The Wallabies will have their final game of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, when they gather at Twickenham Stadium in London, to take on the All Blacks in a match that will decide the championship of Rugby Union’s most prestigious tournament.
Going on sixteen years now since claiming their second World Cup, and forced to watch as arch rivals New Zealand held aloft the Web Ellis Cup the last time out, the Wallabies will be anxious to return to glory, and you need not miss a minute of the action when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the match to a mobile or internet connected device with a Free trial.
All Blacks vs Wallabies Preview
The two best sides will come together to battle it out for Rugby Unions greatest prize. Australia and New Zealand have dominated the World Cup since its inception in 1987, with both nations taking the Web Ellis on two occasions. The two squads are also unbeaten in this year’s tournament, setting up a trans-Tasman showdown to decide the ultimate prize. In spite of all their combined success, the Wallabies and All Blacks have never played each other in a World Cup of Rugby championship match, so this game will be one of the best sporting events of the year.
New Zealand are the defending champions and look in form to be the first side ever to win consecutive titles. The All Blacks will enter off a narrow victory over South Africa, and can take comfort in their last match against Australia, when winning the second game of the Bledisloe Cup 41-13 just a few months back. New Zealand should also see the majority of the in-stadium support, as the host nation would like nothing more than to see Australia fail to win the Cup.
Australia will enter off a stellar 29-15 win over a game Argentina team, thanks to a three try performance from centre Adam Ashley-Cooper. Having survived the “Pool of Death”, the Wallabies can be considered more battle hardened, and to a man will not back down from the All Blacks. Australia can also take comfort in their success on English soil, having never lost at Twickenham stadium in World Cup play. So in addition to being the Final the media was expecting, this is the match most Rugby purists wanted, and the Wallabies believe they are peaking at the perfect time.
Australia v New Zealand: World Cup Final
When: Sunday November 1st at 2:45 am DST
Where: Twickenham Stadium, London
Live TV: Nine, Gem and Fox Sports 2
Replays of AUS v NZL available exclusively on Fox Sports 2 on Sunday November 1st from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Noon to 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Shown as Sydney time, refer to your local listings for regional differences.
South Africa v Argentina: Bronze Match
Saturday October 31 at 6:45 am Sydney time
Live TV: Gem and Fox Sports 2
Replays of RSA v ARG available exclusively on Fox Sports 2 on Saturday October 31 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm (Sydney Time).
Rugby World Cup Live Streaming and a Free Trial
This Wallabies v. All Blacks Rugby World Cup match will be on Free to Air TV, but Fox Sports 2 will provide the most complete coverage, including live, in HD and ad-break free during play, as well as Full Match Replays through-out the following day.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will broadcast this exciting match and all 48 games of the Rugby World Cup online*, as well as offering live Wallabies v All Blacks streaming to eligible mobile devices using the Foxtel Go app.
Wallabies Match Preview
This will be a test of of whether or not their Rugby World Cup preparation was truly successful. They had a pretty solid campaign during the Winter, winning the Rugby Championship by beating New Zealand in the Final to keep their Bledisloe Cup hopes live, but they were belted at Eden Park in the return leg. The Wallabies followed that up with a convincing victory over the USA Eagles in Chicago, but were less than stellar against Fiji in their World Cup opener. With their top players rested for their match with England, the Wallabies crushed the host nation‘s World Cup hopes with a resounding 33-13 victory. Australia then met Wales with each side a live chance to claim the top spot in Pool A, where the Wallabies prevailed 15-6 to advance against Scotland in the Quarter Final. In a game for the ages, Australia looked to be done, but the Wallabies got a penalty in the final moments and Foley nailed it to snatch the victory. Now just one win from a third Rugby World Cup title, don‘t look for the Wallabies v All Blacks on Free to Air without ad-breaks in Australia.
New Zealand Match Preview
The All Blacks have been outstanding in the knockout stage of the World Cup, smashing their bogey side France 62-13 in the Quarter Final, before narrowly defeating South Africa 20-18 in a thrilling Semi Final. During the match Dan Carter became the greatest point scorer for the All Blacks at the World Cup, with his boot being the difference in the game. The All Blacks will go into the Gold Medal contest against the Wallabies as the favourites, and rightfully so, given their domination of world Rugby in recent years. But what makes this match historic and must see TV is this- It will mark the first time Australia and New Zealand play for the Rugby World Cup title, and you can watch the Wallabies vs All Blacks ad-break free on Fox Sports 2 and 2HD.
Rugby World Cup on Free to Air TV
Channel Nine and it’s subsidiary GEM (HD) will be televising select matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Free to Air. Channel 9 (standard TV) will be broadcasting every Wallabies game live, up and until the Gold Medal match, while GEM will also be carrying the Wallabies along with five additional Group games as shown in the fixtures below. This means that thirty-one of the forty Group matches will Not be available on terrestrial TV in Australia, but fortunately some great options do exist.
2015 World Cup of Rugby on Foxtel
Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 2HD will offer the most complete coverage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, televising all 48 games live, as well as ad-break free siren to siren. The special programming also includes round the clock Fox Sports news coverage, several new World Cup shows (World Cup Weekly & Cup Runneth Over) and a new Rugby series (Rugby Legends). In addition to standard and HD TV, other options include watching online with Foxtel Play which is currently offering a Free live TV Trial, or streaming to eligible mobile devices using Foxtel Go.