The 10th installment of the Rugby World Cup has kicked off, featuring France as the host nation, who made an electrifying start by defeating their tournament rivals, the All Blacks, in the opening game. Today, we have four more exciting matches from RWC 2023, where 20 nations are vying for the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup. Italy will clash with Namibia, Ireland will go head-to-head with Romania, Australia will face off against Georgia, and the day concludes with Argentina aiming to upset England.
You won't want to miss any of the thrilling action, and fortunately, you won't have to worry about it because all 48 matches will be broadcast for free on ITV in the UK, with some also available on Australia's 9Now service. Four years after South Africa's triumphant victory over England in Japan, securing their third World Cup title, RWC 2023 unfolds across nine venues in France. The hosts and the All Blacks share the top spot as favorites to claim the trophy, while many believe that the Springboks could achieve back-to-back victories. However, Ireland enters the tournament as the world's number one-ranked team, riding a remarkable 13-game winning streak, which includes a victory over New Zealand and a Six Nations trophy. The Irish camp exudes confidence in their chances of going all the way in France. For two other traditional rugby powerhouses, the story is quite different. Australia, with its youthful and inexperienced squad, faces low expectations, while England is grappling with a dismal run, recently suffering their first-ever loss to Fiji. Both teams are determined to prove their critics wrong. And, of course, no World Cup is complete without a dark horse, and many believe Argentina fits the bill. The Pumas secured a third-place finish in 2007, the last time the World Cup was held in France, and they possess a wealth of talent. This promises to be a captivating tournament, and you can stay updated by tuning in to the live streams of the Rugby World Cup. We'll guide you on how to do that regardless of where you are in the world. How to Watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup Live Streams for FREE If you're fortunate enough to reside in the U.K. or Australia, you can enjoy the 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams for free. In the U.K., all 48 games will be aired on ITV and ITVX. In Australia, all Wallabies fixtures, along with the tournament opener, are available for free on the 9Now streaming service. In Ireland, you can catch all matches on either Virgin Media or RTE for free. Finally, in South Africa, SABC will broadcast all the Springboks' games free of charge. Watch 2023 Rugby World Cup Live Streams in the U.S. Rugby enthusiasts in the U.S. can access the 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To watch, you'll need to subscribe to either the Premium plan ($5.99/month) or Premium Plus ($11.99/month, which also eliminates some ads). Additionally, 15 matches, including the final, will be shown on CNBC, and four matches will air on NBC. Watch 2023 Rugby World Cup Live Streams for FREE in the U.K. In the U.K., you can watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams for free on ITV and ITVX. However, please note that you'll require a valid U.K. TV license to watch the games on TV or through online streaming. Watch 2023 Rugby World Cup Live Streams for FREE in Australia Rugby fans in Australia can enjoy all Wallabies games from the 2023 Rugby World Cup for free on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices. Additionally, Stan Sport is live streaming every match of the Rugby World Cup without ads. A subscription costs $15 per month (on top of a $10 Stan subscription) after a 30-day Stan Sport free trial.