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

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

Defending Rugby World Cup champions South Africa take on the host nation France in what is sure to be a blockbuster quarter-final shown in Saint-Denis on Sunday night.

With the Pool stages of the global showpiece done and dusted, it's time to head into the business end of the tournament where hearts are broken and champions are made.

Thanks to a deal between the SABC and MultiChoice, fans can watch the action live on SABC or stream right here on for free.

It's crazy to think that the Rugby World Cup will say goodbye to two teams out of the defending champion Boks, the world number one Irish, the host nation France and three-time winners New Zealand this week.

Flawless Ireland finished top of Pool B after their demolition of Scotland on Saturday in Paris, confirming the first side of the quarter-final match-ups. 

The Boks advanced after winning three out of their four pool matches to finish second and secure a last-eight berth against France, who topped Pool A.

The hosts have been playing incredible rugby in front of their home crowd, trouncing perennial contenders the All Blacks and running riot against a hapless Italy. 

They have lost just one out of their last 10 matches and look to be in red-hot form heading into the knockouts.

However, it remains to be seen if France’s talisman Antione Dupont will return to the starting line-up after undergoing surgery to fix a fractured cheekbone. 

As for the Springboks, only New Zealand and Ireland have beaten them in the last 10 games and they lead France 9-1 in head-to-head matches since 1995. 

Personnel-wise, the defending champions have been boosted by the return of World Cup winners Handre Pollard and Lukhanyo Am from injury. Pollard began his campaign in France against Tonga in the pool stages and looks set to run out for the quarter-final clash.

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