Australia vs South Africa live stream: how to watch Rugby Championship fourth round from anywhere today, TV channel

Hunter Paisami of the Wallabies is tackled by Makazole Mapimpi of the Springboks during The Rugby Championship
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The second Rugby Championship face-off in a week between the Springboks and the Wallabies today sees Australia looking to maintain their strong home record against South Africa. The Springboks had been expected to finally break a nine-year wait for a win on Aussie turf in Adelaide last weekend, but came up short, with the hosts claiming a 5-17 victory. What can they do today? Read on as our guide explains what TV channel you'll need and how to watch an Australia vs South Africa live stream from anywhere in the world - including ways to watch for FREE!

Australia vs South Africa live stream

Date: Saturday, September 3

Kick-off time: 7.35pm AEST / 11.35am SAST / 9.35pm NZST / 10.35am BST / 5.35am ET

Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 

FREE live stream: 9Now (Aus)

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Global live streams: Stan Sport (Aus) | SuperSport (SA) | Sky Sport (NZ) | Sky Sports (UK) | FloRugby (US)

Two tries from flanker Fraser McReight helped Australia edge past the world champions in arguably the Wallabies' best display of the year so far. Last weekend's match saw Australia lose Tom White to a yellow card after half an hour but the host's defence held firm for a memorable win.

South Africa have made eight changes to their team for today's clash, with head coach Jacques Nienaber opting to move Damian Willemse to fly-half and put Jesse Kriel into the centres, amid an injury crisis that has placed Handre Pollard, Lukhanyo Am and Pieter-Steph du Toit on the sidelines.

Australia coach Dave Rennie has meanwhile named an unchanged side for this game at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Follow our guide as we explain all the ways to watch an Australia vs South Africa live stream online from anywhere.

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How to watch Australia vs South Africa FREE in Australia


Aussie rugby fans can watch the Wallabies take on South Africa once more without paying a penny.

The game will also be shown on free-to-air television on 9Gem (Sydney and Brisbane), Channel 9 (Melbourne and Adelaide) and 9Go (Perth), with coverage beginning at 7:00pm AEST ahead of the 7.35pm kick-off.

You can also fire up an Australia vs South Africa live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is completely free to use, too, and compatible with laptops, tablets, mobiles and an array of streaming services such as Apple TV, Chromecast, Fetch, PlayStation, Amazon Fire and smart TVs. Away from home?

Use a VPN to watch 9Now from anywhere in the world.

Die-hard rugby fans might also want to take a look at Stan Sport, which is live streaming every single Rugby Championship match, including this one.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.

How to live stream Australia vs South Africa from outside your country

If you're outside your country of residence - whether that be the UK or anywhere else - and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you'll soon discover that you can't, as it's location restricted. But there is a way to tune in regardless.

By downloading and installing a VPN, you can effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back at home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage without having to find an illegal stream - assuming you comply with the broadcaster's fine print, of course - specifically its terms and conditions.

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Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location

3. Go to the broadcaster's live stream - so if you're from Australia, just head to the 9Now site or app

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How to watch Australia vs Springboks: live stream Rugby Championship in South Africa


Rugby fans looking to watch the Springboks vs Australia game in South Africa can tune in via subscription service SuperSport, which is the place to watch every Rugby Championship game. 

Kick-off is set for 11.35am SAST on Saturday morning, with the build-up starting at 11.25am.

And if you're away from your TV for this game, you can also watch the action via the network's streaming service for PC and Mac, as well as via SuperSport's dedicated app.

If you want to catch SuperSport's coverage but are out of the country, you can use a VPN to tune in from anywhere. 

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Watch Australia vs South Africa live stream in New Zealand


Sky Sport is showing the Australia vs South Africa game in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 9.35pm NZST on Saturday night. 

Sky Sport subscribers can live stream the game via the Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs just $19.99. The service is showing every Rugby Championship match.

Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use the VPN route outlined earlier to access their preferred coverage just like they would at home.

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How to watch Australia vs South Africa: live stream Rugby Championship in the UK


In the UK, live coverage of the Australia vs South Africa game comes courtesy of Sky Sports, which is showing all of the Rugby Championship action.

The game starts at 10.35am BST on Saturday morning, with coverage on Sky Sports Arena starting five minutes before kick-off. 

Sky subscribers can watch on-the-go or stream on a range of devices with the provider's Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles. 

For rugby fans without Sky, the best alternative is the more flexible streaming option, Now TV, where you can buy a Sky Sports membership.

Not in the UK right now? No worries - you can download and install a VPN to port yourself back home to tune in as normal. 

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How to watch Australia vs South Africa: live stream Rugby Championship in the US


Dedicated rugby streaming service FloRugby has the broadcast rights to show the Australia vs South Africa game in the US. 

Kick-off isn't at the most convenient of times Stateside, with the Springboks vs Wallabies set to start at 5.35am ET / 2.35am PT on Saturday morning.

FloRugby is the home of all of the Rugby Championship action, and a monthly subscription costs $29.99, with an annual subscription costing $150. 

Both packages give you access to the entire FloSports network, which includes coverage of cycling, motorsport and American Football, all of which can be watched on a range of devices, including iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV.

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How to watch Australia vs South Africa: live stream Rugby Championship in Canada 


In Canada, you can live stream Australia vs South Africa courtesy of TSN, which is showing every Rugby Championship game online.

With kick-off set for 5.35am ET / 2.35am PT on early on Saturday morning, prepare to lose some sleep.

The game is being shown online-only, and the good news is that the TSN Direct streaming service costs just $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month and can be purchased by anyone - regardless of whether you have the channel as part of a pay TV package in the country or not.

Having said that, existing subscribers should note they can log-in to watch TSN live streams at no extra charge with details of their provider. 

If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.

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