July 25, 2019 / 6:58 AM / 4 months ago

FACTBOX-Rugby Championship - New Zealand v South Africa

WELLINGTON, July 25 (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday’s Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and South Africa:

When: July 27, 7:35 p.m. local (0735 GMT)

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

Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)

Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Shuhei Kubo (Japan); TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Kieran Read

Team: 15-Beauden Barrett, 14-Ben Smith, 13-Jack Goodhue, 12-Sonny Bill Williams, 11-Rieko Ioane, 10-Richie Mo’unga, 9-TJ Perenara, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Matt Todd, 6-Shannon Frizell, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Brodie Retallick, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody.

Replacements: 16-Dane Coles, 17-Ofa Tuungafasi, 18-Angus Ta’avao, 19-Vaea Fifita, 20-Dalton Papalii, 21-Aaron Smith, 22-Anton Lienert-Brown, 23-George Bridge.

SOUTH AFRICA

World ranking: 5

Coach: Rassie Erasmus

Captain: Duane Vermeulen

Team: 15-Willie le Roux, 14-Cheslin Kolbe, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Makazole Mapimpi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7-Pieter Steph du Toit, 6-Kwagga Smith, 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Malcom Marx, 1-Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Tendai Mtawarira, 18-Trevor Nyakane, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Francois Louw, 21-Herschel Jantjies, 22-Frans Steyn, 23-Jesse Kriel.

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 97

New Zealand wins: 58

Draws: 3

South Africa wins: 36

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2018 New Zealand 32-30 South Africa Pretoria

2018 South Africa 36-34 New Zealand Wellington

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 (Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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