How to watch England vs. France online for free

The England v France Rugby World Cup 2019 match will take place on Saturday, October 12 at 9:15 AM BST (4:15 AM EST / 17:15 JST local time) at International Stadium Yokohama, Japan. The good news is that you can watch England v France 2019 from abroad with the help of a VPN. Better still, we’ll explain how you can live stream this highly anticipated Rugby World Cup 2019 match online for free.

We’ll only be recommending official sources for watching England v France. While unauthorized streams of Rugby World Cup matches are common, we don’t recommend them. Many only offer low-resolution video and are plagued by buffering and lag. Unlicensed streams may even be taken down for copyright violation. Regardless, there’s no need to risk missing the match due to a dodgy stream because the England v France Rugby match 2019 will be broadcast for free.

England v France will only be shown on region-locked platforms. For this reason, you’ll need a VPN if you want to live stream this Rugby World Cup 2019 match abroad.

How to watch England v France (rugby 2019) live online free

Using a VPN to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup is easy. Follow this step-by-step guide to live stream England v France from anywhere in the world:

Here’s how to live stream England v France (rugby 2019) online for free:

  1. Sign up with a high quality VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are also excellent at unblocking and offer good value.
  2. Download and install one of the VPN apps for your device. All of the above VPNs also offer browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox.
  3. Open the VPN app (or browser extension) and connect to a server in the UK to get a UK IP address. This will let trick services into thinking you’re in the UK and allow you to watch the England v France game from abroad.
  4. Go to ITV Hub and create a free account. You’ll be asked to provide your name, date of birth, and postal code (any UK postcode is accepted).
  5. Test your VPN in advance of the match by selecting an ITV live stream. The content should be unblocked. If not, it’s worth clearing your browser’s cache and cookies.

How to live stream England v France free on UK TV

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You can watch England v France live online for free on ITV Hub. In fact, ITV are broadcasting all of the Rugby World Cup 2019 matches. In order to live stream the match on ITV Hub, you’ll need to sign up for a free ITV Hub account. This should just take a few seconds as you only need to provide a few basic details.

If you’re not in the UK, you’ll need a VPN in order to watch ITV Hub. By connecting to a server in the UK, you can obtain a UK IP address which will allow you to unblock ITV Hub and live stream England v France from abroad. ExpressVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee meaning that you can test it with ITV Hub risk-free and claim a full refund if you’re not satisfied.

Where else can I watch England v France live online?

The Rugby World Cup 2019 is being broadcast in dozens of countries, making it much easier to watch England v France wherever you are. If you don’t see your country below, take a look at the official broadcasters list.



TF1 is showing every Rugby World Cup 2019 match for free, including England v France. However, in order to watch online, you’ll need to create a TF1 account. This requires an email address and password as well as your name, date of birth, and postcode (you can use any French postal code).

If you’re considering this option, it’s worth keeping in mind that TF1 broadcasts are in French and no other language options (or subtitles) are available. Furthermore, TF1 content is geo-restricted, which means a VPN is required in order to watch outside France. By using a VPN to get a French IP address, you can then live stream the England v France rugby 2019 abroad.



The Rugby World Cup 2019 broadcasting rights in Ireland are held by Eir Sport. If you’re an Eir Sport broadband customer, you can watch every single game as part of your subscription at no extra charge.

Alternatively, Sky TV customers can add Eir Sport to their subscription for €29.99 per month or €299 per year. You can live stream England v France via the Eir Sport app but you’ll need to connect to a server in Ireland in order to do so.


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Unlike in the UK and France, there’s no free way to watch the England v France Rugby World Cup match in the US. However, the entire 2019 Rugby World Cup will be available on NBC Sports GoldYou can purchase a Rugby World Cup Pass ($199 USD)which provides access to all 48 games or buy England v France individually for $29.99. As NBC Sports Gold is only available in the US, a US IP address is required in order to live stream abroad.


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Rugby fans in Australia can watch England v France on Fox Sports. However, this requires either a Foxtel TV subscription (you can then watch online via the Foxtel Go app) or subscribing to Foxtel Now – a standalone service that doesn’t require a lock-in contract. The Foxtel Now base subscription costs $25 AUD per month while the sports package costs a further $29 monthly. However, it does come with a 10-day free trial.

Both Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now are region-locked. You’ll need a VPN and Australian IP address to access them abroad.

Can I use a free VPN to watch England v France online?

You may have some difficulties using a free VPN to unblock geo-blocked services such as ITV Hub, TF1, and NBC Sports Gold. Furthermore, most free VPNs have a very limited number of servers, which suffer from heavy load as a result. This is most obvious during live streaming when interruptions in the form of lag and buffering are common.

The best VPNs let you connect multiple devices simultaneously and offer 24/7 live chat support. Unfortunately, free VPNs are very light on features. Where this is particularly concerning is security. Some free VPN services don’t even offer encryption or a no-logs policy (and some sell details of your browsing history). Needless to say, a free VPN is not a good idea if you value your online privacy.

What should I know about the England v France Rugby World Cup match?

The very first England-France rugby match took place in March 1906. While England dominated in those early years (it took France 17 games to defeat England), the rivalry has been a much closer-fought affair since. 105 games have been played with 58 England wins, 40 France wins, and 7 draws. The last time these two international teams met was in February 2019 in the Six Nations Championship, with England winning 44-8.

Going into this match, England are ranked 3rd in the world and are the favorites to win this match which will decide who wins the group. England has won the Rugby World Cup once (2003). France have a world ranking of 7th and have finished runner-up in the Rugby World Cup on three occasions (1987, 1999, 2011). At the time of writing, England and France have each played and won three Rugby World Cup 2019 matches.