Ranking the 6 Best Matches in Rugby History

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Ranking the 6 Best Matches in Rugby History
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When South Africa and New Zealand went toe to toe in the deciding clash of this year’s Rugby Championship, it produced a match of the sort we haven’t seen for some time.

Bone-jarring collisions, thrilling tries and a seesaw contest that hung in the balance until the final stages, it was a contest that had everything.

But was it one of the greatest ever?

There have been some titanic struggles over the years, with last gasp winners, jaw-dropping tries and drama even the best script writers couldn’t conjure.

Whittling them down to six is a tall order, so we’ll start with honourable mentions of the matches that didn’t make the cut.

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