Streaming details for the southern hemisphere competition, wherever you are in the world
Super Rugby Pacific runs from Thursday, 23 February to Saturday 3 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 tournament involves the five Australian franchises, five New Zealand franchises and two Pacific teams – Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika. Check out our Super Rugby Pacific team guide for the lowdown on those involved.
The Blues will be looking to move forward to losing the final to the Crusaders last year. The club fell to a 21-7 defeat and Blues captain Dalton Papalii says it still haunts him.
“It’s still tough to talk about,” Papalii told Stuff. “I’ve got to admit that was a real low point for me. We worked so hard and just didn’t finish, didn’t execute. You can’t go 15-0,and not win a chip.
“I like to think you’ve got to lose one to win one … [but] it still hurts. That’s a good thing for this group. We’re still a young group and having that bit of edge, bit of fire still in the belly from last year, I think the boys are going to explode this year.”
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
Sky Sports announced a long-term deal to show southern hemisphere rugby until 2025 ahead of last season.
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.
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 and the UK.
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 Sport NZ 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, FloRugby 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 colleagues over 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.
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