Ireland vs Australia live stream: how to watch Autumn Nations Series rugby online today

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Ireland will be looking to maintain their 100 percent winning record in this year's Autumn Nations as they take on Australia at the Aviva Stadium today in their final match of the series. Meanwhile, Australia have some pride to restore. Here's how to watch an Ireland vs Australia live stream from anywhere, as the rain pours down from the dark Dublin skies. Expect a muddy encounter!

Ireland vs Australia live stream

Date: Saturday, November 19

Kick-off time: 8pm GMT / 7am AEDT (Sun) / 9am NZDT (Sun)/ 10pm SAST / 4pm ET

Venue: The Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Live streams: Amazon Prime FREE trial (UK) | Virgin Media (IRE) |Sky Sport (NZ) | Stan Sport FREE trial (AU) | SuperSport (SA) | FloRugby (US) | DAZN FREE trial (CA)

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After a thrilling 19-16 win over the Springboks in their series opener, Ireland were somewhat underwhelming last weekend as they recovered to win 35-17 against Fiji and know a similar below-par performance won't likely cut it against a Wallabies side wounded by a shock defeat.  Captain Johnny Sexton has recovered from a dead leg sustained against South Africa and will lead out his side once more today, with Stuart McCloskey and Garry Ringrose set to start in midfield for Andy Farrell's side.

The Aussies come into this clash against the No1 ranked side with their pride dented after suffering their first ever defeat to Italy with a 28-27 loss in Florence. Dave Rennie has picked Wallabies rookie Mark Nawaqanitawase to make a surprise start for the tourists. The most recent match-up between these two teams was back in 2018, when Ireland beat the Wallabies 20-16 in Sydney to seal a 2-1 summer series win.

Follow our guide as we explain all the ways to watch an Ireland vs Australia live stream today, as well as the rest of the 2022 Autumn Nations Series.

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How to watch Ireland vs Australia: live stream FREE Autumn Nations rugby in Ireland

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Irish rugby fans not lucky enough to get tickets to the Aviva on Saturday can watch Ireland vs Australia for FREE, with Virgin Media Two broadcasting the game.

Kick-off is set for 8pm GMT on Saturday evening, with coverage getting underway at 7pm GMT.

This means you can also live stream Saturday's Autumn Nations match using Virgin Media Player - or check out its TV Anywhere app, which is available for nearly all modern devices including smartphones, tablets, computers and more. Away from home?

Use a VPN to watch the free live stream from abroad.

How to live stream Ireland vs Australia from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and try to stream 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.

Use a VPN to watch Ireland vs Australia rugby from anywhere

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How to watch Ireland vs Australia FREE in the UK

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Amazon has the rights to broadcast this autumn international clash in the UK.

Ireland vs Australia kicks off at 8pm GMT on Saturday evening, and Amazon Prime members can live stream all of the action at no additional cost.

An Amazon Prime membership costs £95 per year or £8.99 per month, but new users can sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial with full access to live sports coverage, Amazon's library of TV shows and films as well as free one-day delivery on purchases from Amazon's online store during that time.

Not in the UK but still want to watch the rugby on your Prime account? Your best option is to download and install a VPN and then log in to a UK IP address.

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How to watch Ireland vs Australia: live stream rugby in South Africa


Rugby fans looking to watch the Ireland vs Australia game in South Africa can tune in via subscription service SuperSport. Kick-off is set for 10pm SAST on Saturday night.

And if you're not going to be in front of 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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How to watch Ireland vs Australia: live stream rugby in Australia


In Australia you can tune in to Ireland vs Australia on Stan Sport, though prepare for a super late night, as kick-off is set for 7am AEDT on Sunday morning.

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

If you're currently out of Australia but want to watch a a Ireland vs Australia live stream, you'll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions above. 

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How to live stream Ireland vs Australia in New Zealand


Sky Sport 1 is showing Ireland vs Australia in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 9am NZDT on Sunday morning. 

If you wake up in time, 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. 

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 rugby in the US: live stream Ireland vs Australia


Dedicated rugby streaming service FloRugby has the broadcast rights to show the Ireland vs Australia game in the US, with kick-off set for 4pm ET / 1pm PT on Saturday.

FloRugby is the home of all of the autumn internationals rugby 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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Ireland vs Australia live stream: watch rugby in Canada 


Ireland vs Australia kicks off at 4pm ET / 1pm PT on Saturday, and it's being shown by DAZN in Canada.

The streaming service is not only showing plenty of rugby action, but it's also the place to watch the NFL, and Premier League and Champions League soccer. 

If you decide to keep DAZN, you'll pay $20-a-month or an annual subscription of $150, and the service is available via a dedicated apps for a wide array of platforms and devices, including iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, and most modern Smart TVs.

You can sign up and get started straight away - free trial or not - by heading to the DAZN website now.

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