The United States of America may not have any franchise from the country in the Super Rugby. However, this has not stopped rugby fans in the country from watching the tournament. Super Rugby promises excitement, thrills and memorable moments – all of the things US fans love in a sports event. The 2020 edition of the competition will feature 15 different teams from 5 countries and 4 continents.
The current format of Super Rugby divides the fifteen teams into three conferences; the Australian Conference, which comprises of 4 Australian franchise and 1 Japanese franchise, the New Zealand Conference, which has 5 franchises from New Zealand (the only conference with no foreign franchise), and the South African Conference which consists of 4 teams from South Africa and 1 from Argentina.
The competition starts on Friday, 31st of January and ends with the final slated for Saturday, 20th of June. Many American rugby fans want to know how and where to watch the Super Rugby in their country and this has prompted us to create this guide.
ESPN is the official broadcasting network of the competition in the United States. ESPN is also an official TV partner of Super Rugby. Matches will be televised live on ESPN3 channel. If you have cable and ESPN, you are good to go.
For fans in the United States who do not enjoy satellite or cable experience, streaming services with access to ESPN channels represents a good opportunity to follow the competition.
Examples of streaming services that provide Super Rugby live streaming through access to ESPN channels include;
- Sling TV
- AT&T NOW TV
- PlayStation TV
- YouTube TV
Note that these streaming services come with a subscription price.