RECAP: South Africa v New Zealand
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Rugby Championship Round Six match between South Africa and New Zealand on the Gold Coast.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says it’s his team’s execution that is the problem and not the game plan as they prepare for their final Rugby Championship clash this weekend.
The Springboks plan to unleash another box-kick bombardment against the All Blacks on Saturday as the world champions face the prospect of four straight defeats for the first time since 2016.
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South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Albertus Smith, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nché.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn.
New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 David Havili, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Luke Jacobson, 7 Ardie Savea (captain), 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 George Bower, 18 Ofa Tuungafasi, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Ethan Blackadder, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Richie Mo’unga, 23 Damian McKenzie.
Referee: Matthew Carley (ENG)
Assistant referees: Damon Murphy (AUS), Jordan Way (AUS)
TMO: Brett Cronan (AUS)