July 2, 2024: NZR+ Brings Live Test Rugby to Fans Worldwide in July

New Zealand Rugby (NZR+) has made history by announcing that it will broadcast its first-ever live Test match in July. This move is a game-changer for rugby fans worldwide. In partnership with SANZAAR, NZR+ will provide fans in markets without a broadcast deal access to top-tier rugby matches at no cost.

Historic First for NZR+

July marks a historic milestone for NZR+. 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, July 6. This 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 vs. Ireland: Massive Clash in Pretoria

In addition to the All Blacks vs. 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, July 6. 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 7:05 PM – NZT, Saturday, July 6
– Australia v Wales at 7:45 PM – AET, Saturday, July 6
– South Africa v Ireland at 5:00 PM SAST, Saturday, July 6
– Argentina v France at 4:00 PM ART, Saturday, July 6

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

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
– England
– Russia
– Serbia
– Slovakia
– Slovenia
– Sweden
– Turkey
– Ukraine

Register and Watch

To watch these matches live and free, fans need to register on NZR+. 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 can 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

This historic initiative by NZR+ is a significant step forward in bringing live Test rugby to fans worldwide. With its partnership with SANZAAR, NZR+ is committed to providing the best of rugby to a global audience. So, register now and get ready to experience the

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