It is one of rugby’s fiercest competitions, yet can the Springboks come back to past transcendence when they go up against the All Blacks in Wellington this end of the week?
The two glad rugby countries have done fight 95 times since 1921, with New Zealand winning 57 times, South Africa 35, and three coaxes playing out through the span of 97 years.
South Africa had the better of their adversaries previously the amusement turned proficient, however from that point forward the prevailing title holders have pulled far from the 2007 World Cup champs.
Can the Boks change their fortunes and reignite their contention with the All Blacks? Here are five arguments in front of Saturday’s Rugby Championship conflict, live on Sky Sports…
Has ahead in history and frame
In the event that the Boks are to win this end of the week they should topple a decent measure of frame. The All Blacks have asserted reward point wins from every one of their three excursions in the Rugby Championship while the South Africans have won just once in the initial three rounds.
The All Blacks have additionally won the previous six matches between these groups and 11 of the past 12. The Springboks have just won three times in New Zealand amid the Tri-Nations and Rugby Championship time; in 1998, 2008 and 2009.
They are currently gazing intently at the barrel of a time of hurt on New Zealand soil, which is definitely not a decent return when you have a yearly gathering in the diaryAdd to that, the last time South Africa played the Kiwis all alone turf it was a record-breaking 57-0 covering up. You’d be unable to discover any man in the Bok camp who hasn’t pondered that amusement while strolling around Wellington this week.
Back three and the aeronautical fight
Among seven changes to his side, Hansen has moved to counter the Springboks’ normal kicking diversion with Jordie Barrett coming back to full-back, Ben Smith moving to the conservative and speedster Rieko Ioane coming back from damage to fill the left wing space.