How to watch Japan vs South Africa: live stream Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final from anywhere now
Japan have reached the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history off the back of four wins and some superb performances. Today’s game provides another test of their underdog status, but they can draw strength from their famous win over today’s opponents four years ago? You can watch the action as it happens with our Japan vs South Africa live stream guide.
South Africa come into today’s match as the highest scoring team of the 2019 Rugby World Cup having thrashed Canada in their final Pool match, but today’s game provides much sterner opposition.
Live stream Japan vs South Africa – where and when
This quarter-final clash takes place at the 49,970 Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo today.
The game kicks off at 7.15pm JST local time – that’s an 12.15am SAST start for Springbok supporters, and an 11.15am BST kick-off for rugby fans tuning in from the UK.
Japan’s path to the knockout stages has been full of battling performances, and one wonders how much their resilient defending in the closing stages of their crucial last match agains Scotland will have taken out of them. Easily one of the best teams to watch in the tournament so far, if the hosts can get beyond their fatigue and harness their noise home support, they could well pull off another shock.
While confidence will up among the ranks of the Springboks, the team has a number of major injury doubts with scrum-half Herschel Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe and Francois Louw all doubtful, with coach Rassie Erasmus…