Now that Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa are over, it’s time for South African teams to have their own domestic league. All seven of the country’s top franchises across Super Rugby, Pro 14 and Currie Cup will compete in Super Rugby Unlocked, and you can find out how to watch it all here.
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 separate tournaments in New Zealand, Australia, and now South Africa. The Bulls, Sharks, Lions, Stormers, Cheetahs, Griquas and Pumas will take part in Super Rugby Unlocked, a round-robin competition running from October 10 to November 21.
It will be a great chance for South Africa’s World Cup winning stars to finally get some minutes under their belts, having not played in over seven months. The Super Rugby regulars will go into the tournament as favourites, but with such a long lay off, and limited fans, a shock winner wouldn’t be a total surprise.
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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Stream Super Rugby Live
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 Unlocked 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:
|Fri, Nov 20th||Bulls v Pumas||LIVE: 4.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Nov 21st||Cheetahs v Griquas||LIVE: 1.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Nov 21st||Sharks v Stormers||LIVE: 4.00am||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.
Tri Nations Rugby (Foxtel & Kayo)
The 2020 Rugby Championship will be become the Tr-Nations again for one year exceptionally. Australia, New Zealand and Argentina will take part in this year’s round robin competition that will take place exclusively in Australian stadia at Brisbane and Sydney for coronavirus safety. Read more.
State Of Origin (Foxtel & Kayo)
The pinnacle of Rugby League, and perhaps Australian sport, is the State Of Origin Series. Played with passion, intensity, brutality and pride, this year marks the thirty-ninth ‘state versus state’ meeting between the QLD Maroons and NSW Blues. Read more.
Bundesliga (Foxtel & Kayo)
This is currently the Bundesliga’s 58th edition, with 18 teams playing a total of 34 each matches across the season. Bayern Munich is the current champions, winning their 29th title in 2020, the best record of any German domestic team. Read more.