Rugby World Cup: Where to watch Ireland vs New Zealand on TV and live stream

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Hurray! Cheer up, rugby fans; another glorious weekend of Rugby World Cup action is coming your way. Headlining Saturday’s action, Ireland will be taking on the All Blacks in a match many predicted well ahead of the tournament. Can the Wolfhounds knock out Ian Foster’s team? I guess we will know on Saturday.

You’ll have to see it to believe it, and we have all the latest information on where to watch Ireland vs New Zealand, whether you’re in the UK or abroad.

How to watch in the UK 

Want to watch Ireland vs. New Zealand on TV or looking for some information on Ireland vs New Zealand live streams in the UK? We’ve got your back–here’s everything you need to know about getting tuned in to this match in the UK:


Oh yeah! All Rugby World Cup games are free-to-air in the United Kingdom, meaning UK fans need to tune into ITV to watch Ireland vs New Zealand. This match will get the box seat on ITV1, starting at 15:00 GMT.


Haven’t had a television since the invention of laptops? Fair enough, but that’s no reason not to watch Ireland vs New Zealand. Eager rugby fans can catch Ireland vs New Zealand live stream on ITVX from any device.


Well gennych wylio rygbi yn Gymraeg? Then you’re in luck because those who’d rather watch Ireland vs New Zealand on TV with Welsh commentary can do so over on S4C, again, free-to-air.



Ireland vs New Zealand TV coverage and live streaming: International options

For those who aren’t tuning in from the UK, there are plenty of other ways to watch Ireland vs New Zealand. Here are some of our favorite options:


Irish rugby fans may be looking to keep an eye on the black (New Zealand) and the winners of Wales vs Argentina for later in the tournament. You can watch these two matches on either RTE or Virgin this weekend.

New Zealand 

SKY NZ is the destination for rugby lovers in New Zealand to get behind their Pacifika neighbors against big brother Australia, with also offering a live blog of the match.


French fans have plenty of options for watching Ireland vs New Zealand on TV this Saturday. Tune in via TF1, M6, or France TV to watch the match that may decide who moves through from the Quarterfinals.


We know every household in Fiji will be glued to the TV, and the best way to watch Ireland vs New Zealand on TV is through Fiji TV.


Aussies can get behind their team by tuning into Stan on TV or via the Ireland vs New Zealand live stream on Stan’s website.

United States

While the Eagles narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Rugby World Cup this year, United States rugby fans can watch Ireland vs New Zealand on TV by tuning into NBC. The provider will also offer an Ireland vs New Zealand live stream on their website.


Further north, TSN+ is the best place to catch this match. For those French-speaking fans in Canada, you’ll be better served by hopping over to RDS instead.

South Africa

The Springboks have had a powerful start to the Rugby World Cup, so you wouldn’t blame South African rugby fans for wanting to check out some of the competition. SABC and Super Sport are the best ways to catch the Ireland vs New Zealand livestream.

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