Rugby South Africa Springboks vs New Zealand All blacks Live Stream Rugby Championship 2015 Online, Free Rugby Championship Round 02 Match will be kick off at Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday 25 July 2015 online, 17:05 pm (SAST) and its broadcast on Fox Sports,Sky Sports, SuperSport,Sky Italia, Canal Plus,BSkyB,ESPN,SportsNet World,DIRECTV,SNTV and online.
South Africa Springboks vs New Zealand All blacks It is No.1 on the world against No.2. There is also a World Cup looming in just under two months.
However, there is another, far more compelling, reason why this is a special encounter.
There is no arguing that South African versus New Zealand is one of the greatest – if not THE greatest – rivalries in the game of game.
The history between the countries – even though it has been dominated by the All Blacks in recent times – makes this the one event you tick on your calendar every year.
Award-winning New Zealand coach Steve Hansen, a good friend of South African rival Heyneke Meyer, explained why any Bok versus All Black Test is so special.
“We always want to beat them an they always want to beat us – it is one of the big Test matches you can be involved in as a player or a coach,” Hansen told a media gathering at the team’s base in Johannesburg this week.
“We’ll go at it for 80 minutes and then spend some time with people you respect,” he added.
Hansen felt that the teams are so close in terms of their talent and ability that these big games are decided on who pitches up on the day – who has the biggest desire.
“If you haven’t had a week’s preparation that is genuine, honest and thorough, you are going to get smacked,” the Kiwi coach said.
“If we prepare very well – with good purpose and work ethic – we have enough talent to ensure we are hard to beat.
“The other team [South Africa] has to do that as well. It is a formula that we work hard at.”
Bok coach Heyneke Meyer spoke about the need to last the distance in a game that will most likely be decided in the last quarter.
“Yes, against the All Blacks it is always very important to have a good start,” Meyer said in his address to the media.
“Last year we probably had one of our best starts ever, but they came back at the end,” he said of the 27-25 win in the corresponding match in Johannesburg.
He felt that at this stage of the season New Zealand may have superior fitness levels, but added that the Boks are working very hard on fitness every week.
South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Schalk Burger (captain), 7 Francois Louw, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Warren Whiteley, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Lionel Mapoe.
New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Charles Piutau, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Liam Messam, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ben Franks, 19 Samuel Whitelock, 20 Victor Vito, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Malakai Fekitoa.