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How to watch the Rugby World Cup online for free

Edwin Maina 21 September 2015 NEWS

Don’t pay through the nose just to watch the Rugby World Cup. Here are the ways you can watch it for free.

Hosted by England, the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicked off on September 18 and things are off to a cracking start with England beating Fiji 35-11 on day one. Since there have been similar floggings dealt out by Wales and Ireland in their matchups with Uruguay and Canada respectively.

If you’re repelled by expensive Foxtel fees, don't panic! There are a few ways you can watch the 2015 Rugby World Cup Live and after its initial broadcast without breaking the bank.

Foxtel Now's free trial

Not only can you use Foxtel Now to stream a library of TV shows and movies, you can also use it to access Foxtel’s scheduled viewing. This is great news for sports fans as every Rugby World Cup match will be streamed live on Fox Sports. Foxtel Now's free trial will only give you 14 days free access but if you time it right you right you can have 14 days of the Rugby World Cup live without paying a cent. Click the link below to sign up to your free trial of Foxtel Play.

Catch every final on GEM

In addition to nine matches (see table below) you will be able to catch every final match (beginning with the first quarter final) for free on GEM.

Check out the schedule below provided by The Roar to find out what matches you can catch on GEM.

DateMatch detailsKick offFoxtelGEM
Sat Sept 19England v Fiji5:00:00 AM (AEST)LIVELIVE
Sat Sept 19Tonga v Georgia9:00:00 PM (AEST)LIVE–
Sat Sept 19Ireland v Canada11:30:00 PM (AEST)LIVE–
Sun Sept 20South Africa v Japan1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Sun Sept 20France v Italy5:00:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Sun Sept 20Samoa v USA9:00:00 PM (AEST)LIVE–
Sun Sept 20Wales v Uruguay11:30:00 PM (AEST)LIVE–
Mon Sept 21New Zealand v Argentina1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVELIVE
Wed Sept 23Scotland v Japan11.30pm (AEST)LIVE–
Thu Sept 24Australia v Fiji1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVELIVE
Thu Sept 24France v Romania5:00:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Thu Sept 25New Zealand v Namibia5:00:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Sat Sept 26Argentina v Georgia1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Sat Sept 26Italy v Canada11:30:00 PM (AEST)LIVE–
Sun Sept 27South Africa v Samoa1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVELIVE
Sun Sept 27England v Wales5:00:00 AM (AEST)LIVELIVE
Sun Sept 27Australia v Uruguay9:00:00 PM (AEST)LIVELIVE
Sun Sept 27Scotland v USA11:30:00 PM (AEST)LIVE–
Mon Sept 28Ireland v Romania1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Wed Sept 30Tonga v Namibia1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Fri Oct 2Wales v Fiji1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Fri Oct 2France v Canada5:00:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Sat Oct 3New Zealand v Georgia5:00:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Sat Oct 3Samoa v Japan11:30:00 PM (AEST)LIVE–
Sun 4 OctSouth Africa v Scotland1:45:00 AM (AEST)LIVE–
Sun 4 OctEngland v Australia6:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Mon Oct 5Argentina v Tonga12:30:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Mon Oct 5Ireland v Italy2:45:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Wed Oct 7Canada v Romania2:45:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Wed Oct 7Fiji v Uruguay6:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Thur Oct 8South Africa v USA2:45:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Thur Oct 8Namibia v Georgia6:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Sat Oct 10New Zealand v Tonga6:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Sun Oct 11Samoa v Scotland12:30:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Sun Oct 11Australia v Wales2:45:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Sun Oct 11England v Uruguay6:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Sun Oct 11Argentina v Namibia10:00:00 PM (AEDT)LIVE–
Mon Oct 12Italy v Romania12:30:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Mon Oct 12France v Ireland2:45:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Mon Oct 12USA v Japan6:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVE–
Sun Oct 18QF1: Winner B v Runner-Up A2:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Sun Oct 18QF2: Winner C v Runner-Up D6:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Sun Oct 18QF3: Winner D v Runner-up C11:00:00 PM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Mon Oct 19QF4: Winner A v Runner-Up B6:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Sun Oct 25SF1: Winner QF1 v Winner QF22:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Mon Oct 26SF2: Winner QF3 v Winner QF43:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Sat Oct 31Loser SF1 v Loser SF27:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE
Sun Nov 1Final: Winner SF1 v Winner SF23:00:00 AM (AEDT)LIVELIVE

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