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Wales vs South Africa, autumn international: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction!

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WHAT IS IT?

The final Test of the autumn series which, controversially, falls outside World Ruby’s international window.

WHEN IS IT?

This weekend. Saturday, December 2.

WHAT TIME IS KICK-OFF?

2.30pm GMT.

WHAT TV CHANNEL IS IT ON?

BBC 1 from 2pm.

WHAT IS THE TEAM NEWS?

Wales

New Zealand-born Hadleigh Parkes will make his Wales debut.

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Replacements: E Dee (Dragons), W Jones (Scarlets), R Jones (Ospreys), S Davies (Cardiff Blues), D Lydiate (Ospreys), R Webb (Ospreys), R Patchell (Scarlets), O Watkin (Ospreys).

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South Africa

Springboks head coach Allister Coetzee has made four other changes from the side that beat Italy last weekend.

Du Preez replaces Duane Vermeulen who, along with flanker Francois Louw and lock Franco Mostert, is back at his club because the match falls outside World Rugby’s autumn Test window.

Replacements: B Mbonambi, T Nyakane, R Dreyer, O Mohoje, U Cassiem, L Schreuder, E Jantjies, L Am.

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?

Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins:

“Hadleigh Parkes has been a great addition to the squad. He’s got quite a few strengths.

“I think he’s a 12 at this moment in time, but I’ve no doubt he could play 13 if we need him.”

Wales scrum-half Gareth Davies:

“We all know what South Africa bring – they are very big and physical.

“If we beat South Africa on Saturday, it will be the third time in a row (at home).

Wales coach Warren Gatland:

“We have spoken about exposing the squad to Test match rugby, and this weekend is a great opportunity for Hadleigh to earn his first cap and for Aled to make his first start of the campaign.

“We have had a couple of knocks from last weekend, with Ken, Leon and Jake unavailable, but that just provides an opportunity for Kristian, Scott and Cory to start.”

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

Wales win 6/4

Draw 22/1

South Africa win 8/13

WHAT’S OUR PREDICTION?

Wales’ autumn campaign so far has seen losses to Australia and New Zealand, plus an unconvincing 13-6 victory over Georgia.

Predicted score: Wales 21 South Africa 27

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