It’s time for New Zealand to sink or swim. The crisis-stricken All Blacks face the world champions in their Rugby Championship opener, and if they leave South Africa empty-handed, Ian Foster will almost certainly be given his marching orders. Read on as our guide explains how to get a South Africa vs New Zealand live stream and watch the 2022 Rugby Championship online from anywhere.
South Africa vs New Zealand live stream
Date: Saturday, August 6
Kick-off time: 5.05pm SAST (local) / 4.05pm BST / 11.05am ET / 1.05am AEST / 3.05am NZST
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Live stream: Super Sport (opens in new tab) (SA) | Sky Sports (opens in new tab) (UK) | FloRugby (opens in new tab) (US) | Stan Sport (AU) | Sky Sports (opens in new tab) (New Zealand)
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All empires must eventually crumble, but the All Blacks are struggling to come to terms with their current status in the game. Ranked fourth in the world – an all-time low – having lost four out of their past five Tests, including a first home series defeat in 27 years… New Zealand rugby has never had to deal with anything remotely like this before.
Sam Cane has retained his captaincy, for now, although the services of forwards coach John Plumtree and attack mentor Brad Mooar have been dispensed with. Ardie Salvea and Will Jordan, two rare bright spots in an otherwise deeply unhappy Ireland Test series, are in the first XV, while Caleb Clarke is recalled for the first time since 2020 in place of Sevu Reece, and Samisoni Taukei’aho and Angus Ta ‘avao form a new-look front row.
The hosts, who edged their Summer International Test series against Wales, bring Faf de Klerk back into the side in place of Jaden Hendrikse, while Malcolm Marx is set to earn his 50th Test cap, with Jacques Nienaber handing the hooker a starting berth ahead of Bongi Mbonambi. Eben Etzebeth and Trevor Nyakane, who were both outstanding against Wales, retain their places.
Slow, steady and safe is the blueprint that has got the Springboks to where they are, but having seen the All Blacks crawl out of the traps in all three of their Tests against Ireland, this might be a good opportunity to try something new. Follow our guide as we explain how to get a South Africa vs New Zealand live stream of the Rugby Championship game wherever you are.
How to watch South Africa vs New Zealand: live stream rugby in the UK
Watch a South Africa vs New Zealand 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 South Africa vs New Zealand 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 live stream South Africa vs New Zealand from anywhere