Springboks vs Canada : South Africa are expected to breeze past Canada in Tuesday’s Rugby World Cup, and are expected to rest key players ahead of the knockout stages
The Springboks have won their Pool B ties against Italy and Namibia, but lost their opener against defending champions Zimbabwe.
South Africa’s players will be given two days off after the Canada match to spend time with their families having already been in Japan for five weeks.
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.
Canada’s coach Kingsley Jones has made six changes to the side that lost 63-0 to world champions New Zealand in their last outing, with props Hubert Buydens and Jake Ilnicki either side of hooker Andrew Quattrin in a completely new front row.
Ticket target hit
Rugby World Cup organisers announced on Friday they had hit their target of selling 1.8 million tickets during the tournament.
Despite fears that crowds might be sparse in Japan, not a traditional rugby nation, fans have turned out in their droves, packing stadiums even for games not involving tournament heavyweights.
World Rugby chief Bill Beaumont said the tournament had “captured the hearts and minds of a nation and the global rugby family” and congratulated the Japanese organised for hitting their milestone.
There are now a “limited” number of tickets available on the official ticketing website, as sponsors and nations hand back some seats, organisers said.
“While tickets remain available, our advice to fans is to only buy through official channels to avoid being disappointed,” said Beaumont.
Ticket prices vary widely, from 100,000 yen ($936) for the best seats at the final, to 2,000 yen for the cheapest entry to the pool game between USA v Tonga.