Live – England vs South Africa are in the Final of a war – the second 2019 Rugby World Cup final. The former have never made the grandest stage in the sport, the latter are two times champions – but who’ll win this one remains anybody’s guess. ITV is showing the match in its entirety as it happens and you can get an England vs South Africa live stream from the 2019 Rugby World Cup anywhere on Earth by following this guide.
Final: England v South Africa
Where: International Stadium, Yokohama
When: Saturday, 0900 GMT
Live stream: Click here
Of the two sides, it’s England that have the 100% winning record at this year’s tournament. They came up with a huge victory against Australia in the pool stage, before squeezing past a 14-man France last weekend in the quarters. England’s impetus really comes from their formidable pack and the likes of Ken Owens, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty and inspirational captain Alun Wyn Jones. And although Liam Williams will miss out at full-back, the equally experienced Leigh Halfpenny should prove a more than able deputy.
To be fair, the Spingboks’ sole loss to date came against the All Blacks on the first weekend of this Rugby World Cup. And even that was a loss of only small margins. They’ve perhaps been the dark horses in Japan, dispatching their other opponents with ruthless efficiency – including the much-fancied hosts in the quarter-finals. Fly-half Handrè Pollard’s boot has put him among the highest scorers of the tournament, while winger Makazole Mapimpi is equal top try scorer. Plus, South Africa have beaten England in both of the last two Rugby World Cups.
So get in front of your TV, laptop or mobile device and watch England take on the Springboks in Yokohama. So read on to discover how to get a England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup live stream for free – it doesn’t even matter where in the world you happen to be.
LIVE STREAM ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA ONLINE FOR FREE IN THE UK
ITV is your destination of choice if you’re in the UK and wanting to settle down for a Sunday morning of international rugby. The coverage for this game started at 7.30am GMT on ITV, with kick-off at 9am.
If you want to watch online rather than on TV then get straight over to the ITV Hub, which will also be showing the action. You can download the hub app to your Android or iOS mobile or tablet as well. And there are also hub apps available for media streamers such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast.
HOW TO WATCH A RUGBY WORLD CUP LIVE STREAM FROM ABROAD
The good news is that even if you’re overseas this weekend, the Rugby World Cup is being shown live on TV pretty much the world over – so you should easily be able to catch up with the coverage from where you are. But if you’re somewhere that the match isn’t being shown and try to tune into your usual domestic coverage online you’ll soon discover that it’s geo-blocked.
So that you don’t miss out, you could try using a VPN – or Virtual Private Network – which allows you to change the IP address of your laptop or mobile so that you appear to be back in your home country. It’s encrypted, making it a safer way to navigate the web as well. Thanks to its speed, security and simplicity to use, we’d recommend ExpressVPN as our first choice. Indeed, we like it so much, we gave it a coveted T3 Award!
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Once it’s been downloaded and installed, open the app and select a UK server location (it’s super easy) and then head over to either of the ITV Hub or (our preferred choice) TVPlayer.com from 9am GMT / 11am SAST / 5am ET / 2am PT in time to live stream the match.
HOW TO WATCH THE SPRINGBOKS IN SOUTH AFRICA
As far as we can see, the only way to watch the Springboks at home is via the paid-for service SuperSport. That seems like a real shame at this stage of a major rugby tournament, but the broadcaster put the money down to get exclusive broadcast rights.
If you’re happy to pay for the game, you’ll be able to watch on TV, too. And you’ll need the SuperSport app to catch the game live on mobile devices.