Late heartbreak for North as South take bragging rights

A try from Will Jordan with the clock in the red helped the South claim bragging rights in New Zealand as they beat the North 38-35 in Wellington.

Late heartbreak for North as South take bragging rights

Late heartbreak for North as South take bragging rights

It had looked like the North would cling on for victory but there was late drama on Saturday as the team wearing white picked up a dramatic triumph.

Jordan grabbed a brace in the game while Nepo Laulala, Jordie Barrett and Tyrel Lomax also scored. Barrett added three conversions and a penalty.

Rieko Ioane also claimed two for the North to go with tries from Damian McKenzie, Aaron Smith and Ash Dixon as they fell to an agonising defeat.

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The scorers:

For North: Tries: R Ioane 2, McKenzie, Smith, Dixon Cons: McKenzie 5

For South: Tries: Laulala, Barrett, Jordan 2, Lomax Cons: Barrett 5 Pen: Barrett

North: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Tupou Vaa’i, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (c), 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Ayden Johnstone, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Scott Scrafton, 20 Dalton Papalii, 21 Aaron Smith, 22 Peter Umaga-Jensen, 23 Mitchell Hunt

South: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Will Jordan, 13 Brayden Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Tom Sanders, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 4 Samuel Whitelock (c), 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 George Bower, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Manaaki Selby-Rickit, 20 Dillon Hunt, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Josh Ioane, 23 Leicester Faingaanuku

Referee: Paul Williams

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