A late Herschel Jantjies try converted by Handre Pollard gave South Africa a late 16-16 draw against New Zealand in Christchurch.
It was a tight affair as the Springboks came out of the blocks firing as they put New Zealand on the back foot early on.
With the rush defence tactic causing several mistakes, South Africa soon opened up a 6-0 lead thanks to the boot of Pollard.
The Springboks continued to pile the pressure on new Zealand who struggled to get a grip on the game until late in the second half where Beuadan Barrett got around the outside to offload to Jack Goodhue who dove over for the first try of the match.
Barrett slotted the conversion and the sides went into the break with New Zealand leading 7-6.
The second half saw a monumental shift in momentum as New Zealand began to grow in the game whilst South Africa, who were superb in the first half began making a few mistakes.
The teams traded penalties until the scoreline was locked at 16-9 with just five minutes left on the clock.
As the game entered the final few minutes, Cheslin Kolbe made a good break down the right before chipping ahead where Jantjies, who replaced Faf de Klerk earlier after a concussion forced the starting scrumhalf off, chased hard and won the ball in a challenge with Aaron Smith before gathering and diving over.
After a painstaking few minutes spent waiting on the TMO to make a call, the try was eventually rewarded and Pollard split the poles to ensure that the sides shared the spoils.
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