Heavy rain forecast for Boks v All Blacks blockbuster

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Willie le Roux, Cobus Reinach and Faf de Klerk (Gallo Images)
Willie le Roux, Cobus Reinach and Faf de Klerk (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Wet weather awaits the Springboks and All Blacks in their mouth-watering opening 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B clash in Yokohama.

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The yr.no weather site is as of Tuesday afternoon predicting a 60% chance of 9.1mm of rain before - and during - the Test which is scheduled for a 18:45 (11:45 SA time) kick-off on Saturday, September 21.

The Springboks will however feel well prepared for every possible scenario having spent longer in Japan than any of the other 19 competing nations - and have trained in hot and humid, wet and windy as well as dry conditions to date.

Friday's opening ceremony as well as the opening match immediately thereafter between hosts Japan and Russia is expected to be played under overcast skies, but in dry conditions.

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Compiled by Garrin Lambley

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