26 October 2019 14:39
WALES take on South Africa as they look to reach the Rugby World Cup final for the first time. Warren Gatland's men battled their way past France in the last-eight to set up this crunch clash against the Springboks, who themselves are on the cusp of a first final in 12 years. 3 Wales scored a late try that was converted to propel them into the semi-finals Credit: Reuters This is a repeat of the quarter final from 2015 when South Africa knocked out Wales following a 23-19 triumph. What time does Wales vs South Africa kick off? This World Cup semi-final is set for Sunday, October 27.
Kick-off is at 9am UK time - 11am in South Africa and 6pm in Japan. Wales have won all of their last four meetings with South Africa, with the most recent a 20-11 victory in November 2018. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch Wales vs South Africa on? You can catch every dramatic moment of this semi-final live on ITV1. Coverage begins at 7.30am.
If you want to stream, head to either the ITV Hub or TVPlayer. SuperSport have the Rugby World Cup TV rights in South Africa. How do I watch Wales vs South Africa for free? ITV1, the ITV Hub and TV Player are all FREE for UK viewers with a TV licence. MOST READ IN SPORT CON DODGE Dagestani fan throws BOTTLE at McGregor during UFC star's Moscow press conference NO DILL Paul taunts Danis 'I hooked up with your girlfriend' as model gets mixed up in feud Latest TERMINATOR 3 Irish drifter James Deane wins his third consecutive Formula D championship GOD SPEED Runner with 'Jesus Saves' bib has cardiac arrest - life saved by nurse Jesus ENGLAND 19 NEW ZEALAND 7 England play game of their lives to dethrone mighty All Blacks APP WOE Bernard Brogan says leaving WhatsApp group was 'only bit' he wasn't prepared for What is the team news? WALES were dealt a huge blow when losing Liam Williams to an ankle injury - which will see him miss the final should they make it through. Leigh Halfpenny steps in at full-back, whilst Jonathan Davies is fit to play despite a late fitness scare. Wales: Halfpenny; North, J Davies, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Wyn Jones, Owens, Francis, Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Wainwright, Moriarty, Tipuric. Replacements: Dee, R Carre, D Lewis, Beard, Shingler, T Williams, Patchell, Watkin. South Africa: Le Roux; Nkosi, Am, De Allende, Mapimpi; Pollard, De Klerk; Mtawarira, Mbonambi, Malherbe, Etzebeth, De Jager, Kolisi (capt), Du Toit, Vermeulen. Replacements:Marx, Kitschoff, Koch, Snyman, Mostert, Louw, H Jantjies, Steyn. Jonny Wilkinson believes Wales will beat South Africa and set up an all-British World Cup final with England. The 2003 World Cup hero watched his country storm to a 19-7 win over New Zealand to book their place in next weekend's contest. They will face the winner of Wales and South Africa, who go toe-to-toe tomorrow. England inflicted New Zealand's first World Cup defeat in 12 years and now have the chance to make history at the same arena, the Yokohama International Stadium next Sunday. "For the Welsh guys, they're in a really good position," Wilkinson said in the ITV studio after the match. "This team doesn't lose too often, they've got a big chance tomorrow. I think they can really have a go at them. "I would not be surprised at all tomorrow if Wales win, they've got a physically stronger team. "I think they've got a great chance tomorrow, [Warren] Gatland has done a great job with his team and he deserves a chance more than anyone to make the World Cup final. "It's all to play for but Wales have got every chance tomorrow." Wales have beaten South Africa on the last four occasions as they look to continue their winning streak on Sunday. Wilkinson is backing them to do so, claiming they will take huge confidence from the journey they have been on as a team in the last 18 months. "I think they can build a nice performance, like Clive [Woodward] said, I don't see why not," he added. England hero Jonny Wilkinson makes Wales World Cup final prediction after All Blacks shock