New Zealand had very much been living up to their pre-tournament billing as favourites with big wins over both South Africa and Ireland on their way to the semi-finals. There, however, they ran into a rampaging English side and were unexpectedly sent packing with a 19-7 defeat.
Now, they’ll play off for third place in a tournament which most punters had expected them to win. Wales can’t be taken lightly but the Kiwis will be favourites to win, though it may provide little solace for a team which had appeared likely to be playing the following day for the Webb Ellis trophy throughout the tournament.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Preview – Can the All Blacks win a fourth Cup?
How do you solve a problem like Beauden Barrett? This seems to be the critical question coach Steve Hansen is struggling to find the answer to, and a decision that could be the difference between success and failure.
Barrett is one of the best fly-halves in the world and continuously terrorises his opposition with quick thinking passes and line splitting runs. Unfortunately, his goal kicking is dreadful, falling well short of his predecessor, Dan Carter who won games for the All Blacks on his own. Richie Mo’unga has recently reinforced kicking options at number 10, with Barrett playing full back. If this adjustment works during the tournament, then we can fully expect a strong New Zealand team with every chance of winning another Rugby World Cup.
How to Stream every New Zealand match of the Rugby World Cup 2019™
Kayo Sports will have every match of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play. You’ll also get access to a range of great features, including SplitView (which lets you watch up to four different sporting events simultaneously on the same screen, on compatible devices) as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important moments of the match – available for selected games), all of which greatly enhance the viewing experience for those watching on-demand.
Simply take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial, and then check out the Rugby World Cup 2019™ fixture list below. You can then start streaming New Zealand rugby live to a variety of eligible devices listed in the table on this page.
Please note: Kayo requires internet and a compatible device. Data charges may apply. Kayo service available in Australia only.
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What time do New Zealand play? Live TV Fixtures (AEST)
TV fixtures are shown as Sydney time, so you may need to adjust the hour depending on where you live. Rugby World Cup 2019™ on demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each game – so you will need to consult your on-screen Kayo TV library for exact times.
New Zealand Live TV Times (Sydney time)
|Fri 1 Nov||New Zealand v Wales||8:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / 10Bold|
|Sat 2 Nov||England v South Africa||8:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / Channel Ten|
Rugby World Cup 2019™ Streaming Guide
Kayo Sports will have every match of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play across a wide range of streaming devices, including PC or Mac (Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Edge), as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Android TV, and Google Chromecast. *Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges may apply. Kayo service available in Australia only.
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes||Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p|
|Telstra TV||Yes||Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p|
|Android TV||Yes||Via app for version 7.0 and up|
|Samsung Smart TVs||Soon||App in development|
|PS4 and Xbox One||Soon||App in development|
|Apple TV||Yes||4th Generation or higher|
New Zealand Match Previews
New Zealand vs South Africa: New Zealand has a fierce enemy to contend with in their opening game of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. They face South Africa in Pool B, at the Yokohama Stadium on September 21, in what promises to be a heavyweight clash between two teams that have won five World Cups between them.
New Zealand vs Canada: What the Canada team may lack in talent they make up for in heart. They must remain strong and focused for the whole 80 minutes if they are to avoid a big defeat. Restricting the All Blacks to anything under 50 points will be a good result.
New Zealand vs Namibia: Namibia will become the second African team to face the All Blacks in Pool B. They have endured heavy defeats against all the big boys in previous world cups, and this game won’t be any different.
New Zealand vs Italy: New Zealand’s final opponents in Pool B are the Azzurri of Italy, who can put in the odd good performance against their Northern Hemisphere rivals, however, they shouldn’t cause Steve Hansen’s men any sort of real problem.
New Zealand’s previous World Cup results
Staggeringly, New Zealand has only ever lost five games in Rugby World Cup history. Not only that, they have never lost a game at the Pool stages, a record no other nation can claim. They won the first-ever World Cup tournament at home in 1987, yet it took them 27 years before they could win their second.
During this time, they were derided as the competition’s bottlers, such was their domination between World Cup tournaments. However, that all changed in 2011 when Richie McCaw led them to a second World Cup on home soil. In 2015 they became the first rugby nation to successfully defend their title, putting an end to the bottlers conversation for good.
|1987||Champions (vs France)|
|1991||Seli Final (vs Australia)|
|1995||Runner Up (vs South Africa)|
|1999||Semi Final (vs France)|
|2003||Semi Final (vs Australia)|
|2007||Quarter Final (vs France)|
|2011||Champions (vs France)|
|2015||Champions (vs Australia)|
New Zealand’s World Cup Stats
|Total Record||44 win / 5 def (89% win)|
|Biggest Win||145 – 17 (Japan 1995)|
|Biggest Defeat||22 – 10 (Australia 2003)|
|All time leading points scorer||Dan Carter (191)|
|Most points in a match||Simon Culhane (45)|
|Most caps||Richie McCaw (22)|