The 2016 Rugby Championship launches on Saturday with the world champion All Blacks in Sydney to face Australia, while the Springboks welcome Argentina to Nelspruit.
Will the Lions’ Super Rugby success ignite the Boks? How will New Zealand fare in their first Championship after the retirement of stalwarts such as Richie McCaw and Dan Carter?
Can Australia bounce back from a 3-0 drubbing by England in June, and will the Pumas be as poor as the Jaguares were in Super Rugby?
In the search for clues about what to expect in 2016, we’ve highlighted the numbers produced by each team across eight key categories during last year’s tournament.