How to Watch Rugby World Cup in UK

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The 2023 Rugby World Cup is only days away. This year, the tenth edition of the competition will take place across eight venues in France, from 8 Sep. to 28 Oct. in 2023. France and New Zealand will play the curtain-raiser on 8 Sep. 2023.

Fans in the UK won’t miss a single action as ITV has the Rugby World Cup 2023 broadcasting rights. In the United Kingdom, fans can watch all the matches live for free on ITV, with live streaming on ITVX.

England will play in Pool D, Wales in Pool C, and Scotland and Ireland will compete in Group B.

Here we have a detailed guide about how to watch Rugby World Cup in the UK, on TV, and live stream online.

Rugby World Cup 2023 TV Channels in the UK

ITV has the Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights in the United Kingdom. As ITV is a free-to-air channel, all the matches will be available live for free. Moreover, S4C will also provide live coverage of the matches.

“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
  • S4C

ITV1 and ITV4 will provide exclusive live coverage of all 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup this year. 38 matches will be on ITV1 and 10 matches will be on ITV4.

How to Live Stream Rugby World Cup in the UK

  • ITVX

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

You can easily download the app from your 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.

ITV is a free-to-air broadcaster in the United Kingdom. You can watch all 48 matches live and exclusively on your TV for free through ITV1 and ITV4.

Rugby World Cup 2023: England’s Schedule and Fixtures

England will play four matches in Pool D against Japan, Argentina, Samoa, and Chile.

Here are the dates and times in BST.

England vs Argentina

  • Saturday 9th September, 8:00 pm
  • Stade Velodrome, Marseille

Japan vs England

  • Sunday 17th September, 8:00 pm
  • Allianz Riviera, Nice

England vs Chile

  • Saturday, 23rd September, 4:45 pm
  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

England vs Samoa

  • Saturday, 7th October, 4:45 pm
  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

You can check out the full schedule of the tournament here on the official site and add it to your calendar.

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.