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Springboks face to face against All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday

The Springboks are flying high with back-to-back wins in the Rugby Championship, but history suggests that they will be up against it when they take on the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday All Blacks captain Kieran Read is one of the players restored to the All Blacks team for the Rugby Championship clash against the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld. The Boks stunned the rugby world when they knocked over the world champions in Wellington three weekends ago, and they followed that up with victory over Australia in Port Elizabeth, but South Africa’s record against the ‘old foe’ in Pretoria tells a different story

All Blacks vs Springboks

New Zealand (15-1): Ben Smith; Waisake Naholo, Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Kieran Read (capt), Sam Cane, Shannon Frizell; Scott Barrett, Sam Whitelock; Owen Franks, Codie Taylor, Karl Tu’inukuafe. Replacements: Nathan Harris, Tim Perry, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Richie Mo’unga, Ryan Crotty.