The England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup Final will take place on Saturday, November 2 at 9 AM GMT (5 AM EST / 6 PM JST local time) at International Stadium Yokohama. Don’t worry; you don’t need to travel all the way to Japan or pay top dollar for an expensive live stream to watch the match. In fact, you can watch England vs South Africa online for free with a VPN.
We’re only recommending official sources for watching England vs South Africa. While there will be a lot of unauthorized live streams of the Rugby World Cup final, they’re just not worth your time. That’s because they’re often low resolution and prone to poor performance including excessive lag and buffering. Worse still, unlicensed streams may be taken offline for copyright infringement. Luckily, you don’t have to risk missing the match because you can watch it online free via a number of official sources.
The Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa will only be shown on region-locked platforms. This means you’ll need a VPN in order to watch the match abroad.
How to watch England vs South Africa live online free
You don’t need to spend hours looking for a live stream of England vs South Africa. We’ll tell you the best options for watching the Rugby World Cup final online free. We’ll also explain how to use a VPN to watch from abroad.
Here’s how to watch England vs South Africa online free with a VPN:
- Sign up with a quality VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost offer great value and are perfect for live streaming.
- Download and install the appropriate VPN app or browser extension for your device.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the UK for ITV Hub, Australia for 10 Play, or Ireland for RTÉ. You’ll then receive a UK, Australian, or Irish IP address for unblocking the geo-restricted content abroad.
- Go to ITV Hub and sign up for a free account, providing your name, date of birth, email address, and UK postcode (any UK postal code is accepted). Note that you don’t need to create an account to watch via 10 Play or RTÉ.
- Go to your preferred streaming platform (for example ITV Hub) and select a live stream. The content should play without restriction.
If you’re connected to a VPN and the content is still blocked, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies. Alternatively, your VPN’s customer support should be able to provide further assistance. It makes sense to test your VPN in advance of the England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup final to avoid disappointment.
How to live stream England vs South Africa free on UK TV
ITV has broadcast every single Rugby World Cup match and will also be showing the final. In order to watch England vs South Africa online free, simply go to ITV Hub and sign up for a free account. Aside from providing an email address and creating a password, you’ll be asked for some basic details including your name and date of birth. Note that while a British postcode is also required, any valid UK postal code will be accepted.
To live stream England vs South Africa abroad, you’ll need to connect to a UK server for a UK IP address. The reason for this is that ITV Hub content is region-locked. Fortunately, it’s easy to unblock ITV Hub with ExpressVPN which comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can try it out for yourself and get a full refund within 30 days, no questions asked.
Where else can I watch England vs South Africa live online?
The good news is that there are plenty of official Rugby World Cup broadcasters to choose from. Here are just a few of the options available:
If you’re a SuperSport subscriber, you can live stream England vs South Africa at no extra cost. All you need to do is log in via your DStv account. Keep in mind that DStv services can only be installed in Sub-Saharan African countries which means it’s not possible to sign up from abroad. However, existing SuperSport customers can still watch abroad by obtaining a South African IP address via a VPN.
RTÉ will air England vs South Africa online for free via RTÉ Player. While you’ll need an Irish IP address to live stream the event from abroad, you don’t have to create an account. Simply connect to a server in Ireland and you’ll be able to unblock RTÉ Player from anywhere in the world.
Eir Broadband customers can watch England vs South Africa via Eir Sport as part of their subscription. All you have to do is go to the Eir Sport app to watch online. If you don’t have Eir Sport, you can add it to your Sky TV package for €14.99 a month or €299 per year. Again, you’ll need to connect to an Irish server if you want to live stream outside Ireland.
Network 10 will be showing the Rugby World Cup final for free via the 10 Play platform. This is only available in Australia but can be unblocked by using a VPN to get an Australian IP address. One advantage 10 Play has over ITV Hub is that you don’t have to create an account to watch live. All you need to do is connect to a server in Australia and you’re good to go.
England vs South Africa will also be available on Fox Sports. If you’re a Foxtel TV subscriber, you can watch via the Foxtel Go app as part of your subscription. However, there are a couple of options that don’t require the commitment of a long-term contract. Foxtel Now ($40 AUD per month) and Kayo Sports ($25 monthly) will both air the match. Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll need a VPN to watch outside Australia.
By purchasing a Rugby World Cup Single Match Pass for $34.99 USD, you can watch England vs South Africa on NBC Sports Gold. This allows you to watch the match live as well as on-demand. However, it’s worth knowing that NBC Sports Gold geo-blocked and only available in the US. To live stream the match outside the US, you’ll need a VPN and US IP address.
What should I know about the England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup final?
England is considered the favorites to win the Rugby World Cup following their surprise semi-final victory over New Zealand. Now ranked 1st in the world, England is aiming to win the tournament for the second time. South Africa has a world ranking of 2nd and has won the Rugby World Cup on two occasions. The Springboks will look to their strong record against England to carry them through; they have won 25 of the 42 games played, with England winning just 15.