HIGHLIGHTS | All Blacks v South Africa (Mbombela)
South Africa ground down an out-of-form New Zealand to win 26-10 in the Rugby Championship opener on Saturday and pile the pressure on the All Blacks with their fifth defeat in six matches.
The Springboks scored two tries at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, one at the start by wing Kurt-Lee Arendse and one right at the end. Replacement Willie le Roux crossed over as the All Blacks launched a desperate late attack deep in their own 22 in an attempt to salvage some pride.
The Springboks were in control throughout and had a big territorial advantage to work with, although they finished with 14 men. Arendse was issued a red card in the 75th minute — while he was lying flat out receiving medical attention — for a highly …
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