Beauden Barrett Ireland’s World Cup task looks more and more daunting as impressive Springboks snatch dramatic draw in New Zealand

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Beauden Barrett New Zealand's captain Kieran Read (L) and head coach Steve Hansen (2nd-R) react after their draw with South Africa during the Rugby Championship match between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on July 27, 2019. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images
New Zealand’s captain Kieran Read (L) and head coach Steve Hansen (2nd-R) react after their draw with South Africa during the Rugby Championship match between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on July 27, 2019. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images

Replacement scrum-half Herschel Jantjies scored a try in the final minute of play to help South Africa snatch a 16-16 draw with New Zealand in a tense Rugby Championship clash in Wellington on Saturday.

Jantjies pounced on an error by Aaron Smith to silence most of the soldout crowd, who had until the try been expecting a tight win for the world champions at the Wellington Regional Stadium.

The two sides will play in a pivotal World Cup pool game on the opening weekend of the tournament, with Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team likely to face one of them in the quarter-final if they get there.

Jack Goodhue scored the only try for the All Blacks after a scintillating break from Beauden Barrett, while the fullback and flyhalf Richie Mo’unga added the rest of the points from the boot.

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