South Africa and Wales face each other at Twickenham in the first of four Rugby World Cup quarter finals this weekend, with each side heading into the fixture with contrasting fortunes.

A depleted Wales side defied the odds to claw themselves out of the group of death, thus consigning hosts England to an ignominious early exit. But their last match in the pool stage saw them lose 15-6 to Australia, despite having a two-man advantage during one period of the game, increasing fears that this injury-ridden side might have finally run out of steam.

They take on a South Africa team that has managed to recover from a shock 34-32 defeat to tier two nation Japan to win the rest of their matches in the pool and thus top the group. The Springboks look in ominous form once again, but will know they cannot afford to slip up again.

Wales have only ever beaten South Africa twice but did taste victory in their last match against the Springboks, a 12-6 win in Cardiff in 2014. As well as the result, all eyes will be on South Africa wing Bryan Habana, who needs one more try to become the leading try scorer on his own in the World Cup.

In this video, IBTimes UK sports editor Nick Howson previews the match and gives his predictions on who will emerge victorious.

South Africa vs Wales kicks off at 4pm BST on Saturday 17 October. Live coverage is available on ITV HD and BBC Radio 5 Live.