The two Rugby World Cup giants meet at Twickenham Stadium tonight (25 August)


Rugby World Cup warm-up matches don’t come any bigger than this. You can watch a New Zealand v South Africa live stream as a curtain raiser to a busy weekend of Summer Nations Series games, and this article explains how to follow the action tonight as it happens at London’s Twickenham Stadium.

There’s some exciting fixtures taking place elsewhere in the northern hemisphere but tonight’s clash between the All Blacks and the Springboks is the biggest of them all. Below we have all the information you need to live stream the game this evening, and explain how you can use a VPN to watch New Zealand v South Africa from abroad via ExpressVPN.

New Zealand are in impressive form, having won all three of their Rugby Championship matches to secure the title, and edged Australia to claim the Bledisloe Cup. While South Africa were beaten by the All Blacks in July, they’ve arrived in Europe with a bang, demolishing Wales in Cardiff with a 52-16 win last weekend.

There’s a late change to the Springboks line-up as Willie le Roux is withdrawn from the bench after not recovering sufficiently from a niggle suffered in training. His place among the replacements is taken by Kwagga Smith.

The Rugby World Cup is almost upon us as the countries complete their final preparations for the tournament. Here’s how you can watch a New Zealand v South Africa live stream to see who comes out on top. We also have a full list of fixtures for the Rugby World Cup warm-up matches, as well as details of how to watch all the Summer Nations Series matches.

Ardie Savea of the All Blacks playing against South Africa

How to watch New Zealand v South Africa: live stream from the UK

This is one of the biggest World Cup warm-up matches and is set to be shown live on Sky Sports Mix. The action gets underway at 7.30pm (BST) with coverage starting five minutes before kick-off.

If you don’t have a Sky Sports contract, don’t worry as you can stream all 11 Sky Sports channels with a NOW TV pass.

How to watch New Zealand v South Africa: live stream from outside your country

If you are away from home and want to catch the games from another country then you can do so by using a VPN.

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a piece of software which offers both online privacy and ability to change your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV like you would back at home while in another country.

Our colleagues over 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.

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

Springboks fans can watch the match on Super Sport with coverage beginning at 8.20pm South Africa time. Visit for details on how to subscribe.

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

All Blacks fans will have to get up early on Saturday morning for the game to watch on Sky Sports NZ. Kick off is 6.30am New Zealand time.

How to watch All Blacks v Springboks: live stream from Australia

This World Cup warm-up match is being screened in Australia on Stan Sport. Coverage starts at 4.19am with kick off at 4.30am on Saturday (26 August).

A 7-day free trial to Stan Sport is available. Click here for more information.

How to watch All Blacks v Springboks: live stream from the USA

FloRugby has the rights to stream this huge match between New Zealand and South Africa.

A FloRugby monthly subscription costs $29.99 or you can take out an annual one for $150.

New Zealand: Beauden Barrett, Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Mark Telea, Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith, Ardie Savea, Sam Cane (capt), Luke Jacobson, Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Tyrel Lomax, Dane Coles, Ethan de Groot.

Replacements: Samisoni Taukei’aho, Tamaiti Williams, Fletcher Newell, Josh Lord, Tupou Vaa’i, Dalton Papali’i, Cam Roigard, Anton Lienert-Brown.

South Africa:  Damian Willemse, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Canan Moodie, Andre Esterhuizen, Makazole Mapimpi, Manie Libbok, Faf de Klerk; Steven Kitshoff, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (c), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.

Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane, Jean Kleyn, RG Snyman, Marco van Staden, Cobus Reinach, Kwagga Smith.

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