October 25, 2018 / 7:29 AM / 24 days ago

Bledisloe Cup - New Zealand vs Australia

TOKYO (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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