The Women’s World Cup Rugby is a quadrennial tournament that usually takes place in August. The 2017 edition will take place on August 9th and finish on August 26th. This year is notable because it has only been 3 years since the last competition. That was done to reset the timing, so it did not interfere with the Olympics.
The first cup was held in 1991 in Wales. Then, the winner was the United States. Since then, the only other teams to win have been England and New Zealand. There are 12 participating nations in the tournament, and they are divided into 4 groups of 3.
Here are some of the ways you can enjoy the cup. If you are traveling outside the US, be sure to connect to a VPN to watch.
Use NBC Sports Gold to watch Women’s World Cup Rugby
NBC Sports Gold is the way to watch your favorite sport without the need for a cable or satellite subscription. It does not go with a single event, but a group of events. You pay a flat amount for a “pass” in each category, and the passes last for a set period of time. Be sure to check the website for lengths. The categories are cycling, pro motocross, track and field, and rugby. Prices start at $39.99 for the cycling package, and can be $69.99 for the track and field pass. The Rugby pass is $59.99.
Devices you can view the different packages may vary. However, all can be watched on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Mac, and Windows. Check the website for additional devices that can be used with your pass. Roku can be used with some of them.
Using Sling TV to stream the Women’s World Cup Rugby
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch the race. This affordable option gives you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. If you are a cord cutter or thinking of becoming one, the service is only a fraction of the cost. Of course, prices and number of streams available vary based on the plan you choose. You can try Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service.
The Sling TV service may be watched on your favorite television by using streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are other devices supported, so you may want to check their website for the latest list.
Use FuboTV to watch Women’s World Cup Rugby
FuboTV is a popular streaming service that primarily targets sports fans. There are more than 60 channels that are offered for a monthly rate of $35 with no contract. That includes channels like NBCSN, Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and others in HD quality. As with Sling TV, you are allowed to use the login information from your account to access the apps of the channels you have subscribed to. Sign up for their 7-day free trial to get started.
The service may be enjoyed on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices. Be aware that the service will only let you stream on two devices at a time. However, you do have the option to record via cloud DVR so you can re-watch the event or save it for later.
Using PlayStation Vue to watch Women’s World Cup Rugby
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $30 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports, but gives you other popular choices as well. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime, and more for additional fees. It is one of the only services to offer the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to stream the event.
Us DirecTV Now to stream Women’s World Cup Rugby
DirecTV Now is the stand alone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though some of the streaming services we mention here are focused more on sports, this one has the goal of being a total package. It provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include NBCSN, ESPN, Fox, TNT, and many others. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV. That can be a real advantage if you miss part of the the matches.