New Zealand vs Canada Live Stream Free Online 2019. After fending off the Springboks 23-13 in their Rugby World Cup Pool B opener, the All Blacks have silenced many of their pre-tournament critics for the moment. Canada will be hoping to bring New Zealand’s doubters back when they face the world champions at Oita Stadium on Wednesday.
Scott Barrett, Kieran Read, Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett are the only All Blacks to keep their positions from the win over South Africa. Coach Steve Hansen has emphasised the importance of spreading minutes out across the squad as New Zealand prepare for two games in four days.
“Whilst there’s a huge amount of energy and excitement amongst the whole team about what lies ahead, this week there has been a real focus on ourselves and our own standards,” Hansen added, as quoted by RNZ.
“We’ve been working hard. We know we have to keep growing our game. We’ve always been demanding of ourselves when it comes to continued improvement, and that will never change. By doing so, it allows us to have the right attitude, intent and execution.”
Canada were lacklustre in their 48-7 defeat to Italy. While it is unlikely that they will fare too much better against New Zealand in terms of the result, they will at the very least be looking for a significantly improved performance.
Their coach, Kingsley Jones, has made six changes to his own XV. He has made no secret of Canada’s desire to raise their game for this clash.
“We have a tremendous amount of respect for New Zealand,” said Jones, according to Reuters. “We can’t wait to fire against them and see how we come out in comparison to some of the best players in the world.”
“We’ve got some tries in us so we’re not afraid to have a go but of course we’ve got to play in the right areas.”
New Zealand vs Canada: Rugby World Cup kick-off time and prediction
Kick off time: Lunch time delights with kick off at 12:15 on 2 October 2019. It will be live on SuperSport 1.
For the RWC, we’ll be using a prediction algorithm from a New Zealand anorak.
Prediction: New Zealand by over 60.
But the human prediction is this: We haven’t seen too many one-sided games at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but all indications are that this will be a walk in the park for New Zealand. Their fringe players will be hungry to impress and should lead the All Blacks to a 60-point victory