South Africa vs Canada : Two-time champion South Africa seeks a bonus-point win at the expense of Canada to be certain of advancing to the quarterfinals in the only Rugby World Cup match on Tuesday.
The teams meet indoors in Kobe’s Misaki Stadium, and both teams are wary of controlling possession. All three previous games in Kobe — England-United States, Scotland-Samoa, Ireland-Russia — have suffered from more than 30 handling errors each in humid conditions. But the Tier One side has won each time.
The Springboks have rebounded from their opening loss to New Zealand by beating Namibia 57-3 and 14-man Italy 49-3, and expect their second-string team to manage Canada.
The Canadians have lost to Italy 48-7 and to New Zealand 63-0, and are building to a last Pool B match against Namibia this weekend.
South Africa vs Canada Live: South Africa vs Canada Live Stream Online Free Channel, South Africa captain Siya Kolisi accepts his side will be taking a leap into the unknown when they face Canada for the first time in nearly 20 years as they look to book their place in the World Cup quarter-finals. A bonus-point win for the Springboks will all but assure the two-time world champions of entry into the last eight. Tuesday’s Pool B match at the Kobe Misaki Stadium will be just the third time the two countries have met and the first since South Africa’s 51-18 victory over Canada in East London in 2000 – when current Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus was playing for the home side.
Kolisi, who will be starting his third match in four games as he continues his return to match-fitness after a knee injury, said a South Africa side showing 13 changes from the team that beat Italy 49-3 last time had to focus on their own performance.
South Africa could face Japan in the quarter-finals in a repeat of the ‘Miracle of Brighton’ when the Brave Blossoms stunned the Springboks 34-32 in the greatest World Cup upset of them all four years ago.
Prediction: Stranger things happen at sea, but South Africa are tipped to win by 62 or more.The Springboks sit second on ten points, thanks to their better head-to-head record over Italy – but a bonus point victory over the North Americans would secure their spot in the next round.What time does South Africa vs Canada kick off?
This Rugby World Cup Pool B clash will take place on Tuesday, October 8.
It kicks off at 11.15am UK time – that is 7.15pm in Japan, 6.15am in Canada and 12.15pm in South Africa.
The match is being held at Misaki Park Stadium in Kobe.
What TV channel is South Africa vs Canada on and can I live stream it?
South Africa vs Canada is live on ITV4, with coverage underway from 10.45am.
To live stream, you can head to ITV Hub or TV Player.
SuperSport is the South African broadcaster for the Rugby World Cup, while TSN have the Canadian rights.While Canada has faced New Zealand in three of the last five Rugby World Cups, they’ve faced South Africa only once in the quadrennial tournament, in a game still known as the Battle of Boet Eramus, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1995.