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- Rugby Championship
- 14th Sep 2013
- KO 08:35
- Ground: Eden Park, Auckland
New Zealand v South Africa - Live
New Zealand 29 South Africa 15
80 The boks have one more throw of the dice and Willie le Roux and De Villiers combine brilliantly and they are soon, just outside the All Blacks' 22. De Villiers throws an inside pass but Jan Serfontein knocks on. That's the final act of the half and the hosts are victorious yet again! There were some contentious calls but although the Boks will be unhappy with that, the All Blacks deserved the victory as they dominated in most facets.
79 The boks are desperately searching for another converted try, to get a bonus point for losing by less than seven points. The ball goes wide to Kirchner, inside New Zealand's 22, but he is tackled inro touch by Piutau.
77 Barrett gets a chance to extend the hosts' lead, after the Boks forwards are pinned for obstruction. His effort is just wide of the mark though.
75 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 29-15. Steyn launches a cross-kick, which Kirchner does well to knock back into play, close to the corner flag, and Pat Lambie gathers before scoring in the corner!
75 YELLOW CARD, NEW ZEALAND, NONU! Ma'a Nonu will watch the rest of the match from the sidelines after a la te challenge on Jean de Villiers!
72 YELLOW CARD, NEW ZEALAND, READ! Read is sent to the sin bin after taking out a jumper in the air at a line-out!
70 Keven Mealamu is pinned, for not releasing the ball on the ground, and the Boks get a chance to attack when Steyn puts the resulting penalty out on the All Blacks' 22-metre line.
68 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, CANE! 29-10. The All Blacks pick-up-and-go, close to the Springboks' try-line and Sam Cane barges through a tackle from Coenie Oosthuizen before touching down!
67 Aaron Smith kicks a grubber kick ahead for Savea to chase but the touchline wins the race as the ball goes out inside South Africa's 22.
64 Savea puts through a grubber kick and Read tries to gather as he goes over the Boks' try-line! The referee checks with his TMO, who rule that he's knocked on!
63 Piutau wins plenty of ground as he beats four defenders in midfield! It takes a desperate tackle from Louw to bring him to ground.
60 The Boks go on the drive from a line-out, 15 metres outside their opponents' 22, but the All Blacks do well to counter it. When the drive becomes static, the hosts get the put-in at the scrum.
57 Tony Woodcock is pinned for a scrum infringement. Steyn kicks for the line but fails to find touch and Ben Smith gathers before taking it into contact close to the halfway line.
55 The Boks are at sixes and sevens, inside their 22, as the All Blacks rumble it up with their forwards. The ball is thens pun wide to the backs but Nonu knocks on with the try-line beckoning and two players on his outside!
53 Piutau stabs through a grubber kick which Julian Savea gathers on the edge of the Boks' 22! He is confronted by Kirchner who tackles him into touch. Brave effort!
50 Charles Piutau takes the ball into contact, inside South Africa's 22, but is pinned when he holds onto the ball on the ground. Steyn puts the ball out on the All Blacks' 10-metre line.
48 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 24-10. Barrett adds another two-pointer to push the hosts further in front!
47 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, READ! 22-10. Read runs onto a pass from Aaron Smith, from close quarters, and burrows his way over under the posts!
45 It's the first scrum since Du Plessis' sending off and the Boks are forced to sacrifice Willem Alberts and bring on Adriaan Strauss for the set-piece.
43 RED CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, DU PLESSIS! Bismarck du Plessis receives his second yellow card after leading with his elbow when taking the ball into contact against Liam Messam! The Boks will have to play the rest of the match with 14 men.
42 The Boks attack 10 metres outside the All Blacks' 22 but lose possession when Francois Louw throws a shocking pass to Jean de Villiers which goes past his skipper directly into touch.
40 Steyn gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Retallick and the All Blacks set up a ruck on the edge of their 22.
New Zealand 17 South Africa 10
40 The All Blacks go onto the attack but Dagg knocks on! that's the final act of the half and the players head into the sheds. It's been an epic Test so far as both sides go at each other with great intensity. The All Blacks were dominant early on but the Boks have fought back well during the latter stages. This sets the stage for an interesting second half.
39 Aaron Smith tries to gather a loose ball but fails to hold on and knocks on five metres inside South Africa's half.
37 The Springboks take the ball through several phases, inside the All Blacks' 22 , but can't breach the hosts' defence. Bismarck du Plessis eventually loses possession and Ben Smith kicks upfield.
35 PENALTY, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 17-10. Barrett extends the home side's lead after Jannie du Plessis is pinned for blocking Dane Coles off the ball.
33 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 14-10. Steyn slots a difficult conversion from up against the touchline!
32 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, B DU PLESSIS! 14-8. The Boks launch a drive, from a line-out 10 metres outside the All Blacks' try-line. The hosts initially do well to halt the momentum but eventually the Boks get the drive going again, and when they crash over it's Bismarck du Plessis who gets up with the ball!
30 The Springboks string some phases together and are soon on the edge of the hosts' 22. They lose momentum, however, when Jannie du Plessis fails to hang onto a pass from Pienaar.
28 New Zealand are awarded a tap penalty after the Boks are pinned for an early push at a scrum inside the home side's 22. Barret kicks for touch and puts the ball out five metres inside the Boks' half.
26 Jannie du Plessis is blown up for illegal scrummaging. Barret puts the ball out 10 metres outside the Boks' 22.
24 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, BARRETT! 14-3. Barrett adds the easy two-pointer to extend the home side's lead!
23 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, RETALLICK! 12-3. Brodie Retallick scores his first Test try under the uprights after being put into space by Conrad Smith inside the Boks' 22!
21 Bryan Habana is penalised for playing the ball from an offside position after Steyn launches an up-and-under. Carter has left the field after that hit from Du Plessis so Beauden Barrett kicks for touch. His effort is not out, however and Zane Kirchner returns his effort with interest and puts the ball out on the All Blacks' 22.
19 Liam Messam is pinned for not releasing the ball on the ground! Steyn kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the halfway mark.
17 YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, B DU PLESSIS! Referee Poite gives Du Plessis his marching orders for that tackle on Carter!
16 A huge fight has broken out after referee Romain Poite penalises Bismarck du Plessis for an illegal tackle on Carter!
15 Steyn opts to take a shot at goal, after Ben Smith is pinned for holding onto the ball on the halfway line. His effort falls just short of the posts, however!
13 The All Blacks go on the attack from a line-out 15 metres outside the Springboks' 22 but Conrad Smith knocks on a pass from Nonu.
11 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 7-3. Morne Steyn opens the visitors' account from the kicking tee after Brodie Retallick is pinned for a line-out infringement.
8 Pienaar spots a gap behind Israel Dagg and launches a kick which rolls into touch 10 metres from the All Blacks' try-line!
6 CONVERSION, NEW ZEALAND, CARTER! 7-0. Dan Carter holds his nerve and adds the extras!
5 TRY, NEW ZEALAND, READ! 5-0. The All Blacks attack from a scrum on the Springboks' five-metre line! Kieran Read makes a dash for the line but is held up by Eben Etzebeth and Mtawarira as he crashes over!. The referee checks with the TMO, who awards the five-pointer to the big number eight!
2 The teams pack down for for the first scrum and the Boks put huge pressure on the hosts' pack! Owen Franks capitulates under the pressure from Beast Mtawarira and the Boks are awarded a penalty which Morne Steyn puts out 10 metres outside the All Blacks' 22.
1 Dan Carter gets us underway! His kick is deep and Ruan Pienaar gathers inside his 22. He kicks for touch and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.
Liam Messam leads the All Blacks do a stirring version of the Kapa o Pango haka to the delight of a capacity crowd!
The teams stand to attention for their respective anthems. First up is South Africa's Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika followed by the hosts' God Defend New Zealand.
It's raining in Auckland! The showers are expected to ease up as the game progresses and the temperature is at 15 degrees Celcius.
After last weekend's memorable win over the Wallabies in Brisbane Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has named an unchanged matchday 23 for today's encounter.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made five changes to his side that beat Argentina in Hamilton last weekend. In the only change in the back-line, Ma'a Nonu takes over from Francis Saili at inside centre. Amongst the forwards Liam Messam will start at blindside flanker in place of Steven Luatua while on the openside Sam Cane takes over from regular captain Richie McCaw, who is ruled out through injury. The other changes come in the front row, where Owen Franks and Dane Coles start alongside Tony Woodcock. Andrew Hore, who started against Argentina, has dropped out of the matchday squad with Keven Mealamu being preferred on the bench.
Hello and welcome to this huge clash in The Rugby Championship between New Zealand and South Africa from Eden Park in Auckland.
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