All Blacks win Rugby Championship

New Zealand have secured the Rugby Championship after winning Saturday's decider over South Africa 38-27 at Ellis Park.

The lead changed hands several times in what was an all-action clash, the All Blacks eventually outscoring South Africa by five tries to four.

South Africa fly-half Morne Steyn opened the scoring from the penalty tee to give the Springboks an early lead but Ben Smith's try put the All Blacks ahead.

Tries from Willie le Roux and Jean de Villiers then put the Boks in front.

But tries from Beauden Barrett and Kieran Read earned a sixth win from six games for the All Blacks.

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers said: "To win rugby matches you have to attack and defend and our defence was not up to scratch in this match.

"Let us give credit to New Zealand - they deserved to win the match and the Championship after a great advertisement for rugby."

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