Fifteen facts ahead of All Blacks v Wallabies
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2. Australia have 41 wins compared to New Zealand’s 102. There have been six draws.
3. New Zealand are on a winning streak of 17 matches that started with a victory over France in June, 2013.
Kick-off (20:05 local, 22:05 NZST, 12:05 SAST, 10:05 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
AR1: Romain Poite
AR2: Stuart Berry
TMO: Shaun Veldsman
# Caps Starting Lineup: 751
Avg Age Starting Lineup: 28
Oldest Player: Keven Mealamu (35)
Youngest Player: Malakai Fekitoa (22)
Avg Weight Forwards: 113 kg
4. The All Blacks need to score 26 points to reach a milestone 3,000 points against Australia.
5. Australia have scored 2,043 points and 227 tries in that time. New Zealand have scored 2,974 points and 387 tries.
6. Based upon the averages, New Zealand would win this encounter 20-14.
7. The first Test match between the two teams was in Sydney, Australia, in 1903.
8. New Zealand won 22-3 that day. Australia had to wait until their seventh encounter for their first victory, winning 11-0 in 1910.
9. At home, Australia have a record of 24 wins, 47 losses and five draws against New Zealand. Australia have scored 1,125 points and 116 tries in those matches, compared to 1,463 points and 205 tries for New Zealand.
10. New Zealand came out on top the last time they met, inflicting a 41-33 defeat upon Australia in October 2013. The last match on Australian soil resulted in the All Blacks taking a 47-29 win.
11. Steve Hansen has a 94 per cent success rate in charge of the All Blacks. In 31 matches he has won 29, drawn one (versus Australia) and lost one (versus England).
12. Under Hansen's tenure the All Blacks have scored 1,004 points and scored 110 tries.
13. Joe Moody will make his Test debut for the All Blacks, if he comes on after being named as a replacement.
14. Aaron and Ben Smith will make their 30th Test appearances on Saturday.
15. Captain Richie McCaw will extend his record as the most capped All Black to 128 caps. He currently sits behind Ireland’s Ronan O'Gara in fourth place in the all-time Test appearance list.
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