October 25, 2018 / 6:03 AM / 2 months ago

FACTBOX-Rugby-Bledisloe Cup: New Zealand vs Australia

TOKYO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday’s test between New Zealand and Australia, which is the third match in the Bledisloe Cup series. New Zealand hold a 2-0 lead in the series and have already retained the Cup.

When: Oct. 27, 3 p.m. local (0600 GMT) Where: Nissan Stadium, Yokohama (capacity: 72,327) Referee: Romain Poite (France) Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa); TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

NEW ZEALAND World ranking: 1 Coach: Steve Hansen Captain: Kieran Read

Team: 15-Damian McKenzie, 14-Ben Smith, 13-Ryan Crotty, 12-Sonny Bill Williams, 11-Rieko Ioane, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-TJ Perenara, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Ardie Savea, 6-Liam Squire, 5-Scott Barrett, 4-Sam Whitelock, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody Replacements: 16-Nathan Harris, 17-Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18-Nepo Laulala, 19-Brodie Retallick, 20-Matt Todd, 21-Aaron Smith, 22-Richie Mo’unga, 23-Anton Lienert-Brown

AUSTRALIA World ranking: 7 Coach: Michael Cheika Captain: Michael Hooper

Team: 15-Dane Haylett-Petty, 14-Sefa Naivalu, 13-Israel Folau, 12-Kurtley Beale, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Will Genia, 8-David Pocock, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-Ned Hanigan, 5-Rob Simmons, 4-Izack Rodda, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 2-Folau Fainga’a 1-Scott Sio. Replacements: 16-Tolu Latu, 17-Sekope Kepu, 18-Taniela Tupou, 19-Rory Arnold, 20-Jack Dempsey, 21-Nick Phipps, 22-Samu Kerevi, 23-Tom Banks. OVERALL RECORD Played: 163 New Zealand wins: 113 Australia wins: 43 Draws: 7

LAST FIVE MEETINGS 2018 New Zealand 40-12 Australia, Auckland 2018 New Zealand 38-13 Australia, Sydney 2017 Australia 23-18 New Zealand, Brisbane 2017 New Zealand 35-29 Australia, Dunedin 2017 New Zealand 54-34 Australia, Sydney (Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Editing by Peter Rutherford )

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