Rugby Championship-New Zealand v South Africa

Rugby Championship-New Zealand v South Africa
By Reuters

13/09/2018 at 08:00Updated 13/09/2018 at 08:01

WELLINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday's Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and South Africa:

When: Sept. 15, 7:35 p.m. local (0735 GMT)

Where: Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington (capacity: 34,500)

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzere (France), Nic Berry (Australia); TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Kieran Read

Team: 15-Jordie Barrett, 14-Ben Smith, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 12-Ryan Crotty, 11-Rieko Ioane, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Sam Cane, 6-Liam Squire, 5-Scott Barrett, 4-Sam Whitelock, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Karl Tu'inukuafe.

Replacements: 16-Liam Coltman, 17-Tim Perry, 18-Ofa Tuungafasi, 19-Patrick Tuipulotu, 20-Ardie Savea, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Jack Goodhue, 23-Damian McKenzie

SOUTH AFRICA

World ranking: 7

Coach: Rassie Erasmus

Captain: Siya Kolisi

Team: 15-Willie le Roux, 14-Jesse Kriel, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damien de Allende, 11-Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Warren Whiteley, 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi (captain), 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Malcolm Marx, 1-Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Tendai Mtawarira, 18-Wilco Louw, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Francois Louw, 21-Ross Cronje, 22-Elton Jantjies, 23-Cheslin Kolbe.

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 95

New Zealand wins: 57

Draws: 3

South Africa wins: 35

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2017 New Zealand 25-24 South Africa Cape Town

2017 New Zealand 57-0 South Africa Auckland

2016 New Zealand 57-15 South Africa Durban

2016 New Zealand 41-13 South Africa Christchurch

2015 New Zealand 20-18 South Africa London*

* Rugby World Cup match (Reporting by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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