Rugby has always been an integral part of South Africa’s sporting landscape, and the national team, affectionately known as the Springboks, has a rich history of triumph and passion in the Rugby World Cup.
South Africa has participated in seven of the nine Rugby World Cup tournaments, hosting and winning the tournament in 1995. They further added to their championship tally in 2007 and 2019.
Tied with New Zealand All Blacks for tournament wins, the Springboks have shown they are a force to be reckoned with on the global stage. As we head towards the 2023 Rugby World Cup, anticipation is high.
Rugby World Cup South Africa Fixtures 2023
|Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023
|South Africa v Scotland
|Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
|Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023
|South Africa v Romania
|Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
|Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023
|South Africa v Ireland
|Stade de France, Saint-Denis
|Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023
|South Africa v Tonga
|Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Which channel is it on in South Africa?
Rugby fanatics in South Africa can catch all the exciting World Cup action live on SuperSport, which holds exclusive rights to broadcast all matches in the country.
MultiChoice, DStv and SuperSport’s parent company plans to air the 2023 Rugby World Cup matches in 4K resolution in a potentially groundbreaking move.
How to Watch Rugby World Cup live stream in South Africa?
For fans preferring to stream the matches, DStv’s streaming plan offers all Rugby World Cup matches through its DStv app or web browser.
DStv Premium is the key to accessing all of SuperSport’s rugby channels, ensuring you won’t miss a moment of the World Cup action.
Which Pool will South Africa play in Rugby World Cup 2023?
The Springboks are set to compete in Pool B, along with Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, and Romania. Despite their historic achievements, the Springboks are considered the second favourites to win this group, owing largely to recent test match outcomes where Ireland has come out on top.
The Springboks should not be underestimated given their historic form in the tournament. Key players such as Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth, and RG Snyman have proven to be some of the world’s best rugby players, and they will be looking to shine in the 2023 tournament.
However, the team must overcome their recent habit of slow starts in tournaments to progress through the group stages successfully.
How many times does South Africa Host Rugby World Cup?
South Africa has had the privilege of hosting the Rugby World Cup once, in 1995. It was a momentous occasion as it marked their return to international sporting events after the end of apartheid.
When did South Africa Rugby win World Cup?
The Springboks have triumphed in the Rugby World Cup three times. They clinched their first victory when they hosted the tournament in 1995, later winning in 2007 and most recently in 2019.
As we edge closer to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, anticipation is building for what promises to be a thrilling tournament.
South Africa, with their robust team and historic prowess, are poised to add some compelling twists and turns to the competition.
Will the Springboks secure a fourth Rugby World Cup title? Only time will tell. Until then, watch SuperSport for all the live action and cheer on the Springboks as they compete on the global stage.