All you need to know to watch the fourth and final match of this year's Bledisloe Cup series
Rugby Championship Australia v New Zealand live stream: How to watch the Tri-Nations
New Zealand have already secured the Bledisloe Cup for another year but can Australia salvage some pride in the final game of this year’s series in Brisbane?
Round two of the Rugby Championship – or Tri-Nations as it’s known this year following South Africa’s withdrawal – sees the fourth and final meeting between the Wallabies and All Blacks of 2020 this Saturday (kick-off 8.45am UK & Ireland time).
Since the 16-16 draw back in Wellington, the All Blacks have dominated this Bledisloe series, winning 27-7 at Eden Park and 43-5 in Sydney last weekend.
Wallabies prop James Slipper will win his 100th cap in this match but there are fresh faces in both sides too.
Dave Rennie has named another two debutants in his starting XV – back-rower Lachlan Swinton and winger Tom Wright – while prop Angus Bell could also win his first cap from the bench.
With James O’Connor and Matt To’omua still injured and Noah Lolesio struggling on his debut last weekend, Rennie has picked Reece Hodge at fly-half – only the second time the 26-year-old has worn the No 10 jersey in his Test career.
Ian Foster has changed more than half his team for this fixture in Queensland. The All Blacks have a debutant at blindside, too, in Akira Ioane, while the uncapped Asafo Aumua, Cullen Grace and Will Jordan are all named amongst the replacements.
Beauden Barrett moves from full-back to fly-half, where he has former Hurricanes team-mates TJ Perenara and Ngani Laumape on either side, while his brother Jordie switches to No 15 from the wing. The third Barrett brother, Scott, starts in the second row alongside Sam Whitelock.
Australia: Tom Banks; Tom Wright, Jordan Petaia, Hunter Paisami, Marika Koroibete; Reece Hodge, Nic White; James Slipper, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Allan Alaalatoa, Rob Simmons, Matt Philip, Lachlan Swinton, Michael Hooper (captain), Harry Wilson.
Replacements: Folau Fainga’a, Angus Bell, Taniela Tupou, Ned Hanigan, Liam Wright, Tate McDermott, Noah Lolesio, Filipo Daugunu.
New Zealand: Jordie Barrett; Sevu Reece, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara; Karl Tu’inukuafe, Codie Taylor, Ofa Tuungafasi, Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock, Akira Ioane, Sam Cane (captain), Ardie Savea.
Replacements: Asafo Aumua, Alex Hodgman, Tyrel Lomax, Patrick Tuipulotu, Cullen Grace, Brad Weber, Damian McKenzie, Will Jordan.
Here we explain how to find a reliable live stream for this year’s final Bledisloe Cup game – and the second Rugby Championship match of 2020 – between New Zealand and Australia.
How to watch Australia v New Zealand from outside your country
If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Rugby Championship coverage, like Australia v New Zealand, 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.
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Rugby Championship Australia v New Zealand live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland
Australia v New Zealand, which kicks off at 8.45am on Saturday morning, will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Arena channels, with coverage starting at 8.15pm.
If that’s a little early for you, the match will also be replayed at 9pm on Sky Sports Mix.
If you don’t have a Sky contract but want to see 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 or Ireland but are overseas when Australia v New Zealand takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.
Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from Europe
Canal+ has the rights to show the Tri-Nations in France while Sky Italia airs matches in Italy and Switzerland, with Australia v New Zealand kicking off at 9.45am.
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Rugby Championship Australia v New Zealand live stream: How to watch from Australia
For those in Australia, the good news is that you can watch this game – kick-off 7.45pm AEST – on free-to-air TV, with coverage on Network 10. You can also watch online via the 10 Play website or on your tablet or phone (both Android and Apple) via the 10 Play app.
Fox Sports also have live coverage of the match, with the Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – 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.
Rugby Championship Australia v New Zealand live stream: How to watch from New Zealand
Sky Sport NZ 1 will show the final Bledisloe Cup fixture of 2020 live, with coverage starting at 9pm before Australia v New Zealand kicks off at 9.45pm.
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.
Rugby Championship Australia v New Zealand live stream: How to watch from South Africa
In South Africa, tune into SuperSport’s Rugby, CSN or Grandstand channels from 10.35am for coverage of Australia v New Zealand (kick-off 10.45am).
You can also catch highlights packages of the game on the Rugby channel at 3pm, 4.05pm and 9pm.
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.
Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from South America
If you want to keep track of the Pumas and the Tri-Nations from Argentina (Australia v New Zealand kicks off at 5.45am) or elsewhere in South America, ESPN has the rights.
ESPN3 will also show Tri-Nations matches in the USA, with Australia v New Zealand kicking off at 3.45am on the East Coast and 12.45am on the West Coast.
Rugby Championship live stream: How to watch from Asia
In Japan, J Sports have the rights to show Tri-Nations games, with Australia v New Zealand kicking off at 5.45pm, while Rugby Pass will show the match in other parts of Asia.
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