It's the 2023 Rugby World Cup final today. Watch New Zealand vs South Africa for one of the greatest matches in the world. Kickoff is at 3 p.m ET / 8 p.m. BST today, Saturday, Oct. 28.
The final, live from Stade de France, is free-to-air on 9Now in Australia, ITV in the UK, and on RTE and Virgin Media Player in Ireland too. Don't worry if you're away — because you can watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup final from anywhere with a VPN.
South Africa have laid their tactics pretty bare as to how they intend to beat New Zealand today by naming a 7-1 split of forwards to backs on their bench for the game at the Stade de France tonight. That allows for just one substitution to their three quarter line should they need a change to their running game or kicking but almost an entire new pack to replace the starting forwards once they've burned through their energy trying to smash New Zealand into the ground.
It's a risky approach and one that gives a clue as to how much respect Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber has for the All Blacks pack. They'll need to throw everything at them if they're to dominate.
Whatever the personnel, though, New Zealand will not be afraid. Even with the forecast rain, Ian Foster and his team will feel confident that the have the running, kicking and pushing game to win their fourth World Cup title.
Don't miss today's RWC final. You can follow it all by watching Rugby World Cup live streams. We'll show you how to do that below, wherever you are in the world.
How to watch every Rugby World Cup game free
How to watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams for FREE
If you're fortunate enough to live in the U.K., Ireland or Australia, then you can enjoy the 2023 Rugby World Cup final for FREE.
The final will be on both RTÉ2 and Virgin Media One in Ireland with live streams available on RTÉ Player and Virgin Media Player. In the U.K., the matches are free on ITV and ITVX. Australians can watch for free on 9Now.
Last of all, SABC in South Africa will be showing all the Springboks' games free-to-air.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for some of the Rugby World Cup? Perhaps, you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on a paid streaming service in a foreign country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home.
Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. and want to view a British service, you'd select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to ITVX and watch Rugby World Cup live streams.
Rugby World Cup live streams by country
Watch 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams in the U.S.
Rugby fans in the U.S. can live stream the 2023 Rugby World Cup final on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($5.99/month) or Premium Plus ($11.99/month, which also gets rid of some ads.). There will also be 15 matches on CNBC and a four, including the final, on NBC too. Full details here.
If you're outside of the U.S. but have one of these subscriptions, you can watch 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
In addition to showing every Rugby World Cup game, Peacock also has the rights to the NFL, EPL and a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
Watch 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams for FREE in the U.K.
In the U.K. 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams – aka the New Zealand vs South Africa final – will be available to watch for free on ITV and ITVX. Just bear in mind that you will need a valid U.K. TV license in order to watch the game on TV or via online streaming.
If you're not currently in the U.K., and have a valid TV license, you can still watch 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
Watch 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams for FREE in Australia
Rugby fans in Australia can watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup final for FREE on the 9Now streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices.
Wide World Of Sports presents the Rugby World Cup final, New Zealand vs South Africa, live from Stade de France, Paris. Kick-off is on Sunday at 6 a.m. AEDT.
Stan Sport, meanwhile, is live streaming every match of the Rugby World Cup, ad-free. A subscription costs $15 per month on top of a regular Stan sub (from $10 per month after a 30-day FREE trial).
Watch 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams in New Zealand
Kiwis can watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup finale via Sky Sport. This costs $63.98 NZD per month after a $31.98 NZD three-month offer, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sports channels but for a reduced cost of $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/year.
It's also worth noting that Sky Sports Now has a Rugby World Cup pass available for $88.99 which covers everything on Sky Sports and ESPN from now until November 3.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow the game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch 2023 Rugby World Cup live streams in Singapore
Rugby fans in Singapore can watch all 48 games from the Rugby World Cup 2023 – including Saturday's grand final – live on beIN Sports. Sadly, the RWC 2023 games are not included with the standard monthly or annual subscriptions. Instead, you'll need to shell out on a specific RWC Pass for S$85.90. Ouch.
Don't forget, though, if you're a license-fee paying Brit abroad in Singapore at the moment, you can watch all of the Rugby World Cup on ITVX instead by using a VPN.
Rugby World Cup fixtures
2023 Rugby World Cup fixtures
All times are ET
Rugby World Cup Final 2023
- Sat. 28 Oct. – New Zealand vs South Africa (3 p.m., Stade de France, Paris)