All Blacks’ close in on the World Cup

All Blacks’ close in on the World Cup

All Blacks’ close in on the World Cup

Written by Tharushan Fernando

25 Oct, 2015 | 5:42 pm

The reigning champs New Zealand managed to outdo rivals, South Africa, to land themselves in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Finals

It was a clash of powerhouses at Twickenham as the two teams went neck to neck leaving the All Blacks trailing five points behind the Springboks at Half-time with a man in the sin-bin.

Dan Carter’s drop kick and a try by Beauden Barrett put the champs ahead.

South Africa tried to catch up with two penalties but Carters efforts secured the victory for New Zealand despite the resillaint South African Defense.

The All Blacks managed to hold on to a 2 point lead for the last 12 minutes to end the game 20-18.

The next Semi-Final will be between Australia and Argentina on  October 25.

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