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European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch matches online from anywhere

The European Champions Cup pool stages come to a conclusion this weekend with the fourth round of matches.

Unfortunately Covid outbreaks have resulted in a couple of games being cancelled – Toulouse v Cardiff and Leicester v Bordeaux-Begles – but there is still plenty of European action to watch and BT Sport will be showing all matches in the UK and Ireland.

By the end of the weekend we’ll know who has made it into the last 16 so there is plenty to play for.

Related: European Champions Cup fixtures

There are broadcasters all over the world showing Champions Cup matches live and in those territories where there isn’t a broadcast deal, EPCR now have an OTT platform to deliver live coverage themselves.

Below are details of how to find a reliable Champions Cup live stream wherever you are.


How to watch the European Champions Cup from outside your country

If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Champions Cup coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.

Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.

Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland

BT Sport has the rights to show the Champions Cup in the UK and Ireland, and are showing every match live.

If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the competition, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online. That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.

If you’re from the UK but are overseas when there is a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.

In the UK, Channel 4 show one match a round on free-to-air television while Virgin Media One in Ireland do the same. In the last round of pool games, Bath v Leinster (kick-off 1pm) on Saturday 22 January is live on both channels.

Welsh language channel S4C also have the rights to show certain matches free-to-air, with Scarlets v Bristol (5.30pm) being aired live on Saturday 22 January.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from France

To watch the Champions Cup in France, beIN Sports is the place to go as they are the rights holders and will show every game live.

Certain matches are also available on free-to-air France Televisions, including Racing 92 v Northampton (kick-off 4.15pm French time) on Sunday 22 January on FR2.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from elsewhere in Europe

In Italy, Sky Italia offers broadcast coverage of the Champions Cup.

Telefonica has the rights to show the Champions Cup in Spain and Andorra, Sport TV in Portugal and GO in Malta.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from the USA

If you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Champions Cup matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from Australia

For those in Australia, beIN Sports now has the rights to show European Champions Cup matches in 2021-22.

You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they offer a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from New Zealand

Sky Sport NZ has the rights to show the Champions Cup in the Land of the Long White Cloud.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from South Africa

SuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Champions Cup in South Africa. There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from South-East Asia

Again, beIN Sports has the broadcast rights for European rugby in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and other South-East Asia countries.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from the Caribbean

In the Caribbean, SportsMax is where to head to watch Champions Cup matches.


European Champions Cup live stream: How to watch from elsewhere

EPCR now have an OTT service, epcrugby.tv, so you can stream live European matches outside of its core broadcast territories.


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