South Africa and New Zealand conclude their on-pitch preparations for the Rugby World Cup with an eagerly-anticipated assembly at Twickenham.
The 2 southern hemisphere sides have decamped to Europe forward of the match’s start in France in a fortnight.
Regardless of the proximity to the World Cup’s opening weekend, each Jacques Nienaber and Ian Foster have named sturdy sides with each the Springboks and All Blacks hoping to construct momentum into the pool phases.
A doubtlessly sell-out crowd is predicted on the house of English rugby as two contenders meet.
Right here’s every little thing you want to know.
When is South Africa vs New Zealand?
South Africa vs New Zealand is due to kick off at 7.30pm BST on Friday 25 August at Twickenham Stadium in southwest London.
How can I watch it?
Viewers in the UK can watch the match dwell on Sky Sports activities Combine, with protection on the channel from 7.25pm BST. Subscribers can stream the sport by way of the Sky Go app.
South Africa have named a detailed to full power ahead pack, with Siya Kolisi once more captaining the Springboks after impressing on his return from damage towards Wales final weekend. Veteran quantity eight Duane Vermeulen is introduced into the again row whereas Eben Etzebeth and Franco Mostert mix at lock.
There is a bit more experimentation from Jacques Nienaber within the backline, with proficient teenager Canan Moodie chosen to start at outdoors centre for the primary time in his senior profession. Moodie could also be vying for a beginning World Cup place on the wing with Kurt-Lee Arendse and Makazole Mapimpi – the pair mix with Damian Willemse within the again three.
New Zealand are with out Brodie Retallick and Shannon Frizell, which creates a uncommon beginning alternative for Luke Jacobson within the again 5 of the All Blacks’ pack. Jacobson occupies the blindside in Frizell’s absence and is about the one member of Ian Foster’s beginning fifteen who would contemplate himself unlikely to additionally make the run-on facet for the World Cp opener towards France, with Richie Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett paired in playmaking partnership at fly half and full again.
Foster has opted to match the Springboks with a 6/2 bench cut up, with lock Josh Lord known as up to fill one of many substitute spots regardless of lacking out on choice for the match. Cam Roigard will get the nod forward of Finlay Christie as Aaron Smith’s back-up.
South Africa XV: 1. Steven Kitshoff, 2. Malcolm Marx, 3. Frans Malherbe; 4. Eben Etzebeth, 5. Franco Mostert; 6. Siya Kolisi (capt.), 7. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 8. Duane Vermeulen; 9. Faf de Klerk, 10. Manie Libbok; 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 13. Canan Moodie, 14. Kurt-Lee Arendse; 15. Damian Willemse.
Replacements: 16. Bongi Mbonambi, 17. Ox Nche, 18. Trevor Nyakane, 19. Jean Kleyn, 20. RG Snyman, 21. Marco van Staden; 22. Cobus Reinach, 23. Willie le Roux.
New Zealand XV: 1. Ethan de Groot, 2. Dane Coles, 3. Tyrel Lomax; 4. Scott Barrett, 5. Samuel Whitelock; 6. Luke Jacobson, 7. Sam Cane (capt.), 8. Ardie Savea; 9. Aaron Smith, 10. Richie Mo’unga; 11. Mark Telea, 12. Jordie Barrett, 13. Rieko Ioane, 14. Will Jordan; 15. Beauden Barrett.
Replacements: 16. Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17. Tamaiti Williams, 18. Fletcher Newell, 19. Tupou Vaa’i, 20. Josh Lord, 21. Dalton Papali’i; 22. Cam Roigard, 23. Anton Lienert-Brown.
South Africa win 21/10
New Zealand win 1/2
A nip-and-tuck affair ends with a late All Blacks surge to victory. South Africa 25-30 New Zealand