We hate to admit it but this All Blacks try was next level
George Bridge finished an amazing move against South Africa at Rugby World Cup 2019.
CREDIT: World Rugby
No team that has won the Rugby World Cup has failed to win any of their matches in their victorious campaign.
New Zealand are the only country never to have lost a group stage match at the RWC, winning all 29 they have played.
South Africa have now lost their opener at two consecutive World Cups. In 2015, they lost against Japan but managed to take two bonus points.
With a margin of 10 points, this is South Africa’s biggest Rugby World Cup defeat since they lost to New Zealand 29-9 in the 2003 quarter-finals.
Fewest points for South Africa in RWC Pool phase match: 6 – versus England (2003), 13 – versus Samoa
(2011), 13 – versus New Zealand (2019)
Scott Barrett scored his fourth test try and his third against South Africa. George Bridge has scored six tries in his last three matches and is on a total of eight in his first six test
Bridge has joined a selection of players in scoring at least eight tries in their first six test appearances: Joe Rokocoko (11), Sitiveni Sivivatu (10), Bryan Habana (9), Julian Savea (8), Christian Cullen (8).
Handre Pollard kicked South Africa’s 16th drop goal in RWC history. Only England (21) have landed more.