How to Watch Rugby World Cup 2019 in the UK

Rugby and the UK have the most extended history since it is the very place that gave birth to this beautiful game. Rugby has been England’s favorite game for about a century now and has been developing globally ever since.

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How to Watch Rugby World Cup 2019 in the UK

Rugby fans in the UK are getting all pumped up to cheer for their home teams which seems to be in great shape and declared a ‘favorite’ in the tournament by many Rugby analysts. Some have already gathered up in Japan to watch the World Cup matches and live in the moment, while others have got their television channels and streaming services’ subscriptions in order.

Others who will be unable to catch the world cup action live in the field have the second-best alternative; an uninterrupted live stream of your favorite Rugby World Cup match. Here are the best services to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 games in the UK.

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ITV is one of the leading sports streaming platforms in the UK that people love due to several reasons. For starters, it provides exceptional streaming quality even on slow internet connection. Moreover, it is free to use the service.

ITV will be broadcasting all Rugby World Cup 2019 matches. If you live in the UK, you can watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 easily and for free, on ITV. However, if you are outside the UK, you will need to connect to a good streaming VPN such as PureVPN.

Fox Sports

Alternatively, you can watch all the matches of Rugby World Cup 2019 on Fox Sports as well. If you live in Australia, you would need a little introduction about Fox Sports, as it is one of the leading sports TV channels in Australia.

Outside Australia, Fox Sports cannot be accessed due to regional limitations and censorship. If you are outside Australia and want to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 matches on Fox Sports, you will need to connect to PureVPN and change your virtual location to Australia to gain instant access to Fox Sports.

How to Watch Rugby World Cup in the UK

Rugby in the UK is a busy affair. Majority of netizens stay hooked on streaming websites and apps rather than traditional cable TV. For many, paid streaming services are an expensive option, which becomes a bit non-affordable in many situations. Keeping the users’ feedback in mind, PureVPN is offering a free solution for Britons, expats, and travelers in UK.

You can watch Rugby World Cup 2019 live online for free in the UK with PureVPN on ITV and Fox Sports. Just follow the below steps to avoid any channel subscription charges.

  • Subscribe to PureVPN
  • Download and install the app on your device
  • Connect to the UK for streaming on ITV, or to Australia for streaming on Fox Sports.
  • Visit the respective website/app and start streaming your favorite matches.

Watch Rugby World Cup in the Ireland

While some of the ITV programs are available in Ireland, Rugby World Cup 2019 matches will not be available for live streaming on ITV from Ireland. If you want to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 live online in Ireland, just follow the steps below.

  • Subscribe to PureVPN
  • Download and install the app on your device
  • Choose UK as your virtual location and hit connect.
  • Visit the ITV website and start streaming Rugby World Cup matches.

Stream RWC 2019 in the Scotland

Alternatively, if you are in Scotland and want to stream Rugby World Cup matches live online, you can do so by accessing ITV, Fox Sports, or ESPN. ITV is a UK streaming service, Fox Sport is based in Australia, while ESPN is accessible in the US only. Here is how you can watch Rugby World Cup 2019 matches live online on ITV, Fox Sports, and ESPN.

  • Subscribe to PureVPN
  • Download and install the app on your device
  • Connect to US for ESPN, UK for Ireland, or Australia for Fox Sports
  • Access your preferred streaming website and start streaming

UK Squad for RWC 2019

  • England

Eddie Jones’ 31-man final squad is as follows:


Dan Cole, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Lewis Ludlam, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, Jack Singleton, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, Mark Wilson.


Joe Cokanasiga, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Piers Francis, Willi Heinz, Jonathan Joseph, Jonny May, Ruaridh McConnochie, Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs.

  • Ireland

Joe Schmidt’s final 31-man Ireland squad is as follows:

Forwards: C Healy, D Kilcoyne, R Best (capt), N Scannell, S Cronin, T Furlong, A Porter, John Ryan, James Ryan, I Henderson, J Kleyn, T Beirne, CJ Stander, P O’Mahony, J van der Flier, J Conan, R Ruddock.
Backs: R Kearney, J Larmour, K Earls, J Stockdale, A Conway, R Henshaw, C Farrell, B Aki, G Ringrose, J Sexton, J Carbery, J Carty, C Murray, L McGrath.


Gregor Townsend will name his final 31-man squad on Tuesday, September 3.

Scotland’s 44-man World Cup training squad is as follows:

Forwards: John Barclay, Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, Jamie Bhatti, Fraser Brown, Allan Dell, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Gary Graham, Jonny Gray, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Jamie Ritchie, Sam Skinner, Grant Stewart, Josh Strauss, Blade Thomson, Ben Toolis, George Turner, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson

Backs: Darcy Graham, Nick Grigg, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Pete Horne, Rory Hutchinson, Huw Jones, Sam Johnson, Blair Kinghorn, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Byron McGuigan, Ali Price, Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Taylor

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