Rugby World Cup Free to Air vs Foxtel Live TV Comparison


Rugby World Cup live TV schedule

The World Cup will be staged from the opener on September 18 of right up until the Final on October 31, when the top two nation’s battle for Rugby’s ultimate prize, and a chance to engrave their country’s name on the Webb Ellis Cup.

This edition of the Rugby World Cup will be held across England and Wales, and there will be great expectations on the hosts, as well as traditional powers such as New Zealand and Australia. Given the quality of the teams competing in the Semi-finals this time around, every match will be intense, and you need not miss a minute of the live action when combining the best of Free to Air coverage with a Trial offer for watching the games on Fox Sports.

Rugby World Cup Preview

The World Cup is the pinnacle of rugby competition, with the top twenty nations divided into four groups competing for the Webb Ellis Cup over six intense weeks. While New Zealand is the favourite to defend their title, history shows it will be no easy task, and this year may represent the hardest challenge yet. Among the teams considered the top obstacles to the All Blacks success include the Australian Wallabies, host nation Wales, France, the South Africa Springboks and Ireland.

Fortunately for Australian Rugby fans, and those that simply enjoy great sports entertainment, all forty-eight matches of the World Cup of Rugby will be available on Live television, including nine Pool games of the Rugby World Cup on Free to Air (ch. 9 and GEM HD). This represents the same number of Group matches that were shown across the Nine Network four years ago (2011), with the focus on the Wallabies along with five games on GEM chosen from the other Pools.

All nine contests on Free to Air TV, as well as the thirty-one Pool matches not being shown on Gem or Channel 9 are available live on Fox Sports 2, and a good chunk of these games can be accessed using the 2 weeks Free Live TV Trial shown below. This includes frequent match replays on Fox Sports 2 through-out.

For all 48 game times see the Rugby World Cup Free to Air and Foxtel Live TV calendar below this page.

World Cup Finals Live TV Preview

The Semi Finals of the World Cup have been concluded with some outstanding Rugby played, highlighted by a thrilling finish between South Africa and the All Blacks, and a brilliant display by the Wallabies against Argentina. Now that the matches count for even more it should be another fascinating weekend of Rugby, and you need not miss a minute no matter what your schedule with the options listed here.

South Africa v Argentina– Bronze Medal Match

South Africa gave the All Blacks everything they could handle, and more, before falling 18 – 20 to New Zealand at Twickenham. The Spingboks surely had their chances and were in a good position to succeed through-out, but penalties and a strong performance by Daniel Carter sent South Africa to defeat. Argentina have already exceeded expectations in advancing to this stage, so a 15-29 loss to the Wallabies was not as crushing. That being said, the Pumas will need to take their game to an entirely different level if they are to beat the Springboks, who looked quite impressive for long stretches in tight contest against the defending champs.

Saturday October 31 at 6:45 am Sydney time
Olympic stadium, London
Live TV: Gem and Fox Sports 2

Replays of RSA v ARG available exclusively on Fox Sports 2 on Saturday October 31 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm (Sydney time)

New Zealand All Blacks v Australia– World Cup Final

In addition to being the Final the experts were expecting, this is the match most Rugby purists wanted. The defending champion All Blacks taking on the Wallabies, with both sides unbeaten in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Each nation owns two Webb Ellis Trophies, and will be looking for a record third World Cup. New Zealand has been the more dominant team in recent times, but Australia did win the first of their two Bledisloe Cup matches this year. The Wallabies have also never lost at Twickenham stadium in World Cup play, so there’s plenty of history all around. But perhaps what makes this match the most important ever between these sides is this- It will be the first time Australia and New Zealand play for the Rugby World Cup title, and you can watch the Wallabies vs All Blacks ad-break free on Fox Sports 2 and 2HD.

Sunday November 1st at 2:45 am Sydney time
Twickenham, London
Live TV: Nine, Gem and Fox Sports 2

Replays of AUS v NZL available exclusively on Fox Sports 2 on Sunday November 1 from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Noon to 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Sydney time)

Rugby World Cup Live Streaming and a Free Trial

There will be nine Pool matches of the Rugby World Cup on Free to Air TV, while Fox Sports 2 will broadcast all 48 games Live, in HD, and ad-break free siren to siren, as well as full Rugby World Cup match Replays through-out.

So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to compliment Network Nine’s coverage with Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will carry every match online*, as well as offering live Rugby World Cup streaming to eligible mobile devices using the Foxtel Go app.

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RWC 2015 Dates

See the complete Rugby World Cup broadcast schedule here.

DateEventTime
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Opening CeremonyTime: LIVE at 3:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: England v FijiTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Tonga v Georgia*Time: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Ireland v CanadaTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: South Africa v JapanTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: France v ItalyTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: Samoa v USATime: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: Wales v UruguayTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Sep 21Event: New Zealand v ArgentinaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Wed Sep 23Event: Scotland v JapanTime: LIVE at 11.30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Sep 24Event: Australia v FijiTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: yes
Date: Thu Sep 24Event: France v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Sep 25Event: New Zealand v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 26Event: Argentina v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 26Event: Italy v CanadaTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: South Africa v SamoaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: England v WalesTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: Australia v UruguayTime: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: yes
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: Scotland v USATime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Sep 28Event: Ireland v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Sep 30Event: Tonga v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Oct 2Event: Wales v FijiTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Oct 2Event: France v CanadaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 3Event: New Zealand v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 3Event: Samoa v JapanTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 4Event: South Africa v ScotlandTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: yes
Date: Sun Oct 4Event: England v AustraliaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 5Event: Argentina v TongaTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 5Event: Ireland v ItalyTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Oct 7Event: Canada v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Oct 7Event: Fiji v UruguayTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Oct 8Event: South Africa v USATime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Oct 8Event: Namibia v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 10Event: New Zealand v TongaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Samoa v ScotlandTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: yes
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Australia v WalesTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: England v UruguayTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Argentina v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 10:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: Italy v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: France v IrelandTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: USA v JapanTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 18Event: Quarter Finals beginTime: LIVE at 1:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 25Event: Semi Finals beginTime: LIVE at 1:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 31Event: Bronze FinalTime: LIVE at 6:15amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Nov 1Event: RWC FinalTime: LIVE at 2:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no

* Above times listed in EST through September and EDT in October. Full match replays available on Fox Sports through-out the week, check your local guide for updates or changes.