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Watch South Africa vs Italy Rugby World Cup 2019 live online free

Posted: 4 October 2019 8:17 am

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On Friday 4 October, it's a Rugby World Cup blockbuster with South Africa vs Italy and a likely finals berth on the line.

SUMMARY: The best value-for-money option when watching the Rugby World Cup live is through Kayo Sports. You can watch multiple RWC matches for free using this 14 day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

The Rugby World Cup (RWC) is now in full swing, we've seen upsets including Japan beating Ireland and Uruguay knocking off Fiji. The flow-on effect of this is the shake-up to the standings and there are now spots up for grabs to progress from the pool stage. One of those games that'll directly affect who advances is South Africa vs Italy.

These two Pool B teams seem destined to battle it out to finish runners-up and meet the winner of Pool A. Italy are undefeated after dispatching minnows Namibia and Canada, while South Africa have split both games, losing the opener to the All Blacks before annihilating Namibia.

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History of South Africa vs Italy

Overall South Africa and Italy have faced off 14 times since 1995, interestingly they have never played at a neutral venue. The Springboks though have won 13 of them and just the 1 win for the Italians which came in 2016. Although that win by Italy was a few years ago the sides have only played against each other once since and South Africa won 35-6.

When does South Africa vs Italy RWC match start?

South Africa vs Italy is at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, this Friday, at 7:45pm AEST. If you're interested in the other games too then check out our RWC schedule. In Australia other than Wallabies games, Rugby World Cup matches aren't available on free-to-air.

How to watch Springboks vs Azzuri Rugby World Cup

Rather than draw blood out of a stone, the best way to watch is on Kayo Sports with a 14-day free trial. Both South Africa and Italy have another match within the next 14 days so you're getting at least 2 games for free.

If during your trial you decide Kayo isn't your cup of tea you can cancel it and not be charged. Or if you find it a bit of alright you can receive a basic subscription for $25/month. You could even split the cost with a friend as it gives you access to two devices at once. Not bad for a service that has over 50 sports including all RWC games (including finals).

Fortunately for subscribers Kayo is compatible with almost any device. Most importantly you can get it on the big screen via Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV or Telstra TV. It's accessible on PCs, Macs, iOS or Android devices.

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South Africa vs Italy team lists

South Africa Springboks team:

1. Tendai Mtawarira
2. Mbongeni Mbonambi
3. Frans Malherbe
4. Eben Etzebeth
5. Lodewyk De Jager
6. Siya Kolis (C)
7. Pieter-Steph Du Toit
8. Duane Vermeulen
9. Faf de Klerk
10. Handre Pollard
11. Makazole Mapimpi
12. Damian de Allende
13. Lukhanyo Am
14. Cheslin Kolbe
15. Willie Le Roux

16. Malcolm Marx
17. Steven Kitshoff
18.Vincent Koch
19. RG Snyman
20. Franco Mostert
21. Francois Louw
22. Herschel Jantjies
23. Frans Steyn

Italy Azzuri team:

1. Andrea Lovotti
2. Luca Bigi
3. Simone Ferrari
4. David Sisi
5. Dean Budd
6. Braam Steyn
7. Jake Polledri
8. Sergio Parisse (C)
9. Tito Tebaldi
10. Tommaso Allan
11. Michele Campagnaro
12. Jayden Hayward
13. Luca Morisi
14. Tommaso Benvenuti
15. Matteo Minozzi

16. Federico Zani
17. Nicola Quaglio
18. Marco Riccioni
19. Alessandro Zanni
20. Federico Ruzza
21. Sebastian Negri
22. Callum Braley
23. Carlo Canna

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