A place in the final of the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup awaits. This Saturday, England, Canada, France and hosts New Zealand will fight it out as the final four for the showpiece event. Semi-final Saturday gets going with Canada vs England at 3.30am GMT (11.30pm ET). New Zealand vs France kicks off at 6.30am GMT (1.30am ET). Read on to find out how to watch a 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup live stream from anywhere - including ways to watch the semi-finals absolutely FREE.
As the world No.1 ranked side, and with their 30-game winning streak to protect, the expectation lies heavy on the Red Roses to reach their seventh Rugby World Cup final, but a very good Canadian team will have something to say about that. Both have a strong physical aspect to their gameplay and many will be expecting this to come down to a competition of which pack has the edge, but there are dangerous runners on both teams that the backs will need to look out for.
The other side of the competition feels like anyone's guess. The French have beaten New Zealand before but they haven't quite looked like a team capable of that in the competition so far, and to best the Black Ferns on their own patch will be tricky. But, of course, the nature of France is that they are capable of raising their game when it counts. It's going to be a nail-biter.
Follow our guide as we explain how to get a 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup live stream wherever you are - starting with how to watch every game of the Women's Rugby World Cup for FREE in the UK and Ireland.
How to watch a FREE 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup 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 TV, with ITV and ITV4 the channels to tune into.
The only catch is that most games take place in the late night or early morning. Away from home?
S4C is offering Welsh-language coverage of every Wales match. Live coverage is being streamed on the S4C YouTube channel and S4C Clic, while primetime full-match replays will be shown on S4C, S4C Clic and BBC iPlayer.
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 Women's Rugby World Cup from outside your country
We've recommended some of the best places to live stream Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 games 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.
Use a VPN to live stream Women's Rugby World Cup 2021 from anywhere
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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, 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 Women's Rugby World Cup FREE online in Ireland
The Shamrocks may have missed the cut, but every single game of the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup is being shown for FREE in Ireland too, with coverage being provided by RTÉ.
Away from home?
You can also watch the action online via the RTÉ Player service, which can be accessed via your browser or via dedicated iOS and Android apps.
How to watch 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup 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 delayed coverage of all of the Black Ferns' pool games and two quarterfinals, and showing both semi-finals 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.
How to watch 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup 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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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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How to live stream 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup in Canada
TSNis 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.
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.
2021 Women's Rugby World Cup fixtures: schedule, times and dates
All times NZDT
Saturday 5th November
4.30pm - Canada vs England (3.30am GMT)
7.30pm - New Zealand vs France (6.30am GMT)
Saturday 12th November
4.30pm - Third-Place Playoff
7.30pm - Final
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.