Rassie Erasmus: Springboks were a bit lucky, but very relieved

Follow live as the All Blacks take on the Springboks in their Rugby Championship clash in Wellington

Follow live as the All Blacks take on the Springboks in their Rugby Championship clash in Wellington

They will look forward to the remaining two matches in the competition against the Wallabies and New Zealand in South Africa with renewed hope.

That 34-36 loss means that New Zealand's points total has fallen by two; from 94.52 to 92.52.

New Zealand's shock loss at home to the Springboks this morning is set to shake-up the World Rugby Rankings when they are updated and released on Monday.

Not even a yellow card to Willie le Roux in the 68th minute for a deliberate offside could stop the Boks from achieving what so many Test teams‚ bar the British & Irish Lions‚ have failed to do here in nine long years.

His All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen has congratulated the Boks.

But, despite a relentless spell of pressure, the All Blacks, who would have retained the title with a bonus-point victory, could not find the final score, with Beauden Barrett left to reflect on a rare off day in which he missed four conversions - including two relatively simple efforts that hit the post in the second half.

From then on, the All Blacks were chasing the game and while they struck back with Ioane's first try, the Springboks went into halftime with a 24-17 lead following Handre Pollard's only penalty.

A huge rolling drive saw Codie Taylor reduce the gap, Beauden Barrett inexplicably missing the conversion, before Le Roux was sin-binned for cynical offside with fewer than 15 minutes to play.

But New Zealand refused to lie down, with Ioane dotting down for his second try.

The Boks came back stronger from the break as they further increased their lead to 14 points through substitute Cheslin Kolbe who touched down for his first worldwide try after he came on for Lukhanyo Am. But Dyantyi had other ideas as he scored his second to give South Africa the advantage.