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Factbox - Australia v South Africa: Rugby Championship test
September 7, 2017 / 12:07 PM / 3 months ago

Factbox - Australia v South Africa: Rugby Championship test

(Reuters) - Factbox on Rugby Championship test between Australia and South Africa:

When: Sept. 9, 6 p.m. local (1000 GMT)

Where: Perth Oval, Perth (Capacity: 20,500)

Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

Assistant referees: Johnny Lacey (Ireland), Paul Williams (New Zealand)

TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 5

Last year: Runners-up

Coach: Michael Cheika

Captain: Michael Hooper

Team: 15-Israel Folau, 14-Henry Speight, 13-TevitaKuridrani, 12-Kurtley Beale, 11-Reece Hodge, 10-Bernard Foley,9-Will Genia, 8-Sean McMahon, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-NedHanigan, 5-Adam Coleman, 4-Rory Arnold, 3-Sekope Kepu,2-Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1-Scott Sio.

Replacements: 16-Jordan Uelese, 17-Tom Robertson,18-Allan Alaalatoa, 19-Rob Simmons, 20-Jack Dempsey, 21-Nick Phipps, 22-Samu Kerevi, 23-Curtis Rona.

SOUTH AFRICA

World ranking: 3

Coach: Allister Coetzee

Captain: Eben Etzebeth

Team: 15-Andries Coetzee, 14-Raymond Rhule, 13-Jesse Kriel, 12-Jan Serfontein, 11-Courtnall Skosan, 10-Elton Jantjies, 9-Ross Cronje, 8-Uzair Cassiem, 7-Jaco Kriel, 6-Siya Kolisi, 5-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Coenie Oosthuizen, 2-Malcolm Marx, 1-Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Trevor Nyakane, 19-Lood de Jager, 20-Jean-Luc du Preez, 21-Francois Hougaard, 22-Handre Pollard, 23-Damian de Allende.

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 83

Australia wins: 36

South Africa wins: 46   

Draws: 1

   

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

2016 South Africa 18-10 Australia Pretoria

2016 Australia 23-17 South Africa Brisbane

2015 Australia 24-20 South Africa Brisbane

2014   South Africa 28-10 Australia Cape Town

2014   Australia 24-23 South Africa Perth

Compiled by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Pritha Sarkar

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