The series comes down to the third Test in Cape Town

South Africa v Wales live stream: How to watch the 2022 Test series

What a difference a couple of weeks makes.

Many had predicted a 3-0 series win for South Africa this July, but after pushing the hosts all the way in Pretoria, Wales levelled things up with a win in Bloemfontein last weekend thanks to Gareth Anscombe’s conversion of Josh Adams’s late try.

Wales have been able to stick with a familiar team for the decisive third Test in Cape Town, Adams the only change as he comes onto the wing for the injured Alex Cuthbert.

A rib injury forced Gareth Anscombe to withdraw from his place on the bench on match day, with Rhys Patchell coming in. Then, just before kick-off, Taulupe Faletau was ruled out. Josh Navidi started at No 8 and Taine Basham came onto the bench.

The Springboks, having made 14 changes to their starting line-up for the second Test, have rotated again this week. Jacques Nienaber has brought back ten of the players who started the first Test, the likes of Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am and Siya Kolisi.

He has stuck with the half-back combination of Handre Pollard and Jaden Hendrikse from the second Test, though, with Faf de Klerk on the bench.

There are milestones, too, for Eben Etzebeth, who will win his 100th cap, and Bongi Mbonambi, who is making his 50th Test appearance.

Below we explain how you can watch the match and these are the two match-day line-ups.

South Africa: Damian Willemse; Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Handre Pollard, Jaden Hendrikse; Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Siya Kolisi (captain), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jasper Wiese.

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Kwagga Smith, Elrigh Louw, Faf de Klerk, Willie le Roux.

Wales: Liam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Nick Tompkins, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar (captain), Kieran Hardy; Gareth Thomas, Ryan Elias, Dillon Lewis, Will Rowlands, Adam Beard, Dan Lydiate, Tommy Reffell, Josh Navidi.

Replacements: Dewi Lake, Wyn Jones, Sam Wainwright, Alun Wyn Jones, Taine Basham, Tomos Williams, Rhys Patchell, Owen Watkin.

How to watch South Africa v Wales from outside your country

If you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local South Africa v Wales coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.

Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.

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South Africa v Wales live stream: How to watch from the UK & Ireland

Wales’ final Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday 16 July will be shown live on Sky Sports. It kicks off at 4.05pm UK & Ireland time, with coverage on Sky Sports’ Action channel from 3.30pm.

If you don’t have a Sky Sports contract, don’t worry as you can stream all 11 Sky Sports channels with a NOW TV pass.

If you just want to watch this match, it’s £11.99 for a day membership. Or a monthly membership is £33.99, and you can cancel at any time.

If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.

Extended highlights of each Test will be available to watch on S4C, the free-to-air Welsh language channel, at 9pm each Saturday evening.

South Africa v Wales live stream: How to watch from Australia

This third and final Test of the South Africa-Wales series can be streamed live on Stan Sports in Australia and kicks off at 1.05am (AET) in the early hours of Sunday.

It costs $10 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan – and there is also a seven-day free trial available so you could test it out first.

South Africa v Wales live stream: How to watch from New Zealand

In the Land of the Long White Cloud, head to Sky Sport NZ to watch the Springboks take on Wales – but it means an early start (or very late night!). The third Test kicks off at 3.05am on Sunday morning in New Zealand and coverage starts at 2am on Sky Sport NZ1.

South Africa v Wales live stream: How to watch from South Africa

If you want to watch the Springboks’ third Test against Wales from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. The decider in Cape Town kicks off at 5.05pm South Africa time and coverage starts at 4pm on SuperSport’s Grandstand and Rugby channels.

South Africa v Wales live stream: How to watch from the USA

In the States, FloRugby is the official broadcaster of summer tour matches.

The South Africa v Wales third Test will kick off at 11.05am on the East Coast and 8.05am on the West Coast, and will be streamed on its FloRugby platform.

It costs $29.99 for a monthly subscription or $150 for the annual subscription, with both packages giving you access to the entire FloSports network.

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