Rugby World Cup: Springboks face huge All Blacks test


South Africa will be huge underdogs in today’s first Rugby Union World Cup semi-final. The All Blacks are the reigning champions, and haven’t lost a World Cup game since France knocked them out at the quarter-final stage in 2007. Meanwhile, the Springboks lost their opening game of this year’s tournament to Japan, in what many consider the biggest shock in World Cup history. However, South Africa have the highest winning percentage of any nation against New Zealand at 39%, and defeated them in one of the sport’s most famous games, the 1995 final. The takes place at Twickenham, with kick-off at 19:00 (UAE time).

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