Several matches of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup from New Zealand will be available to watch for free on NBC and Universal Sports. You should search your television guide for Universal Sports, which will air seven matches live from New Zealand. The NBC broadcasts will air the same day but on a delay. For those of you without a TV service provider, you might try getting the channels free over-the-air using an antenna. If you want to watch all matches in the World Cup tournament, you’ll have to purchase an online package from universalsports.com. Individual matches are also available to purchase from Universal Sports or via PPV.
Here’s the TV broadcast schedule for the 2011 Rugby World Cup:
On NBC (aired free same day but with delay):
U.S. vs. Ireland on 9/11
New Zealand vs. Canada on 10/2
RWC Finals on 10/23
Universal Sports (aired LIVE for free):
Opening Ceremonies on 9/9
New Zealand vs. Tonga on 9/9
U.S. vs. Russia on 9/15
U.S. vs. Australia on 9/23
U.S. vs. Italy on 9/27
RWC Semifinals on 10/15 & 10/16
RWC Bronze Final on 10/21
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