The Australia v Fiji Rugby World Cup 2019 match will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 5:45 AM BST (13:45 JST local time). This will be the first Pool D fixture to be played at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the match will be held at the Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Japan. Below, we’ll let you know how to live stream the Australia v Fiji fixture, whether you’re at home or abroad.
We’re only recommending official sources for watching Australia v Fiji live online. While there will be plenty of unauthorized streams for this event, we think these are best avoided. Not only can they be shut down during the match, but they’re also usually of poor quality, with overall performance issues and severe lag. Besides, there’s no need for unofficial streams because you can live stream Australia v Fiji online for free.
Australia v Fiji will only be broadcast live on region-locked services. This means that you’ll need a VPN to watch the Rugby World Cup online free if you’re outside of a supported country.
How to watch Australia v Fiji live online free
You don’t have to miss out on the action of the Rugby World Cup just because you’re abroad. With the help of a VPN, you can watch Australia v Fiji wherever you are.
Here’s how to watch the Australia v Fiji Rugby game from anywhere:
- Sign up for a suitable VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN but NordVPN and CyberGhost are also excellent at unblocking geo-restricted platforms such as ITV Hub.
- Download and install the VPN app or browser extension for your device.
- Open the VPN app or browser extension and connect to a server in the country of the service you want to use to watch Australia v Fiji. For example, you’d use a UK server to watch on ITV.
- Go to ITV Hub and create a free account if you don’t have one already. You’ll be asked for your name, date of birth, postcode and an email address and password.
- Test your VPN on ITV by selecting one of the available live streams. The content should be unblocked and available to watch.
If you’re still having trouble, we recommend you clear your browser’s cache and cookies. This ensures that the website in question forgets your true IP address and location and recognizes that of your new VPN. It’s also a good idea to try more than one server in case the IP address you’re using has been blacklisted. Last but not least, your VPN’s customer support may be able to provide further assistance.
How to live stream Australia v Fiji online free on UK TV
Just as it did in 2011 and 2015, ITV has secured the broadcasting rights for the 2019 (and 2023) Rugby World Cup. This means that rugby fans in the UK can watch live and free of charge, either on traditional TV or online, via ITV Hub. You will have to register before you can watch anything, but this only takes a second. Note that while ITV Hub asks for your postcode, it doesn’t check whether you actually live there, making it possible to sign up from anywhere.
While this streaming service is region-locked and only available in the UK, you can still watch it abroad. However, you’ll need a UK IP address which you can get by connecting to one of your VPN’s British servers.
Where else can I watch Australia v Fiji live online?
The Rugby World Cup attracts plenty of interest which means there’s no shortage of options to watch Australia v Fiji live online:
RTÉ will air 14 Rugby World Cup 2019 matches live on TV on RTÉ2. This includes all of Ireland’s games as well as the knockout stages and a daily highlights show. What’s more, the matches will also be available to watch live online for free via RTÉ Player. While you don’t need to create an account in order to watch RTÉ Player online, you’ll need a VPN if you’re outside Ireland.
The primary rights holder for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Ireland is Eir Sport which will be broadcasting all 48 games live. However, it’s worth knowing that this option is not available for free (unless you already an existing Eir broadband customer). Sky customers can subscribe to an Eir Sport package for a monthly price of €29.99 or €299 annually.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 will be available to watch on NBC Sports in the United States. While only some matches will be broadcast on TV, all of the matches will be available to watch on NBC Sports Gold –the network’s sports streaming service.
In order to watch, you’ll have to purchase the Rugby World Cup Pass. This is available for $199.99 USD, however, you can also purchase a Single Match Pass for $29.99. It’s worth noting that this platform offers different passes in different countries; for instance, the Rugby World Cup pass is only available in the US. As such, you’ll need a US IP address in order to purchase it and watch this match abroad.
If you’re in Australia, you’ll be able to watch all 48 games of the Rugby World Cup on Fox Sports on TV and online via Foxtel Go. This requires a Foxtel Sports subscription which is available for $4.99 AUD per month or $49.99 annually. Two dedicated, 24-hour channels will be available (in HD on Fox Sports 503 and in 4K Ultra HD on RWC 4K).
While Fox Sports requires a paid subscription, Network Ten hold the free-to-air rights. It will broadcast 10 games live and on catch-up, for free. This includes all of Australia’s group games (including Australia vs Fiji) as well as the knockout stages. You’ll be able to watch live on TV on Network Ten or online via the network’s 10 Play platform. If you’re outside Australia, you’ll need an Australian IP address in order to access Fox Sports or Network Ten.
Can I use a free VPN to watch Australia v Fiji live online?
While there are free-to-air options for watching Australia v Fiji, there aren’t too many free VPNs that can unblock the required services. Unfortunately, free VPNs are often very unreliable when it comes to unblocking geo-blocked websites and services like ITV Hub and RTÉ Player. In fact, even those that do work tend to be too slow for streaming with regular interruptions and frequent dips in quality.
There are a number of other reasons why you shouldn’t waste your time with free VPNs. In particular, free VPNs are often very limited in terms of features. For example, some fail to use encryption to keep your data secure. Sadly, some free VPNs even track your browsing history before selling it to third parties. Instead, it’s better to use a service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to try it risk-free.
What should I know about the Australia v Fiji Rugby World Cup match?
The Australia V Fiji match is a Pool D fixture. The two nations have met on 21 occasions with Australia winning 18 times. Indeed, the last time Fiji defeated Australia was in 1954. The most recent meeting between the two teams took place in June 2017 when Australia won 37-14 in the 2017 mid-year rugby union internationals.
Australia are, at the time of writing ranked 6th in the world while Fiji are ranked 9th. While Australia have won the Rugby World Cup on two occasions (1991 and 1999), Fiji’s highest finish has been the quarter-finals in 1987 and 2007. Needless to say, Australia are the heavy favorites to win this 2019 Rugby World Cup match.
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- 2 How to live stream Australia v Fiji online free on UK TV
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