Springboks v Los Pumas: TV details, team news and kick-off time


The Springboks will likely need a big win over Los Pumas to win this year’s rugby championship.

South Africa currently sit level on points with New Zealand on 14 points at the top of the rugby championship table, although the All Blacks sit first on points difference.

New Zealand have a 41-point lead while South Africa have a +28 points difference, both sides will go into the finals very cautiously.

South Africa will know exactly what to do before kick-off against Argentina as New Zealand play Australia a few hours earlier this morning where anything could range from a bonus point gained to a bonus point lost.

Argentina technically have a chance of winning the rugby championship by a bonus point win, although realistically they will be aiming for a win of any kind against the reigning world champions.

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Springboks vs Los Pumas: How can I watch the game live on TV?

The game will be streamed live on Sky Sports Mix on Saturday 24 September. Coverage begins at 3:55pm Irish time with kick-off at 4:05pm.

Good news for those without a Sky Sports package: Sky TV and Virgin Media TV customers can both access Sky Sports Mix with a standard package.

Sky Sports can also be accessed via a NOW TV subscription.

Team News.

Both teams must name their gameday rosters by Thursday at the latest, although as usual the Springboks named their side early.

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Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber has made two changes to his starting squad as Frans Steyn will start in the outside half in place of the injured Damian Willemse, while Pieter-Steph du Toit replaces Franco Mostert as a flanker.

Bongi Mbonambi was called up after recovering from a knee injury, while Kurt-Lee Arendse is also a substitute after serving his suspension for a dangerous tackle on Beauden Barrett.

Argentina have no new injury concerns after the 20-36 defeat by South Africa in Buenos Aires, although head coach Michael Cheika often makes a number of changes to his team every week.

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Cheika has named a 29-man squad for the Durban trip, with Ignacio Calles and Mayo Vivas called up while Santiago Medrano, Santiago Grondona, Tomás Albornoz, Santiago Cordero, Rodrigo Bruni, Eliseo Morales and Thomas Gallo have been sacked.

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