How to Watch or Stream South Africa in Rugby World Cup 2019


One of the true superpowers of World Cup rugby, South Africa, will be hoping to win a record-equalling third Webb Ellis trophy at this year’s World Cup in Japan. South African teams are renowned for leaving everything out on the field. They are, after all, a fiercely proud and patriotic country.

South Africa are always exciting to watch, and this World Cup won’t be any different, with an opening game against New Zealand. All Blacks and the Springboks face to face – who will flinch first? Their recent draw in the Rugby Championship against the All Blacks in Wellington laid down a marker. And wins against Australia and Argentina in the same tournament showed it was no fluke. South Africa are back.

Team South Africa on Australian TV in the 2019 Rugby World Cup
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The Rugby World Cup 2019 TV Preview – Can South Africa win a third World Cup?

Coach Rassie Erasmus seems to have lifted South Africa to a strong position again after two disappointing years under Springbok legend Allister Coetzee. The team are playing with fire in their bellies again and suddenly look like the South Africa of old.  

The real key to them winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup will be keeping all their experienced players fit. Captain Siya Kolisi has only just returned from injury, while loose forward Marcell Coetzee has been ruled out of the tournament altogether, leaving question marks around the back row. However, if they perform in the World Cup as they did in the Rugby Championship, without these key players, they have every chance of going far. 

South Africa’s performances will obviously generate plenty of interest and Kayo Sports will be broadcasting comprehensive coverage of every Rugby World Cup 2019™ game, with every match LIVE with no ad-breaks during play.*

How to Stream every South Africa match at The Rugby World Cup 2019

Kayo Sports will have every match of The Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play. You’ll also get access to a range of great features, including SplitView (which lets you watch up to four different sporting events simultaneously on the same screen, on compatible devices) as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important moments of the match – available for selected games), all of which greatly enhance the viewing experience for those watching on-demand.

Simply take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial, and then check out The Rugby World Cup 2019™ fixture list below. You can then start streaming South Africa live to a variety of eligible devices also listed below.

Please note: Kayo requires internet and a compatible device. Data charges may apply. Kayo service available in Australia only.

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What time do South Africa play? Live TV Fixtures 

TV fixtures are shown as Sydney time, so you may need to adjust the hour depending on where you live. The Rugby World Cup 2019™ on demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each game – so you will need to consult your on-screen Kayo TV library for exact times.

South Africa Live TV Times (Sydney time)

Date Event Time Channel
Sat 21 Sept South Africa vs New Zealand 7:45pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 28 Sept South Africa vs Namibia 7:45pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Fri 4 Aug South Africa vs Italy 7:45pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Tue 8 Oct South Africa vs Canada 8:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 19 Oct ¼ Final 1 5:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 19 Oct ¼ Final 2 8:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sun 20 Oct ¼ Final 3 5:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sun 20 Oct ¼ Final 4 8:15pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 26 Oct Semi Final 1 6:00pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sun 27 Oct Semi Final 2 7:00pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Fri 1 Nov Bronze Final 7:00pm Kayo / Fox Sports
Sat 2 Nov Final 7:00pm Kayo / Fox Sports / TenPlay

Rugby World Cup 2019 Streaming Guide

Kayo Sports will have every match of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play across a wide range of streaming devices, including PC or Mac (Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Edge), as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Android TV, and Google Chromecast. *Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges may apply. Kayo service available in Australia only.

Device Available? User Guide
PC/Mac Yes Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)
iOS/Android Phones/Tablets Yes Via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum)
Google Chromecast Yes Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p
Telstra TV Yes Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p
Android TV Yes Via app for version 7.0 and up
Samsung Smart TVs Soon App in development
PS4 and Xbox One Soon App in development
Apple TV Yes 4th Generation or higher

South Africa Match Previews

South Africa vs New Zealand: South Africa start their Pool B campaign with easily the most anticipated pool match of the competition. They take on old foes New Zealand on September 21 in Yokohama. This is such an important game if they want to win a third World Cup. Win it, and anything is possible. Lose, and they might be heading home early.

South Africa vs Namibia: Being an African nation is where the comparisons stops with these two teams. South Africa are a formidable force whilst Namibia have become known as world cup whipping boys. Expect a big win for the Springboks.    

South Africa vs Italy: South Africa’s second toughest Pool B game comes against Italy. Connor O’Shea’s men don’t come into the tournament in any sort of form, and South Africa should role them over comfortably.  

South Africa vs Canada: A final group game against Canada will give Rassie Erasmus a chance to give his fringe players a run out. Canada have plenty of determination, but not enough quality to overpower the Springboks.

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South Africa’s previous World Cup results

South Africa’s sensitive political history meant they didn’t take part in the first two World Cups in 1987 and 1991. They hosted their debut tournament in 1995, winning against an All Blacks team containing Jona Lomu. 

Their second World Cup victory came in France in 2007 against England. This was a real dominant era for Springboks Rugby and is probably considered their greatest ever side, featuring legends such as BJ Botha, Victor Matfield and John Smit.

In the 2015 tournament, however, they were humbled 34-32 by an inspired Japan. This is probably seen as the biggest upset in World Cup history. 

Year Result
1987N/A
1991N/A
1995Champions (vs New Zealand)
1999Semi Final (vs Australia)
2003Quarter Final (vs New Zealand)
2007Champions (vs England)
2011Quarter Finals (vs Australia)
2015Semi Final (vs New Zealand)

South Africa’s World Cup Stats

Total Record30 win / 6 def (83% win)
Biggest Win87 – 0 (Namibia 2011)
Biggest Defeat29 – 6 (New Zealand 2003)
All time leading points scorerPercy Montgomery
Most points in a matchJannie de Beer (34)
Most capsSchalk Burger (20)

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