Japan continue their knockouts journey at Rugby World Cup 2019 will be against Springboks at the Tokyo Stadium. The matchups between Japan vs South Africa 4th quarter-finals scheduled to be held on Sunday 20th October at 10:15 GMT. Japan topped Pool A beating Ireland, Scotland, Russia and Samoa. South Africa came second in Pool B. They beat Namibia, Italy and Canada but lost to New Zealand. Check out Japan vs South Africa – 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final: What, when, how to watch online, squads and prediction.
When is it?
The knockouts 4th clash between Japan vs South Africa square off on Sunday 20 October 2019.
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What time is kick-off?
The matchups gets under way at 10:15 GMT, 11.15am BST, 19:15 local time. Overall, Japan vs South Africa have played each other on 2 previous occasions; of which Springboks have won 1 matches, whilst Japan have won 1 matches. Total points earned Japan 41 and Springboks 73.
Where is it?
Japan vs South Africa’s quarter-finals round of Rugby World Cup 2019 takes place in the Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan. The Stadium is currently called Ajinomoto Stadium as an abbreviated form, by naming rights; mostly a multi-purpose stadium. The stadium also hosts Rugby World Cup 2019 matches, including a few international matches, Top League games, Sometimes for Top League rugby games. The stadium was opened in March 2001. It has capacity of 49,970 seats.
What TV channel is it on?
All 48 games will be shown live on different streaming services. It depends on your location. ITV will be showing live coverage of the match from 10.25 am with the match available to stream live in the UK on the ITV Player. J Sports NTV, NHK and DAZN is hold their for the fans of Japan. SUPERSPORT will broadcast full game in South Africa. Supported devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets. Alternatively, you can follow all the action with our live streaming links before match begin. So bookmark this page and return on the game day to ensure you do not miss out.
Where to watch Japan vs South Africa live streaming?
The 2019 Rugby World Cup 44th match between Japan vs South Africa will be broadcasting Sunday, October 20, 2019. Performances live on ITV, J Sports NTV, NHK and DAZN and SUPERSPORT. In addition, you have the options to follow this matchups in different streaming service. Click here to find out Rugby World Cup broadcast Internationally.
When to watch Japan vs Springboks online?
The Japan vs Springboks matches will be available on the following devices and platforms: laptops, smartphones and tablets, iOS, Apple TV, Android, Chromecast, Kindle Fire, Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox, Windows 8, and Roku. There are a lot of options out there. RWCFixtures.Com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the Japan vs Springboks game on TV and online.
Japan have made one injury-enforced change to the starting line-up for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa, bringing Ryohei Yamanaka in at fullback in place of William Tupou. Coach Jamie Joseph also made two changes to the forwards on the bench with Wimpie van der Walt and Amanaki Lelei Mafi replacing fellow big men Uwe Helu and Hendrik Tui.
Japan are looking to repeat their heroics from the 2015 World Cup when they beat South Africa 34-32 in one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history.
Japan XV: Ryohei Yamanaka; Kotaro Matsushima, Timothy Lafaele, Ryoto Nakamura, Kenki Fukuoka; Yu Tamura, Yutaka Nagare; Keita Inagaki, Shota Horie, Jiwon Koo, Luke Thompson, James Moore, Michael Leitch (captain), Pieter Labuschagne, Kazuki Himeno
Replacements: Atsushi Sakate, Isileli Nakajima, Asaeli Ai Valu, Wimpie van der Walt, Amanaki Lelei Mafi, Fumiaki Tanaka Rikiya Matsuda, Lomano Lava Lemeki
South Africa have reverted back to the team that trounced Italy two weeks ago.
The Springboks – revealing their line-up a day earlier than expected – switch to a more familiar starting XV after making 13 changes for the 66-7 thrashing of Pool B minnows Canada in Kobe.
Only captain Siya Kolisi and inside centre Damian de Allende retain their starting berths following that match.
Rassie Erasmus opts for a monster pack with only two backs on the bench as he looks to nullify Japan’s pace.
South Africa XV: Le Roux; Kolbe, Am, De Allende, Mapimpi; Pollard, De Klerk; Mtawarira, Mbonambi, Malherbe; Etzebeth, De Jager; Kolisi, Du Toit, Vermeulen
Replacements: Marx, Kitshoff, Koch, Snyman, Mostert, Louw, H Jantjies, Steyn
What are the betting odds?
- Japan to win: 7/1
- South Africa to win: 2/11
- Draw: 50/1
Read the latest odds for the quarter-finals.
Japan vs South Africa prediction
Japan outclassed Scotland in the most entertaining game of the competition so far to reach the last eight, but that’s because the Scots play a similar, high-tempo game to the Japanese; it’s just that the Brave Blossoms did it better.
South Africa, on the other hand, will look to use their superior size to bludgeon their hosts into submission and will not give Japan the same amount of space to play in that Scotland did.
Predicted score: Japan 17 South Africa 37