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South Africa kick off their Rugby World Cup title defence with a tricky encounter against Scotland in Marseille this afternoon.
The Springboks lifted the Webb Ellis Cup for a record-equalling third time in Japan four years ago – beating England in the final – but they will need to be at their best to progress from a very difficult Pool B that also features Ireland, Tonga and Romania.
Ireland are currently ranked as the best side in the world so will be hard to beat and as only the top two teams go through to the quarter-final today’s clash will determine which of these two sides has the better chance of progressing.
Scotland will come into the match confident having held their own against a strong French team in a narrow defeat last month. For their part South Africa hammered New Zealand 35-7 in their final warm-up game so this match may not be a tough one to call.
Here’s everything you need to know plus get all the Rugby World Cup odds here as well as tips and odds for South Africa vs Scotland right here:
When is South Africa vs Scotland?
South Africa take on Scotland at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Sunday 1src September with kick-off at 4:45pm BST.
Where can I watch it?
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the Rugby World Cup on ITV 1, with coverage on the channel starting from 3.55 pm. The match is also a
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