South Africa vs Wales live stream and how to watch the 3rd Test rugby for free, online and on TV

Two Wales rugby players sandwich a South Africa player in a tackle
(Image credit: Getty Images / Gallo Images)

Wales face the world-champion Springboks in the 3rd and final Test of their South Africa tour on Saturday, 16th July. Having made history by recording a stunning 13-12 victory over the Springboks in Bloemfontein last week, Wayne Pivac's men will be brimming with confidence ahead of the decider in Cape Town. The match is on Sky in the UK and Stan Sport (7-day free trial) in Australia, with kick-off at 4.05pm BST. Make sure you know how to watch a South Africa vs Wales live stream, online and on TV, from wherever you are today.

South Africa vs Wales live stream

Date: Saturday 16th July 2022

Kick-off: 4.05pm BST / 11.05am ET / 1.05am AEST

AUS stream: Stan Sport (7-day free trial)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free today

UK stream: Sky | Now

US stream: FloRugby

Venue: DHL Stadium, Cape Town

Wales head coach Pivac has made just one change to the starting XV that became the first-ever Wales men’s side to beat the Springboks on their home turf. Josh Adams returns to the Wales starting line-up in place of injured Alex Cuthbert.

"Most people had written us off before we left Wales, and to be in this position with an opportunity to win this series, it’s a great position for us to be in. It’s fantastic that there’s something to play for in this Test match," said Pivac. "However it’s been a tough training week because we’ve been a bit banged up as you’d expect after two very physical Test matches."

The series is currently level after the Springboks won the first Test in Pretoria 32-29. Wales and South Africa have played each other on 39 occasions since their first meeting in 1906. South Africa have won 31 matches; Wales have won seven.

The winner of Saturday's series decider will be awarded the Prince William Cup. Follow our guide to watch a free South Africa vs Wales live stream from where you are today.

South Africa vs Wales free live stream

July Test series on Stan Sport

(Image credit: Stan Sport)

In Australia, rugby fans can watch the Test series – including the South Africa vs Wales 3rd Test – live on Stan Sport with a 7-day free trial. (Requires Stan subscription; 30-day free trial).

Of course the free trial Stan access is only available to Australians, so if you're an Aussie subscriber overseas, make sure to use a VPN so that you can watch South Africa vs Wales live on Stan wherever you are.

We recommend ExpressVPN. Full details below.

Watch South Africa vs Wales 2022 from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant South Africa vs Wales rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are a doddle to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet, helping you access local streams from anywhere – and saving you money!

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is. 

How to use a VPN for South Africa vs Wales

Using a VPN to watch South Africa vs Wales is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For South Africa vs Wales, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for Stan Sport.

3. Then head over to Stan Sport on your browser or device and enjoy the South Africa vs Wales live stream free of charge.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.

UK: watch a South Africa vs Wales live stream

Sky Sports has you covered for all three South Africa vs Wales Test matches. Check out today's best Sky TV deals.

Not a Sky subscriber? Now passes provide instant streaming access to all 11 Sky Sports channels, so you can watch rugger, F1 live stream, football and more.

Aussies in the UK can use a VPN to watch free with a Stan Sport 7-day trial. See details above.

USA: watch a South Africa vs Wales live stream

FloRugby has bagged the rights to the South Africa vs Wales live stream – including Saturday's 3rd Test – in the USA. 

Fans can sign up to FloRugby for $29.99 per month or $150 for the year. You'll find FloRugby apps available on most smart devices including iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV.

South Africa: South Africa vs Wales live stream

As ever, SuperSport is the place to watch Wales' tour of South Africa in SA. The African online sports channel will broadcast the games via its DStv satellite platform.

South Africa vs Wales Test series fixtures 2022

Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria

(Image credit: Wikipedia: By Obiwansleepy - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Saturday 2nd July 2022
South Africa vs Wales - live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Saturday 9th July 2022
South Africa vs Wales - live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

Saturday 16th July 2022
South Africa vs Wales - live on Sky Sports Action from 3:30pm (kick-off at 4:05pm)

  • Browse today's best TV deals to bag a cheap 4K, OLED or QLED TV 
What Hi-Fi?

What Hi-Fi?, founded in 1976, is the world's leading independent guide to buying and owning hi-fi and home entertainment products. Our comprehensive tests help you buy the very best for your money, with our advice sections giving you step-by-step information on how to get even more from your music and movies. Everything is tested by our dedicated team of in-house reviewers in our custom-built test rooms in London, Reading and Bath. Our coveted five-star rating and Awards are recognised all over the world as the ultimate seal of approval, so you can buy with absolute confidence.

Read more about how we test