New Zealand vs Ireland live stream and how to watch the second Test rugby for free

Ardie Savea of the All Blacks scores a try during the International test Match in the series between the New Zealand All Blacks and Ireland at Eden Park
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Ireland travel to Dunedin today for the second of their three test matches against New Zealand, with Andy Farrell's side needing a victory against the All Blacks to keep any chance of a series win alive. Kick-off is a bright and early 8.05am BST. The match is on Sky in the UK and Stan Sport (7-day free trial) in Australia. Make sure you know how to watch a New Zealand vs Ireland live stream from wherever you are.

New Zealand vs Ireland live stream

Date: Saturday 9th July 2022

Kick-off: 8.05am BST / 3.05am ET / 5.05pm AEST

AUS stream: Stan Sport (7-day free trial)

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UK stream: Sky | Now

US stream: FloRugby

Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, New Zealand

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has made just one change to the side that were convincingly beaten by the All Blacks last weekend. Mack Hansen has replacing Keith Earls on the wing. Johnny Sexton was a doubt having taken a blow to the head during the first Test but the fly-half has passed all the necessary tests and will retain his starting position today.

Ian Foster's slightly experimental line-up for the first Test has proved to be short-lived, with today's XV taking on a more familiar look. With Sam Whitelock ruled out after showing delayed concussion symptoms, Dalton Papalii comes in at number six and Scott Barrett moves to lock. With Folau Fakatava and Aidan Ross named in the matchday squad for the first time, though, there's a chance for a couple of debuts off the bench.

Follow our guide to watch a free New Zealand vs Ireland live stream from where you are.

New Zealand vs Ireland free live stream 

July Test series on Stan Sport

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In Australia, rugby fans can watch a New Zealand vs Ireland live stream on Stan Sport (7-day free trial; AU$10 a month). Requires Stan subscription (30-day free trial; AU$10 a month).

Of course the free trial Stan access is only available to Australians, so if you're an Aussie subscriber overseas, make sure to use a VPN so that you can watch New Zealand vs Ireland live on Stan wherever you are.

Watch New Zealand vs Ireland from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant New Zealand vs Ireland 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, helping you access local streams from anywhere – and saving you money!

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How to use a VPN for New Zealand vs Ireland

Using a VPN to watch New Zealand vs Ireland 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 New Zealand vs Ireland, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for Stan Sport.

3. Then head over to Stan Sport on your browser or device and enjoy the New Zealand vs Ireland live stream free of charge.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, 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.

UK: watch a New Zealand vs Ireland live stream

Sky Sports has you covered for all three New Zealand vs Ireland Test matches. Check out today's best Sky TV deals.

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Aussies in the UK can use a VPN to watch free with a Stan Sport 7-day trial. See details above. 

USA: watch a New Zealand vs Ireland live stream

FloRugby has bagged the rights to the New Zealand vs Ireland live stream in the USA. 

Fans can sign up to FloRugby for $29.99 per month or $150 for the year. You'll find FloRugby apps available on most smart devices including iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV.

South Africa: New Zealand vs Ireland live stream

As ever, SuperSport is the place to watch Ireland's tour of New Zealand in South Africa. The African online sports channel will broadcast the games via its DStv satellite platform.

Ireland vs New Zealand Test series fixtures 2022

All Blacks

(Image credit: Wikipedia: By paddynapper - New Zealand Team - RLWC 2008Uploaded by SpecialWindler, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Saturday, 9th July 2022
New Zealand vs Ireland in Dunedin - live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am BST

Tuesday, 12th July 2022
Maori All Blacks vs Ireland in Wellington - live on Sky Sports Action from 8am BST

Saturday, 16th July 2022
New Zealand vs Ireland in Wellington - live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am BST

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