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FACTBOX-Rugby-New Zealand v Australia

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday’s Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and South Africa:

When: Oct. 11, 4 p.m. (0300 GMT)

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

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Angus Gardner (Australia); TMO: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 2

Coach: Ian Foster

Captain: Sam Cane

Team: 15-Beauden Barrett, 14-Jordie Barrett, 13-Rieko Ioane, 12-Jack Goodhue, 11-George Bridge, 10-Richie Mo’unga, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Ardie Savea, 7-Sam Cane (captain), 6-Shannon Frizell, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Patrick Tuipulotu, 3-Ofa Tuungafasi, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody

Replacements: 16-Dane Coles, 17-Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18-Nepo Laulala, 19-Tupou Vaa’i, 20-Hoskins Sotutu, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Anton Lienert-Brown, 23-Caleb Clarke

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 7

Coach: Dave Rennie

Captain: Michael Hooper

Team: 15-Tom Banks, 14-Filipo Daugunu, 13-Hunter Paisami, 12-Matt Toomua, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-James O’Connor, 9-Nic White, 8-Pete Samu, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-Harry Wilson, 5-Matt Philip, 4-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 3-Taniela Tupou, 2-Folau Fainga’a, 1-James Slipper

Replacements: 16-Jordan Uelese, 17-Scott Sio, 18-Allan Alaalatoa, 19-Rob Simmons, 20-Rob Valetini, 21-Jake Gordon, 22-Noah Lolesio, 23-Reece Hodge

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 166

New Zealand wins: 115

Draws: 7

Australia wins: 44

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2019 New Zealand 36-0 Australia Auckland

2019 Australia 47-26 New Zealand Perth

2018 New Zealand 37-20 Australia Yokohama

2018 New Zealand 40-12 Australia Auckland

2018 New Zealand 38-13 Australia Sydney

Compiled by Greg Stutchbury Editing by Robert Birsel

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