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As it happened: Springboks 18-20 All Blacks

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24 Oct 2015

Thanks for joining us. Wish we had reason to celebrate, but we'll have to do that another day. Try and enjoy your evening. 

24 Oct 2015

Here's the match report ... we'll bring you more reaction throughout the evening and over the next few days. 


ALL BLACKS EDGE BOKS IN RWC THRILLER

24 Oct 2015

Fourie du Preez looks like he's got a tennis ball coming out the side of his face! That's going to hurt! 

24 Oct 2015

Devastating for the Boks. They just weren't good enough! That's the end of the road at RWC 2015 for Heyneke Meyer's men. They still have a 3rd/4th place playoff next weekend ... but who wants to watch that? 

24 Oct 2015

FULL TIME! Matfield knocks on ... and that's that! SA 18-20 NZ. 

24 Oct 2015

80' Here we go ...

24 Oct 2015

80' We need a miracle ...

24 Oct 2015

80' Bok scrum with a minute to go. They're about 90m away and this will be their last chance. 

24 Oct 2015

79' ABs still have it and they're not letting it go ...

24 Oct 2015

78' Scrum reset. And it's agonizing for the Boks. 

24 Oct 2015

77' ABs now have the scrum about 30m out. Tick-tock. 

24 Oct 2015

76' ABs will look to wind down the clock now ...

24 Oct 2015

75' 22m dropout to the Boks. Just 5 minutes left. The hope is evaporating fast. 

24 Oct 2015

74' AB scrum inside the Bok half. It's not looking good for SA ...

24 Oct 2015

73' And then Lambie knocks on ...

24 Oct 2015

73' Another lost lineout for the Boks!

24 Oct 2015

72' Boks lose it! Aaron Smith clears and we'll have another lineout about 30m out now ...

24 Oct 2015

71' Here we go! The Boks turn it over, Lambie kicks down field and Carter has to kick it out! Bok lineout about 15m out. Real opportunity here. Come on boys!

24 Oct 2015

69' It's over! Lambie is the calmest man in London! Just 2 points now! SA 18-20 NZ.

24 Oct 2015

68' Lambie's first kick in the match is a toughie! Wide right and about 40m. Pressure much? 

24 Oct 2015

68' Penalty to the Boks! 

24 Oct 2015

67' Bok lineout about 38m out ...

24 Oct 2015

67' Bok penalty and Lambie can take play into the AB half - somewhat of a rarity in this game. 

24 Oct 2015

15 minutes to play now. Anyone else have this horrible, sinking feeling? 

24 Oct 2015

65' Come on Pat!

24 Oct 2015

65' Lambie is coming on for Pollard. Looks like a back injury. 

24 Oct 2015

65' AB knock-on and the Boks will look to get something going fro 65m out. Pollard looks sore. 

24 Oct 2015

64' The ABs go for another grubber and Habana gets there first to dot down. 22m dropout. Desperate times for the Boks here. 

24 Oct 2015

64' Willem Alberts on for Schalk Burger. 

24 Oct 2015

63' The penalty is reversed! A Matfield neck grab. That really hurts. 

24 Oct 2015

63' And Habana is back on! Pollard will kick at goal here but this is a tough one. 

24 Oct 2015

63' Boks win the penalty! 

24 Oct 2015

60' Victor Matfield and Jannie du Plessis are on now ...

24 Oct 2015

60' Carter was never going to miss from there. SA 15-20 NZ. 

24 Oct 2015

59' No! Straight off the restart Etzebeth is penalised for coming in from the side and the ABs will extend their lead once more. 

24 Oct 2015

58' Pollard slots it! Attaboy! SA 15-17 NZ. 

24 Oct 2015

58' Pollard can narrow the gap here. It's another sitter. We needed this!

24 Oct 2015

57' Another brilliant Bok scrum and they win the penalty! 

24 Oct 2015

56' Good Bok scrum! Read knocks on and the Boks will have the put-in. 

24 Oct 2015

56' Not a good vibe at the moment if you're a Bok supporter. Something needs to happen. 

24 Oct 2015

55' AB turnover. Richie McCaw. They'll have the scrum. 

24 Oct 2015

METRES MADE

SA - 118

NZ - 335

24 Oct 2015

54' Trevor Nyakane and Adriaan Strauss are on for the Boks. Is there a way back here with 14 men?
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