All blacks vs Springboks Rugby

New Zealand 23-13 South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019 – as it happened

What a wild rumble in Yokohama.

The All Blacks triumphed 23-13 over the Springboks in the first World Cup pool match in the International Stadium on Saturday night, and in doing so have earned the right to remain the hot favourite to win the Webb Ellis Cup.

Here is a short clip of New Zealand bowing, in true Japanese fashion, to thank the fans in Yokohama after the final whistle.

That’s it from me for today. Thanks very much for reading, emailing, and tweeting. As expected, it was a blockbuster day of rugby, with Fiji putting up a fine display against Australia, France and Argentina playing out a classic in Tokyo, before New Zealand’s class proved a little too much for a very dangerous-looking Springboks side in Yokohama. I’ll be back tomorrow for Ireland v Scotland – see you then!



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