Watch Ireland and Namibia rough each other up in the Rugby World Cup.
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Looking to follow along as Ireland takes on Tonga in the Rugby World Cup? Below, we cut right to the chase and show you where to watch Ireland vs. Tonga Rugby World Cup live streams for free from anywhere. The options for today’s game will work for all the other games of the tournament too.
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The fighting Irish don’t have much to prove after routing Romania 82-8 in its first group-stage game. Meanwhile, Tonga has never made it out of group stages in the Rugby World Cup. That’s neither a prediction nor spoiler of how this game might unfold though.
If you don’t have a proper watch option in your country, we’ll show you how to watch Rugby World Cup live streams for free using a VPN. Short for virtual private network, these handy apps let your devices mimic various international locations of your choosing, so you can hop onto one of the all-inclusive streaming sources listed below.
Ireland vs. Tonga live stream quick links:
Access FREE live streams internationally via ExpressVPN (try it risk-free for 30 days)USA: NBC via Peacock ($5.99 monthly)UK: ITVX (free)Australia: Stan Sport (30-day free trial + $15 monthly Stan Sport add-on) / 9Now (free, national team games and final only)When: Saturday, September 16 at 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. BST / 9 p.m. BST / 5 a.m. (Sun) AEST
Where to watch Ireland vs. Tonga Rugby World Cup live streams free from anywhere
You can catch all of the Rugby World Cup action, including Ireland vs. Tonga, using the free ITVX live stream in the United Kingdom, which is offering up every match of this year’s Rugby World Cup. ITV1 will show most games, and the others will be shown between ITV3 and 4. While ITVX is a UK-based platform, you can access it from anywhere using a VPN.
A VPN virtually changes your devices’ location, so apps and websites think you’re connecting from servers within those countries. In the case of the Rugby World Cup, you can connect through a UK server, and ITV will let you in with no fuss after creating a free email login. You can also use VPNs to sign up for cheap streaming services such as Peacock (it’s also showing all Rugby World Cup games starting at $5.99 monthly).
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How to watch Ireland vs. Tonga with a VPN
Sign up for a VPN if you don’t have one.Install it on the device you’re using to watch the game.Turn it on and set it to a UK location.Go to: ITVX.Sign in/create a free login and watch the matches.When: Saturday, September 16 at 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. BST / 9 p.m. BST / 5 a.m. (Sun) AEST
How to watch Ireland vs. Tonga in the USA
NBC is the exclusive broadcast partner for the Rugby World Cup in the United States. All games will stream live on its Peacock streaming service (starts at just $5.99 monthly).
You’ll also find over a dozen select matches on its network news arm, CNBC (available on live TV streaming services like Sling Blue + News Extra, currently just $20 for your first month). Or, if you have a VPN, you can watch all of the Rugby World Cup matches for free using ITVX, as described above.
Rugby World Cup schedule
Below is a full schedule of upcoming Rugby World Cup games that will run through the October 28 final. All times below are in US Eastern.
Groups and Pools
Saturday, September 16
Sunday, September 17
Wednesday, September 20
Italy vs. Uruguay, 11:45 a.m. ET; Pool A (free on ITVX)
Thursday, September 21
France vs. Namibia, 3:00 p.m. ET; Pool A (free on ITVX)
Friday, September 22
Argentina vs. Samoa, 11:45 a.m. ET; Pool D (free on ITVX)
Saturday, September 23
Sunday, September 24
Wednesday, September 27
Uruguay vs. Namibia, 11:45 a.m. ET; Pool A (free on ITVX)
Thursday, September 28
Japan vs. Samoa, 3:00 p.m. ET; Pool D (free on ITVX)
Friday, September 29
New Zealand vs. Italy, 3:00 p.m. ET; Pool A (free on ITVX)
Saturday, September 30
Sunday, October 1
Thursday, October 5
New Zealand vs. Uruguay, 3:00 p.m. ET; Pool A (free on ITVX)
Friday, October 6
France vs. Italy, 3:00 p.m. ET; Pool A (free on ITVX)
Saturday, October 7
Sunday, October 8
Japan vs. Argentina, 7:00 a.m. ET; Pool D (free on ITVX)Tonga vs. Romania, 11:45 a.m. ET; Pool B (free on ITVX)Fiji vs. Portugal, 3:00 p.m. ET; Pool C (free on ITVX)France vs. New Zealand; Friday, September 8, 3:15 p.m. ET (free on ITVX)
Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15
Friday, October 20
TBD (Winner Quarter-final 1) vs. TBD (Winner Quarter-final 2), 3:00 p.m. ET; Semi-final 1 (free on ITVX)
Saturday, October 21
TBD (Winner Quarter-final 3) vs. TBD (Winner Quarter-final 4), 3:00 p.m. ET; Semi-final 2 (free on ITVX)
Bronze Final (Third-place matchup)
Friday, October 27
TBD (Losers: SF1) vs. TBD (Losers: SF2), 3:00 p.m. ET; Third place play-off (free on ITVX)
Saturday, October 28
TBD (Winners: SF1) vs. TBD (Winners: SF2), 3:00 p.m. ET; Final (free on ITVX)