European Rugby Champions Cup

The European Rugby Champions Cup Final is scheduled for Saturday, May 28, at 6:45 PM BST (1:45 PM EST). Also known as the Heineken Champions Cup, it will see Leinster and La Rochelle face off at Stade Véledrome in Marseille. Unfortunately, copyright and licensing restrictions mean that if you’re traveling abroad, you might not be able to live stream the European Rugby Champions Cup. However, you can get around this with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

In this post, we’re only recommending official sources for watching the European Rugby Champions Cup Final. That’s because these offer the highest video quality with minimal lag and buffering interrupting your live stream. In contrast, unlicensed streams run the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. By using the official sources listed in this post, you won’t need to worry about missing out on the upcoming match.

The European Rugby Champions Cup Final will only stream on region-locked platforms. To continue watching via your usual home streaming services while traveling abroad, you’ll need a VPN.

How to watch the European Rugby Champions Cup Final with a VPN

When you connect to a VPN server, you receive a new IP address. It then looks as if you’re browsing from whichever country your server is in. The good news is that this lets you access region-locked content such as the European Rugby Champions Cup Final.

Here’s how to live stream the European Rugby Champions Cup Final from anywhere:

  1. First, sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two affordable alternatives for live sports streaming.
  2. Next, you’ll need to download and install the VPN app for the device on which you plan to stream the final. The above VPNs also offer browser extensions.
  3. Log in to the VPN app and connect to a server in the country of the streaming platform you plan on using. For example, you’ll need a server in the UK to access Channel 4.
  4. Go to your preferred streaming service and sign in (or register if necessary). The content should now be unblocked and available to stream in your location.
  5. Having problems? You may need to clear your cookies and refresh your browser for changes to take effect. If it still doesn’t work, try connecting to another server.

The European Rugby Champions Cup Final will air live. If you don’t want to miss out on the action, it’s a good idea to test your VPN with your chosen streaming platform in advance. If you have any issues, you can always get in touch with your VPN’s customer support.


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How to watch the Rugby Champions Cup Final for free on UK TV

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If you’re in the UK, you have two options for watching the European Rugby Champions Cup Final live online. First, you can watch for free on Channel 4 (although you’ll need a TV license to do this). To watch Channel 4 online, simply go to its VoD service, All 4. You can then sign up for a free account. You’ll be asked to provide an email address, your first and last name, date of birth, gender, and a UK address.

Alternatively, it’s possible to live stream the European Rugby Champions Cup Final on BT Sport. If you’re already a BT Sport subscriber, all you need to do is sign in and you’re all set. If not, it’s worth knowing that you can buy a Monthly Pass. This costs £25 for 30 days of BT Sport and is contract-free. You can then watch online via the BT Sport app or web player.

Both All 4 and BT Sport are region-locked and only available to users in the UK. However, connecting to a VPN server in the UK for a UK IP address allows you to unblock and stream their content from abroad. In fact, NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can try it out for yourself risk-free and, if you change your mind, claim a full refund with no questions asked.

Where else can I watch the Rugby Champions Cup Final live online?



As in the UK, rugby fans in France have two choices when it comes to watching the European Rugby Champions Cup Final. It will broadcast live on France Télévision (France 2) and beIN Sports. The former lets you watch live online for free. All you need to do is go to France.TV and register for an account, providing an email address, date of birth, and postcode (any French postal code is accepted). You should then have access to all of its content, whether live or on-demand.

To live stream the match on beIN Sports, simply go to the beIN Sports app or website and log in. You can sign up via beIN Sports Connect (and then watch via myCANAL) or your TV provider. In both cases, the price is €15 per month. Note that these options are only available in France so you’ll need to get a French IP address to unblock them from abroad.


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The European Rugby Champions Cup Final will be shown on NBC Sports in the US. However, to watch online, you’ll need to go to Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service. A Peacock Premium subscription is required. This costs $4.99 (USD) per month and includes a seven-day free trial.

Bear in mind that Peacock is not available outside the US. as such, you’ll need to connect to a VPN server in the US and get a US IP address if you’re traveling abroad.


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Rugby fans in Australia can watch the European Rugby Champions Cup Final on beIN Sports. There are multiple ways to watch online. For starters, there’s beIN Sports Connect. This is priced at $19.99 (AUD) a month and includes a two week free trial for new customers.

Alternatively, you can stream beIN Sports via Foxtel Now. However, these options are more expensive at $54/month and $25/month respectively. Each comes with a free trial (10 days in the case of Foxtel Now and 14 days for Kayo). Traveling abroad? Connect to a VPN server in Australia to continue watching from anywhere.

What should I know about the European Rugby Champions Cup?

The European Rugby Champions Cup is an annual Rugby Union tournament organised by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR). It is the top-tier competition for clubs in England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales (those which compete in the Six Nations Championship. The current holders are Toulouse who won a record fifth title when they defeated La Rochelle.

Who is favorite to win the European Rugby Champions Cup Final?

La Rochelle made their first appearance in the European Rugby Champions Cup Final in 2021, losing 22-17 to Toulouse. Despite this recent experience, it’s Leinster who are heavy favorites to win the 2021-22 final following impressive performances versus Clermont, Leicester Tigers, and last year’s champions Toulouse. Leinster are one of the most successful teams in the competition’s history, having reached the final on five occasions, winning four.