New Zealand vs South Africa player ratings: Beauden Barrett shines in Rugby World Cup 2019 win

We run the rule over both teams after an entertaining Rugby World Cup 2019 clash

Rugby World Cup 2019 in numbers

Rugby World Cup favourites New Zealand defeated South Africa in Yokohama as the All Blacks sent out a warning to their many tournament rivals.

The South Africans dominated the start of the match, with their rush defence keeping the All Blacks at arm's length, but the match exploded into life in the space of three first-half minutes.

First Richie Mo'unga snatched possession from Duane Vermuelen, leading to George Bridge completing a fine try. Then, Scott Barrett completed another fine team move, finishing under the posts.

Pieter-Steph du Toit scored at the start of the second-half for South Africa to narrow the score, but New Zealand kept their noses in front and secured their first victory of the tournament.

See below for how we rated the two teams.

Check the above gallery to see how we rated the teams.

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