How to Watch Rugby World Cup in Scotland

The excitement is only going to get bigger as the Rugby World Cup 2023 is only days away. It will be the tenth edition of the tournament, taking place across eight venues in France, from 8 Sep. to 28 Oct. in 2023.

Scotland have played in every Rugby World Cup since the inaugural tournament in 1987. Their best finish in the tournament came in 1991 when Scotland finished fourth. They lost 6-9 against England in the semi-finals.

The Thistle couldn’t pass the pool stage four years ago, following their defeats to Ireland and hosts Japan.

The Scottish fans won’t miss a single game of the Rugby World Cup as ITV has the broadcasting rights in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland).

Hence, you can watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 in Scotland on ITV and STV, and the live streaming will be on ITVX and STV Player.

Here we have you covered with a detailed Rugby World Cup watching guide on TV and live stream online.

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

ITV holds the 2023 Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights in the UK. In Scotland, ITV1 and ITV4 will broadcast all 48 games live.

As ITV is a free-to-air broadcaster, all the matches will be available live for free.

“Are you ready for the biggest sporting event of 2023? We are excited to be the tournament’s official broadcaster in 2023,” writes ITV Media on their official site.

  • ITV1
  • ITV4
  • STV

ITV1 and ITV4 will provide exclusive live coverage of all 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup this year in Scotland, including all of Scotland’s matches. 38 matches will be on ITV1 and 10 matches will be on ITV4.

Moreover, all 4 of Scotland’s matches in the Pool Stage will be available live on STV.

Scotland will play against the defending World Champions, South Africa, in their opening game on 10 Sep. at 4:45 pm BST at Stade Velodrome, Marseille.

ITV is a free-to-air broadcaster in the United Kingdom. You can easily watch ITV on your TV using your cable TV network or satellite TV plan.

How to Stream Rugby World Cup Live in Scotland

  • ITVX
  • STV Player

ITVX is the streaming home for all of ITV, meaning fans can enjoy the Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream on ITVX.

Moreover, STV Player will livestream all of Scotland’s games.

In Scotland, fans can easily download the app from the app store. You can watch ITVX for free or buy a premium subscription for £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year. ITVX Premium lets you watch ad-free and download shows to your mobile device.

Scotland’s Schedule 2023

Scotland have participated in every edition of the Rugby World Cup and reached at least quarter-finals, except for 2011 and 2019. The Scottish Thistle looks all set to go deeper in this year’s Rugby World Cup.

Scotland will play four matches in Pool B against South Africa, Ireland, Tonga, and Romania. Here are the dates and times in BST.

Scotland vs South Africa 

  • Sunday, 10th September, 4:45 pm
  • Stade Velodrome, Marseille 

Tonga vs Scotland 

  • Sunday, 24th September, 4:45 pm
  • Stade de Nice, Nice

Scotland vs Romania

  • Saturday, 30th September, 8:00 pm
  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

Scotland vs Ireland

  • Saturday, 7th October, 8:00 pm
  • Stade de France, Paris
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