New Zealand vs Namibia Rugby

New Zealand All Blacks will look to get their opening win tonight in this year’s Rugby World Cup as they take on Namibia who have yet to win a match in their RWC history. The match will take place at Stadium de Toulouse, France.

The three-time World Champions New Zealand lost against the hosts France in the curtain-raiser of the tournament. Despite early tries from wing Mark Telea in each half, New Zealand lost by 27-13 in an electrifying game. It was the first-ever Pool Phase defeat for them at a Rugby World Cup. The All Blacks are still favorites to book a berth in the quarter-finals from Pool A, which also has Italy and Uruguay.

On the other hand, Namibia had a terrible opening game, hammered by Italy 52-8 last Saturday in Saint-Etienne.

Here you can follow the New Zealand vs Namibia Rugby World Cup live stream, date, kick-off time, preview, line-ups, head-to-head, and how to watch on TV.

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  • Rugby World Cup 2023
  • New Zealand vs. Namibia | Pool A
  • Date: Friday, 15 September 2023
  • Kick-off Time: 8:00 pm BST / 9:00 pm local time
  • Venue: Stade de Toulouse, France

New Zealand vs Namibia: Team News and Line-ups

New Zealand captain Sam Cane missed their opening game against France due to an injury and he is unavailable for this game too.

Center Jordie Barrett, prop Tyrel Lomax, and flanker Shannon Frizell are also sidelined. Barrett is back in training but will not be risked. The All Blacks have made nine changes for this game against Namibia.

Head coach Allister Coetzee has made four changes for Namibia following their defeat against Italy. Full-back Cliven Loubser, prop Jason Benade, flanker Prince Gaoseb, and center Le Roux Malan have come in.

New Zealand XV

B Barrett; Clarke, Leinert-Brown, Havili, Fainga’anuku; McKenzie, Roigard; Tuungafasi, Taukei’aho, Laulala; Retallick, Whitelock; Jacobson, Papali’i, Savea (captain).

Replacements: Coles, De Groot, Newell, S Barrett, Vaa’i, Smith, Mo’unga, Ioane.

Namibia XV

Loubser; Mouton, Deysel (c), Malan, Rossouw; Swanepoel, Stevens; Benade, Van Jaarsveld Coetzee; Retief, Uanivi; Conradie, Gaoseb, Hardwick.

Replacements: Van der Westhuizen, Sethie, Shifuka, Van Lill, Booysen, Katjijeko, Theron, Greyling.


This will be the third meeting between New Zealand and Namibia in as many Rugby World Cup tournaments. The All Blacks have won comfortably both times – 58-14 at London’s Olympic Stadium in 2015, and 71-9 at Tokyo Stadium four years ago. 

How to Watch New Zealand vs Namibia Rugby World Cup on TV?

The Rugby World Cup Pool A match between New Zealand and Namibia will be available live on Sky Sports NZ in New Zealand. 

In the UK, ITV4 will broadcast this match live. The live coverage will begin at 7:15 pm BST before the 8:00 pm BST kick-off.

Fans can watch the Rugby World Cup matches on NBC in the United States and on Stan Sport in Australia.

Here are the official TV and live-streaming broadcasters of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in different territories.

Country  TV Channel Live Stream
USA NBC Peacock, FuboTV, Sling
France TF1, M6, France TV MYTF1
New Zealand  Sky Sports NZ, Prime Sky Go
Australia  Stan Sport, Nine Stan App, 9Now
South Africa  SuperSport DStv App
Argentina  TVP, Star+ Star+
Ireland RTE, Virgin Media RTE Player
Japan J Sports, NHK, NTV
Italy Sky Sports, RAI Sky Go
Fiji Fiji One


New Zealand vs Namibia Live Stream Free

Tonight’s New Zealand vs Namibia Rugby World Cup match live stream will be available on the ITVX app and website for free in the UK.

Here are the live-streaming options in different territories.

  • UK: ITVX
  • South Africa: DStv App
  • USA: Peacock, FuboTV, Sling Blue
  • New Zealand: Sky Go
  • Australia: Stan App


ITVX is the streaming home for all of ITV, meaning fans can enjoy the Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream on ITVX.

You can easily download the app from your app store. You can watch ITVX for free, or buy a premium subscription for £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year. ITVX Premium lets you watch ad-free and download shows to your mobile device.


Peacock will provide the live stream of all 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup in the USA.

To access all of the content Peacock has to offer, you can sign up for a Peacock Premium subscription at $5.99 a month (+tax) or $59.99 per year (+tax).

Fubo TV

Cord cutters can watch the New Zealand vs Namibia RWC match live stream on NBC through FuboTV. The FuboTV pro pack comes at $74.99 per month and offers a 7-day free trial.

Read Also: How to Watch Rugby World Cup 2023 in New Zealand

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.


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