The Champions Cup is Europe’s equivalent of Super Rugby, featuring domestic teams from major rugby nations like England, Ireland, Wales and France. Exeter goes into the 2020/21 campaign as defending champions, with Toulouse and Leinster joining them as favourites to lift the trophy this year. Find out how to watch games live in Australia right here.
European Champions Cup 2021 TV Preview
If you’re not familiar with Champions Cup rugby then you’re in for a real treat. The tournament takes the best sides from across Europe and throws them into two pools of 12. The 12 teams are then ranked into tiers, playing only two home and away games during the pool stages. This format has been introduced to reduce the number of matches played each season and increase player welfare.
The top eight teams in each pool will then qualify for the Last 16, when the tournament becomes a knock-out competition. The final for the 2020/21 Champions Cup will take place on May 23rd, 2021 at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France.
Some of the major names you can see plying their trade every weekend include Ireland’s Johnny Sexton (Leinster), England wing Jonny May (Gloucester) and young French superstar Antoine Dupont (Toulouse).
Where to Watch or Stream Champions Cup in Australia
The broadcast rights to Champions Cup in Australia during the 2021 season belong to BeIN Sports, which will have games live and ad-break free during play. Fortunately, here in Australia, there are several options for accessing BeIN including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.
Watch Champions Cup 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 Champions Cup 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. Champions Cup 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 Champions Cup Live
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 live sports as Foxtel, including BeIN, 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 Champions Cup 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 Six Nations, NRL 2021 season and the World Rugby Sevens series.
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Champions Cup 2021 Live Fixtures (Sydney time)
Every game of the 2021 Champions Cup 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, Jan 16th||Northampton v Leinster||LIVE: 4.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Jan 16th||Northampton v Leinster||Replay: 8.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Jan 16th||Toulon v Scarlets||LIVE: 7.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Jan 16th||Toulon v Scarlets||Replay: 9.50pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Jan 16th||Ulster v Gloucester||LIVE: 11.55pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Jan 17th||Exeter v Toulouse||LIVE: 2.10am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Jan 17th||Exeter v Toulouse||Replay: 6.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Jan 17th||Munster v Clermont||LIVE: 4.25am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Jan 17th||Munster v Clermont||Replay: 8.10pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Jan 17th||Monpellier v Wasps||LIVE: 6.55am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Jan 17th||Monpellier v Wasps||Replay: 9.55pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Jan 17th||Bath v La Rochelle||LIVE: 11.55pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, Jan 18th||Bath v La Rochelle||Replay: 9.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, Jan 18th||Racing 92 v Harlequins||LIVE: 2.10am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, Jan 18th||Racing 92 v Harlequins||Replay: 8.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Mon, Jan 18th||Bristol v Connacht||LIVE: 4.30pm||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 Champions 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
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher
Must See TV for Champions Cup fans
The Champions Cup season has some ties coming up featuring some of the world’s best rugby players. Once you’ve watched all this weekend’s games you may need some other events to get your sporting fix, so here are a few suggestions…
Big Bash League (Foxtel & Kayo)
The first ball in the tenth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) will be bowled on the 10th of December, with the 2020/21 tournament set to run over the course of two months. This will again see each team will play one another twice for a total of fourteen rounds. Read more.
Six Nations (Foxtel & Kayo)
The 2021 Six Nations Championship will be the 127th edition of the annual event, which features the top six International Rugby Union sides from Europe – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. With most sides now starting their next World Cup cycle, there’s set to be lots of new faces both on the pitch and the sidelines. Read more.
International Boxing (DAZN)
After four years of waiting, DAZN has finally landed in Australia, which will be music to the ears of fight fans, boxing in particular. The first bell is set to ring in December, with some of the biggest names in the sport stepping between the ropes every weekend. Read more.
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