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Boks Ireland Rugby 2022: Return of the Kolbe at fullback for Springboks

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The Springboks Ireland Rugby Game for the 27th time on Saturday, 5 November at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Ireland takes on world champions South Africa in an autumn international this weekend. Here’s all you need to know about the match.

It was a tough game and a low point for us as a team. But it was five years ago. (Saturday) is still going to be a really tough challenge, but hopefully it will be a better day at the office.

Where and when is it on Boks Ireland Rugby?

Saturday’s Boks v Ireland Rugby match takes place at the Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road in Dublin with a 5.30pm kick-off.

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Kick-off is at 19:30 (SA time).

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Where can I watch Boks vs Ireland Rugby match?

The Boks vs Ireland Rugby game will be shown live on Virgin Media Two with coverage starting at 4.30pm. It will also be streamed on the Virgin Media Player.

Springboks vs Ireland Rugby Match Preview

The first clash between the two proud rugby-playing nations took place almost exactly 116 years ago when on 26 November 1906 South Africa won 15-12 at the Balmoral Showgrounds in Belfast.

In the 26 Tests played to date, South Africa have won 18 with Ireland emerging victorious on seven occasions.

There has been one draw (8-8 in 1970 at Landsdowne Road in Dublin).

Of those 26 Tests played, 16 have been held in Ireland.

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Rugby Game Today Fixtures


Italy v Samoa (1pm, Stadio Plebiscito)

Scotland v Fiji (1pm, BT Murrayfield)

Wales v New Zealand (3.15pm, Principality Stadium)

Ireland v South Africa (5.30pm, Aviva Stadium)

France v Australia (8pm, Stade de France)


England v Argentina (2.15pm, Twickenham)

Springbok team to play Ireland: Cheslin Kolbe; Kurt-Lee Arendse, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimipi; Damian Willemse, Jaden Hendrikse; Jasper Wiese, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi (capt); Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth; Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Ox Nche, Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Deon Fourie, Kwagga Smith; Faf de Klerk, Willie le Roux.


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