Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are all in action over the coming weeks
Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch every match live
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.
This Saturday’s double header in Brisbane sees the Wallabies face the Springboks and the All Blacks take on the Pumas.
This is how the teams line up…
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 v South Africa (8.05am, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)
New Zealand v Argentina (11.05am, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)
Saturday 25 September
New Zealand v South Africa (8.05am, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville)
Australia v Argentina (11.05am, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville)
Saturday 2 October
New Zealand v South Africa (8.05am, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast)
Australia v Argentina (11.05am, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast)
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.
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