Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign will kick-off on Saturday afternoon in Japan as they take on Fiji in what could prove to be an important encounter for both sides. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV in Australia.
Kick-off in the match is scheduled for 2:45pm (AEST) on Saturday, September 21, with it to be played at the Sapporo Dome.
While Pool D at the World Cup is expected to be decided by the Wallabies and Wales, any slip up beforehand could have either side in a battle to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament, so it still shapes as a must-win battle for the Wallabies, who will also look to prepare for the battle with Wales in their second clash at the tournament.
Fiji, on the other hand, will need to cause an upset somewhere along the line, and doing it against an inconsistent Wallabies in their first match, could prove the best chance of doing so.
You’ll be able to watch the Wallabies match on TV in Australia through two different methods, with both Foxtel and free to air TV holding the rights to the match.
To watch the Wallabies and every single match at the World Cup without ads, you will need to have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, complete with the sports package of channels to catch the coverage on Fox Sports.
They will broadcast the match on Channel 503, with coverage commencing at 2pm (AEST).
Channel Ten are the broadcaster of Wallabies games at the World Cup on free to air TV. Their coverage can be found on Channel 10 (Channel 110 if watching through Foxtel) from 2pm (AEST).
If you’d prefer to live stream the Wallabies’ opening game of the Rugby World Cup, you’ll be able to through a number of methods.
The best of those is Kayo Sports, with which you’ll be able to live stream every game of the Rugby World Cup for $25 per month.
You can also use the Foxtel App or Foxtel Now to stream the coverage of Fox Sports online. Note here that you should use the App if you already have a TV subscription as it’s included in your package.
Otherwise, you’ll also be able to pick up Channel Ten’s coverage of the match in a live stream through TenPlay.
Here at The Roar, you’ll be able to follow the Wallabies’ opening Rugby World Cup match with our live scores, blog and highlights of all the action from 2:30pm (AEST), as well all the best post-match analysis, player ratings and wash-up following fulltime.