We've made it – the 2019 Rugby World Cup final. It's time for England and South Africa to face off on the biggest rugby union stage of all right now in Japan. You really don't need to tell us the sheer magnitude of this match, but you might need our help to get a free England vs South Africa live stream – especially if you're overseas this weekend.
Eddie Jones' side head into the Rugby World Cup Final as slight favorites, having pulled-off one of England's greatest Rugby World Cup performances by beating reigning champs New Zealand 19-7 in their semi-final.
Live stream Rugby World Cup Final – where and when
This grand finale clash takes place at 72,327 capacity International Stadium Yokohama today.
The game kicks off at 6pm JST local time ̵
After losing to the All Blacks in their opening pool game, South Africa have made their way to the final somewhat under the radar, displaying some impressively defensive play coupled with incredib le physicality.
The big test for England will be that they have not peaked following such a momentous semi-final victory. Eddie Jones has named an unchanged team, with skipper Owen Farrell, top try-scorer Jonny May and prop Kyle Sinckler all having passed the fit despite picking up knocks in their bruising win over the All Blacks.
South Africa have also received a selection boost with news that lightning wing Cheslin Kolbe has been recovered from an ankle injury and will take his place in the Springboks starting line-up. Kolbe's return to the place of Sbu Nkosi is the only change to the South Africa side that played Wales, with coach Rassie Erasmus looking to win the World Cup for the third time.
Can England pull one more world-class display out of the webb, or will the battling Springboks lift the Webb Ellis Cup once more? You can watch all the action from pretty much anywhere on Earth by following our England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup Final live stream guide below.
How to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final from outside your country
re abroad for the Rugby World Cup Final and don't want to miss out on catching coverage from your home country, you'll inevitably find it geo-blocked when you try to stream online – an absolute shocker if the country where you are
But don't sweat. With the option of a VPN, you can tune into the grand finale, but no matter where you are in the world, without resorting to some dodgy feed on Reddit. And best of all, it's really easy to do (read on for details on how to stream coverage from the UK, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA).
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Setting things up is super simple. Once you've chosen you're a VPN provider and installed their software, you simply open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location. Choose any country showing the Rugby World Cup Final and watch as you were in that part of the world.
How to stream the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final live in the UK for FREE
The great news for UK sports fans is that ITV have live broadcast rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final and will be showing the match free-to-air.
The final will be shown live on ITV 1 with its two-hour build-up coverage having started at 7am GMT and kick-off following at 9am GMT
If you're not in the UK but want to catch up with ITV's World Cup coverage, then you'll need a VPN to relocate your IP to the UK and get around the region restrictions. Just follow those instructions above.
Live stream of the Springboks in the final for free in South Africa
It's a game of huge national interest, and the great news is that South Africa's state broadcaster SABC has reached an agreement with SuperSport rights holders to allow them to broadcast the final on Saturday across the nation free-to-air.
The match is set to kick off at 11am CAT and will be shown on SABC2.
If you want to catch SABC coverage but are out of the country, you can use a VPN using this guide.
How to Live Stream England vs South Africa in Australia for FREE
While Aussie fans will be disappointed that their team will not be involved in the final, the good news for rugby fans Down Under is that the Final will be Available to watch live for free.
The match will be shown in all its glory, free-to-air on Channel 10 and through 10 Play. Kick-off time is 8pm AEDT.
The match will also be shown live on paid-for service Fox Sports which has rights to every match of the tournament live via its dedicated Rugby World Cup channel.
Australians can also live stream all the Rugby World Cup action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand. Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $ 25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $ 35 per month.
If you are looking to watch Channel 10 or Kayo Sports coverage from abroad you will need a VPN.  How to watch England vs South Africa live in New Zealand
While its likely to be a little consolation for All Blacks fans lamenting their semi-final defeat, rugby fans in New Zealand won't at least have to pay to watch the final as it's being shown free-to-air live via TVNZ. Kick-off is at 10pm NZST on Saturday evening.
Additionally, the streaming service Spark Sport, which has the rights to show all matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, will also be showing the match live.
Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC, plus Apple and Android phones and tablets. You can also watch on Chromecast and select Samsung TVs, with plans to make the app available on Apple TV and Smart TVs later in the year.
If you're outside New Zealand and want to watch coverage from TVNZ or Spark Sport , you can use one of our favorite VPNs above and watch the coverage from another nation.
How to live stream England vs South Africa in the US
In the US, NBC Sports is the official broadcaster for the Rugby World Cup 2019 so you'll need to sign up if you're not already receiving this channel. Kick-off for the match is at 5am ET and 2am PT.
For the most extensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can buy the game for $ 34.99
Cable cutter, but still want to watch the Rugby World Cup? You can also watch via one of the below TV streaming services. They're fast becoming the best way to watch otherwise cable-only shows and sports – and they pretty much all have a free trial, too:
- Hulu with Live TV $ 40 per month – Hulu with Live TV includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
- FuboTV $ 35 for the first month – FuboTV gives you the first month at a discounted rate but after that the price increases to $ 45 a month. The service includes CBS, Fox, NBC and the NFL Network but does not come with ESPN.
- DirecTV Now $ 50 per month – DirecTV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and for $ 5 extra you can add the NFL Network.  YouTubeTV $ 40 per month – YouTubeTV gives you access to CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
Live stream of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final in Canada
In Canada the rights to show the Rugby World Cup 2019 are owned by TSN So that means you can access coverage of the Final via your TV, online or on the TSN app. Kick-off is 5am ET and 2am PT.
If you want to catch it but are out of the country, you can use a VPN to access rugby coverage.