10 Sec Australia vs Samoa is set to be the most exciting Rugby League World Cup final in years. After six weeks of action, two red-hot teams will battle it out for the Paul Barrière trophy at Old Trafford. Make sure you know how to watch an Australia vs Samoa live stream for free from wherever you are. Viewing options, kick-off times and the latest team news are all listed below.
Australia vs Samoa live stream Free
Australia vs Samoa live stream Free
Manchester city, England in World Cup, Playoffs - Rugby League.
NAME: Australia - Samoa
DATE: 19 Nov 2022
TIME: 16:00 UTC
VENUE: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Samoan fans around the world are preparing for parades and celebrations ahead of the Rugby
League World Cup showdown between Toa Samoa and Australia's Kangaroos.
Toa Samoa enters Old Trafford in Manchester early on Sunday morning as the first Pacific Island
nation to qualify for a Rugby League World Cup final.
Their electrifying 27-26 victory over England in the semi-final has made Toa Samoa fans more
ambitious, with many confident their team can pull off an upset against Australia.
"It's the pride that we're seeing with the people out there celebrating with so many of our
Pacific brothers, it's massive," Manukau councillor and Samoan community leader in Auckland,
Alf Filipaina said.
"This is very significant, not only for Toa but for Pacific sport in general."
Toa Samoa had already exceeded expectations by qualifying for the last four with bookmakers
predicting an easy win for England who had thrashed the same Samoan team 60-6 in the World
Cup opener just a month ago.
The semi-final game had a dramatic ending with Toa Samoa centre Stephen Crichton winning
the game in extra-time with a drop goal from more than 30 metres out from the English line.
I screamed. I got off my chair and I just yelled and yelled," Filipaina, who watched the game live
from his home in Auckland early Sunday morning, said.
I can tell you now, I don't think they would have imagined the Rugby League World Cup grandfinal. I don't think they ever imagined that would happen.
I think it's the pride that they now have that makes the difference, especially after the English
"One of my first thoughts went to my late brother, Olsen (Filipaina), who played for the Kiwis
and then Toa Samoa towards the end of his career.
The week of parades and celebrations by fanatical Samoan fans in Aotearoa is to continue into
the lead-up to the grand-final this weekend.
There are two events planned in Auckland, one in Māngere on Saturday afternoon between
2pm and 5pm, and the other in Ōtara, early Sunday morning - between 3.30am and 9.30am
there will be a large screen live-streaming the full game in the carpark behind Ōtara Town
In Whanganui, New Plymouth, Tokoroa, Taranaki, Levin, Wairarapa, Napier, Porirua, Lower
Hutt, Masterton, Christchurch and Dunedin car parades, marches and family friendly events are
also being planned.
In the Pacific, events will also take place in Samoa, American Samoa, the Cook Islands and
In Australia rallies will take place in Canberra, Melbourne, Queensland, Perth, Darwin and
And in the US, Samoans will gather in Washington state, California and Las Vegas to celebrate
There will also be a Toa Samoa and Mate Ma'a Tonga parade in the Bay Area in San Franscico.
Pre-game coverage of the men’s final will commence on Fox League and Kayo at 02:10am AEDT,
as the live coverage will begin at 03:00am.
You can also watch Fox League and Kayo’s post game show at 04:55am AEDT.
Kangaroos head coach Mal Meninga has named his squad. There are no changes. He's kept the faith with the 19 players who managed to edge out New Zealand 16-14 at Elland Road in last week's semi-final. James Tedesco will once again captain Australia.
It's bad news for Samoa, though. Having notched up an historic win over England in the semi-finals, Samoa's injury list continues to grow. Forward Spencer Leniu is carrying a shoulder issue and is in doubt for Saturday's RLWC final, while Fa’amanu Brown is expected to be ruled out owing to concussion.
Can the Samoan Warriors upset the Kangaroos? The men's final of the covid-delayed Rugby League World Cup 2021 kicks off at 4pm GMT on Saturday, 19th November 2022. Here's how to watch a free Australia vs Samoa live stream from anywhere in the world.
Good news for UK fans: the Rugby League World Cup final between Australia and Samoa is free-to-watch on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). The stream is restricted to viewers within the UK with, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out.
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USA: Australia vs Samoa live stream
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Rugby fans based in the US can tune into the Rugby League World Cup final – Australia vs Samoa – on combat sports streaming platform Fite (opens in new tab).
It's a pricey pay-per-view affair – $99.99 gets you access to every men's game.
Don't forget: UK fans travelling overseas can stream the whole tournament free on BBC iPlayer.
Use a VPN to tune into BBC iPlayer while abroad (opens in new tab).
Australia: Australia vs Samoa live stream
If you're in Australia, local streaming service Kayo Sports will be providing live coverage of the Rugby League World Cup final featuring Australia vs Samoa.
Kayo Sports offers new users a free 7-day trial (opens in new tab). Subscription costs from AU$25 a month thereafter.
UK citizen in Australia? Don't forget that licence fee-paying UK nationals can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a free live stream on BBC iPlayer.
New Zealand: Australia vs Samoa live stream
Spark Sport has exclusive rights to broadcast the Australia vs Samoa final in New Zealand.
If you're sitting on the fence about signing up, know that Spark Sport offers a 7-day FREE free trial (opens in new tab), so you can try before you buy.
Once that's over, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes the Premier League, plenty of Black Caps cricket action, F1 racing and MotoGP.
Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.
Canada: Australia vs Samoa live stream
Fite (opens in new tab) is the place to watch the Rugby League World Cup final between Australia and Samoa if you're based in Canada. Pay-per-view access to the All Events Men's Bundle costs $49.99.
Germany/Italy: Australia vs Samoa live stream
Fite (opens in new tab) is also the place to watch a live stream of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 final if you're based in Germany, Italy or "most of Europe" (but not France). Pay-per-view access to the All Events Men's Bundle costs $49.99. Individual games cost from $7.99 each.
Rugby League World Cup 2021 fixtures and schedule
All kick-offs in UK & Ireland time.
Saturday 19th November 2022
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