Watch Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream
|Dates: Fri, September 8 – Sat, October 28|
|Watch free: ITVX (UK)|
|Use ExpressVPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere|
Looking for a free Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream? Every game is being shown for free on ITVX in the UK. In Australia, 9Now will be showing all Wallabies matches, plus the final. Equally, South Africans can enjoy all Springboks fixtures free-to-air on SABC. Use a VPN to unblock ITVX and 9Now when travelling abroad.
Kick-off times in EST/BST
Watch RWC 2023: Thu, Oct 5
3pm / 8pm: New Zealand vs Uruguay
Week four of France 2023 and the pools have taken shape. It's not so much a case of who is going to qualify for the knockouts as it is whether they'll do so in first place or second. Wales are through for sure leaving Australian hopes hanging by a thread. And, you'd be a fool to bet against any of France, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Fiji and England. Expect the biggest drama to be the battle for second spot in Pool D and the prizes for automatic RWC 2027 qualification.
Nothing in the world of the oval ball is bigger than the Rugby World Cup. France plays hosts for this festival of tactics and tackling over the course of nearly two months of autumn action from right now until Saturday 28th October. Here's how to watch a FREE Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream wherever you are. We've also listed the schedule further down the page.
How to watch Rugby World Cup: live stream in the UK
ITV is showing the Rugby World Cup 2023 across its television and streaming options for free. The biggest matches will be on ITV1, with more minor fixtures on ITV4.
Everything, however, will be live streamed FREE on ITVX.
For added on-the-go viewing convenience, ITVX has an excellent app that's available on nearly everything that plugs in these days - just give it a search on your device, phone or console of choice.
If you're outside the UK but want your usual coverage, you can check out the ExpressVPN trial and follow the instructions below.
How to watch Rugby World Cup 2023 from outside your country
For broadcast and streaming details in more rugby-mad countries like the UK, New Zealand, South Africa and the US, just scroll down the page - everything you need to know is there, including details of who's showing the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
But if you try to watch your domestic coverage from anywhere outside your home country, you'll soon find a problem - geo-blocking. That's where the broadcaster prevents you from watching your usual feed from abroad. It's a common problem for sports fans all over the world.
By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home.
Use a VPN to watch a Rugby World Cup live stream from anywhere:
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How to use a VPN to watch Rugby World Cup 2023
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for ITVX.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home -ITVX for Brits abroad.
How to live stream Rugby World Cup 2023 in Australia
Rugby fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, as they can watch Wallabies games – plus for FREE on Channel 9.
That means viewers can also fire up a free Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Currently away from Australia?
Stan Sport, meanwhile, is live streaming every match of the Rugby World Cup, ad-free.
A subscription costs $15 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), after a 30-day Stan Sport FREE trial.
How to watch Rugby World Cup 2023 in the US without cable
Rugby fans can watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 live in its entirety, including this match, on streaming platform Peacock. There will also be 15 matches on CNBC as well as four on NBC.
The Peacock price comes in at $5.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, plus the NFL and plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $11.99 a month for commercial-free coverage, too.
If you subscribe to Peacock and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below – we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
How to watch Rugby World Cup 2023 in South Africa
In South Africa, every game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup is being shown on SuperSport.
If you're not going to be able to watch on your TV, you can also tune in via the network's streaming service for PC and Mac, as well as via SuperSport's dedicated app.
It's also worth noting that SABC is showing a selection of RWC 2023 matches for free! Best of all, these include all of the Springboks' encounters. Lekker.
How to watch Rugby Championship: live stream in New Zealand
Sky Sport is the place to watch every 2023 Rugby World Cup game in New Zealand.
Sky Sport subscribers can also tune in online using the country's Sky Go service.
If you don't have Sky Sport on cable, every fixture is also being shown live via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform. A Sky Sport Now subscription costs $24.99 per week or $44.99 per month.
Your other option is to splash out on the Sky Sports Now World Cup 2023 rugby pass ($88.99) which brings access to everything on Sky Sports and ESPN from now until November 3.
RWC 2023 schedule, times and dates
(All times BST)
Friday 8th September
France vs New Zealand, 8pm
Saturday 9th September
Italy vs Namibia, 12pm
Ireland vs Romania, 2.30pm
Australia vs Georgia, 5pm
England vs Argentina, 8pm
Sunday 10th September
South Africa vs Scotland, 4.45pm
Wales vs Fiji, 8pm
Japan vs Chile, 12pm
Thursday 14th September
France vs Uruguay, 8pm
Friday 15th September
New Zealand vs Namibia, 8pm
Saturday 16th September
Ireland vs Tonga, 8pm
Wales vs Portugal, 4.45pm
Samoa vs Chile, 2pm
Sunday 17th September
South Africa vs Romania, 2pm
Australia vs Fiji, 4.45pm
England vs Japan, 8pm
Wednesday 20th September
Italy vs Uruguay, 4.45pm
Thursday 21st September
France vs Namibia, 8pm
Friday 22nd September
Argentina vs Samoa, 4.45pm
Saturday 23rd September
South Africa vs Ireland, 8pm
Georgia vs Portugal, 1pm
England vs Chile, 4.45pm
Sunday 24th September
Scotland vs Tonga, 4.45pm
Wales vs Australia, 8pm
Wednesday 27th September
Uruguay vs Namibia, 4.45pm
Thursday 28th September
Japan vs Samoa, 8pm
Friday 29th September
New Zealand vs Italy, 8pm
Saturday 30th September
Scotland vs Romania, 8pm
Fiji vs Georgia, 4.45pm
Argentina vs Chile, 2pm
Sunday 1st October
South Africa vs Tonga, 8pm
Australia vs Portugal, 4.45pm
Thursday 5th October
New Zealand vs Uruguay, 8pm
Friday 6th October
France vs Italy, 8pm
Saturday 7th October
Ireland vs Scotland, 8pm
Wales vs Georgia, 2pm
England vs Samoa, 4.45pm
Sunday 8th October
Tonga vs Romania, 4.45pm
Fiji vs Portugal, 8pm
Japan vs Argentina, 12pm
Saturday 14th October
1st Pool C vs 2nd Pool D, 4pm
1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A, 8pm
Sunday 15th October
1st Pool D vs 2nd Pool C, 4pm
1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B, 8pm
Friday 20th October
Winner QF1 vs Winner QF2, 8pm
Saturday 21st October
Winner QF3 vs Winner QF4, 8pm
Friday 27th October
Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2, 8pm
Saturday 28th October
Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2, 8pm
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