All Blacks beat the Boks 14-10

Despite pressure from the Springboks in the end, New Zealand have won the Rugby Championship.

FILE. Despite pressure from the Springboks in the end, New Zealand have won the Rugby Championship.

CAPE TOWN - The All Blacks have beaten the Springboks 14-10 in an epic test match at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

Both sides scored a try on either side of half time.

The Springboks took a slender 7-6 lead into half time.

Cornal Hendricks scoring for the Boks in the first half, while All Blacks captain Ritchie McCaw scored for the hosts.

Hendricks' first half try was sandwiched by two Aaron Cruden penalties in the 11th and 24th minute.

A blow to South Africa was an injury to Ruan Pienaar just before halftime, which saw Francois Hougaard come on for the Springboks at scrumhalf to earn his 30th cap.

Aaron Cruden missed the chance to put the home side in front at halftime, when he put a penalty attempt wide after the halftime hooter.

The All Blacks got the second half scoring underway as McCaw dotted down in the corner.

Eighthman Kieran Read setting up McCaw after fielding a well timed and well weighted cross field kick by Aaron Cruden.

Cruden missed the conversion, but the All Blacks took the lead for the first time, a lead they would not relinquish.

The Boks led 11-7 at that stage, before a 56th minute drop goal from Pollard put the Boks within a point, taking the score to 11-10.

Beauden Barrett then slotted the decisive penalty with less than 15 minutes to play to take the score to 14-10.

The final 10 minutes saw the Boks attack the New Zealand goal line, with relentless pressure.

The Boks couldn't cross over, as the All Blacks continued their unbeaten record at home, as well as to remain unbeaten this year, with a 14-10 win over the Springboks.