Watch South Africa v Ireland live stream: how to watch the Rugby ...

22 Sep 2023

The holders tackle World Rugby's number one ranked team in the most eagerly anticipated game of the pool stages

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It’s the game everyone has been waiting for at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. So make sure you’ve got your South Africa v Ireland live stream details locked in to watch wherever you are, including details of how to watch for FREE on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK, and RTÉ Player in Ireland.

Stade de France is hosting this heavyweight Pool B showdown, with kick-off coming at 8:00pm (BST) on Saturday 23 September. If you’re tuning in from outside your country, you can use a VPN to watch South Africa v Ireland FOR FREE from abroad via ExpressVPN.

Ireland and South Africa both have two wins from their opening rounds of the Rugby World Cup, with Ireland just ahead in the Pool B standings having secured one more bonus point. It’s going to be a monumental Test match that attracts millions of viewers from around the world.

Make sure you do not miss out on an South Africa v Ireland live stream when the match gets underway on Saturday by following the information below. We have details of all the Rugby World Cup fixtures and how to watch them right here, and if you scroll down to the end of the article you can find the kick-off time where you are.

South Africa’s Faf de Klerk breaks against Ireland in 2022

ITV have the exclusive rights to show the Rugby World Cup to UK audiences – including South Africa v Ireland. Kick-off is at 8:00pm (BST) Saturday 23 September, with coverage starting on ITV1 at 7:15pm.

All matches can be streamed FREE on ITVX. They also have an amazing app that works on almost all your smart devices. Just search for the app on any device, phone or console you have.

If you’re outside of the UK, but want your usual coverage, it’s best to check out ExpressVPN (which comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee) and follow the instructions below. As well as a VPN, you’ll need a valid TV licence to watch ITVX when abroad.

Watch South Africa v Ireland: live stream from outside your country

If you want to watch the Rugby World Cup action from your country’s broadcaster, but are abroad, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.

Our fine colleagues at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and lets you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.

Plus, ExpressVPN comes with the added benefit of a 30-day money back guarantee and three months free with a yearly plan.

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South Africa v Ireland: live stream for FREE from South Africa

It’s the biggest test so far for the defending Rugby World Cup champions, and – as with every game of the tournament – SuperSport has rights to the match. Kick-off is at 9:00pm on Saturday 23 September, with build-up starting at 7:45pm.

There are various SuperSport packages available, whether you want to watch via DStv or stream.

A sub-licensing deal has also ensured that all Springboks matches (including South Africa v Ireland) will be available free-to-air on SABC, with selected games available on the SABC Plus streaming service. However, restrictions within the deal mean that millions of viewers on the Openview platform will not be able to view the matches carried by SABC.

Watch Springboks v Ireland: live stream for FREE from Ireland

This is massive for Ireland. If they’re going to turn their world number one ranking into a first Rugby World Cup win, they’ll need to win games when it truly matters.

In Ireland, the 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup are available to watch FOR FREE, with coverage shared between RTÉ and Virgin Media Television.

RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player have the privilege of showing Ireland’s biggest game in the pool stages. It kicks off at 8:00pm in Ireland, with the build-up getting underway at 7:00pm.

If you’re going to be away from home, you can use ExpressVPN to watch South Africa v Ireland FOR FREE from abroad.

Watch Springboks v Ireland: live stream from the USA

In the USA, South Africa v Ireland kicks off at 3:00pm (ET), 12:00pm (PT) on Saturday 23 September.

The match will be streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $5.99 a month. You can find subscription information here:

Get Peacock Premium. Springboks v Ireland: live stream from New Zealand

Barring a big shock, the All Blacks will be facing one of these two nations in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup. So rugby fans in New Zealand will be keeping close eyes on South Africa v Ireland on Sky Sport NZ.

A Rugby World Cup 2023 Pass is available for $89.99, giving you access to all 48 matches live and on demand.

Kick-off for South Africa v Ireland is at 7:00am New Zealand time on Sunday 24 September.

Watch Springboks v Ireland: live stream from Australia

Australian rugby fans will be tuning in to Stan Sport, as the streaming platform will show all 48 Rugby World Cup matches, ad-free, live and on demand.

Kick-off in Australia for South Africa v Ireland is at 5:00am on Sunday 24 September.

It costs $15 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan. There is also a 30-day free trial available so you can give Stan a run out first – though this does not apply to Stan Sport.

Get Stan Sport Watch South Africa v Ireland: live stream for FREE from Europe

World Rugby’s RugbyPass TV streaming service is providing English language Rugby World Cup live streams FOR FREE in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Malta, Slovakia and Ukraine.

TF1 have the broadcast rights in France – however, they have also agreed a sub-licensing deal for 28 of the 48 matches with commercial broadcaster M6 and public-service broadcaster France Télévisions as well. Kick off is at 9:00pm French time.

In Italy, Rai and Sky Italia are sharing the rights to show the World Cup. South Africa v Ireland kicks off at 9:00pm in Italy.

Springboks v Ireland: live stream for FREE from Asia

World Rugby’s RugbyPass TV streaming service is providing Rugby World Cup live streams FOR FREE in China, Mongolia, Myanmar, South Korea, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

beIN Sports is the place to go to watch a South Africa v Ireland live stream in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. All 48 matches of the tournament will be available on the beIN Sports Connect app, and on dedicated pop-up channel beIN Sports Rugby.

In some countries (including Hong Kong, Singapore and Philippines), Rugby World Cup matches are not included as part of your usual BeIN Sports subscription. To watch the tournament, you’ll need to pay for an additional RWC Pass, which will give you access to all the matches. (Prices vary by country.)

Get BEin Sports Connect. Springboks v Ireland: kick-off times

UK: 8:00pm South Africa: 9:00pm Ireland: 8:00pm USA: 9:00am ET, 12:00pm PT Australia: 5:00am (AEST), Sunday 24 September New Zealand: 7:00am, Sunday 24 September. France: 9:00pm

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