NewstalkZB.co.nz brings you LIVE UPDATES and a live running blog of today's early morning (New Zealand time) encounter between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks in Soweto.
We've got live and exclusive commentary straight out of South Africa on our live online stream from our commentator Nigel Yalden.
New Zealand All Blacks: Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Samuel Whitelock, Liam Messam, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Daniel Carter, Hosea Gear, Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Cory Jane, Israel Dagg.
Reserves: Keven Mealamu, Ben Franks, Luke Romano, Adam Thomson, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Tamati Ellison..
South Africa Springboks: Tendai Mtawarira, Adriaan Strauss, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Andries Bekker, Francois Louw, Willem Alberts, Duane Vermeulen, Ruan Pienaar, Johan Goosen, Francois Hougaard, Jean de Villiers (c), Jaco Taute, Bryan Habana, Zane Kirchner.
Reserves: Tiaan Liebenberg, Coenie Oosthuizen, Flip van der Merwe, Marcel Coetzee, Elton Jantjies, Juan de Jongh, Pat Lambie.
Referee: Alain Rolland
Preview by Nigel Yalden:
Number eight Kieran Read has given another strong example of the drive and focus of this current All Blacks team.
The world champions are a perfect five from five heading into their final Rugby Championship test of the year against South Africa tomorrow morning.
They're also eyeing their 16th straight win.
Read says two of the goals for the year were winning the Rugby Championship and redefining being the number one team in the world.
"The only way you can do that is by winning overseas and against quality teams so (it) means if we lose this week I think it probably chucks all that out the window so we've got to make sure we get the job done," he says.
Springboks lock Andries Bekker says it'll come down to the forwards.
"They are the best pack in the world so you need to step up physically-wise and execution - we need to step up there as well. We had a good day against Australia but it's a different mindset when you play against the All Blacks."
Kickoff's at 4am NZT.
Photo: Jean de Villiers and Richie McCaw (Photosport)