All Blacks Hang On Against Springboks

Publish Date
Monday, 26 October 2015, 4:51PM

The All Blacks are into the World Cup final.

They've beaten the Springboks 20-18 in a classic tight contest at Twickenham.

While it wasn't a great spectacle, it was a torrid, gripping encounter between the two great rivals.

The Springboks led 12-7 at halftime, with Jerome Kaino's try the only one of the half.

Springboks wing Bryan Habana said they let things slip.

"The players put everything out there, just not good enough at the end and it's disappointing to end that way."

"The dream and the belief was always there and after that first 40 we let ourselves down in the second 40."

The second half was just as tense, with Beauden Barrett scoring a try for the All Blacks and the boots of Handre Pollard and Pat Lambie keeping South Africa in touch.

All Blacks fullback Ben Smith said the match was never firmly in either side's favour.

He said it "probably could have gone either way. I'm glad that we've now progressed through to the final and given ourselves a chance."

The All Blacks will play either Australia or Argentina in the final and coach Steve Hansen isn't bothered.

"Nah, I don't care, we're in it."

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