How can I watch the Springboks v England at the 2023 Rugby World Cup

How can I watch the Springboks v England at the 2023 Rugby World Cup

South Africa are set for a blockbuster Rugby World Cup semi-final clash against old rivals England at the Stade de France on Saturday.

The Springboks advanced to the final four of the global showpiece thanks to a nerve-wracking 29-28 win over hosts France in Saint-Denis in what was one of the all-time great Rugby World Cup matches.

Meanwhile, England put an end to Fiji's dream run with a gutsy 30-24 win over the impressive islanders, despite being outscored in the second half.

The results set the stage for a thrilling semi-final tussle

In what is a replay of the 2019 Rugby World Cup final, where the Boks won 32-12, a couple of rugby’s oldest rivals are once again set for battle for a chance at World Cup glory.

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

The Springboks lead the head-to-head contest 27 matches to 16, with two draws. 

The teams have only played each other twice since that fateful day in Yokohama, with England winning 27-26 at Twickenham in 2021, then the Boks exacted revenge 13-27 at the same venue the following year.

England are the only unbeaten team left in the World Cup draw, while the defending champions lost to Ireland in the Pool Stages.

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has surprisingly named a completely unchanged line-up for the England clash. 

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As such, there is a mouthwatering clash in the midfield, with in-form centre pairing Damian de Allende and defensive maestro Jesse Kriel likely to line up opposite the dangerous Manu Tuilagi and Joe Marchant. 

Eben Etzebeth's tussle with Maro Itoje will also catch the eye.

Unfortunately for England, they look to be without the services of playmaker Marcus Smith, who has suffered a concussion. 

Meanwhile, the other semi-final features three-time Rugby World Cup winners New Zealand against Michael Cheika’s resurgent Argentina. Their kick-off is on Friday at 21:00.

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