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It is touted as one of rugby’s great rivalries, but as New Zealand and South Africa clash for the 100th time on Saturday, it is again the All Blacks who are overwhelming favourites ahead of their Rugby Championship encounter.

A century of tests between the two countries — they first played each other in 1921 — have been characterized by attritional physical battles, a healthy dose of controversy and some bitter antagonism, but have seen the All Blacks rarely lose in the professional era.

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