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10 October 2016
547th All Black test
NEW ZEALAND v SOUTH AFRICA (THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2016, 2nd test) at Kings Park Durban, South Africa.
Saturday 10th October 2016
Fulltime score – New Zealand 57 South Africa 15
Halftime – South Africa 12 New Zealand 9
Conditions; Weather clear and cool, softish ground after earlier heavy showers. An early evening game
Referee: Jerome Garces (France)
Assistant Referees: Johnny Lacey and George Clancy (both Ireland)
TMO: Jim Yuille (Scotland)
For New Zealand (57):
Tries: I.Dagg (2), B.Barrett (2), T.J.Perenara (2), Ben Smith, Codie Taylor and Liam Squire.
Cons: B.Barrett (3) and L.Sopoaga (3)
For South Africa (15):
Pens: M.Steyn (5)
New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Waisake Naholo (Rep’d by Lima Sopoaga 62m), 12 Ryan Crotty (Rep’d by George Moala 66m), 10 Beauden Barrett , 9 T.J.Perenara (Rep’d by Tawera Kerr-Barlow 67m), 8 Kieran Read (c) (rep’d by Elliot Dixon 76m), 7 Matt Todd (Rep’d by Ardie Savea 56m) , 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Brodie Retallick 5 Sam Whitelock 3 Owen Franks (rep’d by Charlie Faumuina 66m), 2 Dane Coles (rep’d by Codie Taylor 69m Yellow Card 80m), 1 Joe Moody (rep’d by W.Crockett 50m)
15 Pat Lambie, 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morne Steyn (Rep’d by Willie le Roux 63m), 9 Faf de Klerk (Rep’d by Lionel Mapoe 67m), 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Oupa Mohoje (rep’d by Willem Alberts 46m), 6 Francois Louw (Rep’d by Jaco Kriel 11m), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (Rep’d by Lood de Jager 46m Yellow Card, 3 Vincent Koch (Rep’d by Julian Redelinghuys 46m), 2 Adriaan Strauss (c) (Rep’d by Bongi Mbonambi 73m), 1 Tendai Mtawarira (Rep’d by Steven Kitshoff 50m)
All Substitutes were used during the game.
This win was New Zealand’s 17th test win in a row.
This was a record test victory by an All Black team over a Springbok test selection.
Final 2016 SANZAR Rugby Championship Table.
Posn Team Played Won Drew Lost Bonus Points
1 NZL 6 6 0 0 6 30
2 AUS 6 3 0 3 1 13
3 SAF 6 2 0 4 2 10
4 ARG 6 1 0 5 1 5
Richard Hugh McCaw - to be known universally as Richie - came into the world.
South-West Africa and South Africa
38 internationals for Sth Africa 1965–76
Along with the tight-loose forward Frik du Preez, flanker Jan Ellis shared for many years the record for most test matches played by a South African. They played in an age when such a total was considered huge.
Ellis came from far-flung South-West Africa (now independent Namibia) where the nearest rugby club was 60 miles (100 km) away. His keenness and determination to play the game soon built into a talent that was recognised in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, the main centres of South African rugby.
Ellis made the first of his 38 test appearances for the Springboks in New Zealand in 1965. He played modestly for the first six or seven games, but then he discovered his own strength and speed and by tour’s end he was one of the most improved players in the team. Thereafter his powerful running from loose play and strong tackling made him a regular in Springbok sides.
He played many of his tests in the politically-charged atmosphere of anti-apartheid protests, but if such demonstrations worried Ellis it was never seen. His play was always of a consistently high standard.
In 1976 Ellis equalled Frik du Preez’s total of 38 internationals, but was denied the chance to beat the record when he was dropped from the Springboks team after the first test against the All Blacks.
Who played ten tests for the All Blacks - but only in NZ?