September 6, 2018 / 7:46 AM / 16 days ago

UPDATE 1-Rugby Championship - Australia v South Africa

(Updates Australia team after David Pocock withdrawal)

MELBOURNE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Factbox for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test between Australia and South Africa:

When: Sept. 8, 8:00 p.m. local (1000 GMT)

Where: Lang Park, Brisbane

Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

Assistant referees: John Lacey (Wales), Paul Williams (NZ); TMO: Glenn Newman (NZ)

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 5

Coach: Michael Cheika

Captain: Michael Hooper

Team:

15-Israel Folau, 14-Dane Haylett-Petty, 13-Reece Hodge, 12-Matt Toomua, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Kurtley Beale, 9-Will Genia, 8-Pete Samu, 7-Michael Hooper, 6-Lukhan Tui, 5-Adam Coleman, 4-Rory Arnold, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 2-Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1-Scott Sio.

Replacements: 16-Folau Faingaa, 17-Tom Robertson, 18-Taniela Tupou, 19-Izack Rodda, 20-Ned Hanigan, 21-Joe Powell, 22-Bernard Foley, 23-Jack Maddocks.

SOUTH AFRICA

World ranking: 7

Coach: Rassie Erasmus

Captain: Siya Kolisi

Team:

15-Willie le Roux, 14-Makazole Mapimpi, 13-Jesse Kriel, 12-Damien de Allende, 11-Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10-Elton Jantjies, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Warren Whiteley, 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi, 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 1-Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16-Malcolm Marx, 17-Tendai Mtawarira, 18-Wilco Louw, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Francois Louw, 21-Embrose Papier, 22-Handre Pollard, 23-Cheslin Kolbe.

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 85

Australia wins: 36

South Africa wins: 46

Draws: 3

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2017 South Africa 27-27 Australia, Bloemfontein

2017 Australia 23-23 South Africa, Perth

2016 South Africa 18-10 Australia, Pretoria

2016 Australia 23-17 Australia, Brisbane

2015 Australia 24-20 South Africa, Brisbane (Compiled by Ian Ransom; Editing by John O’Brien)

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