How to watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 anywhere



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This September the 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup will be held, and I’m here to teach you how to watch it anywhere in the world.

The Rugby World Cup is a men’s rugby tournament that takes place every four years. It began back in 1987 when New Zealand and Australia co-hosted the first edition.

Japan was the host four years ago, and France will take care of hosting this year.

Quick Guide: How to watch the Rugby World Cup

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN.
  2. Download the VPN app, sign in, and select ‘United Kingdom‘.
  3. Go to ITVX.
  4. Start watching the Rugby.

If you want to follow every match, but you don’t want to pay expensive cable subscription fees, keep reading this guide to find out how you can watch it anywhere in the world for free.

What you’ll need to watch

In most countries around the world, the tournament is shown on subscription services like cable networks or pay per view, in the UK, however, is broadcast for free on ITV.

ITV is blocked outside the UK, so if you want to stream in any other country, you’ll need the help of a ‘VPN‘ app.

There are hundreds out there, but ExpressVPN is my favourite choice and the one I recommend using.

Don’t worry! It’s effortless to use, also ExpressVPN is one of the best options because of their fast connection speeds which are needed for a high-quality streaming, and in case you aren’t happy with the service, they have a 30-day money-back guarantee too.

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There are other good options too so if you’ve got time, check out NordVPN and CyberGhost VPN and pick the one you feel is most suitable.

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Step-by-step: How to live stream the Rugby World Cup

Following these easy steps, you’ll be able to get your VPN working in no time.

Step 1

First of all, go to the ExpressVPN website to get started.

Choose the plan best fitting for your needs and then create an account by providing your details and payment method.

Step 2

Get the app from the “Download VPN” section. There, you’ll find the app available for all operating systems, both mobile and desktop, including routers and other devices.

If you’re using a phone or a tablet with Android or Apple iOS, you can go to your app store and get it directly from there by searching ‘ExpressVPN’.

Step 3

Now you’ve got the app; you need to log in with the account details you created in the first step.

Step 4

With everything installed and set, now you’re going to make the final step.

Go to the “Selected location” box and click it. Then click on “United Kingdom“. Depending on what type of device you’re using you may also need to click “Connect“.

ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Watch the Rugby anywhere using ExpressVPN.

You’ll be connected to the internet as if you were in the UK and the blocking won’t affect you.

Time to get yourself comfortable, head over to ITVX or use their app and enjoy live streaming the entire Rugby World Cup wherever you are in the world.

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Which country will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup?

France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. After Japan became the first Asian host, the tournament travels back to Europe.

The matches are going to be played in different cities across the country.

Most of them are going to take place in important cities which includes Paris, Marseille, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Toulouse and one or two others.

What dates is the Rugby taking place?

On Friday, September 8th, the World Cup will begin with the opening match between France and New Zealand in Paris.

Quarter-Finals are to be held on October, 14th and 15th (Saturday and Sunday).

A week later will be the semi-finals. One on October, 20th (Friday), and the other one on October, 21st (Saturday), both in Paris.


There’s going to be a Bronze final for the teams that lost in the semi-finals. It’s going to take place on October, 27th.

The final is going to be on October, 28th (Saturday) at the Stade de France in Paris.

What countries are taking part?

South Africa is the defending champion who defeated England back in 2019.

A total of 20 countries will take part in this year’s tournament.

These include Argentina, Australia, Chile, England, Fiji, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Namibia, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Tonga, Uruguay and Wales.

Who will win the Rugby World Cup in Japan?

This year’s World Cup is going to be a tight one.

The favourites to get the cup are New Zealand and South Africa. Following in the list is Ireland, which currently first place in the international ranking. England, Australia, and Wales complete the list and also have the potential to take the title.

France, beyond being the host, could be a surprise and even though probably they won’t get the cup, they could go pretty far in the tournament.


The Rugby World Cup 2023 is going to begin on September 8th in France.

Around the world, it’s going to be available on cable networks and other subscription services.

In the UK, it’s going to be broadcast for free on ITV. If you live outside the UK, you can’t access it because it’s blocked, but you can quickly solve this issue and watch anywhere with a VPN service like ExpressVPN.

It’s straightforward to use, fast, and with a guarantee of getting your money back after a month if you aren’t happy with the service.

So, don’t waste any more time. Subscribe, get the ExpressVPN app, and be ready for a whole month of Rugby matches from France for free (except for the small cost of the VPN) from any country in the world.


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