Ireland vs New Zealand live stream and how to watch the 2021 Autumn Internationals for free online and on TV

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Ireland lock horns with the mighty All Blacks in Dublin today in hopes of notching up another victory in the 2021 Autumn Internationals. Can Johnny Sexton's side cap their rip-roaring 60-point win over Japan by taking New Zealand's scalp this afternoon? Or will the All Blacks prove too strong? Kick-off is at 3.15pm GMT and UK-based fans can watch a free live stream on Channel 4. Make sure you know how to watch an Ireland vs New Zealand live stream from anywhere in the world.

Ireland vs New Zealand live stream

Date: Saturday 13th November 2021 

Kick-off: 3.15pm GMT / 10.15am ET / 1.15am AEST (Sun)

Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin

FREE UK stream: Channel 4

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free today

US stream: FloRugby ($30/month) 

AUS stream: Stan Sport (AU$10/month)

The team news is in and Ireland have made one just change to the side that crushed Japan last week: Iain Henderson replaces Tadhg Beirne at lock. 

The All Blacks, meanwhile, have made 14 changes to the XV that thumped Italy. Fresh faces include Will Jordan at number 14, Jordie Barrett at fullback and brother Beauden Barrett at fly. Sam Whitelock will captain the All Blacks. Sevu Reece is the only player to survive Ian Forster's cull.

New Zealand arrive in Dublin having recently broken the world record for most points and tries scored in a calendar year. And despite resting several key players last week, ran seven tries without breaking a sweat.   

Can Ireland shock the number one team in the world? Coach Andy Farrell will be praying for a repeat of 2018, when Ireland came out 16-9 winners at the Aviva to record their first ever home win against the All Blacks.

"The most important thing is that we win, that's what we're judged on," said Ireland captain Sexton. "Yeah it's great getting plaudits for how we played on Saturday - we showed bits of that during the Six Nations but I think the pleasing part about it was that it was a bit more consistent this week."

Ireland vs New Zealand kicks off at 3.15pm GMT today, Saturday 13th November, and UK rugby fans can watch for free on Channel 4. Follow our guide to watch an Ireland vs New Zealand live stream from anywhere with a VPN.

Ireland vs New Zealand free live stream

Amazon Prime delivers the rugby

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Amazon Prime has secured the rights in the UK to broadcast most of the 2021 Autumn Internationals, including England vs Australia later in the day. But Channel 4 has the rights to broadcast – and live stream – all of Ireland's matches for free.

Going to be away from the UK when the rugby's on? Simply use a VPN to access Channel 4 from anywhere in the world, without being geo-blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN. You can try it 100 per cent risk-free thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee.

Watch Ireland vs New Zealand from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2021 Autumn Internationals rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

Using a VPN 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 the rugby, you may wish to choose 'UK' to access Channel 4.

3. Then head over to Channel 4 on your browser or device and enjoy a Ireland vs New Zealand live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.

Ireland vs New Zealand live stream in the USA


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Streaming service FloRugby has the rights to show Ireland vs New Zealand in the United States.

Subscription to FloRugby costs $30 a month or $150 a year, and includes live streams of the 2021 Autumn Nations Series plus replays, results, athlete rankings and breaking news.

You can stream or cast from your desktop, mobile or TV on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV. There's also a FloSports app for iOS and Android.

Ireland vs New Zealand live stream in Australia

Stan Sports

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If you're prepared for some early starts you can stream the 2021 Autumn Internationals – including Ireland vs New Zealand – live on Stan.

The Aussie streaming service costs $10 a month, plus you'll need the Sport add-on at an additional $20 a month. But – good news! – the Sport add-on is free for the first 7 days.

Remember, you'll need to use a VPN to access Stan if you're away from the Oz during the egg-chasing.

How to watch Ireland vs New Zealand in South Africa

SuperSport is the place to watch the 2021 Autumn Internationals in South Africa, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The African online sports channel will broadcast the games via its DStv satellite platform in South Africa. You can sign up to DStv here. Failing that, head to any bar in the Cape Town area.

2021 Autumn Internationals fixtures  

Wide-angle view of Twickenham Stadium in South London

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Saturday 13th November 2021

Italy vs Argentina (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Scotland vs South Africa (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Ireland vs New Zealand (3.15pm) - Channel 4

England vs Australia (5.30pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Sunday 14th November 2021

France vs Georgia (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Wales vs Fiji (3.15pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Saturday 20th November 2021

Italy vs Uruguay (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Scotland vs Japan (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

England vs South Africa (3.15pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Wales vs Australia (5.30pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

France vs New Zealand (8pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Sunday 21st November 2021

Ireland vs Argentina (2.15pm) - Channel 4

Saturday 27th November 2021

Barbarians vs Samoa (2.30pm) - TBA

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