Wellington Scoop

Last-minute try gives South Africa draw with All Blacks

Report from RNZ
South Africa have drawn 16-all with the All Blacks in a dramatic finish, but otherwise scrappy Rugby Championship encounter at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

South Africa dominated possession early on, winning most of the physical battles. They went up 6-0 on penalties.

Seemingly out of nowhere Jack Goodhue scored a try in the 36th minute on the back of a break from Beauden Barrett, who skirted around the defence.

Despite dominating most of the first-half, South Africa trailed the All Blacks 7-6 at half-time.

The wheels started to come loose for the Springboks after half-time.

The All Blacks got a penalty to go up 10-6 before suffering a major set-back with lock Brodie Retallick having to leave the field with an arm injury. South Africa converted another penalty, while the All Blacks picked up two more to lead 16-9 with six minutes left.

With a minute left, South African half-back Herschel Jantjies scrambled for a loose ball to score the Springboks only try of the game. The Television Match Official confirmed no knock-on was involved and the try was coolly converted by Handre Pollard on full-time.

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