Five-time champions and hosts New Zealand are looking to seal another appearance in the Women's Rugby World Cup finals they take on France in the second of today's last-four clashes. The Black Ferns breezed into this semi-final after hammering Wales in Whangarei last weekend. Read on to find out how to watch a New Zealand vs France live stream from anywhere - including ways to watch the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final absolutely FREE.
Dates: Saturday, November 5
Kick-off time: 6.30am GMT, 7.30pm NZDT, 7.30am CET, 5.30pm AEDT, 2.30am ET, 11.30pm PT, 8.30am SAST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
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New Zealand's quarter-final match saw legendary wing Portia Woodman score a brace and claim the record for leading try-scorer in women's Rugby World Cup history with 20 so far. Standing in the way of Woodman extending her tally on today are a French side that with their tails up after a dominant 39-3 win over Italy.
The hosts will need to be on their guard against danger woman Joanna Grisez, with the wing delivering a devastating match-winning performance against the Italians that was topped off with a hat-tick of tries.
Follow our guide as we explain how to get a New Zealand vs France live stream wherever you are and watch the Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final for FREE in some places.
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How to watch a FREE New Zealand vs France Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final live stream
The great news for rugby fans in the UK is that every game of the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup is being shown on free-to-air ITV including this semi-final clash between New Zealand vs France.
Coverage starts on ITV1 at 6am in the early hours of Saturday morning, ahead of the 6.30am kick-off.
That also means you'll be able to watch the game live for free on the network's streaming service ITV Hub.
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 New Zealand vs France from outside your country
We've recommended some of the best places to live stream the Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 semi-final between New Zealand vs France below. But might run into a problem trying to access them if you're outside of your country. This is because of something called geo-blocking.
Simply follow our VPN advice below to get around that issue, thanks to a great bit of software that allows you to relocate your device back to your country of residence - thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home.
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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, eg: 'UK' for ITV Hub.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - so that might be ITV Hub for UK citizens abroad.
How to watch New Zealand vs France for FREE in New Zealand
Rugby fans in New Zealand can watch eight games of the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup for free, courtesy of Three.
It's showing both semi-finals, including New Zealand vs France, and the final live.
You'll also be able to live stream its coverage on the channel's ThreeNow platform, which is available on a wide range of devices.
Hardcore fans, however, may instead want to look at Spark Sport, which is live streaming every single match.
Spark Sport offers a 7-day FREE trial so you can try before you buy, and once that expires, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes plenty of Black Caps cricket action, Champions League football, the European Rugby Champions Cup, F1, MotoGP, NFL and WTA tennis.
Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.
Whichever option you go for, New Zealand vs France kicks off at 7.30pm NZDT.
How to live stream the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final in Canada
TSN is the place to watch the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup in Canada.
If you get the channel as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to a Women's Rugby World Cup live stream.
If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
New Zealand vs France is set to start at 2.30am ET / 11.30pm PT.
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How to watch New Zealand vs France 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup semi-final in Australia
Stan Sport is the home of the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup in Australia, with the streaming service showing every single match ad-free, including New Zealand vs France.
A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.
Stan Sport is also the place to watch Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League football, as well as Formula E.
New Zealand v France is set to start at 5.30pm AEDT.
If you're currently out of Australia but want to watch a Women's Rugby World Cup live stream, you'll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions above.
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How to watch 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup: live stream New Zealand vs France in South Africa
Fans looking to watch the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup in South Africa can catch all the action on SuperSport Grandstand.
New Zealand v France is set to start at 8.30am SAST.
If you're not going to be able to watch on your TV, you can also tune in via the network's streaming service for PC and Mac, as well as via SuperSport's dedicated app.
How to live stream 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup: New Zealand vs France in the US without cable
Rugby fans can watch every game of the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup on Peacock TV in the US. Away from home during the tournament?
The Peacock price comes in at a very affordable $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of Premier League soccer, every big WWE event, plus the NFL and plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $9.99 a month for commercial-free coverage, too.
New Zealand vs France kicks off at 2.30am ET / 11.30pm PT on Friday night / Saturday morning.
If you subscribe to Peacock and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below -we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
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2021 Women's Rugby World Cup fixtures: schedule, times and dates
All times NZDT
Saturday 5th November
4.30pm - Canada vs England
7.30pm - New Zealand vs France
Saturday 12th November
4.30pm - Third-Place Playoff
7.30pm - Final
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