|68%||Kick Percent Success||80%|
|27||Kicks From Hand||28|
|39% / 43%||Possession 1H/2H||61% / 57%|
|51% / 31%||Territory 1H/2H||49% / 69%|
|42 / 44 (95%)||Rucks Won||67 / 73 (91%)|
|3 / 4 (75%)||Mauls Won||10 / 11 (90%)|
|0||Total Free Kicks Conceded||1|
Honours shared was a fair reflection of the All Blacks-Springboks Tests of the past fortnight. Dig down into successive Tests against the world champions, though, and familiar root causes evoke cause for concern for New Zealand, Liam Napier writes.
The Rugby Championship has been run and won, with the All Blacks reclaiming their mantle as the kings of southern hemisphere rugby. But how exactly did the four nations fare, and what do they need to improve moving forward?
An Andrew Kellaway hat-trick has him within reach of Wallabies history after a 32-17 defeat of Argentina gave them four-straight Rugby Championship Test wins for the first time.
New Zealand coach Ian Foster said he has more immediate concerns than the next Rugby World Cup but believes his All Blacks have learned lessons from the Rugby Championship that can be used in France in 2023.
Wallabies coach Dave Rennie has been left sweating the fitness of star centre Samu Kerevi after the 28-year-old hobbled off the field in the Wallabies 32-17 win over Argentina on Saturday night.
Elton Jantjies kicked a penalty after the final hooter as South Africa snapped a three-match losing streak in dramatic fashion with a 31-29 win over New Zealand in a thrilling final match of the Rugby Championship