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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What's in this guide?
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
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.
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.
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
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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