All Blacks overcome Boks 23-13

New Zealand's scrum-half TJ Perenara checks on South Africa's flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit (bottom) during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between New Zealand and South Africa at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on September 21, 2019.

New Zealand's scrum-half TJ Perenara checks on South Africa's flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit (bottom) during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between New Zealand and South Africa at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on September 21, 2019.

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YOKOHAMA - Defending champions New Zealand burnished their credentials as favourites for the Rugby World Cup with a hard-fought 23-13 win against top contenders South Africa in a blockbuster match in Yokohama on Saturday.

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The impressive All Blacks cut the Springboks to ribbons during a five-minute period of dominance in the first half that earned them two converted tries, and then saw off a determined second-half fightback to register the vital Pool B win.

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