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.


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.


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) from 9am GMT / 11am SAST / 5am ET / 2am PT in time to live stream the match.


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.




We can see why you’d want to watch the familiar old UK coverage while you’re away on holiday or abroad on business, but the Rugby World Cup is of course being shown all over the world (albeit, not necessarily for free).

Specifically, we have listed the official broadcasters for Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada as follows:

Watch the rugby in Australia
Want to see how these teams get on from Down Under? You’ll have to pay for the privilege as it will be exclusively broadcast on Fox Sports or via the Kayo Sports streaming service at 7pm AEST.

Watch the rugby in New Zealand
Now that we’ve reached final stage, TVNZ is providing free, live coverage. So nice and easy if you’re waiting to see who’ll reach the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.

Watch the rugby in the US
NBC is the official Rugby World Cup broadcaster in the US, with the likes of Fubo and Sling TV offering shorter subscription services if you don’t want to commit to cable. You’ll need to subscribe to NBC Sports Gold’s Rugby World Cup Pass for the most extensive live coverage without any commercial breaks. It’s $99.99 for the entire tournament or $34.99 per game. Prepare for an early start though, as kick-off is 5am ET / 2am PT.

Watch the rugby in Canada
It’s TSN in Canada if you want the local coverage of the England vs South Africa match. That means you’ll need cable to watch.

Ideal if you’re in one of those countries, but there’s no need to worry if you’re abroad and still want to watch your domestic Rugby World Cup live stream. Cast your eyes upward to learn how to watch the showdown as it happens with a VPN.

England and South Africa have gone about their business quietly in Tokyo this week, avoiding the barbs, cheap shots, claims and counter-claims that have marked the buildup to the other Rugby World Cup semifinal this weekend.

New Zealand vs. England, complete with their global PR and headline-grabbing coaches, was the glamour fixture.

It has left England vs. the Springboks as something of an afterthought, which is slightly unwarranted given the teams’ form in 2019.

The protagonists in Sunday’s second semifinal in Yokohama have lost just one competitive match between them this year — and that was South Africa’s pool-stage defeat to the All Blacks at this World Cup.


They are hardened test-match teams that have almost forgotten what it feels like to lose.

But one has to come off second best in what is expected to be a brutally physical test at the International Stadium.

“It won’t be the prettiest game in the world,” England coach Warren Gatland said Friday.

The Welsh haven’t tasted defeat in a match of any meaning since March last year in the Six Nations. That’s 19 months ago.

The long goodbye to Gatland, their coach of 12 years, could yet end at the country’s first ever World Cup final. Now that would be some way to go out.

The South Africans won the southern-hemisphere Rugby Championship title, drawing against the All Blacks in New Zealand along the way, and have eight victories in 10 matches this calendar year. Under Rassie Erasmus, their coach since March 2018, they’ve gone back to what they know best — being physical, dominating the set piece, a disciplined kick-and-chase game.

It often isn’t pretty, but it’s highly effective. The same can be said for England’ basic, low-risk style of play under Gatland.

“It’s going to be two sides tactically really trying to figure each other out, feel each other out for the first 20 to 30 minutes,” South Africa flyhalf Handre Pollard said, “and then enforcing whatever plan we made all week, and trying to put the pressure on them.”

“It’s not a gameplan or rugby with a lot of flair in it,” he added, “but it’s suffocating.”

By taking away the set piece and keeping the ball in play as much as possible, England has managed to nullify South Africa’s biggest threat in the teams’ recent meetings. The Springboks had only lost one test to England in 108 years before a 12-6 loss at Cardiff in 2014 — they’ve lost four more times since.

Gatland might have South Africa worked out. It’s the opposite to how he felt last week ahead the quarterfinal match against France, the most unpredictable team in world rugby.England squeezed home, 20-19.

“I’m more looking forward to this game than I was last week,” Gatland said, “and more confident about this game than we probably were against France.”

When the Rugby Championship winners take on the Six Nations Grand Slam champions, each side will be missing arguably its most explosive back.

A day after winger Cheslin Kolbe was left out by South Africa because of an ankle injury, England announced that fullback Liam Williams would be playing no further part in the World Cup after hurting his ankle in an accidental collision in training.

“At this stage of the tournament,” Gatland said, “you are always going to lose a couple of quality players.”

Erasmus has again selected six forwards on his bench, signalling his intentions. Gatland talked about how he expects both teams to play for territory and keep it tight.

Don’t expect a running rugby classic.

Do we have another Rugby World Cup final classic on our hands? There’s nothing in it between the Welsh and the Springboks and nerves of fans around the world are shredding! A place in the Rugby World Cup final is at stake, but which team will run out as winners? Watch the action as it happens with our England vs South Africa live stream guide.


The second RWC final takes place at the 72,327 capacity Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.

Today’s game kicked off at 6pm JST local time – so that’s a 9am GMT start for England fans and folks tuning in from the UK, and a 11am SAST kick-off for Springboks supporters looking to cheer on their side from South Africa.

England scraped through by the finest of margins in the closing stages of their quarter-final against France, and will have to be improve if they are to make next week’s final.

The Springboks have improved as the tournament has gone on, going about their business somewhat under the radar, and go into the game as slight favourites.

South Africa showed plenty of discipline in their quarter-final victory over Japan, resisting wave upon wave of the host nation’s attacks before running out comfortable winners, and they’ll likely need to show similar resilience against a talented Welsh side on Sunday.

Jonathan Davies looks set to return at centre for the Welsh after he missed out against France because of a knee injury, but the news isn’t so good regarding back-rower Josh Navidi who has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a hamstring injury.

England await and you can watch all the action from pretty much anywhere on Earth by following our Rugby World Cup England vs South Africa live stream guide below.

How to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from outside your country

If you’re abroad for any of the Rugby World Cup somewhere that doesn’t show the rugby and don’t want to miss out on catching the coverage from your home country, you’ll inevitably find it geo-blocked when you try to stream online. But don’t sweat. With the option of a VPN, you can tune into those fixtures no matter where you are in the world without resorting to some dodgy feed on Reddit.

And best of all, it’s really easy to do (or read on for details on how to stream coverage from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA).


We’ve tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend ExpressVPN as our out-and-out favourite. As well as boasting speedy connections, super strength security, wonderful simplicity to use and adapatbility with loads of mobile and TV streaming devices, Express VPN also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee allowing you to give it a try without committing fully.

That said this #1 rated best VPN in the world right now is also really reasonably prices and you can sign up for an annual plan to get 49% off and 3 months extra absolutely FREE.

Setting things up is super simple. Once you’ve chosen you’re VPN provider and installed their software, you simply open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location. Choose any country showing the Rugby World Cup and watch as if you were in that part of the world.

How to stream England live in the UK for FREE

The great news for Rugby fans in the UK is that ITV has the live broadcast rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will be showing all remaining matches free-to-air across various ITV platforms.

This England vs South Africa final will be shown live on ITV 1 with kick-off at 9am BST.

If you’re not in the UK but want to catch up with ITV’s World Cup coverage, then you’ll need a VPN to relocate your IP to the UK and get around the region restrictions. Just follow those instructions above.


Live stream the Springboks game in South Africa


Live coverage of this second Rugby World Cup final will be shown in South Africa on subscription service SuperSport, which holds exclusive live broadcast rights for the tournament in the region. It’s set to kick off at 11am SAST and will be shown on SuperSport 1.

If you’re away from the TV you can also watch the match via the network’s streaming service for PC and Mac as well as via SuperSports’ dedicated app.

If you want to catch SuperSports coverage but are out of the country, you can use a VPN using this guide.

How to live stream England vs South Africa in Australia for FREE

Today’s match will be shown live on paid-for service Fox Sports which has the rights every match of tournament live via its dedicated Rugby World Cup channel. Kick-off time is 7pm AEST.

Australians can also live stream all the Rugby World Cup action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand. Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

If you’re looking to watch coverage from abroad you’ll need a VPN.

How to watch England vs South Africa in New Zealand FREE

Today’s match, along with the final, will be shown live and free-to-air in New Zealand via TVNZ. Kick-off is at 9pm NZST on Sunday evening.

Additionally, streaming service Spark Sport has snagged the rights to show all matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup live.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC, plus Apple and Android phones and tablets. You can also watch on Chromecast and selected Samsung TVs, with plans to make the app available on Apple TV and Smart TVs later in the year.

Spark had been offering a $89.99 Tournament Pass to cover every match or you could alternatively buy single matches for $24.99, however most rugger fans will quite sensibly now opt for TVNZ’s free offering at this stage.

If you’re outside New Zealand and want to watch the coverage from TVNZ or Spark Sport, you can use one of our favorite VPNs above and watch the coverage from another nation.

How to live stream England vs South Africa in the US

In the US, NBC Sports is the official broadcaster for the Rugby World Cup 2019 so you’ll need to sign-up if you’re not already receiving this channel. Kick off for Sunday’s match is at 5am ET and 2am PT.

For the most extensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, which is offering a Rugby World Cup Pass for $99.99, delivering live, on-demand and commercial free coverage of the tournament. Single matches can also be purchased for $34.99

Cable cutter, but still want to watch the Rugby World Cup? You can also watch via one of the below TV streaming services. They’re fast becoming the best way to watch otherwise cable-only shows and sports – and they pretty much all have a free trial, too:

  • Hulu with Live TV$40 per month – Hulu with Live TV includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
  • FuboTV$35 for the first month – FuboTV gives you the first month at a discounted rate but after that the price increases to $45 a month. The service includes CBS, Fox, NBC and the NFL Network but does not come with ESPN.
  • DirecTV Now$50 per month – DirecTV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and for $5 extra you can add the NFL Network.
  • YouTubeTV$40 per month – YouTubeTV gives you access to CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.

Which Is the Best New Zealand vs South Africa Live TV Streaming Service?

The two most significant deciding factors when choosing which TV streaming provider to use are 1) pEast Carolina and 2) channel selection.

In terms of value for money, YouTube TV offers the most premium channels for the pEast Carolina. However, if you want a full lineup that’s akin to your cable package, then PlayStation Vue’s Ultra plan is the way to go. If sports are your thing, then FuboTV is the best option.

At the budget end, Sling Blue and Orange are infinitely better than Philo and WatchTV thanks to the inclusion of some sports content and local channels.

Important note: If you want to watch a channel from other country you will need a VPN to change your location to that country as most of the channel streams on the internet are geo-blocked. Even if you want to stream a channel in your country is highly recommended to use a VPN to keep your traffic anonymous as your internet provider may not like it and block your access or slow down your connection. Check here for the best VPN to watch live sports.


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