How to Watch Rugby World Cup Live Online and Offline in India

The Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan has finally kicked off and the six weeks long action will be available in India and worldwide. Watch every match of Rugby World Cup 2019 live streaming online on SonyLiv and for worldwide tv channel guide, you can check below.

The ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup will begin on 20th September and last till 2nd November. The hosts of the tournament, Japan, will be the first Asian nation to hold the rugby world cup. The opening match of the tournament will be held at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo. Whereas, the final of the tournament will be held at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohoma.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Live Streaming

List of teams participating in the World Cup

A total of 20 teams will be participating in the competition who have been divided into four pools of five teams each. The tournament will consist of both league and knockout form. The four pools consist:

Pool A


Pool B

New Zealand
South Africa

Pool C

United States

Pool D


Rugby World Cup 2019 Live Streaming, TV Channel in India

The Sony Pictures Network (SPN) has bagged the exclusive rights for broadcasting the world cup games in India. The matches will be telecasted live and exclusive on the SONY TEN 2 channels.

Indian rugby fans can watch Rugby World Cup live streaming on SPN’s premium video on demand (VOD) service, SonyLIV. The deal includes exclusive broadcasting and digital rights in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. How to Watch Rugby World Cup 2019 Live worldwide?

India’s growing interest in Rugby

Rugby is a fast-growing sport in India, with a dedicated fan base and talented local athletes. India is enjoying a big surge in participation and interest and is home to an admirer base of twenty-three million (43% female) consistent with the most recent Nielsen analysis, demonstrating the large potential of 1 of the world’s most inhabited nations.

The sport was introduced in India in the late 1800s. Indian rugger players have managed to form a mark on the world stage over the years by putting up robust performances. As Indian audiences shift from being pure cricket viewers to multi-sports viewers, the recognition of rugger is on the increase.