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Watching sports

Watching your favourite sports on Television can be a challenge in Germany.
We strongly advise against using a VPN to watch it via DSTV.
Please read more about GEMA restrictions

What are the legal options

Pubs and restaurants

If would like to watch it with others, consider visiting an Irish pub in your town, they usually have a television with a subscription to sports channels. It is a good idea to confirm with them what games they will be showing on that day.
If you are close to Bielefeld, there is a South African Restaurant called Howzit, they show most of the major games. In Berlin, visit Outer Africa

Pay channels

If you are lucky ZDF will show some major international games but it is in German. 


RugbyPass for Android 


The following sites seem to offer legal streaming, please refer to their disclaimers. You are responsible for your own legal clarifications. No liability accepted.

  • has some live streams but mostly 7’S
  •– they show Southern Hemisphere games. According to their website “Sanzaar rugby matches are only available in countries where rights to watch your content is available”
  • URC TV –  United Rugby Championships. According to their website there are no limitations for Germany
  • Youtube channels

Radio Stations

You can listen to most games on radio stations. 

Resources on the web


Forums and Groups

We have a sports Forum on our website.
Registered users can access the Rugby and cricket groups


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