The Principality Stadium in Cardiff braces for an epic showdown as Wales takes on reigning champions South Africa in their ultimate Rugby World Cup warm-up match. This game carries immense significance, as it’s the last chance for Warren Gatland, Wales’ respected coach, to assess his squad before unveiling the final tournament lineup.
Wales has already showcased their form in two warm-up encounters, securing a solid 20-9 triumph against England on home turf.
Gatland has implemented a strategic reshuffle for the impending face-off with the Springboks, offering several players a final opportunity to stake their claim for a coveted spot in the World Cup squad.
Here’s your comprehensive guide to the Wales v South Africa showdown:
Match Time: Kick-off is slated for 3.15 pm local time on Saturday, August 19, at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. This fixture holds particular weight for Wales, being their closing act on the Rugby World Cup warm-up stage before Gatland finalizes his 33-man roster on Monday. On the other side, the Springboks are set to take on New Zealand on Friday, August 25, in their last warm-up fixture before embarking on their journey to France.
Broadcast Details: The clash will be available for live viewing on Amazon Prime Video, complete with commentary options in both English and Welsh. Amazon holds the exclusive broadcasting rights for all Six Nations teams’ World Cup warm-up matches this summer.
Anticipation is at an all-time high as both Wales and South Africa aim to fine-tune their strategies and solidify their squads ahead of the imminent Rugby World Cup.