How to Watch Rugby World Cup in Italy

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The much-awaited Rugby World Cup 2023 is only days away. France is all set to host the tenth edition of the tournament, taking place across eight venues in France, from 8 Sep. to 28 Oct. in 2023.

France will take on New Zealand in the curtain-raiser on 8 Sep., 9:00 pm local time, at Stade de France.

Italy has played in every Rugby World Cup since its inauguration in 1987. The European side has never qualified for the quarter-finals. A talented Italy side will go deep this time, playing in Pool A against New Zealand, France, Uruguay, and Namibia.

Fans in Italy won’t miss a single action of the Rugby World Cup 2023 as Sky Sport Italy has the broadcasting rights in Italy.

Here we have you covered with a detailed watching guide about how to watch the Rugby World Cup in Italy on TV and live stream online.

Which Channel Will Broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2023 in Italy?

Sky Sport and RAI are the Rugby World Cup 2023 broadcasting partners in Italy.

Sky Sport holds the right to broadcast all 48 matches of the World Cup. Moreover, Italy’s public service broadcaster RAI will provide live coverage of all of Italy’s matches and “the most important phases of the tournament,” said RAI.

Certainly, there are two options for you to watch the upcoming tournament on TV in Italy.

  1. Sky Sport
  2. RAI

Sky Sport is a subscription-based television service. In Italy, you can watch Sky on your cable TV or satellite TV plan. Sky Sport subscription costs €45.83 for an 18-month package.

Fans in Italy can watch all of Italy’s matches and the most important games, including the semi-finals and the final, on TV on RAI.

Where to Live Stream Rugby World Cup in Italy?

  1. Sky Go
  2. NOW

Fans can watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream on the Sky Go app in Italy. Sky Go is the streaming home of all Sky content. Sky Sport subscribers can access the live stream for free.

Don’t have a Sky subscription? You can buy a one-day pass for the Sky Sport channels via NOW TV. NOW one day pass costs €12.77 in Italy and €36.23 for a three-month package.

Certainly, Italy’s public service broadcaster RAI has the Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights in Italy.

The free-to-air channel will provide live coverage of Italy’s matches and the most important games. Hence, you can watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 for free on RAI in Italy.

Italy’s Rugby World Cup Schedule 2023

In this year’s Rugby World Cup, Italy will play in Pool A against New Zealand, France, Uruguay, and Namibia.

Here are the dates and times in Italy Time (GMT+2).

Italy vs Namibia

  • Saturday, 9 September, 1:00 pm
  • Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint Etienne

Italy vs Uruguay

  • Wednesday, 20 September, 5:45 pm
  • Stade de Nice, Nice 

New Zealand vs Italy

  • Friday, 29 September, 9:00 pm
  • OL Stadium, Lyon

France vs Italy

  • Friday, 6 October, 9:00 pm
  • OL Stadium, Lyon
Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.