Aphiwe Dyantyi has scored two tries as the Springboks upset the form book to pull off a 36-34 victory over New Zealand in their Rugby Championship clash at Westpac Stadium.
South Africa’s 36 points set a new record Test score against the All Blacks in New Zealand, surpassing the Springboks’ 35 points in 1997.
It was the first loss by the All Blacks against South Africa in New Zealand since 2009 and kept the competition alive until at least the fifth round of games in two weeks’ time.
The victory was the Springboks’ first over the All Blacks anywhere since 2014, and it was New Zealand’s first defeat in the Rugby Championship since 2015.
It was the All Blacks’ first loss in New Zealand against any team since July last year.
Willie Le Roux, Malcolm Marx and Cheslin Kolbe crossed on Saturday night for the visitors, who had lost their previous two matches and been under immense pressure heading into the game.
Rieko Ioane scored twice for the All Blacks, while Jordie Barrett, Aaron Smith, Codie Taylor and Ardie Savea also crossed for the home side.
Beauden Barrett had a poor game with the boot, slotting just two of his six shots at goal.