Rugby Championship

All Blacks floor 14-man Boks

2013-09-14 11:52
Romain Poite and Bismarck du Plessis (AFP)
Auckland - The All Blacks took the outright lead in the Rugby Championship here on Saturday when they comprehensively beat South Africa 29-15 in a bitter contest between the heavyweights of world rugby.

As it happened: All Blacks v Boks

The All Blacks finished with only 13-men with two yellow cards in the final 10 minutes when captain Kieran Read was dismissed for a lineout foul and Ma'a Nonu was sent from the field for a dangerous shoulder charge.

Scorers:

New Zealand:

Tries: Kieran Read (2), Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane

Conversions: Daniel Carter, Beauden Barrett (2)

Penalties: Barrett

South Africa:

Tries: Bismarck du Plessis, Pat Lambie

Conversion: Morné Steyn

Penalty: Steyn

Teams:

New Zealand

15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Tony Woodcock

Substitutes: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Steven Luatua, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Charles Piutau

South Africa

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss , 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Juandré Kruger, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein

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