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How to watch England vs South Africa: Live stream the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final free

England play South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final at 9am on Saturday morning. The game is free to watch on ITV in the UK

England toppled two-time defending champions New Zealand 19-7 to make the Rugby World Cup Final 2019. In the other bracket, South Africa defeated Wales 19-16 to join England in a World Cup Final after 12 years.

England starts with a slight edge as they’ve displaced the All Blacks as the number one team in world rugby, with the Springboks one place behind. New Zealand is the only team that South Africa have lost to in this World Cup, while England has a flawless record, albeit one game being called off due to Typhoon Hagibis.

One record that England will want to end is that – apart from Australia in 1991 – every side that has beaten New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-final or semi-final has failed to win the William Web Ellis Cup. That’s a testament to how strong New Zealand is and what it takes for a side – both physically and mentally – to triumph against them.

If England can replicate their performance against the All Blacks last week, there’s no doubt they will win, but will they dig deep to overcome one last hurdle and bring the World Cup back home after 16 long years?

Unlike England, South Africa cannot afford to play the way they did against Wales last week. Some may argue England have had a tougher road to the final than the Springboks, but this can also work in South Africa’s favour.

Regardless of what happens on Sunday, both England and South Africa have a solid, young core that can put up a brave fight on the pitch for years to come.

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England vs South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019 Final

England team for the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final

Head coach: Eddie Jones

Team: Elliott Daly, Anthony Watson, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell (captain), Jonny May, George Ford, Ben Youngs, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Marler, Dan Cole, George Kruis, Mark Wilson, Ben Spencer, Henry Slade, Jonathan Joseph

South Africa team for the Rugby World Cup 2019 Final

Head coach: Rassie Erasmus

Team: Willie Le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am, Damian De Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Handre Pollard, Faf De Klerk, Tendai Mtawarira, Mbongeni Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, De Jager, Siya Kolisi (captain), Pieter-Steph Du Toit, Duane Vermeulen

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitschoff, Vincent Koch, Rg Snyman, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw, Herschel Jantjies, Frans Steyn

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What time is England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup Final and what channel is the game on?

The game starts at 9am BST on Saturday, 2 November, and takes place at the purpose-built International Stadium in Yokohama, Japan that can accommodate around 70,000 people.

UK viewers can watch the game for free because the entire tournament is being broadcast on ITV. Similarly, Kiwi viewers can also watch the game free on Spark Sport.

If you’re away from the country, simply use a good VPN service (like ExpressVPN) to live stream the game on your device.

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How to watch England vs South Africa free in the UK: ITV

ITV will stream the Rugby World Cup Final in the UK. The ITV broadcasting team is led by Mark Pougatch and Jill Douglas, with an experienced pundit line-up in the form of Sir Clive Woodward, Bryan Habana, Jonny Wilkinson, Sam Warburton, Brian O’Driscoll, Paul O’Connell, Gareth Thomas, and others.

ITV has designed an interactive set to allow its presenters to demonstrate different plays, similar to what you see on the Premier League and other broadcast coverage. The coverage will also include a new version of the iconic Rugby World Cup anthem, World In Union, by Emeli Sande as its theme music.

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How to watch England vs South Africa in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport

If you’re based in South Africa, Namibia or any of the other sub-Saharan African territories, then your best option to watch the Rugby World Cup semi-final is SuperSport.

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How to watch England vs South Africa free in New Zealand: Spark Sport

The best way to stream live coverage of the bronze medal match between New Zealand and Wales on Friday, 1 November, at 9PM UK time and watch the Final taking place the following day at the same time is to subscribe to Spark Sport.

The popular streaming service is offering free live streams of the Rugby World Cup. Apart from this tournament, Spark Sport also lets you watch live streams of the ongoing Premier League and NBA seasons.

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How to watch England vs South Africa in Australia: Kayo Sports

Australia put an end to England’s 2015 World Cup campaign and England returned the favour in the quarter-final two weeks ago. Regardless of whether you’re an Australian fan supporting South Africa or looking for England to defeat them, your best place to follow the mouth-watering semi-final clash is Kayo Sports.

The service lets you stream over 50 sports on any of your devices. Its basic plan costs $25 and lets you stream content to two devices simultaneously. The channel broadcasts other sporting events, including the EFL Championship, NBA, Formula 1 and NFL, among dozens of other sports and even e-sports.

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How to watch England vs South Africa in Ireland: EIRCOM

New Zealand knocked Ireland out of the Rugby World Cup by defeating them 46-14 in the quarter-final. Ireland will be glad that neighbours England took revenge on their behalf. To watch England vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final in Ireland, you’ll need to log in to EIRCOM.

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How to watch England vs South Africa abroad: use ExpressVPN

You can’t watch ITV outside the UK or SuperSport outside South Africa even if you have a valid subscription unless you use a good VPN service. While there are many free and paid-for services, we only know of one that will confidently let you access both online services regardless of where in the world you’re watching from.

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ExpressVPN: Among all the VPN services we’ve tried, ExpressVPN has the fastest speeds and strict no-logs policy. You can be confident that your data is in safe hands because the service has been independently audited by PwC to prove that it doesn’t store any identifiable user data.

The service can be used on five devices at the same time and there’s 24/7 customer support in case you need to find something urgently. In the rare case you don’t like it, there’s a 30-day no-questions-asked moneyback guarantee, so you really have nothing to lose. Even better, our readers get 49% off the one-year plan!

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