Rugby World Cup hosts Les Bleus take on Uruguay at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille

It’s time for the next round of the Rugby World Cup! The host nation started with a big win against the All Blacks, now they’re the first team to play twice. This article explains how to watch a France v Uruguay live stream tonight with kick-off edging closer – including details of how to watch for FREE on ITV4 and ITVX in the UK.

Les Bleus switch from Paris to Lille, with Stade Pierre-Mauroy the venue for the clash with Uruguay  this evening with kick-off coming soon at 8:00pm (BST).  Below we have all the information you need to live stream the game. If you’re watching the match from outside your country, you can use a VPN to watch France v Uruguay FOR FREE from abroad via ExpressVPN.

France started strongly on the opening night defeating the All Blacks 27-13 but do not top Pool A as Italy secured a bonus point in their victory over Namibia.

The match is Uruguay’s first of this year’s Rugby World Cup and they’ll be keen to build on the momentum gained from their famous win over Fiji in the 2019 edition of the tournament.

So make sure you’ve got your last-minute France v Uruguay live stream details locked in! We have details of all the Rugby World Cup fixtures and how to watch them, and you can scroll down to find the kick-off time where you are.

Watch France v Uruguay

Uruguay captain Andres Vilaseca

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

ITV have the exclusive rights to show the Rugby World Cup to UK audiences – including France v Uruguay. Kick-off is at 8:00pm with coverage starting on ITV4 at 7:15pm.

All matches can be streamed FREE on ITVX. They also 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 Uruguay: live stream from outside your country

If you want to watch the Rugby World Cup action from your country’s 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 the added benefit of a 30-day money back guarantee and three months free with a yearly plan.

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Watch France v Uruguay: live stream from South Africa

If you want to watch the Rugby World Cup from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. Kick-off is at 9:00pm with build-up starting at 8:00pm.

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

Watch France v Uruguay: live stream for FREE from Ireland

There will be plenty of interest in this clash for the Irish, as France could well be their quarter-final opponents. In Ireland, the 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup are available to watch FOR FREE, with coverage shared between RTÉ and Virgin Media Television.

VMTV2 and Virgin Media Player  are showing this game, which kicks off at 8:00pm in Ireland. Coverage gets underway at 7:30pm.

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

Watch France v Uruguay: live stream from New Zealand

As is the case for all of 48 matches of the tournament, Sky Sport NZ will be screening France’s match against Uruguay. A Rugby World Cup 2023 Pass is available for $89.99, giving you access to all 48 matches live and on demand.

Kick-off for France v Uruguay is at 7:00am New Zealand time on Friday 15 September.

Watch France v Uruguay: live stream from the USA

In the USA, France v Uruguay (kick-off 3:00pm ET, 12:00pm PT) will be streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $5.99 a month. You can find subscription information here:

Watch France v Uruguay: live stream from Australia

Aussie rugby fans will be tuning in to Stan Sport, as the streaming platform will show all 48 Rugby World Cup matches, ad-free, live and on demand.

Kick-off in Australia for France v Uruguay is at 5:00am on Friday 15 September, with coverage starting at 4:45am.

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 Stan a run out first – though this does not apply to Stan Sport.

Watch France v Uruguay: 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 Uruguay kicks off at 9:00pm in Italy.

Watch France v Uruguay: 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 a France v Uruguay 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 Uruguay:  team line-ups

FRANCE: Melvyn Jaminet; Louis Bielle-Biarrey, Arthur Vincent, Yoram Moefana, Gabin Villière; Antoine Hastoy, Maxime Lucu; Jean-Baptiste Gros, Pierre Bourgarit, Dorian Aldegheri; Cameron Woki, Romain Taofifenua; Paul Boudehent, Sekou Macalou, Anthony Jelonch (captain)

Replacements: Peato Mauvaka, Reda Wardi, Sipili Falatea, Bastien Chalureau, Thibaud Flament, François Cros, Baptiste Couilloud, Thomas Ramos

URUGUAY: Baltazar Amaya; Bautista Basso, Tomas Inciarte, Andres Vilaseca (captain), Nicolas Freitas; Felipe Etcheverry, Santiago Arata; Mateo Sanguinetti, Guillermo Pujadas, Ignacio Peculo; Felipe Aliaga,  Manuel Leindekar; Manuel Ardao, Santiago Civetta, Manuel Diana

Replacements: Facundo Gattas, Matias Benitez, Reinaldo Piussi, Ignacio Dotti, Lucas Bianchi, Carlos Deus, Agustin Ormaechea, Felipe Berchesi

France v Uruguay: kick-off times

UK: 8:00pm
South Africa: 9:00pm
3:00pm (ET), 12:00pm (PT)
5:00am (AEST), Friday 15 September
New Zealand:
7:00am (NZST), Friday 15 September

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