It was a massive test match with no inch given by both sides and at the end the scoreboard could not even separate the two teams as they play to a 16-all draw.
It was late magic from Kolbe and Jantjies that secure the draw for the Springboks but it was such a close contest which almost want us to say it was a fair result at the end
From the kickoff the All Blacks could not exit with the Springboks putting pressure on the home side and forced a penalty.
Pollard made sure of the penalty and gave the Springboks the lead early on.
The Springboks defence was great early on forcing the All Blacks to make mistakes and Pollard got another penalty to extend the lead to 6-0.
The All Blacks got into the Springboks half and also forced a penalty from a ruck but Barrett missed his first kick for points.
Both sides had time in the others twenty two but mistakes coming from good defence stopped them from really creating anything good.
With 35 minutes gone it was really a half with unforced errors by both sides which did not gave us much to shout about.
The first try came from a knock on by Vermeulen deep in the All Blacks half with Barrett that broke free to send Goodhue away. This gave the All Blacks a 7-6 lead.
It was a nervous first half from both sides who struggle to put enough phases together to create space. Defence from both sides were good as well.
The All Blacks started the second half better putting some more in their attack but the Boks defence still were up to it.
It was a penalty from a ruck which Barrett extend the lead to 10-6 after 49 minutes.
It has been a real tight affair in the second half with both team depending on penalties, first Pollard and then Richie Mo’unga to take the lead to 13-9 for the home side.
The All Blacks were just much better on attack than the Springboks and put huge pressure on the Boks. This forced another penalty and Mo’unga happy to take the points.
This gave the All Blacks a 16-9 lead with minutes to go but it was Kolbe – Jantjies magic that stole a win from the All Blacks.
Kolbe snipped out wide and put a kick through which Jantjies brilliant recover to score a great try in only his second test.
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) July 27, 2019
It was left to Pollard to kick the conversion to take a draw from Wellington which leave the Boks on top of the Rugby Championship log.
|New Zealand||16||–||16||South Africa|
NZ 16 (7) Try: Jack Goodhue Conversion: Beauden Barrett Penalties: Barrett, Richie Mo’unga (2)
SA 9 (6) Try: Hershcel Jantjies Conversion: Handre Pollard Penalty: Pollard (3)