How to watch the Rugby World Cup Final: England v South Africa



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On November 2nd, Saturday, the Rugby World Cup Final will be played, and if you’re excited to watch it I’m here to let you know how you can do just that

After weeks of international Rugby, England and South Africa will be facing each other in an epic battle. One you surely won’t want to miss.

Sadly, the match won’t be available everywhere.

But don’t worry, with this guide, you’ll be able to solve this issue in no time and live stream the entire match wherever you are in the world.

What you need to start watching

The game is going to be shown for free on ITV Hub in the UK. However, due to geo-restrictions, the streaming service is blocked outside.

So, since it’s restricted to the UK if you want to watch it from another country, you’ll need some help.

This comes in the form of a VPN app which will let you skip past any blocks and watch the game live.

It’s worth noting though that there are LOADS of VPN apps out there and not all will work.

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My recommendation is ExpressVPN which is one of the best when it comes for streaming video.


Because it has fast connections speeds that are great for streaming live video. Oh, it’ll also help you avoid video buffering and assure a great picture letting you watch the action in top quality.

It’s also straightforward to use and configure. If all that wasn’t enough, there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee too.

CyberGhost VPN and NordVPN are two other good alternatives with similar characteristics. It’s up to you to choose!

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How to Live Stream England v South Africa

When it comes to using a VPN, you’ll find it’s no trouble at all. It’s similar to use any app like a chat app, social media or your bank’s app.

Most VPN services are similar in their configuration, so, these steps are useful for all of them. I’ll be using ExpressVPN as an example, though.

Step 1

Go to the ExpressVPN website and choose a plan to subscribe to. If you choose the yearly package, you’ll get a big discount, so it’s worth considering.

Step 2

Create your account using your email address and choose the payment method of your preference.

Step 3

To get the app, go to the “Products” section, and you’ll find the version for your device. All devices and OS are available.

You can use your regular app store in the case you’re using an Android or an Apple iOS mobile device.

Step 4

Once you have the app running, log in with the account credentials you created in step 2.

Step 5

Go to the “Selected Location” box and find the “United Kingdom“. Once you find it, select it and press Connect.

ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Watch England take on South Africa using ExpressVPN.

Congratulations, now you’re connected to the internet as if you were in the UK, and you can visit the ITV Hub website or use their app to stream the final between England and South Africa.

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When is the final taking place?

The final will be held on November, 2nd (Saturday), at the International Stadium Yokohama, in the Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City.

The International Stadium also, known as Nissan Stadium, is a sports venue that opened in 1998, and it has the highest seating capacity of all stadiums in Japan.

Both of the Semi-Finals against New Zealand and Wales were also played at the same stadium.

Who’s likely to win?

History is repeating itself, and England is facing South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final as they did back in 2007.

Back then in France, South Africa won, and England came runners-up.

Now, we’ll see what will happen this time.


England has reached the final by defeating New Zealand, while South Africa made it with a mediocre performance against Wales.

England became champion only once in 2003, and South Africa won twice, in 1995 against New Zealand and in 2007 against England.

The predictions about who could win are in favour of England, after all, they impressively defeated the All Blacks. South Africa reaches the final after an underwhelming match against Wales.

Only time will tell who will become victorious this time around.

Players to watch out for

Probably, you have already been following some players through the tournament, and you have your favourite ones.

But if you’re jumping into the wagon just at the final, you might want to pay attention to some names.

Manu Tuilagi, George Ford, Maro Itoje, and Courtney Lawes are the names you’ll want to keep in mind from England. They have shone through the whole tournament and did a great job defeating the All Blacks.

Damian de Allende, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Handré Pollard, and Lood de Jager are the players from the South Africa team that have had the best performance, even though they didn’t do such a great job when they faced Wales.

In Summary

This Saturday, the Rugby World Cup Final will take place in Yokohama, Japan with England and South Africa facing each other.

Of course, you don’t want to miss this epic match!

In the UK, ITV Hub will stream it for free, but sadly, it’s not going to be available for the rest of the world.

Well, you know the solution now: a VPN such as ExpressVPN, and you can skip the blocking to see the match and a lot of other content available on ITV Hub!

Don’t wait, time flies and November, 2nd is just around the corner! Subscribe to ExpressVPN, get all the benefits and enjoy the Rugby World Cup Final live as if you were there.

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