Our referee for today’s match is Luke Pearce from England. He will be assisted by Angus Gardner of Australia and England’s Christophe Ridley. The TMO is Brett Cronan from Australia.
he All Blacks have made just four changes to the starting lineup that was convincingly beaten in the first round. Richie Mo’unga gets a first start of the year, with Beauden Barrett reverting to the bench. Shannon Frizell replaces Akira Ioane, while props Tyrel Lomax and Ethan de Groot start after playing off the bench last weekend. There is a potential Test debut for reserve tighthead prop Fletcher Newell.
The All Blacks have made just four changes to the starting lineup that was convincingly beaten in the first round. Richie Mo’unga gets a first start of the year, with Beauden Barrett reverting to the bench. Shannon Frizell replaces Akira Ioane, while props Tyrel Lomax and Ethan de Groot start after playing off the bench last weekend. There is a potential Test debut for reserve tighthead prop Fletcher Newell.
New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 David Havili, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Sam Cane (captain), 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Samson Taukei’aho, 1 Ethan de Groot.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 George Bower, 18 Fletcher Newell, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Quinn Tupaea.
The Springboks have made five changes to the team that beat New Zealand in the tournament opener in Mbombela. Jesse Kriel replaces the suspended Kurt-Lee Arendse at wing, while Jaden Hendrikse gets a start after playing 79 minutes off the bench last weekend. Duane Vermeulen starts his first Test of the year after recovering from a knee injury. Joseph Dweba and Ox Nche come into the front row for Bongi Mbonambi and Trevor Nyakane.
South Africa: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 23 Willie le Roux.
New Zealand have lost five of their last six Tests including their last three in succession. Only once in the last 70 years have they lost more than three games in a row (July to August 1998).
South Africa have won 37% of their 102 previous Tests against New Zealand, the highest win rate of any team in history against the All Blacks.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Rugby Championship second round clash between South Africa and New Zealand from Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.
KICK-OFF! 0-0. After stirring renditions of the national anthems and the Ka Mate haka, the All Blacks get the match underway in Johannesburg.
Damian Willemse is sent to the sin-bin for a cynical foul metres from the South Africa's tryline after a linebreak by Ardie Savea out wide.
New Zealand win another penalty in South Africa's 22 and opt for the scrum. However, South Africa win a free kick and Handre Pollard clears to just beyond the 22.
Eben Etzebeth is held up over New Zealand's tryline after a midfield intercept by Pieter-Steph du Toit. New Zealand have the goal-line drop-out.
South Africa win a penalty from a maul on the halfway line and kick to New Zealand's 22.
New Zealand force the knock on from the Springboks and win a penalty from the subsequent scrum. Mo'unga clears to the 10-metre line. Willemse returns from his yellow card.
Jesse Kriel has failed a head-impact assessment after being substituted earlier and will not be returning to the game. Willie le Roux is on as his replacement.
South Africa win a penalty on New Zealand's 22-metre line from a powerful driving maul. Pollard opts to kick for the corner.
New Zealand win a scrum for a skew through from Dweba. From the scrum, Jordan and Ioane engineer a linebreak that brings the All Blacks just outside South Africa's 22. New Zealand win a penalty and Mo'unga will have a go at the poles.
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 0-3. Richie Mo'unga nails a kickable penalty to give New Zealand the lead in Johannesburg.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CANE! 0-8. New Zealand almost immediately extend their lead as captain Sam Cane goes over in the corner after Caleb Clarke's linebreak from the kickoff.
Mo'unga misses the conversion and the score stays at 0-8. It has been a dream first half for New Zealand so far after the Test in Mbombela.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, TAUKEI'AHO! 0-13. New Zealand have taken control in Johannesburg as Taukei'aho rumbles over the tryline for the visitors' second try of the match.
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 0-15. Mo'unga nails his second conversion attempt to give New Zealand a three-score buffer.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, AM! 5-15. South Africa get themselves on the board as Am breaks two attempted tackles out wide to go over the tryline.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 7-15. Pollard slots his first conversion attempt to cut the deficit on New Zealand just before half-time.
HALF TIME. 10-15. We go into the break with New Zealand leading by five points. The visitors have produced an emphatic response to their poor performance last weekend. They deserved their 15-point lead before the Springboks hit back through a bit of individual brilliance from Lukhanyo Am.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 10-15. Pollard smashes over a long-range penalty from over 50 metres to make it a five-point game at half-time.
KICK OFF! 10-15. Pollard gets the second half underway. The Springboks will hope that their reserve forwards can come to the fore in the second half, with Malcolm Marx and Steven Kitshoff already on the park.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 13-15. Pollard slots his 14th straight kick at goals to bring to Springboks to within three points of the lead.
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 13-15. Mo'unga converts a reversed penalty to restore New Zealand's five-point lead.
Damian Willemse thinks he has scored a try, but the TMO spots that Lukhanyo Am had a foot in touch in the build up. The Springboks have a penalty and will kick for the corner.
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 13-21. What appears to be a try for South Africa is ruled out for an obstruction in the build up. New Zealand are awarded a penalty and Mo'unga converts to give the visitors a nine-point lead.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MAPIMPI! 18-21. The Springboks hit straight back as Marx steals the ball from the kick-off. Willemse sends a wonderfully floated pass to Mapimpi, who finishes in the corner.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 20-21. Pollard converts from the touchline to make it a one-point game, going into the final quarter of the match.
South Africa win a scrum penalty outside their own 22 and kick to just beyond the halfway line.
Yellow card! Beauden Barrett is sent to the sin bin for a tackle off the ball on Jaden Hendrikse inside New Zealand's 22.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 24-21. Pollard converts to put the Springboks in front for the first time in the match.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, HAVILI! 23-26. A wonderful coast-to-coast move from the All Blacks is finished off when David Havili reaches over to score his eighth Test try.
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 23-28. Mo'unga adds the extras to give New Zealand a five-point lead in the final five minutes.