15 staggering stats from the Boks' heroic All Blacks win

Winners! (Getty Images)
Winners! (Getty Images)

Cape Town - We all know there's only ONE statistic that really counts in any rugby match - the final score.

As it happened: All Blacks v Springboks

There's no comments column for 'how you got there', it's just that after 80 minutes you're ahead on the scoreboard that matters!

The Springboks recorded one of the great all-time Test wins over their fiercest rivals - the All Blacks - in Wellington on Saturday.

It was just the 36th win in 96 meetings for South Africa.

The official SANZAAR stats from the match make for staggering reading.

Although 'all time' stats aren't kept, it's hard to believe that in rugby union's long history that a losing side has ever dominated the statistics to such a degree as the All Blacks did at the Westpac Stadium.

ON ATTACK

TRIES

New Zealand - 6

South Africa - 5

METRES CARRIED

New Zealand - 624

South Africa - 245

CARRIES

New Zealand - 215

South Africa - 59

DEFENDERS BEATEN

New Zealand - 39

South Africa - 12

PASSES

New Zealand - 257

South Africa - 64

OFFLOADS

New Zealand - 14

South Africa - 3

POSSESSION

New Zealand - 75.3%

South Africa - 24.7%

ON DEFENCE

TACKLES

New Zealand - 61

South Africa - 235

MISSED TACKLES

New Zealand - 12

South Africa - 39

BREAKDOWN

RUCKS WON

New Zealand - 155

South Africa - 41

SET PLAY

SCRUMS WON

New Zealand - 9

South Africa - 6

LINEOUTS WON

New Zealand - 13

South Africa - 7

DISCIPLINE

PENALTIES CONCEDED

New Zealand - 3

South Africa - 10

YELLOW CARDS

New Zealand - 0

South Africa - 1

FINAL SCORE?

New Zealand - 34

South Africa - 36

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