Brodie Retallick All Blacks v South Africa: Aaron Smith rues lapse in Herschel Jantjies try

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Brodie Retallick Springboks halfback Herschel Jantjies, right, gets the better of All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith, left, as Springboks forward Pieter-Steph du Toit looms ominously in the background.

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Springboks halfback Herschel Jantjies, right, gets the better of All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith, left, as Springboks forward Pieter-Steph du Toit looms ominously in the background.

Aaron Smith didn’t see Herschel Jantjies coming. 

The All Blacks halfback admitted to being caught napping somewhat when his Springboks opposite got the jump on him to score the last-minute try which helped earn the away side a 16-16 draw on Saturday night at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

South Africa winger Cheslin Kolbe had put a chip kick through from the right wing. Smith looked odds-on to get to it first, but the diminutive Jantjies leaped ahead of him, knocking the ball back onto his own forehead before regathering and dotting down to score.

Brodie Retallick Aaron Smith shows his disappointment at the end of the drawn match against South Africa.

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Aaron Smith shows his disappointment at the end of the drawn match against South Africa.

Smith said he only saw 2.00-metre Springboks forward Pieter-Steph du Toit on his right side and didn’t notice 1.67m Jantjies coming to his left.

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“I saw the winger chip it and I could see big Pieter-Steph du Toit coming, but I didn’t know there was someone else.

Brodie Retallick South Africa's Herschel Jantjies catches the ball, while Aaron Smith watches him from the ground.

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