15 Sep 2013

All Blacks beat Springboks

5:01 am on 15 September 2013

A two-try performance from captain Kieran Read helped New Zealand beat South Africa by 29 points to 15 in their Rugby Championship Test at Eden Park on Saturday night.

South Africa had Bismarck du Plessis sent off for two contentious yellow cards and New Zealand finished the match with 13 players after Read and Ma'a Nonu were yellow carded in the last 10 minutes.

The All Blacks' bonus point victory - courtesy of tries to Read, Brodie Retallick and Sam Cane - gave them the lead in the championship.

However, it came at a cost with first five eight Daniel Carter appearing to suffer a bad collarbone injury.

New Zealand moved to 17 points having achieved their fourth victory, while the Springboks remained on 13 points.

They next host Australia in Cape Town while the All Blacks travel to La Plata to meet Argentina, with both games on 28 September.

New Zealand - Tries: Read (2), Retallick, Cane; Conversions: Carter, Beauden Barrett (2); Penalties: Barrett

South Africa - Tries: du Plessis, Pat Lambie; Conversion: Morne Steyn; Penalty: Steyn