NZ overwhelmed 26-10 by good Boks

Wing Kurt-Lee Arendse scored his initial global check out but was then sent off as South Africa piled far more distress on battling New Zealand with a comfortable 26-10 victory in their Rugby Championship opener.

The Springboks had been extra dominant at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday than the scoreline suggests.

They bossed the set-piece and breakdown, with hooker Malcolm Marx particularly devastating in his 50th examination.

Substitution back Willie le Roux also crossed for a consider and fly-50 percent Handre Pollard kicked 17 points for the residence side.

It was South Africa’s most significant acquire over the All Blacks given that 1928, in spite of finishing the match with 14 gamers soon after Arendse was sent off for a perilous tackle in the air after 75 minutes.

New Zealand managed a late try through flanker Shannon Frizell, but it is a fifth defeat in their final 6 checks. The outcome will pile more force on head coach Ian Foster, in particular as they by no means looked like successful.

“The Springboks threw a hell of a whole lot at us, we did rather nicely to soak up it but it took a good deal out of us. They kept making use of force, in particular at the breakdown and that disrupted a lot of our movement,” All Blacks captain Sam Cane claimed.

“We are bitterly unhappy, it definitely hurts. We ought to get far better at the breakdown and the contestables (in the air). I can’t question any extra of the crew in phrases of the perception and the energy. It is just compact margins at this amount.”

New Zealand created far too many unforced mistakes with stray passes and knock-ons from carries and will have to clearly show a vast improvement forward of the 2nd Rugby Championship match-up involving the two sides at Ellis Park in Johannesburg up coming Saturday.

The Boks crossed for the to start with check out on 8 minutes as Pollard kicked a superior ball that was not gathered by All Blacks fly-50 percent Beauden Barrett and Lukanya Am sent Arendse away to dot down in the corner.

New Zealand acquired their very first factors in the 36th minute, with their initially scoring prospect. Jordie Barrett landed a penalty from in entrance and they will have been relieved to go into the break only 10-3 down.

Pollard landed two additional penalties and a drop-objective, but Arendse’s crimson card with 5 minutes remaining gave the site visitors a chance.

They scored a test soon after a fantastic split from wing Caleb Clarke, playing his first test in two several years, was completed by Frizell.

But the Boks experienced the final say as Le Roux crossed for an straightforward score following an additional free All Blacks pass in their personal 22 provided him the option.

“It was a grind, accurately what we wished. We wished to match them up front,” Bok captain Siya Kolisi stated.

“We had been great with the significant balls, we held it as structured as feasible and we experienced the self-control to make the tackles.

“Malcolm (Marx) was outstanding, each time there was a ruck he seemed to arrive up with the ball. He has been a significant player for Springbok rugby for some time.”

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