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- Rugby Championship
- 6th Oct 2012
- KO 16:00
- Att: 88,739
South Africa v New Zealand - Live
Full-time SOUTH AFRICA 16-32 NEW ZEALAND
80 Time up! The All Blacks attempt to rub further salt into the Springboks' wounds with another three-pointer, but Aaron Cruden's attempt sails wide. The ref blow for full-time and NZ end the Rugby Championship unbeaten! As for the bumbling Boks, it's back to the drawing board... thanks for the joining us folks!
78 More changes for the Boks as Juan de Jongh comes on for Taute. Not sure what much a difference he's going to make in two minutes as the home fans make their way out the stadium
75 A clever cross-field kick by Carter to Read sees the number eight inches away from scoring New Zealand's bonus point try, but he fails to hang on! That would have been the cherry on the cake for the Kiwis...
73 The hosts are yet to score a point in this half as another poor boxkick from Pienaar hands the All Blacks back possession on a silver platter. No doubt they'll counter-attack from inside their own half, and do just that!
71 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND. Over it goes! That's game, set and match folks. Unless the Boks can pull off a miracle comeback with nine minutes remaining...16-32!
70 More potential trouble for South Africa after Oosthuizen gives away another penalty - the prop playing the ball from an offside position. It's very kickable for Carter...
68 De Villiers breaks clear. Strong run from the skipper... Hougaard's in support and takes a low pass from De Villiers. Now the forwards get stuck in. There's an overlap out wide, but Pienaar goes the other way! Not surprisingly, the Boks lose possession with the tryline begging...
65 YELLOW CARD, NEW ZEALAND. It's all happening in Soweto as full-back Israel Dagg is given his marching orders for slowing down the ball. So lets see if SA can mount a last-gasp comeback against 14 men...
63 DROP-GOAL, NEW ZEALAND. The Kiwis work their way towards South Africa's 22. But the Springboks' defence is solid. Carter finds a way around that, and puts over a cheeky drop - only his second against the Boks - to extend his side's lead to 13 points. 16-29!
61 Final quarter of the match remaining! The All Blacks make some changes of their own as Ben Franks replaces his brother Owen and Nonu makes way for Tamati Ellison.
59 Now the hosts click into a higher gear and begin to put some phases together. They're just 5m out from the All Blacks tryline. But Jantjies puts in a grubber, and Jane dots down easily - chance wasted for the men in green and gold. Why kick away possession?
57 South Africa breath a sigh of relief as the flags stay down.
56 Bok coach Heyneke Meyer sends on Coenie Oosthuizen for Jannie du Plessis but the replacement prop is penalised at the first scrum after coming on. Chance for three more points if Carter can find his target...
53 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND. Easy does it for Carter and the South Africa now trail by 10 points. 16-26!
52 TRY, NEW ZEALAND. Now the Boks are in big trouble as livewire centre Conrad Smith exploits a gap and races in for the All Blacks third try! The visitors rush in to congratulate their midfielder as the hosts make their way under the posts to await Carter's conversion.
50 Another miss for the Boks - the goal-kicking woes coming back to haunt them... and the crowd ain't happy.
49 Carter's restart sails straight into touch - uncharacteristic error from the pivot. To make matters worse, McCaw gives away a penalty and hands Jantjies another chance at goal...
47 Now the Boks win a penalty thanks to some good pilfering work by Francois Louw as Read gets blown up for holding on. Chance for Jantjies to level the scores from 55m out on the angle... he's truck it well, but it falls inches short!
44 The Boks look rattled as Pienaar sends up a bomb. Habana gets underneath it, knocks it back but Zane Kirchner wasn't expecting it and spills it forward.
42 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND. Carter slots over the conversion, and the All Blacks retake the lead once more...16-19!
Second half TRY, NEW ZEALAND. Welcome back! Dan Carter gets the seond half underway. Brodie Retallick steals the restart, quick hands and Jaco Taute slips a tackle. More quick hands and Ma'a Nonu is over!!! Perfect start to the second half for NZ!
Second half SOUTH AFRICA 16-12 NEW ZEALAND
40 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA. Yes he does! The replacement pivot hoofs the ball between the uprights from 48m out to take his team into the half-time sheds 16-12 up! Highly entertaining first half. Stick around for the second folks!
38 Play taking place on half-way, and it's going to be a scrum to the Boks. Pienaar feeds, the Beast shoves and the Kiwis give away a penalty. De Villiers throws the ball to Jantjies... will he have the distance?
36 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA. The crowd roars as Jantjies raises the flags to put SA back in front as we edge closer to half-time. 13-12!
35 Goosen makes way for Jantjies, and the replacement pivot will get his first shot at goal at Test level after Ma'a Nonu is blown up for creeping offsides.
33 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND. This time Carter makes no mistake and the All Blacks hit the front! 10-12!
32 TRY, NEW ZEALAND. The visitors launch an attack from half-way. Bryan Habana races up for the intercept, but can't get there in time. Instead, Hosea Gear turns on the gas before linking with Aaron Smith who races in under the posts for the All Blacks second try! Silence falls on Soccer City Stadium.
30 The All Blacks now with the scrum feed just outside their 22. Read picked up at the base and makes 5m before he gets sandwiched in a tackle. Aaron Smith fires the ball back to Carter who waits for it inside his 22 and thumps the pigskin into touch.
28 Goosen limping all over the show. The Bok pivot doesn't look comfortable at all as Elton Jantjies warms up on the sideline.
26 Carter with the touchline conversion, but it's .... no good! 10-5
25 TRY, NEW ZEALAND. The All Blacks using the width of the field to good use as the Boks defence is stretched. First Cory Jane gets brought down out wide on the right, before the ball is shifted to the left where Read offloads to Whitelock who gallops in for a try.
23 The All Blacks struggling to get their hands on the ball, as the home side get a rolling maul going. Duane Vermeulen breaks off the back, switches with De Villers but the skipper puts it down. Sam Whitelock pounces on the loose ball and the men in black start a counter-attack...
20 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA. Goosen adds three more points to his tally and stretches the Boks' lead to 10 points. 10-0!
18 Bekker again with ball in hand, but this time he manages to hold on to it. Though gets tipped over in a dangerous looking tackle by Brodie Retallick. The crowd doesn't like what they've seen, but the All Blacks lock escapes any punishment but SA get the penalty.
15 South Africa on the charge once more, but Andries Bekker has the ball slapped from his hands by Read which then falls into Dan Carter's possession who clears... line-out to SA on half-way.
13 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA. Goosen finally raises the flags from bang in front to add two more points to South Africa's lead. 7-0!
12 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA. Willem Alberts breaks into space, but his pass is first juggled between an All Black and a Bok before Jean de Villers takes it in and fires a pass to Bryan Habana who runs in unapposed for the opening try of the match!
10 First line-out of the match, and Hore throws long. Kieran Read taps it down for McCaw to run on to ... but the skipper puts it down! Another error by the All Blacks. Scrum to the Boks.
7 Francois Hougaard now comes looking for work off his left wing, and shrugs off a high tackle as the ref waves play on. Pienaar's in support, takes Hougaard's offload but the ball is ripped from his grasp by Andrew Hore on the deck.
5 Oh, the ball strikes the uprights and bounces off the sticks. The sell-out crowd let out a big sigh. Six points gone begging now for the Boks in the opening five minutes of the match.
4 Scrum-time and New Zealand look to have given away their second penalty in as many minutes after Liam Messam was blown up for breaking away early. A chance for Goosen to make amends as he lines up his second attempt...
2 Early chance now for SA to get some points on the board after McCaw is pinged for playing the ball off his feet. Goosen lines it up, but the flags stay down. South Africa's kicking woes continue...
1 And we're under way! Johan Goosen kicks off and it's taken in by Richie McCaw who charges back and runs into a green and gold brick wall. Turnover! Ruan Pienaar to Francois Louw, and the Bok flanker gets hit hard in the tackle. OUCH!
Team news The All Blacks have made two changes: Lock Brodie Retallick and winger Hosea Gear come in for Luke Romano and Julian Savea respectively. On the bench, prop Ben Franks, loose forward Adam Thomson and outside back Tamati Ellison replace Charlie Faumuina, Sam Cane and Ben Smith.
Team news The Springboks have named an unchanged starting XV. The only change is on the bench, where Coenie Oosthuizen takes over from Pat Cilliers as prop replacement.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Soccer City on the outskirts of Johannesburg! We've got the biggest game of the year (in the southern hemisphere at least) on our hands as the two best sides in the world go head to head. Kick off is at 17.00 / 16.00 BST / 15.00 GMT
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