The rivalry between the New Zealand and south Africa rivalry is well known. Both teams consider the playing against each other is equivalent to play for the world cup. But the upcoming match might not be one those epic battles everyone is expecting. The All Blacks are the no1 team in the world at the moment and their performance is a proof of that. But the current Springboks team is riddled with injuries and bad form. The result is all but clear, the All Blacks being the favorites to win this upcoming game.

New Zealand vs South Africa Match Preview 2016

New Zealand vs South Africa Schedule

– 17th September

The champions will take on their rivals in the AMI stadium, Christchurch. This is the fourth round of the Investec Rugby Championship. The weather is suspected to be cloudy with the temperature reaching around 19 degrees. Match timing (09:35) Central Africa Time.

– 8th October
Both teams will face off in Durban. The match takes place at the GrowthPoint Kings Park. This match will be played under the castle lager Rugby championship.

– 16th September 2017

The teams will again battle for the Investec rugby championship of 2017. The match will be held in Auckland, in the QBE stadium.

Previous match results

In last years match, in England Rugby where these teams met at the rugby world cup, resulted in the All Blacks being victorious with a score of 20-18. This is the first time the teams will face off against each other after last year’s match. In the previous 5 games, New Zealand took the bigger piece of the cake with 4 wins out of the 5 matches and one loss.

Match Predictions

With a loss of 23-17 in the last match against Australia. The Springboks are still struggling to find their form in the championship. On the other end the All Blacks in their last match crushed Argentina 57-22. Also, they have 100% win rate in the championship at this moment, with all 3 matches resulting in wins. In their previous encounters till date, out of the 91 times, the All Blacks have won 53 and drawn 3 times. So clearly New Zealand are the favorites to win the match. Also, if the match results in Christchurch are taken into account, then New Zealand has won 6 matches of the 8 played.

New Zealand Player List

A list of the players taking part in the 17th September match.
New Zealand

– Karen Read (Capt)
– Beauden Barrett
– Aaron Smith
– Owen Franks
– Dane Coles
– Sam Whitelock
– Jerome Kaino
– Ben Smith
– Ryan Crotty
– Israel Dagg
– Julian Savea
– Brodie Retallick
– Joe Moody
– Malakai Fekitoa
– Ardie Savea

South Africa Player List

– Adriann Strauss(Capt)
– Johan Goosen
– Jesse Kriel
– Bryan Habana
– Faf de Klerk
– Eben Etzebeth
– Tendai Mtawarira
– Vincent Koch
– Oupa Mohoje
– Warren Whiteley
– Pieter-Steph du Toit
– Juan de Jongh
– Francois Louw
– Elton Jantjies
– Francois Hougaard