WELLINGTON: Winger Aphiwe Dyantyi scored two tries as South Africa upset the form book to record a 36-34 victory over New Zealand in their Rugby Championship clash at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.
It was the first loss by the All Blacks to the Springboks in New Zealand since 2009 and kept the southern hemisphere championship alive until at least the fifth round of games in two weeks’ time.
Willie Le Roux, Malcolm Marx, and Cheslin Kolbe also scored for the visitors, who had lost their previous two matches and been under immense pressure heading into the game.
Rieko Ioane scored twice for the All Blacks, while Jordie Barrett, Aaron Smith, Codie Taylor and Ardie Savea also scored for the home side. Beauden Barrett had a poor game with the boot, slotting just two of his six shots at goal.