South Africa win a tight contest – South Africa 25 New Zealand 19

The Springboks dominated the first half and had a healthy 14-3 lead thanks to a Ruan Pienaar try and penalty, plus two further kicks from Frans Steyn. To a penalty to Stephen Donald.
Ruan PienaarRuan Pienaar
The second half was a different matter as the Kiwi’s came back to close the gap after
Morne Steyn had put the Boks 17-3 ahead Conrad Smith scored and Stephen Donald kicked the conversion plus two penalties to reduce the gap to 4 points. Steyn and Donald both kicked further penalties but then a midfield error was pounced on by Jaque Fourie and a further Steyn penalty saw the home side win the day, with the final score of:

South Africa 28-19 New Zealand


South Africa
Tries: Pienaar, Fourie Pens: F Steyn (2), Pienaar (1), M Steyn (3)

New Zealand
Tries: Smith Cons: Donald (1) Pens: Donald (4)


South Africa:
F. Steyn, Pietersen, Fourie, de Villiers, Habana, Pienaar, du Preez, Mtawarira, B. du Plessis, Smit, Botha, Smith, Spies, Ralepelle, J. du Plessis.
Replacements: Rossouw, Kankowski, Januarie, M. Steyn, Olivier.

New Zealand:
Muliaina, Rokocoko, Smith, Nonu, Sivivatu, Donald, Leonard, Woodcock, Hore, Tialata, Thorn, Ross, Kaino, McCaw, So’oialo.
Replacements: Mealamu, Franks, Eaton, Read, Weepu, McAlister, Jane.

Referee: Alan Rowlands (Ireland)

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