Springboks 26 All Blacks 45

Keo.co.za brought you live commentary from the Vodacom Tri-Nations Test at Loftus Versfeld.

South Africa - Tries: Fourie du Preez, Jaque Fourie (2). Conversion: Andre Pretorius. Penalties: Percy Montgomery (2), Butch James.
New Zealand - Tries: Neemia Tialata, Luke McAlister, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Mils Muliaina, Rico Gear. Conversions: Dan Carter (4). Penalties: Carter (4).



77min – Ralepelle comes on for Du Randt to make his Test debut.

75min – TRY & CONVERSION Pienaar forces a turnover inside the Bok 22, but the All Blacks somehow win it back and counter-attack. Collins grubbers through the Bok defence and Gear collects to score the simplest of tries. Carter converts (8/9).

73min – The All Blacks win the line-out, but Tuitupou knocks on.

72min – Carter grubbers down the right-hand touchline, but Pienaar gets there first and finds touch.

70min TRY & CONVERSION The Boks win the line-out and go wide. De Villiers times his pass perfectly and puts Fourie in for his second try. Pretorius converts (1/2).

69min – Cowan is under pressure from a scrum inside his 22 and concedes the penalty. A fight breaks out and the referee speaks to both captains. Pretorius kicks for touch.

63min TRY The Boks go blind and a good flip pass from Cronje puts Fourie away for the Boks second try. Pretorius misses the conversion (0/1).

61min – Pienaar replaces Montgomery at fullback.

58min – Pretorius on for James. Mealamu and Cowen also on.

57min TRY & CONVERSION Williams intercepts a Bok pass and finds McAlister, who takes play into the Bok half before sending Muliaina away for another try. Carter converts (7/8).

55min – TRY The Boks are penalised for holding on and turn their backs expecting Carter to go for goal. Instead, Collins takes the quick tap and passes to Sivivatu who sprints 30m to score in the left-hand corner. Carter misses the conversion (6/7).

55min – Great work by Du Randt, who wheels the scrum and wins the ball back.

54min – Boks win a line-out and lose the ball forward. Bad mistake.

52min – Collins replaces Masoe, who has injured a knee.

51min – Replays show Williams threw a punch. Should have been a red card. Instead he just gets a talking to.

51min – Carter breaks through the Bok defence and passes to McAlister who is tackled just short of the tryline. Ndungane forces the turnover but the ball spills loose and is picked up by Masoe who plants the ball a millimetre before the tryline and the Boks launch a counter-attack. Carter then knocks on near the halfway line.

49min – Tyibilika is replaced by Wannenburg.

48min PENALTY All Blacks are penalised at the ruck and Montgomery kicks the penalty (2/3).

45min – TRY & CONVERSION Ndungane kicks into the All Black 22, and they counter-attack. Sivivatu breaks away down the left-hand touchline and passes to McAlister on his outside. The centre cuts back inside, and brushes off a poor Du Preez tackle to score. Carter converts (6/6).

43min – The All Blacks are moving the ball all over the park. The Boks are penalised for going off their feet and Carter kicks the penalty (5/5).

41min – Carter kicks off and the Boks find touch.


39min – Boks launch a final attack as the siren sounds. James passes to Spies who is smashed backwards. The ball is turned over and the Boks penalised for going off their feet. Carter kicks the penalty from 60m (4/4).

34min – Gear breaks away down the touchline, but doesn’t pass to Williams on his outside and instead slows down and finds Muliaina on his inside. He passes to Toeava who knocks on with an open tryline. The All Blacks butchered that one.

32min – TRY & CONVERSION The All Blacks win the line-out and take it wide to Gear who is tackled just short of the tryline. The ball comes back to Carter who kicks into the corner and Tialata scores the try. Carter adds the conversion (3/3).

30min – Tyibilika is penalised at the line-out for breaking away to soon. Carter finds touch inside the Bok 22.

26min – Botha is penalised for scrumming at an angle. Carter finds touch inside the Bok half.

26min – All Blacks knock on at the line-out and the Boks get the scrum.

25min – Boks win their scrum and Du Preez finds a great touch inside the All Black 22.

23min – Van der Linde is replaced by Botha, who makes his Test debut.

21min – The All Blacks have an overlap on the left, but Muliaina takes the gap and sprints into the Bok 22. The ball’s recycled to Carter who puts the grubber through … it’s a sprint between Ndungane and Toeava … the TMO will rule on this. Replays show Toeava knocked on. Boks get the 5m scrum.

18min – PENALTY Du Randt is penalised for twisting at the scrum. Carter reduces the gap (2/2).
BOKS 11-6

17min – The Boks lose another line-out. Weepu boots the ball ahead into Tyibilika’s hands, but he knocks on.

15min – The All Blacks go wide, but Toeava knocks on. Ndungane hacks the ball ahead, but the All Blacks dot down for a 22 drop out.

14min – Somerville goes down with a twisted ankle and leaves the field. Woodcock comes on.

14min – Boks apply the pressure again, but knock the ball forward on the All Black 22. Weepu finds touch on the halfway line from the scrum.

11min – MacDonald leaves the field after taking a heavy knock from Spies. Muliaina moves to fullback and Toeava slots in at centre.

10min – TRY Ndungane breaks down the right-hand side. McCaw forces the turnover, only for the Boks to win it back immediately. Tyibilika passes to Fourie on the blindside who scores the try. Montgomery misses the conversion (1/2)
BOKS 11-3

9min – Boks lose the line-out, but Carter’s kick goes over the deadball line. Boks get the scrum back inside All Black territory.

8min – The Boks win a line-out on the All Black 22 and take the ball up. Oliver wins the turnover and Gear finds touch.

5min – PENALTY The Alll Blacks finally get their hands on the ball and take it up into the Bok half. Tyibilika is penalised for playing the ball off his feet and Carter gets the visitors on the board (1/1).
BOKS 6-3

3min – PENALTY Tialata is penalised for collapsing the scrum. James kicks the penalty (1/1).
BOKS 6-0

2min – Carter’s restart goes into touch on the full. Bad start for the flyhalf. Boks get the scrum on the halfway line.

1min – PENALTY James kicks off. McCaw knocks on and Spies breaks free into the 22. All Blacks are penalised for offsides and Monty kicks the penalty (1/1).
BOKS 3-0


South Africa: 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Butch James, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Jacques Cronjé, 7 Pierre Spies, 6 Solly Tyibilika, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Johann Muller, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 John Smit, 1 Os du Randt. Subs: 16 Chilliboy Ralepelle, 17 BJ Botha, 18 Albert van den Berg, 19 Pedrie Wannenburg, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Wynand Olivier, 22 André Pretorius.

New Zealand: 15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Rico Gear, 13 Mils Muliaina, 12 Luke McAlister, 11 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Chris Masoe, 7 Richie McCaw, 6 Reuben Thorne, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Greg Rawlinson, 3 Greg Somerville, 2 Anton Oliver, 1 Neemia Tialata. Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Tony Woodcock, 18 Chris Jack, 19 Jerry Collins, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Sam Tuitupou, 22 Isaia Toeava.