Success: Due to the high tournament viewing figures, the cost of broadcasting rights has soared Getty Images Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Fast becoming one of the most anticipated and watched sporting events in the world, the rights to televise the Rugby World Cup every four years have become sought after by most broadcasting companies. Considering the tournament was a huge success, the costs have soared.
We're now at the quarter final stages, with eight teams remaining. But when are these games and how can you watch them?
Will the RWC quarter-finals throw up any shocks? Shares Image credit: Shutterstock The pool stages are done at the Rugby World Cup and we now know who the last eight teams are.
Read on to find out. Certain to be the most enthusiastically supported game of the quarter finals, will seventh-ranked Japan defy the odds to topple fifth-ranked South Africa? It's going to be a must-watch match.
It will be refereed by Wayne Barnes. Japan hosts - remember the time difference The big thing to remember for the Rugby World Cup is that games are being played in the afternoon or evening in Japan, meaning that if you are in the UK, they will be played in the morning.
The first game kicked off at in Japan, which was in the UK. Where can I watch the Rugby World Cup? That means the games are free to watch for anyone in the UK.
You'll also be able to livestream the games via the ITV Hub. You'll have to sign-up for an account and verify your email address - after that you can stream through a browser or via the app on your smartphone or tablet. Not in the UK.
ITV will be showing it in HD, but that's as far as it goes.
If you want 4K coverage, you'll have to watch Foxtel in Australia.