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Mark Keohane

5 moments that mattered


Springbok wing Bryan Habana was injured in the 21st minute at Ellis Park Springbok wing Bryan Habana was injured in the 21st minute at Ellis Park

The key moments from the Springboks vs All Blacks match at Ellis Park.

21st minute: Bryan Habana, who had just scored two tries within three minutes, left the field with a hamstring injury.

30th minute: The Boks led and got a penalty. They kicked to the corner and won the lineout and mauled for the try. Liam Messam defended the maul brilliantly and won the All Blacks the turnover.

40th minute: The All Blacks refuse to kick the ball out and settle for a half-time one-point disadvantage. Instead, they show incredible patience, ball control and appreciation for width to expose the Boks defence. Hooker Andrew Hore produces a magical pass to set up a try after the hooter that gives the All Blacks a 21-15 advantage.

50th minute: The Boks, having just scored a try to take the lead 22-21, have a one-man advantage because of Messam's sin-binning. They get a scrum feed 5m from the All Blacks line and replace the Du Plessis brothers before the scrum is fed. The replacements, hooker Adrian Strauss and tighthead prop Coenie Oosthuizen, don't pressure the All Blacks scrum and the Bok scrum is never again dominant in the game.

60th minute: Zane Kirchner kicks the ball out on the full after it was taken back into the Bok 22. The All Blacks get an attacking lineout and from the resultant play replacement flyhalf Beauden Barrett scores a special individual try to give his side the four-try bonus point and the Rugby Championship title.

Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

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