New Zealand wins rugby championship in South Africa


New Zealand won the rugby championship with a narrow 19-17 victory over South Africa.© TBEN

A penalty from Jordie Barrett helped New Zealand win the rugby championship with a tense 19-17 victory over South Africa in the historic 100th test between the nemesis in Townsville on Saturday.

In a scorching affair with a high number of errors, the All Blacks led 13-11 at halftime and both teams traded penalties in the second half until Barrett clinched the winner with two minutes left.