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All Blacks v Springboks: Everything You Need To Know

All Blacks v Springboks: Everything You Need To Know
Luke Delaney
By Luke Delaney
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The All Blacks play host to the Springboks this weekend and will have revenge in their sights following last week's disappointing opening day defeat in the Rugby Championship. Here's all the information you need to know including how to watch the All Blacks v South Africa.

When is All Blacks v South Africa?

The game kicks off at 4:05pm on Saturday the 13th of August.

How to watch the All Blacks v South Africa

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Action.

Form Guide

It's safe to say that it has been a summer to forget for the All Blacks so far. After losing their final two games against Andy Farrell's Ireland team during the test series, many New Zealand fans would have hoped for a good start to their Rugby Championship campaign.

Sadly for Ian Foster, this was far from the case, as they lost 26-10 to the reigning World Cup champions.

Tries from Kurt-Lee Adrense and Willie Le Roux as well as 16 points from the boot of Handre Pollard sealed the win for the Springboks in Nelspruit.


There is some good news for the All Blacks as Kurt Lee Adrense is suspended for four weeks after his dangerous collision with Beauden Barrett towards the latter stages of the game.

READ ALSO: Kurt-Lee Arendse Suspended For Four Weeks After Reckless Challenge

South Africa came into the game after winning their home test series against Wales. They willalso  be without one of their key players in Faf De Klerk, who was injured inside the first 40 seconds of their home game against the All Blacks.


It's without a doubt a must win game for Ian Foster, with the New Zealand head coach coming under pressure and scrutiny in recent months. The All Blacks are sitting in 5th place of the world rankings, two below their opponents South Africa who are ranked in third

Team News

The sides have been released ahead of Saturday's kick off, with the most surprise selection coming on the All Blacks side. Richie Mo'unga is set to start at out half in place of the injured Beauden Barrett.

New Zealand starting XV


15. Jordie Barret

14. Will Jordan.

13. Rieko Ioane


12. David Havili

11. Caleb Clarke

10. Richie Mo'unga


9. Aaron Smith

1. Ethan De Groot

2. Samisoni Taukei'aho


3. Tyrel Lomax

4. Sam Whitelock

5. Scott Barrett

6. Shannon Frizell

7. Sam Cane (C)

8. Ardie Savea

South Africa have made five changes to the team that beat New Zealand last week. Duane Vermeulen returns to the side as does Jaden Hendrikse who replaces the injured Faf De Klerk.

South Africa starting XV

15. Damian Willemse

14.Jesse Kriel

13. Lukhanyo Am

12. Damian de Allende

11. Makazole Mapimpi

10. Handre Pollard

9. Jaden Hendrikse

1.Ox Nche

2. Bongi Mbonambi

3. Frans Malherbe

4. Eben Etzebeth

5. Lood de Jager

6. Siya Kolisi

7. Pieter-Steph du Toit

8. Duane Vermeulen

SEE ALSO: All Blacks Scrumhalf Showed Incredible Reactions After Horror De Klerk Injury

All Blacks Scrumhalf Showed Incredible Reactions After Horror De Klerk Injury
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