Eight years passed before the Springbooks they beat the All Blacks in South Africa and that happened this Saturday at the beginning of the Rugby Championship. At Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium, the hosts won 26-10 to start the tenth edition of the tournament with a response to hope for the title.
Both teams are part of the championship in which the Pumas also participate, who in the second shift, from 4:00 p.m., receive the Wallabies in Mendoza.
New Zealand, coming off two straight defeats at home to Ireland, suffered a third consecutive setback here.
South Africa, reigning world champions, scored a try at each stage of the match. The last of them was at the end of the match, after taking advantage of an error in the exit of their rivals, who had reduced differences in the previous play.
The summary of the victory of the Springbooks over the All Blacks
The South African national team based his victory on Pollard’s excellent aim and dominance in fixed formations against a rival who managed to defend himself against his opponent’s attacks. The negative data for South Africa was the expulsion of Arendse for dangerously charging Beauden Barrett, who with a blow to his neck had to leave the field.
The All Blacks, in a lackluster performance, were vastly outclassed in all facets of the game, marking the biggest crisis in their history. They have accumulated four losses from the last five games, the same number as in the entire 1998 season.
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