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The Australia vs Wales live stream on July 6 is the first of a double-header of rugby Test matches Down Under. The second match is scheduled for the following weekend. Keep reading to see how to watch an Australia vs Wales live stream from anywhere with a VPN and potentially for free!

Australia vs Wales live stream, dates, channels

• Time: 10:45 a.m. BST / 5:45 a.m. ET / 2:45 a.m. PT / 7:45 p.m. AEST on Saturday, July 6.
• U.S.FloRugby
• U.K.Sky Sports
• AUS — Stan Sport and Channel 9 (FREE)
• Watch anywhere — try NordVPN 100% risk-free

Australia have moved on from Eddie Jones, who was fired after the Wallabies crashed and burned at last year's World Cup. A third-place finish in their group saw the Wallabies miss out on the knockout stage for the first time ever, as Fiji pipped them to the post thanks to a stunning 22-15 victory in their head-to-head clash. Joe Schmidt is now calling the shots.

Wales endured a dismal Six Nations campaign earlier this year, collecting the wooden spoon with only four points to their name. Five defeats in five games led to calls for coach Warren Gatland to be dismissed, but he remains at the helm for now. A victory over Australia would no doubt help to solidify his position, but Wales have not defeated the Wallabies Down Under in 55 years.

Australia XV: Slipper, Faessler, Tupou, Williams, Salakaia-Loto, L. Wright, McReight, Valetini, Gordon, Lolesio, Daugunu, Paisami, Flook, Kellaway, T. Wright.

Wales XV: G. Thomas, Lake, Griffin, Tshiunza, Jenkins, Plumtree, Reffell, Wainwright, Bevan, B. Thomas, Dyer, Grady, Watkin, Hathaway, Williams.

Here are all the details you need on how to watch Australia vs Wales live streams from anywhere.

Watch an Australia vs Wales live stream for free

Rugby fans in some countries can watch an Australia vs Wales live stream absolutely free! The match is free-to-air on Channel 9 in Australia and the 9Now streaming service.

Also, NZR+ has launched a new service where selected rugby union internationals are streamed into countries without a broadcast deal. This will allow rugby fans from certain nations to watch top-tier international fixtures free of charge. That includes this game as well as New Zealand vs England and South Africa vs Ireland.

The NZR+ streaming service can be accessed in places like Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, China and India. A full list of countries can be found here.

If you're from one of those countries, but away elsewhere, you can use a VPN to access NZR+ from one of the countries listed above. We recommend NordVPN, with full details below...

How to watch an Australia vs Wales live stream from anywhere

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the rugby on your usual subscription?

You can still watch Australia vs Wales live thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for viewers away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:


There's a good reason you've heard of NordVPN. We specialize in testing and reviewing VPN services and NordVPN is the one we rate best. It's outstanding at unblocking streaming services, it's fast and it has top-level security features too. With over 6,000 servers, across 111 countries, and at a great price too, it's easy to recommend.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're away from Australia, and want to view your usual Australian streaming service, you'd select an Australia-based server from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to 9Now or other service and watch the rugby.

Watch Australia vs Wales in the U.S.

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U.S.-based rugby fans can watch an Australia vs Wales live stream on dedicated rugby streaming service FloRugby.

A monthly subscription costs $29.99, with an annual subscription costing $150. 

That also gives you access to the entire FloSports network, which includes coverage of cycling, motorsport and American Football, all of which can be streamed on a range of devices, including iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV.

If you already subscribe to FloRugby but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch an Australia vs Wales live stream by using a VPN such as NordVPN.

Watch an Australia vs Wales live stream in the U.K.

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Sky Sports is your destination to watch an Australia vs Wales live stream. If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £22/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, as long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £14/month for the TV, plus a Sky sub on top of that.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.99 or month-long access for £34.99. 

If you're not currently in the U.K. and have a valid Sky Sports subscription, you can still watch an Australia vs Wales live stream by using one of the best VPN services, like NordVPN.

Watch an Australia vs Wales live stream in Canada

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For rugby followers in Canada, the listings are currently unclear. There has been word that ESPN will broadcast an Australia vs Wales live stream but we can't see any sign of that on the ESPN TV schedule. So, you'd best take that with a pinch of salt.

We'll update you when there's more solid news on a Canadian broadcaster. In the meantime we'd suggest using a VPN to watch your usual rugby stream. Our favorite VPN service right now is NordVPN.

Watch an Australia vs Wales live stream in Australia

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Rugby fans in Australia can watch an Australia vs Wales live stream for FREE on Channel 9. The 9Now streaming service is compatible with most smart devices.

Another option is Stan Sport. Bear in mind this is an add-on service, so you will first need to make sure you're subscribed to Stan. You can then add the sports channels for an additional $12 per month for a basic package, $16 per month for standard, and $21 per month for premium. Stan Sport is $15 per month.

Traveling outside Oz? Don't worry — you can watch via a VPN instead. Our favorite VPN service right now is NordVPN.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London, England. He primarily covers the English Premier League for Tom's Guide, but also has experience covering other European competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. He is the former editor of soccer blog The Set Pieces and has had his work published in the Guardian, FourFourTwo,, ESPN and many more. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (if you're not clued up on English soccer players, Zaha went on to become one of Palace's greatest wingers).