How to watch Super Rugby live in Australia
Super Rugby has a new home in Australia with Channel 9 and Stan Sport claiming the broadcast rights. Here's how to watch all the action.
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A new era in Australian rugby is about to kick off after Channel 9 and Stan Sport won the rights to broadcast the game from 2021–23. Every match of the 2021 Super Rugby competition will be available on Stan Sport and a weekly Super Rugby AU game will be broadcast live and free every Saturday on Nine.
Nine and Stan have announced a commentary team led by Sean Maloney and Andrew Swain and featuring ex-internationals Tim Horan, Morgan Turinui, Drew Mitchell, Justin Harrison, Andrew Mehrtens and Allana Ferguson. The experienced Nick McArdle and Roz Kelly will host the new-look coverage.
How to watch Super Rugby AU in Australia
As of February 2021, Stan Sport is the new home of Super Rugby. It will no longer be available on Foxtel or Kayo Sports. In addition to Stan Sport there will also be one match shown on the Nine Network each week.
Watch Super Rugby AU on free-to-air
For the first time in the professional era, Super Rugby will be available to a free-to-air audience on Nine, with a game from the elite competition broadcast each Saturday live on 9Gem. Wallabies Test matches played in Australia and New Zealand will also be broadcast live on Nine.
Stream Super Rugby AU on Stan Sport
Stan Sport will have every single game of Super Rugby AU between 2021 and 2023. That's right, Stan's regular streaming service now has sport, specifically a lot of rugby.
To stream Super Rugby on Stan it'll cost you at minimum of $20 per month. Stan Sport is a $10 monthly add-on to a regular Stan subscription which ranges from $10–$19 per month.
Stan Sport works on a wide range of devices including PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, select smart TVs and even the Foxtel Now box.
It also works on your regular streaming devices like iOS and Android devices, Mac and PC, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fetch TV and Telstra TV. You can find more information on the service in our Stan Sport guide.
When does the Super Rugby season restart?
Super Rugby AU relaunches on 19 February with a double-header of the Reds vs Waratahs and then Force vs Brumbies.
Super Rugby AU fixtures
There will be two Super Rugby AU games on each weekend in the regular season, with the fifth team having a bye. The full fixture list is here. The Super Rugby AU finals will be held in May, with a qualifying final on 1 May and the decider on 8 May. There is then a cross-over competition against New Zealand's Super Rugby Aotearoa teams.
Super Rugby AU teams
- Melbourne Rebels
- Queensland Reds
- NSW Waratahs
- Western Force
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