England and New Zealand in a Rugby World Cup Semi-Final.
It’s the stuff of dreams, right?
Two absolute giants of the Rugby world are about to go head to head, and in this guide you’ll learn exactly how you can watch every second live.
Today, we are going to talk about one of the most anticipated sporting events of the season – the Rugby World Cup, but more importantly, the critical semi-final.
It’s about to see England face off against New Zealand for the first time in 12 years. The hype around this game is already intense, and if you’re like millions of others, you’ll be looking forward to this clash.
England stormed into the semi-finals after beating Australia 40-16, While New Zealand defeated Ireland 46-14.
Now, it is time to see which of the two will head into finals, and perhaps even win this tournament’s cup.
When is the Semi-Final taking place
The semi-final will take place this Saturday, October 26th, which is just a few days away.
The match will start at 9 am BST, so if you’re in the UK you’ll need to be up early. In other countries you should check what the equivalent time is where you are.
The semi-final will take place within the International Stadium Yokohama in Japan.
What you’ll need to watch
Depending on where you will be at the time of the game, you might have some difficulties watching the match.
Those in the UK can tune in to ITV on your regular TV or stream the game live online via the ITV Hub service, to watch the game with no problem.
If you’re outside the UK, then you’ll need the help of a VPN app to watch the event.
Where to get a VPN app?
There are loads of VPN apps out there, but my favourite right now is ExpressVPN.
It works well with ITV Hub, and it is very fast, which is perfect for streaming sports like the Rugby. They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee letting you test it risk-free.
It’s worth taking the 12-month package because they’ll give you 3-months free on top right now saving 49%. This will allow you to not only watch the Semi-Final but the Final too and other sports and programmes from the UK and other countries.
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How to watch England v NZ Live
Fan of England? Fan of New Zealand? Or just a massive Rugby fan?
Follow the steps below to get watching.
1. Get a VPN
The first thing to do is choose a VPN – I’m using ExpressVPN, as an example.
Go to its website and sign up for an account. You will have to enter a few details, including your payment method, email, and some other information, depending on the service you chose.
2. Download the app
The next step is to get the VPN app. From the ExpressVPN website, you’ll find it under the ‘Products‘ section. Or you can download it from your usual app store.
ExpressVPN is available on most devices and systems, so you’ll be able to find the correct app for your device.
Alternatively, you can always use their browser extension on any device that can run Chrome or Firefox.
3. Set up the app
Setting up the app is simple and straightforward, no matter what device you use.
On mobile, the process is fully automatic, and clicking the download button is pretty much the only thing you must do. For PC, you will have to install it like any other app.
When you first open it, you’ll need to login with your account details from step 1 or may be asked for an ‘activation code’ which you’ll find in your account area on the ExpressVPN website.
4. Connect to the UK
The last step is to connect to the UK. Press the ‘Selected Location‘ button and then find and click on the ‘United Kingdom‘.
Depending on the device you use, you may also need to press ‘Connect‘.
5. Open your favourite beer or non-alcoholic drink and watch
Now, crack open a beer (unless it’s a bit early) or stick the kettle on, get comfortable and head over to the ITV Hub website or use their app to stream the game live.
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Who’s going to win?
So, the question you may be asking is – who is going to win?
Or what are the odds for each of the teams?
As mentioned previously, both teams won in their quarter-final games quite easily, with a vast difference. New Zealand’s victory over Ireland has shown that England has quite a challenge, even though England is a force to be reckoned with.
The odds for England’s victory are about 9/4, while New Zealand’s odds sit at 4/9.
As always, we will have to wait and see what will happen, and which of the two will earn their way into the final. The odds do seem to favour New Zealand though if you’re a betting person.
Who could they face in the final?
Of course, there is also the small matter of the final, and whichever of the two teams wins will have to face either Wales or South Africa.
These two will have their clash only one day after the England vs New Zealand match, and the second finalist will be known on October 27th.
Wales previously faced France in the quarter-final match on October 20th at Ōita Stadium, although they barely won with the final score being 20-19 for Wales.
As for South Africa, they played against Japan on the same day at Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu, with a significant victory of 26-3.
So far, South Africa seems to be the stronger opponent, and they might end up winning the semi-finals and facing either England or the bookies favourites New Zealand in the final.
The semi-finals of RWC will start taking place this Saturday kicking off with the all-important England versus the Kiwis game.
If you are not located in the UK, you might have some trouble watching the game as it’s not shown in every country.
Luckily, there is an easy way of solving the problem, and all you need to do is install a VPN app.
Sign up for ExpressVPN, download their app and stream the match live on ITV Hub wherever you are.
Who do you think will win this clash of the titans? I would love to know so drop me a comment in the section below with your thoughts.