How can I watch the Springboks in the 2023 Rugby World Cup Final?

How can I watch the Springboks in the 2023 Rugby World Cup Final?

The stage is set for an epic battle when old rivals South Africa and New Zealand meet in the 2023 Rugby World Cup Final at the Stade de France on Saturday.

The Springboks advanced to the final of the global showpiece thanks to yet another nerve-wracking one-point win over England in a Parisian downpour on the weekend. 

For the second weekend in a row, the Boks' bench proved to be the difference, with RG Snyman scoring a crucial try and Handre Pollard slotting the match-winning penalty earned by the fresh forward pack.

Meanwhile, the night before, New Zealand trounced Argentina by a record margin of 44-6 in the other semi-final to book their place in what is sure to be a final for the ages.

Thanks to a deal between the SABC and MultiChoice, fans can watch the action live on SABC or stream right here on for free. Kickoff is at 21:00 on Saturday night.

The rivals last met in a Rugby World Cup final in 1995, in what became an incredible stepping stone in nation-building for a post-apartheid South Africa. 

Images of Nelson Mandela in the No.6 shirt, touching moments with captain Francios Pienaar and PJ Powers' World in Union still evoke powerful emotions in South Africans today.

Now, 28 years after that fateful day, the Boks will look to harness the spirit of 1995 when they face a rampant All Blacks side that has well and truly turned their World Cup around. 

Written off as prospects after being comfortably defeated by hosts France in the opening match, Sam Cane's men delivered an incredible performance to topple favourites Ireland in the quarter-finals. 

Springbok record against New Zealand:

Played: 105, Won: 39. Lost: 62, Drawn: 4. Points for: 1 729; Points against: 2 185; Tries scored: 168; Tries conceded: 239. Win %: 37.1%.

Personnel-wise, Bok head coach Jaques Nienaber has turned heads again with a 7-1 split on the bench, with veteran Willie le Roux the only backline player warming wood. 

The strategy worked a trick against New Zealand in their World Cup warm-up game in Twickenham, earning the Boks a record win over their rivals.

Handre Pollard, who slotted the match-winning penalty at the death against England last week, will run the show from fly-half. 

With rain predicted to fall in Paris on Saturday, for the Boks management, the path to victory is clear.

For the All Blacks, a massive shift is expected from hard men Sam Whitelock and Ardie Savea, while the Boks will have their work cut out in dealing with hot-stepper Mark Talea and the tournament's leading try-scorer Will Jordan on the wings.

A record fourth Rugby World Cup title is up for grabs for the winner, be sure not to miss it.

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