Culture&Arts

Springboks beat All Blacks at home

Springboks beat All Blacks at home

South Africa's 36-34 win was a timely reminder, then - nearly exactly a year out from the next World Cup - that everyone is beatable.

The All Blacks' grip on the number one spot in the World Rugby rankings is beginning to loosen after their shock 34-36 loss to the Springboks in Wellington on Saturday.

"We were very close to losing three games in a row and that puts a lot of pressure on the team".

Though the Boks were impressive for this bonus-point victory against their bitter rivals in all facets of the game‚ they partly have All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett to thank as he missed four easy conversions that could have proved the difference.

The 36 points scored by the Boks is the most points any New Zealand side in history have conceded on home soil.

"The boys showed guts, and I am so glad for them", said Erasmus. "We've got to catch up with Australia and England, there are so many teams ahead of us there's no way we can get ahead of ourselves", he added. "Our main thing is effort", said South Africa captain Siya Kolisi. "We still have a lot of work to do, and the All Blacks will be fuming when they come to Pretoria (on October 6)".

More news: Leak: The Razer Phone 2 apparently missed the bezel-less memo

"We kept our focus and we really had belief", said the Bok leader.

"We can be as hurt as we like, it's not going to change the result".

Willie le Roux leaps into the air after kicking the ball out to clinch victory for the Springboks against the All Blacks.

New Zealand fell short following a tryline stand from the Springboks but Barrett left points on the board as he converted just two of his six shots at goal.

South Africa's win will catapult them up two place into fifth, with Australia set to drop the same amount of places down to seventh following their loss to Argentina.

Jordie Barrett and Aaron Smith tries helped the All Blacks lead 12-0 but Aphiwe Dyantyi, Willie Le Roux and Malcolm Marx hit back for South Africa.


  • Male tennis players are punished more than women

    Male tennis players are punished more than women

    And for me to say " thief " and for him to take a game? "The WTA defense surprised me". I keep thinking about what Claudia Rankine wrote about Ms.
    F1 reveals images of 2021 vehicle  concepts

    F1 reveals images of 2021 vehicle concepts

    The design will continue to evolve over the next year but here's a first look at the concepts that will shape F1's future... Perhaps most notably, the concept featured the new 18-inch wheels which form part of the future F1 tyre tender contract.
    Trump Falsely Claims 3000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria

    Trump Falsely Claims 3000 Puerto Ricans Did Not Die After Hurricane Maria

    This Twitter rant also arrives after Trump allocated nearly $10,000,000 from FEMA (The Federal Emergency Management Agency) to ICE (The U.S.
  • PSG boss discusses Champions League meeting with Liverpool after breaking club record

    PSG boss discusses Champions League meeting with Liverpool after breaking club record

    Etienne, with Thomas Tuchel resting the former while the latter served a ban for a red card he received before the global break. Then Diaby rounded off the scoring after Cavani's swipe at a Draxler cutback had turned into an assist for the teenager.
    'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence

    'Time running out' for residents to escape Hurricane Florence

    The surge will result in "large areas of deep inundation. enhanced by battering waves", the Weather Service said. Duke Energy is expected anywhere from 1-3 million power outages across the Carolinas due to the storm.

    A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods

    The city said two FEMA teams were working on swift-water rescues and more were on the way. She retreated and was eventually rescued by a boat crew; 140 more awaited assistance.
  • China says battling swine fever is

    China says battling swine fever is "complex and challenging"

    The virus quickly spread across Eastern Europe, where food safety authorities have struggled to contain the disease. Strict prevention and control measures are defined at European and national level.
    Friends actor Matthew Perry shares three month hospital stay on Twitter

    Friends actor Matthew Perry shares three month hospital stay on Twitter

    He has also spoken openly about his time in rehab two years later and described the experience of getting sober as "hard". Others noted that they had not heard anything from Matthew Perry in a long time and had grown anxious about him.

    David Silva reveals the one club he's always wanted to play for

    However, coach Pep Guardiola said they could have scored more goals and they must be more clinical in front of the goal. Bernardo Silva , Gabriel Jesus , Raz [Raheem Sterling] - the other ones are young - and he will grow up.
  • Syria state media: Israel fired missiles at Damascus airport

    Syria state media: Israel fired missiles at Damascus airport

    Reports in Syrian media said that Russian-made S-200 air defense systems were destroyed in the missile attack. The agency released a short video showing what is says is an anti-aircraft missile in flight over Damascus .
    Impressive Chelsea, Liverpool maintain lead over chasing Man City

    Impressive Chelsea, Liverpool maintain lead over chasing Man City

    Chelsea are now second in the Premier League with 10 goals , and only defending champions Manchester City have more with 11. Arter was a little quick to the ground though, leaving his covering players exposed and producing some needless fouls.
    Liverpool hold off Spurs to maintain ideal  start

    Liverpool hold off Spurs to maintain ideal start

    But Liverpool's victory on Saturday and their surge to the top of table is about more than the money they have spent. We had 85 brilliant minutes, although unfortunately we didn't finish the game off.