- South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks, drew 16-16 against New Zealand in their most recent match
- Boks scrumhalf, Herschel Jantjies, was a crucial player for SA and helped secure the tie
- The game took place in Weelington, New Zealand
South Africa managed to secure a draw in their recent heated match against long-time rivals, New Zealand.
The SA national team, the Springboks, drew with New Zealand 16-16.
South African scrumhalf, Herschel Jantjies, nabbed the last-minute try that equalised the score.
News24 reported that the second half of the match was only penalties until Jantjies managed to grab the ball and go for a crucial try.
The New Zealand national team, the All Blacks, was missing their star lock, Brodie Retallick, who was removed from a game for an injury recently, just 2 months before the Rugby World Cup, Briefly.co.za discovered.
For this recent game against the Springboks, All Blacks coach, Steve Hansen, attempted to use the match as a way to test new combinations for the upcoming World Cup.
However, as the New Zealand team were missing their specialist lock, with no option to replace, the game leaned towards the Boks.
Although the Springboks were in the lead for the majority of the first half, New Zealand managed to put up a decent fight, with Richie Mo'unga helping to push up the All Blacks’ score.
South Africa can be proud of the Boks and their performance, after a thrillingly close match.
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