How to Watch or Stream New Zealand in Rugby World Cup 2019


No team in world rugby has enjoyed more success at the World Cup finals than the All Blacks. They will be aiming to beat their record of three Webb Ellis trophy wins this Spring and continue to demonstrate why they are considered the most successful sports team of all time.

New Zealand starts their bid for a fourth World Cup in what is likely the most anticipated game of the opening Pool matches – taking on a resurgent South Africa on September 21. These two teams could easily battle again, come November 2 in Yokohama if they win all of their remaining games in the competition.   

Critics argue that cracks are starting to appear in the New Zealand team, following a draw and a loss against both South Africa and Australia in the recent Rugby Championship. They ended up third place in the shortened format of the series, their lowest ever finish. But a comprehensive 36-0 win over Australia in a Bledisloe Cup decider underlined their brutal class in both attack and defence.

Team New Zealand on Australian TV in the 2019 Rugby World Cup
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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)

Date Event Time Channel
Sat 21 Sept New Zealand vs South Africa 7:45pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Wed 02 Oct New Zealand vs Canada 8:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sun 6 Oct New Zealand vs Namibia 2:45pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 12 Oct New Zealand vs Italy 2:45pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 19 Oct ¼ Final 1 5:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 19 Oct ¼ Final 2 8:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sun 20 Oct ¼ Final 3 5:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sun 20 Oct ¼ Final 4 8:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 26 Oct Semi Final 1 6:00pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sun 27 Oct Semi Final 2 7:00pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Fri 1 Nov Bronze Final 7:00pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 2 Nov Final 7:00pm Kayo / Fox Sports / TenPlay

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.

Device Available? User Guide
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.

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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.

Year Result
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 Record44 win / 5 def (89% win)
Biggest Win145 – 17 (Japan 1995)
Biggest Defeat22 – 10 (Australia 2003)
All time leading points scorerDan Carter (191)
Most points in a matchSimon Culhane (45)
Most capsRichie McCaw (22)

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