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Congratulations to New Zealand, who beat South Africa 25-24 in rugby thriller at Newlands, retaining their Rugby Championship title. @Mtnsa pic.twitter.com/1jVwMVIbNW— South African Rugby (@Springboks) October 7, 2017
Congratulations to New Zealand, who beat South Africa 25-24 in rugby thriller at Newlands, retaining their Rugby Championship title. @Mtnsa pic.twitter.com/1jVwMVIbNW
What a game, what a comeback from #Springboks, what a way to end the @CastleLagerSA Rugby Champs. Well done all! #LoveRugby @MTNza @FNBSA pic.twitter.com/9iJaeTLxRL— South African Rugby (@Springboks) October 7, 2017
What a game, what a comeback from #Springboks, what a way to end the @CastleLagerSA Rugby Champs. Well done all! #LoveRugby @MTNza @FNBSA pic.twitter.com/9iJaeTLxRL
Well done Boks. You've made us proud today.— LM (@Runningflyhalf) October 7, 2017
Well done Boks. You've made us proud today.
Absolutely sensational rugby from the Boks today!!! What a great Test match!!! ??????— Dan Benji Lombard (@DanLombard4) October 7, 2017
Absolutely sensational rugby from the Boks today!!! What a great Test match!!! ??????
Great effort by the @Springboks - well done!— Pierre Spies (@Pierrespies8) October 7, 2017
Great effort by the @Springboks - well done!
78' - Jantjies quickly slots the CONVERSION.
SA 24-25 NZ
Don’t agree with the red card ??.— Schalk Brits (@SchalkBrits) October 7, 2017
Don’t agree with the red card ??.
And there it is, the diabolical match altering french decision. Nothing in it, but DeAllende gets a red card. ???????— Ben Karpinski (@followthebounce) October 7, 2017
And there it is, the diabolical match altering french decision. Nothing in it, but DeAllende gets a red card. ???????
75'- PENALTY slotted by Sopoaga.
SA 17-25 NZ
75'- De Allende is penalised for a late hit on Sopoaga.
He also receives a RED CARD with the French referee determining that it was a dangerous hit with the elbow.
75' - TMO CALL
The TMO is called into action for a potential late tackle on Sopoaga.
75'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK
This is a thriller, this time Damian Mackenzie gets on back for New Zealand, they are now back in the lead, 22-17 with 10 mins left pic.twitter.com/mUP9XBacwu— South African Rugby (@Springboks) October 7, 2017
This is a thriller, this time Damian Mackenzie gets on back for New Zealand, they are now back in the lead, 22-17 with 10 mins left pic.twitter.com/mUP9XBacwu
70' - CONVERSION slotted by Sopoaga.
SA 17-22 NZ
McKenzie.. ????????— Matt Giteau ???? (@giteau_rugby) October 7, 2017
68'- TRY to the All Blacks as Damian McKenzie scores, slicing through the Bok backline defence.
That just proves how costly a lost lineout can be...
It is a second try for the #Springboks as Jean-Luc du Preez gets a first against the @AllBlacks and now leads 17-15 with 14 mins to play. pic.twitter.com/f0CB32s371— South African Rugby (@Springboks) October 7, 2017
It is a second try for the #Springboks as Jean-Luc du Preez gets a first against the @AllBlacks and now leads 17-15 with 14 mins to play. pic.twitter.com/f0CB32s371
65' - CONVERSION slotted by Pollard.
SA 17-15 NZ
SA Rugby player of the year nominations: 1. Marx 2. Marx 3.Marx— Duitser Bosman (@DuitserBosman) October 7, 2017
SA Rugby player of the year nominations: 1. Marx 2. Marx 3.Marx
That is rugby. Tough game. All Blacks score two tries off errors.— Benedict Chanakira (@bchanakira2) October 7, 2017
That is rugby. Tough game. All Blacks score two tries off errors.
59'- CONVERSION slotted by Sopoaga.
SA 10-15 NZ
FULL-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 24-25 NEW ZEALAND. It's been a titanic battle in Cape Town, which has seen New Zealand edge the Springboks. Having led 8-3 at the break, New Zealand fell behind thanks to a Cronje try and Jantjies conversion. From there on, tries from Ioane, McKenzie, du Preez and Marx took the game right to the wire. New Zealand held strong once more to maintain their perfect Rugby Championship record.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 24-25: We're down to a one-point ball game in the closing stages.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MARX! 22-25: Marx powers over in a dramatic twist to this game!
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, SOPOAGA! 17-25: From the penalty, Sopoaga extends the lead. It must be said that the red card decision looked harsh.
RED CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, DE ALLENDE! De Allende is sent off following a push on Sopoaga as momentum carried him into the All Blacks star following his attempted drop goal.
Sopoaga attempts a drop goal, but he pulls it wide to the left! Still 17-22.
New Zealand are on the attack again as they look to put this game to bed.
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, SOPOAGA! 17-22: Sopoaga nails the kick from the right and restores the five-point lead.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, MCKENZIE! 17-20: Havili plays a big role in initiating the move and then McKenzie darts through the gap, evades a number of tacklers, and scores!
South Africa win a penalty for an offside at the breakdown and set up the lineout as they look to cling on in the final stages of this game.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 17-15: Pollard puts South Africa back in front from a simple kick.
The Springboks are in their eighth phase on the ball now, but the All Blacks are holding firm.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DU PREEZ! 15-15: Pollard offloads to Marx, who sets du Preez up at the vital moment. The youngster's pace takes him through for the try!
CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, SOPOAGA! 10-15: Sopoaga stretches the lead with the conversion.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, IOANE! 10-13: The winger capitalises on an error from the Springboks on attack and then goes 80 metres to restore the lead!
The Springboks make good ground from a maul and du Toit wins a penalty for them.
New Zealand win the turnover as they look to create another chance to regain their lead.
The long-distance penalty kick goes just wide and South Africa still lead 10-8.
After opting to go for the corner from a kickable penalty, the Springboks are now probing for a gap in the All Blacks defence.
HALF-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 3-8 NEW ZEALAND. An exceptionally long first half finally draws to a close with New Zealand leading by five points. South Africa drew first blood through a Jantjies penalty, but Beauden Barrett then responded with one of his own before Crotty's try put the visitors ahead. Nevertheless, it's been a much improved Springbok display.
New Zealand have won a penalty following a scrum and it looks as if Sopoaga will go for posts.
Milner-Skudder comes off holding his arm and is replaced by Havili. We are still playing on at the end of this half.
Now it's the Springboks who set up a lineout near halfway. This is a breathless end to the half.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 10-8: The Springboks add the extra two from right under the posts.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, CRONJE! 8-8: At last, the scrum-half forces his way over and the pressure pays off!
The Springboks are piling pressure on the New Zealand defence following a cleverly worked lineout.
We're into the last play of the half as New Zealand look to extend their lead before the break.
Jantjies gets the second half up and running.
The Springboks work the ball out right as they look to attack, but du Toit puts a foot in touch.
Cronje is trying to cause problems for the All Blacks defence with his up-and-unders. He puts too much on this one and gives the ball away.
McKenzie pulls the conversion attempt to the left. Still 3-8.
TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CROTTY! 3-8: The try has been given after much deliberation!
Beauden Barrett charges down a kick from Jantjies and initiates a break. Following a scramble beyond the try line, Crotty may just have grounded it. The referee goes upstairs to check.
Superb work in the counter-ruck from Marx as his strength over the ball ensures that the Springboks hold firm in a dangerous position again.
Jantjies pushes the kick wide and it's still 3-3.
South Africa go back on the attack and win a penalty for an offside from Cane. Jantjies will probably have a shot at goal.
South Africa mount the pressure on New Zealand as Cronje spots a gap and runs into it. However, McKenzie steals the ball just as South Africa draw closer and New Zealand look to initiate a break.
New Zealand win a penalty following the scrum and set up an attacking lineout.
Some solid defence right in front of the tryline from Marx saves the day for South Africa as the referee blows in their favour.
NO TRY! Ioane goes on a lovely run down the left flank, beating a number of defenders. He goes over, but loses the ball forward as he attempts to ground it. Still 3-3.
New Zealand go on the attack, but South Africa win a penalty as Scott Barrett pushes his way in at the side of a ruck.
PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, B. BARRETT! 3-3: New Zealand win a penalty of their own straight after South Africa open the scoring and Barrett levels the scores through a long-range strike of his own.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 3-0: From 45 metres out, Jantjies strikes it beautifully and the flags go up! The hosts take the lead.
South Africa have won a penalty for hands in the ruck from Whitelock and Jantjies is going for posts.
The All Blacks win the ball and hit the Springboks on the break. Milner-Skudder goes on a great run down the right before giving the ball to Smith. However, he is tackled and the defence gets back. Kolisi then makes a vital intercept off Sonny Bill Williams.
Now Hames is penalised for losing the bind and collapsing the scrum.
The first scrum of the game goes straight down on South Africa's put in. It will be reset.
Beauden Barrett gets the game underway.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby Championship clash between South Africa and New Zealand at DHL Newlands.
Jérôme Garcès is the referee for this fixture, which will kick off shortly.
The All Blacks have made a few key changes to the side that beat Argentina in their last fixture. Steve Hansen has brought Sam Whitelock, Liam Squire, Sam Cane, Ryan Crotty and Lima Sopoaga into the 23 after sending them to Cape Town early. Nehe Milner-Skudder comes onto the right wing and Tawera Kerr-Barlow is on the bench in place of TJ Perenara.
The Newlands crowd belts out the South African national anthem. The stadium is absolutely rocking today. However, many in attendance will be backing the All Blacks, as they have a large fanbase in Cape Town.
Allister Coetzee has looked for strength in the lineout, picking Pieter-Steph du Toit at flanker. Lood de Jager earns a start, while Francois Louw replaces the injured Uzair Cassiem at eighthman. Steven Kitshoff gets his first test start, replacing the experienced Tendai Mtawarira.
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