The final round of matches in this year's tournament take place on the Gold Coast


Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch every match live

The Rugby Championship is back to a full complement this year as South Africa return to the fold along with Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, but the pandemic has caused more disruption.

Opening matches were staged in New Zealand and South Africa, with all further fixtures scheduled to take place in Australasia, but now all remaining games will be staged solely in Australia due to Covid-19.

The third Bledisloe Cup match was staged in Perth on Sunday 5 September and all other games will be played in Queensland, with this weekend’s final round being held on the Gold Coast.

The All Blacks already have the title wrapped up having won all five of their matches but they will be looking to do the double over the Springboks, as will the Wallabies against the Pumas.

Argentina are so far without a win in this year’s tournament and are without six players, including former captain Pablo Matera, for their final match after they breached Covid-19 protocols by travelling to Byron Bay.

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This is how the teams line up for the double-header on the Gold Coast…

Here are this year’s updated fixtures, while below you’ll find details of how to watch the matches from around the world.

2021 Rugby Championship Fixtures (kick-off times UK & Ireland)

Saturday 14 August 

New Zealand 57-22 Australia

South Africa 32-12 Argentina

Saturday 21 August

Argentina 10-29 South Africa

Sunday 5 September

Australia 21-38 New Zealand

Sunday 12 September

New Zealand 39-0 Argentina

Australia 28-26 South Africa

Saturday 18 September 

Australia 30-17 South Africa

New Zealand 36-13 Argentina

Saturday 25 September

New Zealand 19-17 South Africa

Australia 27-8 Argentina

Saturday 2 October

Australia 32-17 Argentina

New Zealand 29-31 South Africa

How to watch the Rugby Championship from outside your country

If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local rugby coverage, like the Rugby Championship, 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.

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland

Following on from the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa, Sky Sports’ rugby coverage continues with the Rugby Championship.

The broadcaster will show all matches live and if you’re out and about, you can stream games live via the Sky Go app.

Sky TV and Sports packages are available from £45 a month.

If you’re from the UK or Ireland but are overseas when any Rugby Championship matches take place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from the USA

If you live in the States, FloRugby has the rights to stream 2021 Rugby Championship matches live.

A FloRugby monthly subscription costs $29.99 or you can take out an annual one for $150.

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from Argentina

ESPN is the place to go to watch this year’s Rugby Championship in South America.

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from Australia

The good news is that you can watch the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship matches for FREE in Australia thanks to the Nine Network’s 9Gem channel. You can also stream matches for free via 9Now.

Streaming service Stan Sport also has the rights to show every Rugby Championship match, so you can also watch those not involving Australia too.

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 could test it out.

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from New Zealand

In the Land of the Long White Cloud, the Rugby Championship will be shown live on SKY Sport NZ.

It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99).

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from South Africa

SuperSport will show all Rugby Championship matches live in South Africa.

Various DStv packages give access to SuperSport, from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from France

In France, catch the Rugby Championship action on Canal+.

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from Japan

Wowow is showing the 2021 Rugby Championship matches in Japan.

Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from Asia

Outside of Japan, Premier Sports Asia has the rights to broadcast Rugby Championship matches in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

A monthly subscription to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or a rolling annual contract is $129.99.

We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:

  1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)
  2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad

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