Don't miss the decider in the three-Test series Down Under

Australia v France live stream: How to watch the Test series

The British & Irish Lions 2021 tour to South Africa is not the only one to feature a three-Test series; France are playing a triple-header in Australia.

The two sides known for attacking rugby are playing three Tests in 11 days – and the first two have certainly been dramatic.

Noah Lolesio’s 83rd-minute penalty secured a 23-21 victory for the Wallabies in Brisbane after poor game management from the French in the closing minutes.

Then in the second Test in Melbourne, it was Melvyn Jaminet who sealed a two-point win for France with a late penalty of his own.

Now the series moves back to Brisbane for the decider – and you won’t want to miss it!

First Test: Australia 23-21 France, Wednesday 7 July, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Second Test: Australia 26-28 France, Tuesday 13 July, AAMI Park, Melbourne

Third Test: Australia v France, Saturday 17 July, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Related: What’s behind the France and Wallabies team breathing exercises?

France have rested a lot of their big names for this tour, including star scrum-half Antoine Dupont, but there is still plenty of talent in the squad.

The Wallabies are looking to find form ahead of the Rugby Championship, particularly after the Australian franchises struggled in the recent Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition.

Here are the teams for the crucial third Test and below are details of how to find a reliable live stream from different countries across the world.

Australia: Tom Banks; Filipo Daugunu, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, Marika Koroibete; Noah Lolesio, Tate McDermott; James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Allan Alaalatoa, Darcy Swain, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Lachlan Swinton, Michael Hooper (captain), Isi Naisarani.

Replacements: Jordan Uelese, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Matt Philip, Rob Valetini, Jake Gordon, Matt To’omua, Reece Hodge.

France: Melvyn Jaminet; Damian Penaud, Pierre-Louis Barassi, Arthur Vincent, Teddy Thomas; Antoine Hastoy, Baptiste Couilloud; Enzo Forletta, Gaetan Barlot, Sipili Falatea, Cyril Cazeaux, Romain Taofifenua, Dylan Cretin, Cameron Woki, Anthony Jelonch (captain).

Replacements: Anthony Etrillard, Quentin Walcker, Demba Bamba, Pierre-Henry Azagoh, Alexandre Becognee, Teddy Iribaren, Anthony Bouthier, Julien Heriteau.

How to watch Australia v France from outside your country

If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local rugby coverage, like the Australia v France series, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.

VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal live stream you would at home.

Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.

Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.

Australia v France live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland

Sky Sports‘ coverage of the decisive first Test starts at 10.55am on Sky Sports Action, with kick-off at 11am UK & Ireland time.

Sky TV and Sports packages are available from £45 a month.

If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the Lions tour takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.

Australia v France live stream: How to watch from France

In France, watch les Bleus’ take on the Wallabies on Canal+.

Australia v France live stream: How to watch from Australia

The third Australia-France Test, which kicks off at 8pm local time, will be shown on the Nine Network and Stan Sport.

It costs $10 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan – and there is also a seven-day free trial available.

Australia v France live stream: How to watch from New Zealand

Australia v France will be live on SKY Sport NZ 1, with the match kicking off at 10pm NZ time.

It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99).

Australia v France live stream: How to watch from South Africa

SuperSport has live coverage of this third Test from 11.50am (kick-off is noon South Africa time) on its Variety 2 channel.

There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.

Australia v France live stream: How to watch from the USA

The Wallabies-France Test will be live streamed on, with kick-off of 6am EST and 3am on the West Coast.

Australia v France live stream: How to watch from Asia

Premier Sports Asia has the rights to broadcast this Test in 22 territories in Asia – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

A monthly subscription to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or a rolling annual contract is $129.99.

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