SA celebrates Springbok win over All Blacks
More than 60,000 people at Ellis Park Stadium saw the Springboks beat the All Blacks 27-25 yesterday.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africans have been celebrating the Springboks win over the New Zealand.
More than 60,000 people at Ellis Park Stadium saw the Springboks beat the All Blacks 27-25 yesterday to record their first win over New Zealand since 2011.
Replacement flyhalf Patrick Lambie kicked a 55 metre penalty with less than 2 minutes left on the clock to end the All Blacks run of 22 unbeaten matches.
Jean de Villiers and his team did a lap after the final whistle to thank the crowd at the stadium who cheered to the win.
Leading comfortably at the halftime break 24-13, New Zealand took the lead in the last 10 minutes of the match and looked to break South African hearts once again.
But after a television match referral saw referee Wayne Barnes award a penalty to the Boks for a shoulder charge to Schalk Burger.
Lambie sent the crowd into rapture as his kick sailed over.
Meanwhile, the Boks coach Heyneke Meyer admits he wasn't sure the Sharks flyhalf would land it.
"I asked Lambie how far he could kick it. He said he'd tell me after the warm-up but he never came back to me so I was worried about the last kick."
It's the first time since the Springboks have beaten the All Blacks since Meyer took charge of the team in 2012.
This provides a huge confidence as it builds towards the World Cup next year.
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Video: Springboks ecstatic over New Zealand win.