SA are New Zealand’s toughest opponents, but always good for a chat after the game, according to assistant All Blacks coach Ian Foster. The rivalry between the two teams goes back to 1921, when New Zealand beat the visiting Boks 13-5 in Dunedin in their inaugural Test match. 

Hiatuses during the apartheid era notwithstanding, the two sides have faced off 98 times, the All Blacks winning 58 times to the Boks’ 36, with four draws.

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