Event Details


All Blacks v South Africa

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

7:35 PM


Springbok loosies under the microscope

Pressure is going on South Africa's loose forwards as new coach Rassie Erasmus looks to recover from the weekend's 19-32 loss to Argentina in Mendoza in the Investec Rugby Championship.
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'Desperate' Springboks strengthen their squad

New Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus said before his side left for their Australasian leg of the Investec Rugby Championship that they were 'hurting', 'desperate' and 'feeling the pressure'.
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Albany memories loom large for All Blacks, Boks

Memories of last year's 57-0 Investec Rugby Championship win by the All Blacks over the Springboks at Albany rates high for both sides as they contemplate their first clash of the 2018 campaign in Wellington on Saturday.
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All Blacks expect best effort from Boks

Happy with the number of opportunities they have created in 2018, the All Blacks are looking to extend that in the second half of their Test match campaign for the year.
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Nothing changes for All Blacks where Boks are concerned

South Africa may have had their ups and downs in recent years but the constant reminder of history was sufficient to ensure the All Blacks would be on edge for Saturday's Investec Rugby Championship Test in Wellington.
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Boks need a win before World Cup - Smit

World Cup-winning Springboks captain John Smit believes South Africa have to beat the All Blacks once in their three remaining Tests before they meet in the pool stages of next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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Upsetting the All Blacks' comfort zone a key

Finding the way to force the All Blacks out of their comfort zone was what the Springboks should be aiming for in Saturday's Investec Rugby Championship Test in Wellington.
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Hansen happy with All Blacks' transition progress

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen is happy with the progress the All Blacks are making in the changes to their game plans and believes a hungry South African side could contribute to a memorable Investec Rugby Championship Test in Wellington on Saturday.
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Ioane, Crotty ready for Test action

Injuries have impacted on the Investec Rugby Championship campaigns of wing Rieko Ioane and second five-eighths Ryan Crotty but both are ready and prepared for Saturday's Test with South Africa at Wellington.
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PREVIEW: All Blacks v South Africa first Test

One of world rugby’s fiercest rivalries roars to life this weekend when the All Blacks take on South Africa at Wesptac Stadium in Wellington.
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