New Zealand v South Africa is going to be the most anticipated pool game of the Japan world cup tournament. Both are favorite to the tournament one who can win the championship. Beauden Barrett and Ryan Crotty retain to their place, All Blacks have won 16 of their last 20 matches but Springboks snatched a 16-16 draw in Wellington two months ago and their last four meetings have been decided by a margin of no larger than two points.
When two rivals face each other, the match becomes even more interesting as all eyes are on them. Fans for each team are rooting for the success of their favorites but only time can tell, which team would be the winner. We are talking about two famous rivals of the Rugby World Cup 2019, All Blacks v Springboks.
New Zealand vs South Africa: Kick-off time, date, live stream, TV channel
Venue: International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Start time: New Zealand kick-off time 9:45 pm on Saturday night
TV channels: Watch on Spark Sport and delayed by one hour live on TVNZ 1.
How to watch: Live on sparksport.co.nz or the Spark Sport app.
Radio coverage: Live listen on BBC Radio 5 and app and live on Rugby world cup pass.
All Blacks v Springboks betting odds?
New Zealand: $1.42, to win 4/9
South Africa $2.70, to win 2/1
Rugby World Cup 2019 is starting on 20 September 2019. These two rivals would face each other the very next day! You must be wondering who is going to be the winner. Let’s take a look at history:
New Zealand had been the winner/champion of the Rugby World Cup in 1987, 2011, and 2015.
South Africa was the champion of the Rugby World Cup in 1995 and 2007.
Keeping in view these statistics, it appears that the match between these two teams would be interesting. There had been words going around in favor of five teams, which are:
These teams are likely to make it to the finals but it is just an assumption based on past performances. Anything is possible on the battlefield! The teams must be working hard to make their mark in history. It is interesting to note that when South Africa won in 1995, New Zealand was the runner up. These two teams are strong rivals and all the fans would be waiting anxiously for 21st September as it seems like to be a repeat of 1995 final! In 2015, South Africa was in third place while New Zealand won the title of the championship. Going further beyond, in 1999 South Africa was in third place while New Zealand was fourth.
At a Glance Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand v South Africa
International Stadium, Yokohama, Date: Saturday, 21 September Kick-off: 10:45 BST
What are the latest All Blacks vs Springboks squad news?
All Blacks: Read (c) B Barrett, Reece, Lienert-Brown, Crotty, Bridge; Mo’unga, Smith, Moody, Coles, Laulala, Whitelock, S Barrett, Savea, Cane.
South Africa: Kolisi (c), Le Roux, Kolbe, Am, De Allende, Mapimpi, Pollard, De Klerk, Vermeulen, du Toit, Etzebeth, Malherbe, Marx, Kitshoff
Seeing the strong history between these two teams, it is very hard to say what would be the ultimate outcome of the match.
It is going to be the very first time that the host country for this Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The first match is between Japan and Russia. However, fans must be waiting anxiously for the battle between New Zealand and South Africa. Who do you think would be the winner this time? Do you think one of these would be the ultimate champion? Or would there be a different team that would come up front as the rising star? In any case, we all have to brace ourselves and wait for the big match, which is just around the corner. May the best team wins and may the odds be in favor of your favorite team!
What is my prediction?
I will not be astonished if I see these teams are in the Rugby World Cup final 2019. It will be a close game I think and is hard to select one team. New Zealand 34 South Africa 28.