Habana set to rewrite record books

Bryan Habana (AP)
Bryan Habana (AP)

Cape Town - Springbok wing Bryan Habana will rewrite the record books when he takes to the field against the All Blacks in Christchurch on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 09:35 (SA time).

Habana will become the most capped Springbok in Tri-Nations / Rugby Championship history with 51 appearances, surpassing centre Jean de Villiers' 50 Test mark.

It will also be Habana's 120th Test as a wing in the Green and Gold, which is a world record.

Habana, the oldest player in Saturday's squad at 33 years, three months and five days, is the all-time leading Bok try-scorer against the All Blacks, with seven tries.

Habana will be looking to add to his total Test try tally of 65 - which is a record for a tier 1 player.

Teams:

New Zealand

15 Ben Smith 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody

Substitutes: 16 James Parsons, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Matt Todd, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

South Africa

15 Johan Goosen, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Jaco Kriel, 22 Morne Steyn, 23 Damian de Allende

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