New Zealand snatch 32-30 Rugby Championship win over South Africa

Ardie Savea scored a pushover try in the 79th minute to level the scores.

South Africa's lock Pieter-Steph du Toit vies for the ball during the Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at the Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, on 6 October 2018. Picture: AFP

PRETORIA - New Zealand twice came from 17 points behind during the second half to grab a last-gasp 32-30 win over South Africa in Pretoria Saturday in a Rugby Championship final-round thriller.

Ardie Savea scored a pushover try in the 79th minute to level the scores and another replacement, Richie Mo'unga, slotted an easy conversion for a dramatic triumph.

After turning over level at 6-6, South Africa built a 30-13 lead on the hour only to be pipped by the resilient world champions before a capacity 52,000 crowd.