South Africa vs New Zealand LIVE rugby: Result and final score as All Blacks hold off Springboks in thriller

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Centre David Havili and lock Scott Barrett scored late tries as New Zealand eased the pressure on coach Ian Foster with a superb 35-23 victory over South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Captain Sam Cane and hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho also scored tries as the All Blacks silenced the 61,519 crowd to claim what will be viewed as a famous win having lost five of their previous six tests.

The Springboks were not as clinical as they had been in the 26-10 victory over the visitors the previous week as they scored tries through sublime centre Lukhanyo Am and winger Makazole Mapimpi, but faced opponents who were vastly improved.

Whether the victory is enough to save Foster’s job will become clear in the coming days, as New Zealand prepare to host Argentina in their next Rugby Championship clash on Aug. 27, while the Boks travel to play Australia on the same day.

Relive the action from a thrilling Rugby Championship clash, below:

Rugby Championship: South Africa vs New Zealand

  • 4 mins: South Africa’s Willemse shown early yellow but All Blacks can’t capitalise

  • 28 mins: Sam Cane finishes off New Zealand break for opening try (0-8)

  • 33 mins: Taukei’aho adds second for impressive All Blacks (0-15)

  • 36 mins: But Springboks made timely response with Lukhanyo Am (7-15)

  • 45 mins: Two Pollard penalties cut lead to just two points (13-15)

  • 61 mins: Mapimpi try hauls Boks to within a point after Mo’unga penalties (20-21)

  • 68 mins: Pollard coverts penalty after Beauden Barrett is sent to the bin (23-20)

  • 73 mins: All Blacks break forward and retake the lead with Havili try (23-28)

  • 78 mins: Scott Barrett try clinches vital win for the All Blacks (23-35)

FULL TIME! South Africa 23-35 New Zealand

18:16 , Jamie Braidwood

Sam Cane: “Adversity is a test of character and there was no doubt of ours. It was a massive challenge coming here and the group turned up massively.

“We were a lot better at the breakdown tonight. The set piece was good. There were lots of good bits to our game.”

FULL TIME! South Africa 23-35 New Zealand

18:14 , Jamie Braidwood

Ardie Savea: “The last few weeks we’ve had as a team have been really difficult, but we’ve come to one of the best stadiums in the world and got a huge result.

“It confirms the belief we have in each other. We might still have doubters back home We are hugely proud of tonight.”

FULL TIME! South Africa 23-35 New Zealand

18:09 , Jamie Braidwood

Mo’unga adds two more points, to take away the losing bonus point from South Africa, but more importantly, deliver a huge victory for the All Blacks.

They raced into a 15-point lead before the Springboks stormed back, only for a huge statement of character from New Zealand to claim a gutsy win with their backs against the wall.

That was intense!

TRY! South Africa 23-33 New Zealand (S BARRETT 79)

18:05 , Jamie Braidwood

GAME OVER

Scott Barrett emerges from the pile of bodies on the goalline and New Zealand will be bouncing back with a famous win!

South Africa 23-28 New Zealand

18:04 , Jamie Braidwood

78 mins: Barrett is back on and pins a brilliant kick into the corner, forcing Le Roux to kick into touch five metres out!

This has been an emphatic response from the All Blacks.

South Africa 23-28 New Zealand

18:01 , Jamie Braidwood

75 mins: Mo’unga makes it a five-point game for the 14-men All Blacks!

TRY! South Africa 23-26 New Zealand (HAVILI 73’)

17:59 , Jamie Braidwood

STUNNING!

What a break from the All Blacks! It came from Ioane but was then carried on by Savea. New Zealand got the penalty advantage five metres out and David Havili shows unbelievable composure at the line to touch the ball down, almost faking the handoff to the outside!

South Africa 23-21 New Zealand

17:59 , Jamie Braidwood

72 mins: South Africa kicked for touch and then Hendrikse looked for further ground with the box kick. Jordan does well to collect ahead of Mapimpi, and then Ioane takes off down the left wing to get New Zealand on the attack once more!

South Africa 23-21 New Zealand

17:57 , Jamie Braidwood

70 mins: New Zealand gained ground but then their lineout was not straight, South Africa opt for the scrum.

South Africa 23-21 New Zealand (POLLARD pen 68’)

17:54 , Jamie Braidwood

South Africa take the lead for the first time!

YELLOW CARD! South Africa 20-21 New Zealand

17:54 , Jamie Braidwood

Beauden Barrett is into the sin bin and Pollard has a penalty close to goal!

South Africa 20-21 New Zealand

17:52 , Jamie Braidwood

65 mins: Le Roux’s kick gets South Africa up to halfway, Am makes another charging run on the right, before South Africa find Mapimpi in space on the right!

But there’s a huge turnover from New Zealand, however, South Africa get it back as the All Blacks spill the ball.

It dropped to Jaden Hendrikse and he kicked it on, only to be taken out by Beauden Barrett...

South Africa 20-21 New Zealand

17:47 , Jamie Braidwood

62 mins: Etzebeth is down with an injury, which gives us all a moment to catch our breath. What a match this has been and we are set for a thrilling conclusion.

The noise in the stadium is special.

South Africa 20-21 New Zealand

17:43 , Jamie Braidwood

61 mins: And another stunning kick from Pollard.

TRY! South Africa 18-21 New Zealand (MAPIMPI)

17:41 , Jamie Braidwood

THIS ONE COUNTS!

Extraordinary from the Springbok wing, he is unstoppable! South Africa work it wide and once they got the ball in his hands, there was nothing the All Blacks could do!

South Africa 13-21 New Zealand (MO’UNGA pen)

17:41 , Jamie Braidwood

Huge turning point. An eight-point swing and New Zealand lead by that margin.

NO TRY! South Africa 13-18 New Zealand

17:38 , Jamie Braidwood

DENIED!

Pearce rules that there was obstruction from Hendrikse that helped/allowed Am to find the gap to burst clear.

And instead, New Zealand will have a penalty inside the South Africa half!

TRY! South Africa 18-18 New Zealand

17:36 , Jamie Braidwood

UNBELIEVABLE!

Lukhanyo Am are you kidding?! The Springbok runs the length of the field, spinning through tackles, before launching a wide pass out to Mapimpi for the try.

But wait... this is being checked...

South Africa 13-18 New Zealand

17:35 , Jamie Braidwood

56 mins: Brilliant defence from New Zealand! Marx found Mostert again from the line-out and then Jaden Hendrikse switched play to the right. Willemse and Pollard had runs up the middle but New Zealand stood strong and then found the turnover!

South Africa 13-18 New Zealand

17:33 , Jamie Braidwood

54 mins: New Zealand get penalised for collapsing the maul and South Africa keep it in the corner with another lineout...

NO TRY! South Africa 13-18 New Zealand

17:31 , Jamie Braidwood

South Africa thought they were level, but no! Willemse is again at the centre of the threat, but he is just forced out by Clarke as he looked to offload inside!

The play comes back and South Africa go for the other corner...

South Africa 13 -18 New Zealand

17:30 , Jamie Braidwood

50 mins: But then it swings back! Whitelock gives away a penalty and gives Pollard the chance to find the corner... which he does. Another chance for South Africa.

South Africa 13 -18 New Zealand (MO’UNGA pen 48’)

17:27 , Jamie Braidwood

Richie Mo’unga stretches New Zealand’s lead back up to five points. Could be a big turning point, that Wiese penalty.

South Africa 13 -15 New Zealand

17:26 , Jamie Braidwood

47 mins: It all gets rather heated as Jasper Wiese crashes into Aaron Smith after the whistle. It was South Africa who had the penalty - but that is then overturned! Wiese didn’t hear the whistle.

South Africa 13 -15 New Zealand (Pollard pen 45’)

17:22 , Jamie Braidwood

And then it was two. Pollard makes it 14 consecutive kicks made as he converts from under the posts.

South Africa 10-15 New Zealand

17:21 , Jamie Braidwood

43 mins: Pollard got South Africa down to just outside the New Zealand 22. Willemse charges down the inside but South Africa need Du Toit to keep the play alive.

It’s worked back to Willemse, who finds a line down the left after Damian de Allende took it up the middle. But Willemse is stopped, and it comes back for a South Africa penalty.

South Africa 10-15 New Zealand

17:18 , Jamie Braidwood

42 mins: Mapimpi finds some space and opens his legs down the left side, but Pearce brings the play back for a penalty following a lineout. Pollard kicks for touch.

South Africa 10-15 New Zealand

17:17 , Jamie Braidwood

KICK-OFF! Back underway.

South Africa 10-15 New Zealand

17:16 , Jamie Braidwood

The sun has set in Johannesburg but the atmosphere is about to go up another level as the Springboks try to chase down New Zealand.

Overturning a 15-point deficit against the All Blacks seems unthinkable, but the Springboks will be full out belief.

Back underway shortly.

HALF-TIME: South Africa 10-15 New Zealand

17:01 , Jamie Braidwood

That was a brilliant half. New Zealand were excellent and have responded to the questions being asked of them. But South Africa have stormed back into it and it’s anyone’s game at half-time.

South Africa 10-15 New Zealand (POLLARD pen 40’)

17:01 , Jamie Braidwood

Brilliant from Pollard! That just about had the distance and drops over!

South Africa 7-15 New Zealand

17:00 , Jamie Braidwood

40 mins: The clock is in the red... and South Africa get the penalty on halfway!

Pollard is asking for the tee...

South Africa 7-15 New Zealand

16:57 , Jamie Braidwood

38 mins: And a terrific kick from Pollard adds the conversion. This match has turned...

TRY! South Africa 5-15 New Zealand (AM 36’)

16:55 , Jamie Braidwood

Just what they needed!

South Africa are right back into this on the stroke of half-time as Lukhanyo Am pushes away the challenge of Caleb Clarke and powers over the line in the corner. The Boks were so quick there and needed to be to get on the board before the break.

South Africa 0-15 New Zealand

16:54 , Jamie Braidwood

36 mins: South Africa have turned to the bomb squad earlier than usual. Both Malcom Marx and Steven Kitshoff are already on for the Boks.

South Africa 0-15 New Zealand

16:54 , Jamie Braidwood

35 mins: Mo’unga adds the conversion from the other side. Great kick.

South Africa 0-15 New Zealand

16:53 , Jack Rathborn

New Zealand's Ardie Savea, center, is challenged by South Africa's Handre Pollard (AP)
New Zealand's Ardie Savea, center, is challenged by South Africa's Handre Pollard (AP)
New Zealand's number eight Ardie Savea runs with the ball (AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand's number eight Ardie Savea runs with the ball (AFP via Getty Images)
New Zealand’s Sam Whitelock, left, and South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen (AP)
New Zealand’s Sam Whitelock, left, and South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen (AP)

TRY! South Africa 0-13 New Zealand (TAUKEI’AHO 33’)

16:52 , Jamie Braidwood

And there it is! The hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho rolls away from the ruck to finish at the line! New Zealand have been on fire so far and their forwards are dominating all over the pitch.

South Africa 0-8 New Zealand

16:51 , Jamie Braidwood

32 mins: New Zealand go hunting for a second! Another flowing move is worked to Caleb Clarke and his lightening feet seem destined for the line before the towering figure of Eben Etzebeth hauls him back.

New Zealand stay patient...

South Africa 0-8 New Zealand

16:49 , Jamie Braidwood

29 mins: Mo’unga can’t add the conversion from a right angle out on the right.

That was great determination from Cane to power through the contact and get to the line.

New Zealand have been on a mission here.

TRY! South Africa 0-8 New Zealand (CANE 28’)

16:46 , Jamie Braidwood

27 mins: Another thrilling break from New Zealand! This time it’s through Caleb Clarke - driving through the middle! He’s stoppped by Willie Le Roux but New Zealand work it wide back out to Jordan.

New Zealand then get the penalty advantage - they come back left, and there’s Sam Cane to cross for the opening try in the corner!

South Africa 0-3 New Zealand (Mo’unga pen)

16:44 , Jamie Braidwood

25 mins: And we have our first points! New Zealand actually got a penalty following that move and Richie Mo’unga kicks between the posts.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:43 , Jamie Braidwood

23 mins: New Zealand with a stunning break! They test their luck inside their 22 but create the overlap out wide! Rieko Ioane flies away and exchanges passes with Will Jordan on the flank. Jordan is brought down but that’s a huge gain from the All Blacks - Ardie Savea set that move in motion by picking up from the scrum.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:40 , Jamie Braidwood

22 mins: South Africa with the penalty just inside the New Zealand half... but they decide to go for the corner.

But Joseph Dweba’s throw is not straight and there’s a knock-on in there as well. New Zealand get the scrum.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:36 , Jamie Braidwood

20 mins: A quarter of the way in and although the match has been played at a breathless pace, we remain scoreless. The All Blacks looked to build from the back but David Havili throws a one-handed pass out of play after initially doing good work with the side-step.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:34 , Jamie Braidwood

17 mins: After an exchange of kicks between Le Roux and Barrett, South Africa burst clear through the lively and rested Willemse, who then chips towards the corner. New Zealand get back to clear up.

South Africa will be without Jesse Kriel for the rest of the match as he has failed an HIA.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:32 , Jamie Braidwood

15 mins: South Africa are back up to 15 as Willemse returns. New Zealand have cleared to deep inside the South Africa half but the Boks are looking to play out through Mapimpi.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:30 , Jamie Braidwood

13 mins: Ox Nche carries towards the line but sees the ball ripped out by Sam Whitelock. However, Pearce awards a knock-on and New Zealand get the scrum 10 metres out.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:28 , Jamie Braidwood

11 mins: Barrett concedes a penalty in midfield after coming in from the side. Pollard kicks down into the corner as South Africa continue to put the pressure on.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:25 , Jamie Braidwood

8 mins: Wow! Pieter Steph du Toit snatches an interception in midfield and bursts for the line! Jordie Barrett gets back with a try-saving tackle, as Du Toit waits and then finds Lukhanyo Am with the offload from the ground! The centre takes up the charge but is held up on the goal-line, and New Zealand clear!

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:23 , Jamie Braidwood

7 mins: Penalty South Africa! New Zealand lose the scrum and Handre Polland gets the chance to boot downfield.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:22 , Jamie Braidwood

5 mins: South Africa think they’ve survived the lineout and subsequent New Zealand pressure inside five metres - but the play is pulled back for a penalty.

New Zealand decide to scrum.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:20 , Jamie Braidwood

4 mins: A dangerous New Zealand attack! A crossfield kick cuts through South Africa and finds the charging  Ardie Savea - who takes off! He’s brought down four metres out but there will be a card for South Africa - Damian Willemse is shown a yellow card.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:18 , Jamie Braidwood

2 mins: It takes a couple of attempts but New Zealand emerge with the ball... only for Will Jordan to send a pass horribly long and out for a Boks lineout.

South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:16 , Jamie Braidwood

1 min: Mapimpi challenges Jordie Barrett for a high ball and it results in a early scrum for South Africa.

An early change for the Boks to flex the strength of their pack.

Kick-off! South Africa 0-0 New Zealand

16:13 , Jamie Braidwood

Underway! Luke Pearce is the referee today.

Actually, before kick-off there was the fly-over of the Boeing jet, sweeping across the sky. Quite a sight.

South Africa vs New Zealand

16:12 , Jamie Braidwood

Now, though, it’s New Zealand’s turn.

Their sense of invincibility may be shattered, but the Haka led by Aaron Smith remains stirring.

South Africa keep their distance.

South Africa vs New Zealand

16:10 , Jamie Braidwood

Kolisi, eyes closed and chin up, belts out the South African national anthem along with the packed house in Johannesburg. Special atmosphere.

South Africa vs New Zealand

16:02 , Jamie Braidwood

Sam Cane leads the All Blacks out onto the pitch with huge pressure on his shoulders. Eddie Jones is again in the stands taking in the action, and watches on as Frans Malherbe is the first Springbok out, before Siya Kolisi emerges alongside his men.

Time for the anthems.

South Africa vs New Zealand

15:58 , Jamie Braidwood

Here we go! What an atmosphere in the early evening at the Ellis Park Stadium. It’s a packed house as the Springboks sense the opportunity to pull off another major victory over the All Blacks, whose backs are up against the wall.

South Africa vs New Zealand: Last time out

15:53 , Jamie Braidwood

South Africa’s Willie Le Roux’s scored a last-minute try to seal a famous 26-10 victory over New Zealand and pile further misery on the All Blacks.

New Zealand were chasing the match after a dominant display from the Springboks, when Le Roux’s late try reflected their superiority on the scoreboard.

We go again in Johannesburg today. Kick-off coming up.

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South Africa vs New Zealand: Team news

15:44 , Jamie Braidwood

Here’s a reminder of this afternoon’s teams - Jacques Nienaber has made four changes to his starting XV as the Springboks gun for back-to-back wins over the All Blacks. Faf de Klerk was knocked out cold during the early stages of last week’s victory, so Jaden Hendrikse starts at scrum-half with Jess Kriel on the right wing instead of Kurt-Lee Arendse, who has been banned for four weeks after his dangerous tackle on Beauden Barrett. Two-thirds of the front row have changed with Ox Nche and Joseph Dweba starting at loosehead prop and hooker respectively.

The big news for New Zealand is that Bauden Barrett is surprisingly dropped to the bench as Richie Mo’unga starts at fly-half. There are three changes in the pack as props Ethan de Groot and Tyrel Lomax and blindside flanker Shannon Frizell are all promoted after coming on as replacements last week. Tighthead prop Fletcher Newell could make his All Blacks debut after being named among the subs.

South Africa: 15 Damian Willemse; 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi; 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Jaden Hendrikse; 1 Ox Nche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 3 Frans Malherbe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 5 Lood de Jager, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 7 Pieter Steph du Toit, 8 Duane Vermeulen.

Replacements:16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Herschel Jantjies, 23 Willie le Roux.

New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett; 14 Will Jordan, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 David Havili, 11 Caleb Clarke; 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith; 1 Ethan de Groot, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Sam Whitelock, 5 Scott Barrett, 6 Shannon Frizell, 7 Sam Cane (c), 8 Ardie Savea.

Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 George Bower, 18 Fletcher Newell, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Quinn Tupaea.

South Africa vs New Zealand: Odds

15:40 , Jack Rathborn

First and anytime try scorer

  • Makazole Mapimpi 7/1 - 1/1

  • Jesse Kriel 11/1 - 13/8

  • Joseph Dweba 12/1 - 15/8

  • Damian Willemse 20/1 - 10/3

  • Lukhanyo Am 20/1 - 10/3

  • Jaden Hendrikse 25/1 - 4/1

  • Damian de Allende 28/1 - 9/2

  • Handre Pollard 28/1 - 9/2

  • Lood de Jager 33/1 - 13/2

  • Siya Kolisi 33/1 - 6/1

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South Africa poised to sound death knell on Ian Foster era

15:26 , Jamie Braidwood

Barely a year out from the Rugby World Cup and the All Blacks are in crisis. Not just a mini-crisis or sort-of crisis, but a full-blown catastrophe.

Come Monday morning, they are likely to be without a coach as South Africa look set to sound the death knell for the Ian Foster era in Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash at Ellis Park – where, in a proclamation that would have been unthinkable for most of the country’s rugby history, a New Zealand defeat feels inevitable.

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South Africa poised to sound death knell on Ian Foster era for the All Blacks

South Africa vs New Zealand: Odds

15:15 , Jack Rathborn

Match Result

South Africa win - 1/2

Draw - 17/1

New Zealand win - 15/8

Handicap Betting

South Africa (-6) - 1/1

Draw - 16/1

New Zealand (+6)- 1/1

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Richie Mo’unga on All Blacks criticism back in New Zealand

15:05 , Jack Rathborn

“They care about our team and care about our results, but it’s also fair of us to not care about what they think because we have a role to do, a role to play, and hearing that isn’t going to help us at this moment,” Richie Mo’unga said.

“I’m at a stage now if you’re not in our squad, I don’t really care what you think, with all respect.

“We’re trying our best, and we know it’s not good enough for All Blacks standards.”

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Siya Kolisi underlines need for Boks to ‘build momentum’ and beat New Zealand

14:50 , Jack Rathborn

Siya Kolisi says the Boks want to keep building momentum a little over a year out from the start of their World Cup defence in France and beating the All Blacks two weeks in a row would lay down a major marker, even if the latter are battling for form.

“We take it game by game; we don’t want to be thinking too far ahead. All we can control is how hard we work and how hard we play on Saturday. It’s important for us to play well and win. We want to make sure we give it everything we can.

“We want to make sure we are building momentum going forward, not just for now, but next year as well.”

The Boks have won nine of their previous 14 tests against the All Blacks at Ellis Park and are seeking a third straight victory in matches played at any venue.

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Siya Kolisi delighted to reunite with World Cup winning loose trio

14:35 , Jack Rathborn

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi can’t wait to be reunited with his Rugby World Cup winning loose trio partners against New Zealand on Saturday, the first time they have played together since lifting the William Webb Ellis trophy three years ago.

The Boks host the All Blacks in a second Rugby Championship test at their fortress Ellis Park, looking to build on their 26-10 victory in Nelspruit last weekend that was their biggest victory over New Zealand in 94 years.

Kolisi will scrum with fellow flank Pieter-Steph du Toit and Duane Vermeulen for the first time since the 2019 World Cup final, where they were instrumental in the Boks beating England 32-12 in Yokohama.

Injury has largely kept them apart up to now, but they will be a handful on attack and defence for the All Blacks, and potent at the breakdown.

“It is the same game-plan as we had during the World Cup and we expect the same from each other,” Kolisi told reporters on Saturday. “It doesn’t matter who I’m playing with, I have to deliver the same level.

“My job doesn’t change but having someone like Duane back in the team with that level of experience... I need as much experience around me on the field as I can get.”

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All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick calls for calm

14:20 , Jack Rathborn

All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick had previously called for composure amid calls for Ian Foster to be sacked after the third-Test defeat against Ireland.

“Have they got a team that is a capable of winning the World Cup? From what we’ve seen in the last two weeks, you would doubt that,” Fitzpatrick told Sky Sports.

“But the All Blacks don’t turn from being a world-class team to a not world-class team overnight.”

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Julian Savea defends Ian Foster after criticism and pressure on All Blacks coach

14:05 , Jack Rathborn

“In a country where mental health is a big issue - where 72 per cent of suicides are men and a high number of depression amongst men, you would think people would be a bit kinder,” Savea said on Twitter.

“And think about their words before they make remarks on someone’s integrity, appearance and character, especially when they don’t know them on a personal level.

“I’m ashamed that this is how a human is treated and dragged in the media here in NZ.”

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All Blacks train for South Africa Test

13:50 , Jack Rathborn

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Ian Foster on crucial South Africa Test as All Blacks job hangs in balance

13:37 , Jack Rathborn

“We know there’s a lot of pressure on, and we’re feeling that,” Foster said. “But our job is to look at our performance and how we can grow it.

“I understand the frustration, but that doesn’t change what we have to do here. There’s no point sulking about it for too long.”

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South Africa vs New Zealand: Starting line-ups and replacements

11:55 , Jack Rathborn

South Africa: 15 Damian Willemse; 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi; 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Jaden Hendrikse; 1 Ox Nche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 3 Frans Malherbe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 5 Lood de Jager, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 7 Pieter Steph du Toit, 8 Duane Vermeulen.

Replacements:16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Hershel Jantjies, 23 Willie le Roux.

New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett; 14 Will Jordan, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 David Havili, 11 Caleb Clarke; 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Aaron Smith; 1 Ethan de Groot, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Sam Whitelock, 5 Scott Barrett, 6 Shannon Frizell, 7 Sam Cane (c), 8 Ardie Savea.

Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 George Bower, 18 Fletcher Newell, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Quinn Tupaea.

South Africa vs New Zealand: Team news

11:46 , Jack Rathborn

Jacques Nienaber has made four changes to his starting XV as the Springboks gun for back-to-back wins over the All Blacks. Faf de Klerk was knocked out cold during the early stages of last week’s victory, so Jaden Hendrikse starts at scrum-half with Jess Kriel on the right wing instead of Kurt-Lee Arendse, who has been banned for four weeks after his dangerous tackle on Beauden Barrett. Two-thirds of the front row have changed with Ox Nche and Joseph Dweba starting at loosehead prop and hooker respectively.

The big news for New Zealand is that Bauden Barrett is surprisingly dropped to the bench as Richie Mo’unga starts at fly-half. There are three changes in the pack as props Ethan de Groot and Tyrel Lomax and blindside flanker Shannon Frizell are all promoted after coming on as replacements last week. Tighthead prop Fletcher Newell could make his All Blacks debut after being named among the subs.