Wales vs South Africa:This rugby fixture could go either way, or at least that’s the chatter. Wales’ national team has fallen at this hurdle before, and it can’t get complacent and expect an easy go because of an injury on the other side of the pitch. Can the Springboks beat the odds and advance to the Rugby World Cup final, or will the Welsh team get there for the first time? To find out, you’ll want to catch a Wales vs South Africa live stream this weekend.
The big story going into the match-up is South Africa losing fullback Cheslin Kolbe to injury, a loss that even Rassie Erasmus, the Springbok coach, admitted to be to be “a big blow” to his team, when talking with the media earlier this week. S’bu Nkosi is set to fill in, and has the “full confidence” of his coach.
And as for the Wales team? Well, their attack formations have been criticized as ‘stuttering’, which is picking a narrow win for the Springboks — even though betting odds place Wales as the 2:5 favorite. Meanwhile the South African team’s already admitted to being concerned with the Wales team’s kicking and derided its use of filming their practices.
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Wales vs South Africa
?2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
?Date: Sunday, 27 October, 2019
?Kick-off: 9:00am GMT
Wales will be looking to reach the Rugby World Cup final for the first time in their history when they take on South Africa in Yokohama on Sunday.
In what will be Warren Gatland’s penultimate game in charge (the losers here will play in the third-place playoff), Alun Wyn Jones’ side will be looking to go one better than in both 1987 and 2011, when they were beaten semi-finalists.
Wales reached the last four despite an underwhelming performance against France, largely helped by Sebastien Vahaamahina’s crazy red card.
South Africa, meanwhile, are looking for a third World Cup win, following their successes in 1995 and 2007, and reached the last four by beating hosts Japan in the quarter-final, with their only defeat of the tournament coming on opening weekend, against New Zealand.
But the All Blacks will not be in the final, with England beating them 19-7 on Saturday to ensure they will be competing for the biggest prize in rugby.
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What is it?
Wales vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup semi-final, Wales’ third ever.
When is it?
Tomorrow – Sunday October 27 in Yokohoma.
What time is kick-off?
It will be a 9am GMT kick-off (remember the clocks go back an hour on Sunday morning).
What TV channel is it on?
ITV, who have exclusive rights to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. You can also follow the match live here with Telegraph Sport.
Read how to watch every match live – full TV schedule.
How did Wales reach the semi-final?
Wales staged a stunning fightback victory to win a gripping quarter-final in Oita after France pressed the self-destruct button .
The Six Nations champions’ 20-19 victory was secured by Ross Moriarty’s 74th-minute try that Dan Biggar converted.
A Wales win looked unlikely for long periods as an often flamboyant and brilliant French team dominated.
But the game changed course after Les Bleus lock Sebastien Vahaamahina was sent off in the 48th minute for elbowing Wales flanker Aaron Wainwright in the face.
Wales trailed by nine points at the time, but they dug deep after an earlier Wainwright try, while Biggar booted 10 points
Wales and South Africa go head to head on Sunday morning in the second semi-final of the Rugby World Cup.