Live updates: Rugby World Cup - South Africa v Tonga at Stade de Marseille

  • 02/10/2023

Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Rugby World Cup pool clash between South Africa and Tonga at Stade de Marseille.

After their narrow loss to world No.1 Ireland last week, the world champion Springboks will want to bounce back with a strong performance against the Pacific Islanders, who have been slightly disappointing throughout this tournament, given the number of former All Blacks available to them.

Pool B is still wide open, with Scotland capable of upsetting the Irish in a threeway scramble for the two quarter-final spots.

Of course, the outcome of this group is of huge significance to the All Blacks, who will crossover against these teams in the knockout stage.

South Africa and Tonga have met twice before, with the 'Boks winning on both occasions, but only 30-25 in 2007 World Cup poolplay. South Africa went on to win that tournament.

Join us at 8am Monday for kickoff.