Now that Australian and New Zealand’s teams have finished their own domestic Super Rugby competitions, it’s time for the South Africans to step up. Super Rugby Unlocked runs from October to November, and you can find out how to watch every minute of the action here.
Super Rugby Unlocked TV Preview
South Africa has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, meaning their rugby teams have had to wait longer than most to get back up and running again. Super Rugby Unlocked is a truly unique competition that will mix teams from Super Rugby, Pro 14 and Currie Cup competitions.
The Bulls, Sharks, Lions, Stormers, Cheetahs, Griquas and Pumas will make up the seven teams in the round-robin competition. It will act as a handy warm-up for South Africa’s World Cup winning players before the upcoming 2020 Rugby Championship;
The Super Rugby sides are expected to go in as favourites, with squads made up of some of the world’s most experienced players. However, upsets have been a common occurrence in sports post lockdown, so expect plenty of high scoring games and potential surprises.
Where to Watch or Stream Super Rugby Unlocked in Australia
All Super Rugby events air on Fox Sports 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 Rugby Union 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 Super Rugby 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 Super Rugby games free using the Foxtel Go app, on one of the devices listed below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of Super Rugby Unlocked, you can still catch replays on demand.
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Stream Super Rugby Unlocked 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 Super Rugby action, Kayo offers game changing features including Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which enhance your viewing experience.
With Kayo you can stream Super Rugby replays 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 sports action on Kayo includes the AFL Premiership, NRL 2020 season, as well as the Rugby Championship 2020 plus much more.
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Super Rugby Live TV Schedule
Each round of Super Rugby Unlocked will air on Fox Sports with replays available on demand. There is no Super Rugby free to air broadcaster in Australia. Foxtel (Foxtel/Foxtel from Telstra) and Kayo have exclusive rights, with every game of every round live in HD with no ad breaks during play. Here’s the upcoming live TV schedule for Super Rugby Unlocked:
|Sat, Oct 24th||Pumas v Stormers||LIVE: 4.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Oct 25th||Lions v Cheetahs||LIVE: 1.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Oct 25th||Bulls v Sharks||LIVE: 4.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sat, Oct 31st||Lions v Griquas||LIVE: 4.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Nov 1st||Pumas v Sharks||LIVE: 1.30am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sun, Nov 1st||Bulls v Stormers||LIVE: 4.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
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 Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Must See TV for fans of Super Rugby Unlocked
Once you have caught up on the latest Unlocked action, we have suggested a few events below that may also take your fancy in the coming weeks.
Bledisloe Cup (Foxtel and Kayo)
The All Blacks may have had the upper hand in this annual trans-Tasman rugby-fest since 2003, but there is no time like the present for The Wallabies to make an impact. Two games will take place before the Rugby Championship, where a further two games will decide who takes home this famous trophy. Read more.
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The Rugby Championship (Foxtel and Kayo)
The biggest Rugby Union tournament in the Southern Hemisphere is set to take place this November after delays to the Super Rugby season. Australia and New Zealand will line up against Argentina and World Champions South Africa, in arguably the most competitive international competition outside of the World Cup. Read more.
The Six Nations (Foxtel and Kayo)
The 2020 Six Nations was put on hold mid-tournament back in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. With two rounds still to be played, the race to become European champions is still wide open, with England, France, Scotland and Ireland all still in with a shout. Read more.