A brand new international rugby tournament, the Autumn Nations Cup, is set to kick off this weekend in the Northern Hemisphere – featuring all of the Six Nations teams along with Georgia and Fiji. Here’s everything you need to know about the competition, including how you can watch games live on your TV or mobile device.
What is the Autumn Nations Cup?
Usually, at this time of year European Rugby Nations are preparing themselves for visiting giants such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa during the Autumn Internationals. But as with just about every other sport, coronavirus has thrown a spanner in the works.
This has left England, France; Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with a big, empty fixture schedule. So the Six Nations sides invited Georgia and Fiji to help create a unique, one-off competition.
The teams in the Autumn Nations Cup will be split into two groups of four and play a round-robin format over three weeks. The two teams that win both groups will then play each other in the Grand Final on December 7th.
|Group A||Group B|
How to watch the Autumn Nations Cup this weekend
The Autumn Nations Cup will not be available on free to air TV of any kind. It will be broadcast exclusively via BeIN sports, which is only available with Foxtel or Kayo in Australia. Kayo currently has a 14-day free trial which means you can watch the first two rounds of the Autumn Nations Cup without paying a cent.
If you’re worried about the kick-off times of the tournament, fear not. Full On Demand replays will be available to Foxtel and Kayo customers.
|Details||Date / Time||Provider|
|England v Ireland||Sun, 22nd Nov – 2.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Wales v Georgia||Sun, 22nd Nov – 4.15am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Scotland v France||Mon, 23rd Nov – 2.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
Streaming services you can watch it on
There are two options when it comes to streaming the Autumn Nations Cup live. If you’re a Foxtel customer, you can access games via the Foxtel GO app. You can also stream every minute live with the Kayo Sports app. Both of these options are available to use on a wide range of PCs, Mobile Devices, Games Consoles and Smart TVs.