Although France held the lead during the break against Argentina in the first 2019 World Cup rugby match with 17 points, they had to prevail against the Pumas.
Coach Jacques Brunel will aim for an improvement today against a US side that was beaten in England's first game of the tournament.
Will it be another heavy defeat for the US, or can they bring a surprise? Watch the action at the Rugby World Cup with our live France vs USA.
Live France vs USA – where and when
This Pool C duel will take place on Wednesday, October 2, at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori 22,563-capacity Fukuoka City Stadium.
The game starts at 16:45 JST local time – this is a start at 9:45 for French supporters watching from home, and an unfavorable start at 12:45 PT and 3:45 ET for Eagles fans.
With regular skipper Guilhem Guirado on the bench, it's a big game for the Frenchman Louis Picamoles, who will somehow conquer his country for the first time in his career in his 81st Test. Guirado is one of twelve changes that France will make in the game against Argentina. Despite the big changes, there should be more than enough talent on the French grid to leave the USA behind.
The Eagles are already in disrepute and defenders Will Hooley and Paul Lasike are both injured, while Flanker John Quill has since been sent home from the tournament after being suspended for three weeks for his horror attack on Owen Farrell.
You can follow the action from pretty much anywhere in the world by following our live stream for Rugby World Cup France vs USA below.
So you can watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup from outside your country
If you are abroad for a Rugby World Cup and you do not want to give up reporting from your home country, it will inevitably be blocked during online streaming.
But do not sweat. With the option of a VPN, you can access these devices no matter where in the world you are, without resorting to Reddit. Best of all, it's really easy (or read on to learn how to stream reports from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US).
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The setup is very easy. Once you have decided on a VPN provider and installed its software, just open the VPN app, click on "Select location" and select the appropriate location. Choose a country where the Rugby World Cup takes place and watch as if you were in this part of the world.
How to stream rugby live in the US
In the US, NBC Sports is the official station for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, so you'll need to sign in if you do not already have that channel. The kick-off for today's game is at 12.45 pm PT and 3.45 pm ET.
To get the most comprehensive coverage NBC has to offer, you can subscribe to NBC Sports Gold. NBC Sports Gold offers a $ 199.99 rugby World Cup pass and offers live, on-demand and commercial free coverage of the tournament. Single matches can also be bought for $ 29.99
Cable cutter, but still want to see the Rugby World Cup? You can also watch TV on any of the following TV streaming services. They're fast becoming the best way to watch cable-shows and sporting events – and they've got a free trial, as good as any:
- Hulu with live TV $ 40 a month – Hulu with live TV includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.
- FuboTV $ 35 for the first month – With FuboTV you get the first month at a discounted price. Thereafter, the price rises to $ 45 per month. The service includes CBS, Fox, NBC and the NFL network, but is not delivered with ESPN.
- DirecTV now $ 50 a month – DirecTV now includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and for another $ 5 you can add the NFL network.
- YouTubeTV $ 40 per month – YouTubeTV gives you access to CBS, Fox, NBC, and ESPN.
How to stream France vs USA live in the UK
The good news for rugby fans in the UK is that ITV has the live broadcasting rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and can broadcast all 48 games on different ITV platforms for free.
Today's Pool B Match will be broadcast live on ITV 4 and will begin at 8.15am (CET).
If you are not in the United Kingdom but would like to cover the coverage of the ITV World Cup, you will need a VPN to relocate your IP address to the UK and bypass the limitations of the region. Just follow these instructions above.
How to watch France – USA: live stream in Australia
Today's game will be broadcast live on the paid service Fox Sports, which has the rights to each game of the tournament live through its special rugby World Cup channel. The kick-off is at 5:45 pm AEST.
The Australians can stream live the entire rugby World Cup action through the Kayo Sports streaming service, which does not include any lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports both live and on-demand. The Kayo Sports Basic package costs $ 25 per month and allows users to simultaneously stream to two devices. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium package, which offers three concurrent streams for $ 35 per month.
If you want to see coverage from Fox or Kayo Sports from overseas, you need a VPN.
How to see France vs USA live in New Zealand
Today's Pool C game is broadcast exclusively in New Zealand by the streaming service Spark Sport, which has secured the right to broadcast all matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup live. Spark costs $ 89.99 for a tournament pass for each match, or you can transfer $ 24.99 per match.
Spark Sport is available through web browsers on your PC as well as Apple and Android phones and tablets. You can also watch TV on Chromecast and select Samsung TVs. The app will be available later on the year on Apple TV and Smart TVs.
If you're outside New Zealand and you'd like to watch TVNZ or Spark Sport coverage, you can use one of our preferred VPNs listed above and view the coverage from another country.
Kick off on Wednesday at 19.45 NZST.
Live Stream Rugby World Cup 2019 in Canada
In Canada, the right to show the 2019 Rugby World Cup is with TSN. So you can access the coverage of today's opening match on your TV, online or through the TSN app. The kick-off is at 12.45 pm (PT) and at 3.45 pm (ET).
If you want to catch it but are not in the country, you can use a VPN to access rugby coverage.
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