Japan vs France live stream: how to watch rugby online from anywhere today
France head to Nagoya today with a much changed squad, for this, the first of two rugby Test matches against Japan. World Player of the Year Antoine Dupont, alongside his Toulouse teammate Romain Ntamack, are both missing from coach Fabien Galthie’s somewhat experimental 42-man line-up. Read on as our guide explains how to watch a Japan vs France live stream wherever you are right now.
Japan vs France live stream
Date: Saturday, July 2
Kick-off time: 7am BST / 2am ET / 11pm PT / 4pm AEST / 6pm NZST
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Nagoya, Japan
Global streams: Premier Sports (UK) | FloRugby (US)
Watch anywhere: try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free (opens in new tab)
Toulon loose forward Charles Ollivon leads a group that includes includes 17 uncapped players alongside Melvyn Jaminet, Matthieu Jalibert, Damien Penaud, and Virimi Vakatawa. Ollivon comes into the squad fresh from a star turn in the Barbarians 52-21 victory over England last weekend.
The hosts meanwhile come into this double-header off the back of a resounding series win over Uruguay earlier this month, with skipper Atsushi Sakate among the scorers in last weekend’s convincing 43-7 win over the South Americans.
Follow our guide as we explain how to get a Japan vs France live stream wherever you are right now.
How to watch Japan vs France: live stream rugby in the UK
Watch an Japan vs France live stream from outside your country
If you’re abroad right now and struggling to tap into your regular coverage of the game, you’ll want a VPN. This’ll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching an Japan vs France live stream in particular parts of the world.
They’re a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here’s how it’s done.
Use a VPN to watch a Japan vs France live stream from anywhere
How to use a VPN for Japan vs France
Using a VPN to watch this match is as easy as one-two-three…
1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location.
3. Go to the broadcaster’s live stream – so if you’re from the UK, just head to Sky Go or Sky Now (opens in new tab)
Can I watch Japan vs France in Australia?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like any broadcasters are showing Japan vs France Down Under.
If you’re still keen to try out your luck, the only alternative is to use one of the best VPN service providers to tap into coverage from elsewhere, as described above.
The software is generally ideal for this as it allows you to change your IP address and appear to be in a completely different location – and all through a safe, encrypted connection. But do bear in mind that most paid streaming services do require a credit card based in the same country as the service.
How to watch rugby in the US: live stream Japan vs France
Can I watch Japan vs France rugby in New Zealand?
It sadly the same story as their Antipodean neighbours for rugby fans in New Zealand looking to watch this game, with no Kiwi broadcasters set to show Japan vs France.
If you’re still desperate to watch the game live, you’re best bet is to use one of the best VPN service providers to access coverage from elsewhere, as described above.