If you are a die-hard of Rugby fan you then understand how hard to watch each and each single game without a satellite tv subscription and then network restrictions still might stop you from viewing a number of the home games of the team. Luckily it is possible to watch Mitre 10 Cup Live Streaming free online or on TV without an expensive Cable TV package. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch Mitre 10 Cup 2019 on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up the following given link.
|Event||Mitre 10 Cup 2019|
||Tasman vs Wellington|
|Date||26 October, 2019
The competitions see four trophies, one Ranfurly Shield, 26 Unions and more than 130 matches across 12 captivating weeks.
It will all kick off in the deep south with the Southland Stags taking on the their most distant rivals, the Northland Taniwha in the Mitre 10 Cup opener on Thursday 8 August.
Unfortunately for the game as a whole, its really hard to watch rugby for free online. However, if you know where to go, it is possible to watch full HD rugby games on the web. They’re almost never live in HD.
You’re going to have to wait a couple of days. But for those of you who can stomach not looking at Facebook for 24 hours, you can use these options below to stream rugby games online.
Watching rugby on TV wasn’t always possible when I was growing up. When I hit the age where I wanted to start tuning in, the game had only recently become professional and the level of access on free-to-air TV in Australia was pretty pathetic.
All you really got were the Internationals carried by Channel 7 and ABC’s coverage of what is now the Shute Shield but was then called the Sydney 1st Grade competition.
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When Super Rugby launched as the Super 10s in 1993, it was only ever available on Cable TV. This sucked. If you didn’t have Foxtel this meant you couldn’t watch more than about a dozen games a year at very specific times.
When we did finally get Austar and could watch Super rugby day in and day out, I took full advantage. On Tuesdays, they would show every single game from the weekend back to back. They would even cut out all the tiresome scrums and meandering commentary. For a University Student who wanted every reason not to attend Tuesday classes, it was a god-send. 6-8 hours of the best rugby in the world with no breaks and very few interruptions. Needless to say, I made sure lectures were any day but Tuesday during 2005 as the Brumbies tried to defend their Super 14 title.
But if you leave Australia, New Zealand or South Africa (the UK and France too I imagine) Rugby becomes much harder to watch. Living in Canada, I saw almost none. Now that I’ve been in the US for a few years, I’m noticing that rugby is still hard to find. There are options, yes. But they usually include around $100 / month for DirecTV. If this doesn’t seem like a big expenditure to you, checkout the DirecTV website and grab a package. But for those of you who want to be able to watch the game played at a high level without being conned into a 24 month contract, please read on and I’ll explain how I watch rugby for free online.
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Where to go
The following are a few resources you can use to live stream rugby online. Be mindful though, these live streaming websites are constantly getting shut down and changing addresses and URLs. So if you find that one of these links takes you to a FBI Takedown page, I’m sorry for that, please Google for name and you should get to the new version of the site.
- First Row Sports
Live streaming rugby through one of these site is obviously free. Big plus, obviously. You will also get access to many more games than you would even think possible. Rather than just the Internationals, people regularly stream games from the French professional leagues, the Super 15, the Heineken Cup and even the world 7s competitions. I would say that this is your best option for the range of choices. Under 20s world cup? No problem. 6 Nations? Even easier. Not even on Pay TV in the UK would you get the same number of options. So if you wanted to watch every game of rugby on the planet, try this and you’ll come close at least.
Everything is live. With rugby played in so many different time zones, live streaming rugby like this means there’s always the chance you’ll miss a game through a a calendar-related error. This sucks and is something I messed up with just yesterday. The fact that its live also means there’s no replays. No way to stop the game, rewind and watch something again. In the US, we’ve all gotten used to this as a function of television. Streaming rugby online is a bit like going back to the good old days of broadcasting when content was only ever accessible in the moment.
Another Con is video quality. Depending on the person streaming the match, you might get a grainy picture or an unreliable feed. It’s certainly not good enough to put up on your living-room TV. If you’re watching rugby on your laptop when you should be nailing down your TPS reports, live streams will get the job done, but its not the sort of thing you can invite friends around for. The final Con has to do with the websites streaming the games. In particular First Row Sports which will have a ZILLION popup ads running constantly through the game. Is it annoying? You betcha, but I guess the content is difficult to monetize without this.
If you use a browser extension like Ad Blocker Plus, streaming can be difficult. Websites like First Row have detection software on them that will make you turn off the extension before you view their site. You can avoid this a couple of ways, the easiest is to turn off Ad Blocker like they ask and then open the stream you want in a new browser window. Next, turn the extension back on and refresh the stream URL. This should get you around most of the ads. However to avoid this altogether, I suggest Myp2p as the best alternative to First Row Sports.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY SOFTWARE TO VIEW THE STREAMS!!! This is a rookie mistake. You’re going to get a stack of popups telling you your Mac is broken, there’s a virus that you need to remove etc etc. Under no circumstances should you click or download anything from these sites. Doing so is going to destroy your machine and compromise your data. Again, while you’re live streaming rugby online, do not download anything!