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How to watch Super Rugby Aotearoa in New Zealand

The wait is over for rugby-starved New Zealanders, with Super Rugby Aotearoa kicking off on 13 June. Only involving Kiwi sides, Super Rugby Aotearoa has been pulled together as a temporary replacement for the standard Super Rugby competition due to border restrictions.

In another major win for New Zealanders, there are no limits on crowds at games. That is a nod to the country’s ability in overcoming the coronavirus pandemic.

The Super Rugby Season is upon us! Everyone is pumped up and excited about their favorite teams this season. Some of us already know what channels we are tuning into this season; however, some fans have no idea where to catch every minute of every match. We’re here to help!

We will guide you to the best ways to watch your favorite teams and never miss a single moment.

Where to watch Super Rugby Aotearoa live in New Zealand

In New Zealand, Sky holds the exclusive rights to live Super Rugby. Sky extended its broadcast deal in October last year through to 2025.

Watch Super Rugby Aotearoa on Sky NZ

If you are a Sky NZ subscriber with the Sky Sport pack, you are all good to go for the restart of rugby union in New Zealand. If not, you need the Sky Starter pack for $25.99 per month plus the Sky Sport package, for an additional $31.99 per month. It gives you access to 13 sports channels, including dedicated rugby, cricket, golf and football plus two ESPN channels.

Can I watch Super Rugby Aotearoa live on free-to-air television?

Yes you can watch some rugby, but no it won’t be live. Prime TV is showing a replay of the Saturday night game at midday the following day.

Sky Network Television:

One of the best options for watching Super Rugby this season. If you signup today, you’ll get one month of sky starter and Sky sport on them! You must sign up for a 6-month contract. Sky has a Rugby channel that plays rugby all the time. Sky network also offers a fan pass for subscribers and sports lovers.

SANZAEER has signed the new broadcast deals for five years and will be showing Super Rugby matches.

Online Services:

As far as online services for watching Super Rugby, you have several options as well.  For New Zealand, however, keep in mind that some of these sites may get shut down or change their URLs.  One online site to try is First Row. Just google it, and you should see where to go.  Do not download anything from the sites. You’ll get a lot of pop ups saying you have a virus.  You can also watch Super Rugby on YouTube. There is also daily motion is the site where you can watch all the Rugby matches all at one time. Its 100% free too!

Read more: Watch Super 15 Rugby in South Africa

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