Hey, Japan shocked the world by beating South Africa to start its 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign, so surely even Namibia stand a chance against New Zeal–
Maybe Japan’s win inspired a slight bit of hope for Namibia, a country that has yet to win a Rugby World Cup match in 15 attempts. And maybe defending champions New Zealand didn’t look as sharp as can be in a 26-16 win over Argentina. But really, none of that matters.
The All Blacks, who are favored by up to 82 points, have won the Webb Ellis Cup twice. They are No. 1 in the world. They have never lost in World Cup pool play. They feature four World Rugby Player of the Year winners.
Namibia, on the other hand, have lost all their World Cup matches by an average margin of 55 points and are at the wrong end of the most lopsided result in history, a 142-0 defeat against Australia in 2003.
This one is going to get ugly. Here’s everything you need to know to watch:
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Start Time: 8 p.m. BST; 3 p.m. ET
TV: ITV 1 (UK), Sky Sports (New Zealand), Fox Sports (Australia), Supersport (Namibia). Click here for the full list of television coverage from around the world
Live Stream: Read on for complete information on how to watch online
Watch Australia vs. Fiji Online
In the UK, viewers can watch via the ITV Player. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
In New Zealand, viewers can watch via Sky Go. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
In Australia, viewers can watch live online with a subscription to Foxtel Play. A subscription costs a monthly fee, but a two-week free trial is offered.
In the United States, Universal Sports Network is offering live streaming of all 48 Rugby World Cup matches for a base price of $199.99. Single games can also be purchased.
For viewers in other countries around the world, the station that is providing television coverage (check here to see what station that is in your country) may also provide a live stream on its official website, so be sure to check there.