South Africa vs Wales Live

South Africa vs Wales Live : World Rugby have revealed the two referees charged with officiating the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.

Welshman Nigel Owens will be in charge of the whistle for England’s match-up with tournament favourites New Zealand, while Frenchman Jerome Garces will take control of Wales’ tie with a physical South Africa side.

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Owens will be supported by French assistant referees Romain Poite and Pascal Gauzere, while South African Marius Jonker will serve as Television Match Official (TMO).

England’s Wayne Barnes and New Zealander Ben O’Keefe will serve as linesmen for the Wales South Africa fixture, with Kiwi Ben Skeen serving as TMO.

Jaco Peyper is a notable omission after he was pictured alongside Wales fans appearing to mock French lock Sebastien Vahaamahina who was red carded by the South African.

World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said of the decision: “I would like to congratulate Nigel and Jérôme, the assistant referees and TMOs on their selection for the semi-finals.

“These are the best of the best, supported by a superb team, and we now look forward to compelling semi-finals at International Stadium Yokohama over the weekend.”

Nigel Owens’ Rugby World Cup
Which games has he officiated?

Japan 30:10 Russia

Italy 48:7 Canada

England 39:10 Argentina

USA 19:31 Tonga

Quarter-final: Ireland 14:46 New Zealand

How many cards has he dished out?

Nigel Owens has been required to use his cards in three of the five fixtures that he has officiated in Japan.

The Welshman dished out a yellow to Matt Heaton of Canada for collapsing a maul during a 48-7 thrashing at the hands of Italy.

During England’s charged encounter with Argentina the veteran referee was also left with little choice but to red card the Pumas’ Thomas Lavanini for a reckless tackle on England’s Owen Farrell.

A red card for Lavanini was the right call, but handing a yellow card to Matt Todd of New Zealand during the All Blacks’ quarter final with Ireland for an offside which also resulted in a penalty try was debatable and criticised by the New Zealand press.

South Africa vs Wales

South Africa vs Wales : Wales will be looking to reach the Rugby World Cup final for the first time in their history when they take on South Africa in Yokohama on Sunday.

Wales vs South Africa

​2019 Rugby World Cup semi-final

Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

​Date: Sunday, 27 October, 2019

​Kick-off: 9:00am GMT

In what will be Warren Gatland’s penultimate game in charge (the losers here will play in the third-place playoff), Alun Wyn Jones’ side will be looking to go one better than in both 1987 and 2011, when they were beaten semi-finalists.

Wales reached the last four despite an underwhelming performance against France, largely helped by Sebastien Vahaamahina’s crazy red card.

South Africa, meanwhile, are looking for a third World Cup win, following their successes in 1995 and 2007, and reached the last four by beating hosts Japan in the quarter-final, with their only defeat of the tournament coming on opening weekend, against New Zealand.

But the All Blacks will not be in the final, with England beating them 19-7 on Saturday to ensure they will be competing for the biggest prize in rugby.

Team news and line-ups
Wales

Gatland’s men suffered a huge blow this week when fullback Liam Williams was ruled out of the rest of the tournament after injuring his ankle in training.

Leigh Halfpenny will come in to replace him as one of two changes to the side that squeezed past France, with Jonathan Davies back in at centre in place of Owen Watkin.

Wales XV: Halfpenny, North, Davies, Parkes, Adams, Biggar, Davies; Moriarty, Tipuric, Wainwright, Wyn Jones, Ball, Francis, Wyn Jones.

Replacements: Dee, Carre, Lewis, Beard, Shingler, Williams, Patchell, Watkin.

South Africa

​The Springboks have made just one change to the side that beat Japan last weekend, and it is an enforced one.

​Winger Cheslin Kolbe is out after he aggravated an ankle injury in that game, though there is still hope that he could be back for the final if they get there. S’busiso Nkosi comes in in his place.

South Africa vs Wales

South Africa vs Wales : There is plenty of belief surrounding the idea that the Springboks can get the job done against Wales in Yokohama on Sunday.

It’s not to say that it will be a walk in the park in this Rugby World Cup semifinal but it is obvious that South Africa has been far better than their opposition throughout this tournament.

South Africa cruised through their quarterfinal assignment against the host nation last week while Wales can count themselves rather fortunate having just managed to get the job done against 14-man France. They are yet to play an outstanding game of rugby at the tournament, let’s just hope that it’s not in the semifinal.

There is 7/20 available on the chances of South Africa and 26/10 is the price on Wales as far as the full time Result is concerned. Of the two semifinals, this one seems to be a lot clearer when it comes to selecting the favourite.

The Handicap sees Wales (+8.5) vs South Africa (-8.5) at 9/10 and Wales (+7.5) vs South Africa (-9.5) at evens.

If you’re wanting to have a bet on the Half Time Result then you can get 5/10 on the Springboks to be ahead at the break and 7/4 on the Welsh.

Historically speaking, both times that these sides have met at the Rugby World Cup they have been fierce contests. At the last edition, the Springboks knocked Wales out at the quarterfinal stage with a 23-19 win. In their other meeting, at the 2011 tournament, South Africa prevailed by a single point in a pool match.

The Winning Margin sees South Africa Over 12.5 quoted at 13/10 while South Africa Under 12.5, which must be considered given the history, at 15/10. You can have 4/1 on Wales Under 12.5 and Wales Over 12.5 is at 10/1.

For an early interest, why not take the 17/10 on a South Africa penalty as the First Points Scored. There’s 33/10 on offer for a South Africa try in this market.

The Alternative Winning Margin has South Africa 1-10 at an attractive 2/1 with South Africa 11-20 at 3/1 and Wales 1-10 at 9/2.

The Winning Margin Spread has South Africa 6-10 at 4/1 and South Africa 1-5 at 5/1 and the same price can be taken on South Africa 11-15.

The one negative for the Springboks is the fact that talisman Cheslin Kolbe, who has been superb at the tournament, has been ruled out but that shouldn’t be enough to rock the boat too much and they should sail through this assignment.

For a full range of betting options available on the Rugby World Cup semifinal between Wales and South Africa then click here.

Wales vs Springboks Live

Wales vs Springboks Live : Springboks captain Siya Kolisi knows what an impact winning the Rugby World Cup can have on his country, having seen how uplifting victories in 1995 and 2007 were for South Africa.

On the eve of leading his team into a World Cup semi-final against Wales on Sunday, Kolisi is focused on delivering another cherishable moment in the history of rugby in South Africa and as country as a whole.

South Africa’s victory on home soil at the 1995 World Cup, with Nelson Mandela presenting the Webb Ellis trophy to captain Francois Pienaar just one year after the end of apartheid, is seen as a springboard for change in the country.

Kolisi, as South Africa’s first black captain, knows delivering another World Cup in Japan could have a similar boost back home.

“We do have many different races in our country, and 11 different languages,” Kolisi said on Saturday.

“It is one of the positives of our country. I think it’s really beautiful. That’s why we are called the ‘Rainbow Nation’.”

“In the team as well we have different races, which is really beautiful.”

Kolisi’s promotion to captain last year was seen by many as a crucial step for South Africa, as rugby continues to break the shackles of its past image in a country where racial tensions in sport often spill over into politics.

Kolisi is aware of the responsibility on his broad shoulders and embraces it.

The Springboks take on Wales for a place in the Rugby World Cup final (Getty)
“It just shows that when we decide to work together for one goal or as a team and as a country, we can make anything happen, and achieve all the goals and dreams,” he said.

“That’s why we want to give our best this week, and hopefully play in the final next week. It would be huge for our country, as I’ve seen what it has done for the country before.

“I was old enough to remember the 2007 World Cup I remember what it did for the country then, and I know what it would do now.”

Wales vs Springboks

Wales vs Springboks : Fortunately, you can watch Wales vs South Africa on the NBC Sports channel. Of course, there’s always the NBC Sports Gold streaming service, but it’s gonna cost you more, with pricing starting at $34.99 for live (and on-demand) streams for single matches. Most, though, will want to spend at least $89 for the Rugby World Cup Pass, as it includes all the remaining matches (both live and on-demand).

True rugby obsessives probably already have the $229 All-Access Premium Rugby Pass. That extra $30 gets you season-long access to the 2019-20 Rugby Pass (with a metric ton of other matches, including the Six Nations Championship, EPCR, Premiership Rugby League).

How to live stream Wales vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in the U.K.
Shockingly, the U.K. gets to watch Wales vs South Africa for free. Yes, just like every Rugby World Cup game, this fixture is free, as you can see it on the main ITV channel. Yeah, if you can believe it, folks in the U.K. won’t pay a dime to live stream the Rugby World Cup. That’s because it’s an ITV exclusive over there, and that service has no price attached.

How to live stream Wales vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in the Australia
Annoyingly, Wales vs South Africa isn’t airing on Channel 10 for free. However, the game is airing on Fox Sports as part of a subscription package. That means you’ll need a valid Foxtel TV subscription.

Alternatively, you can watch the Rugby World Cup from Kayo Sports, which also offers cricket, football and the NBA. It costs $25 per month for two simultaneous streams, and its Kayo Sports Premium Package is $35 per month for 3 streams.

How to live stream Wales vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in New Zealand
Wales vs South Africa will stream live on TVNZ as it offers all semi-final play, as well as the final, for its viewers to enjoy.

Spark Sport, however, is live streaming all of the matches as it owns the rights to the tournament. So if you want to watch via a digital device using this service, you’ll need to buy their Rugby World Cup Pass — and that you’ll need a 15MBps connection to view high-def content. That Pass isn’t cheap, costing $89 for access between September 20 and November 2, with individual matches costing $24.99.

How to live stream Wales vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Canada
No complexity here. The Wales team challenges the Springboks on Canada’s TSN, as it’s the exclusive streaming service of the Rugby World Cup 2019 for that region. This means Canadians need to access their TV, a web browser or the TSN app on iOS or Google Play.

How did Wales and South Africa get to the semi-final?
South Africa stomped out the home-town favorites Japan, by a wide margin of 26 to 3.

Wales, however, only narrowly escaped the France team, by a single point, in a 20 to 19 victory.

The winner of this game goes on to challenge either England or New Zealand, the other teams playing in the semis (on Saturday).

Wales vs Springboks

Wales vs Springboks : This rugby fixture could go either way, or at least that’s the chatter. Wales’ national team has fallen at this hurdle before, and it can’t get complacent and expect an easy go because of an injury on the other side of the pitch. Can the Springboks beat the odds and advance to the Rugby World Cup final, or will the Welsh team get there for the first time? To find out, you’ll want to catch a Wales vs South Africa live stream this weekend.

The big story going into the match-up is South Africa losing fullback Cheslin Kolbe to injury, a loss that even Rassie Erasmus, the Springbok coach, admitted to be to be “a big blow” to his team, when talking with the media earlier this week. S’bu Nkosi is set to fill in, and has the “full confidence” of his coach.

And as for the Wales team? Well, their attack formations have been criticized as ‘stuttering’, which is picking a narrow win for the Springboks — even though betting odds place Wales as the 2:5 favorite. Meanwhile the South African team’s already admitted to being concerned with the Wales team’s kicking and derided its use of filming their practices.

Streaming options vary greatly, based on where you are, and cost a lot in the U.S.. Here’s our guide to watching the 2019 Rugby World Cup online from absolutely anywhere, and getting a Wales vs South Africa live stream this Sunday.

How to live stream Wales vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 from anywhere in the world with a VPN
Anyone, anywhere, can watch this possibly tight Rugby World Cup contest between the Welsh and the Springboks, on the service they’re already using at home – that’s essential if you’re hoping to watch this in a country that isn’t showing the RWC in Japan. A virtual private network (aka VPN) is the tool you’ll use to dodge any geo restrictions that may try and block your way.

Once you’ve got a VPN, and we’ve got our picks on the best ones, you can make it seem as if your computer is back home, or anywhere else. This way you can use the legal service that you’re used to, and stop cycling through illegal streams from Periscope, Reddit and wherever else you’re pulling them from.

Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It’s also compatible with loads of devices – from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. You’ll even get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year, or there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.VIEW DEAL

WHEN IS WALES VS SOUTH AFRICA IN THE RUGBY WORLD CUP?
Wales vs South Africa tips off on Sunday (Oct. 27), at 5 a.m. Eastern | 2 a.m. Pacific | 10 a.m. BST | 9 p.m. NZT

How to live stream Wales vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2019 in the U.S.
Fortunately, you can watch Wales vs South Africa on the NBC Sports channel. Of course, there’s always the NBC Sports Gold streaming service, but it’s gonna cost you more, with pricing starting at $34.99 for live (and on-demand) streams for single matches. Most, though, will want to spend at least $89 for the Rugby World Cup Pass, as it includes all the remaining matches (both live and on-demand).

True rugby obsessives probably already have the $229 All-Access Premium Rugby Pass. That extra $30 gets you season-long access to the 2019-20 Rugby Pass (with a metric ton of other matches, including the Six Nations Championship, EPCR, Premiership Rugby League).

Wales vs South Africa Live

Wales vs South Africa Live : Warren Gatland says he is delighted that Wales have been cast as underdogs for their Rugby World Cup semifinal against South Africa on Sunday, using his final press conference before arguably the biggest match in the country’s history to encourage any doubters to “continue to write us off” as that will only make his side stronger.

While the build-up to the second last-four clash in Yokohama has lacked the pyrotechnics of today’s first, with Gatland and opposite number Rassie Erasmus playing far nicer than England’s Eddie Jones
and New Zealand’s Steve Hansen, the tension has belatedly started to ratchet up.

​Gatland threw a mischievous curveball into proceedings on Friday when he brought up a hitherto unnoticed, off-the-ball incident involving Springboks No 8 Duane Vermeulen.

There is little that can be done about it now, with the window for citings having passed, but by bringing it up, Gatland drew attention to something South Africa would doubtless have preferred to keep out of the public domain.

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It has been a tense 48 hours. Injuries to key players Cheslin Kolbe (South Africa) and Liam Williams (Wales) have been late dramas for both camps, although the fact that Gatland was able to name outside centre Jonathan Davies in his team gave Wales momentum heading into the game.

The British and Irish Lion has been suffering with a knee injury sustained in the pool stages. His inclusion means Wales have their defensive talisman back ahead of what promises to be a hugely physical encounter against the Springboks.

Aside from Davies coming in for Owen Watkin, there were only two other changes to the Wales team that faced France last Sunday.

Leigh Halfpenny replaces Williams, who has been ruled out of next weekend’s final should Wales progress – no replacement has yet been called up – and No 8 Ross Moriarty comes in for Josh Navidi, who likewise has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

​Gatland was phlegmatic about the injuries, saying Wales were considering starting with Halfpenny at fullback anyway. “At this stage, you are always going to lose a couple of quality players,” he said. “And in them losing Kolbe and us losing Liam Williams, it’s probably one each in terms of that.

“[Williams] is undoubtedly a big loss from an attacking perspective and what he has achieved in the game in the last year or so.

“But bringing in the experience of someone like Leigh Halfpenny gives us a different element. He is probably the best full-back in the world in terms of his aerial game and coverage defensively. We had a long debate about whether we started Leigh in the first place and potentially move Liam to the wing.”

Speaking at the team’s hotel in downtown Tokyo, with veteran captain Alun Wyn Jones sitting alongside him, Gatland’s final words were part rallying cry, part nostalgia-fest as he looked ahead to tomorrow’s game, and back at an incredible 12-year stretch which has yielded Six Nations grand slams and wins over every country bar New Zealand, a record he admitted he would “love” to correct.

Wales vs South Africa

Wales vs South Africa: Wales vs South Africa go head to head on Sunday morning in the second semi-final of the Rugby World Cup.

The Welsh are making their third appearance in the last four of the tournament, having previously reached this stage at the 2011 edition where they lost 8-9 to France.

While South Africa comfortably came past Japan in their quarter-final, Warren Gatland’s men were taken to the edge by the French in their meeting in Oita, winning by just one point after Sebastien Vahaamahina was sent off for elbowing Aaron Wainwright.

Wales and South Africa’s last meeting at World Cup came in the 2015 quarter-finals, with the Springboks edging to a 23-19 victory.

Wales are confident centres Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes will both be fit for Sunday’s showdown. Davies missed the quarter-final win over France, while Parkes has been playing with a broken bone in his hand and a shoulder

Wales and South Africa’s last meeting at World Cup came in the 2015 quarter-finals, with the Springboks edging to a 23-19 victory.

Wales are confident centres Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes will both be fit for Sunday’s showdown. Davies missed the quarter-final win over France, while Parkes has been playing with a broken bone in his hand and a shoulder knock.

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Can I stream it?
You can live stream the match via the ITV Hub on your laptop, smartphone or tablet. Alternatively, ITV1 will be broadcasting the match

When is it?
Wales vs South Africa kicks off at 9am BST (6pm Japan Standard Time) on Sunday 27 October.

Team news
Wales XV: Halfpenny; North, J Davies, Parkes, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; Wyn Jones, Owens, Francis, Ball, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Wainwright, Moriarty, Tipuric.

eplacements: Dee, R Carre, D Lewis, Beard, Shingler, T Williams, Patchell, Watkin.

South Africa XV: 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.

Wales and South Africa’s last meeting at World Cup came in the 2015 quarter-finals, with the Springboks edging to a 23-19 victory.

Wales are confident centres Jonathan Davies and Hadleigh Parkes will both be fit for Sunday’s showdown. Davies missed the quarter-final win over France, while Parkes has been playing with a broken bone in his hand and a shoulder knock.

Wales vs South Africa

Wales vs South Africa : If Wales lose against South Africa in the Rugby World Cup semi-final they will do so having won four of the last five tests and against a team they have had the edge over.

A third-place playoff is not what Gatland wants, nor a repeat of their ugly 20-19 win over 14-man France.

Both sides have injuries, with wing wonder Cheslin Kolbe the stand-out absentee for the Springboks, while arguably the world’s best full-back Liam Williams joins Josh Navidi on the plane home, adding to the pre-tournament absences of Toby Faletau and Cory Hill.

It is not an ideal situation for the Welsh.

But Warren Gatland has grown the international pool of players over the last four years, giving names like Navidi, Aaron Wainwright, Josh Adams, Wyn Jones, Elliot Dee, Rhys Carre, Dillon Lewis and Adam Beard the chance to play in their first World Cup.

The men in red have the advantage in terms of caps with 857 starting and 144 on the bench, a total of 1001.

Whereas the Springboks have 23 caps less in their squad, but have scored 11 more tries, 55 more points and conceded less than half the points Wales have.

That may be because Alun Wyn Jones and Co had the toughest pool in the tournament, with Fiji and Uruguay no walkovers.

DO OR DAI
The Welsh scrum contains the heaviest player in the final four in 135kg — 21 stone — Tomas Francis at tighthead prop.

South Africa’s heaviest player is Frans Malherbe, also a tighhead prop, weighs in at a not-so-light 123kg.

The Welsh tight five — their front and second rows — have a 31kg advantage over their opponents, weighing in at 609kg to the Springbocks 578kg.

Don’t rule out drop kicks either, Gatland’s men were successful with two out of three against Australia in the pool stage game, while South Africa nailed one themselves against the All Blacks.

Last of all, let’s not forget this is a battle between the two most-attacking and aggressive scrum-halves of the 2019 World Cup so far: Gareth Davies vs Faf de Klerk.

If the rest of the pitch lights up like the battle around the fringes of the scrum, it could be an absolute classic.

All Blacks vs England Live

All Blacks vs England Live : It’s one thing to beat the All Blacks in Chicago or Dublin. It’s an entirely different challenge taking them on in the Rugby World Cup, where they feel right at home.

Two-time defending champion New Zealand scored seven tries in a 46-14 demolition of Ireland on Saturday to move into a semifinal against England.

The result was virtually beyond doubt by halftime, when the All Blacks led 22-0, and the continuance of two opposing streaks seemed certain.

New Zealand hasn’t lost a World Cup game since a quarterfinal upset loss to France in 2007. Ireland is still yet to win a World Cup knockout game after eight attempts.

The Irish may never have felt more confident, after breaking their century-long drought with a win over the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016 and winning again in Dublin last November.

They were ranked No. 1 coming into the tournament, but were never in the contest in the quarterfinal at Tokyo Stadium.

Aaron Smith crossed for a pair of tries from close range and Beauden Barrett finished off a long-range try against the run of play in the first half, and the All Blacks added four more tries in the second half by Codie Taylor, Matt Todd, George Bridge and Jordie Barrett.

Robbie Henshaw bombed a try in the 67th minute when he chased a perfectly placed grubber kick into the in-goal but knocked out, in an error that epitomized Ireland’s night to that point.

He made amends quickly after an attacking, midfield scrum, the ball coming to Henshaw on the right, before he stepped inside and dived over under the posts. The Ireland center raised his fist in celebration but it was really a consolation that reduced the margin at that point to 41-7.

New Zealand scored again before referee Nigel Owens awarded Ireland a penalty try in the 77th, for replacement forward Todd being in an offside position. Todd finished the match in the sin-bin, but New Zealand scored again despite being a man down.

Halves Smith and Richie Mo’unga were crucial in getting New Zealand off to a flyer.

Flyhalf Mo’unga opened the scoring with a penalty goal in the 6th and scrumhalf Smith darted over twice from close range in the 14th and 20th minutes. Smith’s second try followed an attacking raid involving a perfect pop pass from center Jack Goodhue to right winger Sevu Reece chiming in perfectly and sending it wide to Bridge, who was tackled within meters of the left corner post.

A piece of Mo’unga athleticism, when he leaped high to tap an attempted touch-finder from Ireland back into his in-goal to prevent a close-range lineout, kept New Zealand out of trouble before he contributed to his team’s third try.

Ireland was in prime attacking position but fumbled the ball after a mixup between Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney in the 32nd. Mo’unga hacked it forward off the ground for Barrett to chase, and the fullback toed it forward again before regathering as he dived over to score in the right corner. Mo’unga missed with the conversation attempt, his only blemish off the tee in the first half.

Hooker Codie Taylor was in the right place to score beside the posts in the 48th, strolling over after Ardie Savea and Kieran Read went close to scoring.

A Mo’unga cross-field kick in the 61st was well caught by an unmarked Reece in the right corner, but he was dragged down before Todd scored off the next phase to make it 34-0.

Ireland captain Rory Best’s international career finished soon after, when he was replaced in the 63rd minute and left the field with tears in his eyes, knowing there was no chance for his team to advance another week.

Instead it will be New Zealand playing England, which beat Australia 40-16 earlier Saturday in Oita