Super Rugby Aotearoa is an exclusive one-off tournament that has been set up by all five Super Rugby teams from New Zealand. The tournament is the first major sporting event to be played in full stadiums after the coronavirus pandemic and using the information in this article you won’t have to miss a minute.
Super Rugby Aotearoa TV Preview
What better place to get live rugby union up and running again than in a country that houses some of the sport’s most gifted players. Super Rugby Aotearoa is Rugby Union’s first major response to the Covid-19 postponements that have wreaked havoc on the global game.
The tournament is set to take place across 12 weeks in stadiums across New Zealand from June 13th, 2020. 10 regular rounds will be played between the Crusaders, Highlanders, Blues, Chiefs and Hurricanes which will then culminate in a finals series.
The tournament will even see the return of one of the best fly-halves the world has ever seen in the shape of Mr Dan Carter, who will pull on a Blues shirt and act as cover for the injured Stephen Perofeta.
The first rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa are set to get underway and using the information included in this guide you can find out exactly how to watch them all live and FREE.
Where to Watch or Stream Super Rugby in Australia
All Super Rugby events air on Fox Sports in Australia, which can be accessed via Foxtel or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch Rugby Union online using Foxtel Now (Pop or Sports pack), which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app and an eligible mobile device.
Replays of Super Rugby events are also available with Fox Sports in Australia. Fox Sports will be offering full replays via Foxtel and Foxtel Now, for fans who want to view events at a more viewer friendly hour or on demand.
Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream Super Rugby games free using the Foxtel Go app, on one of the devices in the table below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of Super Rugby Aotearoa, you can still catch replays on demand.
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Stream Super Rugby Aotearoa with Kayo Sports
Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with the Kayo Sports streaming service which currently has a 14 day free trial. Kayo offers the exact same sports as Foxtel, but with a reduced price plan (Basic or Premium) and no lock-in contract. For fans who want to catch up on Super Rugby action, Kayo offers game changing features including Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which enhance your viewing experience.
With Kayo you can stream Super Rugby replays to a variety of compatible mobile devices. Eligible devices include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Other sports action on Kayo includes the AFL Premiership, NRL 2020 season, as well as German Bundesliga football plus much more.
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Super Rugby Live TV Schedule
Each round of Super Rugby Aotearoa will air on Fox Sports with replays available on demand. There is no Super Rugby free to air broadcaster in Australia. Foxtel (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra) and Kayo have exclusive rights, with every game of every round live in HD with no ad breaks during play. Here’s the upcoming live TV schedule for Super Rugby Aotearoa:
|Sat, Aug 15||Highlanders vs Hurricanes||LIVE: 5.05pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
|Sun, Aug 16||Blues vs Crusaders||LIVE: 1.35pm||Kayo / Foxtel|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream Super Rugby whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Must See TV for fans of Super Rugby
Once you have caught up on the latest league action, we have suggested a few events below that may also take your fancy until the next round of Super Rugby.
AFL (Foxtel and Kayo)
The AFL returns as Richmond Tigers look to make it back to back Grand Final wins. But there is sure to be a wealth of competition from the likes of Greater Western Sydney, Collingwood and West Coast Eagles all looking like they have potential with title worthy sides. You can see exactly how it all unfolds when the season gets underway again from June 11, with Kayo Sports 14 Day free trial.
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NRL (Foxtel and Kayo)
NRL is the most popular rugby league competition in the world and the 23rd edition of this promises to be one of the most exciting yet. Entering the 2020 season the Roosters are the defending champions for the second year in a row and will be difficult to stop in their quest for a three-peat, but they have plenty of challengers. Live NRL matches are now available to stream on demand with Foxtel Now, or with Kayo Sports, which currently has a free 14 day trial.
V8 Supercars (Foxtel and Kayo)
The pinnacle of domestic Australian motor racing is the V8 Supercars series, with the twenty-fourth edition promising to be one of the best yet. All our favourite drivers, teams and manufacturers are set to return and battle it out over 12 turbo charged rounds. V8 Supercar races are now available to stream on demand with Foxtel Now, or with Kayo Sports, which currently has a free 14 day trial.