Wherever you are in the world, if you love your sevens, we’ve got you covered
Elia Canakaivata of Fiji in action (Gallo/Getty Images)
How to watch the Sevens World Cup
After a season of rollercoaster action, when Australia men and women won the World Rugby Sevens Series and the Blitzboks took the Commonwealth Games title alongside Aussie women, we’ve reached the Sevens World Cup in Cape Town.
Can New Zealand defend their men’s and women’s titles from four years ago? Can Australia maintain championship form? Will a rank outsider triumph in this knock-out tournament? An intriguing final day lie ahead.
So here’s how you can watch the event in many of the world’s major rugby markets.
If you are watching from the UK, you can get a live stream from the match centre on the official website.
If you are searching for a deal for broadband, NOW offer broadband packages, from £18 a month.
Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, India, Denmark, Cypress, Belgium, Barbados, Russia, Samoa, Romania, Tonga and Turkey (amongst others) can also access the live feed via the official website.
For fans in Ireland, you can keep up with the progress of the men’s and women’s sides via the RTE Player.
Ireland women face Brazil and the men have England on Day One.
If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local rugby coverage of the Sevens World Cup, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.
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In Australia, you can keep up with the action via BeIn Sport as the Aussies hunt yet more gold.
Both men and women are through to the quarter-finals of the Championship event, with the women playing England and the men playing France.
Canal + have the rights for the Sevens World Cup in France.
Their men face Australia in the Championship quarter-finals, while the women face Fijiana.
Sevens is huge in Fiji and their live stream – via Fiji TV – is not only available in Fiji, but all over the region. American Samoa, the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Nieu, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, can all watch the Fiji TV stream.
Fijiana face France in the women’s Championship quarters, while the men have Samoa.
New Zealand are the reigning World Cup champions, after both sides triumphed in San Francisco eight years ago.
You can track their progress from New Zealand if you have access to Spark. The men have a tricky Championship quarter-final against Argentina, while the women have Ireland in their quarter-final.
The host broadcaster is SuperSport. If you want to track the home sides’ progress then they are the place to start.
On day two of the event, South Africa women have Japan in the Challenge quarter-finals, while the Blitzboks again end the day’s action, this time facing Ireland men in the Championship quarters.
The broadcaster in the United States is NBC as they track the whole tournament.  That means you can also get to the action via Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.
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