Siya Kolisi
2019/10/14 10:28:53
01:45:06PM

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We will be bringing you all of the reaction to this match, including quotes from captains and coaches as well as Rob Houwing's player ratings later today. 

I suspect Cheslin Kolbe might win that one! 

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon! 

01:40:08PM

The loss is not the end of the world, of course. 

If the Boks beat Italy, Namibia and Canada - as expected - then they will qualify for the quarter-finals and meet one of Ireland or Scotland. 

There is still a long way to go ...

01:37:27PM

Cheslin Kolbe was absolutely brilliant in a losing cause and was the obvious standout from a South African perspective. 

Half-backs Faf de Klerk and Handre Pollard, though, have had better days. 

01:36:13PM

The Boks were better in the 2nd half, but they were still not consistently good enough on the day. 

Missed tackles hurt them, as did aimless kicking and an inability to win the ball in the air. 

01:35:23PM

FULL-TIME! Mapimpi knocks on and that's that ...

SPRINGBOKS 13-23 ALL BLACKS

01:34:31PM

80' Hooter has gone and Boks win the scrum penalty. 

They set up the lineout, and they will look to secure a losing bonus point now ...

01:32:33PM
79' Springbok scrum deep in their own half. They're out of time now and will lose their first game of RWC 2019 ...
01:31:27PM
78' ABs head into Bok 22, looking after possession well and winding down the clock ...
01:28:52PM

76' Another UNREAL run from Kolbe! He is stopped short again, and the ABs make the turnover and kick ahead ...

The Boks then come back and Le Roux looks to have put Jantjies through, but Garces reckons that's a forward pass!  

The small moments like that just haven't gone the Boks' way today ...

01:25:34PM
73' Boks now looking to attack, but Pollard knocks on and the ABs will eat up as much time as possible here. 
01:24:38PM

72' Barrett nails the kick and that will hurt SA! 

SA 13-23 NZ

01:23:52PM

72' Penalty to the All Blacks! 

That won't go down well with the Boks and referee Garces is booed by the SA fans. 

If Barrett kicks this, then that should the end of the contest. Garces reckons the Boks were offside. 

Kick is about 38m out and pretty much in front. 

Jantjies on for De Klerk. 

01:21:01PM

70' A couple of kicks for either side ends with Pollard being knocked into touch. ABs have a linoyed in Bok half. 

RG Snyman on for Etzebeth ...

01:18:58PM
68' Penalty All Blacks! That could be big because the Boks had just ventured into their 22. Du Toit isolated and the ABs make the turnover. 
01:17:40PM
68' Mtawarira on for Kitshoff ...
01:17:04PM
67' Ben Smith on for Mo'unga, so Barrett will finish the game at flyhalf ...
01:16:31PM

66' Mo'unga makes no mistake. Was actually from a more difficult angle and range than I initially thought. 

SA 13-20 NZ

01:15:13PM
Mo'unga will line up a shot at goal from straight in front. 
01:14:48PM
65' That scrum took forever, and eventually the All Blacks dominate and win the penalty! 
01:12:41PM
63' It's tense ... 
01:11:32PM

61' Smith goes to the air again, but this time Reece knocks on. The Boks will have the put-in about 60m out. 

Mbonambi replaces Marx at hooker. 

01:10:02PM
60' Boks up for this now ...
01:09:26PM

58' DROP GOAL SPRINGBOKS! 

They had the scrum advantage and with nothing else on Pollard had a dip from 40m out and turned immediately! 

SA 13-17 NZ

01:06:28PM
57' Penalty to the Boks! Mostert taken out in the air at the lineout. Pollard will take play back into the AB half ...
01:05:51PM
56' De Klerk now gives away a penalty at the scrum, playing the ball before it had come out ...
01:04:16PM

55' Kriel on for Am

Nyakane on for Malherbe

01:03:36PM

A couple of big carries from Vermeulen there! Kolbe again showing great hands to keep it alive for the Boks. 

Eventually ends in a knock-on from the Boks. 


01:02:35PM
53' Game opening up now. All Blacks make the turnover and counter. Barrett kicks ahead, De Allende recovers possession and the Boks are off again! 
01:01:09PM

52' Boks on attack! 

Looked like there may have been a forward pass or two in there, but the Boks break and are now just 5m short!  

01:00:00PM

51' Bok skipper Kolisi is replaced by Francois Louw ...

Sonny Bill Williams also on for Crotty.

12:58:38PM

50' Reece knocks on and now the Boks have a scrum about 60m out. 

Has the momentum shifted?

12:57:57PM

The Boks were on attack and Du Toit, with nothing else on, simply went straight through the middle of the formed ruck and the Boks are back in it! 

Pollard knocks over the extras. 

SA 10-17 NZ

12:56:51PM
48' TRY SPRINGBOKS! Pieter-Steph du Toit!
12:56:20PM

47' SUPERB FROM KOLBE! 

The Bok wing takes a high ball in his own half and then sets off on a ridiculous individual run! 

He looked set to score in the right corner in what would have been a magical try, but Mo'unga stops him just short and the ball is lost forward. 

Easily the most exciting moment from as Bok point of view ...

12:53:52PM
45' Mo'unga tries another cross-kick, but this time the Boks secure the ball and Pollard finds a decent touch ...
12:53:09PM

44' And after a few reset scrums, the All Blacks get the penalty through a Bok collapse. 

Not the start to the half the Boks needed. 

ABs set up an attacking lineout ...

12:50:46PM

41' Almost immediately we have another De Klerk box kick that doesn't go very far at all and gives away possession. 

Beauden Barrett, meanwhile, takes a huge knock from Vermeulen that leaves him with a nosebleed. 

12:48:25PM
41' Pollard gets the 2nd half underway ...
12:46:07PM
The sides are coming back out for the 2nd half, and it's safe to say the Boks have a mountain to climb ... 
12:34:47PM

HALF-TIME! SA 3-17 NZ

Pieter-Steph du Toit knocks on inside the NZ 22m area where he really should have held on. 

Boks started brightly, but the wheels came off with a double-strike from the All Blacks. 

Pollard's penalty miss at 3-0 hurt, but it can't be blamed. 

The Boks haven't kicked accurately enough and they have also been bossed in the air too many times. 

If they are going to get back into this game, they will have to make something happen soon.