The 2023 Rugby World Cup is on the horizon. The biggest tournament for the rugby union national teams will take place across eight venues in France, from 8 Sep. to 28 Oct. in 2023. Stade de France in Paris will host the opening game and the final.
Fans in New Zealand won’t miss a single action as Sky Sport has the Rugby World Cup 2023 broadcasting rights in New Zealand. Sky will broadcast all 48 matches live in New Zealand. Moreover, free-to-air Prime will broadcast 12 matches, among which six will air live.
Mark your calendar as here we have a detailed guide about how to watch Rugby World Cup 2023 in New Zealand on TV and live stream online.
Which Channel Will Broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2023 in New Zealand?
Sky Sport has the Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights in New Zealand. The channel will broadcast all the matches live.
Moreover, fans can watch six matches live on the free-to-air Prime.
“Fan interest in the Rugby World Cup 2023 is huge,” said Sky’s newly appointed Chief Media and Data Officer Lauren Quaintance. “With many teams’ serious contenders to take out the winning title, Sky and Prime coverage will be appointment viewing for Kiwi fans.
Half our population has said they want to watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Audience and engagement prospects like this are rare, and we’re looking forward to sharing some unique opportunities with our clients.”
How to Watch Rugby World Cup on TV in New Zealand
- Sky Sport
For the All Blacks fans in New Zealand, Sky, and Prime are your options to watch the games live as the Rugby World Cup goes underway in France on 8 September 2023. The New Zealand All Blacks will take on the host nation France on 9 Sep., at 7:15 am NZST in the curtain-raiser.
Sky is a subscription-based TV provider. Fans need to subscribe to the Sky Sport plan to watch the channels live. Sky Sport offers 10+ sports channels and free access to the Sky Go app, starting from $37.99.
Fans can watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand for free on Prime. However, the free-to-air TV channel will provide only 12 games, and 6 will air live.
How to Stream Rugby World Cup Live in New Zealand
- Sky Go App
- Sky Sport Now
As all the 48 matches will be live on Sky Sport, fans can watch the live stream through Sky’s streaming options.
Sky subscribers can get free access to the Sky Go app and watch the live stream online on smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
Moreover, fans can subscribe to Sky Sport Now to start streaming.
Sky Sport Now offers a week pass for $19.99, a month pass for $44.99, or an annual pass for $449.99.
What Time Are the New Zealand All Blacks Playing?
Three-time World Champions New Zealand All Blacks, who won the tournament in 2011 and 2015, are the team to beat and are coming into the World Cup with amazing form. The New Zealand fans are ready to cheer their team in the Rugby World Cup 2023.
The All Blacks will play four pool matches in Pool A. Here are the dates and times in NZST.
France vs. New Zealand
- Saturday 9th September, 7:15 am
- STADE DE FRANCE
- GAME 1, POOL A
New Zealand vs. Namibia
- Saturday 16th September, 7:00 am
- STADIUM DE TOULOUSE
- GAME 10, POOL A
New Zealand vs. Italy
- Saturday 30th September, 8:00 am
- OL STADIUM
- GAME 27, POOL A
New Zealand vs. Uruguay
- Monday 2nd October, 8:00 am
- OL STADIUM
- GAME 33, POOL A