All Blacks vs Springboks: 2013 Rugby Championship live scores

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    New Zealand Vs. South Africa

    2013 Rugby Championship, 15 September, 2013

    Eden Park, Kingsland, Auckland
    New Zealand 29 defeated South Africa 15
    New Zealand South Africa
    29 FINAL SCORE 15
    4 TRIES 2
    1/2 PENALTY GOALS 1/2
    0/0 DROP GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • New Zealand - Read
    • K 10pts (2T)
    Important moments:
    • New Zealand took the lead at the 6 min. mark 1st half
    • Lambie, P (SAF) try at the 76 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: R Poite
    Touch judges: J Garces & F Pastrana

    The most anticipated game of The Rugby Championship sees the All Blacks host the Springboks in what is shaping as another classic at Eden Park. We’ll have live scores from 5.35pm AEST.

    The world’s number one side come into tonight with a perfect 6-0 record from their Tests in 2013, breezing to a clean sweep of the French in June and then overpowering the Wallabies (twice) and Pumas in The Rugby Championship.

    Yet there is the sense that save for a handful of short spells against the Wallabies, the All Blacks have hardly been pushed.

    That should change tonight when they welcome Heyneke Meyer’s Springboks, arguably the form team of the tournament.

    After humiliating the Pumas in Johannesburg, the Springboks then scrapped a 22-17 win in Mendoza before blowing the Australians out of the water in a 38-12 win in Brisbane, their first victory in eight attempts in the city.

    Unsurprisingly, Meyer has named an unchanged starting XV to take on the All Blacks but the same cannot be said for the hosts.

    An knee injury to skipper Richie McCaw will keep him out of the remainder of The Rugby Championship, though he could return for the third Bledisloe Cup game in Dunedin.

    Sam Cane will come in at openside in place of the 119-Test veteran, while Liam Messam also returns at six after overcoming a hamstring injury.

    Up front, Dane Coles and Owen Franks come in for Keven Mealamu and Andrew Hore respectively, while Ma’a Nonu returns at second-five.

    Against what is certain to be a physical sub-battle against Bismarck du Plessis, Coles’ inclusion could prove to be a pivotal factor in a game that very well could be decided in the forwards.

    But a cursory glance across the All Blacks starting XV is a suitable reminder that they possess quality in every position, and names such as Read, Dagg, Carter, Smith, Whitelock there are plenty of match-winners out there.

    In front of what is expected to be a bulging Eden Park crowd of 58,000 this one will be a superb Test.

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    • 4:23am
      Hannes Marais said | 4:23am | ! Report

      Who thinks that the Boks are gona win at Ellis Park against the All Blacks? If you think the Springboks are gona win, reply with the No 1 and if you think the All Blacks are gonna win reply with the No 2.

      • 5:13am
        allan said | 5:13am | ! Report

        Ja Hannes 1 if they stop using a guy to run on the field with a traditional weapon,He will only be there for a few minutes.Facing the Haka and dealing with same guys for 80min is totally different.But i give the boks a better chance this time.Cant wait for Ellispark Boet.

    • 5:09pm
      kelefua said | 5:09pm | ! Report

      Wow last time I read comments on this article it was the ref now it’s moved onto the haka.

      Ellis Park hurry up before some of these guys injury themselves:)

    • 8:41am
      FuffuZealah said | 8:41am | ! Report

      Yah, welcome back Boks. Whenever we got close to the opponents goal line, I must commend Pienaar on his flat Du Preez style passing, and that grubber that set up our first try was true. I see Pienaars game growing. Quick front foot ball, without any hands in the rucks slowing it down, see, Du Preez is always one of the first there, and so casual. The opponents are left wanting for a evenly spread defence. You wouldn’t want a clone. but if Andre Joubert is the Rolls Royce of fullbacks :P, then Du Preez can be dubbed the Timewarp of skrumhalves. So I’m ampt to see you guys running out on Ellis Park bringing the Rocky Horror Picture Show to our humble guests knocking at the front door of the castle.
      Oh why did the damn French kick us out of the World Cup before we could meet the Boks in the final, we would have taken the Cup that year. Change the name please, it’s okey…

    • 5:28am
      allan said | 5:28am | ! Report

      The boks seem to think that having these big forwards will give them the edge over the Allblacks.It will work against the Ausies who’s backs cannot tackle and with ball in hand are easy targets cause they their forwards are to slow to protect the ball at breakdown.That is why the Allblacks have a more superior win ratio against the boks home and in South Africa.For the record i predict a win for Allblacks vs Springboks with their full 15 on the field 9 out of 10 times, simply because they cannot handle speed.

      • 7:43am
        Hannes Marais said | 7:43am | ! Report

        Allan…let’s go over the game a the first 5 min Kirchenr jumped for a high ball and ref said he knocked it? Big screen showed that it was actually an All Black who knocked it…then the Bischmark incident …enough said, it was a legal tackle…then also Ruan rushes up on an All Black free kick and was stopped , when the IRB rules state that as soon as a player with a free kick moves the others can attack,…this was all on the South African TV news last night. Then Nunus tackle was HIGH, LATE , DANGEROUS and DELLIBERATE…so can we really read anything from this game, and yes the All Blacks will probably come over to SA with a B team, but that’s their problem if their players can’t handle a rough game, then they also doesn’t deserve to be No 1. That weekend I will be smiling and won’t have my wife shouting at me to calm down. Hehehe

        • 5:59pm
          allan said | 5:59pm | ! Report

          I can understand your frustration with the ref Hannes and everybody who wants to look at how the allblacks transgressons was overlooked but i think if u look at how poor the boks defence was you must admit they only had themself to blame and JDV said it himself.You dont need 15 men to either stop Kieran or Sam Cane from goin over the try line .Bismark is indeed the best hooker in the world today but. the Allblacks showed in the past they can deal with him in the team.You can have all the possesion in the world but if you dont know what to do with it with Ruan at scrumhalve you are goin to struggle to score against good defences.I also dont rate Zane and Willie and JJ need to be replaced asp.And here is your problem nobody to replace in key positions what if Morne gets tackled like Carter who would you replace him with.

          • 1:24am
            Hannes Marais said | 1:24am | ! Report

            At Allan…yeah you have a point mate, Jannie Du Plessis can’t tackle to save his life, the All Blacks targetted him, because he is just like a big hippo, can’t turn quickly to make a tackle hehehe …..and yes will someone please tell JJ next time when the game starts, so tat he can get involved…and if Morne gets injured we will have to go with Lamby, should b OK, and Kirsner is not Springbok quality, not sure why he is there, mabe because he already had a passport hehehe…and sure all respect to the All Blacks they have always been and will probably always be bloody good, but I think the time has come where the Boks are going to start winning some more games against them.

            • 3:10am
              allan said | 3:10am | ! Report

              Hi Hannes,So we agree on what is needed to beat the Allblacks .Unfortunately we dont pick the team.Lambs for me is better at Fullback but his not big enough for the coach.Goosen when available can slot in at flyhalf.Piet v Zyl is better than Ruan.As for JJ replace him with someone who can tackle backline players dont leave it to your forwards.Yes the Allblacks are beatable just look at what England did not so long ago.Other than being physical you need to be mentally prepared to beat the AB’s. still think think the boks need to play 80min+ to beat the AB’s.

              • 3:50am
                Hannes Marais said | 3:50am | ! Report

                Yeah Allan I agree, you have some good points. You are obviously someone who knows your rugby well, are you a kiwi? I guess so. I guess what frustrates me the most is that the Boks can lose and lose and then all of a sudden win the World cup on the day…they are never consistent…a putters nightmare. They have their days, and yes it irritates me when the forwards are forever in the backline, don’t know why Rugby overall has changed like that, where the old days when, backs were backs and forwards were forwards, and every now on then one could witness some awesome backline moves,….but now the move starts and then some dumb fat forward knocks it. Can’t handle it. But on the otherside what other sport in the world has a position for a fatty (prop), a tall guy (lock), a short boytjie (scrumhalf), a staunch guy (centre) a skinny fast guy (wing)…such a beautiful sport it has a position for all sorts of guys. Nevertheless the Boks can and probably will beat the All Blacks next game, but it would be like kissing your sister, ..they should have won the first game aswell.

    • 4:48am
      realme SA said | 4:48am | ! Report

      forget about the yellow cards on bismark of which only one was justifiable and definitely not a red. what about the professional fouls perpetrated by new zealand at the break downs that wasn’t blown up , I wouldn’t have complained about that point if the ref was consistent which he wasn’t . Or what about the hands in the ruck on 5 occasions by new zealand, again this wouldn’t have been a problem had the ref been consistent. consider the refs poor performance then go back to the game where we played a whole half with only 14 men of which new zealand could only score 14 points and could only win by that same 14 points and you people think you have a strong team . we were all over you and it would have been a 1 point ball game had you not cheated yes cheated . The all blacks can not play the springboks 1 on 1 and accept the outcome they have to cheat . the tackle on dan was legal we playing rugby not netball you f….ing prima donas

      • 10:32am
        balls said | 10:32am | ! Report

        So… did the All Blacks beat the Boks 1 on 1 in the weekend? From what I saw, they did. And with 14 players for 20 minutes… Hold on, perhaps they are better than the Springboks, and you are just a little jealous? You can tell a lot about someone by the way they lose. You should learn to be gracious in defeat.

    • 2:08am
      FuffuZealah said | 2:08am | ! Report

      How does the system of assigning referees to certain games work? Or are they invited by the competitions organizers? If you ask me we should have our young refs take part i.e. from the respective countries involved. This guy needs to learn English better, good communication is essential. We don’t like to see muddled up and confusing games in any form of sport posing as professional fixtures.

    • 1:55am
      FuffuZealah said | 1:55am | ! Report

      What’s the Haka all about then? If we Springboks shouldn’t accept the challenge? Get rid of your Haka New Zealand, it’s not getting the respect it rightfully deserves.

      • 10:07pm
        G2GKiwi said | 10:07pm | ! Report

        FuffuZealah.. its irrelevant & not our problem if you dont get it. Its a war cry/challenge/celebration dance and is meant to signifie to all others who oppose us that we stand strong, without fear, ready to take you head on. In different variations, It has been apart of nz sport teams for over 100 years, being performed both domesticly & internationaly. Its not about whether you think its not getting the respect it deserves, as us kiwis dont look or need approval or acceptance from the world to be proud of the traditions of our native people, in part concentrate on your fellas own backyard, as you can see our boys are doing just fine:)

    • 12:25am
      Coincidence said | 12:25am | ! Report

      You always need to questions a refs intentions when he gives Reid a questionable yellow card when the contest is over. You show your intentions when you try act impartial by giving some more bogus calls to the other side when the contest is done. Were you trying to show you were impartial?

    • 12:15am
      Coincidence said | 12:15am | ! Report

      If the Springboks had a player like Nonu who has his regular shoulder charge every couple if games, they would be banned for 8 weeks. Imagine Bakkies Botha had regular charges like Nonu, he would have been banned fora season. This is an absolute joke.

    • 9:34pm
      trev said | 9:34pm | ! Report

      Look the elbow to Messam’s throat was obviously an accident. In fact, Messam should have attacked BDP’s elbow with his Adam’s Apple. It is not as if Bissie has ever committed acts of reckless thuggery against an AB no 6 before, is it?

      • 9:43pm
        Jerry said | 9:43pm | ! Report

        Poor penalty call on Thomson there – no ruck formed as there were never any Boks on their feet. Once again we see refs screwing the AB’s – will it never end?

      • 9:56pm
        trev said | 9:56pm | ! Report

        That was supposed to say:

        In fact, Messam should NOT have attacked BDP’s elbow with his Adam’s Apple.

      • 9:57pm
        trev said | 9:57pm | ! Report

      • 6:59pm
        tyron said | 6:59pm | ! Report

        it was clearly an accident,BDP clearly didnt do it on purpose as majority of supports claim otherwise.Rugby is a contact sport that only few can handle.In south africa the kids who cant handle contact play hockey,if kiwi guys cant handle contact especially and accident i suggest they submit their CV’s to the black caps.

        • 7:02pm
          tyron said | 7:02pm | ! Report

          case in point,look at Boks vs Wallabies game when quade cooper jumped and hit bryan habana in the face.Neither the ref nor touch judge saw but yet we didnt see Bok players or Habana jump up and pummel him even though he deserved it.Ordinarily i would say its an accident but looking at Coopers record its hard to believe it was an accident.

        • 7:40pm
          allan said | 7:40pm | ! Report

          If everybody should be allowed to run with their elbows raised towards a opposing player just imagine the injuries players would get. And who would want to make tackles thus spoiling this beautiful game of rugby.Rugby is a contact sport but should be played within the rules.Otherwise we should get helmuts to protrect players against the likes of Bismarck and Nonu.This is rugby not American football.Stop moaning about the game there’s a lot of stuff going on the field that we dont get to see.Incidents that involve boks as well they are no angels.

    • 6:57pm
      jk said | 6:57pm | ! Report

      big props to all the sane and complimentary posters who contributed earlier by showing respect to each other (more of that please).as a kiwi i thought the all blacks were fantastic , and the boks fans have every right to feel highly aggreived.
      it should be noted the way in which most representatives of 2 great teams handled it. JDV and HM showed real class in their response. carter immediately put on twitter that it was a legit tackle (typing left handed i prseume). to use a hackneyed expression ”rugby is the winner” when decent men are mature and respect the opponent after a situation like this
      lets hope for no referee discussion in what could be epic rematich

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