Watch Australia vs Samoa. It's set to be the most exciting Rugby League World Cup final in years. After six weeks of action, two red-hot teams will battle it out for the Paul Barrière trophy at Old Trafford today. Astonishly, it's a dry afternoon for rugby in Manchester! Make sure you know how to watch an Australia vs Samoa live stream for free from wherever you are. Viewing options, kick-off times and the latest team news are all listed below.
Kangaroos head coach Mal Meninga has named his squad. There are no changes. He's kept the faith with the 19 players who managed to edge out New Zealand 16-14 at Elland Road in last week's semi-final. James Tedesco will once again captain Australia.
It's bad news for Samoa, though. Having notched up an historic win over England in the semi-finals, Samoa's injury list continues to grow. Forward Spencer Leniu is carrying a shoulder issue and is in doubt for today's RLWC final, while Fa’amanu Brown is expected to be ruled out owing to concussion.
Can the Samoan Warriors upset the Kangaroos? The men's final of the covid-delayed Rugby League World Cup 2021 kicks off at 4pm GMT today, 19th November 2022. Here's how to watch a free Australia vs Samoa live stream from anywhere in the world.
Australia vs Samoa free live stream
Good news for UK fans: the Rugby League World Cup final between Australia and Samoa is free-to-watch on BBC iPlayer. The stream is restricted to viewers within the UK with, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out.
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Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Rugby League World Cup 2021 rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
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How to use a VPN for Australia vs Samoa
Using a VPN to watch Australia vs Samoa is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Australia vs Samoa, you may wish to choose 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.
3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer on your browser or device and enjoy the Australia vs Samoa free live stream.
USA: Australia vs Samoa live stream
Rugby fans based in the US can tune into the Rugby League World Cup final – Australia vs Samoa – on combat sports streaming platform Fite.
It's a pricey pay-per-view affair – $99.99 gets you access to every men's game.
Don't forget: UK fans travelling overseas can stream the whole tournament free on BBC iPlayer.
Australia: Australia vs Samoa live stream
If you're in Australia, local streaming service Kayo Sports will be providing live coverage of the Rugby League World Cup final featuring Australia vs Samoa.
Kayo Sports offers new users a free 7-day trial. Subscription costs from AU$25 a month thereafter.
UK citizen in Australia? Don't forget that licence fee-paying UK nationals can use a VPN to access a free live stream on BBC iPlayer.
New Zealand: Australia vs Samoa live stream
Spark Sport has exclusive rights to broadcast the Australia vs Samoa final in New Zealand.
If you're sitting on the fence about signing up, know that Spark Sport offers a 7-day FREE free trial, so you can try before you buy.
Once that's over, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes the Premier League, plenty of Black Caps cricket action, F1 racing and MotoGP.
Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.
Canada: Australia vs Samoa live stream
Fite is the place to watch the Rugby League World Cup final between Australia and Samoa if you're based in Canada. Pay-per-view access to the All Events Men's Bundle costs $49.99.
Germany/Italy: Australia vs Samoa live stream
Fite is also the place to watch a live stream of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 final if you're based in Germany, Italy or "most of Europe" (but not France). Pay-per-view access to the All Events Men's Bundle costs $49.99. Individual games cost from $7.99 each.
Rugby League World Cup 2021 fixtures and schedule
All kick-offs in UK & Ireland time.
Saturday 19th November 2022
Australia vs Samoa (16:00pm - BBC One, BBC iPlayer)
Australia vs New Zealand (13:15pm - BBC One, BBC iPlayer)