Springboks 16 All Blacks 32

GARETH DUNCAN brought you live commentary from the Rugby Championship Test at Soccer City.


80 mins: All Blacks get a penalty as the clocks ticks over the 80th minute. Replacement flyhalf Aaron Cruden steps up to kick some extra points, but he misses the penalty. Rolland blows the final whistle. ALL BLACKS WIN 32-16!

76 mins: All Blacks easing to victory. Forcing South Africa to play from their own territory. Poor kicks not aiding the hosts.

72 mins: ALL BLACK PENALTY! The All Blacks suffocating the Springboks, even with 14 men during this final quarter. Carter then punishes the hosts with his first penalty of the match. ALL BLACKS LEAD 32-16!

68 mins: Springboks on the front foot in the Kiwi red zone. However, South Africa lose the ball forward, 5m out from the tryline.

66 mins: YELLOW CARD! Dagg gets sin binned as the All Blacks give away another penalty. Rolland reminds the fullback that his team was on a warning.

64 mins: ALL BLACK DROP GOAL! Carter finds space and time at first receiver, and decides to pot an easy three-pointer. ALL BLACKS LEAD 29-16!

59 mins: Springbok attack gets going from the lineout, and they’re 5m out. However, a quick pass from Jantjies pops out from Habana’s grasps and the All Blacks escape.

58 mins: Springboks get a kickable penalty, but De Villiers orders the side to look for the try and they kick for touch.

56 mins: Springboks concede a penalty on the halfway mark. Carter has the chance to build on to this comfortable lead, but he pulls his effort.

54 mins: ALL BLACK TRY! From an 8m scrum, a smart backline move puts outside centre Conrad Smith through for a great try. Carter kicks the extras. ALL BLACKS LEAD 26-16!

52 mins: GREAT RUN! Gear showing his strength as ball carrier, bumping off three tackles as he rushes into the Springbok red zone.

49 mins: Jantjies misses his next goal attempt as it hits the post. Missing crucial points here.

48 mins: Rolland hands Richie McCaw and his All Blacks an official warning for poor discipline. This after New Zealand give away their ninth penalty away.

47 mins: Jantjies gets another shot at goal, kicks it flat, but misses.

46 mins: GREAT STEAL! Louw showing his quality in the Springbok No 6 jersey. He’s clearly made a difference since joining the team. Gives South Africa another kickable penalty.

41 mins: ALL BLACKS TRY! New Zealand score immediately. An offload from Dagg puts No 8 Kieran Read into space, and he’s tackled short. But he pops the ball up to Nonu, who dots down easily. Carter converts. ALL BLACKS LEAD 19-16!

41 mins: Carter gets things on the way again with a high kick-off, and lock Brodie Retalick steals possession. And from the resulting breakdown, the All Blacks are looking dangerous.


40 mins: SPRINGBOK PENALTY! All Blacks concede another penalty as they crumble at scrum in centre field. Jantjies slots it, which is the final move of the half. SPRINGBOKS LEAD 16-12!

36 mins: SPRINGBOK PENALTY! Doesn’t take long for Jantjies to perform his duties as the All Blacks concede a penalty with inside centre Ma’a Nonu caught offside. The Lions flyhalf lines up and slots his first points in Test rugby. SPRINGBOKS LEAD 13-12!

34 mins: Goosen limps off early, and Elton Jantjies comes on for an early run-on off the bench.

33 mins: ALL BLACK TRY! Habana’s eye for the intercept allows the visitors to have an extra man out wide on attack. Fullback Zane Kirchner is drawn in, and wing Hosea Gear shades him on his inside and puts scrumhalf Aaron Smith through for the try. Carter converts. ALL BLACKS LEAD 12-10!

30 mins: Goosen struggling with a knee injury, and limping badly. Elton Jantjies warms up on the sidelines.

28 mins: All Blacks showing some good confidence. Whitelock beats lock Andries Bekker to the ball in the lineouts off a Springbok throw.

27 mins: ALL BLACKS TRY! From the counter-attack, New Zealand expose the space out side and lock Sam Whitelock bashes over. Flyhalf Dan carter misses the conversion. SPRINGBOKS LEAD 10-5!

25 mins: FANTASTIC COUNTER RUCK! The All Blacks burst into the Springbok 22m area after collecting a spilled ball inside their own red zone. Loosehead prop Beast Mtawarira and wing Francois Hougaard drive over the ball, and Boks get it back. Outside centre Jaco Taute clears, but it’s not out.

23 mins: Springboks commanding play in this match so far. All Blacks starved of possession.

21 mins: SPRINGBOK PENALTY! Goosen kicks over an easy penalty to stretch South Africa’s lead. SPRINGBOKS LEAD 10-0!

20 mins: Great attacking pressure from the Springboks. Doing very well against a strong All Blacks defence. Again, Rolland finds an offence in the visitors’ guard – this time, offside.

12 mins: SPRINGBOK TRY! From a set-piece from a midfield lineout, the Springboks force gaps into the All Blacks defence with clever interplay. While the ball looked like it went forward from flank Francois Louw, referee said it went back off a defender’s hand. Captain Jean de Villiers gathers the loose ball, and puts wing Bryan Habana into space. Goosen converts the easy extras. SPRINGBOKS LEAD 7-0!

8 mins: The All Blacks have been penalised twice at the lineouts so far.

5 mins: All Blacks contesting well on defence, but concede another penalty. This time, from a midfield scrum as flank Liam Messam tries to poach possession from the side. Goosen steps up again … and this time his effort hits the post. Things not going the kid’s way this afternoon.

3 mins: Goosen misses the 40m effort.

2 mins: Great defensive effort from the All Blacks, driving the Springboks back on attack. However, the concede a kickable penalty as the forwards drive through the breakdowns from the side. Goosen gets an early pop at goal.

KICK-OFF: Springbok flyhalf Johan Goosen starts the match with a deep kick-off. All Blacks take it in neatly, and fullback Israel Dagg clears the ball. Not much distance though.

Springboks – 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermuelen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Marcel Coetzee, 20 Elton Jantjies, 21 Juan de Jongh, 22 Pat Lambie.

All Blacks – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Luke Romano, 19 Adam Thomson, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Tamati Ellison.