ALL eyes will be on Wales THIS WEEKEND as they take on South Africa in an international Test match – and the odds are stacked against them.
The Dragons have NEVER won a Test encounter against the Springboks when stepping foot on South African soil.
South Africa won the recent tear up with Wales in November 2021[/caption]
And now head coach Wayne Pivac has been asked to do the unthinkable as both of Wales’ opening games will be played where they have lost their last ten consecutive matches.
However, the Dragons cannot be counted out as they did manage to clinch last year’s Guinness Six Nations trophy.
Plus they’ll be eager to bounce back from this torrid three-game winless run that they are currently on.
What time does South Africa vs Wales kick off?
- South Africa entertain Wales on Saturday, July 2.
- It is scheduled to kick-off 4:05pm UK time – 5:05pm local time.
- Loftus Versfield in Pretoria, South Africa will be the assigned arena for this encounter which holds around 51,000 spectators.
- Wales have lost the last TEN meetings between the sides in South Africa and they also lost 18-23 in their most recent match in Cardiff.
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What TV channel is South Africa vs Wales on and can I live stream it?
- South Africa vs Wales will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports Action in the UK.
- Pre-match coverage is scheduled to begin from 3:30pm UK time – 35 minutes before kick-off.
- Subscription members of Sky Sports can stream ALL the action live via the Sky Sports website or Sky Go app.
South Africa boss Jacques Nienaber has gone with a trial and tested squad for the first of three Test matches against Wales.
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Ten of the team who started in the 2019 World Cup final which includes captain Siya Kolisi and scrum-half Faf de Klerk.
However, Nienaber has decided to present the opportunity for Salamaan Moerat and Elrigh to win their first caps.
Elsewhere, Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has also promoted some fresh faces to the team with open-side flanker Tommy Reffell in line to win his first senior cap.
George North returns to the squad since his last outing in the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
And captain Dan Beggar is set to earn his 101st cap at fly-half.
- South Africa to win 1/12
- Draw 40/1
- Wales to win 15/2
*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at time of publication