Australia-South Africa Rugby Championship kick-off time in UK, TV channel, live news and team news

South Africa and Australia stick together on Sunday as the 2021 Rugby Championship continues in Brisbane.

Quade Cooper’s dying penalty shocked the world champions last week on the Gold Coast as the Wallabies claimed a late victory.

Jacques Nienaber’s side will now seek revenge for last week’s loss – setting up a fascinating battle.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match:

When is South Africa vs. Australia? What time is the kick-off?

Australia-South Africa takes place on Saturday September 18 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The match starts at 8:05 am UK time.

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What TV channel is South Africa vs. Australia on? What about live streaming?

For UK viewers, South Africa vs. Australia will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event, with coverage starting at 7.15am on Arena and 8.00am on Main Event. Sky Sports customers can live stream the coverage through the Sky Go app or online.

How to watch the game if you don’t have Sky Sports

You can watch Sky Sports without subscribing by becoming a NOW TV Sports member.

You can buy a one-day subscription (£ 9.98) to Sky Sports to watch on your TV, phone and tablet, while monthly passes are also available. You can purchase these passes on the NOW website.

What is the news of the South Africa team against Australia?

Nic White returns to the Wallabies starting the XV for the second rugby championship test against South Africa in less than a week, while Quade Cooper’s victorious performance against the world champions last weekend has him allowed to start over.

The seasoned White gets the green light alongside Cooper as half-back in the only change to Australia’s backline, winning his first start in a year after replacing injured Tate McDermott at the shin, at half-time on Sunday.

Skipper Michael Hooper will outshine George Gregan for the most tests as captain in his 60th armband-wearing game when he runs out at Suncorp Stadium in a back row set alongside blind flank Lachlan Swinton and the n ° 8 Rob Valetini.

In the first row, Taniela Tupou will also start – for the second time only in 2021 – against the Springboks on her home ground, where the Wallabies have been undefeated since 2016, winning eight consecutive Tests at Brisbane stronghold. Tupou is joined by the return of James Slipper and Folau Fainga’a to hooker.

The Springboks, who won their first two games of the rugby championship against Argentina, have resisted the temptation to make sweeping changes.

Coach Jacques Nienaber brought in Marvin Orie to replace Jager’s lock Lood, and Trevor Nyakane was named as the free head.

Australia : Tom Banks; Andrew Kellaway, Len Ikitau, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete; Quade Cooper, Nic White; James Slipper, Folau Fainga’a, Taniela Topou, Izack Rodda, Matt Phillip, Lachlan Swinton, Michael Hooper (c), Rob Valetini.

Representatives : Feleti Kaitu’u, Angus Bell, Tom Robertson, Darcy Swain, Pete Samu, Tate McDermott, Reece Hodge, Jordan Petaia.

South Africa : Willie le Roux; Sbu Nkosi, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk; Trevor Nyakana, Bongo Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Marvin Orie, Siya Kolisi (c), Franco Mostert, Duane Vermeulen.

Representatives : Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Marco van Staden, Kwagga Smith, Jasper Wiese, Herschel Jantjies, Damian Willemse.

Who is the referee South Africa vs Australia?

Matthew Carley (England) was named the match referee.

England’s Luke Pearce and Graham Cooper of Rugby Australia are his assistants.

Australian Brett Cronan will be the TMO.

What did the coaches say?

Australia Head Coach Dave Rennie: “It’s not just game day, it’s the way they train, they prepare. He (Quade Cooper) looked sharp and we were confident Quade was ready to go.

“We are not afraid to make courageous decisions. We need to support each other if we think they are the right fit.

“We were really proud of our men’s effort last Sunday and are well aware of the ferocity an injured Springboks team will bring to Suncorp Stadium.”

South Africa Head Coach Jacques Nienaber: “Australia were desperate to win last week and it showed in the way they played.

“We know what we’re capable of as a team and we created enough opportunities to win last week, but we didn’t take advantage of it.

“So we are supporting our systems and structures and now it is about being as efficient as possible in executing our plan.”

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