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Rugby Championship | Newlands
15:05 (GMT) | 07-10-2017
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The Kiwis win a turnover and the ball is kicked into touch. FULL TIME
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The All Blacks keeping the Boks in their half after the reset. The hosts with it as they work towards the half way
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Jantjies adds the extras
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The Boks opt fora maul and Marx is the man that gets the 5 points. TRY
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The penalty is taken and the Kiwis adds 3 points to their score
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The referee awards the All Blacks a penalty for a late tackle and De Allende is sent off. Red card
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The ball sent back to Sopoaga at the 22 who is waiting for the drop goal attempt. He takes his kick and sends it wide
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Both teams fighting for it at the rucks. The All Blacks inside the 22 now
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The Kiwis turnover and make it to the 22 of the hosts now
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The ball cleared into touch after the reset for a Boks line-out at the half way
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Sopoaga adds the extras
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The steal is made by the Kiwis and Sopoaga kicks it forward for his team to chase. Cronje hoists it in the air himself. McKenzie and Havili playing between themselves to allow the fullback the space to go all the way and put the All Blacks in front again. TRY
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Pollard kicks into touch at the 10 of the visitors
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The ball lost forward in contact as Kriel forces an error from McKenzie. The referee says penalty for an earlier infringement
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The reset kick is cleared and the Kiwis move forward to the 10 of the hosts now
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Pollard secures the extras
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The All Blacks holding but the Boks find a way through with Marx who takes it inside the 22 and sends it off to Du Preez who finishes the play with 5 points. TRY
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The Boks make it inside the 10 throwing bodies forward in their 11th phase
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Line-out to the hosts at their 10
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All Blacks with the momentum now as they edge inside the 22. Marx with the turnover and the Boks win a peanlty
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Sopoaga adds the extras
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Penalty to the Boks at the mid field. Another scrum to the home team
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Scrum to the Boks around the mid field
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The visitors make some ground with the maul and Du Toit wins a penalty for his team
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The Boks are pushed back to the half way after entering the Kiwis 10. The away team turnover and they look to move forward now
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Jantjies kicks it way forward and McKenzie boots it into touch at the half way
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Both teams kicking back and forth and Jantjies kicks it into touch at his 10
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The visitors on the attack following the restart
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The Boks give away a penalty and Sopoaga lines up for a kick at goal. He takes the kick and sends it wide
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Scrum reset
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Scrum to the away team
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The ball knocked forward by the Boks around the mid field
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Jantjies adds the extras
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The ruck is formed at the sticks and Cronje takes it out and falls over the line to make it 8 a piece. TRY
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They move it along the 5 but find no way in
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The ball kicked into touch at the 5 of the Kiwis. They clear into touch a the 10 and Marx takes it short then gets to back. The Boks at the 5 of the away team now
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The referee sounds his whistle and the second half is underway

Half Time

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The hooter sounds and the Boks loose it forward and Smith picks it up and tries to sneak through. Williams looks to pop it between the gap along the ground but it's picked up by Jantjies. The Boks look to kick into touch but McKenzie keeps it in. The All Blacks now at the 10 of the hosts. The ball switching hands of both teams but still kept alive. A penalty finally things to a halt but the Boks kick into touch at the half way and look to play on. The Kiwis turnover again and fight to move pass the half way. The Boks win a penalty at the 10 and Jantjies steps up for a kick at goal. He takes the kick and puts it into touch around 5. The Boks make some ground with the maul and move it along the 5. The away team win a penalty at their 5 and kicks into touch. HALF TIME
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Line-out to the boys in black and Du Toit forces an error out of the World Champions. Scrum to the Boks outside the 22
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The ball moved along the wing where Kolisi and Du Toit fight to move forward and stay in touch but the Kiwis don't allow it
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The Boks take their scrum this time and the captain carrying forward again after it's recycled
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Scrum to the hosts
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The ball kicked forward after the throw and the All Blacks give away a scrum at their 10
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The ball knocked on in the counter by Ioane and the hosts have a line-out outside their 22
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The ball moving back and forth between the respective 10s
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McKenzie sends it wide
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The ball lost around the mid field and Beauden Barrett kicks forward and chases. He fumbles it and Crotty is there on the followup. The referee refers to the TMO and says TRY
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McKenzie and Barrett linking up well but the flyhalf's pass goes into touch
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Etzebeth carrying forward for his team as they reach the half way. The ball is lost forward and the Kiwis look for a counter
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Marx again winning a penalty for his team in the counter ruck and Jantjies kicks into touch at his 10
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They kick into touch at the 22 and move quickly after the line-out is taken. McKenzie running it out wide
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The All Blacks win a scrum again; illegal scrummaging by the Boks
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The ball lost forward from the reset and the Boks have a scrum outside the 22 of the away team
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Jantjies sends his foot through the ball but sends it wide
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Cronje takes it and sends it out to Serfontein who runs inside the 10 before offloading. The Boks win a penalty inside the 10 and Jantjies sets up for a kick at goal
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The Boks showing strength as the forwards lead the way carry after carry. The visitors turnover and show their pace as they make up the lost ground going back to the half way. The ball is lost forward in the counter and the Boks have a scrum at the half way
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Beauden Barrett opts to send it forward and the Boks carry forward with De Jager
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The Boks clear after the line-out and the Kiwis come again
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The All Blacks look for a maul but the Boks hold. The visitors send it along the 5 but Marx wins the counter ruck and gets his team a penalty
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The All Blacks win the scrum and Barrett kicks into touch at the 5
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Scrum to the hosts at their 5
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The ball moved out wide by the All Blacks and Ioane is lurking off the radar. He speeds forward and steps the on coming defender to make it over the line but he loses it forward at the last
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Jantjies kicks it into touch at their 10
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Williams carrying into the 22 for his team and the Kiwis in their 9th phase now. The Boks still trying to defend but the away team making good ground as they edge to the 5. The Boks win a penalty in the defence at their 5
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The restart kick is booted out field by Barrett. They have the ball in hand and make it into the 10 of the hosts
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Barrett takes his kick from inside the 10 and levels the score
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Barrett with the short restart and it's knocked forward in the contest. Penalty to the All Blacks
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He takes his kick and opens the scoring with 3 points
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Jantjies sets up for a kick at goal
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Du Toit trucking forward and he makes some ground into the 10. Whitelock gives away a penalty for having his hands in the ruck
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The Kiwis knock forward in the throw and Etzebteth winning a scrum for his team
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The Boks manage to hold after a scrambled defence and Jantjies clears into touch at the half way
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The All Blacks turnover at their 10 and break to the 5 of the hosts with incredible pace
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The hosts take their scrum and look to carry forward. Cronje ends up kicking forward but the referee calls play back for a penalty and Jantjies kicks into touch around the 10 of the visitors
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Scrum to the hosts
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The ball being played around the mid field as both teams look to test the waters early on. The ball lost forward by the Kiwis at the Boks 10
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The referee sounds his whistle and the game is underway
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The All Blacks join formation for the Haka
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The respective anthems being sung
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The players readying themselves to leave the locker rooms now
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Kriel would do well to keep Crotty's cunning check. Scrumhalf versus scrumhalf, Ross Cronje versus Aaron Smith. It is always interesting and so important to the fortunes of their teams
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Then there is that special confrontation in the centres - Jan Serfontein and Jesse Kriel against Sonny Bill Williams and Ryan Crotty. There is no place to hide in the centres, and centre breaks are often lucrative for the team that breaks, devastating to the defenders
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There will be three areas of contest for the forwards - scrums, line-outs and breakdowns. Don't be too surprised if the Springboks win the turnovers
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Welcome to Newlands, where the Boks host the Kiwis
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New Zealand
START LINE UP
  • 1 Steven Kitshoff
  • 2 Malcolm Marx
  • 3 Ruan Dreyer
  • 4 Eben Etzebeth
  • 5 Lodewyk de Jager
  • 6 Siya Kolisi
  • 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • 8 Francois Louw
  • 9 Ross Cronje
  • 10 Elton Jantjies
  • 11 Courtnall Skosan
  • 12 Jan Serfontein
  • 13 Jesse Kriel
  • 14 Dillyn Leyds
  • 15 Andries Coetzee
RESERVES
  • 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • 17 Trevor Nyakane
  • 18 Wilco Louw
  • 19 Franco Mostert
  • 20 Jean-Luc Du Preez
  • 21 Rudi Paige
  • 22 Handre Pollard
  • 23 Damian de Allende
START LINE UP
  • 1 Kane Hames
  • 2 Dane Coles
  • 3 Nepo Laulala
  • 4 Sam Whitelock
  • 5 Scott Barrett
  • 6 Liam Squire
  • 7 Sam Cane
  • 8 Kieran Read
  • 9 Aaron Smith
  • 10 Beauden Barrett
  • 11 Rieko Ioane
  • 12 Sonny Bill Williams
  • 13 Ryan Crotty
  • 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder
  • 15 Damian McKenzie
RESERVES
  • 16 Codie Taylor
  • 17 Wyatt Crockett
  • 18 Ofa Tuungafasi
  • 19 Patrick Tuipulotu
  • 20 Matt Todd
  • 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  • 22 Lima Sopoaga
  • 23 David Havili
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Preview: South Africa v New Zealand

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:34

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND SIX: It's the last round of the Rugby Championship with the winners and wooden spoonists already decided, but still a great deal to play for.

New Zealand is the winners of the championship, with a perfect record, but the All Blacks never have less than 100 percent determination for every Test match - especially one with South Africa.

After all, from their mother's knees, New Zealand boys are taught that the Springboks are their most serious threat to the whole of their country and its culture.

For the Springboks, there is the challenge again, from the haka onwards to the final whistle, and they would prefer to end second rather than third in the championship.

And so the All Blacks have chosen their very best available team.

Brodie Retallick apart, that is their best team, the one which gave the Springboks their biggest hiding in the 126 years of their Test history - 57-0 in Albany.

It may be the 95th match between the two countries and New Zealand may be leading the victory count 56-35, but it will be approached with fresh enthusiasm.

It will not be quite an away match for the All Blacks.

They will have great, noisy support from the group that for years and years have supported the All Blacks and even have a group name - the Cape Crusaders.

Furthermore, the All Blacks enjoy better results at Newlands than the Springboks, winning six of the nine matches to the Springboks' three.

The last time the two teams met at Newlands - in 2008 -the All Blacks won 19-0.

There is also a threat from COSATU, the trade union, which, apparently, has sought permission to have 1 500 demonstrators at the ground to protest that the match will be shown live only pay-TV and not on the free-to-air local channel.

One hopes fervently that good heads will rule and that the great ground, the second oldest Test venue in the world, will not be defiled.

The Springboks had been enjoying apparent improvement up to the Albany disaster.

They had won five in a row and then drew in Perth (23-all), only to come crashing down in Albany, exposed as simply not good enough.

They had to face harsh truth, and it will be good to see if they have the power to rise again.

In Albany they lost the scrums - penalised five times - and the line-outs, losing five.

In the scrums, the tighthead problem persists unchanged but there is more bulk behind the front row. This time the Springbok selectors have gone for greater size with four locks (The most effective is on the bench) in their 23-man squad.

In the line-outs the Springboks are, at least in theory, better off with five jumpers while the All Blacks have lost Brodie Retallick. (Did the All Blacks learn line-out wiles from the  B&I Lions.)

Mind you, getting possession is not necessarily enough  In Albany the Springboks were enjoying 61% of possession and 71% of territory when they were losing 17-0.)

This week, the Springboks have the same backline that they had in Albany and that backline did not manage to score a single point.

 

Accept that the All Blacks will score four tries. Somehow the Springboks will have to find a way to surpass that and, of course, backs are the ones chosen to rack up the points.

It's going to take more than dented pride and determination to improve matters, though it is a matter of record that the All Blacks are not invincible.

After all, Ireland beat them, the B&I Lions beat them in New Zealand and the Wallabies came close to beating them in New Zealand.

Players to Watch

For New Zealand: You will see and appreciate Beauden Barrett for his skill, speed, calm and apparent enjoyment of the game. Then there are the wings, Nehe Milner-Skudder and Rieko Ioane, action man fullback Damian McKenzie and clever Ryan Crotty. And then there is hooker Dan Coles who manages to inject great speed and acceleration into a waddling gait.

For South Africa: Given a chance the Springbok most likely to impress with speed and cleverness is Dillyn Leyds. Bustling Malcolm Marx, energetic Siya Kolisi and forceful Eben Etzebeth are likely to catch the eye.

Head to head: There will be three areas of contest for the forwards - scrums, line-outs and breakdowns. Don't be too surprised if the Springboks win the turnovers. Then there is that special confrontation in the centres - Jan Serfontein and Jesse Kriel against Sonny Bill Williams and Ryan Crotty. There is no place to hide in the centres, and centre breaks are often lucrative for the team that breaks, devastating to the defenders. Kriel would do well to keep Crotty's cunning check. Scrumhalf versus scrumhalf, Ross Cronje versus Aaron Smith. It is always interesting and so important to the fortunes of their teams.

Recent results:
2017: New Zealand won 57-0, Albany
2016: New Zealand won 41-13, Christchurch
2016: New Zealand won 57-15, Durban
2015: New Zealand won 27-20, Johannesburg
2015: New Zealand won 20-18, London
2014: New Zealand won 14-10, Wellington
2014: South Africa won 27-25, Johannesburg
2013: New Zealand won 29-15, Auckland
2013: New Zealand won 38-27, Johannesburg
2012: New Zealand won 21-11, Dunedin
2012: New Zealand won 32-16, Johannesburg

Results at Newlands
1928: New Zealand won 13-5
1949: South Africa won 15-1
1960: New Zealand won 11-3
1970: New Zealand won 9-8
1976: South Africa 15-10
1996: New Zealand 29-18
2001: New Zealand won 12-3
2005: South Africa won 22-16
2008: New Zealand won 19-0

Results in the 2017 Rugby Championship
New Zealand versus Australia, 54-34, Sydney
New Zealand versus Australia, 35-29, Dunedin
New Zealand versus Argentina, 39-22, New Plymouth
New Zealand versus Argentina 36-10, Buenos Aires
South Africa versus Argentina, 37-15, Port Elizabeth
South Africa versus Argentina, 41-23, Salta
South Africa versus Australia, 23-23, Perth
South Africa versus Australia, 27-27, Bloemfontein
New Zealand versus South Africa, 57-0, Albany

Prediction: New Zealand has scored 114 points in their last two games against South Africa (exactly 57 on each occasion), and are coming off the back of the biggest win in the history of this fixture (57-0). The All Blacks have now won five games on the bounce against South Africa, the last time they won more in succession was an eight-game streak from 2001 to 2004. This will be the 10th meeting between these sides at Newlands Stadium; in none of the previous nine meetings at the venue did either side score more than points; in fact, only twice has a side reached 20 points. The Springboks have won eight of their last 10 games at Newlands Stadium, but will be looking to avoid back-to-back defeats at the venue for the first time since 1974 after a six-point loss to Ireland in 2016. In fact, South Africa have lost only one of their last 10 Tests on home turf, a 57-15 loss to New Zealand in October 2016 the only blemish in that period. New Zealand have scored 221 points and 32 tries in this tournament this year, they need 42 points and seven tries in this game to break the competition records they set last year. New Zealand is the only side yet to lose a scrum on their own feed in this tournament, winning 39 from 39. New Zealand has scored 19 first-half tries this Rugby Championship campaign, more than three times as many as any other team (Australia six, South Africa five, Argentina four). The Springboks are the only team this tournament to have used just one goal-kicker, with Elton Jantjies booting 23 of his 28 attempts. All Blacks duo Damian McKenzie and Beauden Barrett have each made 57 carries this campaign, more than any other player at the tournament New Zealand to win by 12 points or more - possibly a lot more.

Teams

South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende.

New Zealand: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Kane Hames.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 David Havili.

Date: Saturday, October 7
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.05 (15.05 GMT; 03.05, Sunday, October 8, NZ time)
Expected weather conditions: Sunny at first then overcast with a high of 18°C and a low of 12°C
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

By Paul Dobson
@rugby365com

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All Blacks just beat the Springboks

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 15:00

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT: South Africa showed tremendous improvement as they challenged New Zealand to dig deep for a narrow 25-24 win at Newlands on Saturday.

"Much better."

Words spoken by Eben Etzebeth after the thrilling 25-24 match at Newlands on Saturday. And of course it was much better. Everything in South Africa history of Test rugby is better than 57-0, eight tries to nil. This time the difference was 56 points better and the try score three-all.

But Etzebeth also said: "It still wasn't the result we wanted." 

Much better, but not good enough. There will be relief all over South Africa and even some Etzebeth disappointment but in time South Africa and the world may come to realise that this was a magnificent game of rugby - the unpredictability of it, the speed, the fluctuating  fortunes, the willingness of the players to play all of rugby - attack and defence with switches of roles from time to time.

It was a great occasion for the marvellous old ground with its 48 000 spectators, and its 46 players and four match officials. It was a great occasion. And Newlands has known great occasions in its 127 years - great rugby occasions.

Obviously it was a match that either side could have won. New Zealand may feel a touch of relief but it is true that great sides keep on winning. Sometimes it is with a flourish, as in Albany, and sometimes by the skin of their teeth as at Newlands. But winning is what they keep on doing.

After the match, Kieran Read said it was a great match to have played in. It was a great match to be at - a rugby feast.

Of course, the Springboks could have won. They scored three tries of their own construction; two New Zealand tries came from Springbok error but then the great All Blacks came snap up the chances such errors present.

And, in the end, the points that produced the one-point victory came from the only gross act of the day - a late tackle with a forearm leading at the kicker's face. That produced a red card  - a needless and destructive red card.

The spirit of the match is probably best shown in the first half as the two sides took turns to keep the half going for nine minutes beyond the siren sounded for half-time.

In the beginning, three impi warriors charged about the field, the players were introduced to people labelled dignitaries, the anthems were sung and the kamate haka performed (to olé's from some of the crowd). Beauden Barrett kicked off and the excitement started.

The Springboks scored first. After a flurry of kicks by both sides, the players settled down to playing, as the All Blacks used a turnover to set Milner-Skudder running and only great tackle by Lood de Jager on Aaron Smith prevented a try. 

Down the other end, the Springboks went on a pick-'n-go and Sam Whitelock was penalised at a tackle when Malcolm Marx tried to get the ball at a tackle, and Jantjies goaled the straightforward kick. 3-0 after 9 minutes.

Beauden Barrett kicked off, Francois Louw, under pressure, knocked on and the ball struck Etzebeth in front of him. Etzebeth then played the ball and was penalised. Beauden Barrett goaled. 3-3 after 11 minutes.

Ross Cronje chipped and the All Blacks countered. The ball went wide left to Rieko Ioane who raced down the left, swerved inside Cronje and seemed about to score when Jesse Kriel felled him with such force that he lost the ball forward over the goal-line.

The Springboks again battled in the scrums, not because they were destroyed but because they were penalised four times at scrums. Early in the match, when given the choice of a scrum or a line-out, the Springboks chose a scrum, such was their confidence. Later they opted for the line-out, which was working well for them in the match.

At this five-metre scrum, the Springboks were penalised but the All Blacks turned down the simple kick at goal for a five-metre line-out. They went wide and Marx saved the day by winning a penalty through his determination at the tackle.

Cronje broke and the All Blacks won a turnover and attacked. Sam Cane was penalised for being offside but Jantjies missed the straightforward kick.

The Springboks went right well inside their half and Jantjies, on his less favoured side, kicked. Beauden Barrett put up both hands to charge it down and then flykicked and raced after the ball which bobbled loose in the Springbok in-goal where Ryan Crotty just beat Siya Kolisi to the touchdown. Beauden Barrett went off at this stage and Damian McKenzie attempted the conversion. 8-3 to New Zealand after 32 minutes.

The end of the half was a long time coming. The siren sounded but the Springboks kept on playing till, it seemed, they settled for a break, but Andries Coetzee's kick was not out and McKenzie started a counterattack. The Springboks won a turnover; the All Blacks won it back. Twice the All Blacks were penalised and twice the Springboks kept on playing. Milner-Skudder went off injured, the Springboks drove a maul and, when the All Blacks ended the half, nine minutes had elapsed after the siren.

The Springboks were clever at the front of a line-out and Marx and Kitshoff rumbled down the left to set the Springboks bashing at the line. Marx was close twice, Kitshoff once and then Cronje dived forward and dabbed the ball against the padding for a try. The Springboks led 10-8 after 45 minutes.

At this stage the All Blacks changed their whole front row and Matt Todd replaced Cane. The Springboks brought on Wilco Louw, Jean-Luc du Preez, Handré Pollard and Franco Mostert. With Louw at tighthead the Springbok scrum stood firm; penalties ceased.

But the All Blacks were next to score when Springbok handling went astray and Ioane got the ball. Only Du Preez could have stopped him, getting close enough to pat the All Black on the back as he raced 80 metres to score. The All Blacks were leading 15-10 with 20 minutes to play.

Tawera Kerr-Barlow came on for a subdued Aaron Smith and Damian de Allende replaced Jan Serfontein just after the inside centre had had a strong run down the right wing.

Pollard took the ball flat, broke and gave to Marx. The hooker charged down the middle of the field and passed a perfect pass to Du Preez on his right, who surged over for the try. The Springboks led 17-15 with 15 minutes to play.

Cronje kicked yet another box kick. Up till now these kicks had been fruitless and this one reached Havili on the left wing in his own half. Havili accelerated into a counterattacked heading at an angle towards the right. Havili beat two Springboks and gave to McKenzie who raced past anchored forwards to score on the right. Sopoaga converted. 22-17 to New Zealand with 10 minutes to play.

At this stage Pollard went off for a head injury assessment and Jantjies returned.

The All Blacks attacked and Kerr-Barlow passed back to Sopoaga who dropped for goal. He missed but South Africa's troubles were not over, as the TMO and the other match officials watched De Allende jump, come to ground and crash into Sopoaga. The late tackle, exacerbated by the forearm to the face, sent De Allende packing and Sopoaga with an easy penalty. 25-17 with five minutes to play.

The Springboks raced back to get back into the game. The All Blacks were penalised and Jantjies kicked an excellent penalty out five metres from the All Blacks line. They mauled and drove over for a try credited to Marx. 25-24 with under two minutes to play.

The Springboks attacked with zest but, the siren sounded, the All Blacks won a turnover and Sopoaga kicked out for a victory in a great match when the ball was being played for 44 minutes, a high figure for any rugby match.

Man of the Match: Malcolm Marx. The powerful young hooker produced a great all-round performance to stand above the greatness of other performers - Damian McKenzie, Eben Etzebeth, Kieran Read, Steven Kitshoff and, in his truncated appearance, Beauden Barrett.

Barrett went off and failed an injury assessment test after 32 minutes, just after he had set up the first try of the match. Later the All Blacks would lose Nehe Milner-Skudder to a shoulder injury. Lima Sopoaga replaced Barrett and scored seven points. David Havili replaced Milner-Skudder and set up McKenzie's try.

Moment of the Match: That nine minutes of play beyond the siren at the end of the fist half, signifying as it did the enthusiasm of two teams playing great rugby.

Villain of the Match: Damian de Allende.

The scorers:

For South Africa:
Tries:
Cronje, Du Preez, Marx
Cons: Jantjies 2, Pollard
Pen: Jantjies

For New Zealand:
Tries
: Crotty, Ioane, McKenzie
Cons: Sopoaga 2
Pen: B. Barrett, Sopoaga

Red card: Damian de Allende (Springboks, 76 - Late Tackle)

Teams

South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende.

New Zealand: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Kane Hames.
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 David Havili.

Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Romain Poite (France), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

 

Ross Cronje (44min), Jean-Luc Du Preez (63min), and Malcolm Marx (77min)
TRIES
Ryan Crotty (31min), Rieko Ioane (58min), and Damian McKenzie (68min)
Elton Jantjies (45min), Handre Pollard (64min), and Elton Jantjies (78min)
CONVERSIONS
Lima Sopoaga (59min) and Lima Sopoaga (70min)
Elton Jantjies (9min)
PENALTIES
Beauden Barrett (11min) and Lima Sopoaga (76min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
Damian de Allende (75min)
 
VENUE Newlands
REFEREE Jerome Garces (France)