The records the Boks (and All Blacks) broke in Wellington

Rassie Erasmus (Gallo Images)
Rassie Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks' win over the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship Test in Wellington on Saturday wasn't just a stunning upset, it was also record-breaking on several fronts.

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The 36-34 result at Westpac Stadium proved New Zealand are indeed fallible, on their home turf, no less.

According to the Stuff website's Aaron Goile, below are just some of the numbers which re-wrote history:

36 - ALL BLACKS' MOST POINTS CONCEDED AT HOME

The previous mark sat at 35, which the Springboks had also achieved, though in a 20-point defeat, in Auckland in 1997.

24 - ALL BLACKS' MOST FIRST HALF POINTS CONCEDED AT HOME

Again, the Springboks held this record already, too, with their 22-12 half-time lead in their 32-29 win in Hamilton in 2009.

34 - ALL BLACKS' MOST POINTS SCORED AT HOME WITHOUT WINNING

The previous high mark was the 29 New Zealand had notched in that 32-29 loss to the Springboks in Hamilton in 2009.

And this latest effort of 34 is the second-highest losing score for them of all-time, behind just the 40 they scored in that 46-40 defeat to the Boks in Johannesburg in 2000.

6 - ALL BLACKS' MOST TRIES SCORED WITHOUT WINNING

There's some clear new ground broken with this one. Home or away, New Zealand had never scored five tries, let alone six, and not won the game.

Previous to this, their record mark was four, on four occasions (21-21 v Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1985; 46-40 v South Africa, Johannesburg, 2000; 31-28 v England, London, 2002; 40-29 v Ireland, Chicago, 2016), while even in the 13 times they scored three tries without winning, just one of those was at home (19-16 v South Africa, Christchurch, 1965).

FIVE TRIES CONCEDED

This was the 10th time the All Blacks have conceded five or more tries in a match, and the fifth occasion at home.

Their highest number conceded is six, in the 46-40 loss to South Africa in Johannesburg in 2000.

POTENTIAL WINNING RECORD STREAK V SPRINGBOKS OVER

If the All Blacks had won at the weekend it would have been their seventh in a row over South Africa and sent them to Pretoria early next month with a chance to level their record streak against the old foe at eight (achieved between 2001-2004).

WHEN WAS THE ALL BLACKS' LAST DROP GOAL?

In the wake of the decision not to attempt a three-pointer to win the Test, it might be wondered when New Zealand's last 'drop' actually was.

It was 35 Tests ago, with Dan Carter slotting one in both the semi-final and the final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

READ: All Black coach, players at loggerheads over drop goal decision

WHAT'S WITH WESTPAC STADIUM?

The loss was the All Blacks' second in their past three visits to the Cake Tin, after they went down 24-21 to the British and Irish Lions there last year.

When you consider how underwhelming their 26-13 second Test win there over France was in June this year, it makes the capital seem like one of the All Blacks' unhappier hunting grounds.

They have still won 20 from 24 at the ground, but the other two losses were also galling ones - in their first-ever game there in 2000, when Wallabies captain John Eales kicked a penalty well after the siren to retain the Bledisloe Cup, and in their season-opener in 2003 when they lost 15-13 to an England side who at one stage were operating with a six-man pack after both Neil Back and Lawrence Dallaglio were sin binned.

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