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Irish Mirror
Oisin Doherty

What time and TV channel is Ireland v South Africa on today?

Ireland host South Africa at the Aviva Stadium later on today.

The reigning World Champions come to town for what should be a ferocious and hard-hitting contest.

World Number One Ireland have a raft of injuries to contend with.

Here's everything you need to know about the big game:

Where is it on?

Aviva Stadium

What time is kick-off?

5:30 pm kick-off

What TV channel is it on and can I stream it?

Virgin Media Two will be showing the game live, while streaming is available on the Virgin Media Player.

You can follow the match on the Irish Mirror Sport's live blog.

Quotes corner:

Johnny Sexton: "Yeah look, if we got a win on Saturday it would be great, if we don't then we learn from it."

"We're going to learn both ways. We're going to learn about South Africa, we're going to see what it's like to play against this type of team, we haven't played against them in a few years and I think it's what we need.

"They're in our group at the World Cup and we have to make sure we take the learnings from it, win, lose or draw, but we're going in there to try and win the game, don't get me wrong."

Team news

South Africa team: C Kolbe (Toulon); K-L Arendse (Vodacom Bulls), J Kriel (Canon Eagles), D De Allende (Wild Knights), M Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks); D Willemse (DHL Stormers), J Hendrikse (Cell C Sharks); S Kitshoff (DHL Stormers), M Marx (Kubota Spears), F Malherbe (DHL Stormers), E Etzebeth (Cell C Sharks), L De Jager (Wild Knights), S Kolisi (Cell C Sharks, captain), P-S Du Toit (Toyota Verblitz), Ja Wiese (Leicester Tigers).

Replacements: B Mbonambi (Cell C Sharks), O Nche (Cell C Sharks), V Koch (unattached), F Mostert (Honda Heat), D Fourie (DHL Stormers), K Smith (Shizuoka Blue Revs), Faf De Klerk (Canon Eagles), Willie Le Roux (Toyota Verblitz).

Ireland team:

Betting odds

Ireland: 8/15

Draw: 22/1

South Africa: 6/4


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