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Full time: All Blacks 23 - 13 South Africa
New Zealand 23 (George Bridge, Scott Barrett tries; Richie Mo'unga two penalties and two conversions, Beauden Barrett one penalty)
South Africa 13 ( Pieter-Steph du Toit try; Handre Pollard one penalty, one conversion and one drop goal)
What a game, finals atmosphere and could be a sign of what is to come in early November, here's the match wrap.
81 min: A knock on from South Africa ends it!
80 min: The gong goes but South Africa have one last chance.
79 min: Knock on called against New Zealand as we enter the final 60 seconds.
78 min: The All Blacks are simply winding down the clock here as the look to attack late in this game.
76 min: Kolbe makes another really good break but can't link with anybody and the All Blacks turn the ball over.
73 min: Sloppy from South Africa and Pollard knocks the ball on, All Blacks scrum feed.
71 min: All Blacks win a penalty just 40 metres out and the All Blacks will look to make it a 10-point game - It's good, All Blacks 23 - 13 South Africa
70 min: Really good work from the All Blacks as they tackle Pollard into touch.
68 min: Big penalty won by the All Blacks - Barrett will clear.
Mo'unga is off for Ben Smith who will go to fullback and Beauden Barrett to first five.
65 min: Penalty won by the All Blacks and they will kick for the points here. It's good. All Blacks 20-13 South Africa.
61 min: Aaron Smith is off, TJ Perenara replaces him.
59 min: In classic South African style, Pollard is found in the pocket and he nails a drop goal. All Blacks 17 - 13 South Africa
57 min: Penalty won against the throw, South Africa clear for touch.
56 min: Penalty won against South Africa, de Klerk offside.
Joe Moody is off, replaced by Ofa Tuungafasi
54 min: Knock on called against South Africa and now we can take a breath.
52 min: South Africa have worked the ball upfield and are 10 metres out, Savea wins the turnover.
Crotty comes off for Sonny Bill Williams.
A number of changes now, Siya Kolisi goes off for Francois Louw.
50 min: A loose offload from Reece results in a knock on, South Africa scrum.
48 min: TRY - South Africa, a mistake at the breakdown from New Zealand and Pieter-Steph du Toit picks up the ball and runs through the ruck to score. Kick is good. All Blacks 17-10 South Africa.
47 min: Magical from South Africa, Kolbe makes a break down the wing and nearly turns Mo'unga inside out but he makes a great tackle, try saver for sure.
46 min: Messy from the All Blacks and the ball is kicked out from de Klerk.
44 min: Laulala wins a penalty at scrum time and Mo'unga kicks for touch.
41 min: Beauden Barrett cops a boot to the face and is staying on with a bleeding nose.
Codie Taylor is on for Dane Coles.
Patrick Tuipulotu is on for Sam Cane.
The All Blacks are 109/109 when leading by 14 or more at half time.
41 min: Back underway here in the opening match of the World Cup campaign for the All Blacks.
The dual playmakers seem to be making the difference, South Africa are struggling with Beauden Barrett's speed and Richie Mo'unga's deft kicking game. A really good final 25 minutes from the All Blacks.
40 min: Knock on from South Africa and that will be half time.
39 min: Knock on called against Sam Cane, South Africa will have a scrum.
36 min: Penalty won by New Zealand, on the sideline and they will kick for the points. It's wide.
34 min: Pollard looks to the sky and Bridge comes up with the ball.
30 min: Mo'unga is taken into touch and finally there is a break, pretty big turnaround from the Kiwis.
27 min: TRY - All Blacks, Anton Lienert-Brown shows his worth, wow, he makes the break and finds Scott Barrett who cruises in for a try. Kick is good. ALl Blacks 17-3 South Africa.
26 min: Mo'unga kicks to Reece once again, they are looking for that loads.
24 min: Another break from the All Blacks and they score! TRY - New Zealand. Sevu Reece makes the initial break and he finds Smith on the inside who gives it to Savea, George Bridge ends the move that involved loads of backs. Kick is good. All Blacks 10 - 3 South Africa.
22 min: WOW! The ref can't see anything wrong and only calls it a penalty, Read says "that's pretty gutless" given they were only five metres out. Mo'unga nails the penalty. All Blacks 3 - 3 South Africa
21 min: The All Blacks get a break and it's Mo'unga who is carrying the ball but NZ wins a penalty becuase of a slow play the ball from South Africa, ref going upstairs now.
18 min: Penalty won by South Africa, they go for the points again, this one is off the post! Back in the hands of South Africa.
17 min: The South African big men are getting whatever they want on defence and now with ball in hand.
14 min: The All Blacks are going backwards with ball in hand and now have to clear it.
12 min: The All Blacks look a little flustered here, South Africa slowing the ball down and hitting tackles hard.
10 min: Charge down from Smith's kick then Scott Barrett does really well to earn the Kiwis a penalty.
9 min: Knock on from South Africa and the All Blacks have their first scrum feed.
8 min: BIg defence from the All Blacks before South Africa find some space in behind.
6 min: First scrum of the match and South Africa put in a little chip kick which Barrett gathers then runs out.
5 min: Knock on at lineout time from Reece.
4 min: Kolbe takes a great take with ALB chasing the high ball, he clears.
3 min: Reece runs hard in his first of the night, tackled well by de Klerk - NZ earn a penalty at the breakdown.
1 min: Early penalty goes against the All Blacks, Kitshoff earns the penalty for South Africa, Pollard points to the posts. It's good. All Blacks 0 - 3 South Africa
1 min: Kick off here in Japan, game time, Barrett gets the match underway.
9:45 pm: Kapa o Panga is over and now we are moments away.
9:43pm: Both anthems are over, it's time for the Haka!
9:40pm: Anthems now, New Zealand first.
9:37pm: Both sides are about to enter the stadium to what should be a massive cheer.
Commentary will be available from 9:30pm.
TAB Odds: All Blacks $ 1.47 South Africa $2.55
Pre-game chat: Springboks have got respect back from All Blacks - Siya Kolisi
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi feels his team have earned back the respect of the All Blacks ahead of their much-anticipated pool B clash in Yokohoma at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.
The rugby world has widely tipped the match as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup final on November 2, and Kolisi knows how important this game is if the Boks want to get a psychological advantage over their old foe.
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For years, New Zealand dominated the head-to-head battle between the two nations, but the last four meetings have been decided by two points or less.
And the closely-fought battles have seen a revival of what is widely regarded as rugby's greatest rivalry.
"It's a rivalry that has been going since I was a kid. I remember watching when I was younger," he said.
"The rivalry is the best it's been in a while, so I'm looking forward to the game. We will give them the respect they deserve, but all that we can do and sort out is obviously ourselves. We are in a good place at the moment.
"They were quite dominant before the past two years, and then we had to fight back as a team to make sure that we got a little of the respect back."
Kolisi added that this match will give the Springboks a good gauge of how much his team have truly improved.
"We work really hard, and the only way we could see whether we are improving or not is to test yourself against the best in the world.
"It gave us a lot of belief and hope to win that game two years ago [36-34 in Wellington], and since then, we haven't looked back.
"We believe we can get better and better. That's what we strive for. They are tough opposition to test yourself against, but you can see where you are when you play against them.
"This is the game you want to play in."
At the last World Cup four years ago, the Springboks opened their campaign with a shock 34-32 defeat to Japan - and Kolisi is adamant there will be no repeat of that performance.
"We are a very different team now - different coaching staff. We don't want to start like that, and we have an opposition who also wants to start well," he said.
"There is a huge history behind us, and we have learned from the past, so we have shown as much respect as we can to New Zealand, and have worked hard on our stuff.
"It makes it really tough if you lose your first game, because then basically every game is like a final."
All Blacks: 1-Joe Moody, 2-Dane Coles, 3-Nepo Laulala, 4-Sam Whitelock, 5-Scott Barrett, 6-Ardie Savea, 7-Sam Cane, 8-Kieran Read, 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-George Bridge, 12-Ryan Crotty, 13-Anton Lienert-Brown, 14-Sevu Reece, 15-Beauden Barrett
Reserves: 16-Codie Taylor, 17-Ofa Tuungafasi, 18-Angus Ta'avao, 19-Patrick Tuipulotu, 20-Shannon Frizell, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Sonny Bill Williams, 23-Ben Smith
South Africa:1-Steven Kitshoff, 2-Malcolm Marx, 3-Frans Malherbe, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 5-Franco Mostert, 6-Siya Kolisi (c), 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 9-Faf de Klerk, 10-Handré Pollard,11-Makazole Mapimpi, 12-Damian de Allende, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 14-Cheslin Kolbe, 15-Willie Le Roux
Reserves: 16-Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17-Tendai Mtawarira, 18-Trevor Nyakane, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Francois Louw, 21-Herschel Jantjies, 22-Francois Steyn, 23Jesse Kriel.