At Twickenham, another act of the great rivalry between the Springboks and the All Blacks.
The Twickenham Rugby Temple in London hosts one of the classic oval ball competitions: All Blacks – South Africa, the number 104 competition between two legendary national teams. The match will start tonight, Friday, August 25, at 20:30. The match can be seen live on Sky Sport Arena (Channel 204), as well as streamed on NOW and Sky Go.
The New Zealanders have won their last two meetings with the Springboks, with the most recent meeting taking place on 15 July last year at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, in which New Zealand won 35–20. Here are the highlights.
On the contrary, it will only be the second game in Twickenham rugby history between Springboks and the All Blacks, the first game 8 years ago was a World Cup semi-final in England that had all the atmosphere of a real final. The tournament, decided in the last minutes by Bewden Barrett, attempted to make the score 20–18 to New Zealand.
Highlights from the only previous match at Twickenham between the All Blacks and South Africa at the 2015 World Cup.
Who will be the star in Twickenham between the All Blacks and South Africa in the Summer Nations Series?
Choice of springboks Kanan Moody in the center, he is as surprising as he is intriguing, and there is a lot of attention paid to his acting. He will work alongside André Esterhuizen in a department that is waiting to be opened. Maczolo Mapimpi and Curt-Lee Arendse will then be on the flanks, while Damian Willemse will be the defender.
Faf de Klerk then returned as scrum-half alongside midfielder Mani Libbock, which proved to be true in anticipation of the development of the Chandre Pollard situation. The second row also features the pairing of Eben Etzebeth and Franco Mostert, with veteran Duane Vermeulen sharing his experience in third place alongside fellow World Cup winners Sia Kolisi and Pieter-Stef du Toit. Big confidence in the foreground with Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx and Steven Kitschoff.
As for the All Blacks Luke Jacobson he will take the first tests at the start of the year in place of the injured Shannon Frizell in the back row along with two of the department’s regulars: captain Sam Kane and Ardie Savea.
There are two more changes to the starting lineup that took on the Springboks in Oakland last month, with veterans Dane Cowles and Sam Whitelock returning to their spots as prostitutes, ahead of Tyrell Lomax and Ethan de Groot, and a second line. with Scott Barrett.
Even in the All Blacks’ three quarters, we’re close to likely World Cup starters with Aaron Smith and Richie Mounga in midfield, Rieko Yoan and Jordy Barrett in the center and the triangle formed by Boden Barrett and Will. Jordan and Mark Telea.
Coaches’ words before the All Blacks – South Africa Summer Nations Series
Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber was open about his lineup choice ahead of the match: The All Blacks will challenge Wales again and we believe that the chosen group of players is the right combination for this match.”
Jacques Nienaber focused on the opening minutes: “New Zealand are playing at a high pace and with maximum intensity from the very beginning of the match, as they showed in Auckland, so it is very important to start the match well.”
His Springboks will cherish the last loss: “We learned our lesson and rebuilt ourselves after this match, so I think it will be the perfect test match before the start of our World Cup.”
All Blacks manager, coach Ian Foster does not want to take his foot off the gas pedal and is not worried about the imminent start of the World Cup: “I do not want to hide or protect any of my players, no one lives in cotton wool here.” You can’t win world championships like that.”
“We have some players who are struggling with injuries, but the test match just two weeks before the World Cup is too exciting and the only way to deal with it is to play at full speed. Don’t play without conviction and worry about the consequences.”
Ian Foster finally said: “This is an important opportunity to prepare for the start of the tournament. These matches are always intense and physically demanding, and I’m sure this one will be no different.”
Nations Summer Series, All Blacks rosters – South Africa
All black: 15. Boden Barrett, 14. Will Jordan, 13. Rieko Yoane, 12. Geordie Barrett, 11. Mark Telea, 10. Richie Mounga, 9. Aaron Smith, 8. Ardie Savea, 7. Sam Kane (c), 6 Luke Jacobson, 5. Samuel Whitelock, 4. Scott Barrett, 3. Tyrell Lomax, 2. Dane Cowles, 1. Ethan de Groot
Accessible: 16. Samisoni Taukiaho, 17. Tamaichi Williams, 18. Fletcher Newell, 19. Tupou Waai, 20. Josh Lord, 21. Dalton Papalia, 22. Cam Roigard, 23. Anton Lienert-Brown
South Africa: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Curt-Lee Arendse, 13 Kanan Moody, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazol Mapimpi, 10 Mani Libbock, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Peter-Stef du Toit, 6 Sia Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Stephen Kitshoff
Accessible: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Jean Klein, 20 R.G. Sneijmann, 21 Marco van Staden, 22 Kobus Reinach, 23 Willy le Roux
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