Five minutes of first-half brilliance by the All Blacks were the difference as the New Zealanders emerged victorious by 23-13 from the Rugby World Cup Pool B opener against the Springboks in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday.
Follow the action live from Yokohama in Japan, where the Boks are taking on the All Blacks in their opening Pool B match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Siya Kolisi believes the rivalry between rugby’s greatest foes has been restored following two years of hard work by the Springbok management.
The Springbok team will carry the image of 1995 Rugby World Cup winner, Chester Williams, on their jersey in Saturday’s Pool B opener against New Zealand in Yokohama.
Two thousand five hundred and seventy days. On Saturday, that will be how long Duane Vermeulen has had to wait to make his 50th Test appearance for the Springboks since his debut in 2012.