August 23, 2018 / 3:58 AM / 4 months ago

Factbox - Rugby Championship: New Zealand vs Australia

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Factbox on Saturday’s Rugby Championship test between New Zealand and Australia, which doubles as the second match in the Bledisloe Cup series:

When: Aug. 25, 7.35 pm local (0735 GMT)

Where: Eden Park, Auckland (capacity: 48,500)

Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Luke Pearce (England); TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

NEW ZEALAND

World ranking: 1

Coach: Steve Hansen

Captain: Kieran Read

Team: 15-Jordie Barrett, 14-Ben Smith, 13-Jack Goodhue, 12-Ngani Laumape, 11-Waisake Naholo, 10-Beauden Barrett, 9-Aaron Smith, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 7-Sam Cane, 6-Liam Squire, 5-Sam Whitelock, 4-Brodie Retallick, 3-Owen Franks, 2-Codie Taylor, 1-Joe Moody.

Replacements: 16-Nathan Harris, 17-Karl Tu’inukuafe, 18-Ofa Tuungafasi, 19-Scott Barrett, 20-Ardie Savea, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Damian McKenzie, 23-Anton Lienert-Brown

AUSTRALIA

World ranking: 5

Coach: Michael Cheika

Captain: Michael Hooper

Team: 15-Dane Haylett-Petty, 14-Jack Maddocks, 13-Reece Hodge, 12-Kurtley Beale, 11-Marika Koroibete, 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Will Genia, 8-David Pocock, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-Lukhan Tui, 5-Adam Coleman, 4-Izack Rodda, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 2-Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1-Scott Sio

Replacements: 16-Folau Faingaa, 17-Tom Robertson, 18-Sekope Kepu, 19-Rob Simmons, 20-Pete Samu, 21-Nick Phipps, 22-Matt Toomua, 23-Tom Banks

OVERALL RECORD

Played: 162

New Zealand wins: 112

Australia wins: 43

Draws: 7

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

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

2016 New Zealand 37-10 Australia Auckland

Compiled by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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