What time is South Africa v New Zealand kick-off and what TV channel is it on?
The Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend: here's the UK start time, how to watch on TV and confirmed team line-ups
The Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend, with defending champions New Zealand heading into their title defence under intense pressure.
A run of four defeats in five matches, including a historic series defeat on home soil to Ireland, has ramped up the scrutiny on All Blacks coach Ian Foster. Two of his coaching ticket have paid the price already, but more poor results could soon see Foster out of a job.
Lucky it's only the world champions they've going to visit, then. The Springboks welcome a wounded All Black side to Mbombela this weekend - here's all the details you need...
What time is South Africa v New Zealand kick-off?
South Africa v New Zealand kicks off at 4.05pm UK time/5.05pm local time on Saturday, August 6, at Mbimbela Stadium in Mbombela.
What TV channel is South Africa v New Zealand on?
For UK viewers, South Africa v New Zealand is being broadcast live on Sky Sports Action, with coverage beginning at 3.55pm. The latest Sky Sports offers can be viewed here.
What's the team news?
South Africa: Damian Willemse; Kurt-Lee Arendse, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazoli Mapimpi; Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk; Trevor Nyakane, Malcolm Marx, Frans Malherbe; Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager; Siya Kolisi (capt), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jasper Wiese.
Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Salmaan Moerat, Franco Mostert, Kwagga Smith, Jaden Hendrikse, Willie le Roux.
New Zealand: Jordie Barrett; Will Jordan, Rieko Ioane, David Havili, Caleb Clarke; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; George Bower, Samisoni Taukei’aho, Angus Tava’ao; Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett; Akira Ioane, Sam Cane (capt) Ardie Savea.
Replacements: Dane Coles, Ethan de Groot, Tyrel Lomax, Tupou Vaa’i, Shannon Frizell, Finlay Christie, Richie Mo’unga, Quinn Tupaea.fdsfd