Japan vs South Africa live stream: how to watch today’s Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final from anywhere. Japan will have the support of an entire nation behind them when they host the Springboks in a quarterfinal clash in Tokyo.
Michael Leitch will lead Japan into battle as they aim to keep their record run at the World Cup alive to progress to the final four.
MATCH CENTRE: Japan vs South Africa
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Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi will plot their downfall with South Africa heavily favored to advance all the way to the final.
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Japan have reached the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history off the back of four wins and some superb performances. Today’s game provides another test of their underdog status, but they can draw strength from their famous 32-34 win over South Africa in the 2015 RWC. You can watch the action as it happens with our Japan vs South Africa live stream guide.
South Africa come into today’s match as the highest scoring team of the 2019 Rugby World Cup having thrashed Canada in their final Pool match, but today’s game provides much sterner opposition.
Japan’s path to the knockout stages has been full of battling performances, and one wonders how much their resilient defending in the closing stages of their crucial last match agains Scotland will have taken out of them. Easily one of the best teams to watch in the tournament so far, if the hosts can get beyond their fatigue and harness their noise home support, they could well pull off another shock.
While confidence will up among the ranks of the Springboks, the team has a number of major injury doubts with scrum-half Herschel Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe and Francois Louw all doubtful, with coach Rassie Erasmus placing Ruan Pienaar on standby.
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