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Wales vs South Africa live stream and how to watch the 2021 Autumn Internationals for free, team news, kick off

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Wales face a tough test when they take on world champions South Africa today, in the second of four 2021 Autumn Internationals at the Principality Stadium. Wayne Pivac has announced six changes to the starting XV that lost 54-16 to the All Blacks. Kick off is at 5.30pm GMT and the game is free on Amazon Prime. Make sure you know how to watch a Wales vs South Africa live stream from anywhere in the world.

Wales vs South Africa live stream

Date: Saturday 6th November 2021 

Kick-off: 5.30pm GMT / 1.30pm ET / 3.30am AEST (Sun)

Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

UK stream: Amazon Prime (free 30-day trial)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free today

US stream: FloRugby ($30/month) 

AUS stream: Stan Sport (AU$10/month)

The team news is in and Wayne Pivac has named his squad. Captain Alun Wyn Jones and back row Ross Moriarty are both out, and will miss the rest of the 2021 Autumn Internationals after sustaining a shoulder injuries. Rhys Carre, Dan Biggar and Nick Tompkins have all been drafted in, along with winger Louis Rees-Zammit and fly-half Gareth Anscombe.

"You learn a lot about the worth of people when they're not there. I think a lot of people take Alun Wyn for granted - he's always been there and got seniority," Pivac said. "That leadership is really important. The essence is on others to step up and take that role on."

Wales and South Africa last met during the semi-final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, a game in which the Springboks walked away with a narrow 19-16 victory. The two teams have squared off 36 times, with South Africa winning 29 matches and Wales six.

Wales vs South Africa kicks off at 5.30pm GMT today, Saturday 6th November, and UK rugby fans can watch for free on Amazon Prime. Follow our guide to watch a Wales vs South Africa live stream from wherever you are.

Wales vs South Africa free live stream

Amazon Prime delivers the rugby

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Good news: Amazon Prime has secured the exclusive rights in the UK to broadcast most of the 2021 Autumn Internationals, including Wales vs South Africa. Prime members can watch for free.

Not a Prime member? Sign up with this 30-day free trial . After the trial ends, you'll pay £7.99 a month. There's no contract and you can cancel anytime.

Going to be away from the UK when the rugby's on? Simply use a VPN to access the UK version of Amazon Prime from anywhere in the world, without being geo-blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN. You can try it 100 per cent risk-free thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee.

Ireland's games will be shown free on Channel 4 in the UK, while Welsh language channel S4C will screen 40 minutes of highlights after each Wales game.

Free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime Video

Free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime Video
Provided you've not previously subscribed to Amazon Prime Video, you can grab a free 30-day trial and live stream the Autumn Internationals for free!

Watch Wales vs South Africa from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Autumn Internationals 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. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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.


Using a VPN 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 the rugby, you may wish to choose 'UK' to access Amazon Prime.

3. Then head over to Amazon Prime on your browser or device and enjoy a Wales vs South Africa live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then 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.

Wales vs South Africa live stream in the USA

FloRugby

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Streaming service FloRugby has the rights to show Wales vs South Africa in the United States.

Subscription to FloRugby costs $30 a month or $150 a year, and includes live streams of the 2021 Autumn Nations Series plus replays, results, athlete rankings and breaking news.

You can stream or cast from your desktop, mobile or TV on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV. There's also a FloSports app for iOS and Android.

Wales vs South Africa live stream in Australia

Stan Sports

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If you're prepared for some early starts you can stream the 2021 Autumn Internationals – including Wales vs South Africa – live on Stan.

The Aussie streaming service costs $10 a month, plus you'll need the Sport add-on at an additional $20 a month. But – good news! – the Sport add-on is free for the first 7 days.

Remember, you'll need to use a VPN to access Stan if you're away from the Oz during the egg-chasing.

How to watch Wales vs South Africa in South Africa

SuperSport is the place to watch the 2021 Autumn Internationals in South Africa, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The African online sports channel will broadcast the games via its DStv satellite platform in South Africa. You can sign up to DStv here. Failing that, head to any bar in the Cape Town area.

2021 Autumn Internationals fixtures  

Wales vs South Africa

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Saturday 6th November 2021

Ireland vs Japan (1pm) - Channel 4

Italy vs New Zealand (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

England vs Tonga (3.15pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Wales vs South Africa (5.30pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

France vs Argentina (8pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Sunday 7th November 2021

Scotland vs Australia (2.15pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Saturday 13th November 2021

Italy vs Argentina (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Scotland vs South Africa (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Ireland vs New Zealand (3.15pm) - Channel 4

England vs Australia (5.30pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Sunday 14th November 2021

France vs Georgia (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

WALES vs Fiji (3.15pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Saturday 20th November 2021

Italy vs Uruguay (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Scotland vs Japan (1pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

England vs South Africa (3.15pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Wales vs Australia (5.30pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

France vs New Zealand (8pm) - Amazon Prime (UK)

Sunday 21st November 2021

Ireland vs Argentina (2.15pm) - Channel 4

Saturday 27th November 2021

Barbarians vs Samoa (2.30pm) - TBA

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