The Springboks and All Blacks will enter into rugby warfare filled with the greatest attrition, respect, pride and dignity when the two sides set the rugby world alight at the CBUS Super Stadium this afternoon.
Rugby’s greatest rivalry will be at its fiercest when these two sides clash in Australia on Saturday, 2 October.
New Zealand and South Africa have the greatest admiration for one another off the field. This goes out the window for the 80 minutes on the field.
Friendships become battles and bonds become collisions! As the world’s best sides aim to conquer each other.
The world’s best defense will look to hold the most potent attack. There will be no inches given, many taken and blood, sweat and tears in abundance as the greatest side’s in the world fight to be confirmed as the number one team in the world.
The Springboks are wounded, with their backs to the wall and there is no side more dangerous than a wounded Bok side. Unless, you consider the team who hasn’t lost in over a year, the mighty ALL Blacks! They’re on a streak and came a whisper away from losing last weekend.
This creates a beast against a monster. A vicious and ferocious wounded Bok vs a NZ side that took a scare. No teams are more dangerous so they will be at the best when fighting to be the best.
The winner of this game will be crowned the number 1 team in the latest IRB World Rugby Rankings.
Despite the Rugby Championship being wrapped up, this is about redemption and even that is an understatement.
For these two sides, the tradition of this game means more than the trophy. It is what they wake up and train for. The purpose driving their excellence which is emphasized and personified when they go head-to-head.
From the very beginning, a special haka will be given to show respect to The Springboks and to declare rugby war!
They are playing for the right to be called the best in the world and beating the other legendary rival is what it’ll take to earn this honour. Legendary clashes across the park add to many battles within the war…
At scrum time, we will have a colossal battle of force and technique, through to every bone-crunching tackle and scintillating moment of brilliance.
Battles for the ages across the park with captain Siya Kolisi vs Akira Ioane, Beauden Barrett vs Handre Pollard and Joe Moody vs Ox Nche. Both sides have benches good enough to play in most teams in the world. The likes of Malcolm Marx for the Boks and Richie Mo’unga for NZ.
A win for Jacques Nienaber and the Boks need after losing three in a row for the first time since 2016. A win that can make or break the Springbok season and be the difference between a mixed season and a great one.
If Nienaber and the Boks manage to win he will have won the British & Irish Lions series and conquered the All Blacks.
Expect intensity to be an understatement. A game that will leave the world speechless and in awe. It’s the age-old turned modern-day classic, the newest chapter in the greatest legacy…
The Springboks vs The All Blacks to be the best in the world.
Kick-off is at 12:05 on Saturday at the CBUS Super Stadium.