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Springbok prop Ox Nche is the only member of Saturday's starting 15 to face the Irish who has not scored a Test try. (Paul Harding/Gallo Images)

Springbok prop Ox Nche is the only member of Saturday’s starting 15 to face the Irish who has not scored a Test try. (Paul Harding/Gallo Images)

Top-ranked Springboks host second-placed Ireland on Saturday at Loftus Versfeld in the first of two Tests that has captured the imagination of the rugby world.

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While the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in France last year, they fell to the Irish in the pool stage, and have not beaten the reigning Six Nations champions since 2016.

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