The New Zealand vs Italy game will take place on Saturday, October 12 at 5:45 AM BST (12:45 AM EST / 13:45 PM JST local time) at Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Japan. If you’re keen to watch this Rugby World Cup 2019 match, you’re in luck! We’ll explain how you can live stream New Zealand vs. Italy for free. In fact, with a VPN, you can even watch the match online from abroad.
Please keep in mind that we’re only recommending official sources for watching New Zealand vs. Italy. Although there are plenty of unlicensed 2019 Rugby World Cup streams, many will be taken offline for copyright infringement. Further, as well as having poor video resolution and performance, unauthorized sources can be taken offline, leading you to miss out. Fortunately, New Zealand vs. Italy is available online for free so you don’t need to risk using an inferior quality stream.
New Zealand vs. Italy will only be available to live stream on region-locked platforms. As such, you’ll need a VPN in order to watch this Rugby World Cup match abroad.
How to watch New Zealand vs Italy live online free
You don’t need to jump through hoops to live stream New Zealand vs Italy for free. Here’s how you can watch the match online from anywhere in the world:
Here’s how to use a VPN to live stream New Zealand vs Italy online free
- Sign up with a suitable VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are just as reliable and offer excellent value for money.
- Download and install the appropriate VPN app or browser extension for your device.
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in the country from which you want to watch New Zealand vs Italy. By connecting to a server in the UK, you’ll receive a UK IP address capable of unblocking ITV Hub, allowing you to watch online for free.
- Go to ITV Hub and register for a free account. You’ll need to provide an email address and create a password. You’ll also be asked to provide your name, date of birth, and a postcode (any UK postal code will do).
- Select one of the live streams on ITV Hub which should now play without restriction. If not, you should try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies.
By testing your new VPN with ITV Hub (or any other platform) in advance, you can avoid any last-minute hiccups. Remember, the above VPNs all offer 24/7 customer support via live chat and email should you require any further assistance.
How to live stream New Zealand vs Italy free on UK TV
ITV hold the UK TV rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. This means that ITV will broadcast every single game, including New Zealand vs Italy. You can watch all of the matches online via ITV Hub. The only condition is that you sign up for a free ITV Hub account, providing some basic details in the process. Fortunately, this is very simple and should only take a minute.
Note that you’ll need to connect to a UK server via a VPN in order to watch ITV Hub abroad. The reason for this is that ITV Hub content is region-locked and only available in the UK. By obtaining a UK IP address, you’ll trick ITV Hub into thinking you’re located in the UK. As ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, you can use it to unblock ITV Hub abroad, completely risk-free.
Where else can I watch the New Zealand vs Italy rugby match live online?
While ITV Hub is an excellent way to watch New Zealand vs Italy, there are a number of other options (both free and paid) for watching this Rugby World Cup 2019 match. Don’t see your country listed? Take a look at the list of official broadcasters.
Rugby fans in Italy can watch New Zealand vs Italy on RAI for free. Indeed, RAI will be showing a minimum of 17 Rugby World Cup matches, including all four of Italy’s group games. You can live stream New Zealand vs. Italy via RAI’s on-demand service, RaiPlay.
The good news is that there’s no need to sign up for an account in order to watch live. However, RaiPlay is region-locked and only available in Italy. As such, an Italian IP address is required in order to watch outside Italy.
If you’re in New Zealand, you can watch New Zealand vs Italy for free on TVNZ OnDemand. While TVNZ will broadcast 12 Rugby World Cup 2019 matches, only seven of them will air live. In the case of New Zealand vs. Italy, the match will be shown on a one-hour delay with coverage starting at 6:30 PM local time
If you only want to watch the All Blacks live, you’ll need a Spark Sport Match Pass ($24.99 NZD) or Tournament Pass ($89.99). Due to rights issues, TVNZ and Spark are only available in New Zealand. By connecting to a VPN server in New Zealand, you’ll be able to unblock the content from abroad.
While a number of countries offer free options for watching the New Zealand vs Italy rugby match, it’s only available on NBC in the US. To watch online, you’ll need to purchase an NBC Sports Gold Rugby World Cup Pass. While you can purchase New Zealand vs. Italy individually for $29.99 USD, there’s also the option to buy access to the entire tournament for $199.
Fox Sports will broadcast New Zealand vs Italy in Australia. If you have a Foxtel TV subscription, you can watch online via the Foxtel Go app. However, it’s also possible to watch via Foxtel Now, a standalone service that doesn’t require the commitment of a long-term contract. Foxtel Now is available for the monthly price of $25 AUD (base subscription) while the sports package can be added for an additional $29 per month. It comes with a 10-day free trial.
Alternatively, rugby fans in Australia can stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Kayo Sports which includes a 14-day free trial. Like Foxtel Now, it’s a streaming service with no lock-in contracts. A Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month (there’s also a premium option for $35 monthly).
Foxtel Go, Foxtel Now, and Kayo Sports are only available in Australia so an Australian IP address is needed to use them abroad.
Can I use a free VPN to watch New Zealand vs Italy online?
We can’t make any promises that a free VPN will unblock the above geo-restricted platforms showing New Zealand vs. Italy. Unfortunately, free VPNs are known to be very unreliable when it comes to unblocking geo-restricted content, making them a risky choice. Furthermore, they tend to offer very few servers in a limited number of countries. You’ll likely also encounter slow speeds, stuttering, and long periods of buffering when streaming.
Lack of security is another reason you should avoid free VPNs. The average free VPN service doesn’t encrypt your data or offer you sufficient protection against leaks. You may even find that these services log your data (such as your browsing history) and sell it to third parties. A quality VPN not only unblocks restricted content but protects your online privacy with a strict no-logs policy. Besides, the best VPNs even offer free trials so you simply don’t need to risk a free VPN.
What should I know about the New Zealand vs Italy Rugby World Cup match?
New Zealand and Italy have met on 14 occasions with New Zealand winning all 14 matches. The most recent meeting was in the 2018 end-of-year internationals when New Zealand won 3-66. Needless to say, New Zealand are the overwhelming favorites to win this match.
Ranked 1st in the world, New Zealand have won the Rugby World Cup three times (1987, 2011, 2015) and are expected to progress to the latter stages this year. Italy are ranked 12th and have never reached the knockout stages. At the time of writing, New Zealand have played and won three group stage games while Italy have won two and lost one.