Springboks beat All Blacks at home

Springboks beat All Blacks at home

Springboks beat All Blacks at home

South Africa won an away game against New Zealand for the first time since 2009 as they won a dramatic Rugby Championship tie 36-34 in Wellington.

South Africa's 36-34 win was a timely reminder, then - nearly exactly a year out from the next World Cup - that everyone is beatable.

"We lost the game because we allowed South Africa to score 36 points and that's something that we can control as a team".

Replacement Ardie Savea then fought his way over to close to the gap to just two points, but Beauden Barrett's conversion rebounded off the upright.

"The boys showed guts, and I am so glad for them", said Erasmus. There are so many teams ahead of us, there is no way we can get ahead of ourselves.

'We could have lost it in the last second, but this gives us a lot of belief, which is a big compliment to New Zealand because nobody beats them here.

Both centres - Damian de Allende and Lukhanyo Am - left the field with injuries while Le Roux was sin-binned late in the match.


"Throughout the week‚ we focused on not switching off at any moment in the game because if you do that they will pounce on you‚" he said.

"We wanted to look each other in the eye and say we did the best we could against the best team in the world".

"It's a special win, a special day, and I'm so proud of the guys".

Willie le Roux leaps into the air after kicking the ball out to clinch victory for the Springboks against the All Blacks.

The Springboks had lost their previous two Rugby Championship games and were under more pressure early on but they were able to capitalise on All Blacks errors to score three unanswered tries in 11 minutes to lead 21-12.

South Africa's win will catapult them up two place into fifth, with Australia set to drop the same amount of places down to seventh following their loss to Argentina.

New Zealand lead the way with a three-from-four record and 17 points.

Recommended News

  • Strawberry crisis spreads to NSW as boy finds pin in Coles punnet

    Strawberry crisis spreads to NSW as boy finds pin in Coles punnet

    Angela Stevenson, a mother of two, bought Berry Obsession strawberries from Woolworths in Gladstone on September 11, ABC reported. The Stevenson family were shocked to find the strawberries they purchased from Woolworths had been contaiminated with needles.
    Tropical Storm Florence churns towards United States  coast

    Tropical Storm Florence churns towards United States coast

    Port of Wilmington , North Carolina, extended operating hours for trains and trucks to clear cargo containers from the complex. EST (0300 GMT Friday). "The rainfall has been and continues to be a very substantial threat over the entire area".
    Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

    Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas

    Interested in Hurricane Florence? High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C., on September 14, 2018. Though Florence did not arrive with winds as violent as once feared, forecasters got the storm surge and rainfall correct.
  • China says battling swine fever is 'complex and challenging'

    China says battling swine fever is 'complex and challenging'

    It is important to stress that ASF only affects pigs and wild boars, not humans, but it is a severe disease for those animals. The virus quickly spread across Eastern Europe, where food safety authorities have struggled to contain the disease.
    Manchester City put Fulham to the sword with straightforward win

    Manchester City put Fulham to the sword with straightforward win

    - Sane's opener for Manchester City was the quickest goal in the Premier League this season so far, at one minute 36 seconds. All the credit to him; he made really important steps in the game.
    Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach

    Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach

    Lytton suffered deep lacerations on his leg and torso but was able to break free by punching the shark in the gills. The beach was closed to swimming, according to Wellfleet Police Lieutenant Michael Hurley.
  • Razer Phone 2 to be Unveiled October 10

    Razer Phone 2 to be Unveiled October 10

    While the invite doesn't explicitly mention the anticipated Razer Phone 2 , it does promise a "mobility showcase". To recall, Razer Phone (1 gen ) sports a 5.7-inch IGZO LCD screen with 1,440x2560 pixels (513 ppi pixel density).
    Bob Woodward's book about Trump got released

    Bob Woodward's book about Trump got released

    In addition, Trump allegedly mocked the voice of the Egyptian President, saying , "Donald, I'm anxious about this investigation". Fear: Trump in the White House is anti-Trump and full of damning allegations about the president's administration.
    Ravens LB C.J. Mosley carted off field with knee injury

    Ravens LB C.J. Mosley carted off field with knee injury

    Baltimore: Flacco and the Ravens offense took almost an entire half of football to get into a groove, and by then it was too late. Bengals running back Joe Mixon is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Ravens , the team announced.
  • F1 gives first glimpse of its vision for 2021 cars

    F1 gives first glimpse of its vision for 2021 cars

    F1 has worked hand in hand with governing body the FIA throughout, while the teams have been kept in the loop, too. This process has led to a series of concepts , which have evolved in three stages - and will continue to develop.
    US Border Patrol agent accused of being serial killer, slaying 4 women

    US Border Patrol agent accused of being serial killer, slaying 4 women

    It continues: 'There has been a recent breakthrough in the investigations and there has been someone detained. The bodies of two women were found earlier in the week, and another two were found early Saturday morning.
    Russia, China Conduct Moscow's LARGEST WAR GAMES in History — EASTERN ALLIANCE

    Russia, China Conduct Moscow's LARGEST WAR GAMES in History — EASTERN ALLIANCE

    On site, Mr Putin praised the "mastery" of the Russian army and its "ability to deal with potential threats". In the far East of Russian Federation has completed the main phase of the military exercises "Vostok-2018".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.