How to watch the 2021 Super Rugby season

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
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $25 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Premium Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 3 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $35 over 1 month

3No. of Screens /same time viewing $35
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
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Telstra Exclusive Offer – Basic Subscription

  • Special Offer: Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 months
  • Available to Telstra customers only. T&Cs Apply
  • Stream over 50 sports, Live & On Demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time – Add up to 5 profiles

min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $25/mth

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25$15
Advertised Cost/month
Get Offeron Telstra’s website

Photo credits: Super Rugby 

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