COMMENT:

The All Blacks' tactics against the Springbok rush defence will be fascinating to watch when the two heavyweights open their Rugby World Cup campaigns.

I'm picking it will be a high scoring game in Yokohama, with the All Blacks definitely coming out on top. They do need to make some adjustments though.

I felt they were taken a bit by surprise during the 16-all draw in Wellington this year.

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The Springboks knew exactly what they were doing from every ruck and in general play and the All Blacks didn't quite have the combinations they needed to deal with it.

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