Stations showing the Rugby World Cup

Four years have passed and it’s time again for the Rugby World Cup. The opening game is this Friday between England & Fiji at 20:00 GMT in Twickenham. Ireland’s first game is against Canada on Saturday in the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff at 14:30 GMT. Coming off the back of a strong 6 Nations win by Ireland, it’s hoped that they will at least reach the semi-finals.

Ireland’s 2015 Rugby World Cup schedule

Date Team 1 Team 2 Location Time (GMT)
9/9/2015 Ireland Canada Millennium Stadium 14:30
27/9/2015 Ireland Romania Wembley Stadium 16:45
4/10/2015 Ireland Italy Olympic Stadium 16:45
11/10/2015 France Ireland Millennium Stadium 16:45

The final game is set for Twickenham on October 31st at 16:00 GMT. The full schedule can be seen here.


Watching the 2015 Rugby World Cup online

There are many stations showing the games online, and to make things a little easier for you we’ve compiled the list. So depending on where you are you can probably catch the game.

  1. UK : ITV & ITV 4 will show all 48 of the RWC matches live online (use postcode B1 1TJ thanks Mark)
  2. Ireland : TV3 & 3e will show the majority of the RWC matches live online
  3. France : TF1 will show 21 games and Canal+ will show the remaining 27.
  4. Canada :TSN & RDS will be showing the games
  5. USA :  Universal Sport will have all the games online, and will broadcast 7 of them. NBC Sports will have 9 matches live including both semifinals and final.
  6. Spain: Moviestar+ will show all the games (subscription required).
  7. Netherlands: RTL will show 24 games.

Depending on where you are you should be able to access these online streams of the games (and possibly practice your French). For ITV it was the 2nd time in a row to have the games, they were the holders of the main broadcast rights for the RWC 2011. In 2011 RTE & Setanta had the rights but they missed out the TV3 in Ireland.

If you don’t have access to these channels in your country you could could gain access by using a proxy service. For the cost of about €10 you can easily get access to all the games online.

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