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Rugby Championship: New Zealand hit again to stun South Africa

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Rugby Championship: New Zealand hit again to stun South Africa

The All Blacks have gained six of the seven Rugby Championships
Rugby Championship
South Africa (6) 30
Tries: Kriel, De Allende, Kolbe Cons: Pollard Three Pen: Pollard 3
New Zealand (6) 32
Tries: Smith, Ioane, Barrett, Savea Cons: Mo’unga 3 Pen: Barrett 2

Rugby Championship winners New Zealand produced a surprising fightback to beat South Africa 32-30 in Pretoria.

The All Blacks, who lost 36-34 to the Spingboks final month, had secured their sixth title last week however trailed 30-13 halfway by the second half.

Nonetheless, tries within the closing 4 minutes from Scott Barrett and Ardie Savea drew the guests stage.

Richie Mo’unga sealed a outstanding victory with the conversion, the final kick of the match.

After his group got here from a 17-point deficit for the second time within the match, All Blacks captain Kieran Learn mentioned: “You’ve got to have perception deep down which you can again. Each groups have been excellent and throughout the 2 video games we’re cut up even on the scoreboard.”

Counterpart Siya Kolisi noticed his South African facet squander a 12-point benefit within the remaining 4 minutes and admitted: “We let it go on the finish, they have been extra alert than us.

“It was actually good at instances, we should study from this and return and take a look at we have to do subsequent time. However I am pleased with the way in which the group is rising.”

The All Blacks now head out on tour, starting towards Japan in Tokyo on Three November, earlier than they face England at Twickenham on 11 November.

South Africa: Le Roux; Kolbe, Kriel, De Allende, Dyantyi; Pollard, De Klerk; Kitshoff, Marx, Malherbe, Etzebeth, Mostert, Kolisi, Du Toit, Louw.

Replacements: Mbonami, Mtawarira, Koch, Snyman, Notshe, Papier, Jantjies, Willemse.

New Zealand: B. Smith; Naholo, Goodhue, Williams, R. Ioane; B. Barrett, A. Smith; Tuinukuafe, Taylor, Franks, S. Whitelock, S. Barrett, Frizell, Cane, Learn.

Replacements: Harris, Perry, Tu’ungafasi, Tuipulotu, Savea, Perenara, Mo’unga, Crotty.

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