New Zealand vs Ireland live: How to watch summer international rugby online from anywhere
Ireland’s three-Test tour of New Zealand has been going on for a decade, and after getting the better of the All Blacks in three of their last five encounters, confidence in the Irish side should be at an all-time high . However, a bruising midweek loss brought all those old doubts 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 v Ireland live stream and watch the summer international rugby match online from anywhere.
Joe Schmidt, who coached Ireland from 2013 to 2019 and led them to their first already Victory over the All Blacks – one that took 29 attempts and 111 years to achieve – set New Zealand up this week due to a Covid outbreak that hit head coach Ian Foster and centers David Havili and Jack Goodhue, among others.
The All Blacks haven’t lost a home game since September 2018 but have come under fire after winning *just* 12 of their 15 matches last year, their worst comeback since 2009. Two-time World Cup player year Beauden Barrett will start at flyhalf, with Richie Mo’unga expected to start on the bench after battling illness. Leicester Fainga’anuku makes his long-awaited international debut.
Andy Farrell played an experimental side in the tour opener against the Maori All Blacks in midweek, but he will always be hopelessly disappointed with the way they fell to a 32-17 defeat. Cian Healy is only fit enough for the bench after picking up a leg injury, while Johnny Sexton will return to captaincy after Bundee Aki took the armbar 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 live stream of New Zealand vs Ireland from outside your country
If you’re currently abroad and struggling to get your regular gaming coverage, you’ll need a VPN. This will help you bypass geo-blocking which will try to prevent you from watching a New Zealand vs Ireland live stream in certain parts of the world.
They are a useful way around this problem, are cheap and easy to set up too. Here’s how it’s done.
Use a VPN to watch a live stream of New Zealand vs Ireland from anywhere
How to Use a VPN for New Zealand vs Ireland
Using a VPN to watch New Zealand v Ireland is as easy as one-two-three…
1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top pick is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, tap “choose location” and select the appropriate location.
3. Access the broadcaster’s live stream – so if you are coming from New Zealand just head to Sky Sport (opens in a new tab).