The Rugby World Cup hosts play their penultimate Pool A match in Marseille


Les Bleus were underwhelming in their win over Uruguay, but surely they’ll bounce back in their next Rugby World Cup match tonight? You can find out by tuning in to watch a France v Namibia live stream right now! This article will give you all the details you need, including how to watch for FREE on ITV4 and ITVX in the UK.

Stade de Marseille is hosting France v Namibia this evening with kick-off coming soon at 8:00pm (BST). With two wins from two, France are edging closer to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. See below for all the details you need to tune in – if you’re watching from outside your country, you can use a VPN to watch France v Namibia FOR FREE from abroad via ExpressVPN.

France have gone strong with their selection despite Namibia conceding 123 points in their two Rugby World Cup defeats so far. Cyril Baille and Jonathan Danty both play their first games of the tournament after returning from injury, while Antoine Dupont captains the team from scrum-half.

You can make sure you don’t miss out on a France v Namibia live stream by following the information below. We have details of all the Rugby World Cup fixtures and how to watch them right here, and if you scroll down to the end of the article you can find the kick-off time where you are.

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Sebastien Chabal on the rampage for France during their last meeting with Namibia at the 2007 Rugby World Cup

Watch France v Namibia: live stream for FREE in the UK

ITV have the exclusive rights to show the Rugby World Cup to UK audiences – including tonight’s Pool A meeting of France and Namibia. Coverage gets underway at 7:15pm (BST) on ITV4, ahead of the 8:00pm kick-off.

All matches can be streamed FREE on ITVX. They have an amazing app that works on almost all your smart devices. Just search for the app on any device, phone or console you have.

If you’re outside of the UK, but want your usual coverage, it’s best to check out ExpressVPN (which comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee) and follow the instructions below. As well as a VPN, you’ll need a valid TV licence to watch ITVX when abroad.

How to watch a France v Namibia live stream from outside your country

If you want to watch the Rugby World Cup action from your country’s national broadcaster, but are abroad, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.

Our fine colleagues at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and lets 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.

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Watch France v Namibia: live stream from South Africa

If you want to watch the Rugby World Cup from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. Build up starts at 8:00pm (South Africa Standard Time), and the match kicks off at 9:00pm.

There are various SuperSport packages available, whether you want to watch via DStv or stream.

Watch France v Namibia: live stream for FREE from Ireland

In Ireland, coverage of World Cup matches is being shared between RTÉ and Virgin Media Television.

France v Namibia will be available FOR FREE on RTÉ2 and its RTÉ Player. Coverage starts at 7:30pm (Irish Standard Time) ahead of the 8:00pm kick-off.

If you’re going to be away from home, you can use ExpressVPN to watch France v Namibia FOR FREE from abroad.

Watch France v Namibia: live stream from the USA

France v Namibia kicks off at 3:00pm (ET), 12:00pm (PT). The match will be streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $5.99 a month. You can find subscription information here:

Watch France v Namibia: live stream from Australia

Aussie rugby fans wanting to catch this clash should tune in to Stan Sport, as the streaming platform will be showing all 48 matches, ad-free, live and on demand.

Rugby lovers in Australia can watch coverage from 4:45am on’today with kick off at 5:00am.

It costs $15 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan. There is also a 30-day free trial available so you can give it a run out first – though this does not apply to Stan Sport.

Watch France v Namibia: live stream from New Zealand

The All Blacks have already played both of these nations in Pool A, but the match will still be of interest as the battle for the quarter-finals continues.

To catch this match, rugby fans in New Zealand will need to be up in time for a 7:00am kick-off this morning m, and tune into Sky Sport NZ. A Rugby World Cup 2023 Pass is available for $89.99, giving you access to all 48 matches live and on demand.

Watch France v Namibia live stream for FREE from Europe

World Rugby’s RugbyPass TV streaming service is providing English language Rugby World Cup live streams FOR FREE in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Malta, Slovakia and Ukraine.

TF1 have the broadcast rights in France – however, they have also agreed a sub-licensing deal for 28 of the 48 matches with commercial broadcaster M6 and public-service broadcaster France Télévisions as well. Kick off is at 9:00pm French time.

In Italy, Rai and Sky Italia are sharing the rights to show the World Cup. France v Namibia kicks off at 9:00pm in Italy.

Watch France v Namibia: live stream for FREE from Asia

World Rugby’s RugbyPass TV streaming service is providing Rugby World Cup live streams FOR FREE in China, Mongolia, Myanmar, South Korea, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

beIN Sports is the place to go to watch an France v Namibia live stream in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. All 48 matches of the tournament will be available on the beIN Sports Connect app, and on dedicated pop-up channel beIN Sports Rugby.

In some countries (including Hong Kong, Singapore and Philippines), Rugby World Cup matches are not included as part of your usual BeIN Sports subscription. To watch the tournament, you’ll need to pay for an additional RWC Pass, which will give you access to all the matches. (Prices vary by country.)

France v Namibia: kick-off times

UK: 8:00pm
South Africa: 9:00pm
3:00pm (ET), 12:00pm (PT)
5:00am (AEST), Friday 22 September
New Zealand:
4:00am, Friday 22 September

France v Namibia: team line-ups

FRANCE:Thomas Ramos; Damian Penaud, Gaël Fickou, Jonathan Danty, Louis Bielle-Biarrey; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont (captain); Cyril Baille, Peato Mauvaka, Uini Atonio; Cameron Woki, Thibaud Flament; François Cros, Charles Ollivon, Anthony Jelonch

Replacements: Pierre Bourgarit, Reda Wardi, Dorian Aldegheri, Romain Taofifenua, Paul Boudehent, Baptiste Couilloud, Yoram Moefana, Melvyn Jaminet

NAMIBIA: Andre van der Bergh; Gerswin Mouton, Johan Deysel (captain), Danco Burger, JC Greyling; Cliven Loubser, Jacques Theron; Desiderius Sethie, Louis van der Westhuizen, Johan Coetzee; Mahepisa Tjeriko, Adriaan Ludick; Max Katjijeko, Johan Retief, Prince Gaoseb

Replacements: Obert Nortje, Jason Benade, Haitembu Shifuka, PJ Van Lill, Richard Hardwick, Oela Blaauw, Alcino Izaacs, Divan Rossouw


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