Boks break nine-year hoodoo by beating All Blacks at home

Head Coach Rassie Erasmus of the Springboks looks on ahead of The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South Africa Springboks at Westpac Stadium

The Springboks upset 36-34 win over the world champion All Blacks was rated "awesome" but "lucky" by the South Africans as they tempered celebrations in Wellington on Saturday.

New Zealand's shock loss at home to the Springboks this morning is set to shake-up the World Rugby Rankings when they are updated and released on Monday.

"We threw everything at them, my boys kept working hard but the South Africans defended outstandingly well and deserved their win".

Not even a yellow card to Willie le Roux in the 68th minute for a deliberate offside could stop the Boks from achieving what so many Test teams‚ bar the British & Irish Lions‚ have failed to do here in nine long years. "No-one beats New Zealand here, so we're very privileged to be one of those teams".

His All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen has congratulated the Boks.

However, the next 20 minutes were perhaps the best for the Springboks in recent times as they replied with three tries after wing Aphiwe Dyantyi, fullback Willie le Roux and hooker Malcolm Marx all dotted down.

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This is what happened to the All Blacks today as they lost to a South Africa side who were ranked 7th in the world before today's fixture.

New Zealand lead the way with a three-from-four record and 17 points.

Ioane registered his second try of the match with Beauden Barrett converting as NZ narrowed the gap to seven points with 30 minutes remaining on the clock.

"We will definitely enjoy this win because not many teams come here and win‚ but we still have a lot of work to do".

After the fourth round of the Rugby Championship, the All Blacks have 16 points, followed by South Africa on 10, with Argentina third with eight points after beating Australia who are last with five points.

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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