Fact Box-Rugby-South Africa v New Zealand-Rugby Championship

File photo: The All Blacks will face the Haka on September 18, 2021 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, ahead of the Fourth Round Rugby Championship match between Argentina Puma and the New Zealand All Blacks. AAP Image / Darren England / Via Reuters

September 30, 2021

(Reuters) – Info box on Saturday’s rugby championship test between South Africa and New Zealand:

When: October 2, 8:05 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time 1005)

Location: Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast (capacity: 27,400)

Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

Assistant Referee: Damon Murphy (Australia), Jordan Way (Australia) TMO: Brett Cronan (Australia)

South Africa

World rankings: 2

Coach: Jack Nienaber

Captain: Siya Kolisi

Teams: 15-Willie le Roux, 14-Sbu Nkosi, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Makazole Mapimpi, 10-Handré Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 7-Kwagga Smith, 6 -Siya Kolisi), 5-Lood de Jager, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Trevor Nyakane, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 1-Ox Nche

Alternatives: 16-Malcolm Marx, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Vincent Koch, 19-Franco Mostert, 20-Jasper Weese, 21-Herschel Jantjies, 22-Elton Jantjies, 23-Francois Stain.

New Zealand

World Ranking: 1

Coach: Ian Foster

Captain: Ardie Savea

Teams: 15-Jordie Barrett, 14-Sevu Reece, 13-Anton Lienato-Brown, 12-David Habili, 11-Rieko Ioane, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-Brad Weber, 8-Luke Jacobson, 7-Ardie Savea, 6 -Akira Ioane, 5-Scott Barrett, 4-Brodie Retallick, 3-Nepo Laulala, 2-Cody Taylor, 1-Joe Moody

Alternatives: 16-Asafo Aumua, 17-George Bower, 18-Ofa Tuipulotu, 19-Patrick Tuipulotu, 20-Ethan Blackadder, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Richie Mo’unga, 23-Damian McKenzie ..

Global report

Reading: 100

Victory for South Africa: 36

New Zealand victory: 60

Prize draw: 4

Last 5 meetings

2021 New Zealand 19-17 South Africa Townsville

2019 New Zealand 23-13 South Africa Yokohama

2019 New Zealand 16-16 South Africa Wellington

2018 South Africa 30-32 New Zealand Pretoria

2018 New Zealand 34-36 South Africa Wellington

(Edited by Dhruv Munjal in Bangalore, edited by Peter Rutherford)

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