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The big New Zealand rugby train rolled over South Africa 57-18, administering the worst home match defeat to the Springboks. The win marked the 17th consecutive Test match victory for the All Blacks tying their record from the 1965-1969, and 2013-2014 season. In two weeks, they play Australia with an excellent chance to establish a new Test win milestone.
South Africa went ahead 6-0, and were only down 12-9 at the half. Going into the locker room at the break, the Boks must have thought that a decent second half could produce a long overdue win against the reigning World Cup champions. Instead, disaster in the scond period with New Zealand thrashing the home side 45-9. In total, the All Blacks went on a nine try blitz against no tires for South Africa.
The All Blacks ended the Rugby Championship undefeated at 6-0, while the Boks finished a disappointing 2-4.
At the neutral venue of Twickenham, Australia secured second place (3-3) in the Rugby Championship via a hard fought, penalty driven win against Argentina 33-21. The Wallabies were up 18-8 at the half, and never let the Pumas (1-5) back in the game.