South Africa and New Zealand conclude their on-pitch preparations for the Rugby World Cup with an eagerly-anticipated assembly at Twickenham this night.
The two southern hemisphere sides have decamped to Europe forward of the match’s begin in France in a fortnight.
Despite 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 probably sell-out crowd is predicted on the residence of English rugby as two contenders, who’ve usually been in good type through the warm-up marketing campaign, meet in London.
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Team News – South Africa
South Africa have named a near 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 begin at exterior 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.
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.
Harry Latham-Coyle25 August 2023 18:30
South Africa vs New Zealand
It’s a Springbok takeover at Twickenham, the streets across the residence of English rugby flooded by a sea of inexperienced shirts as the numerous South African inhabitants in southwest London come out in pressure with the world champions on the town. This needs to be all types of enjoyable, a close-to-capacity Friday evening crowd able to take pleasure in an encounter between two real World Cup contenders.
Let’s verify in on the 2 groups…
Harry Latham-Coyle25 August 2023 18:22
South Africa vs New Zealand
Welcome to The Independent’s dwell protection of South Africa vs New Zealand.
The two southern hemisphere giants are squaring off of their remaining Rugby World Cup warm-up match in entrance of an anticipated sell-out crowd at Twickenham in London.
Both the All Blacks and the Springboks have named sturdy beginning line-ups as they appear to fine-tune preparations forward of the World Cup getting underway in a fortnight’s time.
We’ll carry you full dwell protection of the motion this night.
Luke Baker25 August 2023 16:31