux, Ewels, Hill, Underhill, Barbeary

Television coverage is now underway at Twickenham in south west London and the teams will be out shortly. The weather is looking dry enough, with temperature at just under 20 degrees. Most importantly, we should miss any rain. Make sure you’re settled in front of a screen to find out.

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Date: Saturday, June 8
Kick-off: 3pm BST / 10am ET / 7am PT / 12am AEST (Sun)
FREE live stream: ITVX (UK)
Live streams: TNT Sports (UK) | Stan Sport (AUS) | Fox Sports 2 via Fubo (US)
Use NordVPN to watch any stream

Northampton topped the Gallagher Premiership regular season by recording a better points difference by four. Playmaker-in-chief Fin Smith has been the key, pulling the strings and kicking the points as the Saints beat frequent champions Saracens 22-20 in the play-off semi-final. Also on the Saints agenda will be providing a fitting send-off for trio Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam and Alex Waller, who are all leaving the club for pastures new this summer. In recently retired England captain Lawes' case, he'll be joining French side Brive after playing his whole club career with Northampton. Saints last won the Premiership in 2014.

Bath have had to wait even longer. Not since their mid-1990s heyday have the Somerset side lifted a league title, 1996's triumph meaning a whole generation of fans have yet to taste domestic success. Scotland fly-half Finn Russell has been central to that return to the elite, echoing Stuart Barnes and Mike Catt's successes in the 1980s and 1990s. Russell ran the show in the 31-23 defeat of Sale last weekend, his understanding with England scrum half Ben Spencer shining through. Sam Underhill is a fierce competitor in the pack.

Follow our guide to watch a Northampton vs Bath live stream from all over the world.

How to watch Northampton vs Bath for FREE

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The 2024 Gallagher Premiership Rugby final, Northampton vs Bath, is being shown for free on both ITV1 and the broadcaster's streaming service ITVX. 

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST on Saturday afternoon. The ITV coverage starts at 2.25pm to get you in the mood for the final. 

Whether live or on catch-up, you can get a free Premiership Rugby final live stream via the ITVX website and mobile app. 

If you're traveling outside the UK but want to tap into your usual coverage, check out out NordVPN and follow the instructions below.

ITV is a free service, though you should have a valid UK TV Licence to watch it, as these cover digital content consumption too.

Unblock any stream with a VPN

If you're keen to watch Northampton vs Bath but you're away from home and your usual coverage is geo-blocked, you could always use a VPN to access it (assuming you're not breaching any broadcaster T&Cs, of course). You may be surprised by how simple it is to do.

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1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is NordVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream so, in this case, just head to ITVX.

How to watch Northampton vs Bath in the US

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Northampton vs Bath is being shown on Fox Sports 2 in the US, with kick-off scheduled for 10am ET / 7am PT on Saturday morning.

Not got cable? Fox Sports 2 is available via Fubo's International Sports Plus add-on. Plans start at $79.99 a month after a 7-day free trial, and the add-on is $6.99 per month on top.

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If you love sports, you'll want to check out Fubo. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including Fox, FS1, NBC and USA Network.

How to watch Northampton vs Bath in the UK

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TNT Sports

We've already outlined the ITVX free option above for rugby fans in the UK, but you can watch Northampton vs Bath on TNT Sports in Blighty. Kick-off is set for 3pm BST afternoon, and live coverage begins at 2pm. 

You can get the channel by subscribing to the Discovery Plus Premium plan for £30.99 per month, or you can add TNT Sports through Sky, BT, EE or Virgin Media

To stream TNT Sports, you'll need Discovery Plus – a combo subscription that allows fans to access TNT Sports, Eurosport and entertainment channels in one place.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow a Northampton vs Bath live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN.

Watch Northampton vs Bath in Canada

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In Canada, Sportsnet is showing Northampton vs Bath, which kicks off at 10am ET / 7am PT on Saturday.

If you don't have the channel on cable, you can subscribe to the standalone streaming service Sportsnet Plus. You'll need the Premium option to watch a Northampton vs Bath live stream, which costs $34.99 per month or $249.99 per year.

If you're not in Canada, you can still follow a Premiership Rugby final live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as NordVPN.

How to watch Northampton vs Bath in Australia

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Stan Sport

Stan Sport is the place to watch Northampton vs Bath in Australia, but bear in mind that kick-off is set for the tricky time of 12am AEST on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

A subscription costs $15 per month (on top of a $12 Stan Basic sub).

Stan Sport is also the place to watch every match of the 2024 French Open, ad-free.

If you're currently out of Australia but want to watch a Northampton vs Bath live stream, you'll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions above. 

How to watch Northampton vs Bath in New Zealand

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Sky Sport

In New Zealand, live Northampton vs Bath coverage is being provided by Sky Sport. Just be aware that kick-off is set for the brutal time of 2am NZST in the early hours of Sunday morning.

You can also tune in via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform, which costs $24.99 per week or $44.99 per month.

Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch the tennis online using the country's Sky Go service.

If you want to catch your usual Sky Sport coverage but are out of the country, you can use a VPN to tune in from anywhere. 

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