New Zealand accommodates South Africa in what will be the opening of the fourth date of the Rugby Championship from 4.20, live on ESPN 2 and Play.
HOW THEY COME ON: The All Blacks are dominant, with 15 points in three games and a rotation in the team showing that the name changes do not harm their structure. For the Pumas, place an unpublished media pair that responded in the best way. Richie Mo & un39 was the goal scorer with 16 goals and TJ Perenara scored twice. Shannon Frizell played his second game in the black shirt and it was a nightmare that crowned his performance with one of six victories. South Africa lost again. This time more adapted than in Mendoza and with a controversial closing, where the local defense seemed to use a penalty that was not penalized when Faf de Klerk stepped in to try to turn what was eventually 23 to 18. It will not be a new game for Rassie Erasmus, because shortly after his assumption as Head Coach he declared that his future will be played in Wellington.
WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR: There are no limits for those led by Steve Hansen. The All Blacks, who continue to dominate the rugby world and once again have a chance to keep the rugby championship, are getting bigger and bigger. For the Springboks they play the game that they like the most. South Africa goes for the credit after the beating that it suffered in 2017. The equipment did not deliver in Australia, where they made mistakes that were rarely seen for a selected copy of this level.
THE KEYS: The intention of the All Blacks to always bring the ball forward. They will be confronted with a team that will form another physical battle with other rivals, because of the strength and hardness they impose on the contact. The key will be to not let the local team fly and attack better availability than they had against the Wallabies. It will not be Mapimipi, one of the destabilizing by the tips, and will have to see how Erasmus is going to raise the game.
THE BACKGROUND: The two major forces of world rugby are being measured again. It will be the 96th game in history, with 57 victories for the All Blacks and 35 for the Springboks Last year, Albany, New Zealand reached the biggest triumph in history. It was the biggest and biggest difference, 57-0, with nine attempts for those in black, the most bulging brand in history. South Africa has not won as a visitor since 2009 (32-29 in Hamilton). He has had eight consecutive defeats on New Zealand soil, where he only won nine victories since the first game in 1921.
ALL BLACKS: 1. Karl Tu & # 39; inukuafe, 2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Samuel Whitelock, 5. Scott Barrett, 6. Liam Squire, 7. Sam Cane, 8. Kieran Read, 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Beauden Barrett, 11. Rieko Ioane, 12. Ryan Crotty, 13. Anton Lienert-Brown, 14. Ben Smith, 15. Jordie Barrett.
alternates: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Tim Perry, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Sonny Bill Williams, 23 Damian McKenzie.
trainer: Steve Hansen.
SOUTH AFRICA: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 French Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Cheslin Kolbe.
trainer: Rassie Erasmus.