New Zealand vs Australia live stream: how to watch today's rugby match from anywhere

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When it comes to Rugby World Cup warm ups, they don't get much bigger than this. The All Blacks versus the Wallabies going head-to-head to assert dominance in their hunt for rugby's biggest prize. And the best bit? You can watch all the action and assess the teams' form with a New Zealand vs Australia live stream and this guide. 

And it's the Wallabies who will go into the game on top, after beating New Zealand in the first leg of the Bledisloe Cup, 47-26 in Perth - denying the All Blacks yet another Rugby Championship in the process. As such they've only made one change to the starting line-up for this next game as lock Adam Coleman replaces injured Rory Arnold.

New Zealand vs Australia - where and when

Today's New Zealand vs Australia match will be played at Eden Park, Auckland.

Kick-off is at 7.35pm Auckland local time, 5.35pm AEST, so that's 8.35am BST for those looking to watch the game live in the UK.

On the other hand the All Blacks have decided to dump their wonder wingers Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane and centurion prop Owen Franks. If Australia can win at Auckland, for the first time in 33 years, they will return home with the cup. Having lost their last 22 tests in New Zealand, it's a tall order.

As such this should be a very exciting, hard fought game, and you can watch it all where you are using this New Zealand vs Australia live stream guide.

How to watch the rugby from outside your country

Down below, there's the local broadcast options if you're in Australia or New Zealand, as well as the UK, US and Canada.

If you're abroad this weekend and try to live stream the rugby online from your country's broadcaster, you'll be annoyed to discover that it won't work due to geo-blocking. Thankfully, using a VPN service will allow you to watch today's rugby union action no matter where in the world you are.

They're surprisingly easy to use and have the double benefit of giving you an extra layer of security as you surf the web. There are lots of options, and we've tested loads of them - our #1 pick is ExpressVPN due to its speed, security and sheer simplicity to use. We also love that it can be used on so many operating systems and devices (e.g. iOS, Android, Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, Roku, games consoles, etc).

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How to live stream the Wallabies in Australia for FREE

Fantastic news, Wallabies fans. This one's being shown absolutely free on Network 10, with coverage getting started at 5pm AEST. That means you can also watch online at the 10 Play website or on your tablet or phone (both Android and Apple) via the 10 Play app.

Fox Sports Australia also has the rights to show this year's Bledisloe Cup clashes with the All Blacks. It doesn't come cheap, but there is a two week free trial if you want to give it a try before you buy. 

Don't have/want Fox? Your other option is to grab a more temporary sub from up-and-coming service Kayo Sports. It carries loads of sporting events and you can cancel any time. Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

The Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps means you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you'll need a VPN if you're taking that abroad).

How to watch the All Blacks in New Zealand

There's no free way to watch in New Zealand - Sky Sports has the coverage in New Zealand. For those without a subscription, free-to-air Prime will have delayed coverage of today's game as well as each All Blacks match during the tournament. 

If you're looking to stream the coverage live to your mobile device, Sky Go is the service you need. 

Kick-off is at 7.35pm NZST.

Outside New Zealand today? You could give a VPN a try as per the instructions above to tune in to your coverage.

How to stream New Zealand vs Australia live in the UK 

Sky Sports has the rights so you'll need to have that if you want to catch today's match between the All Blacks and the Wallabies. For streaming on your mobile device, Sky Go is the service you need. 

You can also stream the Sky Sports coverage live via Now TV, which offers attractive limited-time passes for Sky Sports starting at £8.99 per day and £14.99 a week. Getting it for a month is the best value however, costing £34 for all that sport - you'll also get Premier League football, Ashes cricket and loads more.

If you find yourself outside the UK and want to watch one of the games, don't worry about geo-blockers on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action. 

How to watch New Zealand vs Australia: US live stream

The bad news is that Australia vs New Zealand won't be shown on regular TV in the US. However you will be able to watch the game via ESPN+, the digital streaming service from ESPN. We thought that ESPN+ only had the first match when it was in the Rugby Championship, but the service's schedule says that it will show this encounter, too.

You can sign up for ESPN+ right here for $4.99 per month, and then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the ESPN app.

Alternatively, it appears you can also watch the game via Rugby Pass which lets you live stream all the action through a browser.

It'll be an early morning/late night, mind you. Kick-off is at 3.30am ET / 12.30am PT in the early hours of Saturday.

How to live stream New Zealand vs Australia in Canada

TSN is the network you need for watching the rugby in Canada, with live coverage split across TSN2, TSN5 and online via the TSN website and TSN App. 

No access to TSN? Don't be disheartened. Instead, scroll this page upwards and check out how to use a VPN to live stream the Rugby Championship coverage from another location.