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Rugby All Blacks v Springboks prepare to meet for 100th time

The long anticipated 100th test match between the All Blacks and Springboks is upon us. It’s in Townsville, Queensland instead of Dunedin, New Zealand, owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The All Blacks have been playing some very good rugby in whitewashing the Wallabies and Pumas.

But the World Champion Springboks have stumbled towards the fixtures against the All Blacks on the back of consecutive losses to the Wallabies, the second of which was a humbling defeat.

It is touted as one of rugby’s great rivalries, but as New Zealand and South Africa clash for the 100th time on Saturday, it is again the All Blacks who are overwhelming favourites ahead of their Rugby Championship encounter.

THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP

ALL BLACKS v SOUTH AFRICA

Where: Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, Australia

When: Saturday, 7.05pm (live coverage on Stuff from 6.30pm)

Referee: Luke Pearce (UK)

Assistant referees: Jordan Way (Aus), Reuben Keane (Aus)

Springboks team:

1 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 3 Frans Malherbe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 5 Lood de Jager, 6 Siya Kolisi (capt), 7 Kwagga Smith, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 9 Faf de Klerk, 10 Handre Pollard, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 12 Damian de Allende, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 15 Willie le Roux.

Reserves: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Marco van Staden, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn.

If you live in the States, FloRugby has the rights to stream 2021 Rugby Championship matches live.

Saturday 25 September

New Zealand v South Africa (8.05am, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville)

Australia v Argentina (11.05am, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville)

Saturday 2 October

New Zealand v South Africa (8.05am, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast)

Australia v Argentina (11.05am, Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast)

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