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South Africa v Wales: How to watch, TV channel, kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

Wales take to a rugby pitch for the first time since their dismal showing at the 2024 Six Nations when they take on South Africa, who are playing their first match since lifting the World Cup last October.

Many of the Webb Ellis Cup winning side are set to take part in the meeting with Warren Gatland’s men, and a tough day at the office is expected for Wales in this Twickenham encounter.

How to watch South Africa v Wales and TV channel

South Africa v Wales will be broadcast live in the UK and is available to watch on Sky Sports Action, BBC iPlayer and S4C.

South Africa v Wales kick-off time, date and venue

South Africa v Wales will take place at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday 22nd June 2024, with kick-off at 14:00.

South Africa v Wales stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

South Africa and Wales have faced each other on 41 separate occasions to date, with the Springboks boasting the far superior head-to-head record with 33 wins, including their most recent meeting in Cardiff where the Boks stormed to a 52-16 victory in August 2023.

Of the five meetings played at neutral venues, Wales have been victorious just once - with that success coming in a 2018 summer international in Washington D.C as they beat the Springboks 22-20.

South Africa v Wales head-to-head record (H2H)

South Africa wins




Wales wins


* H2H stats refer to all competitions.

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South Africa v Wales team news

South Africa team news

Fly-half Jordan Hendrikse and winger Edwill van der Merwe are set to make their debuts for the Springboks, while prop Vincent Koch will make his 50th international appearance.

10 members of the matchday squad featured in the World Cup final, with Eben Etzebeth and Faf de Klerk both set to start at Twickenham.

Wales team news

Scrum-half Ellis Bevan will make his debut for his country from the off, while hooker Dewi Lake is set to take the captaincy.

Liam Williams will feature for Wales on the wing for the first time since the 2023 World Cup, while the likes of Eddie James, Jacob Beetham and James Ratti will all be hoping to represent Wales for the first time off of the bench.

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