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The All Blacks are certainly the form team
New Zealand are coming off back-to-back wins over Argentina, while South Africa will be desperate to rebound after consecutive losses to the Wallabies.
‘I couldn’t feel my body’: Savea recalls first Boks clash ahead of centenary Test
All Blacks skipper Ardie Savea has never forgotten his first Test against the mighty Springboks.
“The next day I couldn’t feel my body,” he confessed, on the eve of the 100th clash between rugby’s greatest rivals in the incongruous setting of Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
With the All Blacks now ensconced in the north Queensland resort town for the latest stop on this rolling tour of the Sunshine State, Savea was only too happy to add to the feeling that Saturday’s match-up has the makings of something very special indeed.
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Will Jordan and Ardie Savea.Credit:Getty
Hello and welcome
G’day rugby lovers.
Welcome to our live blog of a blockbuster day and night at Townsville.
First up we’ve got the No.1 and No.2 teams in the world, New Zealand and South Africa, battling it out, before the Wallabies aim to make it three on the trot for the first time in four years when they take on Argentina.
Kick-off for the Springboks and All Blacks game is at 5.05pm AEST.
Siya Kolisi of the Springboks and Ardie Savea of the All Blacks pose with the Freedom Cup trophy on Friday. Credit:Getty
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