Brodie Retallick New Zealand 16-16 South Africa: Herschel Jantjies grabs last-minute try in draw for Springboks

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Brodie Retallick New Zealand 16-16 South Africa: Herschel Jantjies grabs last-minute try to earn draw for Springboks in Rugby Championship clash

  • South Africa snatched draw with New Zealand through Herschel Jantjies’ late try
  • All Blacks held the lead through a Jack Goodhue try and three penalties 
  • Handre Pollard kicked three Springboks penalties before Jantjies’ converted try
  • Sides will meet again in Pool B opener at World Cup in Japan on September 21 

By Greg Stutchbury, Reuters

Published:14:02 BST, 27 July 2019|Updated:18:38 BST, 27 July 2019

Replacement scrumhalf 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, and secure his team’s morale-boosting draw ahead of the World Cup.

The two traditional rivals meet in their Pool B opener in Yokohama on Sept. 21.

Replacement scrum-half Herschel Jantjies rescued draw for South Africa against New Zealand

Beauden Barret (right) was picked at full-back to allow Richie Mo’unga to play at fly-half

All Blacks captain Kieran Read said the hosts were ‘disappointed’ with the result at the Wellington Regional Stadium.

MATCH FACTS 

NEW ZEALAND:B. Barrett, B. Smith, Goodhue, Williams, R. Ioane, Mo’unga, Perenara, Moody, Taylor, Franks, Retallick, S. Whitelock, Frizell, Todd, Read.

REPLACEMENTS:Coles, Tu’ungafasi, Taavao-Matau, Fifita, Papali’i, A. Smith, Liernert-Brown, Bridge.

TRY:Goodhue

CON:Barrett

PENS:Barrett, Mo’unga 2

SOUTH AFRICA:le Roux, Kolbe, Am, de A

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