Springboks aim for Southern Hemisphere crown with All Blacks in crisis

All the Southern Hemisphere powerhouses have something to prove when the Rugby Championship kicks off this weekend, but New Zealand’s crisis of confidence in the All Blacks means all eyes will be on their first successful game in Mbombela, South Africa.

Back-to-back Tests against the Springboks in their own backyard is far from the dream scenario for a side looking to reverse poor form that has seen New Zealand lose four of their last five games.

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