Rugby in the Northern Hemisphere’s Autumn is usually reserved for touring Wallabies and All Blacks sides. But, due to the coronavirus outbreak, European sides have had to get creative, and the result is the Autumn Nations Cup. Find out when and where to watch games live here.
Autumn Nations Cup TV Preview
Autumn is usually the time of year when the likes of England, Ireland and France get a pop at their Southern Hemisphere rivals, as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa make their end of year tours. As this won’t be happening any time soon, all of the Six Nations sides have agreed to take part in a unique, one-off tournament along with Georgia and Fiji.
The Autumn Nations Cup kicks off on November 14th, 2020. There will be two groups of four teams who play each other once in a round-robin format. The winners of both groups will then play each other in the Grand Final on December 7th. It’s a great chance for Fiji and Georgia to make an impact on the bigger stage outside of the world cup, and will no doubt help them with their push to make it into a regular annual tournament such as the Rugby Championship or the Six Nations.
The two favourites going into the competition will be England and France, who finished in last year’s Six Nations, completed only a matter of weeks ago. They could only be separated on points scored in the end, so a potential final between the two could be a real cracker.
Where to Watch or Stream Autumn Nations Cup in Australia
All Autumn Nations Cup games wil air on Foxtel here 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 Autumn Nations Cup 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 Autumn Nations Cup 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 Autumn Nations Cup 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 AFL, you can still catch replays on demand.
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Stream Autumn Nations Cup 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 Rugby action, Kayo offers game changing features including Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which enhance your viewing experience.
With Kayo you can stream Autumn Nations Cup replays to a variety of compatible mobile devices. Eligible devices include select PCs 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 Tri-Nations Rugby as well MotoGP, Formula 1 and more.
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Autumn Nations Cup Live TV Schedule
Each round of the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup season will air on Fox Sports with replays available on demand. Here’s the upcoming live TV schedule for all Autumn Nations Cup matches:
|England v France||Mon, 7th Dec||LIVE: 1.00am||Fox Sports / Kayo|
Mobile Device List (Kayo)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream Autumn Nations Cup 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+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming. SplitView not available
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
– Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
– Playstation and Xbox: App in development – expected 2021
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