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All Blacks 25-24 South Africa: How the world reacted - New Zealand Herald

In the wake of a 57-0 thrashing at QBE Stadium in Albany three weeks ago, the All Blacks and Springboks produced one of the greatest test matches of recent times in Cape Town early this morning (NZT). The 25-24 win to the All Blacks was a vastly ...and more »

Rugby: All Blacks emerge from the good, the bad, and the ugly - New Zealand Herald

Another character-building victory for the All Blacks in which they emerged from the good, the bad, and the ugly. Probably losing Nehe Milner-Skudder for the season; a 50 minute first half, poor red card to Damian de Allende and a sublime test match ...and more »

Rugby: Big guns return for All Blacks for Springboks showdown - New Zealand Herald

Five starting changes but this is undoubtedly the best team the All Blacks could present the Springboks. With the exception of Brodie Retallick, at home after his tragic family loss, all the big guns are back in Cape Town. No mercy given, then. In ...and more »

Patrick McKendry: All Blacks making ruthless selections - New Zealand Herald

There is a degree of ruthlessness in Steve Hansen's selection of the All Blacks' starting XV that he will hope transfers on to the Newlands pitch on Sunday. Again there is no Jerome Kaino in the match-day squad - the Blues loose forward will be hoping ...and more »

Rugby Championship: No tension, no drama, no fun - Radio New Zealand

This year's Rugby Championship was about as exciting as watching grass grow. Joe Porter ponders what's gone wrong with the Southern Hemisphere's flagship competition. Rieko Ioane celebrates scoring a try against South Africa. Are you not entertained ...and more »

Rugby: Springboks name side to take on All Blacks - New Zealand Herald

The Springboks have made minor changes to their side to take on the All Blacks on Sunday morning in Cape Town. Following a record 57-0 thumping when the two sides last met, the Springboks have since drawn with the Wallabies, and name a fairly familiar ...and more »

All Blacks: The art of selection in the modern era - New Zealand Herald

Fanatical followers can routinely recite the first-choice All Blacks team. It may, then, surprise that they haven't selected the same starting line-up in successive matches for almost two years, since the last World Cup final. Around bar leaners; over ...and more »

Adoring fans swarm All Blacks in Cape Town - New Zealand Herald

Nine years Capetonians have waited to savour the All Blacks in their backyard. The All Blacks have ventured to Durban (twice), Johannesburg (five times), Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth before returning to Cape Town, the most beautiful and second ...and more »

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen delighted with courageous Test win over Springboks in Cape Town - Newshub

Based on today's evidence, the traditional rugby rivalry between the All Blacks and Springboks is as strong as ever. After being humiliated 57-0 in Albany last month, South Africa forced the All Blacks to scrap for every inch before sealing their 25-24 ...and more »

Brave Boks lose the Test but win hearts - Business Day

Thorn in the flesh: Malcolm Marx goes on the rampage against the Kiwis on Saturday. The Bok hooker gave one of the finest performances yet in the green and gold. Picture: WESSEL OOSTHUIZEN/ GALLO IMAGES. The Springboks did not win the match but they ...and more »