South Africa eye winning start in 2019 Rugby Championship

2019 Rugby Championship 

South Africa vs Australia

Match Day 1
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg, South Africa  
Saturday, 20 July 2019
Kick-off is at 17h05
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)

South Africa will take on Australia in their first match of the 2019 Rugby Championship at the Emirates Airline Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Eben Etzebeth in action for South Africa.
The Springboks will return to action for the first time since they lost 20-11 to Wales at the Principality Stadium on 24 November 2018.
Prior to that South Africa had defeated Scotland 26-20 at the BT Murrayfield Stadium on 17 November 2018.
Rassie Erasmus, the Springboks coach, will be looking to lead his side to their first Rugby Championship title this year. 
Eben Etzebeth will also captain the boks in tje absence of regular captain Siya Kolisi who is out injured. 
Michael Hooper in action for Australia.
Meanwhile, Australia will play their first match since they lost 37-18 to England at the Twickenham Stadium on 24 November 2018.
Before that, the Wallabies had defeated Italy 26-7 at the Stadio Euganeo on 17 November 2018.
Australia captain Michael Hooper will be looking to lead the Wallabies to their second Rugby Championship title this year.
The last meeting between South Africa and  Australia was on the 29th of September 2018.
The Springboks beat the Wallabies 23-12 in the 2018 Rugby Championship game which was played in Port Elizabeth. 
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AUSTRALIA: Tom Banks, Dane Haylett-Petty, Tevita Kuridrani, Samu Kerevi, Reece Hodge, Bernard Foley, Nic White, Isi Naisarani, Michael Hooper (c), Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Rory Arnold, Izack Rodda, Sekope Kepu, Folau Fainga’a, James Slipper

Reserves: Jordan Uelese, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Taniela Tupou, Rob Simmons, Jack Dempsey, Will Genia, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale

SOUTH AFRICA: Warrick Gelant, S’bu Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, Andre Esterhuizen, Makazole Mapimpi, Elton Jantjies, Herschel Jantjies, Francois Louw, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Rynhardt Elstadt, Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth (c), Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Tendai Mtawarira

Reserves: Schalk Brits, Lizo Gqoboka, Vincent Koch, Marvin Orie, Marcell Coetzee, Cobus Reinach, Frans Steyn, Dillyn Leyds

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Head-to-Head (In all competitions)

Matches - 87
South Africa - 47
Australia - 37
Draws - 3 

Team records against Australia at Emirates Airline Park

Most points: 53 – 30 August 2008
Most tries: 8 – 5 August 1961 and 30 August 2008
Most conversions: 5 – 30 August 2008
Most penalty goals: 5 – 22 August 1998
Most drop goals: 1 – 12 August 1933 and 9 September 2006

Individual records against Australia at Emirates Airline Park

Most points: 20 – JL Nokwe – 30 August 2008
Most tries: 4 – JL Nokwe – 30 August 2008
Most conversions: 4 – WW Greeff – 17 August 2002
Most penalty goals: 5 – PC Montgomery – 22 August 1998
Most drop goals: 1 – BL Osler – 12 August 1933 and AS Pretorius – 9 September 2006

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Published: 07/18/2019