Rugby World Cup: New Zealand pick Beauden Barrett at 15 to face South Africa

Barrett, pictured scoring against Australia, is a two-time World Participant of the Year
2019 Rugby World Cup: Original Zealand v South Africa
Venue:Worldwide Stadium, YokohamaDate:Saturday, 21 SeptemberKick-off:10:45 BST
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Beauden Barrett will originate at full-back as Original Zealand originate their strive to grab a third straight World Cup against South Africa on Saturday.

Coach Steven Hansen has opted for Crusaders’ Richie Mo’unga at hover-half, with inexperienced wings George Bridge and Sevu Reece additionally within the XV.

Absolute best five of Barrett’s previous forty eight All Shadowy starts believe come at 15.

Siya Kolisi leads a South Africa team with a back three of Cheslin Kolbe, Makazole Mapimpi and Willie le Roux.

Gloucester’s Franco Mostert kinds the second row with Eben Etzebeth.

Coach Rassie Erasmus stated the line-up,which beat Japan 41-7 in their closing heat-up, changed into once his “simplest facet”.

Original Zealand and South Africa, favourites and second-favourites to grab the tournament respectively, believe met three cases over the past 300 and sixty five days, every securing slim victories sooner than July’s 16-16 entice Wellington.

Each and each teams were making ready for wet and humid prerequisites in Yokohama, with rain forecast upright sooner than kick-off and temperatures expected to be over 20C.

“It be going to be a large pickle with the rain they’re predicting. Each person’s speaking referring to the slippery ball and the wetness. Kicking is going to play a large segment,” stated Erasmus.

The South Africa coach had urged earlier within the week that Original Zealand’s most modern dominance of the global sport supposed referees gave them preferential therapy.

Erasmus has been accused of making an strive to sway the match officers with his comments

Nonetheless, All Shadowy counterpart Steve Hansen stated his comments were a transparent strive to sway French official Jerome Garces, who has sent offScott BarrettandSonny Invoice Williamswhereas in All Shadowy circulate over the past couple of years.

“Whilst I even believe rather just a few respect for South Africa and Rassie, I don’t believe what he’s doing,” stated Hansen.

“He is making an strive to keep strain on the referees externally, and so they are below ample strain already. They put no longer want coaches to be doing what he’s doing.”


Original Zealand:B Barrett; Reece, Lienert-Brown, Crotty, Bridge; Mo’unga, Smith; Downhearted, Coles, Laulala, Whitelock, S Barrett, Savea, Cane, Be taught (c).

Replacements:Taylor, Tu’ungafasi, Ta’avao, Tuipulotu, Frizell, Perenara, Williams, Smith.

South Africa:Le Roux; Kolbe, Am, De Allende, Mapimpi; Pollard, De Klerk; Kitshoff, Marx, Malherbe, Etzebeth, Mostert, Kolisi (c), Du Toit, Vermeulen.

Replacements:Mbonambi, Mtawarira, Nyakane, Snyman, Louw, H Jantjies, Steyn, Kriel.

What they stated

Original Zealand coach Steve Hansen:“Any combination of gamers in our squad could perchance perchance believe justified their different. But within the tip we mediate the 23 we believe chosen is the appropriate community for this opposition.

“To place at our very simplest, we will want to play with proper clarity, intent, vitality and particular heads. Each and each teams can believe their moments and it can well be our job to produce particular we restrict theirs and lift full different of ours.”

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus:“You may perchance perchance no longer notify there could be a favorite. I judge we believe a wholesome respect for every rather just a few’s capabilities but this can come correct down to a itsy-bitsy moment to evaluate a large sport within the tip,” the coach stated.

“Our job is to level of curiosity on executing our conception and our skills to the most simple of our ability and hope that that’s ample to overcome a Original Zealand team that will most certainly be doing the very same.”


  • Original Zealand believe received 16 of their final 20 games against South Africa; every of their final four conferences were determined by a margin of no bigger than two aspects, along side a 16-16 entice their most most modern conflict.
  • Original Zealand believe received their final 14 Rugby World Cup games on the crawl, the longest a success bustle by any facet within the tournament’s historical past, with those victories coming by a median margin of 30 aspects.
  • Original Zealand believe scored no longer much less than one strive in every of their final 26 Rugby World Cup fits, the longest such bustle by any team within the tournament – the All Blacks final didn’t deprave the strive line in a Rugby World Cup match back in 1999 against South Africa.
  • Beauden Barrett (Original Zealand) beat the most defenders (16) of any player in The Rugby Championship 2019, his 47 carries for 202 metres received were additionally the second most of any player in both categories.
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit (South Africa) made the most tackles (36) of any player in The Rugby Championship 2019, he additionally made the most tidy breaks (5) of any forward within the campaign.

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