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Some of our most common questions and answers about The XV

Does The XV stream live match content?

No. The XV does not provide any live match streaming. We are focused on providing a mix of thought-provoking journalism, big-name player interviews, star columns and podcasts brought to you by an experienced editorial team from around the world.

Why is there a paywall?

Our award-winning writers are wholly supported by our member’s subscriptions. The XV prides itself on delivering premium content, without the clickbait, so that readers can enjoy our rugby features in an ad-free environment.

Why do I need to provide payment information to sign up?

The XV offers a 30-day free trial period in which you can cancel or change your membership at any time without being charged.

How do I listen to podcasts?

With a subscription to The XV you will be able to listen to our podcasts directly on your favourite podcast app via your phone or computer. Simply go to and click ‘Listen via your favourite podcast app’ for each podcast and follow the instructions to select your choice of app.

Can I cancel my subscription?

Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time. Simply navigate to the ‘My Account’ page, where you can manage your subscription within the library. Once the cancellation process is complete you will no longer be charged.