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Always a tough challenge against @Springboks. We look forward to meeting you in Japan.#NZLvRSA #BACKBLACK pic.twitter.com/zTIshhZ3il— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 27, 2019
Always a tough challenge against @Springboks. We look forward to meeting you in Japan.#NZLvRSA #BACKBLACK pic.twitter.com/zTIshhZ3il
Thanks for tuning in!
The Springboks showed some great composure at the end there. They never looked like scoring a try but kept the faith.
This result means the Boks will go into the World Cup with supreme confidence!
What a game folks,Boks showing that character of a right unit,All Blacks could have buried them 2nd Half,but that ability of the boys to hang in is priceless,that alarmist will feel like win for our boys,Being on the Worldcup baby????????— Breyton Paulse (@BreytonPaulse) July 27, 2019
What a game folks,Boks showing that character of a right unit,All Blacks could have buried them 2nd Half,but that ability of the boys to hang in is priceless,that alarmist will feel like win for our boys,Being on the Worldcup baby????????
No count back on boundaries in Wellington. It's a draw. Thanks for an epic Test @Springboks.#NZLvRSA #BACKBLACK ???????? pic.twitter.com/iJKkskeELf— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 27, 2019
No count back on boundaries in Wellington. It's a draw. Thanks for an epic Test @Springboks.#NZLvRSA #BACKBLACK ???????? pic.twitter.com/iJKkskeELf
79'- TRY AWARDED!
The TMO says Jantjies perfectly controlled the ball. There was no knock on.
79'- TRY OR NO TRY?
Herschel Jantjies is over but the TMO must check a possible knock on.
76'- HANDLING ERRORS
76'- After 11 phases of All Black attack near the 22m area, the hosts knock it on.
The Boks must now run from deep if they want to sneak a draw.
76'- It's all the All Blacks now.
They're doing like they always do in the closing stages of a Test: play with ball in hand.
75'- SECOND HALF PENALTIES CONCEDED
73'- PENALTY slotted by Mo'unga.
NZ 16-9 SA
?? Official attendance of 35,213 here and what a time the fans have had so far!#NZLvRSA #BACKBLACK pic.twitter.com/UsyvhUyKb3— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 27, 2019
?? Official attendance of 35,213 here and what a time the fans have had so far!#NZLvRSA #BACKBLACK pic.twitter.com/UsyvhUyKb3
65'- Richie Mo'unga slots the PENALTY.
NZ 13-9 SA
63'- HANDLING ERRORS
60’ | We have a one point ball game! Pollard knocks over a long range shot to close the All Blacks lead to 10 - 9.#NZLvRSA pic.twitter.com/XAvvuAgys2— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 27, 2019
60’ | We have a one point ball game! Pollard knocks over a long range shot to close the All Blacks lead to 10 - 9.#NZLvRSA pic.twitter.com/XAvvuAgys2
The flags go upPollard puts the Boks within 1 of the All Blacks here in Wellington#NZLvRSANZ 10-9 SA pic.twitter.com/cGXzSd9NFj— Cindy Poluta (@CindyPoluta) July 27, 2019
The flags go upPollard puts the Boks within 1 of the All Blacks here in Wellington#NZLvRSANZ 10-9 SA pic.twitter.com/cGXzSd9NFj
60'- PENALTY slotted by Pollard.
NZ 10-9 SA
Heartening first scrum from Nyakane. Boks now score the setpiece pen!— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) July 27, 2019
Heartening first scrum from Nyakane. Boks now score the setpiece pen!
Beauden Barrett’s kicking??????— Breyton Paulse (@BreytonPaulse) July 27, 2019
Beauden Barrett’s kicking??????
The world champions are taking a bit of a grip. That was some scrum pen. But then Barrett blasts it wide again ...— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) July 27, 2019
The world champions are taking a bit of a grip. That was some scrum pen. But then Barrett blasts it wide again ...
???? The moment when the All Blacks became the first team in history to bring up 1?6?,0?0?0? Test points.?? @skysportnz #BACKBLACK #NZLvRSA pic.twitter.com/wUGOQsS3Gy— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 27, 2019
???? The moment when the All Blacks became the first team in history to bring up 1?6?,0?0?0? Test points.?? @skysportnz #BACKBLACK #NZLvRSA pic.twitter.com/wUGOQsS3Gy
53'- A power scrum from the All Blacks sees them win a penalty. And it's in range.
Things falling apart a bit now for South Africa.
52'- HANDLING ERRORS
Wellington know how to party!#NZLvRSA pic.twitter.com/TYKg1dVHhz— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 27, 2019
Wellington know how to party!#NZLvRSA pic.twitter.com/TYKg1dVHhz
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 16-16: Pollard levels the score with a good kick!
FULL-TIME: NEW ZEALAND 16-16 SOUTH AFRICA. A game of two halves that was riddled by errors from both sides. The Springboks dominated the first half and the All Blacks showed their class in the second. Only a late try saved the day for the South Africans when all looked lost. A fair result in the end. Thank you for joining us.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 16-14: Kolbe break away and then chips ahead down the right side of the field? The TMO is involved after the ball bounces off Herschel Jantjies, who regathers it and scores! Great work Kolbe!
The Springboks secure a scrum penalty, but then Pollard fails to find touch. Pressure!
Barrett knocks it on in the tackle and the Springboks have a crucial scrum.
There may have been a knock-on before the penalty, leading to the scuffle.
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 16-9: We have an altercation at the breakdown after a penalty to the All Blacks. Mo'unga goes for goal and extends the lead to seven.
Goodhue is into a gap and makes his way into the Springbok 22. Great work by Louw, as he secures a penalty under pressure at the breakdown. Pollard finds touch.
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, MO'UNGA! 13-9: After 12 patient phases the All Blacks have an offside penalty and Mo'unga extends the lead to four points.
Frizell is into a gap and offloads to Bridge, as the All Blacks continue their onslaught.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 10-9: Handre Pollard makes it a one point game with 19 minutes to play. Retallick is off after an injury and he does not look good.
The All Blacks have been relentless in the second half and have forced the Springbok mistakes. The Springboks secure a penalty at the scrum and will have a shot at goal.
Frans Steyn is on for the Springboks to replace De Allende.
This time a mistake from Barrett, as he sends the kick wide.
The All Blacks secure a penalty at the scrum after a huge effort and they will have a shot at goal.
A mistake from Pollard, as he tries a cross-kick but it flies straight into touch. Pressure!
The Springboks launch their first attack of the half, but Mo'unga clears it into touch. Jesse Kriel and RG Snyman on the field for the Springboks now.
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 10-6: The All Blacks secure a penalty after a Springbok failed to release the ball carrier. Barrett makes no mistake with his kick.
Kwagga Smith comes away with it after a strong tackle on Etzebeth. They concede a penalty after great work by Perenara and Mo''unga finds a good touch.
The All Blacks have come out all guns blazing in the second half. Can the Springboks keep them at bay? Barrett is looking dangerous.
Mo'unga is well tackled by Am after an intense period of All Black attacking.
Great hands from Mo'unga to take a good catch and sends Todd away. Mo'unga gets it back and chips forward, but Le Roux clears it.
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
HALF-TIME: NEW ZEALAND 7-6 SOUTH AFRICA. The All Blacks lead at the break despite all the stats reflecting South African dominance. We have seen lots of mistakes, but look forward to an entertaining second half.
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 7-6: Barrett slots the conversion and the All Blacks lead.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, GOODHUE! 5-6: The smallest man on the field Kolbe, takes on the Kiwi defence and the ball is recycled before it is turned over. Barrett then storms down the right and offloads to Goodhue, who scores the first try against the run of play.
De Allende storms into a gap, but this time he loses it forward and the All Blacks will feed a scrum.
The Springboks only have six points to show for all their dominance. The All Blacks will be happy with that.
Great work by Kitshoff to secure a penalty after the line-out and Pollard clears it into touch.
The All Blacks secure a penalty at the breakdown and Barrett finds a good touch. That was a case of the tackler not rolling away.
The All Blacks drive forward. Perenara comes away with it and eventually loses it forward. The Springbok pressure are forcing all these Kiwi mistakes. Keep it going!
The Springboks secure an offside penalty after a period of some advantage. Pollard decides to go for goal, but this time he sends it wide.
The mistakes by the All Blacks continue and this time the ball is spilled forward after a Pollard chip-kick.
The Springboks have controlled most of the possession and territory. They need more points on the board to show their superiority.
Goodhue squeezes into half a gap and eventually spills it in the tackle for a Springbok scrum. Great defence again!
Etzebeth takes a good catch after a 22 restart. The Springboks are under pressure, but Vermeulen does well on defence.
After a few resets at the scrum De Allende comes away with it and runs into a gap. Barrett covers well and then clears it into touch.
The All Blacks have made a lot of early mistakes here and again they knock it on in the tackle and the Springboks feed a scrum.
The Springboks concede an offside penalty and this time Barrett goes for goal, but sends it wide!
The All Blacks now secure a penalty for hands in the ruck and Barrett finds a good touch.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 0-6: The Springboks secure another penalty and this time for offside. Pollard lines it up in front of goal and makes no mistake.
Sonny Bill Williams (SBW) runs into a gap and then Mo'unga has yet another kick charged down. Lot's of early kicking from both teams.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD: 0-3: Pollard slots a good kick after that early infringement at the breakdown.
Mo'unga has his first kick charged down, but the All Blacks secure it five metres from their line. The Springboks secure the first penalty and will have a shot at goal.
Kick off! We are underway here in Wellington after a passionate haka lead by TJ Perenara!
G'Day and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby Championship clash between New Zealand and South Africa from Westpac Stadium.
New Zealand defeated Argentina 20-16 in Buenos Aires last week, while South Africa got the better of Australia by 35-17 in Johannesburg. With only one round left, the winner today will go a long way to securing the shortened version of this years Rugby Championship.
Richie Mo’unga will start at fly-half for the All Blacks, while Beauden Barrett shifts to full-back and Ben Smith to the wing. Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks all return to start in the front-row. Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock will start at lock, with Shannon Frizell, Matt Todd and Kieran Read forming the loose-trio. In another interesting move TJ Perenara starts at scrumhalf, while Aaron Smith shifts to the bench. Sonny Bill Williams returns to form the centre partnership with Jack Goodhue.
Team New Zealand: 15 Beauden Barrett, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody. Replacements: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Ofa Tuungafasi, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Vaea Fifita, 20 Dalton Papalii, 21 Aaron Smith, 22 Anton Lienert-Brown, 23 George Bridge.
This week the Springboks will be lead by Duane Vermeulen in a team where coach Rassie Erasmus was always expected to ring the changes. Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit are the only forwards who played against the Wallabies last week, while Makazole Mapimpi is the only surviving back from last week. Willie le Roux starts at full-back, while Cheslin Kolbe will be on the right wing. Damian de Allende and Lukhanyo Am will start at centre with Handré Pollard and Faf de Klerk forming the half-back combination. The loose-trio will be Kwagga Smith, Vermeulen and Du Toit. Franco Mostert starts at lock with Etzebeth. The front-row is made up of in the second-row and Malcolm Marx is joined in the front-row by Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe. They also named a strong bench.
Team South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen (c), 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff. Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Jesse Kriel.
Our referee is Nic Berry and he will be assisted by Angus Gardner and Shuhei Kubo. The TMO is Rowan Kitt.
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