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South Africa
30
32
FT
New Zealand
NZL
The Rugby Championship
Saturday 06 October 2018, 11:05am EDT

South Africa v New Zealand

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  • FT
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    80'
  • TRY!Ardie Savea
    78'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    75'
  • TRY!Scott Barrett
    75'
  • TRY!Rieko Ioane
    61'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    59'
  • TRY!Cheslin Kolbe
    58'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    54'
  • TRY!Aaron Smith
    53'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    52'
  • TRY!Damian de Allende
    51'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    47'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    44'
  • TRY!Jesse Kriel
    43'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
    35'
  • Penalty GoalBeauden Barrett
    25'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    12'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    3'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
387
260
Metres
43
29
Carries
24
16
Defenders beaten
8
4
Clean breaks
141
80
Passes
8
1
Offloads
16
11
Turnovers conceded
6
9
Turnovers won
93
147
Tackles
16
24
Missed tackles
South Africa T C P
15 Willie Le Roux 0 0 0
14 Cheslin Kolbe 1 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 1 0 0
12 Damian de Allende 1 0 0
11 Aphiwe Dyantyi 0 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 0 3 3
9 Faf de Klerk 0 0 0
1 Steven Kitshoff 0 0 0
2 Malcolm Marx 0 0 0
3 Frans Malherbe 0 0 0
4 Eben Etzebeth 0 0 0
5 Franco Mostert 0 0 0
6 Siya Kolisi 0 0 0
7 Pieter-Steph du Toit 0 0 0
8 Francois Louw 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Mbongeni Mbonami 0 0 0
17 Tendai Mtawarira 0 0 0
18 Vincent Koch 0 0 0
19 RG Snyman 0 0 0
20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe 0 0 0
21 Embrose Papier 0 0 0
22 Elton Jantjies 0 0 0
23 Damian Willemse 0 0 0
New Zealand T C P
15 Ben Smith 0 0 0
14 Waisake Naholo 0 0 0
13 Ryan Crotty 0 0 0
12 Sonny Bill Williams 0 0 0
11 Rieko Ioane 1 0 0
10 Beauden Barrett 0 0 2
9 Aaron Smith 1 0 0
1 Karl Tuinukuafe 0 0 0
2 Codie Taylor 0 0 0
3 Owen Franks 0 0 0
4 Sam Whitelock 0 0 0
5 Scott Barrett 1 0 0
6 Shannon Frizell 0 0 0
7 Sam Cane 0 0 0
8 Kieran Read 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Nathan Harris 0 0 0
17 Tim Perry 0 0 0
18 Ofa Tuungafasi 0 0 0
19 Patrick Tuipulotu 0 0 0
20 Ardie Savea 1 0 0
21 TJ Perenara 0 0 0
22 Richie Mo'unga 0 3 0
23 Anton Lienert-Brown 0 0 0

Standings

The Rugby Championship

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
2 South Africa 79 15
1 New Zealand 89 25
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  • FULL TIME - A stunning test match with an unbelievable conclusion comes to an end in Pretoria!  The Springboks burst from the blocks early in the second half and looked set for a huge win with the lead ballooning out to 17 points at one stage.  However, you can never write off the All Blacks - the visitors dug deep to somehow ground out the last three tries of the match and pull off an extraordinary come-from-behind victory.  New Zealand didn't lead until the 80th minute but they were in front when it counted - the All Blacks win by 32-30 over South Africa who, despite ultimately going down, can take plenty from their effort this evening.
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  • The All Blacks have done it!  With the clutch kick, and with the very last play of the test match, Richie Mo’unga showing nerves of steel nails the conversion to win the game for New Zealand. What a finish!!!
    80'+2''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 32-30 New Zealand
    80''
  • Incredible scenes in Pretoria!  The All Blacks have come from the clouds and levelled the scores with Ardie Savea, driving hard and low, somehow finding the chalk in amongst a tangle of bodies right on the try line.  The scores are level with Richie Mo’unga to line up the posts to try and win the game with the conversion attempt - he is 20m out on a slight angle.
    79''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Ardie Savea) 30-30
    79''
  • A huge break for the All Blacks with the ball breaking left from the kick for touch and rolling over the line just 5m out from the Springboks' line - New Zealand with the line out!  The tension at Loftus Versfeld is almost unbearable with the test match hinging on this set piece...
    78''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 30-25 South Africa
    77''
  • The test match is alive!  After the All Blacks came up short on several occasions, Scott Barrett finally crashes over to drag the margin back to a converted try with the kick still to come.
    76''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Scott Barrett) 30-23 South Africa
    76''
  • Richie Mo’unga steps but comes up a fraction short of the chalk - it's a game of inches at the moment with the All Blacks hot on attack!
    75''
  • Through 12 phases, New Zealand draw within 5m of the Springboks' line - the All Blacks simply must score from this attacking foray if they are to have any chance of pulling this test match from the fire.
    74''
  • Penalty to New Zealand!  Ofa Tuungafasi is lifted off his feet in the tackle and the resultant kick for touch will take the All Blacks deep inside the Springboks' 22.
    72''
  • A break in play with Aphiwe Dyantyi in some discomfort after falling heavily to the turf - the winger is clutching at his left knee and will require medical attention.
    72''
  • The All Blacks have huge numbers out to the right but Aphiwe Dyantyi gets in the way - the winger snatched at the ball and is penalised for a deliberate knock down.
    70''
  • Incredible footwork from Damian Willemse who leaves the defence grasping at fresh air before releasing a delightful pass out of the back of the hand to Franco Mostert in support.
    68''
  • Beauden Barrett chances his arm with a long pass deep inside the Springboks' 22 but it has been ruled forward - as a result, the Springboks have the scrum feed in an extremely dangerous attacking position.
    67''
  • SUBSTITUTION - We have a break in play with Willie le Roux forced to the rooms for a HIA - he will be replaced by Damian Willemse.
    65''
  • MISS! The first miss from the tee this evening from either side as Richie Mo’unga pushes his conversion attempt across the posts.
    64''
  • The All Blacks just won't go away!  Quick hands creates a massive overlap out to the left and Beauden Barrett with a long and accurate pass puts Rieko Ioane over right in the corner.
    62''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Rieko Ioane) 30-18 South Africa
    61''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! South Africa (Handré Pollard) 30-13 South Africa
    61''
  • The crowd at Loftus Versfeld erupts!  After some deliberation, the TMO is satisfied that Cheslin Kolbe found the paint and that there was no double movement and the try is awarded.
    60''
  • Try
    TRY! South Africa (Cheslin Kolbe) 28-13 South Africa
    59''
  • TMO!  Are the Springboks in here?!?  Willie le Roux hands off to Cheslin Kolbe who drives low and hard for the chalk - the question is whether the winger found the line and was there a double movement?
    56''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 23-13 South Africa
    55''
  • The All Blacks strike back almost immediately!  On the break, Codie Taylor releases a flat path to Aaron Smith who has the try line wide open to the right and the scrum half gives the visitors a glimmer of hope with a crucial five-pointer.
    55''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Aaron Smith) 23-11 South Africa
    55''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION South Africa (Handré Pollard) 23-6 South Africa
    55''
  • It's two tries in a row to the Springboks!  WIth tremendous strength, Siya Kolisi busts through the tackle before releasing Damian de Allende who goes in under the posts.
    53''
  • Try
    TRY! South Africa (Damian de Allende) 21-6 South Africa
    53''
  • After coming up just short of the chalk, Faf de Klerk looks to spread right but there is no-one there!  A huge let off for the All Blacks but the visitors still have plenty of work to do - they are pinned down deep in their 22 with the line-out throw just 5m out from their own line.
    51''
  • It's another wonderful strike from Handré Pollard whose penalty goal attempt from half way raises both flags.  There's still a long way to go in the test match but the Springboks are right in the box seat at the moment.
    49''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! South Africa (Handré Pollard) 16-6 South Africa
    48''
  • Penalty to South Africa!  The try-scorer Jesse Kriel backs up with some excellent defence and wins a penalty that will result in Handré Pollard lining up the posts with another monster penalty goal attempt.
    47''
  • A break in play as the All Blacks head to the bench to try and find a spark - when we resume, it will be the visitors with the scrum feed right on the half way line.
    46''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! South Africa (Handré Pollard) 13-6 South Africa
    45''
  • The Springboks strike early in the second half!  Jesse Kriel spots a crack in the All Blacks' defensive line and powers through the gap with a lightning burst that takes him all the way to the try line.
    44''
  • Try
    TRY! South Africa (Jesse Kriel) 11-6 South Africa
    44''
  • The All Blacks come up with a crucial early turnover via an effective spoil in the line out.
    43''
  • The news from the New Zealand rooms is that Sam Cane, who sustained a neck injury towards the end of the first half, will not be returning to the field in the second half.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - With the kick off, Beauden Barrett gets the second half underway in Pretoria!
    40''
  • HALF TIME - The whistle sounds to give everyone here at Loftus Versfeld a chance to catch their breath after a gripping first half!  No tries were scored in the opening 40 minutes with neither side giving an inch in defence.  The Springboks, with the vast majority of possession and territory, looked far more dangerous but they could not break down the All Blacks' defence.  A massive second half is in store with the scores locked up at 6-6.
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  • Outstanding defence from the All Blacks!  The Springboks spread out to the right however Cheslin Kolbe has run out of space and is bundled over the touch line.
    38''
  • Terrific continuity here from the Springboks who have recycled the ball through 14 phases and edged inside the New Zealand 22.
    37''
  • Beauden Barrett has the radar working this evening - another excellent strike from in front of the posts has levelled the scores!
    37''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! New Zealand (Beauden Barrett) 6-6
    36''
  • SUBSTITUTION - A forced change here for the All Blacks with Sam Cane very gingerly leaving the field after sustaining what appears to be a nasty neck injury - he will be replaced by Ardie Savea.
    36''
  • MISS! With the penalty advantage being played, Beauden Barrett unloads with a drop goal attempt however the ball skews off the side of his boot and lands out to the right.
    36''
  • The tension here in Pretoria is enormous as we approach the final five minutes of this first half - any score here would be crucial in the context of what has been a tight and tough first half.
    35''
  • With his eyes on the try line, Aphiwe Dyantyi pins his ears back and makes a dash down the left but winger is dragged into touch by some excellent cover defence from Waisake Naholo.
    34''
  • An opportunity for the Springboks to launch a raid on the New Zealand line goes begging as Malcolm Marx coughs up the pass from Handré Pollard.
    33''
  • On the back of a powerful rolling maul, Aaron Smith with the box kick finds touch and takes play up to the Springboks' 10m line.
    31''
  • Outstanding defence from the Springboks, in particular Malcolm Marx, who are rewarded with a penalty right on their own line.
    29''
  • A huge momentum shift in the test match as the All Blacks go on the front foot deep inside the Springboks' 22.
    28''
  • The All Blacks are on the scoreboard!  It's a wonderful strike from Beauden Barrett - the ball did not deviate an inch as it sailed between the uprights.
    27''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! New Zealand (Beauden Barrett) 6-3 South Africa
    26''
  • A couple of indiscretions in a row from Eben Etzebeth gives Beauden Barrett a chance to line up the posts from 40m out on the angle.
    25''
  • Eben Etzebeth is penalised for coming around from the side which will give the All Blacks a chance to relieve some pressure - the New Zealand defence has had to do a mountain of work so far in this first half.
    23''
  • Faf de Klerk keeps the blow torch right on the New Zealand defence with a clever kick for touch that finds the line and pins the All Blacks down inside their 22.
    21''
  • The All Blacks have lacked their usual composure in this opening quarter of the match - an uncharacteristic error from Beauden Barrett whose kick for touch floats over the the line on the full.
    19''
  • Franco Mostert is unable to handle an awkward pass from Faf de Klerk and the All Blacks have a chance to get their hands on the ball via a scrum feed.
    17''
  • Handré Pollard makes no mistake from point blank range.  Referee Angus Gardner hands a warning to New Zealand skipper Kieran Read - the All Blacks have conceded the first five penalties of this first half.
    15''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! South Africa (Handré Pollard) 6-0 South Africa
    15''
  • The Springboks go awfully close on a number of occasions but are held out by some desperate New Zealand defence - the All Blacks are penalised right in front of the posts and so Handré Pollard will line up for the easy three points.
    13''
  • Penalty to South Africa!  Early disciplinary problems for the All Blacks who have conceded the first four penalties of the test match.  Handré Pollard doesn't take a shot at the posts but instead kicks for the touch line.
    11''
  • Looking for field position, Willie le Roux puts in a deft chip in behind the All Blacks' defence - the ball pitches just inside the touch line before rolling over inside the All Blacks' 22.
    9''
  • Kieran Read plays at the ball from an offside position and is penalised - with the resultant kick for touch, Handré Pollard takes play up to half way.
    7''
  • Outstanding field position here for the All Blacks who have the scrum feed in the middle of the field inside the Springboks' 22.
    6''
  • A wonderful strike from Handré Pollard has both the distance and the accuracy and a huge roar erupts from the Loftus Versfeld crowd as South Africa take an early lead!
    5''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! South Africa (Handré Pollard) 3-0 South Africa
    5''
  • Kieran Read is penalised for offside and so Handré Pollard will line up a monster penalty goal attempt from 55m out.
    4''
  • The first scrum of the match pits the two forward packs together just forward of half way for the Springboks who have the feed.
    2''
  • It's been a very warm and sunny day in Pretoria however the ground is now covered in shade - conditions are perfect for this highly anticipated test match.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - Handré Pollard puts boot to ball and we are underway in Pretoria!
    1''
  • The formalities, including a passionate Haka from the All Blacks, are complete and so all that remains is kick off to get proceedings underway.
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  • The atmosphere at Loftus Versfeld is electric as the two sides line up for the singing of the national anthems.
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  • New Zealand secured their third successive Rugby Championship title with their victory over Argentina last week.  But you can be sure that the All Blacks are still smarting from their shock loss to South Africa on home turf and they will be desperate to turn the tables this evening in front of a packed Loftus Versfeld Stadium.
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  • South Africa are the form team of the competition and come into this clash riding a massive wave of confidence - in their past two matches, the Springboks have recorded a stunning victory over New Zealand in Wellington and then, last week, accounted for Australia in Port Elizabeth.
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  • Welcome to Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria for the hugely anticipated showdown between South Africa and New Zealand in the penultimate match of the 2018 Rugby Championship.
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