England vs Tonga live stream: how to watch today's Rugby World Cup 2019 match from anywhere
England kickstart their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign with a tricky first encounter against Tonga. The 2003 champions will be favourites of course, but they'd be fools to go into this one with too much over-confidence. Keep reading to discover how to get an England vs Tonga live stream, no matter where in the world you are.
As ever, there is so much expectation resting on the shoulders of Eddie Jones's England team as they go in to Japan '19. Having had that taste of glory 16 years ago, they'll be desperate to take the Web Ellis Cup home with them this year, too.
Owen Farrell will lead out the XV and needs to have his best kicking boots with him for this one. But there's class all over the pitch - think Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola in the pack, Joe Cokanasiga and Jonny May on the wings – as well as from the so-called 'finishers' on the bench. England are looking like a phenomenal force – can they go all the way this year?
Tonga will want to give them a bloody nose early on (probably both metaphorically and literally). The tournament's smallest nation in population doesn't do justice to the sheer size of their players, and they've missed only one Rugby World Cup since its inception in 1987. Former Australian number 8 Toutai Kefu has the reins, and he'll be looking to Newcastle Falcons scrum-half Sonatane Takulua to pull the strings on the field and expose his out of form opposite number Ben Youngs.
So which way will it go? Will England complete a regulation opening victory, or can Tonga spring a massive surprise? Thanks to TechRadar's England vs Tonga live stream guide you can discover how to watch this showdown from your corner of the Earth.
How to watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from outside your country
Watching from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the US or Canada? Then keep scrolling to discover who's showing the match in your country. But if you're abroad this weekend and still want to watch your domestic coverage, then you'll soon find it's geo-blocked by the broadcaster meaning you can't watch it.
At least you wouldn't be able to, if it weren't for the magic (OK, not actual magic) of a VPN. A Virtual Private Network let's you change the IP address of your laptop, phone, tablet or TV streaming device meaning that you can change it back to one that's in your home country and watch the rugby as if you were back there. It's ridiculously easy to do, too.
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How to live stream England vs Tonga in the US
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