Is Wales vs New Zealand rugby on TV? Channel, live stream FREE, kick-off time, team news for first Autumn International. SIX NATIONS winners Wales are looking to end 68 years of Blackout against a New Zealand side they haven’t beaten since 1953.
What time does Wales vs New Zealand rugby kick off?
- Wales vs New Zealand takes place on Saturday, October 30.
- The match kicks off at 5.15pm UK time – 5.15am in New Zealand.
- It takes place at the Principality Stadium.
New Zealand visit after winning the Rugby Championship in what should be an intriguing clash between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere champions – but Wayne Pivac is facing a selection crisis before the match.
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster admits it is “very hard to cheer up pessimists” questioning their opening autumn fixture against Wales. The All Blacks have won the past 31 matches between the two countries. New Zealand are overwhelming favourites to extend that record with Wales missing many first-choice players.
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“It would not be a Test week up here without people knocking the game or talking about the haka or something like that,” said Foster.
The fixture falls outside World Rugby’s autumn international window and is expected to hand the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) an expected profit of £4m.
The depleted Six Nations champions though are missing Dan Biggar, Taulupe Faletau, Nick Tompkins, Louis Rees-Zammit, Callum Sheedy, Thomas Young and Christ Tshiunza as they have not been released by their English-based clubs.
Wales head coach Wayne Pivac is without 20 players, the latest setback coming with the withdrawal of British and Irish Lions hooker Ken Owens after he had been initially named in the team.
The Scarlets front-rower joined George North, Ellis Jenkins, Leigh Halfpenny, Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Dan Lydiate and Liam Williams on the injury list, with Willis Halaholo ruled out through Covid-19.
Is Wales vs New Zealand rugby on TV and can I live stream it?
- Wales vs New Zealand is not on TV in the UK.
- However, it is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
- Amazon Prime Video is available for £7.99/month.
Can I watch Wales vs New Zealand rugby for free?
- Yes. First-time subscribers can get a one-month FREE trial of Amazon Prime video.
- Your subscription will then revert to the regular £7.99/month if not cancelled.