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How to watch Super Rugby Aotearoa in Australia

Rugby fans in Australia rejoice, some live union is coming back thanks to Super Rugby Aotearoa. This is the information you need to tune in.

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The wait is over for rugby-starved Australians, with Super Rugby Aotearoa kicking off on 13 June. Only involving Kiwi sides, Super Rugby Aotearoa has been pulled together as a temporary replacement for the standard Super Rugby competition due to border restrictions.

There will be plenty of atmosphere too as there are no limits on crowds at games. That is a nod to New Zealand's ability to overcome the coronavirus pandemic. This competition can whet Aussie rugby fans' appetite until Super Rugby AU is launched in July.

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Where to watch Super Rugby Aotearoa live in Australia

In Australia, Fox Sports has the rights to the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your viewing options. Full details below.

Stream Super Rugby Aotearoa on Kayo Sports

If you are yet to try out Kayo Sports, it is a sports streaming service with huge amounts of sports content all in HD quality. Kayo currently has a 14-day free trial so some Super Rugby could be the ideal time to check it out.

Kayo has access to a wide array of sports and we have put together a full review of the service for you. After the trial, subscriptions for Kayo are $25/month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on 2 screens or devices at once. There is also a Premium option that is $10 more per month and gives you 3 screens.

Kayo also has a number of special features, such as Kayo Minis. Available shortly after matches have completed, you can then watch a condensed version. Other features include SplitView, where you can watch four sports at once, plus Interactive Stats and a Key Moments Timeline.

The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.

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Watch Super Rugby Aotearoa on Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack which costs $54/month.

If you haven't tried it previously, Foxtel Now does offer a 10-day free trial. We have also put together a full guide which includes the list of compatible devices.

What is the Super Rugby Aotearoa format?

The new competition format will involve the five New Zealand franchises playing eight matches each. They will play four home and four away, with two byes. There will be two games per week, with kick-off at 7:05pm on Saturday and 3:35pm on Sunday local time (5:05pm AEST and 1:35pm AEST).

Super Rugby Aotearoa teams

  • Blues
  • Chiefs
  • Crusaders
  • Highlanders
  • Hurricanes

Which stadiums are being used for Super Rugby Aotearoa?

  • Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
  • Eden Park, Auckland
  • FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
  • Sky Stadium, Wellington
  • Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch

Super Rugby Aotearoa fixtures

Round Day Date Match Venue Kick-off (AEDT) How to watch
1 Friday 26-Feb Highlanders vs Crusaders Forsyth Barr Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
1 Saturday 27-Feb Hurricanes vs Blues Sky Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
2 Friday 05-Mar Chiefs vs Highlanders FMG Stadium Waikato 5:05 PM Stan Sport
2 Saturday 06-Mar Crusaders vs Hurricanes Orangetheory Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
3 Saturday 13-Mar Crusaders vs Chiefs Orangetheory Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
3 Sunday 14-Mar Blues vs Highlanders Eden Park 1:35 PM Stan Sport
4 Saturday 20-Mar Hurricanes vs Chiefs Sky Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
4 Sunday 21-Mar Blues vs Crusaders Eden Park 1:35 PM Stan Sport
5 Friday 26-Mar Highlanders vs Hurricanes Forsyth Barr Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
5 Friday 26-Mar Chiefs vs Blues FMG Stadium Waikato 5:05 PM Stan Sport
6 Friday 02-Apr Crusaders vs Highlanders Orangetheory Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
6 Saturday 03-Apr Blues vs Hurricanes Eden Park 5:05 PM Stan Sport
Round Date Match Venue Kick-off (AEST) How to watch
7 Saturday 10-Apr Highlanders vs Chiefs Forsyth Barr Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
7 Sunday 11-Apr Hurricanes vs Crusaders Sky Stadium 1:35 PM Stan Sport
8 Friday 16-Apr Highlanders vs Blues Forsyth Barr Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
8 Saturday 17-Apr Chiefs vs Crusaders FMG Stadium Waikato 5:05 PM Stan Sport
9 Friday 23-Apr Chiefs vs Hurricanes FMG Stadium Waikato 5:05 PM Stan Sport
9 Sunday 25-Apr Crusaders vs Blues Orangetheory Stadium 1:35 PM Stan Sport
10 Friday 30-Apr Hurricanes vs Highlanders Sky Stadium 5:05 PM Stan Sport
10 Saturday 01-May Blues vs Chiefs Eden Park 5:05 PM Stan Sport
Final Saturday 08-May TBC vs TBC TBC TBC TBC

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