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South Africa vs Italy Live Stream RWC 2019: Preview, Prediction

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The South Africa Springboks face a crunch conflict with Italy in their third Pool B game of the Rugby World Cup 2019 with the Italians as of now roosted at the top of the group. The South Africa Springboks, two-time Rugby World Cup champions, find themselves in an extreme condition in the 2019 tournament.

The Springboks pounded Namibia 57-3 yet were beaten by the top picks New Zealand in their opening match of the competition.

Italy have scored very nearly 100 points in their two fixtures up until this point – against Namibia and Canada – however, they are still liable to require a shock triumph more than one of the Pool B big boys all together with the progress.

South Africa head into the game as clear top choices, yet Italy can possibly cause a significant upset when the sides meet.

South Africa vs Italy Team News

South Africa

South Africa made light work of Namibia as they kept their opponents from scoring an attempt while running in 57 points for themselves and will presently turn their concentration toward this game with Italy that is probably going to determine who completes second in Pool B.

After making 13 improvements to their side for the Namibia game, the Springboks have returned to a lot stronger side for this game and have named a similar team that confronted New Zealand in their opening game except for three changes.

Prop Tendai Mtawarira, hooker Bongi Mbonambi and lock Look de Jager have all managed to force their way into the side for this must-win experience with the Springboks playing it safe on the quality of their side for this game.


Italy kept running up another noteworthy scoreline thanks to how clinical they were with the ball close by which enabled them to see off Canada and set them up for this crunch conflict with South Africa.

The Italians have made a handful of changes to their beginning XV after rotating against Canada however prop Tiziano Pasquali misses out once again as he keeps on being sidelined through injury.

Sergio Parisse returns at number eight to lead Italy in a game that will see him become Italy’s record RWC appearance producer while Matteo Minozzi has done what’s needed to keep his place at fullback after a heavenly appearing against Canada.

South Africa vs Italy Head to Head

South Africa and Italy have met on 14 events with the Italians just winning once which was in 2016. The Springboks have won the other 13. The teams last met in November 2017 with South Africa winning 35-6.

Here is everything that you need to know about when and where to watch South Africa vs Italy match:

What time is South Africa vs Italy?

South Africa vs Italy will kick off at 10:45 am BST on Friday, 4th October 2019.

Where is South Africa vs Italy?

The game will happen at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture. Capacity: 50,889.

How to watch and live stream South Africa vs Italy?

Fans can check out watch the game for free on ITV4.

You can likewise live stream the match through ITV Hub on a range of gadgets including laptops, cell phones, and tablets.

How to watch Rugby World Cup features?

ITV are demonstrating full features of each Rugby World Cup fixture, not the evening of every day of activity.

Most features shows will happen around 7:30 pm, however, occasional days may vary.

South Africa vs Italy Prediction

Italy have performed well in their two matches at the current year’s RWC yet now face a considerably more troublesome task as they face South Africa. The Springboks succeeded slow and steady against Namibia with a much-changed side however they have returned to a stronger line-up here which means something bad for the Italians. South Africa came into this competition in extraordinary form and in the event that they can replicate that form in this significant conflict, they should leave away with a comfortable win.

South Africa are relied upon to win and win serenely. Anyway, this is Italy’s World Cup on the line. On the off chance that they lose they are no more. Italy have arranged for this game for quite a while, however, South Africa will have an excess of particularly in the second half.

South Africa vs Italy Team Squads

South Africa Team Squad

15-Willie le Roux, 14-Cheslin Kolbe, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Makazole Mapimpi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi, 5-Lood de Jager, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 1-Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16-Malcolm Marx, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Vincent Koch, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Franco Mostert, 21-Francois Louw, 22-Herchel Jantjies, 23-Frans Steyn

Italy Team Squad

15-Matteo Minozzi, 14-Tommaso Benvenuti, 13-Luca Morisi, 12-Jayden Hayward, 11-Michele Campagnaro, 10-Tommaso Allan, 9-Tito Tebaldi, 8-Sergio Parisse, 7-Jake Polledri, 6-Braam Steyn, 5-Dean Budd, 4-David Sisi, 3-Simone Ferrari, 2-Luca Bigi, 1-Andrea Lovotti

Replacements: 16-Federico Zani, 17-Nicola Quaglio, 18-Marco Riccioni, 19-Alessandro Zanni, 20-Federico Ruzza, 21-Sebastian Negri, 22-Callum Braley, 23-Carlo Canna


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Dan Zinman started his career as an astronomer and college professor and quickly expanded into popularizing the understanding of science and scientific discovery. He did this through writing books, essays, and articles. He is contributing by writing news articles for timebulletin.com.