Live updates: All Blacks v Springboks in Wellington - Rugby Championship 2019

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All Blacks 16 - 16 South Africa

Bring on the Rugby World Cup opener - you can read the match wrap here. 

What a crazy end to the game - Kolbe has probably been the man of the match tonight and he plays a huge part in that last try. It's a draw.. just the fourth draw between these two teams ever. Wow! What a test. 

80 min: TRY - South Africa. That's huge. Kolbe makes the break down the right edge and then chips the ball in behind - Herschel Jantjies knocks ot back into his own face and then gathers it and scores!! WOW. A kick to tie the game. KICK IS GOOD! TIE GAME!

79 min: The Boks are now 40m out from the All Blacks line. 

78 min: Penalty to South Africa - they need a converted try to tie this game. 

77 min: Knock on from the Kiwis - South Africa scrum. 

75 min: Penalty goes to the All Blacks - tackled in the air is the call. 

74 min: Mo'unga's kick is good. All Blacks 16 - 9 South Africa. 

73 min: Penalty won by the All Blacks and there is a bit of bif. Dane Coles wants a bitta argy bargy here - lots of whistles and the ref stops it. 

71 min: A great kick from Barrett and le Roux has to carry it back - 5m scrum coming for the All Blacks. 

70 min: A massive turnover coming here from Louw - a big one, much needed from the Boks. 

70 min: Looking really sharp here the All Blacks as they push for more points. 

68 min: Two good kicks, one from Barrett and one from le Roux. 

65 min: Advantage for the All Blacks. and they will kick for the three points. Mo'unga kicking and it's good. All Blacks 13 - 9 South Africa. 

63 min: A knock on from Read - a straight forward pass and he drops it - now the Boks are on attack but a kick goes out on the full, bad mistake. 

62 min: Aaron Smith is on now - the passes are nice and crisp early on - the Ab's are pushing forward. 

The kick is good. All Blacks 10 - 9 South Africa. 

Brodie Retaliick is down getting treatment - it doesn't look good off holding his shoulder in a sling-like postion in a lot of pain.  

60 min: A massive scrum from South Africa and they win a penalty - they kick for the three.  

SBW is subbed off after 58 mins, a decent night - not great and not bad either. 

58 min: A knock on from Frizell and the Boks have a scrum - not the worst thing for how good the Kiwi scrum is going. 

56 min: Another penalty won by the All Blacks and they kick for touch. 

55 min: Huge scrum from the All Blacks and they win a penalty, Barrett misses. All Blacks 10 - 6 South Africa.

53 min: Knock on from Matt Todd - in the tackle as the Kiwis had some go ahead. 

52 min: A really bad kick from Pollard - a cross field kick but it goes out on the full. 

51 min: Mo'unga gets the kick away and the Springboks will have the lineout. 

48 min: Another one - this time they will decide to kick for the three. It's good. All Blacks 10 - 6 South Africa.

46 min: Penalty won by the All Blacks - TJ Perenara the man again. 

45 min: A really good period of possession for the All Blacks but a SBW forward pass earns SA a scrum. 

44 min: The Springboks gather the ball back and clear through de Klerk.  

41 min: A really good start to the second half from the All Blacks. 

41 min: Kick off here for the second half. 

8:31pm: Just minutes away now - both sides coming back out, a really close game this one. 

40 min: Half time and you really do wonder how the All Blacks are ahead - it's been all green apart from a late try to the Kiwis to take the lead into the break. 

37 min: Kolbe makes a really good break and is smashed in the tackle of Brodie - then out of nowhere. TRY - All Blacks. They strike out of nowhere and Barrett boosts down the right wing to find Goodue who strolls in for the opening try. Kick is good. All Blacks 7 - 6 South Africa. 

36 min: Another knock on- wow, Ioane this time. 

34 min: Really good work from Pollard he picks up and chips it in behind but it's ruled a knock back from Barrett- SA lineout. 

31 min: The All Blacks finally have some pill in the South African's 22 but they give it up - penalty called at the breakdown, really good work from Kitshoff. 

30 min: NZ win another penalty at the breakdown, they kick for touch. 

29 min: Handling errors are costing the men in black - another knock on, their 7th. 

26 min: Gorgeous little kick through from the Springboks and Barrett gathers, but it's an offside against NZ, penalty SA. They missed it. All Blacks 0 - 6 South Africa

24 min: Another knock on - this time it's Barrett, South Africa with a great kick in behind and then the All Blacks knock it on again from Goodhue - South Africa scrum. 

23 min: A bad pass from Pollard and Kolbe knocks it on. ABs scrum.

21 min: Knock on from Joe Moody - stone cold drop. 

20 min: Another really good bit of work from the All Blacks - it's Perenara who wins a penalty at the breakdown. 

19 min: A bad kick from le Roux - it goes dead. 

18 min: really good work from South Africa - Cheslin Kolbe makes a run down the wing and kicks it in behind - Barrett is tackled out and the Springboks have a lineout. 

15 min: Knock on from Ioane. South Africa lineout. 

12 min: Another penalty and the All Blacks will kick for the three - it's Barrett to kick. It's wide.  All Blacks 0 - 6 South Africa

11 min: All Blacks win a penalty and kick it out. 

9 min: Another advantage - SBW offside, they go for the three, it's good. All Blacks 0 - 6 South Africa

6 min: A pretty good start from both side - SA probably on top early, a penalty won for South Africa - they kick for touch. 

4 min: SBW goes for a run but turns the ball over - NZ gather and Ben Smith clears - lots of kick from both sides early, a huge kick from Barrett. 

3 min: Average phase of play there from the hosts - Mo'unga with another kick charged then Barrett kicks it out 5m in front of him. 

2 min: Penalty called against the All Blacks - not rolled away - Goodhue is the man. Kick is good. All Blacks 0 - 3 South Africa. 

1 min: A partial charge down off Mo'unga's first kick, but Barrett gathers and clears. 

1 min: Kick off here in Wellington - game on!

7:34 pm: It's haka time now - TJ to lead.

7:28 pm: Anthems now - then the Haka! 

7:25 pm: Both sides are coming out now - huge occasion this. 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the All Blacks v Springboks match from Westpac Stadium in Wellington. 

Pre-match chat: Steve Hansen reveals reasoning behind Beauden Barrett, Richie Mo'unga plan

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has admitted his tactic of starting both Beauden Barrett and Richie Mo'unga is a plan that's been a "quite a while" in the making.

Barrett will shift to fullback - the position where he began his All Blacks career - for Saturday's Rugby Championship test against the Springboks, allowing Mo'unga to slide into the number 10 jersey.

With the World Cup fast-approaching, Hansen said the timing was right to test drive the new pairing in a starting capacity.

"It's probably time," said Hansen. "We've got a plan with a whole lot of things we want to do before we get to the nitty-gritty business and we felt Saturday's game was the right time to try that part of the plan."

"Richie's been playing very well for the last couple of years. At some point, you want all your good players on the park. Both of them are world-class.

"You've got two ballplayers on the park and you've got two world-class players on the park."

He revealed the conversation he had with Barrett to advise the two-time World Rugby player of the year of his new position was a quick one.

"I didn't ask his opinion. I know he can play fullback and he knows it too. I said 'you're playing fullback' and he said 'no worries'. That's about how it went."

Hansen is still unsure which player would claim kicking duties, though Barrett had the superior percentage success rate of the two through Super Rugby.

Live updates: All Blacks v Springboks in Wellington - Rugby Championship 2019

The adjustment is one of a string of changes to the side that edged Argentina 20-16 in Buenos Aires last weekend, that includes the conspicuous absence of loose forward stars Sam Cane and Ardie Savea.

Captain Kieran Read will be the only established player in the starting loose forward spots, with Shannon Frizzell and Matt Todd making rare run-on appearances.

Speculation is mounting regarding a potential shift of Read to blindside flanker, which would allow both Cane and Savea to make their considerable presences felt as part of the starting pack.

Hansen kept his cards close to his chest when pressed on the issue.

"You'll have to wait and see. There's no point in me telling the world what we're doing," Hansen said. "They can find out. It's a good question, but I can't answer it."

One player under the microscope will be Sonny Bill Williams, and Hansen was clear regarding what he wanted out of the oft-injured star, who barely featured for the Blues during Super Rugby after undergoing knee surgery.

"We've got to see him stay on the park. If he comes off it's because he's run out of energy as opposed to injury."

"We know he can play rugby at a high level, so it's his durability at the moment that's been affecting him getting on the park. We just want to see him put some minutes together and we'll assess it from there."


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