Rugby Championship

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 05 October 2013 - 17h00
Kick-off : Sat, 05 October 2013 - 17h00
Venue : Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee : Nigel Owens (Wales)
Match status : Result
  South Africa New Zealand
Tries Bryan Habana (18min), Bryan Habana (20min), Willie le Roux (47min), and Jean de Villiers (58min) Ben Smith (12min), Liam Messam (25min), Liam Messam (40min), Beauden Barrett (60min), and Kieran Read (65min)
Penalties Morne Steyn (9min) Beauden Barrett (55min)
Conversions Morne Steyn (18min) and Morne Steyn (47min) Beauden Barrett (59min) and Beauden Barrett (65min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Liam Messam (46min) and Ben Franks (63min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


Congratulations to the All Blacks for winning back to back Rugby Championship titles.


After some sloppy play by both teams, the final hooter sounds and the referee blows the final whistle. It ends 38-27 in favour of the All Blacks, who retain the Rugby Championship.


Thank you all for staying with us for the duration of this exciting test match. Please feel welcome to join us again next weekend, as we will bring you all the action from the last round of the Currie Cup.


The Boks take is forward though the backs, but a miscommunication between Engelbrecht and de Villiers leads to knock on.


Intercept by Willie Le Roux, but he has a foot in touch as a result of a brilliant Barret tackle.


The Boks work their way out of their own 22. De Villiers puts in grubber and Israel Dagg clears.


The All Blacks attack and move into the Boks' 22, but they knock it on. Scrum Boks.


Le Roux knocks the ball on in an attempted tackle. Scrum to the All Blacks.


Penalty against the All Blacks for hands in the ruck. Steyn kicks into touch, but the All Blacks turn it over and they counter attack.


The Boks making a lot of unforced errors now. Knock on by the Boks, scrum to the All Blacks inside their own half.


TRY to the All Blacks, as Savea draws the defenders then passes the ball to Kieran Read who goes over for their 5th try.


YELLOW CARD to Ben Franks who went in with a swinging arm on Coenie Oosthuizen.


Zane Kirchner kicks the ball directly into touch and the All Blacks score from that mistake. Barret with a brilliant break secures the Rugby Championship for the All Blacks.


TRY Jean de Villiers. Boks leads 27-24 with a kick to come. Steyn can't add the extras.


PENALTY over by Barret for the All Blacks.


After a frantic passage of play, the All Blacks get a penalty. And they take the ball inside the Boks' 22. Savea busts of the Boks' defenders and Ma'a Nonu goes over the try line, but is denied a try by Siya Kolisi, who put in a brilliant tackle. Penalty to the All Blacks.


Fourie du Preez puts some pressure on Aaron Smith and he carries the ball over. Boks have an attacking scrum.


End to end stuff from both teams. It started from Eben Etzebeth skinning Conrad Smith on the left side of the field and ended with the Boks running it from their own 22 and Le Roux losing it forward 5m from the try line.


Steyn adds the extra two.


Penalty to the Boks and a YELLOW card for Liam Messam. TRY by Willie Le Roux for the Boks.


The Boks on attack inside the All Blacks' 22.


Half-time score at Ellis Park; All Blacks 21, Boks 15. The Boks have it all to do in the second half.


Morne Steyn clears the ball. The Boks then steal the All Blacks' line-out, but Read steals it back, they attack on the left hand side of the field and Liam Messam goes over the TRY line for his second of the night, after the half time hooter. Cruden adds the extra 2. The visitors lead by 21 points to 15.


Now Willem Alberts succumb to an injury. He will be stretchered off the field. Siya Kolisi on to replace him.


The All Blacks turn the Boks around with a kick form Aaron Smith going into touch 5m away from their try line. The All Blacks knock the ball on in the line-out and the Boks get the scrum feed.


Ben Smith takes an up and under brilliantly and the All Blacks are on the attack, but Bismarck turns the ball over after Andrew Hore made a knock on.


The Boks knock the ball on inside the All Blacks' 22 and Israel Dagg clears.


The Boks pack demolishes the All Black scrum, they knock the ball on and the Boks have an attacking scrum.


Steyn sets up the line-out again. Boks take it forward with the driving maul, but it collapses and the All Blacks get the scrum feed.


Penalty to the Boks. Sam Whitelock obstructing Vermeulen.


Steyn kicks it for touch deeo into the All Blacks' 22. Boks on the attack and referee calls an advantage. Penalty to the Boks and they go for touch again. Boks secure the line-out and get another penalty.


The Boks concede a penalty as Beast came in from the side.


The All Blacks show some brilliant hands on the left side of the field and they score a TRY through Liam Messam.


Habana will play no further part in the game. He goes off injured and is replaced by Jan Serffontein.


Habana calls a mark, and du Preez puts in a brilliant kick deep into the All Blacks 22.


The Boks run the ball from their own half, Louw beats his defender, then offloads to Habana who scores his second TRY. Boks lead 15-7


Duane Vermeulen breaks and puts Habana away to the on the left. TRY Habana. Steyn adds the extra 2.


The Boks pinned in the line-out as they were not five meters away. All Black's take the freekick, but there's a forward pass.


The Boks are bundled into touch inside the All Blacks' 22. New Zealand clears.


Cruden adds the conversion.


TRY. The All Blacks secure the kick off again and then Ben Smith beats several defenders to score his team's first try.


Referee playing advantage, with de Villiers again gaining valuable meters. Vermeulen goes over the try line, but his held up. Penalty to the Boks. Steyn converts the PENALTY into 3 points. 3-0


The Boks attack and again Engelbrecht break on the right, putting Le Roux through s gap. Willie chips and All Blacks scrumhalf, Aaron Smith carries the ball back. 5m Scrum Boks.


The Boks carries the ball forward through the phases, Steyn then kicks for territory.


A long pass by Willie out to the right, sees centres Engelbrecht and de Villiers break, but the All Blacks turn the ball over.


The All Blacks kick the ball back, deep into Bok territory with Read chasing. Boks secure the line-out.


The All Blacks on attack early in the match. Nonu grubbers and South Africa clears.


Aaron Cruden starts the match.


And they secure the ball from kick-off..


The HAKA up neax, lead by Liam Messam.


The South African anthem up next.


Now for the national anthems.


The crowd at Ellis Park are at the top of their voices.


The Beast runs onto the field first for the Boks. Celebrating his 50th cap, followed by captain Jean de Villiers and the team.


The teams are heading out of the change rooms and into the tunnels.


The All Blacks take to the field first.


All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will play in his 120th Test for the All Blacks, but his first test at Ellis Park. Will the Ellis Park factor have an impact on the outcome of this game?


The scrums will play a huge role today. Which team will dominate the scrums in this test?


15 Minutes before kick-off. Will the 'Boks score the required four tries and prevent the All Blacks from getting a bonus point, in order to win the Rugby Championship?


Tendai 'The Beast' Mtawarira will play his 50th Test for South Africa today. Congrats Beast.


Absolutely perfect weather conditions here in Johannesburg. If this weather holds up, we are in for a thrilling game.


Welcome from a sold-out Ellis Park for the Springboks versus All Blacks title deciding Test match.
South Africa
15 Willie le Roux
14 JP Pietersen
13 Jaque Fourie
12 Jean de Villiers
11 Bryan Habana
10 Morne Steyn
9 Ruan Pienaar
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Willem Alberts
6 Francois Louw
5 Flip van der Merwe
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Coenie Oosthuizen
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

23 Patrick Lambie
22 Jano Vermaak
21 Siya Kolisi
20 Pieter-Steph du Toit
19 Bakkies Botha
18 Lourens Adriaanse
17 Gurthrö Steenkamp
16 Adriaan Strauss
New Zealand
16 Israel Dagg
15 Cory Jane
14 Ben Smith
13 Ma'a Nonu
12 Julian Savea
11 Aaron Cruden
10 Aaron Smith
9 Kieran Read
8 Richie McCaw
7 Steven Luatua
6 Sam Whitelock
5 Brodie Retallick
3 Charlie Faumuina
2 Andrew Hore
1 Wyatt Crockett

24 Ryan Crotty
23 Beauden Barrett
22 TJ Perenara
21 Liam Messam
20 Sam Cane
19 Owen Franks
18 Ben Franks
17 Dane Coles