With both teams set to meet each other in their opening game of the World Cup on September 21, today's Rugby Championship match between New Zealand and South Africa looks set to be an intriguing precursor between two of the tournament favourites. It's set to be a fascinating game, and one you can watch in full with our New Zealand vs South Africa live stream guide below.
While both coaches may have one eye on that upcoming World Cup pool game, the All Blacks will still be keen to reverse their shock 36-34 defeat to the Springboks in Wellington last September.
New Zealand kicked off their Rugby Championship campaign in winning, yet somewhat wobbly form, with a hard-fought 16-20 victory away to Argentina. That was a fairly depleted New Zealand squad though. With the likes of Sonny Bill Williams set to make his first international appearance of the year on his return from a hamstring injury, plus the return of the previously rested contingent of Crusaders players, expect to see a more full-bodied All Blacks performance today.
The Springboks themselves fielded what appeared to be a weakened side against Australia in their opening 2019 Rugby Championship match, and will have been boosted by the 35-17 result the unfamiliar team pulled off. Coach Rassie Erasmus has made 12 changes for today's encounter, bringing in big hitters, including Malcolm Marx and Handre Pollard. They're still set to be without regular captain Siya Kolisi, with Duane Vermeulen expected to come in and take on leadership duties today.
We're in for a fascinating face-off, so keep scrolling down to see how you can catch a 2019 Rugby Championships live stream of New Zealand vs South Africa.
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How to watch the 2019 Rugby Championship from outside your country
Down below, there's the local broadcast options if you're in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as the UK, US and Canada.
But if you're away from home this weekend and try to live stream the Rugby Championship online, you'll be annoyed to discover that it won't work due to geo-blocking. Crucially, using a VPN service allows you to watch the rugby union no matter where in the world you are. It's surprisingly easy to do.
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