How to watch The Rugby Championship 2021


The Rugby Championship is back to its usual number of four teams now that South Arica has re-entered the post-Covid fray. Australia, New Zealand and Argentina will join them to play out what is arguably the toughest annual international rugby tournament on the planet.

There is a new player in town when it comes to watching The Rugby Championship in Australia. Here we’re going to look at what this means for viewers and how you can stream games for free.

The Rugby Championship preview

World Champions South Africa may have had little rugby after their triumph in Tokyo, but were fresh off the back of a Lions series win in Cape Town, meaning they were the best prepared out of all four teams going into The Rugby Championship. But it’s all gone wrong!

They will be eager to continue their rivalry with New Zealand this weekend after three defeats that included back-to-back losses against the Wallabies.

When: 14th August – 2nd October
Where: Australia

New Zealand may have already won the Rugby Championship after some strong performances but they will be licking their lips at the chance to have another go at the Springboks this weekend.

Dave Rennie’s Australia has hit some real form with back-to-back wins over South Africa and an easy win against Argentina last week. If they win again against the Pumas on Saturday they will have secured an impressive second-place spot on this year’s ladder.

Rugby Championship fixtures (Sydney time)

Here you can find out how to watch Rugby Championship games, along with kick-off times and the providers which will broadcast the matches live.

DateEventTimeChannel
Sat, Oct 2ndArgentina vs AustraliaLIVE: 5.05pmNine / Stan Sport
Sat, Oct 2ndSouth Africa vs New ZealandLIVE: 8.05pmNine / Stan Sport

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Where to watch The Rugby Championship live

Every game from the Rugby Championship 2021 will be broadcast live and exclusive on Nine and the Stan Sport sports streaming service. Stan sport costs as little as $10/month and is only available as an add-on alongside a standard Stan Subscription. All of The Wallabies games will go out on free to air (Nine), with all fixtures available on Stan Sport live or later on demand.

Stan’s venture into International and Domestic Rugby is also backed up by a stellar commentary team that will appease both new and seasoned fans of the game. Roz Kelly and Nick McArdle will share presenting duties, with Sean Maloney and Andrew Swain calling the games. They will be assisted every week by former players including Tim Horan, Morgan Turinui, Drew Mitchell and All-Black legend Andrew Mehrtens.

Stream The Rugby Championship for free

Even though you need a Stan subscription to be able to access Stan Sport, the latter does come with a 30 day free trial which is ideal for watching Super Rugby. If you’re not an existing customer, you can get both Stan and Stan Sport free for 30 days to see if it’s worth it in the long run.

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Devices for streaming the Rugby Championship on Stan Sport

Here is a list of compatible devices you can use when sports streaming events on Stan Sport.

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