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The Springboks will be facing England in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals this Saturday at 21:00 at the Saint-Denis stadium; this is everything you need to know.

 

South Africa (17 October 2023) – And just like that, it is prep time for the Rugby World Cup semi-finals. The anticipation for this game is positively bubbling in South Africa and England. Both sides are vying for the finals and the last time we faced England in this much brewing anticipation, it was the 2019 finals which we went on to win!

If we thought the SA v France game was intense, we are pretty sure this weekend is set to match that!

“World No.8 ranked side Argentina – semi-finalists in 2007 and 2015 – will take on three-time champions New Zealand.

Rugby World Cup 2003 winners England play reigning champions South Africa, who are searching for a record fourth title. All matches will take place at Stade de France in Saint-Denis.” – World Rugby

World Rugby have released the weekend lineup for the semi-final matches and it looks like this:

Friday, 20 October

SF1 – 21:00: Argentina v New Zealand – Stade de France

Saturday, 21 October

SF2 – 21:00: England v South Africa – Stade de France

As of yesterday, South Africa now ranks as world number 1 according to World Rugby.

“Ireland have dropped two places to third with the triumphant All Blacks moving up to second, 1.57 points behind the new pacesetters South Africa, who ejected hosts France from their own party with a breathtaking 29-28 win in an equally epic Saint-Denis quarter-final.

The Springboks now have a rating of 92.48 points compared to New Zealand’s 90.91 with Ireland third on 90.57.”

So the heat is on! And the fires for the braai have not even been lit yet… We will keep sharing all the stories of hope and encouragement in the buildup to the game this weekend. As for the referees and TMOs for the game, we will keep you posted.


Sources: World Rugby
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