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Rugby Championship

As it happened: All Blacks 34-36 Springboks

2018-09-15 15:00
Last Updated at 12:06
15 Sep 11:35

We'll be talking about this one for years to come. 

Thanks for joining us today, and enjoy the rest of the weekend rugger! 

15 Sep 11:30
Kieran Read: "You have to give the Boks all the credit in the world ... "
15 Sep 11:28
It's a famous win for the Boks, and their first in New Zealand since 2009 ...
15 Sep 11:27
Siya Kolisi at the post-match interview: "I have no words ... "
15 Sep 11:27
The Boks had to defend with everything in the final moments there. There was nothing left in the tank, but they found something from somewhere ... 
15 Sep 11:26
There are tears! Pieter-Steph du Toit can't control himself! He's been massive! I think he made a million tackles ...
15 Sep 11:25
FT: All Blacks 34-36 Springboks ...
15 Sep 11:25
GAME OVER! The Springboks win! 
15 Sep 11:22
The hooter has gone, but the scrum will be reset ...
15 Sep 11:21
80' 5m scrum to the All Blacks! This is it ... 
15 Sep 11:20
78' Not a good clearance from Pollard! ABs lineout 10m out ...
15 Sep 11:19
There are 160 seconds left on the clock, but it seems like an eternity ... 
15 Sep 11:18
Le Roux back on and the Boks have 15 men again ... 
15 Sep 11:18
78' BOKS SURVIVE! All Blacks were in there, it seemed, but a knock-on lets them down 5m out! 
15 Sep 11:16
76' Bok lineout on half-way ... safe to say things are tense ... 
15 Sep 11:15
Sorry, All Blacks 34-36 Boks ...
15 Sep 11:15
75' Conversion hits the upright! All Blacks 32-34 Boks ...
15 Sep 11:14
74' TRY ALL BLACKS! Ardie Savea finishes off after a massive rolling maul ...
15 Sep 11:13
74' ABs lineout 15m out ...
15 Sep 11:12
73' Penalty to ABs! Owens has gone back a long, long way after deciding that there was no advantage. Big call! 
15 Sep 11:10
71' Good clearance from Pollard. ABs lineout 40m out ...
15 Sep 11:09
70' BOKS SURVIVE! Somehow ... there's a little knock on and the Boks have a scrum on their own 5m line ...
15 Sep 11:09
70' ABs close again ...
15 Sep 11:08
69' Mbonambi on for Marx ...
15 Sep 11:08
69' BOKS SURVIVE! Massive effort from Kolbe on Ioane, the Boks take the lineout quickly and De Klerk clears! 
15 Sep 11:06
ABs will scrum and the Boks will need a massive effort to stay ahead here ...
15 Sep 11:06

67' ABs go close! They're stopped just short, but Willie le Roux gives away a penalty and the ABs are 5m out! 

He's been yellow-carded!  

15 Sep 11:04
Warren Whiteley will take over as skipper ...
15 Sep 11:03
66' Louw on for Kolisi, Beast on for Kitshoff, Louw on for Malherbe ...
15 Sep 11:03
66' Boks survive! Jantjies clears. It's an AB lineout 35m out ...
15 Sep 11:02
65' It's an AB lineout 22m out ...
15 Sep 11:01
64' Penalty to ABs! RG Snyman over-eager on the ground ...
15 Sep 11:00
Some finish in store here ... 
15 Sep 10:59
62' Conversion hits the upright! All Blacks 29-36 Springboks ...
15 Sep 10:59
That came from a rolling maul, and it was all down to Beauden Barrett's superb touch-finder ...
15 Sep 10:58
61' TRY ALL BLACKS! Codie Taylor!
15 Sep 10:57
60' Proper kick from Beauden Barrett and the ABs have a lineout 5m out ...
15 Sep 10:57
60' De Klerk penalised now and the ABs have a penalty just inside Bok territory ...
15 Sep 10:56
59' De Klerk box kick goes straight out and the ABs have a lineout just inside Bok territory ...
15 Sep 10:55
59' ABs have gone to the bench now and McKenzie is on ...
15 Sep 10:55
58' Pollard from out left is wide. All Blacks 24-36 Boks ...
15 Sep 10:54
57' TRY SPRINGBOKS! Beautiful! Try of the night! Pollard crashes up, it goes left and Jantjies over the the top to Whiteley and then Dyantyi, who finishes in the corner! 
15 Sep 10:53
56' Boks threatening, but ABs recover the ball 5m from their own line. 
15 Sep 10:50
54' Conversion from out left is good. All Blacks 24-31 Boks ...
15 Sep 10:49
52' TRY ALL BLACKS! Ioane gets his second! He finishes off down the left after the ABs broke away from the scrum. Kolbe misses the tackle. 
15 Sep 10:48
51' Penalty to ABs after the scrum! That looked like the Boks were going to be given the penalty, but Owens doesn't think so! 
15 Sep 10:47
51' RG Snyman on for Etzebeth ...
  • 83'

    FULL-TIME: NEW ZEALAND 34-36 SOUTH AFRICA. The Springboks have beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand! McKenzie dropped the ball and South Africa got it into touch! This victory was thoroughly deserved. An absolutely clinical performance. The Rugby Championship is still alive.

  • 81'

    The scrum goes down in the front row. Reset.

  • 80'

    South Africa hold New Zealand up short. Owens calls for a scrum. One last go for the All Blacks.

  • 78'

    Lost forward! Great defence from South Africa. New Zealand's handling lets them down again!

  • 78'

    South Africa win their scrum and Pollard hurries the ball into touch. New Zealand have another chance ? and they win the lineout inside the Springbok 22.

  • 77'

    South Africa cough up possession and allow the All Blacks back onto the attack. They're inside the Springbok 22 now.

  • 75'

    Beauden Barrett misses a crucial conversion! South Africa still lead this game by two points. New Zealand will have to do it all over again.

  • 74'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, SAVEA! 34-36: New Zealand go for the lineout maul and shove the Springboks back almost all the way through their 22. Savea finishes off!

  • 73'

    Offside from Snyman. Whiteley is warned by Owens that South Africa are not far away from another yellow card.

  • 71'

    South Africa win their scrum and Pollard puts a good kick into touch.

  • 70'

    The All Blacks are hitting the Springboks with wave after wave of pressure. However, South Africa are holding firm. Once again, New Zealand knock the ball on.

  • 69'

    The All Blacks go for the scrum and look to wear the Springbok defence down, but South Africa manage to drag Ioane into touch. They then take the lineout quickly and clear.

  • 67'

    Goodhue surges through the Springbok defence and gives the inside ball to Perenara. A crucial tackle from Whiteley halts the attack. The All Blacks lose the ball forward, but then le Roux is penalised for offside.

  • 67'

    YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! Le Roux is sent to the sin-bin for a cynical offside! South Africa will have to see out most of the remainder of this game with 14 men.

  • 65'

    New Zealand set up an attacking lineout just short of the Springboks' 22 and keep the ball despite a scrappy piece of play. However, they then lose it forward.

  • 62'

    Beauden Barrett's conversion attempt comes off the post, so the Springboks remain seven points in front.

  • 61'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, TAYLOR! 29-36: This game is far from over! New Zealand go to the tail from a five-metre lineout on the left and shove their way over! Good work from the All Black forwards, with the support of Perenara.

  • 58'

    Pollard misses for the first time this evening. His kick goes wide of the left post.

  • 57'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DYANTYI! 24-36: My goodness! The pressure pays off. Jantjies passes out left to Whiteley, who gives it to Dyantyi, who steps inside with a magnificent bit of skill and goes over in the corner!

  • 56'

    Le Roux kicks through for Kolbe to chase on the Springboks' right. Beauden Barrett reads it well and gets on the end of it after the bounce.

  • 55'

    Cracks are still showing in the All Blacks defence as Malherbe goes through a gap. The Springboks are now very much on the attack.

  • 54'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, B.BARRETT! 24-31: Brilliant kick from Beauden Barrett! From right next to the touchline, he brings the lead back down to a lone converted try.

  • 52'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, IOANE! 22-31: Read peels off the back of the scrum and is taken down just short of the line. New Zealand continue to pile on the pressure. They get the ball to Ioane on the left and he goes over right in the corner! TMO Kitt confirms the try!

  • 50'

    The crowd gives Hurricanes scrum-half TJ Perenara a fantastic reception as he comes on to replace Aaron Smith for New Zealand.

  • 50'

    After a sustained spell of pressure, the All Blacks lose the ball forward on attack... but it isn't over ? Whiteley is penalised for offside.

  • 48'

    De Allende goes off injured for the Springboks and Jantjies comes on in his place. Pollard will fill in at 12.

  • 46'

    South Africa look to put pressure on New Zealand with the kick in behind, but Jordie Barrett reads it well and gathers.

  • 43'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 17-31: Pollard adds the conversion with a good kick from the right. South Africa lead by two converted tries.

  • 42'


  • 42'

    HALF-TIME: NEW ZEALAND 17-24 SOUTH AFRICA. Pollard's good kick sends the Springboks into the break ahead. They trailed 12-0 early on, but the All Blacks shot themselves in the foot. New Zealand are usually strong in the closing stages of games, though, and it will be interesting to see what sort of fightback the hosts can put up in the second half.

  • 42'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KOLBE! 17-29: The All Blacks look to build pressure on the Springboks, but Lienert-Brown's pass is intercepted by Kolbe and nobody can catch him from there! Horror start to the half for New Zealand.

  • 41'

    The half-time hooter sounds and New Zealand are penalised for hands in the ruck. This is kickable for the Springboks.

  • 41'

    Beauden Barrett kicks off the second half. Du Toit takes just outside the Springbok 22. This is going to be an interesting 40 minutes of rugby.

  • 40'

    Barrett's conversion attempt from the left fails to curl inside the right post. The Springboks still lead by four.

  • 38'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, IOANE! 17-21: In the 20th phase of the attack, Ioane is given the ball in space on the left by Lienert-Brown. He goes in for the try!

  • 37'

    The build-up continues. Ioane is tackled inside the Springbok 22 on the left. New Zealand are piling on the pressure.

  • 36'

    New Zealand look to run their way out from their own territory. Sam Whitelock takes them up to the halfway line.

  • 33'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 12-21: Pollard's conversion stretches the lead beyond a converted try!

  • 32'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MARX! 12-19: The lineout is well-worked from the Springboks. They struggle to make up ground from the driving maul, but Marx peels away and goes in for the try!

  • 31'

    South Africa win their lineout and build up patiently. They win a penalty at the ruck and kick the ball into the corner.

  • 29'

    A New Zealand cross-kick goes into touch. They were in control of this game, but their errors have allowed the Springboks onto the front foot. This is a good attacking position from the lineout.

  • 26'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 12-14: The Springboks take the lead!

  • 25'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! 12-12: Dyantyi's kick in behind goes into touch and Jordie Barrett tries to take the lineout quickly. It's a horrible pass and the Springboks capitalise. Le Roux pounces and goes through to set up a simple conversion!

  • 22'

    New Zealand's kick-off doesn't go the full 10 metres. That's poor. Is momentum shifting slightly?

  • 21'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 12-7: Pollard makes no mistake from a simple kick.

  • 20'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DYANTYI! 12-5: The Springboks hit back! After a sustained spell of pressure, they work their way through a narrow channel on the left. Le Roux sets Dyantyi up for the finish and he runs in under the posts!

  • 17'

    CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, B. BARRETT! 12-0: Beauden Barrett converts from the right this time.

  • 16'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, A. SMITH! 10-0: New Zealand move the ball to the right. Some quick hands send Ben Smith through the defence. He passes back inside for Aaron Smith to finish! What a superb break!

  • 14'

    The Springboks look to run their way out from the back, but le Roux fumbles the ball and then Dyantyi knocks it forward. Disappointment for South Africa. New Zealand win the scrum and look to run back at them.

  • 11'

    The All Blacks get hold of the ball and hit the Springboks on the counter. They're deep inside South Africa's 22... But they lose the ball forward and Pollard goes for a risky cross-kick. It goes straight into touch.

  • 9'

    The Springboks have a scrum inside All Black territory. They'll be looking to create something from this.

  • 6'

    Beauden Barrett's conversion attempt from the right goes wide of the right post.

  • 5'

    TRY, NEW ZEALAND, J. BARRETT! 5-0: So much for that! Off the lineout, New Zealand work the ball to Jordie Barrett, with his brother, Beauden, setting him up with the pop-pass. The full-back goes all the way!

  • 4'

    The All Blacks apply the early pressure, but the Springboks defend well and win the turnover, forcing the knock-on.

  • 1'

    The Springboks have faced the Haka and Handré Pollard kicks the game off. It's a dreadful start for South Africa as he overcooks it.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this eagerly anticipated Rugby Championship clash between two great old rivals. The All Blacks host the Springboks at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

  • 0'

    Brodie Retallick's injury means that Sam Whitelock starts at no. 4 for the All Blacks. Patrick Tuipulotu comes onto the bench as cover. Liam Squire and Sam Cane start at six and seven respectively, with Ardie Savea on the bench. Aaron Smith and Beauden Barrett are the starting half-backs, while Ryan Crotty starts at 12 alongside Anton Lienert-Brown. Rieko Ioane comes back from injury on the left wing, while Jordie Barrett comes in for Ben Smith, who moves to Ioane's opposite side, at full-back. Sonny Bill Williams was a late injury withdrawal from the All Blacks bench, with Jack Goodhue coming in.

  • 0'

    Handré Pollard, Lukhanyo Am and Malcolm Marx start for the Springboks at 10, 13 and 2. Jesse Kriel moves from centre to wing to replace the injured Makazole Mapimpi. Bongi Mbonambi, Elton Jantjies and Ross Cronje start from the bench. South Africa are looking to bounce back from defeats to Argentina and Australia.

  • 0'

    Nigel Owens is the referee for this clash. He is assisted by Pascal Gaüzère and Nic Berry, while Rowan Kitt is the TMO.

  • 0'

    New Zealand head into this match with a perfect 15 points from three games and are on the verge of securing the Rugby Championship title. The Springboks, meanwhile, have just six points, but sit second.

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New Zealand South Africa
  • 6 Tries 5
    • 4' Jordie Barrett
    • 15' Aaron Smith
    • 37' Rieko Ioane
    • 51' Rieko Ioane
    • 60' Codie Taylor
    • 73' Ardie Savea
    • 19' Aphiwe Dyantyi
    • 24' Willie Le Roux
    • 31' Malcolm Marx
    • 41' Cheslin Kolbe
    • 56' Aphiwe Dyantyi
  • 2 Conversions 4
    • 17' Beauden Barrett
    • 53' Beauden Barrett
    • 20' Handre Pollard
    • 25' Handre Pollard
    • 32' Handre Pollard
    • 42' Handre Pollard
  • 0 Penalties 1
    • 40' Handre Pollard
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 66' Willie Le Roux
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Karl Tuinukuafe
  • Codie Taylor
  • Owen Franks
  • Sam Whitelock
  • Scott Barrett
  • Liam Squire
  • Sam Cane
  • Kieran Read
  • Aaron Smith
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Rieko Ioane
  • Ryan Crotty
  • Anton Lienert-Brown
  • Ben Smith
  • Jordie Barrett
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Franco Mostert
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Faf de Klerk
  • Handre Pollard
  • Aphiwe Dyantyi
  • Damian de Allende
  • Lukhanyo Am
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Liam Coltman
  • Tim Perry
  • Ofa Tuungafasi
  • Patrick Tuipulotu
  • Ardie Savea
  • TJ Perenara
  • Jack Goodhue
  • Damian McKenzie
  • 16
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  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Wilco Louw
  • RG Snyman
  • Francois Louw
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Cheslin Kolbe

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