The Wales vs South Africa Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-final will take place on Sunday, October 27 at 9 AM BST (4 AM EST / 18 PM JST local time) at International Stadium Yokohama in Japan. Luckily, you don’t have to go all the way there to watch the game; by connecting to a server in another country with a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you can unblock and stream the match online for free. Best of all, this works from almost anywhere in the world.
We’re only recommending official sources for watching Wales vs South Africa. Unlicensed streams are common but carry the risk of being taken offline for copyright infringement. What’s worse, many offer poor resolution and may make you miss out on key moments of the match due to heavy lag and buffering. Thankfully there’s no need for an unauthorized stream as Wales vs. South Africa will be available online for free on ITV Hub.
This Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-final will only be broadcast on region-locked platforms. As such, you’ll need a VPN in order to live stream Wales vs South Africa abroad.
How to watch Wales vs South Africa live online free
If you’re not sure how to use a VPN or find a quality live stream of the match, don’t worry. We’ll explain step-by-step how you can live stream Wales vs South Africa online for free:
- First, sign up with a quality VPN service. We recommend ExpressVPN. However, NordVPN and CyberGhost are just as reliable and offer excellent value for money.
- Next, download and install the VPN app or browser extension for the device from which you want to watch Wales vs. South Africa.
- Open the VPN app (or browser extension) and connect to a server in the UK for ITV Hub or Ireland for RTÉ. This will provide you with a UK or Irish IP address, respectively, and let you unblock and live stream the match from abroad.
- Register for a free ITV Hub account (signup isn’t required for RTÉ). Enter your email address, password, and provide the basic personal details requested. While you’ll need a UK postcode, any UK postal code is accepted.
- Now go to ITV Hub or RTÉ Player. All content (including live streams) should be unblocked. If this isn’t the case, clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
We recommend you test your VPN with ITV Hub or RTÉ in advance of the Wales vs South Africa semi-final. This will give you enough time to contact your VPN’s customer support for further advice if there are any issues.
How to live stream Wales vs South Africa free on UK TV
ITV has the UK Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights and has aired every single game online for free via ITV Hub. As such, it’s of the easiest ways to watch Wales vs South Africa. All you need to do is sign up for an ITV Hub account. This requires you to provide an email address and create a secure password. You’ll then be asked for your name, date of birth, and a UK postal code (any UK postcode is accepted).
Content on ITV Hub is region-locked and only available in the UK. If you’re planning on watching Wales vs. South Africa abroad, you’ll need a VPN capable of getting you a UK IP address. ExpressVPN allows you to do this, plus it includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can live stream the Rugby World Cup semi-final online for free. If ExpressVPN doesn’t meet your expectations, just cancel during this period to receive a full refund.
Where else can I watch Wales vs South Africa live online?
There are a number of official broadcasters of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Here are a few more countries in which you can live stream Wales vs South Africa:
SuperSport will be showing this match (and all remaining Rugby World Cup matches) live in South Africa. Existing subscribers can sign in and stream Wales vs South Africa online at no extra cost.
This service asks users to log in with their DStv account. However, as DStv services can only be installed in Sub-Saharan African addresses, it’s effectively impossible to sign up from abroad. Existing customers who are abroad can still use SuperSport as normal by connecting to a South African VPN server, though.
RTÉ is showing the knockout stages and final of the Rugby World Cup for free. Unlike ITV Hub, you don’t need to register for an account, making it a convenient way to watch Wales vs South Africa online. RTÉ Player content is geo-blocked and only available in Ireland. However, you can unblock it abroad by obtaining an Irish IP address via a VPN.
This semi-final match will also be available on Eir Sport. If you’re already an Eir Broadband customer, you can watch Eir Sport for free. To watch online, simply use the Eir Sport app. Alternatively, you can add Eir Sport to your Sky TV package for €14.99 per month or €299 annually. Like RTÉ, Eir Sport is geo-blocked which means you’ll need to connect to a server in Ireland to watch abroad.
To watch Wales vs South Africa in Australia, you’ll need an Australian IP address. That’s because it’s only available on geo-blocked platforms such as Fox Sports. To watch on Fox Sports, Foxtel TV subscribers can use the Foxtel Go app.
You can also watch this Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-final on Foxtel Now. This is a standalone service that doesn’t require a long term contract. It costs $40 AUD monthly and includes a 10-day free trial. Another option is Kayo Sports (you can live stream via the Kayo app) which costs $25 per month and offers a 14-day free trial.
NBC will broadcast Wales vs South Africa via its NBC Sports Gold subscription over-the-top service. In order to watch online, you’ll need to purchase a Rugby World Cup pass. While the entire knockout stage is available for $99 USD, you can also buy access to a single match for $34.99. While NBC Sports Gold is only available in the US, it can be unblocked with a VPN and US IP address.
What should I know about the Wales vs South Africa Rugby World Cup match?
Wales and South Africa have met on 35 occasions. South Africa have won some 28 of the matches with only six wins for Wales and one draw. However, Wales have won the last four fixtures between the two teams. At present, Wales are ranked 3rd in the world while South Africa have a world ranking of 4th. Needless to say, this is likely to be a close-fought match with betting odds reflecting this.