The England v New Zealand Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-final will take place on Saturday, October 26 at 9 AM BST (4 AM EST / 5 PM JST local time). A matchup between the top two ranked teams, it has all the makings of a classic. Luckily, there’s no reason to miss out on any of the action; below, we’ll explain how to live stream England v New Zealand online for free, even if you’re abroad, using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
We’ll only be recommending official sources for watching England v New Zealand. While there’ll likely be plenty of unauthorized sources, they’re just not worth the risk. They may be taken offline for copyright infringement or spoil your enjoyment due to poor resolution video and excessive lag or buffering. Fortunately, as you can watch England v New Zealand online for free from abroad, you don’t need to have to worry about missing crucial moments of this Rugby World Cup semi-final due to poor stream quality.
While you can watch England v New Zealand online for free, you’ll need a VPN to watch from abroad. That’s because the match will only be shown on region-locked platforms.
How to watch England vs New Zealand live online free
Never used a VPN before? Here’s a quick and easy guide to live streaming England v New Zealand for free from anywhere in the world:
- Sign up for a high-quality VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are also worth considering as they offer excellent value for money.
- Download and install the VPN app or browser extension, making sure to select the appropriate version for your device.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the UK. This will give you a UK IP address, allowing you to unblock ITV Hub abroad.
- Register for an ITV Hub account if you don’t have one already. You’ll need to provide an email address and create a password. You’ll also need to enter some basic personal information and a UK postcode (any UK postal code is accepted).
- Go to ITV Hub and select any content, live or on-demand. It should now be unblocked! If not, we recommend you clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
By testing your VPN with ITV Hub in advance of the England v New Zealand semi-final match, you can find out about any problems ahead of time. This allows you to contact your VPN’s support and have enough time to address any potential issues.
How to watch England v New Zealand live on UK TV
As with every World Cup 2019 game, you can watch England v New Zealand online for free on ITV Hub. This requires the creation of an ITV Hub account. Thankfully, signing up id free and only takes a few seconds. You’ll be asked to provide your name, date of birth, and a UK postal code (any UK postcode is accepted as there’s no verification process).
Note that ITV Hub content is region-locked and only available in the UK. This means you’ll need a VPN in order to live stream England v New Zealand abroad. All you need to do is connect to a server in the UK and you’ll be able to watch without restriction. ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee to get you started. That way you can try it out with ITV Hub risk-free and receive a full refund if you’re not satisfied, no questions asked.
Where else can I watch England v New Zealand live online?
ITV Hub is arguably the best way to live stream the England v New Zealand game as it will be broadcast for free. However, there are a few other ways in which you can watch the match. If you don’t see your country listed here, take a look at this list of Rugby World Cup official broadcasters.
Rugby fans in New Zealand can watch this Rugby World Cup semi-final via Spark Sport. This requires the purchase of either a Tournament Pass ($89.99 NZD) or a Rugby World Cup Match Pass ($24.99). Spark Sport is only available in New Zealand which means you’ll need to connect to a server in New Zealand if you’re planning on watching from abroad.
Network Ten will be showing England v New Zealand online for free. You’ll, therefore, be able to live stream the match via its 10 Play streaming platform. Better still, you don’t need to sign up for an account to watch. However, you will need to get an Australian IP address via a VPN if you’re trying to watch from abroad. That’s because the platform is geo-blocked outside Australia.
Aside from Network Ten, it’s also possible to watch this 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final on Fox Sports. Existing Foxtel TV subscribers can watch live online via Foxtel Go at no extra charge. There’s also the option of Foxtel Now which doesn’t require a long-term contract. It’s available for $40 AUD monthly and comes with a 10-day free trial. Kayo Sports will also broadcast England v New Zealand. This costs $25 per month and offers a 14-day free trial.
England v New Zealand will be available to live stream for free on RTÉ Player which is showing all of the knockout stages as well as the final. While a VPN and Irish IP address is required in order to watch abroad (outside Ireland), you don’t need to sign up for an account in order to watch.
It’s also worth knowing that Eir Broadband customers can watch the match via the Eir Sport app at no additional cost. If you’re not with Eir Broadband, the only other way to watch England v New Zealand via Eir Sport is if you’re a Sky TV customer. You can then get an Eir Sport package for €14.99 a month or €299 annually. Again, Eir Sport is geographically restricted so a VPN is required to watch outside Ireland.
To watch England v New Zealand in the US, you can purchase a Rugby World Cup Pass with NBC Sports Gold. The entire knockout stage is available for $99 USD while there’s also a single match pass for the price of $34.99. NBC Sports Gold is only available in the US but connecting to a VPN for a US IP address will help you unblock it abroad.
What should I know about the England v New Zealand Rugby World Cup match?
New Zealand is the strong favorite to win this Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-final. Ranked as the best team in the world, New Zealand has played England 41 times and won 33 games with only seven losses and one draw. Aside from having won the tournament in 1987, New Zealand has won the last two Rugby World Cups (2011, 2015). However, England is ranked second in the world and will be looking to cause an upset. The winner will go on to play Wales or South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final.