Factbox: New Zealand vs. South Africa Rugby Championship test


  • Rugby
  • Thursday, 15 Sep 2016

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Factbox on Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and South Africa on Saturday:

When: Sept. 17, 7:35 pm local (0735 GMT)

Where: Rugby League Park, Christchurch (Capacity: 21,000)

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)

Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzere (France), Marius Mitrea (Italy)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Kieran Read

Team: 15-Ben Smith, 14-Israel Dagg, 13-Malakai Fekitoa, 12-Ryan Crotty, 11-Julian Savea, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Kieran Read, 7-Ardie Savea, 6-Jerome Kaino, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Brodie Retallick, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Dane Coles, 1-Joe Moody.

Replacements: 16-Codie Taylor, 17-Wyatt Crockett, 18-Charlie Faumuina, 19-Luke Romano, 20-Matt Todd, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Lima Sopoaga, 23-Anton Lienert-Brown

SOUTH AFRICA

World ranking: 4

Coach: Allister Coetzee

Captain: Adriaan Strauss

Team: 15-Johan Goosen, 14-Bryan Habana, 13-Jesse Kriel, 12-Juan de Jongh, 11-Francois Hougaard, 10-Elton Jantjies, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Warren Whiteley, 7-Oupa Mohoje, 6-Francois Louw, 5-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Vincent Koch, 2-Adriaan Strauss, 1-Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16-Malcolm Marx, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Lourens Adriaanse, 19-Franco Mostert, 20-Willem Alberts, 21-Jaco Kriel, 22-Morne Steyn, 23-Damian de Allende.

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 91

New Zealand wins: 53

South Africa wins: 35

Draws: 3

IN CHRISTCHURCH

2007 New Zealand 33-6 South Africa

2004 New Zealand 23-21 South Africa

2000 New Zealand 25-12 South Africa

1996 New Zealand 15-11 South Africa

1981 New Zealand 14-9 South Africa

1965 South Africa 19-16 New Zealand

1956 New Zealand 17-10 South Africa

1937 South Africa 13-6 New Zealand

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2015* New Zealand 20-18 South Africa (London)

2015 New Zealand 27-20 South Africa (Johannesburg)

2014 South Africa 27-25 New Zealand (Johannesburg)

2014 New Zealand 14-10 South Africa (Wellington)

2013 New Zealand 38-27 South Africa (Johannesburg)

* indicates Rugby World Cup match

(Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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