England will take on South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final 2019 at at International Stadium Yokohama, the match will be broadcast by ITV in the UK, with catchup on ITV Hub.
So it all comes down to this, Rugby World Cup Final 2019. Four years, 40-odd Tests, countless training sessions and now there’s just one match left to decide the 2019 world champions. Just 80 more minutes to decide if it’s England or South Africa who lift the Rugby World Cup in Yokohama.
🏉 Rugby World Cup Final 2019
🏴 England vs South Africa 🇿🇦
📺 Free ITV Live Streaming & Catchup on ITV Hub
📅 Saturday 2nd November
🕘 0900 GMT
It’s a goal England Rugby Coach Eddie Jones has been working towards ever since he took the reins post-RWC 2015. “We’ve had four years to prepare for this game,” he says. “We know we’ve done the work. We’ve spent four years getting ready for this occasion.
“They’ve got a history of being the most physically intimidating team in the world, so we’ve got to take that away from them. We’ve got to meet their physicality but we are looking forward to that and being able to impose our game on them. We’ve got to take the game to South Africa, we can’t expect them to give us the game. The whole mindset we’re taking into the game is to play with no fear.”
That can be easier said than done given the size of the occasion, a World Cup final, but they will take confidence not only from their performance against New Zealand in the semi-finals but their form throughout the tournament.
Jones has stuck with the same starting XV that beat the All Blacks, with the only change coming on the bench – Ben Spencer replacing the injured Willi Heinz.
South Africa have made only one change, too, with Cheslin Kolbe fit to return to the wing in place of S’busiso Nkosi. Rassie Erasmus has stuck with his six-two split on the bench, no doubt hoping to overpower England with fresh forwards in the second half.
The challenge for England will be whether they are able to play the more expansive game they have shown in previous matches in the face of the Boks’ physicality and relentless box-kicking. South Africa won their last two finals without scoring a try, and this could be a similar tight, edgy affair.
Worldwide Broadcasting Rights for Rugby World Cup Final 2019
Whilst ITV will broadcast free live streaming to UK internet users, other (pay TV) options are available globally:
- Network Ten (Free, Australia) (10 Live Matches)
- Fox Sports (Australia)
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- Spark Sport (New Zealand)
- SuperSport (South Africa)
- ITV (Free, UK) 🇬🇧 Need a UK VPN?
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- TSN (Canada) 🇨🇦 Need a Canadian VPN?
How to watch the Rugby World Cup Final 2019 free on ITV from anywhere…
The Rugby World Cup Final 2019 will be streamed live for free on the ITV website as well as the various ITV Hub apps on iPhone, iPad, Android, Smart TV, Now TV, FireTV etc.
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