The 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens will be the eighth edition of the Rugby World Cup Sevens organised by World Rugby. The 2022 tournament, which will again comprise 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams, will be played over three days in one venue in September.
Rugby 7s fans, are you ready for watching live Rugby at home. After four years Rugby World Cup Sevens are coming at the door. Now this year Rugby World Cup Sevens will be held on 9 to 11 September, 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa.
It will be the first time that the Rugby World Cup 7s will be held in South Africa.
|Host nation||South Africa|
|Venue||Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town|
|Dates||9 September – 11 September|
|No. of nations||
2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Men’s tournament
2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens – Women’s tournament
2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens Schedule
Tournament Period: Friday 20 — Sunday 22 July 2022
Live Stream starting on 20 July (Friday) at 17:00UTC for Women and 20:00UTC for Men.
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 Streaming Channels
There are some broadcasting companies that will stream the RWC 7s this year, but if you’re not located in certain countries, or if you don’t have a subscription, you won’t be able to watch the games.
Live coverage of all matches will be available for free through iTV and S4C (UK), CBC (Australia), and TVNZ (New Zealand). There are also paid streams via NBC Sports (US), Eurosport (Europe), Fox Sports (Australia) and Supersport (South Africa). Here are the match coverage breakdown for the different countries:
Here’s a list of all popular Rugby World Cup Sevens broadcasting channels:
- United Kingdom – Available on iTV (FREE) and S4C (FREE)
- United States – Available on NBC Sports
- Europe – Available on Eurosport
- Australia – Available on Fox Sports
- Canada – Available on CBC (FREE)
- New Zealand – Available on TVNZ (FREE)
- South Africa – Available on Supersport
- HSBC World Rugby 7s Series Official Website (this site is free, but it doesn’t always work.)
- DAZN (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, and Canada)
Most of these streaming sites are geo-blocked in many European countries and other parts of the world. For example, DAZN is only accessible in certain countries, so if you’re located elsewhere, you’ll be greeted with this sad message when you visit the website
How to watch RWC Sevens 2022 Live online in New Zealand
Spark is the only Rugby World Cup 7s broadcaster in New Zealand. While it’s expected the company will be making the 2022 Sevens Series pay-per-view, Spark have confirmed to us that its live streaming services won’t be ready in time for this year’s event. As such, they’ll be showing every game live and for free via their broadcast partner, TVNZ.
TVNZ’s coverage will begin July 21 at 6 AM NZDT in New Zealand. The following day’s broadcasts will start at 5:30 AM and 5 AM respectively.
Stream 2022 rwc sevens in UK (FREE)
British viewers can choose to watch the Rugby World Cup Sevens in either English or Welsh. ITV will be covering the entire event (both men’s and women’s tournaments) in English on ITV Hub. Meanwhile, S4C will provide Welsh-language coverage. Both of these platforms are free-to-watch, and you can tune in live using the ITV Hub or S4C mobile apps.
While ITV Hub requires users to register before watching anything, S4C has no such restrictions. In fact, it doesn’t geographically lock its content so you can watch it from anywhere in the world, although we’d still advise using a VPN to discourage ISP throttling.
The first event begins July 20 at 6 PM BST, with the day’s coverage ending at around 10 PM. Subsequent day’s broadcasts begin at 5:30 PM BST and 5 PM BST, respectively.
American broadcaster of the Rugby World Cup Sevens
NBC is the sole American broadcaster of the Rugby World Cup Sevens ( rwc 7s ). You may be able to watch at no additional cost if your cable package includes NBC Sports, but if not, you can view matches live by signing up to one of the following streaming services:
As all of the above platforms offer a free trial, you can simply sign up, watch the Rugby World Cup, and cancel before you’re charged. However, note that your payment method has to be registered to an American address. This means that US residents traveling outside of the country can still sign up, but foreigners will find it almost impossible.
This broadcaster will show every game, albeit not on one consistent channel. Instead, matches will be spread across NBC, NBCSN, and the Olympic Channel. Although, you will be able to stream every game live, in one place, on NBCSports.com.
NBC will show its rugby coverage from 1-10 PM PST (4 PM – 1 AM EST) on July 20. Broadcasting resumes at 12:30 PM PST (3:30 PM EST) on July 21, and 12 PM PST (3 PM EST) on July 22. All coverage will be in English.
Rugby World Cup Sevens: How to watch live from other countries
The 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens Series is being shown in dozens of countries and languages. We’ve covered some of these below, but if your location isn’t mentioned, you can check out the official list of local broadcasters.
- Arabic: OSN
- Danish: Eurosport
- Dutch: Eurosport
- German: Eurosport
- Italian: Eurosport
- Russian: Eurosport, Match TV
- Spanish: Eurosport
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