First blood in the Rugby Championship goes to the Springboks


The All Blacks have lost another test.
Photo: AFP

The physical battle was won by the home side in their two tries to one victory.

The Springboks were more dominant than the scoreline suggests as they bossed the set-piece and breakdown, with hooker Malcolm Marx particularly devastating in the latter in his 50th test.

South Africa led 10-3 at halftime and increased their advantage as the game progressed.

Kurt-Lee Arendse and Willie le Roux scored for the home side.

There were 16-points from the boot of South Africa’s Handre Pollard with two conversions, three penalties and a drop goal.

All Black Shannon Frizell crossed for a late consolation try late off the back of a Caleb Clarke break, which was converted by Richie Mo’unga.

Jordie Barrett succeeded with a penalty.

New Zealand has lost five of their last six tests as coach Ian Foster is under increasing pressure and scrutiny.

– Reuters

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