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South Africa face another stern examination when they take on New Zealand in their highly anticipated Rugby Championship Test at Newlands on Saturday. Although the All Blacks have yet again finished at the top of the Rugby Championship table with a round to spare, the Springboks will be using this Test as a chance to redeem themselves after they suffered a humiliating 57-0 defeat to the world champions in the corresponding fixture in Albany last month.
Stats and facts –
o New Zealand have scored 114 points in their last two games against South Africa (exactly 57 on each occasion), and are coming off the back of the biggest win in the history of this fixture (57-0).
o The All Blacks have now won five games on the bounce against South Africa. The last time they won more in succession was an eight-game streak from 2001 to 2004.
o This will be the 10th meeting between these sides at Newlands; in none of the previous nine meetings at the venue did either side scored more than 30 points; in fact, only twice has a side reached 20 points.
o The Springboks have won eight of their last 10 games at Newlands, but will be looking to avoid back-to-back defeats at the venue for the first time since 1974 after a six-point loss to Ireland in 2016.
o In fact, South Africa have lost only one of their last 10 Tests on home turf (won eight, drawn one), a 57-15 loss to New Zealand in October 2016 the only blemish in that period.
o New Zealand have scored 221 points and 32 tries in this tournament this year, they need 42 points and seven tries in this game to break the competition records they set last year.
o New Zealand are the only side yet to lose a scrum on their own feed in this tournament, winning 39 from 39.
o New Zealand have scored 19 first-half tries this Rugby Championship campaign, more than three times as many as any other team (South Africa have scored five).
o The Springboks are the only team this tournament to have used just one goal kicker, with Elton Jantjies booting 23 of his 28 attempts.
o All Blacks duo Damian McKenzie and Beauden Barrett have each made 57 carries this campaign, more than any other player at the tournament.
2017: New Zealand won 57-00 in Albany
2016: New Zealand won 57-15 in Durban
2016: New Zealand won 41-13 in Christchurch
2015: New Zealand won 20-18 in London (RWC semi-final)
2015: New Zealand won 27-20 in Johannesburg
2014: South Africa won 27-25 in Johannesburg
2014: New Zealand won 14-10 in Wellington
2013: New Zealand won 38-27 in Johannesburg
2013: New Zealand won 29-15 in Auckland
2012: New Zealand won 32-16 in Johannesburg
2012: New Zealand won 21-11 in Dunedin
2011: South Africa won 18-05 in Port Elizabeth
South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (c), 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende
New Zealand: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Kane Hames
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 David Havili.
New Zealand have scored 221 points and 32 tries in this tournament. If they were to add another 42 points and seven tries to this running total on Saturday, they would break a competition points scoring record they set last season.