All Blacks hand Boks another lesson

All Blacks hand Boks another lesson

New Zealand are closing in on another Rugby Championship title after thrashing South Africa 41-13 in Christchurch on Saturday.

The All Blacks' latest victory means they have a 100 per cent record in this season's competition and are way clear at the top of the standings.

The Springboks started well and led after Bryan Habana crossed for his 66th Test try on 19 minutes, but it just sparked the Kiwis into life.

The hosts led 15-10 at the break as Israel Dagg and Julian Savea crossed the whitewash while it was one-way traffic in the second period.

It took Ben Smith just nine minutes to notch his first score of the game before Savea's brother, Ardie, also got on the scoresheet.

Sam Whitelock and TJ Perenara completed the rout while Beauden Barrett kicked a penalty and four conversions.

Elton Jantjies slotted his second penalty of the match on 53 minutes but that was all the visitors had to show for their efforts as they struggled to contain the rampant New Zealand side.


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