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Watch South Africa v Australia live stream: how to watch the opening Rugby Championship match
A South Africa v Australia live stream will be a hot ticket on Saturday. This article is here to help you watch the opening fixture of the 2023 Rugby Championship wherever you are.
As they head into their first match of this year’s tournament, the Springboks and the Wallabies will be aiming to get their hands back on the trophy after long waits since claiming the title. Australia last won the tournament in 2015, while South Africa claimed it in 2019, before going on to win the World Cup.
Australia come into the tournament under new coach Eddie Jones. It will be the former England boss’s first Rugby Championship since he was re-appointed as the country’s coach after his first stint from 2001-2005. He took the helm in January after being fired as England’s head coach and is looking towards the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in September. Below we detail how to watch the first match of their campaign – including details on using ExpressVPN to watch from abroad.
The Springboks’ campaign has already been hit with a blow though as Ox Nché has been ruled out of their clash with Australia through injury. Nché’s injury will keep him out for several weeks, meaning he is unlikely to make an appearance in the Rugby Championship.
“It’s never ideal to lose a player to injury days before an important Test match, but unfortunately it’s part of the game,” said South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber. “We are particularly sad for Ox because he’s been working very hard in the last few months and making a great contribution on and off the field. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
Experienced prop Steven Kitshoff has replaced him in the squad for the Wallabies game and Gerhard Steenekamp has been called up into the squad.
Who will claim the spoils at the final whistle? Make sure you don’t miss a second of the action as we explain how to watch South Africa v Australia live stream.
The Wallabies have never won at the ground, taking on a Springbok side looking to hit form before their Rugby World Cup defence in September.
It will kick off the Rugby Championship for 2023, followed by Argentina hosting the All Blacks in Mendoza.
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