The best domestic teams in the southern hemisphere are once again set to clash as Super Rugby takes on a whole new look for a season restart in Australia and New Zealand. With plenty of retirements and overseas transfers, many teams have a fresh look about them, and with some of the biggest names in the game out to make an impact, you won’t want to miss a minute of the action.
Super Rugby 2020 TV Preview
Super Rugby is a competition that splits 15 southern hemisphere club teams from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Japan into three conferences. This year the tournament celebrated its 25th edition but was brought to an end early due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Now Super Rugby has had to reinvent itself, by creating two separate five team tournaments in both New Zealand and Australia. Super Rugby Aotearoa, New Zealand’s tournament, will start June 13th and feature the Crusaders, Highlanders, Hurricanes, Chiefs and the Blues. Each team will play across 10 rounds in a round robin format before a finals series in August.
From July 3rd, Super Rugby Australia will begin, with Australia’s main four teams, the NSW Waratahs, Queensland, the Brumbies and the Rebels, will take part in a tournament alongside Australian rugby’s forgotten boys, Western Force. The season will take place across 12 consecutive weekends, with the finals taking place in September. The much anticipated Super Rugby season is set to restart on Australian TV, and using the options provided in this guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
Where to Watch or Stream Super Rugby in Australia
The broadcast rights to Super Rugby in Australia during the 2020 season belong to Fox Sports, which will have every game LIVE and ad-break free during play. Fortunately, here in Australia, there are several options for accessing Fox Sports including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.
Watch Super Rugby on TV or Online
To watch on Foxtel with a set-top box using a Standard or HD TV, the best option is the Sports HD pack, which offers more than fifty channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, reality and more, as well as over 50 sports on twelve live HD channels. Additionally, every Foxtel channel pack includes the option to stream the content free using the Foxtel Go app.
You also have the option to watch Super Rugby online using Foxtel Now. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check out all of its content before choosing your preferred pack, and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. Super Rugby is available as part of the Foxtel Now Sport pack, which gives you instant access to over 50 Sports shown Live and on demand. Foxtel Now can be accessed using your favourite browser, or via the Foxtel Now app and a variety of internet connected devices. To watch on Foxtel Now with a Standard or HD TV, you can access the platform with a Foxtel Now Box.
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Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with the Kayo Sports streaming service which currently have a 14 day free trial. Kayo offers the exact same live 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 the action, Kayo Minis provide a 10-20-minute recap after the live play has concluded. Other game changing features include Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which provide highlights throughout the matches in real-time.
With Kayo you can stream Super Rugby live 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 Rugby action on Kayo includes the Bledisloe Cup, NRL 2020 season and the World Rugby Sevens series.
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Super Rugby 2020 Live Fixtures (Sydney time)
Every game of the 2020 Super Rugby season is airing on Fox Sports of Australia (Foxtel/Kayo). There is also one full match replay available per round on free to air with Channel 9. Use this live TV schedule to see this week’s fixtures and times:
|Sat, Sep 19||Brumbies vs Reds (Grand Final)||Super Rugby AU||LIVE: 7.15pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Mobile Device List and User Guide
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 Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ & Windows 10; web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation for optimal streaming
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via app for version 7.0 and up
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – 4th Generation or higher
Must See TV for Super Rugby fans
The Super Rugby season has seen some changes to the fixture list for 2020. Once you’ve watched all the weekend games you may need some other events to get your sporting fix, so here’s a few options that may be of interest.
AFL (Foxtel & 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 & 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.
Bundesliga (Foxtel & Kayo)
This is currently the Bundesliga’s 57th edition, with 18 teams playing a total of 34 each matches across the season. Bayern Munich is the current champions, winning their 28th title in 2019, the best record of any German domestic team. Their main rivals over the past 20 years have been Borussia Dortmund, a side that has become renowned for producing some of Europe’s most talented young players.