Mission Save Ian Foster isn't off to the ideal start. The All Blacks head coach and, by extension skipper Sam Kane, were granted the two Rugby Championship clashes with South Africa to save their jobs. Suffering their heaviest defeat to the Springboks in nearly a century was not the plan, and both men really are down to their final, final chance today. Read on as our guide explains how to get a South Africa vs New Zealand live stream and watch the 2022 Rugby Championship online from anywhere.
Having pulled up lame in training, Bongi Mbonambi is a late withdrawal from the South African ranks, with hooker Joseph Dweba stepping in. Faf de Klerk, who was knocked unconscious in the opening minute of last week's match, steps aside for Jaden Hendrikse, while Jesse Kriel starts on the right flank in place of Kurt-Lee Arendse.
Beauden Barrett is fit enough for the bench at Ellis Park Stadium, having landed horribly on his neck after a mid-air collision that resulted in a red card and a four-week ban for Arendse. Richie Mo’unga starts in his place, with props Ethan de Groot and Tyrel Lomax making their first starts of the year.
Date: Saturday, August 13
Kick-off time: 5.05pm SAST (local) / 4.05pm BST / 11.05am ET / 1.05am AEST / 3.05am NZST
Venue: Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Live stream: SuperSport (SA) | Sky Sports (UK) | FloRugby (US) | Stan Sport (AU) | Sky Sport (NZ)
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26-10 was the final score in Mbombela, and it was a fair reflection of the match. The All Blacks fell behind after a beautifully worked Arendse try inside 10 minutes, and never really threatened to overturn the Springboks' lead.
Caleb Clarke and Shannon Frizell provided a rare moment of quality for the All Blacks, but moments after crossing the whitewash Frizell dropped a pass from Cane that allowed Willie le Roux and Handré Pollard to apply the gloss.
Having now lost five of their past six Tests to tumble down to No.5 in the world rankings - an all-time low for the nation that eats, breathes and sleeps rugby - it's clear that whatever happens today, a reset is needed ahead of the World Cup. Follow our guide as we explain how to get a South Africa vs New Zealand live stream of the Rugby Championship game wherever you are.
How to watch South Africa vs New Zealand: live stream rugby in the UK
Rugby fans based in the UK can watch South Africa vs New Zealand on Sky Sports, with kick-off set for 4.05pm BST on Saturday afternoon.
Coverage starts on Sky Sports Action at 3.55pm BST.
Sky customers with a Sky Sports subscription can also watch South Africa vs New Zealand on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles. If you want to sign up, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
If you don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract, consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.
Watch a South Africa vs New Zealand live stream from outside your country
If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your regular coverage of the game, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a South Africa vs New Zealand live stream in particular parts of the world.
They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.
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How to watch Springboks vs New Zealand: live stream rugby in South Africa
Rugby fans looking to watch Springboks vs New Zealand in South Africa can catch the action on SuperSport Grandstand, with kick-off set for 5.05pm SAST on Saturday afternoon.
And 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 watch South Africa vs All Blacks: live stream rugby in New Zealand
Fans can watch South Africa vs All Blacks on Sky Sport in New Zealand, but be warned that kick-off is set for the brutal time of 3.05am NZST on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
Sky Sport subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a pass costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.
How to watch rugby in the US: live stream South Africa vs New Zealand
Dedicated rugby streaming service FloRugby has the broadcast rights for the South Africa vs New Zealand game in the US, with kick-off set for 11.05am ET / 8.05am PT on Saturday morning.
A monthly FloRugby subscription costs $29.99, with an annual subscription costing $150 that you can sign up to on the website.
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.
How to watch South Africa vs New Zealand: live stream rugby in Australia
Rugger fans can watch South Africa vs New Zealand on Stan Sport in Australia, with a subscription costing $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub).
Better still, you can live stream South Africa vs New Zealand for free if you're a new customer, thanks to the 7-day Stan Sport FREE trial. The only catch is that kick-off is set for 1.05am AEST on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Stan Sport, you can use a quality VPN to tap into its coverage from wherever you are.