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    New Zealand vs South Africa

    The Rugby Championship, 16 September, 2017

    QBE Stadium
    Fulltime - New Zealand 57, South Africa 0
    New Zealand   South Africa
    57 FINAL SCORE 0
    8 TRIES 0
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Nigel Owens
    Touch judges: Angus Gardner & Matthew Carley
    TMO: George Ayoub

    Match result:

    The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks by 57 to 0 this evening in Auckland and stretch their lead at the top of the Rugby Championship.

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    Final score
    All Blacks 57
    Springboks 0

    Match preview:

    The All Blacks and Springboks go head to head in Round 4 of the Rugby Championship at QBE Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting at 5:35pm (AEST). 

    The All Blacks versus the Boks is something special, and this is the 94th clash between the pair.

    It’s easy to assume the Kiwis will rack up their 56th win, but the Boks’ recent form suggests that their might be some surprises in store.

    South Africa are shaking off the poor form of 2016 with good wins against France and are now unbeaten in the Rugby Championship. They arguably should have beaten the Wallabies last week in Perth, showing great determination to come back strongly in the second half and salvage a draw.

    The British and Irish Lions showed the world earlier this year that the All Blacks can be contained – and even beaten – at home. The Wallabies came close, but ultimately failed, although the Pumas’ spirited opposition was never going to threaten the Kiwis’ march through this year’s tournament.

    If the Boks can combine the successful defensive tactics that the Lions used with their own natural flair and desire to attack, then New Zealand could be in trouble.

    Damian McKenzie will want to use the rest of this season to make the fullback shirt his own – or at least ensure Ben Smith doesn’t just stroll back into his jersey once he returns from his sabbatical. Meanwhile, Sonny Bill Williams will be keen to impress after a poor series against the Lions and a less-than-stellar start to this year’s Championship.

    For the Boks, Elton Jantjies seems to have finally taken the step up from Super Rugby star to international leader, but there will be no greater challenge to him than the All Blacks. His kicking game especially will need to be on point.

    The battle of the best second rows in the game will be great to watch, particularly with solid set pieces being so important.

    The Springboks are clearly improving and promise to push their old enemy hard, but the All Blacks will have too much class across the field.

    All Blacks by 15 points.

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    • 12:25pm
      Left Wing said | 12:25pm | ! Report

      Springboks were lucky to get nil ek se ?

    • 8:10am
      Misha said | 8:10am | ! Report

      Did we just witness an online suicide of Biltong??

    • Roar Guru

      RobC said | 11:52pm | ! Report

      Well that was v bad by the Boks. Two things imo:
      – First is set piece

      Well actually it kind of starts and ends there.

    • Roar Guru

      Harry Jones said | 11:26pm | ! Report

      Coach A Coetzee talks about the ‘positives????’

      Got to be kidding …

      • 8:44am
        Mark said | 8:44am | ! Report

        Yes – you managed to get NIL

        • 1:10am
          hopalong said | 1:10am | ! Report

          Boks are able to put together a very good team of overseas players.
          Would not be humiliated.
          Well o.k.
          The following local players.

          With a decent coach.

      • Roar Guru

        Fox said | 9:54am | ! Report

        Yeah Harry and said we had really good preparation? Really where? when? Surely the axe must fall on getting under qualified coaches in the interests of ethnic quotas? The SA coaches got totally schooled by their NZ counterparts..

    • 9:00pm
      John said | 9:00pm | ! Report

      So how bad is the Wannabes?

      • Roar Guru

        Fox said | 9:54am | ! Report

        Yeah Harry and said we had really good preparation? Really where? when? Surely the axe must fall on getting under qualified coaches in the interests of ethnic quotas? The SA coaches got totally schooled by their NZ counterparts..

    • 8:46pm
      Dfenda said | 8:46pm | ! Report

      Cant they just get the coach of the Lions to coach the Boks? If the Boks played like the Lions they would be much more competitive.

      • 8:59pm
        Highlander said | 8:59pm | ! Report

        He in U.K. Now

        • 9:12pm
          ebop said | 9:12pm | ! Report

          U.K. And French scumbags. That’s the take home message. They’re so hopeless at rugby they’ve gone about buying some credibility. But we know….

      • 11:24pm
        moniano said | 11:24pm | ! Report

        Boks have average players – it is that simple. Too much made of their unbeaten this year when it was against average team. They came against close to losing against a better team wallabies even though wallabies played poorly. Give me a player in the Boks that may be in world 15 none. Boks played their heart out but since there is no world class player, no-one is there to ignite something special. Its a humiliation that Boks fan are at pain with, and I can see more coming until special players come through and of course a good coach.

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      Charging Rhino said | 8:39pm | ! Report

      That result can lead to permanent depression.

      We all thought/were hoping the Boks were back. They are not. Oh well. It p#*sses me off.

      Well done All Blacks.

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