The defending world champions South Africa return to action this afternoon as they take on minnows Romania in their second Pool B fixture. This match will take place at Stade de Bordeaux, France.
Romania were demolished by Ireland in their opening match in a 12-try blitz last week. On the other hand, South Africa Springboks started the tournament with a crucial victory last week, beating Scotland by 18-3.
A heavily rotated Springboks side will take on Romania and will look to pick up a bonus point with a big victory. A victory should see South Africa soaring with confidence ahead of the blockbuster encounter against World No. 1 side Ireland next weekend.
Here you can follow the South Africa vs Romania Rugby World Cup live stream, date, kick-off time, teams, head-to-head, and how to watch on TV.
- Rugby World Cup 2023
- South Africa vs. Romania | Pool B
- Date: Sunday, 17 September 2023
- Kick-off Time: 2:00 pm BST / 3:00 pm local time
- Venue: Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
South Africa vs Romania: Line-ups
South Africa XV
Le Roux; Williams, Moodie, Esterhuizen, Mapimpi; Willemse, Reinach; Vermeulen, Smith, Van Staden; Orie, Kleyn; Koch, Mbonambi (c), Nche.
Replacements: Fourie, Kitshoff, Nyakane, Snyman, Wiese, Hendrikse, De Klerk, Kriel.
Simionescu; Manumua, Tomane, Gontineac, Onutu; Vaovasa, Rupanu; Hartig, Cojocaru, Gordas; Motoc, Iftimiciuc; Gorin, Neculau, Chirica (captain).
Replacements: Irimescu, Savin, Cretu, Iancu, Stratila, Boboc, Conache, Pop.
This will only be the second meeting between South Africa and Romania in a test match. The two sides met in Cape Town in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
How to Watch South Africa vs Romania Rugby World Cup on TV?
The Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Romania will be available to watch live on ITV1 in the UK. The live coverage will begin at 1:30 pm BST before the 2:00 pm BST kick-off.
In South Africa, SuperSport will broadcast South Africa’s Rugby World Cup.
Fans can watch the Rugby World Cup matches on NBC in the United States and on Stan Sport in Australia. In New Zealand, the matches will be available live on Sky Sports NZ.
Here are the official TV and live-streaming broadcasters of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in different territories.
|Country||TV Channel||Live Stream|
|USA||NBC||Peacock, FuboTV, Sling|
|France||TF1, M6, France TV||MYTF1|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ, Prime||Sky Go|
|Australia||Stan Sport, Nine||Stan App, 9Now|
|South Africa||SuperSport||DStv App|
|Ireland||RTE, Virgin Media||RTE Player|
|Japan||J Sports, NHK, NTV||–|
|Italy||Sky Sports, RAI||Sky Go|
South Africa vs Romania Live Stream Free
Today’s South Africa vs Romania Rugby World Cup match live stream will be available on the ITVX app and website for free in the UK.
Here are the live-streaming options in different territories.
- UK: ITVX
- South Africa: DStv App, Showmax
- USA: Peacock, FuboTV, Sling Blue
- New Zealand: Sky Go
- Australia: Stan App
- Argentina: Star+
ITVX is the streaming home for all of ITV, meaning fans can enjoy the Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream on ITVX.
You can easily download the app from your app store. You can watch ITVX for free, or buy a premium subscription for £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year. ITVX Premium lets you watch ad-free and download shows to your mobile device.
Peacock will provide the live stream of all 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup in the USA.
To access all of the content Peacock has to offer, you can sign up for a Peacock Premium subscription at $5.99 a month (+tax) or $59.99 per year (+tax).
Cord cutters can watch the South Africa vs Romania RWC match live stream on NBC through FuboTV. The FuboTV pro pack comes at $74.99 per month and offers a 7-day free trial.