The Rugby World Cup heads into its second day with a massive clash between New Zealand v South Africa.

The two teams are both favourites to lift the Webb Ellis Cup and this could be one of the biggest games of the tournament.

New Zealand have never lost a pool game but, with a run a of mixed results heading into the tournament, that could be broken today.

Speaking ahead of the match in Yokohama, New Zealand coach, Steve Hansen, said: “They like to kick a fair bit.

“Like to go to the 20 and the halfback kicks or they play down the short side. If they can’t get to the 20 and get stuck in the middle, then the halfback will kick to the corner or play to the 20 again. It’s easy to tell what they do, it’s a little harder to stop it.”

South Africa are looking good right now and certainly not intimidated by the All Blacks.

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi is relishing the clash,l saying: “I think it’s good. I think it’s a good way to start the World Cup to play them at the beginning.”

“I mean you’re going to play them anyway in your pool stage so I think it’s the perfect time to play them now. I think that they will also think the same thing. Instead of waiting and waiting and some guys would say that the big one is coming, but we can prepare from the beginning now and see what we can do after that.”

So if you want to watch all of the action here’s how to tune in online.


ITV is showing this morning’s match between New Zealand v South Africa with coverage starting at 10am and kick-off set for 10.45pm.

You can tune in on your TV or online via ITV’s app.

Now named ITV Hub, this app is available on both Apple iPhone, iPad and most Android devices and is free to download.

Users can also tune in via Amazon Fire TV, YouView, BT Vision, Sky HD, Sky Q, Samsung TV, NOW TV, Freeview Play and Virgin Media.

It’s worth noting that you’ll need a valid TV Licence if you watch or record live programmes as it is a criminal offence in the UK to watch “live” television without a TV licence.

And if you’re away from home and don’t have a decent wifi connection – you might want to avoid watching an entire match on your smartphone.

A full World Cup game streamed to your smartphone or tablet will use around 700MB of data.