The Rugby World Cup 2019 is heading its way towards you and is just a few months away before it finally starts in September. All the fans are now embracing the mega event to arrive. On the other side, the team preparations are in full swing. The Opening Ceremony for the grand event is going to start on 20th September 2019.
However, our blog for today is going to focus on the match from Pool B which will be between New Zealand and South Africa.
All you can do from your side is mark the dates on your calendar as this world cup is expected to surpass all the previous ones. Also, probably this is the first time that the Rugby World Cup is happening outside the sports center. Singapore and Hong Kong initially tried their level best to host the Rugby World Cup 2019. However, it was Japan to win the bid and is going to host the Rugby World Cup this year with pride.
When and Where?
The match between New Zealand and South Africa is going to be the first match from Pool B. The clash between the two nations will be on Saturday the 21st of September 2019. The game will be underway and played live at the Nissan Stadium earlier known as the International Stadium, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The opening stage of the competition will witness 20 teams battling their way out from the four Pools – A, B, C, and D. Each of the pool will comprise of five participating nations and only the top two teams from each pool will proceed for the knockout rounds.
New Zealand vs. South Africa – Predicted Line-Ups
Well, it is way too early to know about the official line-ups and teamsheets for all the nations. However, New Zealand is going to be the top favorites for the first match of Pool B. Not only for this match, but the defending champions are the top favorites for this world cup as well.
Beauden Barrett, the player of the year for 2017 failed while attempting a crucial drop goal to beat South Africa. He doesn’t look so good under the coach, besides a single bad decision isn’t enough to call him bad.
Where to Watch New Zealand vs. South Africa Online?
Rugby World Cup has become one of the most watched and anticipated sporting events in the world. The official broadcaster for the last two world cups including 2011 and 2015 was ITV. ITV secured their broadcasting rights for the Rugby World Cup back in 2011 by paying a rough sum of £60 million. The announcement back in 2017 made it clear that the network is going to be the official broadcasting right holders for the 2019 and 2023 Rugby World Cup as well.
Fans and viewers are looking forward to watching New Zealand vs. South Africa live stream online can do it easily with a cord cutter streaming service like:
- ESPN+: At just $4.99 ESPN+ will broadcast the Rugby World Cup 2019 across all their platforms.
- FuboTV: The cord-cutter streaming service provider is host to a lot of cable channels including ITV. Hence another way a viewer can live stream the world cup online is with FuboTV.
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I guess the information furnished gave you enough details about the match. It is now the wait of a few months for the Rugby fans across the world to indulge into the World Cup.