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Springboks (3) 24 / 25 (8) All Blacks (Final Score)

The South African Springboks and New Zealand All Blacks did battle in The Rugby Championship 2017 at

DHL Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, at 17:05 SA Time (15:05 GMT, Sunday 03:05 NZ Time).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1 & M-Net on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Elton Jantjies (1)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Ross Cronjé (1), Jean-Luc du Preez (1), Malcolm Marx (1)
  • Conversions – Elton Jantjies (2), Handré Pollard (1)

All Blacks:

  • Penalties – Beauden Barrett (1), Lima Sopoaga (1)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Ryan Crotty (1), Rieko Ioane (1), Damian McKenzie (1)
  • Conversions – Lima Sopoaga (2)


South African Springboks
New Zealand All Blacks
7  October 2017 at 17:05 SA Time
  • Team: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (Captain), 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff
  • Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende
  • Team: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (Captain), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Kane Hames
  • Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Lima Sopoaga, 23 David Havili

Expected weather conditions: Sunny at first then overcast with a high of 18°C and a low of 12°C
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite (France), Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

164 Responses to The Rugby Championship 2017: South Africa vs New Zealand – Live Game Article

  • 151

    All Blacks have it and hack out…. game over!

    All Blacks win by 1 point!

  • 152

    South African Springboks (3) 24 / 25 (8) New Zealand All Blacks (Final Score)

  • 153

    Well, congrats All Blacks…. but today you were in a bruising encounter!

  • 154

    Bokke who played well:
    Malcolm Marx – Excellent
    Steven Kitshoff – Excellent
    Lood de Jager
    Eben Etzebeth – Excellent
    Pieter-Steph du Toit – Excellent
    Francois Louw
    Ross Cronjé
    Elton Jantjies
    Jan Serfontein
    Andries Coetzee

    Subs who played well:
    Jean-Luc du Preez
    Wilco Louw
    Handré Pollard

  • 155

    Bokke who did not play well:
    Ruan Dreyer
    Jesse Kriel (not bad but a bit quiet)
    Courtnall Skosan
    Dillyn Leyds (Too quiet)

    Subs who did not play well:
    Damian de Allende

  • 156

    The heart and passion of the Springboks was evident today…. and should be every time they play!!

  • 157

    Well… to be honest, I was dreading the scoreline before the game…

  • 158

    Now we need the Springboks to build on this performance.

    Lessons learnt:

    1. Beast is done, Kitsie is the man at loosehead prop!
    2. Ruan Dreyer is NOT the answer at tighthead, maybe Wilco Louw is the way forward
    3. Heart and passion, guts and glory, grit and determination is vital, vital, vital!!!
    4. The loose trio today had much more balance
    5. Springbok wings are still not sorted and Courtnall Skosan is very brittle on defence
    6. Damian de Allende is not Springbok material
    7. Ross Cronjé is way better than Francois Hougaard (Hougie is over the hill)

  • 159

    All Blacks players who did not stand out:

    Sam Cane
    Scott Barrett
    Nepo Laulala

    Matt Todd

  • 160

    pretty much summed up my thoughts and I didn’t even watch the game. I had my heart in my mouth about the new loose trio combination but for the rest of your observations I’m pretty much in agreement.

  • 161

    Despite the 1-point loss by the Springboks, this is how we want to see the Bokke attitude… this should be the way forward… this is a game plan and methodology whith could revive Springbok rugby for years forward.

    This is much more the blueprint to use than anything we have seen in 2 years!!

  • 162

    160 @ Tassies:
    If you can, watch a re-run of this match…

  • 163

    Remember, there is still ONE Rugby Championship match left…. tonight later at 00:40 SA Time… Argentinian Los Pumas vs Australian Wallabies, in Mendoza, Argentina!

    Goooooooooo Los Pumas!

  • 164

    Howdy from Durbs – we still have a few trees left, mostly sans boughs; going into my 3rd day without electricity

    Hierso :

    Go fetch …


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