The All Blacks hosted The Springboks of South Africa in the Rugby Championship campaign on Saturday the 25th of September 2021 at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Australia.
The Boks came into the fixture with wounds after being beaten 30-17 by the Wallabies last weekend, meanwhile The All Blacks defeated Argentina 36-13 last weekend.
On the first 4 minutes, New Zealand put on some good work on the ground, as they took the lead in just 4 minutes through Will Jordan’s first try of the match, All Blacks lead was short-lived as The Boks hit back immediately through Sbu Nkosi on the 7th minute as New Zealand failed to field a high kick in their own 22.
On the 11th minute The Boks were awarded free kick and the All Blacks blocked it. Pollard pulled another penalty for The Boks on the 14th minute from 45 metres out and Jordie Barret slotted in his first penalty of the match to shrink The Boks lead to 11-10. On the 36th minute the Boks were down to 14 men after Nkosi was awarded a Yellow-card for a deliberate knock-down. On the 36th minute Barrett added another three points to put New Zealand ahead, the Boks went into half-time trailing 11-13.
New Zealand posed to be a threat in the second half but Boks defence held out, Pollard’s penalty put Boks back into the lead with his third penalty goal making the score-line 14-13, Boks lead was short-lived las Barrett’s penalty goal on the 61st minute gave New Zealand back their lead making the score-line 16-14.
With 13 minutes to go into full-time the Boks went back into the lead 17-16 through Pollard’s penalty, Jordie Barrett landed another penalty for All Blacks on the stroke of full-time to earn them a 19-17 victory over South Africa. South Africa will host New Zealand in the return fixture next Saturday.