The highly-regarded All Blacks, initially favored for the quarter-finals in the Rugby World Cup, now face a pivotal match against Italy to avoid their first-ever group-stage elimination, following a mixed start with one win and one defeat.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Details
Matchup: New Zealand vs Italy
WORLD RANKING: New Zealand (4th), Italy (11th)
Date and Time: Saturday, 30 September 2023, 21:00 Local Time, 11:45 AM ET
Stadium: OL Stadium, Lyon
Referee: Matthew Carley (United Kingdom)
Italy, led by outgoing Kiwi Kieran Crowley, have won hearts with their fearless attacking displays, although their easier fixtures are now behind them. Today, they face a tougher challenge, and Tommaso Allan’s kicking prowess could prove crucial in their quest for victory.
The Azzurri have a perfect record so far with two wins. Another triumph at Parc Olympique Lyonnais would secure their place in the knockout stage.
While New Zealand may not be the dominant force they once were, the pressure has mounted following two demoralizing defeats in their last three matches. A routine victory over Namibia did little to alleviate concerns.
New Zealand Lineup:
Beauden Barrett; Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, Jordie Barrett, Mark Telea; Richie Mo’unga, Aaron Smith; Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Codie Taylor, Nepo Laulala; Brodie Retallick, Scott Barrett; Shannon Frizell, Dalton Papali’i, Ardie Savea (c)
Tommaso Allan; Ange Capuozzo, Juan Ignacio Brex, Luca Morisi, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Danilo Fischetti, Giacomo Nicotera, Marco Riccioni; Dino Lamb, Federico Ruzza; Sebastian Negri, Michele Lamaro (c), Lorenzo Cannone
For those eager to catch the New Zealand vs Italy live stream, we’ve got all the details below to ensure you can watch the France 2023 World Cup from anywhere.
How to Watch New Zealand vs Italy Live Stream for FREE
If you’re in the U.K., you’re in luck as you can enjoy the New Zealand vs Italy live stream for FREE through ITV and ITVX.
However, if you find yourself outside the country and away from home during the match, fret not. Here’s how you can still catch the action.
How to Watch New Zealand vs Italy Live Streams in the U.S.
Rugby enthusiasts in the United States can tune in to the New Zealand vs Italy live stream on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. To access the stream, you’ll need a subscription, either Premium ($5.99/month) or Premium Plus ($11.99/month, which also removes some ads).
How to Watch New Zealand vs Italy Live Stream for FREE in the U.K.
In the United Kingdom, the New Zealand vs Italy live stream will be freely accessible on ITV and ITVX. Just remember, a valid U.K. TV license is required to watch the game on TV or via online streaming.
How to Watch a New Zealand vs Italy Live Stream in Australia
Aussie rugby fans can enjoy the New Zealand vs Italy match, along with all other Rugby World Cup games, ad-free on Stan Sport. A subscription costs $15 per month in addition to a regular Stan subscription (starting from $10 per month after a 30-day FREE trial).
How to Watch the New Zealand vs Italy Live Stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can catch New Zealand vs Italy via Sky Sport. You can subscribe for $63.98 NZD per month after a $31.98 NZD three-month offer, or opt for the Sky Sport Now service, which provides access to the Sports channels at a reduced cost of $24.99/week, $44.99/month, or $449.99/year.
How to Watch New Zealand vs Italy Live Stream in Singapore
Rugby fans in Singapore can follow all 48 Rugby World Cup 2023 games live on beIN Sports. However, note that the RWC 2023 matches are not included with standard monthly or annual subscriptions. Instead, a specific RWC Pass for S$85.90 is required.