All the details you need to watch the quarter-finals in Europe’s elite competition

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

European Champions Cup quarter-finals weekend is here!

After the cancellation of the second block of pool matches in January, the 2020-21 competition moved directly into knockout stages with a round of 16 last weekend and now it’s time for the quarter-finals.

Related: European Champions Cup fixtures

BT Sport will be showing every Champions Cup knockout match live in the UK and Ireland while there is also one game on free-to-air TV each weekend.

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.

VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Champions Cup live stream you would at home.

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 in the knockout stages.

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 quarter-finals, La Rochelle v Sale Sharks (kick-off 3pm) on Saturday 10 April is live on both channels.


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 FR2, including La Rochelle v Sale Sharks (kick-off 4pm French time) on Saturday 10 April and Clermont Auvergne v Toulouse (kick-off 4pm) on Sunday 11 April this weekend.


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

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 2020-21.

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, with the first two quarter-finals (early hours of Sunday NZ time) on Sky Sport 4 and the second two (early hours of Monday NZ time) on Sky Sport 1.

It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.


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

SuperSport has the rights to broadcast the Champions Cup in South Africa and it is showing all four quarter-finals live.

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 have launched an OTT service, epcrugby.tv, so you can stream live Challenge Cup matches outside of its core broadcast territories (UK & Ireland, France, USA, Malta, Spain, Andorra, Portugal, Malta, Australia and Sub-Saharan Africa).

It’s €19.99 for a weekend pass, which allows you to watch all Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-finals.


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