New Zealand vs Australia live stream: How to watch Bledisloe Cup rugby online from anywhere
Can the Wallabies end a near two-decade wait to finally prise the Bledisloe Cup away from their antipodean neighbours?
Read on for your full guide to getting a live stream, and watch New Zealand vs Australia rugby online from anywhere.
The omens aren't good for the Aussies, with two of the three matches in this series due to be played at Eden Park, a venue where the Wallabies haven't tasted victory for 35 years.
The Wallabies nevertheless beat New Zealand in a thrilling last meeting between the two sides in the Rugby Championship back in November and will come into this match with a degree of confidence.
Both teams come into this series in good form, with Australia having beaten France in an engrossing three-game series in July.
The All Blacks meanwhile look to be at their ominous best, having clocked up a ridiculous 219 points during their warm-up games against Tonga and Fiji.
It's set to be an unmissable clash for any discerning rugby fan - read on for full details on how to get a New Zealand vs Australia live stream no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.
New Zealand vs Australia Bledisloe Cup: Where and when?
This first match of the series is set to take place at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday, August 7.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7.05pm NZST local time so that's a 8.05am BST BST start for folks tuning in from the UK and a 3.05am ET start for those in the US. For Rugby fans Down Under it's a 5.05pm AEST Saturday afternoon kick off.
How to watch the Bledisloe Cup online from outside your country
We have details of all the US, Irish, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this clash further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching the between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked. That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.
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How to watch the Bledisloe Cup live in Australia
If you're planning on watching this Bledisloe Cup clash Down Under, then you'll need to be a subscriber to streaming service Stan Sports as the network holds exclusive live broadcast rights to the series for Australia.
A subscription to Stan will set you back AUS$10 a month, with the Stan Sports add-on costing a further AUS$10 a month. The great news is that the service is currently offering a FREE 7-day trial of the add-on, which if you time it right, should allow you to watch a couple of the Tour matches for nothing. Today, you'll need to be ready to tune in at 5.05pm AEST on Saturday afternoon for kick-off, with coverage starting at 4.30pm AEST.
How to stream Bledisloe Cup live in New Zealand
Pay TV network Sky Sport has the rights to show the All Blacks vs Australia in New Zealand, with kick-off set to take place at 7.05pm NZST on Saturday evening. Coverage starts at 6.30pm. If you're Sky Sport subscriber, you can live stream the Bledisloe Cup game 1 via the Sky Go service, while cord-cutters have the option of the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.
How to watch New Zealand vs Australia online in the US
Streaming service FloRugby has exclusive broadcast rights to Bledisloe Cup matches in the USA.
A FloRugby monthly subscription will currently set you back costs $29.99, while an annual subscription is priced at $150. Both options give you access to the rest of the 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.
Kick-off for New Zealand vs Australia is at 3.05am ET / 12.05am PT on Friday night / Saturday morning.
Can I stream New Zealand vs Australia live in the UK and Ireland?
It's not good news for rugby fans in the UK and Ireland looking to watch this clash between these two rivals, with no confirmed broadcaster for the match in the region at the time of writing.
The only real alternative is to use a VPN service as outlined above, set your location to a country on this page that is broadcasting and go from there.
Can I stream New Zealand vs Australia live in Canada?
It's a similar story for fans of egg chasing in Canada, with no confirmed broadcaster for this series.
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