New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019: live score and latest updates from Yokohama

New Zealand v South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019: live score and latest updates from Yokohama

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New Zealand

Beauden Barrett will start at full-back for New Zealand’s crunch Rugby World Cup opener against South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday.

The 28-year-old slots into the 15 shirt to accommodate attacking playmaker Richie Mo’unga at fly-half, with stellar full-back Ben Smith taking a seat on the bench.

Ryan Crotty starts at inside centre with the back-to-back world champion All Blacks boasting three hugely-talented playmakers in their starting backline.

Starting XV: B Barrett  (Blues), S Reece, A Lienert-Brown, R Crotty, G Bridge, R Mo’unga (all  Crusaders), A Smith (Highlanders), J Moody (C

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