Rugby Championship: South Africa stun New Zealand in Wellington

Springboks beat All Blacks at home

Former Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has defended New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett following the All Blacks 36-34 loss to South Africa on Saturday.

It was the first loss by the All Blacks against South Africa in New Zealand since 2009 and kept the competition alive until at least the fifth round of games in two weeks' time.

Two late tries nearly rescued this outstanding match for New Zealand, who outscored South Africa by six tries to five.

Not to be outdone, his counterpart Dyantyi scored his second moments later, before New Zealand hooker Codie Taylor rumbled over from a rolling maul to ensure a mouth-watering final 20 minutes.

Beauden Barrett missed the conversion but the All Blacks launched another attack a few minutes later with a move that included Ben Smith and Anton Lienert-Brown but the Springboks managed to defend.

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From then on, the All Blacks were chasing the game and while they struck back with Ioane's first try, the Springboks went into halftime with a 24-17 lead following Handre Pollard's only penalty.

South Africa's 36 points set a new record Test score against the All Blacks in New Zealand, surpassing the Springboks' 35 points in 1997.

The Boks came back stronger from the break as they further increased their lead to 14 points through substitute Cheslin Kolbe who touched down for his first worldwide try after he came on for Lukhanyo Am.

Ioane scored his second try of the match, but that was cancelled out by Dyantyi's second effort.

The home side got off to a fast start, going ahead 12-0 after 15 minutes thanks to tries by fullback Jordie Barrett and scrumhalf Aaron Smith and a conversion by flyhalf Beauden Barrett.

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