02 October 2019 16:50
The haves and have nots of world rugby meet again when the three-time champion All Blacks face Canada in their World Cup Pool B match and there are significant concerns that the gap will be starkly displayed on the scoreboard. The All Blacks are all full-time professionals, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars with basics of the game drilled in them since they were five-year-olds. Canada's players juggle jobs, run their own business or are studying and just happen to play rugby, normally after trying ice hockey or Canadian football. It's as simple as that," Canada coach Kingsley Jones said on Tuesday ahead of the match at Oita Stadium. "There isn't a pathway for players any longer so we've got guys here who are holding down day jobs.
Canada were hammered 48-7 by Italy in their opening encounter in Fukuoka and Jones said nerves, apprehension and excitement had probably got the better of his players, which led to numerous basic errors and missed tackles. Italy stormed to a 17-0 lead inside the first quarter and never looked back and while Jones said his side had "left a lot of points out there", he knew they had to be better against the All Blacks. New Zealand have made no secret of the fact that while they respect Canada, they see the match more as an opportunity to finetune their game on their path to the quarter-finals. Under the retractable roof with an All Blacks side itching to play at pace and Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga looking to exploit space, there are concerns the score could blow out and even surpass Canada's 79-15 defeat at the 2011 World Cup. "We have to just focus on those things and win the small battles and the scoreboard will look after itself." REUTERS So New Zealand have started the defence of their crown with two wins from their opening two games.
Watch the action as it happens with our New Zealand v Canada live stream guide. Having soundly seen off southern hemisphere rivals South Africa 23-13 in their opening World Cup game, New Zealand have what should be a much easier run out for their second pool match today. Indeed, Canada have lost all five of their previous tests against New Zealand, including a 79-15 humbling during their previous encounter at the Rugby World Cup back in 2011. Live stream New Zealand vs Canada - where and when This Pool B clash takes place at the 40,000 capacity Oita Stadium in Oita on Wednesday October 2. The game kicks off at 7.15pm JST local time - that's a 10.15pm NZST start for All Blacks fans watching from home and an inconvenient 3.15am PT and 6.15am ET kick-off for those tuning in from Canada.
How to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from outside your country If you're abroad for any of the Rugby World Cup and don't want to miss out on catching the coverage from your home country, you'll inevitably find it geo-blocked when you try to stream online. And best of all, it's really easy to do (or read on for details on how to stream coverage from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA). How to watch the All Blacks live in New Zealand Today's Pool B game is being exclusively broadcast live in New Zealand by streaming service Spark Sport, which has snagged the rights to show all matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup live. If you're not bothered about watching the game as it happens, TVNZ will be showing a delayed broadcast of the game in full for free at 11.30pm NZST. If you're outside New Zealand and want to watch the coverage from TVNZ or Spark Sport, you can use one of our favorite VPNs above and watch the coverage from another nation. Live stream Rugby World Cup 2019 match in Canada In Canada the rights to show the Rugby World Cup 2019 are owned by TSN So that means you can access coverage of today's opening match via your TV, online or on the TSN app. If you want to catch it but are out of the country, you can use a VPN to access the rugby coverage. How to stream New Zealand vs Canada live in the UK The great news for Rugby fans in the UK is that ITV has the live broadcast rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and will be showing all 48 matches free-to-air across various ITV platforms. Today's Pool B match will be shown live on ITV 4 with coverage starting at 10.45am BST and kick-off at a quarter past eleven. If you're not in the UK but want to catch up with ITV's World Cup coverage, then you'll need a VPN to relocate your IP to the UK and get around the region restrictions. How to watch New Zealand vs Canada: live stream in Australia Today's match will be shown live on paid-for service Fox Sports which has the rights every match of tournament live via its dedicated Rugby World Cup channel. Australians can also live stream all the Rugby World Cup action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand. Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month. If you're looking to watch the Fox or Kayo Sports coverage from abroad you'll need a VPN. How to live stream France v USA in the US In the US, NBC Sports is the official broadcaster for the Rugby World Cup 2019 so you'll need to sign-up if you're not already receiving this channel. Kick off for today's match is at 3.15am PT and 6.15am ET. For the most extensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold, which is offering a Rugby World Cup Pass for $199.99, delivering live, on-demand and commercial free coverage of the tournament. Single matches can also be purchased for $29.99 Cable cutter, but still want to watch the Rugby World Cup? You can also watch via one of the below TV streaming services. They're fast becoming the best way to watch otherwise cable-only shows and sports - and they pretty much all have a free trial, too: NEW ZEALAND ran riot with a NINE-TRY demotion of Canada.