Wales v All Blacks branded a ‘sham fixture’ and Rees-Zammit disappointed to miss out

Louis Rees-Zammit admits he’s disappointed to miss out on the upcoming Test with New Zealand, but insists there’s more to come from him in a Wales shirt.

The 20-year-old is set unavailable for the upcoming clash with the All Blacks due to commitments with Premiership side Gloucester, but will potentially be available for the rest of his country’s Autumn campaign.

Speaking to BBC’s Scrum V, the winger said: “That’s the game [New Zealand] you want to play in as a kid growing up. But unfortunately, I won’t be able to play.

“But there’s three big Tests after that and hopefully I’ll impress the coaches and try and get my name on the teamsheet.”

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Rees-Zammit, but he insists there’s plenty more to come.

“The World Cup is definitely one,” he replied when asked about his career goals. “Growing up that’s what you watch and dream of playing in. I’ve still got loads left to be honest. I’ve only played nine times for my country and I haven’t played a Lions Test, so there’s a lot more to come.

“I’ve got high expectations for myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to do things and score tries.

Wales v All Blacks labelled ‘sham fixture’

The All Blacks are in Cardiff this week, after thrashing the USA 104-14, as they prepare to take on a depleted Wales side at a sold out Principality Stadium on Saturday.

It’s the first time New Zealand have been to Cardiff in four years and it was a fixture that the WRU did not struggle to generate interest for.

However, Wales will be shorn of a number of stars for the clash due. Because the game is being played outside the international window, England-based players like Dan Biggar and Louis Rees-Zammit will not be available.

There are also a number of injuries to contend with, meaning Wales face a significant challenge. The fixture has attracted much criticism and rugby writer Chris Foy is the latest to take aim in the Daily Mail.

“Wales won’t fold as easily as the Americans when they face the All Blacks on Saturday, but the sad fact is that Wayne Pivac’s side — missing a raft of regulars — have no chance of winning the out-of-window Test,” Foy wrote.

“It will be another sham fixture; an exercise in making money from a mis-match. As for the USA, their on-field ordeal won’t have done much for their hopes of staging the 2031 World Cup.

“The suspicion remains that they are only a potential rugby market in the sense of commercial gain, rather than mass public interest.”

Where in the world can you watch All Blacks Rugby Game

The NZ Rugby kicked off in Auckland last weekend, with the second Rugby Championship & Rugby November Test to be played again this weekend. Wales will face New Zealand at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 30th October. This will be the first of four autumn internationals to be played by Wales in 2021.

In New Zealand you’ll be able to watch all the action live and exclusive on Sky Sport NZ.

Have a look below at our broadcast guide to find out how and where to watch Fortinet Rugby Championship and November test Game.

The All blacks Rugby Test is on Saturday 30 October at 7.05pm NZT from Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

New Zealand

All games will be live on Sky Sport 1, Sky Go and Sky Sport Now.

Australia

Nine/Stan

South Africa

SuperSport

Here’s the live stream of today’s Welsh Rugby Autumn 2021

Follow our guide below as we explain how to get a Wales vs All Blacks live stream and watch this international rugby match FREE online today.

Wales will tackle New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia during the 2021 Autumn Internationals.

Wales begin their autumn campaign on Saturday 30th October against the mighty All Blacks. The world champion Springboks will visit Cardiff a week later.

The third match in the series is a Sunday fixture against the Flying Fijians. The Wallabies will complete the series when they visit the Principality Stadium on Saturday 20th November.

How to watch Wales vs New Zealand Rugby FREE live stream in the UK

Free-to-air Welsh language network S4C will be broadcasting this final summer international for Wayne Pivac’s men live with kick-off set for 3pm BST.

That means that if you’re living in the UK, you have three options to watch the channel’s coverage online – via its linear TV channel, the S4C Clic or, you can tune in via BBC iPlayer.

Wales Rugby Autumn International Test Game Schedule 2021

Wales Autumn Internationals 2021

Wales will tackle New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia during the 2021 Autumn Internationals.

Wales begin their autumn campaign on Saturday 30th October against the mighty All Blacks. The world champion Springboks will visit Cardiff a week later.

The third match in the series is a Sunday fixture against the Flying Fijians. The Wallabies will complete the series when they visit the Principality Stadium on Saturday 20th November.

Wales Rugby Schedule 2021

Wales v New Zealand
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday 30th October 2021
Kick-off: 5:15pm
Wales v South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday 6th November 2021
Kick-off: 5:30pm
Wales v Fiji
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Sunday 14th November 2021
Kick-off: 3:15pm
Wales v Australia
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday 20th November 2021
Kick-off: 5:30pm

How to watch the 2021 Wales vs New Zealand Rugby Game in the U.S.

Rugby fans in the U.S. will be able to watch all the action at the 2021 Rugby Championship on the dedicated rugby streaming service FloRugby which has the exclusive broadcast rights to show the international rugby union competition. A subscription to FloRugby costs either $29.99 per month or $150 for the year. In addition to rugby though, the streaming service also shows coverage of cycling, motorsport and football events.

Kiwis rugby fans can watch the Wales vs New Zealand game without paying a penny thanks to Channel 9 and, more specifically, 9Gem.

Coverage starts at 7.30pm AEST, ahead of an 8.05pm kick-off.

You can also fire up a Wales vs All Blacks live stream on the 9Now streaming service, which is completely free to use, too, and compatible with laptops, tablets, mobiles and an array of streaming services such as Apple TV, Chromecast, Fetch, PlayStation, Amazon Fire and smart TVs