New Zealand vs Ireland live stream: how to watch Summer International rugby online from anywhere
Ireland’s three-test tour of New Zealand has been a decade in the making, and having got the better of the All Blacks in three of their past five meetings, the belief in the Irish camp should be at an all-time high. However, a bruising midweek defeat has brought all of those old doubts back to the surface, while a dear old friend could come back to haunt them. Read on as our guide explains how to get a New Zealand vs Ireland live stream and watch the Summer International rugby match online from anywhere.
Joe Schmidt, who coached Ireland from 2013-2019 and led them to their first ever victory over the All Blacks – one that took 29 attempts and 111 years to achieve – has been preparing New Zealand this week because of a Covid outbreak that’s struck down head coach Ian Foster, and centres David Havili and Jack Goodhue, among others.
The All Blacks haven’t lost a home match since September 2018, but they’ve come under fire after *only* winning 12 of their 15 fixtures last year, their worst return since 2009. Two-time World Player of the Year Beauden Barrett will start at fly-half, with Richie Mo’unga having to start on the bench after dealing with an illness. Leicester Fainga’anuku makes his long-awaited international debut.
Andy Farrell played an experimental team in the tour-opening clash against the Maori All Blacks in midweek, but he’ll still be desperately disappointed at the manner in which they fell to a momentum-stalling 32-17 defeat. Cian Healy is only fit enough for the bench after picking up a leg injury, while Johnny Sexton will resume captaincy duties after Bundee Aki wore the armband in midweek.
Follow our guide as we explain how to get a New Zealand vs Ireland live stream wherever you are.
How to watch All Blacks vs Ireland: live stream rugby in New Zealand
Watch a New Zealand vs Ireland 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 a New Zealand vs Ireland 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 New Zealand vs Ireland live stream from anywhere
How to use a VPN for New Zealand vs Ireland
Using a VPN to watch New Zealand vs Ireland 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 New Zealand, just head to Sky Sport (opens in new tab).
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