How to Watch the Rugby World Cup Live Online in Australia


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The 2019 Rugby World Cup is ready to rock in stadiums across Japan. The choice of host nation emphasises the global appeal of Rugby Union, and the importance of this huge event on the calendar for fans the world over. For Australian fans, eyes will be glued to the screen as the Wallabies go for the big prize, having just missed out in a thrilling final in 2015, and using this options listed in this guide you can watch every match online.

For 2019, the Rugby World Cup will be broadcast by two outlets – Foxtel, which will televise all 48 games and includes Foxtel from Telstra and Kayo Sports, and the Ten Network (which has selected games). Both give you options for streaming the games online, so it’s easy to catch the action even if you’re not in front of the TV at the time.

Options for Watching the 2019 Rugby World Cup Live Online

Now more than ever, the Rugby World Cup is an event that will be viewed online as much as it is on conventional television. So it doesn’t matter if you’re at home on the couch, out and about on the move or sneaking a quick rugby break from work, the Rugby World Cup is accessible online whenever you want it. Exactly how much of the event is available to you online, though, depends on whether you’re looking for a free or subscription option.

If you’re mainly focused on the progress the Wallabies as they make through their initial pool matches and into the finals, there’s good news on that front. Network Ten will be broadcasting all four of the Wallabies pool games, two of the Quarter-finals, and all the remaining finals from the Semis right through to the big one, the final on Saturday 2nd November. To stream those games you can use the network’s free TenPlay service, which will have those matches streaming live as they go to air, accessible on a range of devices. The down sides are – it’s free to air broadcasting so there will be ads during play, and you’ll need to set up a TenPlay account before you can stream on the service.

Foxtel, meanwhile, has access to absolutely every single match of the entire 2019 Rugby World Cup, and is setting up a dedicated channel for the occasion. That means every match broadcast live, tons of replays and extra content – a true rugby fan’s dream. The good news is that you’ll be able to watch all of Foxtel’s Rugby World Cup coverage live online with Foxtel Now and Foxtel Now from Telstra. Every Foxtel subscriber also has free access to Foxtel Go. So if you’ve been wondering if it’s possible to watch Every match of this year’s World Cup of Rugby online, it’s now easier than ever, here’s how to do it on some of the most popular streaming devices available in Australia.

Watch the Rugby World Cup Online with a Computer

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Whether you’re at a desktop or laptop computer, you can easily stream the Rugby World Cup right in your web browser, with TenPlay, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Now from Telstra offering a high-quality experience with the flexibility of watching wherever you are. You’ll just need to sign into your account with either service and you’re ready to go; you will, however, need to make sure you’re using the latest version of your web browser and have a solid, reasonably fast internet connection. You’ll also need to disable your VPN, if you use one, before these sites will allow access.

Watch the Rugby World Cup Online with a Game Console

Believe it or not, the video game console you have plugged into your TV is also pretty decent at streaming video, and as a result there’s plenty of support for the current consoles from both paid and free streaming services. To stream the Wallabies’ matches from TenPlay you can download the official TenPlay app for either Xbox One or Xbox 360, while Foxtel Now and Foxtel Now from Telstra customers can stream with their app on Playstation 4. Those customers can also use the legacy Foxtel Play app to stream on PS3 and Xbox One.

Watch the Rugby World Cup Online with a Smart TV

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If you’re one of the millions of people with a Freeview Plus certified smart TV, you’ll have a couple of options for accessing TenPlay’s streaming coverage of the Rugby World Cup. When you tune into Channel Ten, you’ll see an on-screen prompt that lets you load up the built-in version of TenPlay, or you can simply download the TenPlay app from your TV’s app store and sign in to start streaming. This can be really handy if you’re in an area with bad reception but great broadband! Foxtel Now and Foxtel Now from Telstra, meanwhile, can stream on many Samsung and LG smart TVs using the Foxtel Now app, as well as on Sony TVs using the new Foxtel Now app.

Watch the Rugby World Cup Online with a Set Top Box

If you’ve got one of the many popular streaming boxes that are becoming a favourite way to watch TV online, you’re going to be all set for the Rugby World Cup, with TenPlay having apps available on all the popular devices. Whether it’s Apple TV, Telstra TV, or Fetch TV, there’s a TenPlay app waiting for you in the app store that’ll have you streaming the Cup in no time. Foxtel Now users should make a beeline for the Telstra TV or the Foxtel Now box, which both offer full streaming support.

Watch the Rugby World Cup Online with a Phone or Tablet

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No matter where you are, you’ve got your phone or tablet with you – and that means Rugby World Cup on the go! TenPlay has full-featured apps for both iOS and Android phones and tablets, while Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra customers of all kinds get free access to the Foxtel Go streaming app on those same platforms. That means you can cheer on your team from the office, the bus, or even just the comfy lounge on your balcony!

2019 Rugby World Cup Live Online and Ad-break Free

If you’re a devoted fan of all things rugby then the Rugby World Cup is that one thing you do not want to miss a moment of, which is why Foxtel’s coverage, which includes Foxtel from Telstra, is going to be the destination of choice for many rugby fans all over Australia. Foxtel’s 2019 Rugby World Cup coverage forms part of their range of premium sports, and that’s all there to watch with a Foxtel sport package. For the Rugby World Cup, every game will be screened live with no ad breaks during play, in high definition and 4K, with a special dedicated channel for the occasion.

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And if you’re going with the full Foxtel coverage, the place to go for a quite amazing bargain right now is Foxtel From Telstra, which gives you the same quality Foxtel service, just packaged and billed by Telstra. You can get their Entertainment + Sport bundle for only $39 per month right now, a substantial savings over what you’d pay if you went direct through Foxtel. A package that gives you access to 15 channels of the world’s premium sport, 24 hours a day – including the dedicated Rugby World Cup channel plus Kayo Sports free for 2 weeks! Installation’s free right now as well, and you’re not locked into a contract. 

And remember, all Foxtel from Telstra customers get free access to streaming the Rugby World Cup via Foxtel Go, so you’ll never miss a match.

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Rugby World Cup Fixture 2019

Date Time Event Channel
Friday, Sep 20 8:45 PM Japan vs Russia Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10
Saturday, Sep 21 2:45 PM Australia vs Fiji Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10
Saturday, Sep 21 5:15 PM France vs Argentina Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Sep 21 7:45 PM New Zealand vs South Africa Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 22 3:15 PM Italy vs Namibia Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 22 5:45 PM Ireland vs Scotland Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 22 8:15 PM England vs Tonga Foxtel / Kayo
Monday, Sep 23 8:15 PM Wales vs Georgia Foxtel / Kayo
Tuesday, Sep 24 8:15 PM Russia vs Samoa Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Sep 25 3:15 PM Fiji vs Uruguay Foxtel / Kayo
Thursday, Sep 26 5:45 PM Italy vs Canada Foxtel / Kayo
Thursday, Sep 26 8:45 PM England vs USA Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Sep 28 2:45 PM Argentina vs Tonga Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Sep 28 5:15 PM Japan vs Ireland Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Sep 28 7:45 PM South Africa vs Namibia Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 29 3:15 PM Georgia vs Uruguay Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Sep 29 5:45 PM Australia vs Wales Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10
Monday, Sep 30 8:15 PM Scotland vs Samoa Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 2 5:45 PM France vs USA Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 2 8:15 PM New Zealand vs Canada Foxtel / Kayo
Thursday, Oct 3 3:15 PM Georgia vs Fiji Foxtel / Kayo
Thursday, Oct 3 8:15 PM Ireland vs Russia Foxtel / Kayo
Friday, Oct 4 7:45 PM South Africa vs Italy Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Oct 5 3:15 PM Australia vs Uruguay Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10
Saturday, Oct 5 6:00 PM England vs Argentina Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Oct 5 8:30 PM Japan vs Samoa Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 6 3:45 PM New Zealand vs Namibia Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 6 6:45 PM France vs Tonga Foxtel / Kayo
Tuesday, Oct 8 9:15 PM South Africa vs Canada Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 9 3:15 PM Argentina vs USA Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 9 6:15 PM Scotland vs Russia Foxtel / Kayo
Wednesday, Oct 9 8:45 PM Wales vs Fiji Foxtel / Kayo
Friday, Oct 11 9:15 PM Australia vs Georgia Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10
Saturday, Oct 12 3:45 PM New Zealand vs Italy Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Oct 12 7:15 PM England vs France Foxtel / Kayo
Saturday, Oct 12 9:45 PM Ireland vs Samoa Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 13 2:15 PM Namibia vs Canada Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 13 4:45 PM USA vs Tonga Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 13 7:15 PM Wales vs Uruguay Foxtel / Kayo
Sunday, Oct 13 9:45 PM Japan vs Scotland Foxtel / Kayo

Quarter-finals

Date Time Event Channel
Saturday, Oct 19 6:15 PM Winner Pool C vs Runner up Pool D Foxtel / Kayo*
Saturday, Oct 19 9:15 PM Winner Pool B vs Runner up Pool A Foxtel / Kayo*
Sunday, Oct 20 6:15 PM Winner Pool D vs Runner up Pool C Foxtel / Kayo*
Sunday, Oct 20 9:15 PM Winner Pool A vs Runner up Pool B Foxtel / Kayo*

*Channel 10 has the rights to stream two of the four quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup free to air. These have not yet been confirmed.

Semi-finals

Date Time Event Channel
Saturday, Oct 26 7:00 PM Winner QF 1 vs Winner QF 2 Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10
Sunday, Oct 27 8:00 PM Winner QF 3 vs Winner QF 4 Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10

Third-placed playoff

Date Time Event Channel
Friday, Nov 1 8:00 PM Loser SF 1 vs Loser SF 2 Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10

Final

Date Time Event Channel
Saturday, Nov 2 8:00 PM Winner SF 1 vs Winner SF 2 Foxtel / Kayo / Channel 10

Get Ready to Stream the Rugby World Cup Online Now!

With the 2019 Word Cup about to get under way, now’s the time to set yourself up with a way to watch no matter where you are – whether it’s at home on the big screen or streaming live to your phone as you head home from work, this has got to be the most accessible Rugby World Cup ever. May the best team – your team – win!

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