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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Aphiwe Dyantyi's two tries help South Africa win in New Zealand for the first time in nine years

Surprise 36-34 victory for the Springboks in the Rugby Championship on Saturday

Aphid Dyantyi celebrates scoring one of his two tries for South Africa against New Zealand. Getty Images
Aphid Dyantyi celebrates scoring one of his two tries for South Africa against New Zealand. Getty Images

Winger Aphiwe Dyantyi scored two tries as the Springboks upset the form book to record a 36-34 victory over New Zealand in their Rugby Championship clash at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.

It was the first loss by the All Blacks to the Springboks in New Zealand since 2009 and kept the southern hemisphere championship alive until at least the fifth round of games in two weeks' time.

Willie Le Roux, Malcolm Marx and Cheslin Kolbe also crossed for the visitors, who had lost their previous two matches and been under immense pressure heading into the game.

Rieko Ioane scored twice for the All Blacks, while Jordie Barrett, Aaron Smith, Codie Taylor and Ardie Savea also crossed for the home side, while Beauden Barrett had a poor game with the boot, slotting just two of his six shots at goal.

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