One week after getting beaten by Australia, South Africa sprung an ambush on the All Blacks at Westpac Stadium in Wellington to be within touching distance of snapping a losing streak in New Zealand that stretches back to 2009.
South Africa had won just one of their past 12 tests agains New Zealand and were considered no-hope against the world champions on Saturday night.
Instead, they raced out to a 24-17 half time lead to get New Zealand nervous.
The nerves had turned into pure terror for the Kiwi camp when the visitors went ahead 36-24 with a try to winger Aphiwe Dyantyi, who was able to cut back inside the covering All Blacks defence.
The All Blacks struck back to cut the margin back to a converted try when forward Codie Taylor collapsed over the line after his pack had pushed past the Springboks defence in a punishing maul.
It left the Springboks ahead 36-29 after 65 minutes.
The incredible match was the talk of the sporting world.
What on earth is going on?! All Blacks 14 points down and facing a mighty challengeto win this one! #NZLvSA
— Jack de Menezes (@JackdeMenezes) September 15, 2018
Whatever you're doing, stop it and get your TV on.
Springboks lead the All Blacks 31-17 after 49 minutes.
Heck of a Test match #NZLVRSA
— Christy Doran (@ChristypDoran) September 15, 2018
Still waiting for that ten minute period where the @AllBlacks go 'bang!' and pile on the tries. Stand by @Springboks fans! #NZLVRSA #RugbyChampionship
— Craig Norenbergs (@CraigNorenbergs) September 15, 2018
This game in Wellington is immense. All Blacks over to you...
— Matt Somerford (@somerfjord) September 15, 2018