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Tournament favourites New Zealand face a tough test in their opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup , as they play South Africa in Pool B.

Between them the two sides have won five of the previous eight World Cups, with the All Blacks looking to retain their 2015 title in Japan.

The two nations have a fierce, deep-rooted rivalry, and there is little to choose between them – with one draw and a win each from their last three encounters.

New Zealand coach Steven Hansen has opted to play Beauden Barrett at full-back, while Richie Mo’unga comes into fly-half.

Meanwhile South Africa will be looking to inflict the All Blacks’ first Rugby World Cup defeat in 15 matches.

Fans will hope for plenty of fireworks when these two rugby-heavyweights collide in Yokohama.

Here is everything you need to know about the clash…

Beauden Barrett will start at full-back for the All Blacks (Image: Getty Images)
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When is the match?
The match is on Saturday September 21 at 10.45am (GMT).

Where is the match?
The match will take place at the International Stadium Yokohama in Japan.

What TV channel is the match on?
The match will be shown live on ITV 1.

South Africa are hoping to inflict a rare defeat on New Zealand (Image: World Rugby via Getty Images)
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Argentina VS France Live Stream Rugby World Cup Start Time

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France’s inside centre Romain Ntamack runs with ball during a training session at the Tokyo stadium ahead of their World Cup opener against Argentina. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP
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World Cup Pool C: France v Argentina, Tokyo stadium, Saturday Saturday, 8.15am Irish time. Live on Eir Sport and ITV

Nobody knows. Such is the intangible perils of previewing the opening game of a World Cup between the most unpredictable rugby nations on earth. Remember 2007 when Los Pumas stunned a rabid Parisian crowd into bitter silence. Remember the rise of that great team before they were slammed out of contention by eventual champions the Springboks.

The Irish remember.

“We are here to give back to everything this team has done for us,” said former captain and current assistant coach Juan Fernandez Lobbe. “The group from 2007 left a mark in terms of their hard work and dedication, and we are now here to build on that as best we can.”

Nowadays there’s compelling evidence to suggest Argentina, after they prowled all the way to the Super Rugby final defeat to the Canterbury Crusaders in the guise of Jaguares, can produce a slightly less astounding shock.

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has added three players to what is essentially an all-year-round touring club team. Nicolás Sánchez, the Stade Francais outhalf, comes in search of consistent form to promote his occasional brilliance. Castres Benjamin Urdapilleta provides cover off the bench but it is Saracens prop Juan Figallo who adds immediate power to an already gnarly pack of scrummagers.

United gang
They truly are a united gang. As has always been the Argentine way.

They still breathe as one living organism in scrums, with captain Pablo Matera the first among equals on the blindside flank. Tomás Lavanini, the animalistic lock, deserves a mention in isolation.

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This sounds like we are leaning towards Argentina.

No. Presuming Fabien Galthié has had the influence of late, that so many hope he can have, to halt the downward spiral of a national side, jolted back to life by winning the rights to host the 2023 World Cup, then France should prevail.

Only Guilhem Guirado survives from the All Blacks 62-13 mauling in the 2015 quarter-final; the low water mark of a torrid eight years since reaching the 2011 final.

Romain Ntamack, who is already showing the necessary gifts for a storied career at the sharp end of Test match rugby, has been sort of trusted with the 10 jersey.

“We think that having Romain at the beginning of the game and Camille Lopez in the second part is the most satisfactory solution for us,” said head coach Jacques Brunel. “Our thinking is that the game will probably be close and the second half decisive.”

Hardly a ringing endorsement for the 20-year-old son of Emile. Perhaps Brunel’s words got lost in translation. At some stage he will ensure the French come undone. Just not today. They are teeming with magnificent players, from Antonie Dupont at scrumhalf to Yoann Huget and Gael Fickou. Factor in the promised impact of Demba Bamba, Louis Picamoles, Thomas Ramos, and victory should be a foregone conclusion.

Never that simple with France. You just never know.

FFRANCE: Maxime Medard; Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Virimi Vakatawa, Yoann Huget; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado (capt), Rabah Slimani; Arthur Iturria, Sebastien Vahaamahina; Wenceslas Lauret, Charles Ollivon, Gregory Alldritt.

Replacements: Camille Chat, Cyril Baille, Demba Bamba, Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles, Maxime Machenaud, Camille Lopez, Thomas Ramos.

ARGENTINA: Emiliano Boffelli; Matías Moroni, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo De La Fuente, Ramiro Moyano; Nicolas Sanchez, Tomas Cubelli; Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustín Creevy, Juan Figallo; Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini; Pablo Matera (capt), Marcos Kremer, Javier Ortega Desio.

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Mayco Vivas, Santiago Medrano, Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lezana, Felipe Ezcurra, Benjamin Urdapilleta, Santiago Carreras.

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia).

Verdict: France.

Fiji VS Australia Live Stream Rugby World Cup Start Time

Fiji VS Australia Live Rugby World Cup 2019: Australia v Fiji – How to watch, live streaming, kick-off time, starting lineups
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David Pocock and Michael Hooper will combine in the back row for the first time this year when two-time champion Australia opens its Rugby World Cup campaign against Fiji on Saturday.

Pocock has missed most of the season because of injury but returned in a warm-up match against Samoa and did enough to earn his place in the back row at the expense of Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, shifting to the blindside flank.

Hooper will start on the openside and Salakaia-Loto is expected to come in off the bench. Two of the best openside flankers in the game, Pocock and Hooper have regularly combined in the backrow to give Australia speed to the breakdown.


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Christian Lealiifano retained his spot at first-five in favour of Bernard Foley, who was left out of the match-day 23.

The Fiji starting lineup contains three players who won gold medals when rugby sevens made its Olympic debut at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, with lock Leone Nakarawa, backrower Viliame Mata and winger Josua Tuisova all in the 15.

Nakarawa, and Campese Ma’afu are two of the four players in the Fiji starting lineup who are starting in their third World Cup.

Former rugby league star Semi Radradra earned a starting spot on the wing, with Australia-born Ben Volavola starting at No 10.

Match details: Saturday September 21, 4.45pm, Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZ)


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  1. Kurtley Beale, 14. Reece Hodge, 13. James O’Connor, 12. Samu Kerevi, 11. Marika Koroibete, 10. Christian Lealiifano, 9. Nic White, 8. Isi Naisarani, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 6. David Pocock, 5. Rory Arnold, 4. Izack Rodda, 3. Allan Allalatoa, 2. Tolu Latu, 1. Scott Sio.

Reserves: 16. Jordan Uelese, 17. James Slipper, 18. Sekope Kepu, 19. Adam Coleman, 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 21. Will Genia, 22. Matt Toomua, 23. Dane Haylett-Petty.


  1. Kini Murimurivalu, 14. Josua Tuisova, 13. Waisea Nayacalevu, 12. Levani Botia, 11. Semi Radradra, 10. Ben Volavola, 9. Frank Lomani, 8. Viliame Mata, 7. Peceli Yato, 6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c), 5. Leone Nakarawa, 4. Tevita Cavubati, 3. Peni Ravai, 2. Samuel Matavesi, 1. Campese Ma’afu.

Reserves: 16. Tuvere Vugakoto, 17. Eroni Mawi, 18. Manasa Saulo, 19. Tevita Ratuva, 20. Mosese Voka, 21. Nikola Matawalu, 22. Alivereti Veitokani, 23. Vereniki Goneva.

How to watch/stream
The Herald will have live updates of the match from 4.30pm. Spark Sport coverage starts at 4.15pm. Kickoff is at 4.45pm.

Australia and Fiji have met 21 times prior to their World Cup opener, with the Wallabies winning 18 to Fiji’s two. The teams also drew 3-3 in 1961 in Melbourne.

Last match: The Wallabies eased to a 37-14 victory when they last faced Fiji, on 10 June 2017.

Prediction: Wallabies by 18

New Zealand VS South Africa Rugby World Cup, Live Stream Start Time

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Saturday marks the 99th occasion New Zealand and South Africa have crossed paths in international rugby.

Should things go to plan for both teams, their 100th meeting will be at the same venue—the International Stadium in Yokohama—in the Rugby World Cup final in six weeks’ time.

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Intriguing as it might be to think about the future, the All Blacks and the Springboks are firmly focused on the present.

Three-time winners, New Zealand arrives in Japan looking to become the first team in the history of the tournament to lift the Webb Ellis Cup three times in a row.

Their aura, however, has been slightly dented of late. The All Blacks lost on the road to Ireland in November last year just a week after narrowly beating England by a single point.

In this year’s Rugby Championship—the annual competition that pits the four main Southern Hemisphere teams against each other—the All Blacks narrowly beat Argentina, drew against South Africa and lost to Australia.

Having to face the Springboks at the pool stage for the first time in World Cup history has hardly eased the nerves in New Zealand, a country that places almost unparalleled pressure on their rugby team to deliver.

Furthermore, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen still does not have an automatic first-choice XV available. Brodie Retallick, one of the stars of the team, won’t play until the quarterfinals as he recovers from an injury, while Ryan Crotty has just returned to action.

The latter will start at 12 on Saturday, with the peerless Beauden Barrett selected at 15, with Richie Mo’unga at fly-half.

Having a settled side, in contrast, has been a crucial factor in South Africa’s transformation under Rassie Erasmus.

The former Munster coach has restored the Springboks as one of the dominant forces of world rugby and South Africa has been tipped as the team to halt the All Blacks’ dominance.

The Springboks drew 16-16 in Wellington against New Zealand in July and will again try to stifle New Zealand’s attacking flair with a suffocating defense on Saturday.

Under Erasmus, South Africa has gone back to basics, placing greater emphasis on a dominant scrum and imperious line-out.

The return of captain Siya Kolisi is the only change from the draw in Wellington and Erasmus expects another close encounter—the last three Tests between the teams have ended 82-82.

“You couldn’t say there is a favourite,” he said in his press conference.

“I think we have a healthy respect for each other’s capabilities but, in the end, it will come down to a small moment to decide a big game.”

Here’s all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks makes a break during the 2019 Rugby Championship Test Match between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium on July 27 in Wellington, New Zealand.
When and where is the game?
New Zealand takes on South Africa at the International Stadium in Yokohama on Saturday, September 21.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. local time (5:45 a.m. ET).

The venue will also host the World Cup final on November 2.

TV coverage
All 48 Rugby World Cup games will be broadcast exclusively in the U.S. by NBC Sports Gold. Fans can purchase a single match pass for $29.99, or a Rugby World Cup pass for $199.99.

An all-access premium package, which includes al 48 matches live and on-demand as well as season-long access to Rugby Pass for the 2019-20 season, comes in at $229.99.

Additionally, NBCSN will broadcast 26 games live, including the first game of the tournament on Friday, all Team USA matches and the final.

Live stream
Fans can follow the action in a number of ways. Live streams will be available via and NBC will broadcast the matches on desktop, mobile tablet and connected devices.

Live streams will also be available via Apple and Android devices, as well as Amazon Fire TV and Roku.

Series record
Saturday will be the 99th Test between New Zealand and South Africa. The All Blacks have won 58 times, while the Springboks have prevailed 36 times.

The last meeting between the two ended in a 16-16 draw in Wellington, New Zealand, in July.

According to Oddschecker, New Zealand is an 11/25 favorite, while South Africa is a 21/10 outsider and the draw is at 25/1.

France VS Argentina Rugby World Cup, Live Stream Start Time

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France coach Jacques Brunel has favoured youth by picking Romain Ntamack at first-five and Grégory Alldritt at No 8 to face Argentina in the Rugby World Cup Pool C opener on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Ntamack, the son of former France winger Émile Ntamack, has made only eight test appearances. Despite that, he was selected over the more experienced Camille Lopez to combine in the halves with Antoine Dupont.

Brunel made another crucial pick at the back of the scrum in preferring Alldritt — who has three tries in seven test appearances — to veteran Louis Picamoles, who is appearing in his third World Cup.


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Maxime Médard starts at fullback ahead of Thomas Ramos, who was selected among the reserves with Lopez and Picamoles. With Wesley Fofana injured, former rugby sevens winger Virimi Vakatawa will start at center alongside Gaël Fickou.

Rabah Slimani and Jefferson Poirot will start in the front row, as expected, on either side of hooker and captain Guilhem Guirado.

Both teams have points to prove, in a tough Pool C which also contains 2003 champion England, Tonga and the United States.

Coached by former standout hooker Mario Ledesma, two-time semifinalist Argentina has to stop a losing streak reaching 10 straight games since winning in Australia in last year’s Rugby Championship.

The Pumas came close to beating New Zealand for the first time and narrowly lost to Australia in the same tournament this season.

Three-time runner-up France has been on a downward slope after years of mediocrity, punctuated by a home loss to Fiji, a walloping 44-8 defeat away to England and one top-three finish in the Six Nations since losing the World Cup final in 2011.

Australia VS Fiji Rugby World Cup, Live Stream Start Time

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The Wallabies take on Fiji in a crucial Pool D clash to start their respective Rugby World Cup campaigns in Japan.

The contest in Sapporo will be a repeat of their pool-stage encounter at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, when the Wallabies won 28-13 in Cardiff.

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The Wallabies went on to make the final of the 2015 tournament, where they lost to the All Blacks, but have suffered some very lean years under coach Michael Cheika.

Fiji appear to have made great strides under Kiwi-born coach John McKee and will be out to spring a surprise after recording a statement 21-14 win against France in Paris last November.


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New Zealand vs South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?


New Zealand vs South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

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What is it?

New Zealand vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup. New Zealand’s attempt to win a third successive World Cup begins against a Springbok side on the rise. Other teams in pool B include Canada, Italy and Namibia.

When is it?

Saturday, September 21 (tomorrow). It will be played in Yokohama at the International Stadium Yokohama.

What time is kick-off?

Kick-off for this game is at 10.45am BST, 6.45pm in Japan.

What TV channel is it on?

This one will be broadcast on ITV, with the replays and a live stream available on the ITV Hub. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport.

What is the latest squad news?

New Zealand

New Zealand’s head coach Steve Hansen faces a selection dilemma over whether to start Beauden Barrett at fly-half or full-back for their tournament opener. Richie Mo’unga has been filling the number 10 shirt in recent matches with mixed results.

Last week, Luke Jacobson was replaced in the 31-man squad by Shannon Frizell as Jacobson was suffering from delayed concussion symptoms. Brodie Rettalick is expected to miss the match after suffering a shoulder injury during their Rugby Championship fixture against South Africa. Patrick Tuipulotu is the front runner to start alongside Sam Whitelock in the second-row.

South Africa

South Africa have emerged as contenders over the course of the last year which has seen an upsurge in form under head coach Rassie Erasmus. Scrum-half Faf de Klerk is expected to be one of the stars of the tournament, as is the evasive winger Cheslin Kolbe.

Trevor Nyakane is fit enough to take his place on the bench meaning the Springboks are at full-strength for the All Blacks clash. Franco Mostert gets the nod to start at lock alongside Eben Etzebeth while Makazole Mapimpi starts on the wing alongside Kolbe.

What is their head-to-head record?

New Zealand have won 58 of the 98 matches between the two sides. The last three fixtures between the teams have resulted in one win per side and a draw, with an identical aggregate score across the three games.

What are they saying?

South Africa’s Rassie Erasmus:

“We’ve found some consistency and some momentum in a number of ways this season and one of them is in selection,” Erasmus said.

“We have 31 players in the squad, any of whom I would be happy to select … but this is a line-up that has worked well as a starting combination and one with real momentum to come from the bench.

“We’re continuing to develop and new players are always pushing a claim but we’ve prepared well and we’re looking forward to what will be another extremely close match.”

What are the betting odds?

New Zealand to win: 4/9

Draw: 25/1

South Africa to win: 2/1

Read our guide on betting tips and latest odds.

What is our prediction?

A close game that could well be repeated in the World Cup Final. New Zealand to edge it.

Predicted Score: New Zealand 21 South Africa 18

Read our expert’s predictions for the tournament.

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Fiji VS Australia Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

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Australia vs Fiji Live Stream
Australia and Fiji will face off in each team’s 2019 Rugby World Cup opener on Saturday at the Sapporo Dome in Sapporo, Japan.

In the United States, the match will start early Saturday morning/late Friday night (12:45 a.m. ET/9:45 p.m. PT) and will be televised on NBC Sports Network. If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of Australia vs Fiji in the US:


NBC Sports Network is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.

You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Australia vs Fiji on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the match on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.

Hulu With Live TV

NBC Sports Network is one of 60-plus live TV channels included with Hulu With Live TV, which also comes with Hulu’s huge on-demand streaming TV and movie library.

You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Australia vs Fiji on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.

Sling TV

NBC Sports Network is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” bundle, which comes with 40-plus live TV channels.

You can start a free seven-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Australia vs Fiji on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.

If you can’t watch live, cloud DVR is available as an add-on.

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The Wallabies are in search of their third World Cup title and their second since 2007.

Head coach Michael Cheika elected to start the experienced flanker combination of captain Michael Hooper and David Pocock in the squad’s tournament debut.

Hooper and Pocock have started together 24 times. The decision sends blindside flanker Lukhan Salakaia-Loto — who hasn’t missed a minute of Australian test action this year — to the bench.

“For the first game of the World Cup, I went for a little bit more experience, to be honest,” Cheika said, according to The Guardian. “They’ve done this before, the two boys playing together. We’ve worked on the possibility of this kind of combination for the last couple of weeks and they’ve been working well together.”

Wallabies replacement back Matt To’omua said his side will have to limit Fiji’s one-on-one opportunities.

“You have got guys like [Semi] Radradra on the wing, [Josua] Tuisova as well. These guys are powerful men but can also step you as well — a dual or triple threat,” To’omua said, according to the Rugby World Cup website. “We have got to hunt in packs — it is probably our best chance at eliminating their opportunities. Any time you get one of them one-on-one you might be struggling a little bit.”

He added: “Individual names wise, they are very strong in the backline but even [Leone] Nakarawa in the second row who I have come up against in Europe is a phenomenal player. One of the best in the world in my opinion.”

These sides met at the World Cup four years ago, when Australia dealt the Flying Fijians a 28-13 defeat.

Their prior World Cup meeting was even more lopsided: a 55-12 Wallabies victory in 2007. Fiji matched their best finish at a World Cup that year, reaching the quarter-finals.

“We know Australia are a very good team and present a big challenge for us but, because of our preparation, I know our team is mentally and physically ready for that challenge,” Fiji head coach John McKee said, per the Rugby World Cup website.

Pocock to Retire
Earlier this month, the 31-year-old Pocock announced he’d retire from test rugby at the conclusion of the World Cup.

“I feel like it’s time to move onto other things and contribute in other areas,” he said, according to The Associated Press.

He added: “On a personal note you reflect on the time you’ve had in a Wallabies jersey, what you’ve tried to add, the legacy you hope you’ll leave and then just the opportunity to play in front of family and friends one last time.”

Argentina VS France Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

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How to watch France vs. Argentina online for free
This year’s Rugby World Cup is being held in Tokyo, so international fans have been getting used to games airing early in the morning. If you want to watch France vs. Argentina, it will be broadcast live at 2:45 AM EST (11:45 AM PST / 7:45 AM BST) on Sept 21st, although most of the platforms showing the match will also allow you to watch on-demand later if you’d prefer. Read on to find out how to live stream the France vs. Argentina match for free, from abroad.

It’s important to note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. Unfortunately, there are almost always unlicensed streams of major sporting events like the Rugby World Cup. That said, we advise against using them; the video quality is often very low, and streams tend to lag excessively. Further, third-party streams can be taken offline at any time for violating copyright. You can easily watch France vs. Argentina online for free anyway, so there’s no advantage to using shady, unauthorized streams.

This fixture will only be shown on region-locked streaming services. This means that if there’s no official broadcaster in your country, you’ll need a VPN to watch.

How to watch France vs. Argentina live abroad with a VPN
Don’t worry; even if you’ve never used a VPN before, unblocking geo-restricted content is easy. Just follow the steps below to stream the France vs. Argentina match from anywhere for free.

Here’s how to watch France vs. Argentina live from anywhere:

First of all, sign up for a high-quality VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and CyberGhost are both excellent, low-cost alternatives.
Next, download the appropriate version of the app for your device, install it, and log in.
Connect to one of your VPN’s British servers (ideally in a large city like London or Manchester).
Create a free ITV Hub account. You’ll be asked to enter a postal code but there’s no verification in place and as such, any valid postal code will be accepted.
Finally, try playing a video on ITV Hub. Most of the time, it will play immediately. If not, clear your browser’s cookies and cache, then reload the page.
The France vs. Argentina Rugby World Cup match will be broadcast live, so it’s vital you make sure your VPN works ahead of time. This way, you’ll still have time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team should anything go wrong.

How to watch France vs. Argentina for free on UK TV
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This game, like every other Rugby World Cup fixture, will be broadcast live on ITV. As such, you can watch France vs. Argentina for free, either on traditional TV or online using ITV Hub. Don’t feel like getting up in the early hours of the morning? No problem; this match will be available on-demand for 30 days after it airs.

ITV Hub is completely free to use but UK law requires you to have a TV license if you want to watch anything online at the same time that it’s shown on TV. That said, this service doesn’t actually check whether you have a license, instead relying on an honor system.

This platform is region-locked and only available in the UK. You can still access it from abroad by connecting to a British VPN server, though. Still don’t have a VPN? ExpressVPN comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee; if you’re unsatisfied, just cancel during this time to claim a full refund.

Where else can I live stream the France vs. Argentina game online?
The Rugby World Cup is airing in over 30 countries, so it should be fairly simple for you to find a suitable local source. Take a look below to see which networks are showing the France vs. Argentina game where you are:

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NBC is the only network showing Rugby World Cup matches in the US. You can watch some of these online for free if your cable TV package includes NBC channels, but unfortunately, the France vs. Argentina game is only available to NBC Sports Gold subscribers.

Individual game passes cost $29.99 USD, which is extortionate and likely a ploy to get you to pay for the $199.99 Rugby World Cup Pass. This is particularly problematic given that the same content is being broadcast for free in other countries.

NBC Sports Gold is only available in the US. As such, you’ll need a VPN to use this platform from abroad.


French fans have it easy: TF1 will show every 2019 Rugby World Cup fixture online for free. You’ll have to create an account to watch but this only takes a second and just requires you to enter the usual personal information (name, date of birth, and so on).

It’s worth noting that this platform broadcasts exclusively in French and doesn’t allow you to use subtitles. Further, as it’s geo-restricted, you’ll have to either be in France or connected to a French VPN server before you can watch anything.

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Argentinians (and in fact, fans all across Latin America) can stream France vs. Argentina live, with Spanish commentary, on ESPN. You’ll have to sign in with your cable TV provider details, though, since currently, there’s no option to purchase an online-only subscription.

ESPN Deportes is geo-restricted, and you’ll have to be in a Latin American country to use it. However, if you’re currently abroad, you can use the service as normal by connecting to a VPN server in your home country.

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TSN will broadcast every 2019 Rugby World Cup fixture (including France vs. Argentina) live in Canada. If you already get TSN channels as part of your cable subscription, you can simply sign in and watch at no added cost.

Otherwise, you’ll have to purchase a digital pass; daily passes cost $4.99 CAD each while a monthly pass is $19.99 CAD. This service doesn’t include any trial period. Your payment method has to be linked to a Canadian address, so it’s near-impossible to sign up if you don’t usually live in Canada.

TSN is region-locked but if you connect to a Canadian VPN server, you can use it from abroad without any issues.

Other locations
Didn’t see your country above? Don’t worry: with official Rugby World Cup broadcasters in dozens of countries, there’s still a good chance you’ll be able to watch. Even if your region doesn’t have full coverage, matches including your national team are often broadcast on free-to-watch channels.

2019 Rugby World Cup: France vs. Argentina predictions
France has a considerable historical advantage here. It has reached the Rugby World Cup finals three times, whereas Argentina’s best position was 3rd. Further, France has won 36 of the 51 matches these two teams have played against one another, giving it a win rate of 70 percent.

That said, although the French national squad is the favorite for this match, it could go either way. Argentina might have lost its last four matches, but it was only by a handful of points each time, and these matches were against far more fearsome opponents, including the world’s second-ranked team, New Zealand.

See also: How to watch the Rugby World Cup online

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New Zealand VS South Africa Live’ Stream” RWC 2019, TV Coverage

New Zealand VS South Africa Live New Zealand v South Africa: five key duels
19 September 2019 | 21:48
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Defending champions New Zealand take on South Africa in their opening Pool B match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Saturday.

Let’s look at five key battles of the blockbuster showdown that will likely determine the pool winner:


Ardie Savea is currently touted as the world’s best back-row forward. The 25-year-old Kiwi and brother of winger Julian – the highest try scorer at the 2015 World Cup and now playing for Toulon in France – is dynamic in the loose, uncompromising in defence and avoids over-committing at ruck time.

Standing 1.87 (6 foot 2), Savea is one of the smaller All Black blindsides in recent years, but his destructive running meant he was too good to be left out and he is seen as the perfect foil for openside Sam Cane and No 8 Kieran Read.

But he will face a stern challenge from South Africa’s first-ever black captain Siya Kolisi.

The talismanic Stormers flanker has been a key part of the Rassie Erasmus-led turnaround of the national team and stands out as a more than able ball-carrier in an abrasive Bok forward pack.


Beauden Barrett, a former two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, has been moved to full-back by head coach Steve Hansen to accommodate Richie Mo’unga in the number 10 shirt.

It doesn’t seem to have hindered him, with Barrett’s talent and speed in open play, especially on the counter attack, marking him out as one of the world’s most dangerous players with ball in hand.

The flexible Barrett has said he is equally happy to play at 10 or 15.

On the Springbok side, full-back Willie Le Roux is also a devastating open-field runner and capable under the high ball, while Handre Pollard is an out-and-out fly-half, armed with a booming kick that will test Barrett to the max.


All Black No 8 Kieran Read is a veteran of 122 tests and has taken on the captaincy seamlessly since the retirement of backrow partner in crime Richie McCaw. A lot of the work Read does is not flashy, but devastatingly effective.

His Bok opponent is the also uncomprising Duane Vermeulen, a much-travelled forward who is a damaging runner in the loose and like most good Bok forwards, adept at the breakdown.

Read appears to be relishing the match-up. “He’s a top bloke, very aggressive, a big man who loves to carry and tackle hard. I enjoy that challenge,” Read says of Vermeulen.


The battle of the chirpy scrum-halves pits Aaron Smith in black against Faf de Klerk in green and gold.

Smith is a veteran of 87 tests for the All Blacks, proving a crucial link between the pack and backs.

De Klerk has thrived since joining English Premiership club Sale, honing his kicking game and decision-making. “The challenge for me is to put them under pressure… and from a tactical side, kick well and get some quick ball,” says De Klerk.


Bok lock Eben Etzebeth touched down in Japan under the shadow of an alleged assault and racial abuse of a homeless man in South Africa. The star enforcer, who has taken on the mantle left by greats Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield, denies the charges – with the investigation still ongoing – and will be looking to put the focus back on his on-field performance.

He will come up against Sam Whitelock, with All Black Brodie Retallick missing the game through injury. Whitelock, seeking to become a three-time winner alongside Sonny Bill Williams and Read, is a canny operator, a good go-to ball carrier who does a lot of the unseen clearing out work.

“It’s one of those test matches that every kid growing up wants to play,” says Whitelock.

“Having that opportunity to play South Africa at a World Cup in the opening game is pretty cool.”