How to watch the Rugby World Cup final

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This Saturday, England and South Africa will go head-to-head for the most prestigious prize in rugby: the Web Ellis World Cup. Here’s how to watch all the action…

Last Saturday, Eddie Jones’ boys clenched an impressive victory over the All Blacks in Yokohama to secure their place in the world cup final.

So you don’t miss out on any of the action, here's everything you need to know about how to watch the match, including how to watch it on your TV, online and if you're abroad.

What date is the final?

The Rugby World Cup final will take place on Saturday, November 2.

What time is the final?

Kick-off is at 9:00am, but if you want to get the full Rugby World Cup final experience and enjoy the build-up, coverage will start on ITV from 7am.

Where will the final be played?

The match will take place at International Stadium, Yokohama at 18:00 local time.

How can I watch final on TV?

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Just like every other Rugby World Cup match, you can watch the final game for free on ITV. As we say, coverage starts at 7am, kick off is at 9am.

If you’re out and about, you can also live stream the game on ITV Hub on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

If you miss the match, highlights of the game will be shown on ITV from 12:30am.

Moreover, if you want rewatch any of the World Cup matches - as well as the opening ceremony - you can do so via the ITV Hub.

ITV will also be showing the third-place play offs on ITV at 9am on Friday, November 1.

How can I stream the match if I'm outside the UK?

If you're watching the final from abroad on your laptop, mobile or tablet, you’ll need a Virtual Private Network or (VPN).

You see, when you use the internet, a request travels from your computer to your router, and then to your broadband provider’s servers. But when you're abroad, your access will be automatically blocked by the server.

With a VPN, your traffic is encrypted, creating a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning you can watch the game uninterrupted.

To find out more about VPNs, read our handy guide.