South Africa vs Wales live stream: How to watch international online and on TV today
South Africa vs Wales live stream: How to watch rugby on TV and online in UK today
Is South Africa vs Wales on TV? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch international
South Africa look to pile on the misery for Wales in their three-match series with Wayne Pivac searching for a response to the three-game slide to end the Six Nations.
The home loss to Italy was an especially sore one to take and the Springboks are far from the ideal opposition to rebound, with the Welsh eager to rewrite the history books with a first win over the world champions in South Africa.
The first Test in Pretoria sees Wayne Pivac shuffle the pack, including a debut for Tommy Reffell, while Kieran Hardy starts at scrum-half alongside Dan Biggar. But Boks head coach Jacques Nienaber will expect a commanding performance even without fly-half Handre Pollard.
“Well, I’ll probably get my first decent night’s sleep since the end of the Six Nations, and that’s a fact,” said Pivac. “It just doesn’t go away. The thing with coaches and players is you’re not happy until you get your next win under your belt. It’s been a long time between drinks and of course there is that memory [of Italy defeat].
“If you finish on winning the Six Nations it’s a nice memory, but losing to Italy has been challenging in terms of the pressure you put on yourself, as opposed to the pressure others put on you.”
South Africa vs Wales is on Saturday 2 July 2022. The game will be played at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Kick-off is at 4:05pm BST.
The match is on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action, coverage starts at 3:30 BST on Action and 4pm BST on Main Event.
As well as showing South Africa vs Wales this summer, Sky Sports will have Ireland’s five-match tour of New Zealand, England in Australia and Scotland’s three-Test tour of Argentina.
Can Wales bounce back from a disappointing Six Nations to beat South Africa this month?
Wayne Pivac’s side get their first opportunity to take on the Springboks in Pretoria today, the opening match of a three-Test series in South Africa.
Tommy Reffell makes his debut on the openside flank while George North and Dan Lydiate return to the side after injury. The Springboks have named a strong side packed with World Cup winners.
It was tight when these two sides met last November, South Africa coming out on top 23-18, and the Boks will want to be on the winning side again as they play in front of full house on home soil for the first time since 2019.
South Africa: Damian Willemse; Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Elton Jantjies, Faf de Klerk; Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Siya Kolisi (captain), Franco Mostert, Jasper Wiese.
Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Salmaan Moerat, Elrigh Louw, Kwagga Smith, Herschel Jantjies, Willie le Roux.
Wales: Liam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Nick Tompkins, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar (captain), Kieran Hardy; Gareth Thomas, Ryan Elias, Dillon Lewis, Will Rowlands, Adam Beard, Dan Lydiate, Tommy Reffell, Taulupe Faletau.
Replacements: Dewi Lake, Rhys Carre, Tomas Francis, Alun Wyn Jones, Josh Navidi, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Owen Watkin.
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Wales’ Test series against South Africa will be shown live on Sky Sports and all matches kick off at 4.05pm UK & Ireland time.
The opening match in Pretoria on Saturday 2 July will be live on Sky Sports’ Main Event (from 4pm) and Action (from 3.30pm) channels.
If you don’t have a Sky Sports contract, don’t worry as you can stream all 11 Sky Sports channels with a NOW TV pass.
If you just want to watch this match, it’s £11.99 for a day membership. Or a monthly membership, which would allow you to watch all Wales’ three Tests this summer as well as those of England, Ireland and Scotland, is £33.99 – and you can cancel at any time.
If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.
Extended highlights of each Test will be available to watch on S4C, the free-to-air Welsh language channel, at 9pm each Saturday evening.
This South Africa-Wales Test series can be streamed live on Stan Sports in Australia and the first Test kicks off at 1.05am (AET) in the early hours of Sunday.
It costs $10 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan – and there is also a seven-day free trial available so you could test it out first.
In the Land of the Long White Cloud, head to Sky Sport NZ to watch the Springboks take on Wales – but it means an early start (or very late night!).
The first Test kicks off at 3.05am on Sunday morning in New Zealand and coverage starts at 2.30am on Sky Sport NZ1.
If you want to watch the Springboks’ Test series against Wales from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.
The first Test in Pretoria kicks off at 5.05pm South Africa time and coverage starts at 4pm on SuperSport’s Grandstand and Rugby channels.
In the States, FloRugby is the official broadcaster of summer tour matches.
The South Africa v Wales matches will kick off at 11.05am on the East Coast and 8.05am on the West Coast, and they will be streamed on its FloRugby platform.
It costs $29.99 for a monthly subscription or $150 for the annual subscription, with both packages giving you access to the entire FloSports network.