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'Scary', All Blacks skipper Savea wary of wounded Springboks


SYDNEY : All Blacks captain Ardie Savea says it is scary to think what the under-fire Springboks will bring to the contest when the southern hemisphere superpowers meet for the 100th time on Saturday.

World champions South Africa go into the Rugby Championship test at Townsville's North Queensland Stadium on the back of successive losses to Australia and having just lost the world number one ranking to New Zealand.

"Regardless of previous results, when the two nations collide, it's a big one," Savea told reporters on Friday.

"They're under pressure with the previous results they've had, under pressure back home in their own country and when you say it like that, it's a scary thought.

"In the 100th test match, we can expect what the Springboks are going to come and do, and we've acknowledged that. We've tried to just think about ourselves and a

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