How to watch New Zealand vs South Africa free live stream in 2023 Rugby World Cup Gold Medal Match: Time, date

by Christina S. Brown
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The 2023 Rugby World Cup final New Zealand vs South Africa was expected to feature new teams competing for their first World Cup title, but instead the two most prestigious national teams in the world will compete for the most Rugby World Cup titles all-time. New Zealand Rugby, which entered the World Cup as the No. 4 team in the world and lost its first-ever pool play game to open the tournament in September, will play for a fourth Rugby World Cup crown.

How to watch New Zealand vs South Africa Live:

When and Where New Zealand vs South Africa RWC Final:

  • When: Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Where: Stade de France — Saint-Denis, France
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. ET

Here’s What To Know about New Zealand Rugby Vs. South Africa Rugby. 

When Is The South Africa Rugby Vs. New Zealand Rugby 2023 RWC Match

The match will kickoff at 3 p.m. ET on Oct. 28 from Stade de France, Saint-Denis in Paris.

How To Watch Springboks Vs. All Blacks In The 2023 Rugby World Cup Semifinals

The match will stream live on Peacock.

Get To Know South Africa Rugby, New Zealand Rugby On FloRugby

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New Zealand vs South Africa Preview:

The victor of the Webb Ellis Cup will be decided on Saturday, when heavyweights New Zealand and South Africa square off in the 2023 Rugby World Cup Gold Medal Match at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Peacock and CNBC.

The All Blacks and Springboks will compete not only for this year’s crown in France, but also to break their tie atop the Rugby World Cup all-time leaderboard with three championships each. They’ve won six of the event’s nine gold medals, bringing their total to seven of ten if they win their fourth on Saturday. They’ve each won two of the last four gold medals (South Africa is the reigning champion), and they’ll face in the final for the first time since South Africa won their maiden victory in 1995.

This year, neither nation won their pool – New Zealand lost to France in the World Cup opener, and South Africa lost to Ireland 15 days later – but both rose to the occasion in the knockout stage.

The Springboks made it by the skin of their teeth. They overcame France, which began the World Cup rated third in the world, 29-28 before edging England 16-15 in the semifinals.

The All Blacks’ Gold Medal Match berth came in slightly simpler form. It took a tough 28-24 battle with pre-tournament No. 1 Ireland to move past the quarterfinals, but head coach Ian Foster’s team cruised through a 38-point semifinal win over Argentina.

“It’s going to be tight,” South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber said after his team booked its way to the final. “[The All Blacks] are in great shape. If you look at their past couple of games, I believe if you don’t come close to 30 or 35 points, you won’t be in the mix.”

The end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup will mark the beginning of a new era for both countries, with Nienaber and Foster both on their way out as head coaches.

And there’s no greater way to go out than with a gold medal.

“Probably couldn’t be scripted any better, could it?” In numerous ways. “From an All Black standpoint, South Africa has always been a great foe for us,” Foster told New Zealand news site Newshub on Monday. “You’ve got great teams that have a chance to make history by becoming the first team to win four times.”

“There’s a lot at stake. And to play them in a final couldn’t be better.”

New Zealand Rugby Results In The 2023 Rugby World Cup 

Here’s how New Zealand advanced to the RWC final

  • France 27, New Zealand 13
  • New Zealand 71, Namibia 3
  • New Zealand 96, Italy 17
  • New Zealand 73, Uruguay 0
  • New Zealand 28, Ireland 24
  • New Zealand 44, Argentina 6

Springboks Rugby Results In The 2023 Rugby World Cup

Here’s how South Africa advanced to the RWC final

  • South Africa 18, Scotland 3
  • South Africa 76, Romania 0
  • Ireland 13, South Africa 8
  • South Africa 49, Tonga 18
  • South Africa 29, France 28
  • South Africa 16, England 15

2023 Rugby World Cup Schedule: Bronze Medal Final 

Oct. 27, 3 p.m. ET

  • Argentina vs. England Stade de France, Saint-Denis

When Is The Next Rugby World Cup?

The Rugby World Cup is played every four years. The next World Cup is in 2027. World Rugby announced on Oct. 24 that the field will expand to 24 teams.

Where Is 2027 Rugby World Cup?

The 2027 World Cup will be in Australia. It’ll be the third time the event has come to Australia —  in 1987, the first World Cup, and then in 2023. In 1987, Australia hosted the event with New Zealand.

When Is The Rugby World Cup Coming To The United States?

The Rugby World Cup is coming to the United States in 2031. Sites have yet to be announced for the event.

The U.S. has qualified for seven Rugby World Cups, but not in 2023. They will automatically qualify for the 2031 Rugby World Cup as the host nation.

How To Watch Rugby Matches In the United States On FloRugby

The United Rugby Championships will stream all its matches on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. FloRugby and FloSports are also the U.S. home to:

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