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Ireland v South Africa: Everything You Need To Know

Ireland v South Africa: Everything You Need To Know
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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The #1 side in the world will take on the world champions on Saturday evening, when Ireland host South Africa in Dublin. It's a tantalising game, and we have all the info you need on how to follow the match.

Ireland v South Africa: All you need to know

Ireland v South Africa kick-off time

Ireland v South Africa will kick off at 5:30pm Irish time in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Where to watch Ireland v South Africa on TV

Ireland v South Africa will be broadcast on Virgin Media in Ireland. Coverage of the game will start at 4:30pm on Virgin Media Two.

The game will also be available to stream on Prime Video for subscribers.

Ireland will wear a dark change kit for the game, something which has caused controversy due to the issues this may cause for colour blind viewers.

READ HERE: World Colour Blindness Group Call Out Ludicrous Ireland v South Africa Kit Clash

Team news

Ireland have named a strong side for the game, with a few changes enforced through injury. Robbie Henshaw was ruled out of the game through injury on Friday morning, forcing coach Andy Farrell to bring in Stuart McCloskey, and promote Jimmy O'Brien to the bench.


Robert Baloucoune will get a third cap for Ireland on the wing, while Conor Murray will earn his 100th cap at scrum half.


Meanwhile, an unusual Springboks team includes Cheslin Kolbe in the unfamiliar territory of full back and the young Damien Willemse slotting in at fly half.

It's a strong team from South Africa which includes Damian De Allende, who spent the past few seasons with Munster before his departure over the summer.


Other Autumn Internationals Fixtures this weekend

There is plenty of rugby for fans to enjoy this weekend. Alongside the game in Dublin, there are Autumn Internationals for all of the Six Nations sides to look forward to.

Saturday November 5

1pm: Italy v Samoa, Prime Video

1pm: Scotland v Fiji, Prime Video


3:15pm: Wales v New Zealand, Prime Video

8pm: France v Australia, Prime Video

Sunday November 6

2:15pm: England v Argentina, Prime Video


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