Last-gasp Jantjies try as Boks draw with All Blacks

South Africa's Herschel Jantjies scores a try 

South Africa's Herschel Jantjies scores a try.


WELLINGTON - Diminutive scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies scored a last-minute try as South Africa snatched a thrilling 16-16 draw with world champions New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

The All Blacks were outplayed for most of the first half yet still managed to turn with a 7-6 lead, scoring their only try of the game just before the break.

READ: Leadership key for Boks against All Blacks

The second half was all penalties until Jantjies grabbed a bouncing ball to score his try at the death, with Handre Pollard kicking the conversion under pressure to leave the scores level.

Just two months before the World Cup, star All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick left the field grimacing with pain after what appeared to be a serious arm injury midway through the second half.