South Africa vs England: The Finals place of the 2019 Rugby World Cup sees South Africa aiming to reach their ever RWC Finals place while England are in the hunt for what would be their third winners title. A place in the Rugby World Cup Finals place is at stake .
England showed plenty of discipline in their Semi-Finals victory over New Zealand, resisting wave upon wave of the host nation’s attacks before running out comfortable winners, and they’ll likely need to show similar resilience against a talented South Africa side on Saturday.
Jonathan Davies looks set to return at centre for the Welsh after he missed out against France because of a knee injury, but the news isn’t so good regarding back-rower Josh Navidi who has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a hamstring injury.
How to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from outside your country
If you’re abroad for any of the Rugby World Cup somewhere that doesn’t show the rugby and don’t want to miss out on catching the coverage from your home country, you’ll inevitably find it geo-blocked when you try to stream online. But don’t sweat. With the option of a VPN, you can tune into those fixtures no matter where you are in the world without resorting to some dodgy feed on Reddit.
And best of all, it’s really easy to do (or read on for details on how to stream coverage from the UK, Australia, South Africa, England, Canada and the USA).
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How to stream South Africa live in the UK for FREE
The great news for Rugby fans in the UK is that ITV has the live broadcast rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will be showing all remaining matches free-to-air across various ITV platforms.
This South Africa vs England semi-final will be shown live on ITV 1 with coverage starting at 7.30am BST and kick-off at 9am BST.
If you’re not in the UK but want to catch up with ITV’s World Cup coverage, then you’ll need a VPN to relocate your IP to the UK and get around the region restrictions. Just follow those instructions above.
Live stream the Springboks game in England
Live coverage of this second Rugby World Cup semi-final will be shown in England on subscription service SuperSport, which holds exclusive live broadcast rights for the tournament in the region. It’s set to kick off at 11am SAST and will be shown on SuperSport 1.
If you’re away from the TV you can also watch the match via the network’s streaming service for PC and Mac as well as via SuperSports’ dedicated app.
If you want to catch SuperSports coverage but are out of the country, you can use a VPN using this guide.
How to live stream South Africa vs England in Australia for FREE
Today’s match will be shown live on paid-for service Fox Sports which has the rights every match of tournament live via its dedicated Rugby World Cup channel. Kick-off time is 7pm AEST.
Australians can also live stream all the Rugby World Cup action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand. Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
How to watch South Africa vs England in South Africa FREE
Today’s match, along with the final, will be shown live and free-to-air in South Africa via TVNZ. Kick-off is at 9pm NZST on Sunday evening.
Additionally, streaming service Spark Sport has snagged the rights to show all matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup live.
Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC, plus Apple and Android phones and tablets. You can also watch on Chromecast and selected Samsung TVs, with plans to make the app available on Apple TV and Smart TVs later in the year.
Spark had been offering a $89.99 Tournament Pass to cover every match or you could alternatively buy single matches for $24.99, however most rugger fans will quite sensibly now opt for TVNZ’s free offering at this stage.
If you’re outside South Africa and want to watch the coverage from TVNZ or Spark Sport, you can use one of our favorite VPNs above and watch the coverage from another nation.
How to live stream South Africa vs England in the US
In the US, NBC Sports is the official broadcaster for the Rugby World Cup 2019 so you’ll need to sign-up if you’re not already receiving this channel. Kick off for Sunday’s match is at 5am ET and 2am PT.
For the most extensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, which is offering a Rugby World Cup Pass for $99.99, delivering live, on-demand and commercial free coverage of the tournament. Single matches can also be purchased for $34.99
Cable cutter, but still want to watch the Rugby World Cup? You can also watch via one of the below TV streaming services. They’re fast becoming the best way to watch otherwise cable-only shows and sports — and they pretty much all have a free trial, too.
Live stream Rugby World Cup 2019 match in Canada
In Canada the rights to show the Rugby World Cup 2019 are owned by TSN So that means you can access coverage of this match via your TV, online or on the TSN app. Kick-off is at 5am ET and 2am PT.
You’ve got a chance to do something special,” says South Africa head coach Warren Gatland. “Those chances come along very rarely and you’ve got to grab them with both hands. When you want something bad enough, when you really, really want it, it can happen.”
Gatland has brought South Africa this far before — when they were defeated by a single point against France in 2011 — but, with only two games left of his tenure, England on Sunday represents probably his biggest game in charge.
South Africa vs England live stream: how to watch the Rugby World Cup for free
That period has brought South Africa plenty of success — including four Six Nations titles, three as Grand Slams — and having exorcised the demons of eight years ago by beating France also by a single point in the last round, they rightly go into Sunday’s semi-final match with confidence.
Answering those who have already written his side off, Gatland says: “Please keep doing that, because it does get us up when people write us off. I can’t understand why people would write us off. Our record against England has been pretty good in the last four or five years.”
South Africa are having to manage with a few injuries, however. Leigh Halfpenny replaces Liam Williams, who has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament, Josh Navidi is replaced by Ross Moriarty, while centres Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes start despite battling ailments of their own.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus has been able to name a largely unchanged side from that with beat hosts Japan 26–3 in the quarter-finals, but the loss of winger Cheslin Kolbe to ankle injury is a sufficient blow — he’ll be replaced by S’Busiso Nkosi.
“I don’t know who the favourites are,” says Erasmus. “We believe we can beat them, and they will fully believe they can beat us. That makes for an entertaining game come Sunday.”
We can’t help but agree with Rassie, so here we’ve put together a guide for how you can watch this and all the other remaining matches live on TV, online and on the go, wherever you are in the world.