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NZR+ Brings Live Test Rugby to Fans Worldwide in July

NZR+ Brings Live Test Rugby to Fans Worldwide in July

All BlacksJuly 2, 2024

For the first time ever, NZR+ will stream live Test rugby directly into territories that traditionally don't receive a live broadcast.

This groundbreaking initiative in partnership with SANZAAR provides fans in markets where no broadcast deal exists access to top-tier rugby matches without any cost.

A Historic First for NZR+ with the All Blacks on show

July marks a historic milestone as NZR+ broadcasts its first-ever live Test match. The highly anticipated weekend will feature a series of thrilling clashes, starting with the All Blacks taking on England at 7:05 PM NZT on Saturday 6 July. This monumental event is part of the SANZAAR TV portal and highlights NZR+'s commitment to bringing the best of rugby to a global audience.

South Africa v Ireland: Massive Clash in Pretoria

In addition to the All Blacks v England match, fans can also look forward to a massive showdown in Pretoria. The World Champion Springboks will face off against the number two ranked Ireland at 5:00 PM local time on Saturday. This match is particularly significant for European rugby fans, as the timing makes it easily watchable across the continent including the large South African expat community in the Netherlands.

A Weekend Packed with Test Match Action

This weekend promises to be a rugby fan's dream, featuring four live Test matches. The lineup includes:

All Blacks v England at 7.05pm - NZT, Saturday 6 July
Australia v Wales at 7.45pm - AET, Saturday 6 July
South Africa v Ireland at 5:00pm SAST, Saturday 6 July
Argentina v France at 4:00pm ART, Saturday 6 July

These matches are just the beginning of an exciting season on NZR+, which will feature 24 live Test matches throughout 2024, including the entire Rugby Championship 2024.

Free Streaming in Select Territories with SANZAAR TV on NZR+

Fans in various regions can enjoy free streaming of these matches on NZR+. The available territories for free streaming include:

China, India, Sri Lanka. Portugal, Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia,  Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, and Ukraine

Register and Watch

To watch these matches live and free, fans need to register on NZR+ HERE. This simple process opens the door to an incredible lineup of rugby matches, bringing the best of international rugby directly to fans.

What if I am not in one of those territories?

If your territory isn’t listed above, here is a list of local broadcasters where you catch the live action around the world:

Sky TV New Zealand: New Zealand

SuperSport: Africa and adjacent islands

Flo Sport: USA

Sky UK: United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Sky Italia: Italy, Vatican City, San Marino and Canton Ticino, Switzerland

Channel 9 and Stan: Australia

ESPN+: Canada, Central America and South America

WOWOW: Japan

Digicel: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna and Western Samoa.

Canal+: France (French Overseas Departments and Territories included), Monaco, Luxembourg and French Speaking Switzerland

Premier Sports: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Federated States of Micronesia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Northern Marianas, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Tajikistan, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.

Telefonica: Spain and Andorra

NZR+ Premium: Germany  

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