South Africa power past New Zealand to pile pressure on head coach Ian Foster

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  • Rugby Championship: South Africa 26-10 New Zealand
  • Defeat in Nelspruit is All Blacks’ fifth in last six matches

South Africa ground down an out-of-form New Zealand to win 26-10 in the Rugby Championship opener on Saturday and pile the pressure on the All Blacks with their fifth defeat in six matches.

The Springboks scored two tries at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, one at the start by wing Kurt-Lee Arendse and one right at the end. Replacement Willie le Roux crossed over as the All Blacks launched a desperate late attack deep in their own 22 in an attempt to salvage some pride.

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This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/06/south-africa-new-zealand-rugby-championship-match-report under the title “South Africa power past New Zealand to pile pressure on head coach Ian Foster”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.