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New Zealand beat South Africa in Johannesburg

South Africa vs New Zealand live Rugby Championship scoring

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Article Published: Saturday 5 October 2013

South Africa's Springboks need to beat the All Blacks and score four tries whilst also preventing their opponents from earning a bonus point to win the Rugby Championship title.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The Springboks have come out to enormous applause. The crowd has been really revved up with plane fly bys and Zulu dancers - the lot! The anthems are done. Now for the Haka. It's done. Now for the kick off.
0.01: Aaron Cruden kicks off and we are underway.
1.00: The All Blacks make a strong start by working the ball into the Springboks 22. They go through 7 phases and then chip through but the Boks kick the ball back.
2.00: Kieran Read has a foot race with Habana and shows a turn of pace but the ball goes out. The All Blacks have come to play. The Boks have a 10m line out.
3.00: South Africa win the line out and Du Preez kicks the ball upfield to the All Black backs who run the ball. Habana gets a hand to the ball and almost gets away but the All Blacks get back and stop him. The All Blacks kick downfield and South Africa attack. They make some ground but it turns into a kicking contest which is won by Israel Dagg.
4.00: South Africa (Du Preez) are kicking lots of ball away and the All Blacks are kicking back. The game is being played on the half way line but then Steyn kicks downfield - too far so the All Blacks have a 22 drop out.
6.00: South Africa run the ball wide and Willie le Roux tries the chip upfield but Aaron Smith gets back and gets the ball to save a try.
8.00: South Africa have a 5m attacking scrum. They win the scrum and attack. De Villiers goes for the line but is caught, the Boks recycle but then Du Preez kicks the ball away and South Africa have a penalty.
9.00: Steyn takes the penalty kick for posts and nails it. South Africa lead.
10.00: The All Blacks restart and win the ball back, Read gets the ball and passes to Ben Smith and darts through the Bok defence (beating three) and scores TRY! All Blacks lead.
11.00: Cruden adds the conversion.
14.00: The Springboks try to run the ball but the passing is slow and lateral so they get pushed out wide.
15.00: The Springboks concede a free kick at the line out. NZ try to run the ball but they get shut down and knock on. Bok Scrum just inside the All Black half.
17.00: The Springboks get the ball on attack and Duane Vermeulen slices through the AB defence and passes to Habana who races to the line and scores. TRY! Boks lead again.
18.00: Morne Steyn takes the conversion and slots it.
19.00: WOW! Habana gets the ball from a pass from F.Louw and he chips ahead on the wing and chases, he regathers the ball and scores. TRY! The pass is very flat or forward but the TMO rules it is good. The hand position was backward though.
20.00: Steyn misses the conversion.
21.00: Habana looks to have pulled a hamstring and goes down after chasing a ball. He is getting some help from the medics and has to come off. Jan Serfontein comes on.
23.00: South Africa are back on attack. They knock forward on the All Black 22. Scrum.
24.00: South Africa concede a penalty at the scrum so Aaron Cruden kicks for touch and the line out.
25.00: The All Blacks are back on the attack. Whitelock goes for a busting run in the Bok 22. The All Blacks keep the ball alive and Aaron Smith goes for the line but he is short so the AB's recycle and this time Messam goes over for the try. TMO will check. That's a TRY!
26.00: Aaron Cruden takes the conversion kick and nails it.
27.00: Penalty to New Zealand as the Boks play Richie McCaw off the ball and the ref asks the TMO to check whether the Beast shoulder charged McCaw. He is ruled offside but no card. The All Blacks kick.
28.00: Penalty to the Springboks at the line out for bargeing. They kick for the corner.
29.00: South Africa win the line out and run the ball. De Villiers looks to have knocked on but they play on. The All Blacks defend and the Boks recycle. They go wide but can't get through so they try the other side but they win a penalty for offside.
30.00: Steyn kicks for the corner and the line out. The Boks win the line out and set up the maul. It splinters but SA have the advantage. the get the penalty as they can't play the ball.
31.00: Steyn goes for the corner again. The Boks win the line out again but it's scrappy and the All Blacks have a turn over so they get the scrum.
33.00: Aaron Smith makes a mess of the put in so the Boks get the put in.
35.00: South Africa win the scrum but Engelbrecht loses it forward and Dagg kicks well upfield.
36.00: The All Blacks win a line out and Smith kicks upfield. They make some ground as Woodcock goes for a run but the ball is turned over on the Bok 22. Scrum to the Springboks.
38.00: South Africa win the scrum and Steyn kicks well downfield to Ben Smith who kicks back. The Boks kick it back so Aaron Smith kicks it back and finds the corner. Excellent kick.
39.00: There is a knock on after the line out. The players take the chance to get a breather. The Bok medics call for a stretcher for Willem Alberts. Siya Kolisi comes on. After an age the game resumes and the Boks win the scrum and kick for touch.
39.44: The All Blacks lose the line out (overthrow) so the Boks run the ball at them. The All Blacks however turn the ball over and attack.
40.00: The All Blacks stretch the Boks defence and Liam Messam slips through and scores his second TRY! The All Blacks lead.
41.00: Aaron Cruden takes the conversion and slots it. The All Blacks lead and they are one try away from a bonus point.
The half time score was South Africa 15 New Zealand 21
The second half is underway.
41.00: The Springboks make a strong start to the second half with several attacking runs.
43.00: The All Blacks get pressured back into their 22 and then Dagg takes a mark. He kicks well upfield. Penalty (McCaw) to South Africa. Steyn kicks for touch.
44.00: South Africa win the line out and attack in the All Black 22. They go through several phases but they can't find a way through.11 phases.
45.00: After 13 phases Steyn passes to Kirchner but he runs into Conrad Smith and is stopped dead. After 15 phases the Boks win a penalty - coming in from the side Messam and he is yellow carded. The Boks take it quickly and Willie le roux slips over for the TRY!
46.00:Steyn takes the conversion and slots it. SA lead again.
49.00: There is a spell of broken play from both sides with both looking certain to score with some crazy play but it ends with Willie le Roux losing the ball in a tackle by Savea. Crazy skills from both sides.
51.00: South Africa have a scrum on the All Black 22 and they replace Du Plessis with Strauss. They win the scrum and attack. The All Blacks turn the ball over and kick it well downfield. South Africa have to attack from deep.
52.00: Penalty to the All Blacks in their half. They kick for touch and set up a line out in the Bok half.
54.00: Read slips a pass to A.Smith and he almost gets over the line but the All Blacks recycle and they go at the line and Ma'a Nonu is tackled as he goes over next to the posts. We go to the TMO to check. No try. Held up by Kolisi. The All Blacks get a penalty though so Beauden Barrett comes on and takes the kick. He nails it. All Blacks lead.
57.00: The Springboks slowly work the ball to the All Black line and they just continue to roll forward and Jean de Villiers goes over for the BONUS point TRY! South Africa lead.
58.00: Steyn misses the conversion but the Boks are back in front.
60.00: The Springboks make a mess of the restart. Beaden Barrett gets the ball in space and slips through the Bok defence and scores. TRY!! That's the championship! Barrett adds the conversion. There is an error on the All Black team sheet as a player (NZ No.16) is not on the official team sheet. They will have to investigate after the match.
62.00: The game resumes but is then stopped as Ben Franks is yellow carded for a swinging arm.
63.00: The atmosphere has gone out of this game now that the championship has been won. South Africa lose a line out so the All Blacks kick the ball upfield.
64.00: The All Blacks continue to attack and then out of nothing Kieran Read slips through the Bok defence and races for the line. TRY!
65.00: Barrett slots the conversion.
67.00: South Africa are not giving up on this. Jean de Villiers almost gets through but the All Black defence stops him. The AB's then kick and chase and the Boks get back. Penalty to the Boks for hands in the ruck. Steyn kicks for touch.
70.00: The game has slowed right down now. The players have little left in the tank.
72.00: Ma'a Nonu almost gets through to score but is just caught.
73.00: Free kick to SA from a scrum. They run it.
74.00: The All Blacks win a line out and they move the ball down the line and Willie le Roux gets an intercept. Beauden Barrett chases and gets the tackle in on the corner but his foot goes into touch. No try. Referee Nigel Owens gets some treatment for a hammy now.
76.00: The All Blacks win the line out and kick upfield. South Africa have to attack from deep.
The All Blacks attack down the wing but the Boks manage to hold them out.
80.00: The siren goes for full time. That is it - the All Blacks win the match and the title.
The full time score is South Africa 27 (15) New Zealand 38 (21)


South Africa
Tries - B.Habana 2, W. Le Roux, J.De Villiers
Pen - M.Steyn
Con - M.Steyn 2
Drop -
Cards -

New Zealand
Tries - B.Smith, L.Messam 2, B.Barrett, K.Read
Pen: B.Barrett
Con: A.Cruden 3, B.Barrett 2
Drop -
Cards - L. Messam (45th min yellow), B.Franks (62nd min yellow)

Match Officials
: Nigel Owens
Assistant Ref 1:John Lacey
Assistant Ref 2:Leighton Hodges
TMO : Graham Hughes


South Africa

Zane Kirchner, Willie le Roux, JJ Engelbrecht, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Juandre Kruger, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: Adriaan Strauss, Gurthro Steenkamp, Coenie Oostuizen, Franco van der Merwe, Siya Kolisi, Ruan Pienaar, Patrick Lambie, Jan Serfontein.

New Zealand

15.Israel Dagg, 14.Ben Smith, 13.Conrad Smith, 12.Ma'a Nonu, 11.Julian Savea, 10.Aaron Cruden, 9.Aaron Smith, 8.Kieran Read, 7.Richie McCaw (c), 6.Liam Messam, 5.Sam Whitelock, 4.Brodie Retallick, 3.Charlie Faumuina, 2.Andrew Hore, 1.Tony Woodcock

Replacements: 16.Dane Coles, 17.Wyatt Crockett, 18.Ben Franks, 19.Steven Luatua, 20.Sam Cane, 21.Tawera Kerr.Barlow, 22.Beauden Barrett, 23.Charles Piutau.

Rugby Championship Standings
Nation Games Points    
1. Australia 3 3 0 0 85 48 37 1 13
2. New Zealand 3 2 1 0 85 65 20 1 9
3. Argentina 3 1 2 0 64 98 -34 1 5
4. South Africa 3 0 3 0 65 88 -23 2 2
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