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Wales vs South Africa live stream: How to watch the international online and on TV today

After an instant classic of a test a week ago, South Africa and Wales face off once again in the second game of a three-game series – this time at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Going into the game as huge underdogs, Wales sought a historic first-ever victory over the Springboks in South Africa as they led for much of the game thanks to a pair of Louis Rees-Zammit tries and even equalized at 29-29 late after a try from Dewi Lake despite it being down to 13 men but Damian Willemse broke Welsh hearts with a last-minute penalty for a 32-29 triumph.

It was a much improved performance from Wayne Pivac’s side after a dismal Six Nations, but they will have to react after this belated heartbreak to keep the series alive in Bloemfontein.

With a view to experimenting before the World Cup, the The Springboks changed 14 of the starting XV for the second Test – with Eben Etzebeth the sole survivor from a week ago – and Welsh legend Sir Gareth Edwards saw this as a sign of disrespect, urging visitors to give their hosts “a good tonic”.

Here’s everything you need to know before the second test:

When is South Africa vs Wales?

South Africa v Wales is on Saturday 9th July 2022. The match will be played at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. Kick-off is at 4.05pm BST.

Where can I watch it?

The match is on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action, coverage starts at 3.30pm BST on Action and 4pm BST on Main Event.

As well as showing South Africa against Wales this summer, sky sports will have Ireland’s five-game tour to New Zealand, England to Australia and Scotland’s three-Test tour to Argentina.

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Teams

Wayne Pivac made just one change to their starting XV from Wales. Alex Cuthbert arrives on the wing, with Josh Adams falling to the bench, while Saracens prop Sam Wainwright is in line to earn his first cap after being named as a substitute.

Things couldn’t be more different in the Springbok camp, however. Jacques Nienaber has made 14 substitutions as only Eben Etzebeth remains from the squad that won the series opener in Johannesburg. Handre Pollard arrives as fly-half to lead the team and although there are two unselected players in the starting squad – winger Kurt-Lee Arendse and number 8 Evan Roos – there are also plenty experience in alignment.

South Africa: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Kurt Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Aphelele Fassi, 10 Handre Pollard (c), 9 Jaden Henrikse; 1 Thomas du Toit, 2 Joseph Dweba, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 5 Marvin Orie, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 8 Evan Roos.

Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Ruan Nortje, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Deon Fourie, 22 Grant Williams, 23 Damian Willemse.

Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Alex Cuthbert, 10 Dan Biggar (captain), 9 Kieran Hardy; 1 Gareth Thomas, 2 Ryan Elias, 3 Dillon Lewis, 4 Will Rowlands, 5 Adam Beard, 6 Dan Lydiate, 7 Tommy Refell, 8 Taulupe Faletau.

Substitutes: 16 Dewi Lake, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Sam Wainwright, 19 Alun Wyn Jones, 20 Josh Navidi, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Josh Adams.

Odds

South Africa win – 1/5

Draw – 35/1

Wales win – 7/2

Prediction

It’s a South African team that has changed a lot but still has a lot of experience with players like Handre Pollard, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Eben Etzebeth. Last week proved to be Wales’ best chance for a win, so we expect them to fall just short this week. South Africa 28-24 Wales

TV program for summer tours

Saturday July 9

New Zealand vs Ireland – live Sky Sports Action from 7:30 a.m. (kick-off at 8:05 a.m.)

Australia vs England – live Sky Sports Action from 10.15 a.m. (kick-off at 10.55 a.m.)

South Africa vs Wales – live Sky Sports Action from 3:30 p.m. (kick-off at 4:05 p.m.)

Argentina vs Scotland – live Sky Sports Action from 7:30 p.m. (kick-off at 8:10 p.m.)

tuesday july 12

Maori All Blacks vs Ireland – live Sky Sports Action from 8 a.m. (kick-off at 8:05 a.m.)

Saturday July 16

New Zealand vs Ireland – live Sky Sports Action from 7:30 a.m. (kick-off at 8:05 a.m.)

Australia vs England – live Sky Sports Action from 10.15 a.m. (kick-off at 10.55 a.m.)

South Africa vs Wales – live Sky Sports Action from 3:30 p.m. (kick-off at 4:05 p.m.)

Argentina vs Scotland – Live Sky Sports Action from 7:30 p.m. (kick-off at 8:10 p.m.)

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