The New Zealand v Wales Rugby World Cup Bronze Final will take place on Friday, November 1 at 9 AM GMT (5 AM EST / 6 PM JST local time) at Tokyo Stadium. As you can watch the match from anywhere in the world with a VPN, there’s no need to miss out on the action. Below, we’ll show you how to live stream New Zealand v Wales online for free and the best VPNs to use.
We’ll only be recommending official sources for watching New Zealand v Wales. The problem with unauthorized streams is that they’re often taken offline for copyright infringement. Furthermore, unlicensed sources are typically of poor quality with low-resolution video. You may even find your viewing experience interrupted by excessive lag and buffering. The good news is that you don’t need anything other than an official source because you can live stream New Zealand vs. Wales online for free.
The Rugby World Cup Bronze Final of New Zealand vs. Wales will only be shown on region-locked platforms. This means you’ll need a VPN in order to watch it abroad.
How to watch New Zealand v Wales live online free
We’ll take you through everything from setting up a VPN to finding the perfect live stream, allowing you to watch New Zealand v Wales online free.
Here’s how to watch New Zealand v Wales online free from anywhere:
- The first step is to sign up with a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are also great for live streaming and offer excellent value.
- Next, download and install the appropriate VPN app for your device. The above-recommended VPNs also offer Chrome and Firefox browser extensions.
- Open the VPN app or browser extension and connect to a server in the UK for ITV Hub. In doing so, you’ll receive a UK IP address that will unblock ITV Hub and allow you to watch the match from abroad.
- Sign up for a free ITV Hub account, providing your email address and creating a password. You’ll also be asked for some basic personal details and a UK postcode (and UK postal code is accepted).
- Select an ITV Hub live stream — the content should play without restriction! If it’s still blocked, clearing your browser’s cache and cookies may well fix the problem.
By testing your VPN with ITV Hub (or any other streaming platform) in advance, you can reduce the risk of any last-minute hiccups. If there are any issues, try contacting your VPN’s customer support for further assistance.
How to live stream New Zealand v Wales free on UK TV
ITV has the broadcasting rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. It has broadcast every single match and will be showing the New Zealand v Wales Bronze Final (as well as the England vs. South Africa Final). You can watch online for free via ITV Hub. This requires the creation of an ITV Hub account (it’s free) and some basic personal information such as your name and date of birth. You’ll also need to enter a UK postal code (any UK postcode will do).
Note that you’ll need a VPN in order to live stream New Zealand v Wales abroad (outside the UK). That’s because ITV Hub content is region-locked. Fortunately, ExpressVPN unblocks ITV Hub and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it out and cancel within this period to receive a full refund, no questions asked.
Where else can I watch New Zealand v Wales live online?
Looking for another way to watch New Zealand v Wales? Take a look at some of the alternatives below as well as this list of official Rugby World Cup 2019 broadcasters.
The Rugby World Cup Bronze Final between New Zealand and Wales will be available on Spark Sport. If you’re already a subscriber, you’ll be able to watch this match and the final at no extra cost. Alternatively, you can buy a Spark Sport Tournament Pass for $89.99 NZD, though the Rugby World Cup Match Pass ($24.99) makes more sense at this stage. To watch Spark Sport abroad, connect to a VPN server in New Zealand.
Another way to watch New Zealand v Wales online for free is on RTÉ. One advantage of this option is that you don’t need to sign up for any account in order to live stream the match. Simply make sure you’re connected to an Irish VPN server (which will get you an Irish IP address) then go to RTÉ Player. The content should then be unblocked and available to watch from abroad.
If you’re an Eir Broadband customer, there’s also the option of watching the match on Eir Sport via the Eir Sport app at no extra cost. Eir Sport can also be added to Sky TV packages for €14.99 a month or €299 yearly. Like RTÉ Player, Eir Sport is geo-restricted but a VPN lets you watch content outside Ireland.
New Zealand v Wales will be shown live on NBC Sports Gold. In order to watch, you’ll need to purchase a Rugby World Cup Pass. While there is an option to access the entire knockout stages for $99.99 USD, this makes little sense now that there are only two remaining games. As such, your best bet is buying the single match pass for $34.99.
NBC Sports Gold is geo-restricted but can be unblocked by connecting to a VPN’s US server.
Network 10 holds the free-to-air rights for the Rugby World Cup in Australia. This means you’ll be able to live stream the match for free via its 10 Play streaming platform. There’s no need to sign up for an account to watch.
Australia also has a few paid options. If you’re a Foxtel TV subscriber, you can watch live on Fox Sports via the Foxtel Go app. There’s also the cable-free option of Foxtel Now for $40 AUD monthly. Kayo Sports ($25 per month) will also show New Zealand vs. Wales. All of the above options require you to connect to a server in Australia to live stream abroad.
What should I know about the New Zealand v Wales Rugby World Cup match?
New Zealand is the strong favorite to win the Rugby World Cup Bronze Final against Wales. Although New Zealand suffered a surprise 19-7 semi-final loss to England, they have won the last two Rugby World Cups. Furthermore, the All Blacks have a dominant record against Wales. The two international teams have met on a total of 34 occasions with New Zealand winning 31 games. Wales narrowly lost 16–19 in their semi-final match versus South Africa, the same team that knocked them out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.