France vs South Africa – Rugby World Cup 2023: Two titans meet in epic quarter-final clash – stream FREE, TV, line-ups | The Sun
SOUTH AFRICA meet Rugby World Cup hosts France in Sunday's quarter-final showdown between two titans.
The Springboks came through Pool B relatively easily – only losing once to pool-toppers Ireland – and look in good nick.
France powered to the top of Pool A with a perfect four-in-four record – beating three-time champions New Zealand in their opener.
Les Bleus romped to a 96-0 victory against minnows Namibia before dismantling the Italians 60-7 on Friday in their final two pool games.
But Jacques Nienaber's Boks will also come to the Stade de France in a red-hot form – having pummelled Romania 76-0 and running through Tonga 49-18 on Sunday.
When is France vs South Africa?
- France's World Cup encounter against South Africa is set to take place on Sunday, October 15.
- Kick off is set to get underway at 8pm BST.
- The allocated venue, the Stade de France in Paris, can hold 80,000 fans.
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What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- France vs South Africa will be broadcast LIVE on ITV 1.
- Coverage will begin 7:15pm BST – 45 minutes before kick-off.
- Fans can also stream the entire match live on ITVX.
- Alternatively, follow SunSport's blog for minute-by-minute coverage including pre-match and post-match reaction.
Can I watch it for FREE?
Fans can watch France vs South Africa for FREE as long as you have a valid TV license in the UK.
What is the team news?
French captain Antoine Dupont has been named to start just three weeks after suffering a fractured cheekbone.
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France XV: 15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Damian Penaud, 13 Gael Fickou, 12 Jonathan Danty, 11 Louis Bielle-Biarrey, 10 Matthieu Jalibert, 9 Antoine Dupont (c); 1 Cyril Baille, 2 Peato Mauvaka, 3 Uini Atonio, 4 Cameron Woki, 5 Thibaud Flament, 6 Anthony Jelonch, 7 Charles Ollivon, 8 Gregory Alldritt.
France replacements: 16 Pierre Bourgarit, 17 Reda Wardi, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Francois Cros, 21 Sekou Macalou, 22 Maxime Lucu, 23 Yoram Moefana.
Springboks manager Rassie Erasmus has thrown a spanner in the works by fielding fly-half Handre Pollard and scrum-half Faf de Klerk from the start.
South Africa XV: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Cobus Reinach; 1 Steven Kitshoff, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 3 Frans Malherbe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 5 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 8 Duane Vermeulen.
South Africa replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Willie Le Roux.
What are the latest odds?
- Ireland to win 8/11
- Draw 14/1
- New Zealand to win 6/5
*Odds courtesy of Paddy Power and are correct at time of publication
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