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England vs Japan to be streamed on RugbyPass TV

The opening England match of the summer tour against Japan will be aired live on RugbyPass TV. 

The game will be free to watch via the RugbyPass TV website, mobile, tablet, laptop and smart TV.

Commenting on the news, England Rugby Marketing Director Ewan Turney said: “This is an exciting partnership with World Rugby to enable all fans in the UK and Ireland to watch this historic match for free.”

“We know that younger audiences are gravitating towards streaming platforms and fans are watching matches on a multitude of devices so we have chosen this free to air route.”

James Rothwell, Chief Marketing and Content Officer at World Rugby, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with the RFU to provide fans in the UK and Ireland with exclusive access on RugbyPass TV to what will be a historic match, the first official test match between Japan and England in Japan.”

“Provision of world class live content and unique storytelling is core to RugbyPass TV’s mission to broaden rugby’s accessibility and World Rugby Studios will be producing comprehensive coverage for fans on RugbyPass TV, including a pre-match, half-time and post-match show and commentary.”

This will also be England’s first meeting with Eddie Jones since the Australian coach left the England head coach role in 2022.

England and Japan is becoming a fairly regular fixture. They have met three times in the past three times in the past six years, with the last coming in last year’s Rugby World Cup. This will be the first time the sides have met on Japanese soil though.

Following this, Steve Borthwick’s side take on New Zealand in a two-match series.

England’s Summer Series

Credit: IMAGO

Japan v England, Saturday 22 June, National Stadium

New Zealand v England, Saturday 6 July, Forsyth Barr Stadium

New Zealand v England, Saturday 13 July, Eden Park

How to watch England vs Japan on RugbyPass TV

The RugbyPass TV app is free to download on mobile, tablet and laptop. It can also be accessed online via rugbypass.tv.

The game will be free-to-watch.