While England’s imperious run of form recently came to an end, there is an air of quiet hope about the weakened team selection for these autumn internationals. Will we see a similar performance as Southgate’s young football team in the World Cup and exceed expectations against the best rugby teams in the world?
Whatever your expectations, you’re going to want to watch. Here’s how to catch all the England matches, starting with England vs South Africa before New Zealand, Japan and Australia. Yikes.
When are the England rugby autumn internationals?
- Saturday 3 November 2018 – England vs South Africa (kick off 3pm UK time)
- Saturday 10 November 2018 – England vs New Zealand (kick off 3pm UK time)
- Saturday 17 November 2018 – England vs Japan (kick off 3pm UK time)
- Saturday 24 November 2018 – England vs Australia (kick off 3pm UK time)
At least England has the home advantage for all these matches – they’re all played at Twickenham.
What channel are the England matches on?
All the England matches are exclusive to Sky Sports and will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action live.
If you have Sky Sports, simply tune in. You can sign up for Sky Sports here.
A better option might be to pay for a Now TV Sky Sports pass. This is a no-contract way of watching Sky Sports. Buying a pass means you can stream any Sky Sports channel on your phone, tablet or computer.
Now TV offers a day, week or month pass starting from £7.99 as a one-off payment.
Alternatively, if you're happy to commit to a longer subscription, you can currently buy 9 months of Now TV Sky Sports for just £179 - a big saving considering it's normally more than £300!
Watching the rugby abroad
If you have Sky or Now TV but are on holiday, you can still view your online streaming services by using a VPN.
A VPN is software that allows you to watch geo-restricted content from other countries. We recommend NordVPN, a cheap and reliable VPN.