The All Blacks and Wallabies played out a dramatic draw last weekend – here's how you can watch their next clash in Auckland

Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch game two

International rugby returned with a bang last weekend as New Zealand and Australia drew 16-16 in the first of four Bledisloe Cup games in 2020.

Neither side had played a Test since last year’s World Cup, but that did not stop them delivering a cracking match in Wellington and the same will be expected at Auckland’s Eden Park this Sunday (kick-off 4am UK & Ireland time).

Both teams have made changes to their line-ups for Game Two. Beauden Barrett is selected at full-back after his late withdrawal last week and All Blacks coach Ian Foster also gives Caleb Clarke his first Test start. The winger impressed off the bench last weekend and replaces George Bridge, who has been ruled out for six months due to injury.

The other change in the New Zealand back-line sees Anton Lienert-Brown come in at outside-centre, with Rieko Ioane dropping to the bench, while up front Dane Coles starts at hooker and Tupou Vaa’i comes in for Sam Whitelock, who is undergoing HIA protocols. Prop Alex Hodgman is also in line for his All Blacks debut after being named on the bench.

Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream

Centurion: Wallabies captain Michael Hooper played his 100th Test last weekend (Getty Images)

Dave Rennie has made two changes to the Wallabies starting XV. Brandon Paenga-Amosa comes in at hooker and Ned Hanigan will start at blindside. There are also two changes on the bench with Liam Wright and Jordan Petaia brought in as replacements.

New Zealand: Beauden Barrett; Jordie Barrett, Anton Lienert-Brown, Jack Goodhue, Caleb Clarke; Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Ofa Tuungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tupou Vaa’i, Shannon Frizell, Sam Cane (captain), Ardie Savea.

Replacements: Codie Taylor, Alex Hodgman, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Hoskins Sotutu, TJ Perenara, Rieko Ioane, Damian McKenzie.

Australia: Tom Banks; Filipo Daugunu, Hunter Paisami, Matt To’omua, Marika Koroibete; James O’Connor, Nic White; James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Taniela Tupou, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Matt Philip, Ned Hanigan, Michael Hooper (captain), Harry Wilson.

Replacements: Jordan Uelese, Scott Sio, Allan Alaalatoa, Rob Simmons, Liam Wright, Jake Gordon, Jordan Petaia, Reece Hodge.

In last weekend’s match, both sides scored two tries – Jordie Barrett and Aaron Smith crossed for the All Blacks while Wallaby wingers Filipo Daugunu and Marika Koroibete both touched down – and Reece Hodge had chance to win the match for the visitors in the 83rd minute, only for his long-range penalty to hit the post.

That led to a dramatic final few minutes – you can watch the highlights here…

Here we explain how to find a reliable live stream for the second Bledisloe Cup game of 2020 between New Zealand and Australia.

How to watch New Zealand v Australia from outside your country

If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local rugby coverage, 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.

Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland

It’s an early start for UK and Ireland viewers! New Zealand v Australia, which kicks off at 4am on Sunday morning, will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Arena and Mix channels. If that’s a little early for you, it is being repeated on Sky Sports Arena at 8am.

If you don’t have a Sky contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.

That’s because a Now TV pass allows you to get instant access to 11 Sky Sports channels. It’s £9.99 for a Day Pass if you just want to watch this match or £33.99 for a month, which would allow you to watch more rugby from the southern hemisphere over the coming weeks.

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


Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch from Australia

For those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show the Bledisloe Cup matches and you can watch Game Two of the 2020 New Zealand v Australia series at 2pm (AEST), with pre-game build-up from 1pm.

The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.

If you don’t want a long-term contract, you can also stream games live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.

Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch from New Zealand

Sky Sport NZ 1 will have live coverage of the second Bledisloe Cup fixture of 2020, with coverage starting at 3pm before kick-off at 4pm. The also have a ‘player cam’ option on Sky Sports Select.

It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.

Bledisloe Cup New Zealand v Australia live stream: How to watch from South Africa

In South Africa, tune into SuperSport’s Rugby, CSN or Grandstand channels from 5am to watch this Bledisloe Cup tie taking place in Auckland.

It will also be replayed on the Rugby channel at 10.30am and 4.10pm, and there are various highlights packages on CSN throughout the day.

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.

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  1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)
  2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad

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