watch Rugby World Cup Sevens

The Rugby World Cup Sevens Cape Town 2022 begins on September 9, 2022, and as always, it promises to be an unmissable tournament. In this post, we’ll let you know where you can watch every Sevens fixture live online. Further, we’ll explain how you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to bypass platform geo-restrictions and access streams from the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand, or any other country in the world so you never miss a game if you are abroad.

We’ll only be recommending official sources to watch the Rugby World Cup Sevens online, although being such a popular event, there’ll be lots of unofficial sources streaming the matches online. Unlicensed streams often result in poor quality viewing experiences and could land you in trouble for breaching the copyright set by the broadcaster.

The Rugby World Cup sevens will air on geo-restricted platforms, so you’ll need to use a VPN to keep up with the action if you’re traveling.

How to stream the 2022 Sevens Series with a VPN

Using a VPN to watch the Sevens Series online is a straightforward process. When you travel abroad and connect to a VPN server, you are assigned a country-specific IP address which can fool streaming platforms into thinking you are located elsewhere. This allows you to stream the Seven series from anywhere.

Here’s how to watch the Seven series online with a VPN:

  1. Choose a suitable VPN. We’d recommend NordVPN, but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two great alternatives.
  2. Download and install the correct version of the VPN client for your operating system.
  3. Connect to one of your VPN’s servers in the appropriate location.
  4. Visit your preferred streaming platform and start streaming!
  5. If you have any issues, try clearing your cookies and caches and trying again.

Just in case any issues do arise, it’s worth testing the stream prior to the games airing.

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How to stream the Rugby World Cup Sevens online in the US

Rugby World Cup Sevens USA

NBC is the sole American broadcaster of the Rugby World Cup Sevens. You may be able to watch at no additional cost if your cable package includes NBC Sports, but if not, you can view matches live by signing up for one of the following streaming services:

  • DirecTV NOW
  • Fubo TV
  • Hulu
  • PlayStation Vue
  • Sling TV
  • YouTube TV

As all of the above platforms offer a free trial, you can simply sign up, watch the Rugby World Cup, and cancel before you’re charged. However, note that your payment method has to be registered to an American address. This means that US residents traveling outside of the country can still sign up, but foreigners will find it almost impossible.

This broadcaster will show every game, albeit not on one consistent channel. Instead, matches will be spread across NBC, NBCSN, and the Olympic Channel. Although, you will be able to stream every game live, in one place, on

NBC will show its rugby coverage from 08:45 local time 02:45 EST) on September 9.

Where else can I watch the Rugby World Cup Sevens online?


Rugby World Cup Sevens UK

British viewers can choose to watch the Rugby World Cup Sevens in either English or Welsh. ITV will be covering the entire event (both men’s and women’s tournaments) in English on ITV Hub. Meanwhile, S4C will provide Welsh-language coverage. Both of these platforms are free-to-watch, and you can tune in live using the ITV Hub or S4C mobile apps.

While ITV Hub requires users to register before watching anything, S4C has no such restrictions. In fact, it doesn’t geographically lock its content so you can watch it from anywhere in the world, although we’d still advise using a VPN to discourage ISP throttling.

The first event begins on September 9 at 08:45 local time (GMT+2).


Rugby World Cup Sevens Australia

For fans in Australia who want to catch the Rugby World Cup sevens 2022, the best way to watch is via BeIN Sports. A subscription to BeIN in Australia costs $19.99 AUD monthly and includes a free trial.


Rugby World Cup Sevens France

Both the men’s and women’s rugby World Cup Sevens events can be viewed on Canal+. Canal+ costs €20.99 per month, but if you wish to continue watching abroad you’ll need a French IP address.

Rugby World Cup Sevens: How to watch live from other countries

The 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens Series is being shown in dozens of countries and languages. We’ve covered some of these below, but if your location isn’t mentioned, you can check out the official list of local broadcasters.

Make sure to test your VPN before the Rugby World Cup Sevens event actually starts. Doing so can help you identify any issues (such as buffering, disconnections, or an inability to unblock a given platform), giving you time to contact your VPN’s support team. This not only helps them improve their services, but it also ensures you don’t have to miss a moment of this exciting tournament.

Disclaimer: Comparitech does not condone or encourage any copyright violation, including streaming video from pirated sources. Although VPNs can skirt geographical restrictions and mask the user’s identity, please consider the local laws, victims, and risks of piracy before downloading or streaming copyrighted material without permission.