The controversial rugby test series between New Zealand's All Blacks and the Springboks in South Africa, which caused the massive walk-out in the Olympic Games, began in Durban on Saturday (24 July) with a resounding defeat for the tourists.
MV Springbok kick-off and line-out throw-in by Springboks
MVs All Blacks penalty kick by Bryan Williams (4 shots)
MVs Springbok penalty kick (3 shots)
MVs SECOND HALF - All Blacks kick off No. 11 gathers ball and passes outside to Jaffray, No. 13, who scores in corner (3 shots)
MVs Scrum won by Springbok - out to No. 13, Germishuys, who scores try (2 shots)
MVs Play - Springboks lose advantage several times - eventually gaining try by No. 14, Krantz (14 shots)
MVs Springboks full-back, No. 15, Robertson drop-kicks goal (5 shots)
SPORT: RUGBY UNION
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Background: The controversial rugby test series between New Zealand's All Blacks and the Springboks in South Africa, which caused the massive walk-out in the Olympic Games, began in Durban on Saturday (24 July) with a resounding defeat for the tourists.
SYNOPSIS: The Springboks kicked off in the first half. From the start the All Blacks tried hard to avenge their defeat a week earlier at the hands of a provincial side, Western Province, in which they were beaten 12-11. Bryn Williams soon dropped a penalty kick over the bar to put the visitors three points into the lead.
The Springboks rallied to equalise the score, where it stayed until half time, with a penalty kick of their own.
The game warmed up a little in the second half, with a try by number 13, centre Lyn Jaffray, within the first thirty seconds of the kick-off to put New Zealand four points ahead at seven-three.
But South Africa quickly struck back with a converted try by winger Gerrie Germishuys, number 13, to go into the lead for the first time.
Later, South African scrum half Paul Bayvel laid on a try for new cap Efrich Krantz at number 14 to put the 'Boks even further into the lead.
Finally, in the last moments of the game, a drop goal by Springbok full-back Ian Robertson, number 15, set the seal on the South Africans' 16 points to seven victory.