It appeared the injury was not as bad as initially feared as a smiling De Klerk rejoined his teammates on the bench a few minutes later after he received medical attention much to the delight of the fans.
The Boks went ahead in the tenth minute through Kurt-Lee Arendse who outran a few All Black defenders to touch down near the right side corner flag after he received the ball from Lukhyano Am.
Pollard found the middle of the poles with his conversion and he soon increased SA’s lead to ten points with his first penalty as they continued to rattle New Zealand.
In the closing stages of the first half, Jordie Barrett put the All Blacks on the scoresheet with a three-pointer from the kicking tee as they went to the break with the Boks leading 10-3.
The Boks regained their ten point advantage after 50 minutes when Pollard put away his second penalty and later executed a well-taken drop goal as SA continued to dominate the All Blacks.
There was late drama with two tries, first by Shannon Frizell to give New Zealand a glimmer of hope but Willie le Roux put matters beyond doubt on the stroke of the hooter with Pollard converting.
SA (10) 26
New Zealand (03) 10
Tries: Kurt-Lee Arendse, Willie le Roux
Conversions: Handré Pollard (2)
Penalties: Handré Pollard (3)
Drop Goal: Handré Pollard (1)
Red Card: Kurt-Lee Arendse (74)
Try: Shannon Frizell
Conversion: Jordie Barrett (1)
Penalty: Jordie Barrett (1)