2023 Rugby World Cup Free Live Stream: How To Watch Online

Rugby World Cup is a prestigious competition for men’s rugby union teams which takes place every four years . Administered by World Rugby, the governing body of the sport, this tournament brings together the finest athletes from around the world.

If you followed the instructions in this article correctly, you can watch all rugby world cup 2023 matches live stream for FREE from anywhere in the world.

How Can I Live Stream Rugby World Cup?

Rugby World Cup Free Live Stream: How To Watch Online

You can watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup live stream matches via TF1 (France), Rai (Italy) and ITVX (UK) as they will be broadcasting all matches for free.

If you’re not in the country where the live stream is made available, you’ll be blocked from accessing it due to region-restriction.

Don’t worry, you can use a free Smart DNS service to bypass these restrictions. All you need to do is just;

  1. Register for a free Smart DNS account
  2. Configure your device to use Smart DNS
  3. Watch 2023 rugby world cup live-stream matches.

Complicated? NO! Follow the easy guide below.

STEP 1: Register For A Smart DNS Account

To register, go to the Smart DNS Proxy website and click on Try It Now button.

Smart DNS proxy trial

Next, enter your name, email address and password to register with Smart DNS Proxy and click on SIGN UP.

Smart DNS proxy trial registration

You should now be getting an email from Smart DNS Proxy to verify your email address.

Smart DNS proxy trial account verification

In the email you’ve received, please click on VERIFY MY EMAIL.

Smart DNS proxy trial email verified

You will now be redirected to your account’s page and you should be able to see your account status.

smart dns proxy account activated

STEP 2: Smart DNS Proxy Setup

Next, please set up a Smart DNS proxy service on your device.

To do so, click on the (+) icon next to the system you’re using and follow the instructions.

Right-click on your Network/Wireless icon at the bottom right-hand side of your taskbar and click on Network and Internet settings.

Windows 11 Network and Internet settings

In the next screen, under Network & Internet, please click on Advanced network settings.

windows 11 advanced network settings

Now, choose More network adapter options which can be found under Related settings.

windows 11 network adapter options

Next, Right-click on your active network adapter (Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection) and select Properties.

windows 11 wifi properties

Un-Check Intenet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

windows 11 IPV4 settings

In the General tab, click on Use the following DNS server addresses: and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • Prefered DNS Server: 54.229.171.243
  • Alternate DNS Server: 23.21.43.50

change dns on windows 11

Click OK & OK again to save your changes.

Click on the Wifi/Internet icon at the bottom right-hand side of your taskbar and click on Network & Internet Settings.

Windows 10 Network & Internet Settings

In the next screen, please click on Change Adapter Options under Status page.

Windows 10 Change Adapter Options

Right-click on your active network adapter (Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection) and select Properties.

Windows 10 Network Adapter Properties

Please Un-Check Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) as the service doesn’t work over IPv6.

Next, double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or alternatively, you can select it and click on Properties.

Windows 10 TCP IP/4 Settings

In the General tab, click on Use the following DNS server addresses: and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • Prefered DNS Server: 54.229.171.243
  • Alternate DNS Server: 23.21.43.50
enter manual dns servers on windows 10

When you’re done, click on OK.

Click on the Apple Logo located at the top left hand corner of your Mac and open System Preferences.

macOS System Preferences

Navigate to Internet & Wireless and click on Network.

macOS Network settings

Select your active Internet Adapter (Wi-Fi if Wireless or Ethernet if Wired connection) and click on the Advanced button.

macOS advanced WIFI settings

Select the DNS tab and click on the plus (+) button and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • 54.229.171.243
  • 23.21.43.50

Note: You will need to click on the plus (+) button again to enter the second DNS server.

enter manual dns servers on macos

Click OK followed by the Apply button.

smart dns entered

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Choose Settings from Home screen.

iOS settings

Tap on Wi-Fi.

Find your Wireless connection (which has a tick or check mark) and click on the blue ‘i‘ icon.

iOS wifi menu

You should now be in your Wi-Fi details page. At the Configure DNS section, tap on Automatic.

iOS configure dns

At the DNS configuration screen, tap on Manual and tap on the red (-) minus icon to remove your existing DNS address.

iOS add remove dns server

Now, tap on the (+) Add Server and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • 54.229.171.243
  • 23.21.43.50
ios add manual dns servers

Note: You will need to click on the plus (+) button again to enter the second DNS server.

Once you’ve added two DNS servers as per the image above, tap on Save at the top right corner to save the settings.

For Android, you can use an app to configure your device easily. To do so, follow the steps below:

Download DNS Changer App from Play Store or directly if you don’t have access to Play Store.

Once you’ve downloaded it, click on Install.

download dns changer app

Next, Open the app and enter the following DNS servers as per below in the app and select START

  • Primary Server: 54.229.171.243
  • Secondary Server: 23.21.43.50
enter manual dns servers on dns changer app

At the DnsChanger information, select OK.

dns changer app information

When you see the Connection request message, select OK

dns changer connection request confirmation

If you see the Active status, you have configured your device. Next, just go to your home screen.

dns changer connection on active status

Note: If you no longer want to use the Smart DNS service, just tap on STOP.

Choose Settings from Home screen.

iOS settings

Tap on Wi-Fi.

Find your Wireless connection (which has a tick or check mark) and click on the blue ‘i‘ icon.

iOS wifi menu

You should now be in your Wi-Fi details page. At the Configure DNS section, tap on Automatic.

iOS configure dns

At the DNS configuration screen, tap on Manual and tap on the red (-) minus icon to remove your existing DNS address.

iOS add remove dns server

Now, tap on the (+) Add Server and enter the DNS server addresses as per below:

  • 54.229.171.243
  • 23.21.43.50
ios add manual dns servers

Note: You will need to click on the plus (+) button again to enter the second DNS server.

Once you’ve added two DNS servers as per the image above, tap on Save at the top right corner to save the settings.

Click the status area at the bottom of your screen, where your account picture is located.

Select Connected to … and take note of the network name.

currently network connected in Chromebook

Next, click on Settings…

Chromebook network settings

On the Settings page, click on the network drop down menu and select your active Wi-Fi.

edit network connection on Chromebook

Now, click on the Network tab and select Custom name servers. Next, enter the DNS servers as per below in the two boxes.

  • 54.229.171.243
  • 23.21.43.50
add smart dns servers on Chromebook

Click Close to save your changes.

Go to your Terminal and type in sudo bash. This will give you super user privilege.

Once you have the superuser (administrator) access, type in the command below to back up your network configuration file.

cp /etc/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.orig

backup network configuration file in Linux

Next, type in the command below to remove the resolv.conf file.

rm /etc/resolv.conf

remove resolve.conf file in Linux

Now, type in the command below one at a time.

  • echo “nameserver 54.229.171.243” > /etc/resolv.conf
  • echo “nameserver 23.21.43.50” >> /etc/resolv.conf
add smart dns servers in Linux

Finally, type in the command below to check if you’ve configured the DNS correctly.

cat /etc/resolv.conf
 
If the set-up was successful, it will display the DNS addresses that you’ve specified earlier

check dns servers on Linux

Choose Settings from your Apple TV’s Main Screen.

Apple TV settings

Select on Network.

Apple TV network settings

Select your network connection, Ethernet if you are connected via cable or Wi-Fi if you are using a wireless network.

Apple TV wifi settings

Next, select Configure DNS.

Apple TV dns configuration

By default, this should be set to Automatic. Change this to Manual.

Apple TV manual dns configuration

Enter 054.229.171.243 as your DNS address and choose Done

add smart dns servers into Apple TV

From your Amazon Fire TV homescreen, navigate to Settings.

Firestick TV network settings

Head over to Device > About and select Network.

Take note of the IP Address and Gateway details as you will need this when setting up the connection.

Firestick TV network information

Go back to the Settings page and select Network.

Firestick TV network

Select Configure Network if you are on a Wired connection or select your Wi-Fi network if you are connected wirelessly.

Note: The instructions below were based on a connection to a Wireless network, if you are on a Wired connection, please skip the wireless instructions.

Firestick TV current wifi

If your Wifi network does not show up on this screen, please select See All Networks.

Firestick TV see all networks

Next, forget the Settings of the Wireless network by pressing the Option button (3 lines) that can be found on your remote.

Firestick TV forget wifi settings

Select your Wi-Fi network again and once you’ve entered your password, click on Advanced.

Firestick TV advanced wifi settings

The device network details that we need are the IP Address and Gateway that you note down earlier from the network About page.

IP address: Enter the IP address you noted down earlier.

Firestick TV enter IP address manually

Gateway: Enter the Gateway address you noted down earlier.

Firestick TV enter gateway ip manually

Network Prefix length: Enter 24

Firestick TV enter default network prefix

Enter the following DNS addresses accordingly. (one at a time)

DNS 1: 54.229.171.243

Firestick TV enter dns server 1 manually

DNS 2: 23.21.43.50

Firestick TV enter dns server 2 manually

Finally, select Connect to save the changes.

STEP 3: Check Smart DNS Configuration Status

Now that you’ve configured your device to use the Smart DNS, go to your Account and you should see green checkmarks next to DNS Setup and IP activation.

Smart dns proxy configuration page

Note: If you didn’t get the green checkmarks, simply refresh the page.

Watch Rugby World Cup 2023 Live Stream Online

Once you configured your device to use the Smart DNS service, watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup Live stream via the links below.

Some of the Channels above require you to register for a free account before you can watch their programmes. To do so, expand the link below and follow the instructions.

Once you configured your device to use the Smart DNS service, go to the MYTF1 website.

Next, click on the Se connecter button at the top right.

Register For A Free MYTF1 Account

Now, you can either login with your social accounts or register for a free account. If you wish to login with an account instead, click on Creer un compete link at the bottom.

Register For A Free MYTF1 Account

At the registration page, enter your email address and your password must include;

  • 8 Characters
  • 1 Special character
  • 1 Number
  • 1 Uppercase/lowercase

Then enter a French city Postcode (75000) and scroll down the page.

Register For A Free MYTF1 Account

Check on the website’s policy agreement and click on the Valider et continuer button to proceed.

Register For A Free MYTF1 Account

You will now need to confirm your email address which is sent to your email address.

Register For A Free MYTF1 Account

Once your email has been confirmed, click on Continuer sur MYTF1 button

Register For A Free MYTF1 Account

That’s it! You can now watch MYTF1 TV programmes from anywhere outside of France.

To register, go to ITVX registration page and enter your Email & Password followed by CONTINUE.

Now, enter your Name details and click on Next.

Now, enter your date of birth and click on Next.

For the Postcode field, please ensure that you enter a UK postcode (e.g. E173AA). You can refer to a full list of UK postcodes at the link below:

Doogal UK Postcodes

For account verification, please click on the confirmation link you received in your email.

Once you’ve verified, click on CHOOSE FREE PLAN. You can now go back to ITVX home page and enjoy the streaming.

Note: For Android / iPad / iPhone: If the TV site is redirecting to download their app, you can set your Chrome browser to request for a Desktop site and access it again.

If that didn’t work, you will need to download the TV app from the app/play store.

If you don’t have a French/UK app/play store account, you will not be able to download such apps due to region restrictions. To resolve this, please follow the instructions at the link(s) below:

Rugby World Cup Participating Teams

The Rugby World Cup comprises 20 teams, organized into four groups of five for the initial phase of the tournament.

This year, Chile is making its inaugural appearance in the competition, having triumphed over both the United States and Canada in a qualifying round.

Group AGroup B
New ZealandSouth Africa
FranceIreland
ItalyScotland
UruguayTonga
NamibiaRomania
Group CGroup D
WalesEngland
AustraliaJapan
FijiArgentina
GeorgiaSamoa
PortugalChile

Rugby World Cup Fixtures

DateMatch
Friday, September 8Group A: France vs New Zealand
Saturday, September 9Group A: Italy vs Namibia
Group B: Ireland vs Romania
Group C: Australia vs Georgia
Group D: England vs Argentina
Sunday, September 10Group B: South Africa vs Scotland
Group C: Wales vs Fiji
Group D: Japan vs Chile
Thursday, September 14Group A: France vs Uruguay
Friday, September 15Group A: New Zealand vs Namibia
Saturday, September 16Group B: Ireland vs Tonga
Group C: Wales vs Portugal
Group D: Samoa vs Chile
Sunday, September 17Group B: South Africa vs Romania
Group C: Australia vs Fiji
Group D: England vs Japan
Wednesday, September 20Group A: Italy vs Uruguay
Thursday, September 21Group A: France vs Namibia
Friday, September 22Group D: Argentina vs Samoa
Saturday, September 23Group B: South Africa vs Ireland
Group C: Georgia vs Portugal
Group D: England vs Chile
Sunday, September 24Group B: Scotland vs Tonga
Group C: Wales vs Australia
Wednesday, September 27Group A: Uruguay vs Namibia
Thursday, September 28Group D: Japan vs Samoa
Friday, September 29Group A: New Zealand vs Italy
Saturday, September 30Group B: Scotland vs Romania
Group C: Fiji vs Georgia
Group D: Argentina vs Chile
Sunday, October 1Group B: South Africa vs Tonga
Group C: Australia vs Portugal
Thursday, October 5Group A: New Zealand vs Uruguay
Friday, October 6Group A: France vs Italy
Saturday, October 7Group B: Ireland vs Scotland
Group C: Wales vs Georgia
Group D: England vs Samoa
Sunday, October 8Group B: Tonga vs Romania
Group C: Fiji vs Portugal
Group D: Japan vs Argentina

DateMatches
Saturday, October 14QF1: Group C winner vs Group D runner-up
QF2: Group B winner vs Group A runner-up
Sunday, October 15QF3: Group D winner vs Group C runner-up
QF4: Group A winner vs Group B runner-up
Friday, October 20SF1: QF1 winner vs QF2 winner
Saturday, October 21SF2: QF3 winner vs QF4 winner
Friday, October 27Bronze Final: SF1 loser vs SF2 loser
Saturday, October 28Final: SF1 winner vs SF2 winner

Team Records

TeamChampionsRunners-upThird
New Zealand3 (1987, 2011, 2015)1 (1995)3 (1991, 2003, 2019)
South Africa3 (1995, 2007, 2019)2 (1999, 2015)
Australia2 (1991, 1999)2 (2003, 2015)1 (2011)
England1 (2003)3 (1991, 2007, 2019)
France3 (1987, 1999, 2011)1 (1995)
Wales1 (1987)
Argentina1 (2007)
Scotland
Ireland
Samoa
Fiji
Canada
Japan

How To Watch Rugby World Cup On Apple TV?

ITVX / TF1 apps can be only downloaded if your iTunes account is linked to the UK / French store.

To resolve this, you will need to create a new iTunes account and set France / UK as the region during registration. You can use a name/address generator to fill up the details.

Next, login into your Apple TV using the new iTunes account you created and you should be able to download the TV app from the app store.

How To Watch Rugby World Cup On Fire TV Stick / Android TV?

You will need to install the TV app on your device manually. To do this, follow the instructions at the link(s) below:

Fire TV Stick: Installing app manually

Android TV: Installing app manually

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