How to watch Australia v Wales online for free

The Australian and Welsh squads will go head to head at 4:45 PM JST (3:45 AM EST / 8:45 AM BST) on September 29. Australia and Wales are two of the highest-ranked teams in the world (ranked sixth and fourth, respectively) so fans are all but guaranteed an incredible match. Take a look below to find out how to live stream Australia v Wales for free, from abroad.

Note that we’ll only be recommending official broadcasters. Unauthorized streams are almost inevitable for high-profile sporting events like the Rugby World Cup, but we advise against using them. The video is often laggy and low-resolution, plus third-party streams can be taken offline without warning for copyright violation. Luckily, with official broadcasters in dozens of countries (some of which are free to use), there’s no need to resort to unreliable streams.

The Australia v Wales match will only be shown on region-locked streaming services. This means that you’ll need a VPN to watch from abroad.

How to watch Australia v Wales from abroad with a VPN

If you need to access a geo-restricted service from abroad, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help. It will replace your IP address with one from a location of your choice by tunneling your traffic through a secondary server. New to VPNs and not sure how to get started? It’s actually quite easy to unblock geo-restricted services abroad. Just follow the steps below to watch Australia v Wales from anywhere.

Here’s how to watch Australia v Wales live online from anywhere:

  1. First of all, sign up for a VPN if you haven’t already. We recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and CyberGhost are two high-quality, low-cost alternatives.
  2. Download and install the VPN software. There will be several different versions so make sure to get the right one for your operating system.
  3. Next, connect to one of your VPN’s British servers. This will hide your true IP address and trick region-locked services into thinking you’re actually in the UK.
  4. Create an ITV Hub account. This is completely free and should only take a minute. Note that while you’ll be asked for a postal code, any British postal code will work.
  5. Try watching a video on ITV Hub. It should begin immediately but if not, you can fix most issues by clearing your cache and cookies, then reloading the page.

Australia v Wales will air live so we strongly recommend making sure your VPN works ahead of time. This ensures that if you run into any problems, you’ll still have time to contact your VPN’s customer support team and might not have to miss the start of the match.

How to live stream Australia v Wales for free on UK TV

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British rugby fans can watch the Australia v Wales game live on both ITV and S4C, channels which are available on ITV Hub and BBC iPlayer, respectively. However, most people would be better off watching on ITV as S4C will only provide Welsh-language commentary. Additionally, while S4C is only showing matches featuring the Welsh squad, ITV will broadcast every single 2019 Rugby World Cup match live.

Regardless of whether you use ITV Hub or BBC iPlayer, if you’re planning on streaming Australia v Wales live, you’ll need a TV license. However, neither platform actually checks whether or not you have one, so they essentially run on an honor system. Further, no license is required to watch the match on-demand via ITV Hub.

Both of these services are region-locked, meaning you’ll either have to be in the UK or connected to a British VPN server to use them. Don’t have a VPN yet? Why not take advantage of ExpressVPN’s risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee? With this, you can watch Australia vs. Wales live, from anywhere, and cancel to claim a full refund if you’re unsatisfied.

Where else can I stream Australia v Wales online?

The good news is that with official broadcasters all over the world, it’s actually quite simple to watch the Rugby World Cup 2019 from abroad. Below, we’ll explain which networks are showing this match where you are:


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NBC is the exclusive Rugby World Cup broadcaster for the US. Select matches will be shown on NBCSN, but unfortunately, Australia v Wales isn’t one of them. To stream this game (and the majority of Rugby World Cup fixtures), you have to subscribe to NBC Sports Gold.

Individual match passes cost $29.99 USD each, while unrestricted access to every game costs $199.99. When you consider that the same content is available free of charge in other countries, it becomes clear that these prices are simply unreasonable.

NBC Sports Gold is only available in the US. To access it abroad, you’ll have to connect to one of your VPN’s American servers.


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Australia v Wales will be shown live on 10play and Fox Sports at 5:45 PM AEST. 10play is the better choice for most people as it’s completely free to use and you don’t even have to create an account. Existing Foxtel TV customers can sign in to the Foxtel Go app and watch the match online at no added cost.

Both 10play and Foxtel Go are geo-restricted. As such, you’ll have to be in Australia or connected to an Australian VPN server before you can watch anything.


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TSN is showing every single 2019 Rugby World Cup match, including Australia v Wales. If your cable TV package already includes TSN, you can simply log in to the website and start streaming immediately at no added cost. Want to stream the Rugby World Cup without cable? You can: just sign up for TSN Direct instead.

TSN Direct costs $4.99 CAD for a 24-hour pass or $19.99 for a full month of access. There’s no free trial, though, and to sign up, you’ll need a payment method that’s linked to a Canadian address.

This service is only accessible if you’re in Canada or connected to one of your VPN’s Canadian servers.

Other locations

Didn’t see your country listed above? Don’t panic: it’s just that this tournament is airing in too many countries to address them all individually. To find out how you can stream the Rugby World Cup in your country, just check the official list of international broadcasters. Remember that not every network will let you watch the match online, though. For this reason, it’s best to check well before the game is due to begin.

Rugby World Cup 2019: Australia v Wales predictions

If history is anything to go by, the Australian squad should win this match without any problems. After all, it has a 71% win-rate against Wales. However, the Welsh team has had an excellent start to the World Cup, beating Georgia 43–14 seemingly effortlessly and taking Pool D’s top spot.

Ultimately, this game is too close to call. Australia has refined set pieces to a fine art but with a resurgent Wales dead set on victory, the match really could go either way. One thing’s for sure: this will be one of the standout matches of the competition.