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All Blacks beat ’Boks in bruising Test

BITTER CONTEST:The Springboks were outplayed by the New Zealanders’ pace on attack and hard defense, even though they played 40 minutes with only 14 men

AFP, AUCKLAND

The second half had barely started when Du Plessis was sent from the field and when the All Blacks went a player up, they immediately struck again.

Read crossed for his second try when he stormed through an attempted tackle by Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck’s brother, and Barrett’s conversion lifted the All Blacks to 24-10.

Cane scored the bonus-point try in the 67th minute, before South Africa came back with a late try to replacement back Pat Lambie.

WALLABIES 14, PUMAS 13

AFP, PERTH, Australia

Australia clung on to snap a four-Test losing streak with an unimpressive 14-13 victory over Argentina in their Rugby Championship Test at Patersons Stadium yesterday.

In wet and windy conditions that made slick ball-handling difficult, the Wallabies led 14-3 at halftime, but failed to score after the break.

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