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All Blacks And Springboks Name Teams For Huge World Cup Clash

All Blacks And Springboks Name Teams For Huge World Cup Clash

New Zealand and South Africa have both named their teams for Saturday's Rugby World Cup match in Yokohama.

The All Blacks continue to use Richie Mo'unga and Beauden Barrett as dual play makers at out-half and fullback respectively.

South Africa have named the same team which defeated Japan 41-7 in a warm-up game a fortnight ago. It is also the same side which drew 16-16 with New Zealand in the Rugby Championship back in June.

The match could be one with major ramifications for Ireland. If Joe Schmidt's side progress from Pool A, they will likely face one of these teams in the quarter-finals.

New Zealand team to play South Africa

1. Joe Moody
2. Dane Coles
3. Nepo Laulala

4. Samuel Whitelock
5. Scott Barrett

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6. Ardie Savea
7. Sam Cane
8. Kieran Read - captain

9. Aaron Smith
10. Richie Mo’unga

11. George Bridge
12. Ryan Crotty
13. Anton Lienert-Brown
14. Sevu Reece
15. Beauden Barrett

Replacements:

16. Codie Taylor
17. Ofa Tuungafasi
18. Angus Ta’avao
19. Patrick Tuipulotu
20. Shannon Frizell
21. TJ Perenara
22. Sonny Bill Williams
23. Ben Smith

South Africa team to play New Zealand

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1. Steven Kitshoff
2. Malcolm Marx
3. Frans Malherbe

4. Eben Etzebeth
5. Franco Mostert

6. Siya Kolisi
7. Pieter-Steph du Toit
8. Duane Vermeulen

9. Faf de Klerk
10. Handré Pollard

11. Makazole Mapimpi
12. Damian de Allende
13. Lukhanyo Am
14. Cheslin Kolbe
15. Willie le Roux

Replacements:

16. Bongi Mbonambi
17. Tendai Mtawarira
18. Trevor Nyakane
19. RG Snyman
20. Francois Louw
21. Herschel Jantjies
22. Frans Steyn
23. Jesse Kriel

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See Also: Welsh Rugby CEO Explains Decision To Send Rob Howley Home From World Cup

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