South Africa VS New Zealand Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

South Africa VS New Zealand Live , New Zealand vs South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019: What time is kick-off tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

What is it?
New Zealand vs South Africa in the Rugby World Cup. New Zealand’s attempt to win a third successive World Cup begins against a Springbok side on the rise. Other teams in pool B include Canada, Italy and Namibia.

When is it?
Saturday, September 21 (tomorrow). It will be played in Yokohama at the International Stadium Yokohama.

What time is kick-off?
Kick-off for this game is at 10.45am BST, 6.45pm in Japan.

What TV channel is it on?
This one will be broadcast on ITV, with the replays and a live stream available on the ITV Hub. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport.

What is the latest squad news?
New Zealand
New Zealand’s head coach Steve Hansen faces a selection dilemma over whether to start Beauden Barrett at fly-half or full-back for their tournament opener. Richie Mo’unga has been filling the number 10 shirt in recent matches with mixed results.

Last week, Luke Jacobson was replaced in the 31-man squad by Shannon Frizell as Jacobson was suffering from delayed concussion symptoms. Brodie Rettalick is expected to miss the match after suffering a shoulder injury during their Rugby Championship fixture against South Africa. Patrick Tuipulotu is the front runner to start alongside Sam Whitelock in the second-row.

South Africa
South Africa have emerged as contenders over the course of the last year which has seen an upsurge in form under head coach Rassie Erasmus. Scrum-half Faf de Klerk is expected to be one of the stars of the tournament, as is the evasive winger Cheslin Kolbe.

Trevor Nyakane is fit enough to take his place on the bench meaning the Springboks are at full-strength for the All Blacks clash. Franco Mostert gets the nod to start at lock alongside Eben Etzebeth while Makazole Mapimpi starts on the wing alongside Kolbe.

What is their head-to-head record?
New Zealand have won 58 of the 98 matches between the two sides. The last three fixtures between the teams have resulted in one win per side and a draw, with an identical aggregate score across the three games.

What are they saying?
South Africa’s Rassie Erasmus:
“We’ve found some consistency and some momentum in a number of ways this season and one of them is in selection,” Erasmus said.

“We have 31 players in the squad, any of whom I would be happy to select … but this is a line-up that has worked well as a starting combination and one with real momentum to come from the bench.

“We’re continuing to develop and new players are always pushing a claim but we’ve prepared well and we’re looking forward to what will be another extremely close match.”

What are the betting odds?
New Zealand to win: 4/9
Draw: 25/1
South Africa to win: 2/1
Read our guide on betting tips and latest odds.

What is our prediction?
A close game that could well be repeated in the World Cup Final. New Zealand to edge it.

Predicted Score: New Zealand 21 South Africa 18

Read our expert’s predictions for the tournament.

Argentina VS France Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

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20 Sep 2019, 22:04
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FRANCE take on Argentina as the Rugby World Cup’s Group C gets underway.

English eyes will be keenly on this one after also being drawn in the tournament group of death, with only two of these three rugby superpowers to progress to the quarter-finals.

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Argentina are looking to continue their recent impressive Rugby World Cup recordCredit: Getty Images – Getty
When is France vs Argentina?
France vs Argentina will take place on Saturday, September 21.

Kick-off will be at 8.15am UK time – 4.15pm Japanese time, 9.15am in France, 4.15am in Argentina.

It will be played at the Tokyo Stadium, Chofu.

What TV channel is France vs Argentina on and can I live stream it?
ITV1 will be showing this match live in the UK, while TF1 are the French broadcaster and ESPN will be showing it in Argentina.

To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.

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How can I watch France vs Argentina for FREE?
ITV1 and ITV Hub are free for all UK broadcasters with a TV licence.

A TV licence can be purchased for £154.50 in colour and £52 in black and white.

French broadcaster TF1 is also free for all viewers in France.

Team news
France: Medard; Penaud, Fickou, Vakatawa, Huget; Ntamack, Dupont; Poirot, Guirado, Slimani, Iturria, Vahaamahina, Lauret, Ollivon, Alldritt

Replacements: Chat, Baille, Bamba, Le Roux, Picamoles, Machenaud, Lopez, Ramos

Argentina: Boffelli; Moroni, Orlando, De la Fuente, Moyano; Sanchez, Cubelli; Tetaz Chaparro, Creevy, Figallo, Petti, Lavanini, Matera (c), Kremer, Ortega Desio,

Replacements: Montoya, Vivas, Medrano, Alemanno, Lezana, Ezcurra, Urdapilleta, Carreras

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Fiji VS Australia Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

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Fiji coach John McKee named 12 players that ply their trade in foreign leagues to face Australia in their Pool D clash at the Sapporo Dome on Saturday.

Some have even tipped the Flying Fijians as possible Rugby World Cup giant-killers.

New Zealander McKee also selected three players – lock Leone Nakarawa, number eight Viliame Mata and winger Josua Tuisova – who played in the sevens teams that won gold at the Rio Olympics.

The team is led by flanker Dominiko Waqaniburotu, who plays for Pau in France’s Top 14, with fly-half Ben Volavola also based in France for Paris club Racing 92.

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With so much at stake, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika insisted he will be proud of his team “wherever the cards fall” at the Rugby World Cup after Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle raised the stakes by saying she expected them to reach the final.

Cheika took Australia all the way to the final of the 2015 edition in England before they lost to New Zealand at Twickenham.

Australia’s victory over New Zealand in Perth last month has raised hopes they can go one better in Japan and add to their 1991 and 1999 World Cup titles.

Despite New Zealand turning the tables to beat Australia in emphatic fashion a week later in Auckland, Castle said she was confident the Wallabies could at least match their feat from four years ago.

Fiji vs Australia: Rugby World Cup kick-off time and prediction
Kick off time: The action begins at 6:45 (SAST) on Saturday 20 September and will be live on SuperSport 1.

For the RWC, we’ll be using a prediction algorithm from a New Zealand anorak.

Prediction: Australia with between ten and 15 points.

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New Zealand VS South Africa Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

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20 Sep 2019, 22:11
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NEW ZEALAND take on South Africa in a mouthwatering Rugby World Cup opening weekend match.

The Springboks have been a constant thorn in the All Blacks’ side recently, beating them in Wellington in 2018 and gaining a last gasp draw at the same venue in this year’s Rugby Championship.

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New Zealand were held to a draw when they met South Africa in JulyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
With Italy, Namibia and Canada the other teams in Pool B, both sides will be looking to make a huge statement and know the winner of this match will almost certainly come top of the pile.

When is New Zealand vs South Africa?
New Zealand vs South Africa will take place on Saturday, September 21.

The match will kick off at 10.45am UK time – 6.45pm in Japan, 11.45am in South Africa and 9.45pm in New Zealand.

It will take place at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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What TV channel is New Zealand vs South Africa on and can I live stream it?
ITV1 will be showing this match live in the UK, with SuperSport broadcasting in South Africa and TVNZ and Spark sharing the rights in New Zealand.

To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.

Can I watch New Zealand vs South Africa for FREE?
ITV1 and ITV Hub are free for all UK broadcasters with a TV licence.

A TV licence can be purchased for £154.50 in colour and £52 in black and white.

TVNZ is also free for all viewers in New Zealand.

Team news
New Zealand: B Barrett; Reece, Lienert-Brown, Crotty, Bridge; Mo’unga, Smith; Moody, Coles, Laulala, Whitelock, S Barrett, Savea, Cane, Read (c).

Replacements: Taylor, Tu’ungafasi, Ta’avao, Tuipulotu, Frizell, Perenara, Williams, Smith.

South Africa: Le Roux; Kolbe, Am, De Allende, Mapimpi; Pollard, De Klerk; Kitshoff, Marx, Malherbe, Etzebeth, Mostert, Kolisi (c), Du Toit, Vermeulen.

Replacements: Mbonambi, Mtawarira, Nyakane, Snyman, Louw, H Jantjies, Steyn, Kriel.

France VS Argentina Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

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Argentina have turned to mercurial Stade Francais fly-half Nicolas Sanchez to pull the strings for Los Pumas’ opening World Cup Pool C match against France on Saturday.

Sanchez has a ream of French experience, having also played for Stade’s Top 14 rivals Bordeaux-Begles and Toulon over four seasons before linking up briefly with the Jaguares in Super Rugby.

Argentina will be skippered by marauding flanker Pablo Matera in a strong-looking pack that sees Saracens’ Juan Figallo starting at tight-head prop.

Saturday’s clash in Tokyo will go a long way to determining the fate of Pool C, dubbed the “group of death” as it also includes in-form England.

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Matera said the match was quite simply “the most important game of our lives.”

Toulouse young guns Romain Ntamack and Antoine Dupont will start at half-back as France plumped for youth in the fixture.

Head coach Jacques Brunel opted for goal-kicker Ntamack, 20, over Camille Lopez while 22-year-old Dupont starts at scrum half, the experienced Maxime Machenaud beating out Baptiste Serin for a place on the bench.

Lopez had started two of the three warm-up matches, but struggled with the boot, in contrast to Ntamack.

France vs Argentina: Rugby World Cup kick-off time and prediction
Kick off time: Ajinomoto Stadium will host the action on 21 September (that’s Saturday) at 9:15 SAST. SuperSport 1 will broadcast it live.

For the RWC, we’ll be using a prediction algorithm from a New Zealand anorak.

Prediction: Tightest call yet. France to win, just. The machines say by three points.

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Australia VS Fiji Live, Stream ONLINE RUGBY World CUP 2019

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AUSTRALIA commence their Rugby World Cup campaign with a tough test against Fiji.

The Wallabies have been drawn in Group D, where they will also face Six Nations grand slam winners Wales and the power of Georgia’s forwards, so they will not want to leave anything to chance against the Pacific Islanders.

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Australia were runners-up in the 2015 World CupCredit: EPA
Opponents Fiji have not made it out of a Rugby World Cup group stage since 2007, when they won an epic match against Wales 38-34 in Nantes.
When is Australia vs Fiji?
Australia take on Fiji on Saturday, September 21.

The match will kick off at 5.45am UK time – 1.45pm local time, 2.45pm in Sydney and 4.45pm in Fiji.

It will be played at the Sapporo Dome.

What TV channel is Australia vs Fiji on and can I live stream it?
Australia vs Fiji will be live on ITV 1 in the UK.

To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.

In Australia, the match will be on Network Ten and Fox Sports while Fiji TV will show it in Fiji.

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How do I watch Australia vs Fiji for FREE?
ITV and the ITV Hub are free for all UK viewers with a TV licence.

A TV licence costs £154.50 and can be purchased here.

Both Network Ten and Fiji TV are also free-to-air.

Team news
Australia: Beale; Hodge, O’Connor, Kerevi, Koroibete; Lealiifano, White; Sio, Latu, Alaalatoa, Rodda, Arnold, Pocock, Hooper (c), Naisarani.

Replacements: Uelese, Slipper, Kepu, Coleman, Salakaia-Loto, Genia, To’omua, Haylett-Petty

Fiji: Murimurivalu; Tuisova, Nayacalevu, Botia, Radradra; Volavola, Lomani; Ma’afu, Matavesi, Ravai, Cavubati, Nakarawa, Waqaniburotu (c), Yato, Mata,

Replacements: Vugakoto, Mawi, Saulo, Ratuva, Voka, Matawalu, Veitokani, Goneva

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Tournament favourites New Zealand face a tough test in their opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup , as they play South Africa in Pool B.

Between them the two sides have won five of the previous eight World Cups, with the All Blacks looking to retain their 2015 title in Japan.

The two nations have a fierce, deep-rooted rivalry, and there is little to choose between them – with one draw and a win each from their last three encounters.

New Zealand coach Steven Hansen has opted to play Beauden Barrett at full-back, while Richie Mo’unga comes into fly-half.

Meanwhile South Africa will be looking to inflict the All Blacks’ first Rugby World Cup defeat in 15 matches.

Fans will hope for plenty of fireworks when these two rugby-heavyweights collide in Yokohama.

Here is everything you need to know about the clash…

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When is the match?
The match is on Saturday September 21 at 10.45am (GMT).

Where is the match?
The match will take place at the International Stadium Yokohama in Japan.

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The match will be shown live on ITV 1.

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World Cup Pool C: France v Argentina, Tokyo stadium, Saturday Saturday, 8.15am Irish time. Live on Eir Sport and ITV

Nobody knows. Such is the intangible perils of previewing the opening game of a World Cup between the most unpredictable rugby nations on earth. Remember 2007 when Los Pumas stunned a rabid Parisian crowd into bitter silence. Remember the rise of that great team before they were slammed out of contention by eventual champions the Springboks.

The Irish remember.

“We are here to give back to everything this team has done for us,” said former captain and current assistant coach Juan Fernandez Lobbe. “The group from 2007 left a mark in terms of their hard work and dedication, and we are now here to build on that as best we can.”

Nowadays there’s compelling evidence to suggest Argentina, after they prowled all the way to the Super Rugby final defeat to the Canterbury Crusaders in the guise of Jaguares, can produce a slightly less astounding shock.

Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has added three players to what is essentially an all-year-round touring club team. Nicolás Sánchez, the Stade Francais outhalf, comes in search of consistent form to promote his occasional brilliance. Castres Benjamin Urdapilleta provides cover off the bench but it is Saracens prop Juan Figallo who adds immediate power to an already gnarly pack of scrummagers.

United gang
They truly are a united gang. As has always been the Argentine way.

They still breathe as one living organism in scrums, with captain Pablo Matera the first among equals on the blindside flank. Tomás Lavanini, the animalistic lock, deserves a mention in isolation.

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This sounds like we are leaning towards Argentina.

No. Presuming Fabien Galthié has had the influence of late, that so many hope he can have, to halt the downward spiral of a national side, jolted back to life by winning the rights to host the 2023 World Cup, then France should prevail.

Only Guilhem Guirado survives from the All Blacks 62-13 mauling in the 2015 quarter-final; the low water mark of a torrid eight years since reaching the 2011 final.

Romain Ntamack, who is already showing the necessary gifts for a storied career at the sharp end of Test match rugby, has been sort of trusted with the 10 jersey.

“We think that having Romain at the beginning of the game and Camille Lopez in the second part is the most satisfactory solution for us,” said head coach Jacques Brunel. “Our thinking is that the game will probably be close and the second half decisive.”

Hardly a ringing endorsement for the 20-year-old son of Emile. Perhaps Brunel’s words got lost in translation. At some stage he will ensure the French come undone. Just not today. They are teeming with magnificent players, from Antonie Dupont at scrumhalf to Yoann Huget and Gael Fickou. Factor in the promised impact of Demba Bamba, Louis Picamoles, Thomas Ramos, and victory should be a foregone conclusion.

Never that simple with France. You just never know.

FFRANCE: Maxime Medard; Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Virimi Vakatawa, Yoann Huget; Romain Ntamack, Antoine Dupont; Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado (capt), Rabah Slimani; Arthur Iturria, Sebastien Vahaamahina; Wenceslas Lauret, Charles Ollivon, Gregory Alldritt.

Replacements: Camille Chat, Cyril Baille, Demba Bamba, Bernard Le Roux, Louis Picamoles, Maxime Machenaud, Camille Lopez, Thomas Ramos.

ARGENTINA: Emiliano Boffelli; Matías Moroni, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo De La Fuente, Ramiro Moyano; Nicolas Sanchez, Tomas Cubelli; Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Agustín Creevy, Juan Figallo; Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini; Pablo Matera (capt), Marcos Kremer, Javier Ortega Desio.

Replacements: Julian Montoya, Mayco Vivas, Santiago Medrano, Matias Alemanno, Tomas Lezana, Felipe Ezcurra, Benjamin Urdapilleta, Santiago Carreras.

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia).

Verdict: France.

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David Pocock and Michael Hooper will combine in the back row for the first time this year when two-time champion Australia opens its Rugby World Cup campaign against Fiji on Saturday.

Pocock has missed most of the season because of injury but returned in a warm-up match against Samoa and did enough to earn his place in the back row at the expense of Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, shifting to the blindside flank.

Hooper will start on the openside and Salakaia-Loto is expected to come in off the bench. Two of the best openside flankers in the game, Pocock and Hooper have regularly combined in the backrow to give Australia speed to the breakdown.

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Christian Lealiifano retained his spot at first-five in favour of Bernard Foley, who was left out of the match-day 23.

The Fiji starting lineup contains three players who won gold medals when rugby sevens made its Olympic debut at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, with lock Leone Nakarawa, backrower Viliame Mata and winger Josua Tuisova all in the 15.

Nakarawa, and Campese Ma’afu are two of the four players in the Fiji starting lineup who are starting in their third World Cup.

Former rugby league star Semi Radradra earned a starting spot on the wing, with Australia-born Ben Volavola starting at No 10.

Match details: Saturday September 21, 4.45pm, Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZ)

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  1. Kurtley Beale, 14. Reece Hodge, 13. James O’Connor, 12. Samu Kerevi, 11. Marika Koroibete, 10. Christian Lealiifano, 9. Nic White, 8. Isi Naisarani, 7. Michael Hooper (c), 6. David Pocock, 5. Rory Arnold, 4. Izack Rodda, 3. Allan Allalatoa, 2. Tolu Latu, 1. Scott Sio.

Reserves: 16. Jordan Uelese, 17. James Slipper, 18. Sekope Kepu, 19. Adam Coleman, 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 21. Will Genia, 22. Matt Toomua, 23. Dane Haylett-Petty.

Fiji:

  1. Kini Murimurivalu, 14. Josua Tuisova, 13. Waisea Nayacalevu, 12. Levani Botia, 11. Semi Radradra, 10. Ben Volavola, 9. Frank Lomani, 8. Viliame Mata, 7. Peceli Yato, 6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c), 5. Leone Nakarawa, 4. Tevita Cavubati, 3. Peni Ravai, 2. Samuel Matavesi, 1. Campese Ma’afu.

Reserves: 16. Tuvere Vugakoto, 17. Eroni Mawi, 18. Manasa Saulo, 19. Tevita Ratuva, 20. Mosese Voka, 21. Nikola Matawalu, 22. Alivereti Veitokani, 23. Vereniki Goneva.

How to watch/stream
The Herald will have live updates of the match from 4.30pm. Spark Sport coverage starts at 4.15pm. Kickoff is at 4.45pm.

Head-to-head
Australia and Fiji have met 21 times prior to their World Cup opener, with the Wallabies winning 18 to Fiji’s two. The teams also drew 3-3 in 1961 in Melbourne.

Last match: The Wallabies eased to a 37-14 victory when they last faced Fiji, on 10 June 2017.

Prediction: Wallabies by 18

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Saturday marks the 99th occasion New Zealand and South Africa have crossed paths in international rugby.

Should things go to plan for both teams, their 100th meeting will be at the same venue—the International Stadium in Yokohama—in the Rugby World Cup final in six weeks’ time.

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Intriguing as it might be to think about the future, the All Blacks and the Springboks are firmly focused on the present.

Three-time winners, New Zealand arrives in Japan looking to become the first team in the history of the tournament to lift the Webb Ellis Cup three times in a row.

Their aura, however, has been slightly dented of late. The All Blacks lost on the road to Ireland in November last year just a week after narrowly beating England by a single point.

In this year’s Rugby Championship—the annual competition that pits the four main Southern Hemisphere teams against each other—the All Blacks narrowly beat Argentina, drew against South Africa and lost to Australia.

Having to face the Springboks at the pool stage for the first time in World Cup history has hardly eased the nerves in New Zealand, a country that places almost unparalleled pressure on their rugby team to deliver.

Furthermore, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen still does not have an automatic first-choice XV available. Brodie Retallick, one of the stars of the team, won’t play until the quarterfinals as he recovers from an injury, while Ryan Crotty has just returned to action.

The latter will start at 12 on Saturday, with the peerless Beauden Barrett selected at 15, with Richie Mo’unga at fly-half.

Having a settled side, in contrast, has been a crucial factor in South Africa’s transformation under Rassie Erasmus.

The former Munster coach has restored the Springboks as one of the dominant forces of world rugby and South Africa has been tipped as the team to halt the All Blacks’ dominance.

The Springboks drew 16-16 in Wellington against New Zealand in July and will again try to stifle New Zealand’s attacking flair with a suffocating defense on Saturday.

Under Erasmus, South Africa has gone back to basics, placing greater emphasis on a dominant scrum and imperious line-out.

The return of captain Siya Kolisi is the only change from the draw in Wellington and Erasmus expects another close encounter—the last three Tests between the teams have ended 82-82.

“You couldn’t say there is a favourite,” he said in his press conference.

“I think we have a healthy respect for each other’s capabilities but, in the end, it will come down to a small moment to decide a big game.”

Here’s all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks makes a break during the 2019 Rugby Championship Test Match between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium on July 27 in Wellington, New Zealand.
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When and where is the game?
New Zealand takes on South Africa at the International Stadium in Yokohama on Saturday, September 21.

Kick-off is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. local time (5:45 a.m. ET).

The venue will also host the World Cup final on November 2.

TV coverage
All 48 Rugby World Cup games will be broadcast exclusively in the U.S. by NBC Sports Gold. Fans can purchase a single match pass for $29.99, or a Rugby World Cup pass for $199.99.

An all-access premium package, which includes al 48 matches live and on-demand as well as season-long access to Rugby Pass for the 2019-20 season, comes in at $229.99.

Additionally, NBCSN will broadcast 26 games live, including the first game of the tournament on Friday, all Team USA matches and the final.

Live stream
Fans can follow the action in a number of ways. Live streams will be available via NBCSportsGold.com and NBC will broadcast the matches on desktop, mobile tablet and connected devices.

Live streams will also be available via Apple and Android devices, as well as Amazon Fire TV and Roku.

Series record
Saturday will be the 99th Test between New Zealand and South Africa. The All Blacks have won 58 times, while the Springboks have prevailed 36 times.

The last meeting between the two ended in a 16-16 draw in Wellington, New Zealand, in July.

Odds
According to Oddschecker, New Zealand is an 11/25 favorite, while South Africa is a 21/10 outsider and the draw is at 25/1.