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Monday, September 23, 2019

All Blacks Win Opening Rugby World Cup Match

The New Zealand All Blacks have won their opening match against South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
South Africa opened the scoring with a penalty to first five Handre Pollard in the 19th minute, but it was New Zealand who led at halftime 17-3 after scoring two converted tries in five minutes to winger George Bridge and lock Scott Barrett with first five Richie Mo'unga also kicking a penalty.
The second half saw South Africa score their only try to flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit in the 48th minute, and they closed the gap to 17-13 in the 59th minute with a dropped goal from Pollard.
New Zealand extend the lead out to 23-13 with penalties to Mo'unga in the 66th minute, and Beauden Barrett in the 72nd minute, and maintained the gap with a stout defensive effort to finish out the match.

New Zealand: 23 

Tries: George Bridge, Scott Barrett, Conversions: Richie Mo'unga 2, Penalties: Richie Mo'unga 2, Beauden Barrett.

South Africa: 13

Try: Pieter-Steph du Toit, Conversion: Handre Pollard, Penalty: Pollard, Drop Goal: Pollard.

The All Blacks next play Canada on Wednesday 2nd October 11.15pm NZT at Oita.

Other match saw Japan beat Russia 30-10 in the tournament opener, Australia beat Fiji 39-21, France beat Argentina 23-21, Italy beat Namibia 47-22, Ireland beat Scotland 27-3, England beat Tonga 35-3 and Wales beat Georgia 43-14.