NZ crushed 26-10 by outstanding Boks

Wing Kurt-Lee Arendse scored his initially global try out but was then sent off as South Africa piled much more distress on struggling New Zealand with a comfortable 26-10 victory in their Rugby Championship opener.

The Springboks had been extra dominant at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday than the scoreline suggests.

They bossed the set-piece and breakdown, with hooker Malcolm Marx specially devastating in his 50th take a look at.

Alternative again Willie le Roux also crossed for a test and fly-50 % Handre Pollard kicked 17 details for the dwelling aspect.

It was South Africa’s most important gain in excess of the All Blacks because 1928, inspite of finishing the sport with 14 players right after Arendse was sent off for a harmful tackle in the air after 75 minutes.

New Zealand managed a late consider by means of flanker Shannon Frizell, but it is a fifth defeat in their previous 6 exams. The final result will pile far more tension on head coach Ian Foster, specifically as they never ever appeared like profitable.

“The Springboks threw a hell of a great deal at us, we did fairly properly to take up it but it took a whole lot out of us. They saved making use of pressure, in particular at the breakdown and that disrupted a ton of our circulation,” All Blacks captain Sam Cane mentioned.

“We are bitterly unhappy, it genuinely hurts. We ought to get better at the breakdown and the contestables (in the air). I can not check with any a lot more of the workforce in terms of the perception and the hard work. It is just little margins at this degree.”

New Zealand built as well a lot of unforced problems with stray passes and knock-ons from carries and will have to display a vast improvement in advance of the next Rugby Championship match-up amongst the two sides at Ellis Park in Johannesburg subsequent Saturday.

The Boks crossed for the 1st consider on 8 minutes as Pollard kicked a superior ball that was not collected by All Blacks fly-fifty percent Beauden Barrett and Lukanya Am despatched Arendse absent to dot down in the corner.

New Zealand obtained their 1st factors in the 36th moment, with their initial scoring possibility. Jordie Barrett landed a penalty from in front and they will have been relieved to go into the split only 10-3 down.

Pollard landed two extra penalties and a drop-aim, but Arendse’s purple card with 5 minutes remaining gave the people a prospect.

They scored a try out following a wonderful crack from wing Caleb Clarke, participating in his first exam in two several years, was completed by Frizell.

But the Boks had the past say as Le Roux crossed for an quick rating following yet another unfastened All Blacks pass in their individual 22 supplied him the option.

“It was a grind, particularly what we required. We preferred to match them up entrance,” Bok captain Siya Kolisi explained.

“We were very good with the significant balls, we held it as structured as attainable and we experienced the discipline to make the tackles.

“Malcolm (Marx) was good, each and every time there was a ruck he seemed to occur up with the ball. He has been a significant participant for Springbok rugby for some time.”

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