26 October 2019 12:33
Wales will bid to reach their first World Cup final when they face South Africa in a huge physical showdown on Sunday in Yokohama. While the first semi-final between England and New Zealand has the potential to be high-scoring classic, the likelihood is Wales' clash against the Springboks will be a much more of an arm-wrestle between two of the best defensive teams in the world. Leigh Halfpenny comes in for Williams, while Jonathan Davies is fit to start at outside centre after withdrawing from the France match at the last minute. South Africa will have to create history if they are to lift the Webb Ellis Cup with no World Cup winners losing a match during the tournament. At half-time in their knockout tie against Japan, South Africa only led 5-3 and had to resist the frenetic offloading game of the Brave Blossoms.
Wales have won their last four clashes against South Africa although only one of these was on neutral grounds with three of them taking place in Cardiff. The Springboks' last victory against them came at the World Cup four years ago in their 23-19 quarter-final win. While South Africa won with something to spare against Japan, Wales were pushed to the limit against France and this could take its toll in the semi-final. South Africa appear to be improving whereas Wales have regressed during the tournament and it only gets harder from here. In 11 of the last 13 games between the teams, it has been settled by no more than ten points and South Africa are backed to win another tight encounter to reach the World Cup final.
Rugby World Cup 2019: Fixtures, dates, times, TV and live stream schedule South Africa kicked off their tournament with a defeat to New Zealand but have looked comfortable since, with their most recent victory coming against host nation Japan. RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the Wales v South Africa game on TV and online. What time is Wales v South Africa? Wales v South Africa will kick off at 9: 00am on Sunday 27th October 2019. Who will win – Wales or South Africa?
Kolisi, as South Africa's first black captain, knows delivering another World Cup in Japan could have a similar boost back home. George North wins his 91st international match in Wales in the semifinals of the World Cup on Sunday against South Africa2019 in the rugby semi-final: Wales vs. Wing George North says his World Cup form is,quot;mixed,quot;, but believes that Wales is in a stronger position than ever to reach a first final. Wales face South Africa in Yokohama in Sunday, semi-final. Together with Leigh Halfpenny, Jonathan Davies and captain Alun Wyn Jones, North is one of four players to play against South Africa, losing 9-8 to the Welsh side against France when they reached the 2011 World Cup semi-finals. After winning in the quarter-final against France last Sunday, Wales thinks he is more experienced and better equipped than 2011 to become the first Welsh club to qualify for a World Cup final. Of course the game in France was not as flawless or clinically as we had hoped, but I think Biggs [Dan Biggar] said:,quot;We,#39;re in the semi-finals.,quot; From our point of view, we now have the faith to go on.