Played around the world, the game of rugby is a popular sport to catch live or from the comfort of your living room couch. But with COVID affecting the Super Rugby competition, Aussie fans can expect a few differences in future competitions. But how can you watch the 2021 Super Rugby season? Find out in this Canstar Blue guide.
How to watch Super Rugby in Australia
The 2021 Super Rugby season will be available to watch via Stan Sport, as well as through Channel 9, 9GEM and 9NOW.
Super Rugby on Stan Sport
Stan Sport is the new home for rugby matches in Australia, with parent company Channel 9 securing the broadcasting rights. Stan Sport will showcase all games of the Super Rugby competition both live and on-demand, in addition to the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, Trans-Tasman Tournament, Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup. Stan Sport will also include highlights and other additional content.
- You’ll have to sign up to Stan before you can access Stan Sport, with a subscription to Stan Sport costing you a minimum of $20 per month.
Super Rugby on Channel 9
Channel 9 – in addition to 9GEM and 9NOW – will showcase one game per round of the Super Rugby competition, with live coverage available through Channel 9 and 9GEM, and on-demand coverage through 9NOW.
When does the 2021 Super Rugby season start?
The Super Rugby season kicks off February 19, 2021, and will run for 10 rounds, finishing on April 24, 2021.
When is the Super Rugby final?
The 2021 Super Rugby final will be played on May 8, 2021 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, with the Queensland Reds taking on the Brumbies.
If you’re keen on watching more than just the rugby, sports streaming service Kayo covers a range of codes and competitions, including football, basketball, golf and boxing. Check out the table below for Kayo subscriptions plans. The table includes links to affiliate partners.
|Brand||Subscription Type||No. of Screens/same time viewing||Advertised Cost^^/month|
min. cost $25 over 1 month
|2||$25||Go To Site|
min. cost $35 over 1 month
||Go To Site|
min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $25/mth
||Get Offeron Telstra’s website|
|^^View important information|
Photo credits: Super Rugby