All Blacks continue winning streak

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Updated: September 15, 2012

New Zealand won 22-11 against South Africa during their Castle Rugby Championship clash at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Saturday.

The New Zealanders went into the halftime break with a slender 5-3 lead however the Springboks will be very disappointed with the 6 missed penalties kicks and a conversion, missed chances that ultimately cost them the game and a famous victory.

The All Blacks were clinical when the got themselves into the opposition half, especially during the second half. In contrast Morne Steyn who has been under pressure during recent times constantly kicked away possession, when more attacking options were available. On this performance it is clear Steyn needs to make way for the talented young Johan Goosen, that showed glimpses in the last 20 min that he has a great future at this level.

Springboks winger Bryan Habana scored a brilliant individual try early in the second half to take his South African try-scoring record to 43, while for the World Champions Israel Dagg and Aaron Smith got over the try line.

What might have been last week against Australia and this week against the All Blacks for the Springboks will leave coach Meyer scratching his head. South Africa could be sitting top of the table if they had of come good under pressure when mattered.

The All Blacks continue their unbeaten run in the competition, while the Springboks will come back to South Africa and prepare for their clash against Australia in two weeks’ time.

New Zealand –Tries: Israel Dagg, Aaron Smith. Conversion: Aaron Cruden. Penalties: Aaron Cruden(3).

South Africa –Try: Bryan Habana. Penalties: Morne Steyn, Johan Goosen.