New Zealand break South Africa rugby fans' hearts

17:04, August 22, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

New Zealand's rugby team, the All Blacks, broke hearts of more than 90,000 South African rugby fans at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium on Saturday night when they snatched a last minute 29-22 win over South Africa's Springboks.

In doing so the All Blacks also won the 2010 Tri-Nations title. It was the 10th time they have won the Tri-Nations, which pitches the world's top three rugby nations, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia against each other.

The crowd of 94,038 was the largest ever to witness a rugby match in South Africa. It was meant to be a special occasion for Springbok captain John Smit, who was palying his 100th international match.

The Springboks were ahead for most of the game. With three minutes to go, New Zealand captain Richie McCaw scored a crucial try in the dying moments, but Dan Carter failed to convert it, leaving it at 22-all.

All Blacks substitute winger Israel Dagg scored a try in the 80th minute.

Man of the match, South Africa's Schalk Burger, scored the only try for the Springboks, with the rest of the teams points coming from Morne Steyn's boot.

South Africa were the 2009 Tri-Nations champions. They remain Rugby World Champions as that title is contested every four years, the next tournament being in 2011.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Staff members watch a screen showing the blast-off of the Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center, Sept. 29, 2011. Commander-in-chief of China's manned space program Chang Wanquan announced Thursday night that the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module was successful. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao watches the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2011. Other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, including Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhou Yongkang, are also present. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
  • The graphics shows the launch procedures of the carrier rocket of Tiangong-1 space lab module, Long March-2FT1 on Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
  • Image taken from Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasting off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua)
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
Hot Forum Discussion