How to watch Japan vs England FOR FREE: TV channel and live stream for rugby today

How to watch Japan vs England FOR FREE: TV channel and live stream for rugby today

England face Japan today as their summer tour officially gets underway.

Steve Borthwick’s side head to the National Stadium in Tokyo for a one-off fixture in hot and humid conditions that serves as an important warm-up for their daunting two-Test series away in New Zealand next month.


The match also sees former long-serving England head coach Eddie Jones go up against his former team for the very first time since being sacked after a seven-year spell in charge at Twickenham that ended with his sacking in December 2022.

It is a chance for Borthwick’s men to lay down a significant marker ahead of arguably rugby’s toughest task playing against the formidable All Blacks in their own backyard, having made more progress during the Six Nations to follow their surprise run to the World Cup semi-finals in France in the autumn.

Where to watch Japan vs England

TV channel: For the first time in decades, a senior men’s England rugby international is not being broadcast live on television in the UK.

Live stream: Instead the match is available to watch live and for free online via World Rugby’s streaming service, RugbyPass TV.

Those looking to watch along will first need to create an account for free. You can then view the game either on their website or in the app, with the option to cast to your TV via Chromecast or Airplay.

RugbyPass TV will also have highlights afterwards and a full match replay, while highlights will also be made available on the official England Rugby YouTube channel.

Live blog: You won’t miss anything from Saturday’s game - England’s first-ever Test away against Japan - with Standard Sport’s live blog.