The All Blacks have not beaten the Springboks in Auckland in 86 years – their last defeat came in 1937.
Since 1994, New Zealand are unbeaten. That year, the two sides drew 18-all.
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With the FIFA Women’s World Cup held at Eden Park, the Rugby Championship made its way to the home of the Warriors.
Away from the so-called fortress, the Springboks were hopeful that the incredible record could be broken, since their 43-12 defeat. Wallabies.
In the end, the change of venue did not change the result as the All Blacks won in the best match.
The All Blacks dominated the first half, starting with a try in the opening five minutes courtesy of Aaron Smith, who received an off-load from hard-charger Will Jordan after finding a gap in the Springboks defence.
The try was converted and a goal followed five minutes later, making the score 10-0.
‘Vintage’ All Blacks open the scoring
Again, it was Jordan who played a big part in the second try, diving over the edge of the Springboks before the ball ended up in the hands of Shannon Frizell, who threw over the defensive line to make it 17-0 and convert.
The All Blacks were flawless early on, conceding their first penalty in the 19th minute.
The Springboks looked to score their first try of the game off the back of Faf de Klerk’s chip to the corner, which was caught by Jordie Barrett and Cheslin Kolbe.
The home call results in the Springboks’ first try
When Barrett lost the ball, Kolbe thought he had dropped it. However, the TMO ruled that No.14 had no control over the ball.
Another penalty followed for the All Blacks and they led 20-3 at the break.
If the first half was New Zealand’s, then the second half was much better.
Barnstorming All Blacks score again
The home team did not focus much on the try line in the first half and it was South Africa who batted first.
Malcolm Marx scored off the back of the maul in the 54th minute to pull it back to 20-10.
But, after holding the All Blacks on the first run of the second half, the floodgates opened.
Flying Kolbe beat the Springboks
Will Jordan scored his 22nd try in his 22nd Test in the 68th minute from Beauden Barrett’s chip kick to make it 30-15.
With three minutes to go, Richie Mo’unga scored at the back of a scrum to make it 35-15 before Kwagga Smith scored a consolation try at the end of the field thanks to a conversion.
In the end, it was New Zealand who upset the 2019 Rugby World Cup winners, 35-20.
There are two more games left for the All Blacks before the start of the Rugby World Cup. The Wallabies will host the All Blacks on July 29 in Melbourne before returning across the hole to Dunedin on August 5.
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