Stats and facts for the Rugby Championship match between the All Blacks and Springboks in Wellington on Saturday.
– New Zealand have won 12 of their last 14 Tests against South Africa, including a 32-30 win in their most recent encounter.
– South Africa picked up a 36-34 victory over New Zealand in their last clash in New Zealand and will be looking to win consecutive iterations of such fixtures for just the third time in Test history (1937 & 2008/2009).
– New Zealand have won 22 of their last 25 Tests (L3), including their last two on the bounce.
– New Zealand have won 20 of their previous 24 Tests played at Westpac Stadium; however, they have lost two of their last three at the venue, including a two-point defeat by South Africa.
– South Africa have won three of their last four Tests after having won only two of their six prior to that run.
– South Africa have won only two of their last 12 games away from home in the Rugby Championship; however, they will be looking to pick up back-to-back wins in such fixtures for the first time since 2013.
– New Zealand (79%) and South Africa (65%) have the two highest win rates of any Tier 1 teams in Test rugby history.
– New Zealand need just six more points to become the first team in Test rugby history to score 16,000 points – no other team is yet to break the 14,000 mark.
– South Africa scored two tries within the final quarter of their 35-17 win over Australia in Round 1 of the Rugby Championship 2019 – as many as they had managed in that period across the entire 2018 campaign.
– Ngani Laumape (New Zealand) gained 7.2m per carry in Round 1 of the Rugby Championship 2019, the most of any player to make at least 10 carries.
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