Streaming details for the southern hemisphere competition, wherever you are in the world
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific
Super Rugby Pacific runs from Friday 18 February to Saturday 18 June – and the good news is that a new streaming service will allow you to watch all the matches even if there isn’t a broadcast deal where you live.
The new-look tournament involves the five Australian franchises, five New Zealand franchises and two new Pacific teams – Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika. Check out our Super Rugby Pacific team guide for the lowdown on those involved.
For the first time all matches will be live-streamed via sanzaarrugby.tv in those territories that do not have rights-holder broadcasters. Plus, the platform has archive footage from previous Super Rugby and Rugby Championship matches that you can watch on demand.
SANZAAR CEO Brendan Morris said: “The launch of sanzaarrugby.tv is the latest evolution of our archive portal that now will not only serve as a warehouse for all our historical broadcast footage but also provide us the opportunity to broadcast live to fans around the world who otherwise would not be able to view the tournament. This will be the first time that we will be able to truly deliver global coverage.
“Super Rugby Pacific is one of the world’s best tournaments and it is a big step forward for us to be able to broadcast the tournament to the massive amounts of fans in current ‘dark’ markets such as the UK, Middle East and parts of Europe.”
Below we explain how you can watch the elite southern hemisphere competition, wherever you are in the world and whether via this new platform or more traditional broadcasters, so you won’t miss any of the action.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from the UK & Ireland
There was no broadcasting deal in place in the UK or Ireland when the tournament kicked off, but Sky Sports have since announced a new long-term deal to show southern hemisphere rugby until 2025.
The deal includes Super Rugby Pacific as well as summer tours to the southern hemisphere and the Rugby Championship. A Now TV pass gives you access to Sky’s sports channels or you can sign up to a Sky TV contract.
Alternatively you can sign up to SANZAAR’s new streaming platform. A season pass that will allow you to watch all 91 matches during the tournament costs £49.99.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from Europe
Sanzaarrugby.tv is again the place to go to watch the tournament for those in Europe, except those that live in France.
In France, Canal+ has the rights to show Super Rugby Pacific matches.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from Australia
For those in Australia, all Super Rugby Pacific matches can be streamed live on Stan Sports while Saturday night matches (Australia time) will also be televised free-to-air on the Nine Network..
It costs $10 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan – and there is also a seven-day free trial available so you can test it out first.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from New Zealand
Sky is the place to go for rugby coverage in the Land of the Long White Cloud and it’s no different with Super Rugby Pacific as they are the official broadcasters.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from South Africa
There may no longer be South African franchises in Super Rugby – they are now involved in the United Rugby Championship – but you can still watch matches live. SuperSport has the rights to air matches in South Africa.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from North America
In the States, FloSports is the platform for all SANZAAR rugby action until 2025. The streaming platform has an exclusive deal to show Super Rugby Pacific matches in the USA as well as the Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup, NPC and Currie Cup for the next three years.
Super Rugby Pacific matches will be streamed on its FloRugby platform, which costs $29.99 for a monthly subscription or $150 for the annual subscription, with both packages also giving you access to the entire FloSports network.
In Canada, TSN has the rights to show Super Rugby Pacific matches.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from South America
Argentina’s Jaguares are no longer involved in Super Rugby but if you live in South America and want to watch Super Rugby Pacific, ESPN is the broadcaster.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from Asia
Premier Sports Asia has the rights to broadcast Super Rugby Pacific matches in South-East Asia, in Japan it’s Wowow that are the rights-holding broadcasters, while those in China, India and Sri Lanka can stream games via sanzaarrugby.tv.
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from the Pacific Islands
How to watch Super Rugby Pacific from the Middle East
Again, it’s the tournament’s own streaming platform, sanzaarrugby.tv, that those in the Middle East can use to watch Super Rugby Pacific matches.
How to watch from outside your country
If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Super Rugby Pacific 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.
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