Super Rugby has become one of the most highly anticipated rugby union club competition in the world. The competition is followed by millions of people worldwide. The 2020 edition kicks off on the 31st of January while the final is slated for 20th of June.
There will be lots of action between those periods; current champions Crusaders will be looking to add to their impressive collection of titles in the competition. The New Zealand franchise has the highest number of trophies in the competition – winning 10 out of the previous 24.
Super Rugby is televised worldwide by several broadcasting networks; each network has broadcasting rights in a specific country or region. As a result of this, rugby fans need to know what network will be showing the competition in their country or region.
- Fox Sports: offers live viewing of matches in Australia. Fans can also watch matches live con Fox’s on-demand service, Foxtel.
- Network Ten: offers full replay of a match every Sunday involving at least one Australian team. This is the only option to watch Super Rugby for free.
- SuperSport: provides coverage for rugby fans living in South Africa.
- Sky Sport: is the official channel for Super Rugby in New Zealand.
Other major TV partners include:
- Sky Sports: the network offers live coverage for rugby fans in the United Kingdom.
- ESPN: the giant is the official broadcaster in the United States, matches are available live on ESPN3.
- J Sports: this is the official broadcaster in Japan.
- Setanta Sports: provides live coverage for fans in the Asia Pacific region.
- TSN: provides live streaming for fans in Canada. Fans in Canada can watch Super Rugby live online here.