Sunday, August 31, 2008

TriNations: Boks restore some pride with eight-try Wallaby victory

Foxsports: AUSTRALIA crashed to a record defeat against South Africa as Springbok winger Jongi Nokwei scored four tries in the 53-8 Tri-Nations success.

Australia looked a shadow of the side that defeated the Springboks so convincingly in Durban last weekend and were never in the match once South Africa had scored three tries in the opening 25 minutes.

Amazingly, though, they could still win the Tri-Nations if they beat New Zealand in Brisbane in two weeks, although, on this performance, it looks highly unlikely.

South Africa ran in eight tries, four in each half, as the world champions came to life at the end of an arduous Tri-Nations campaign.

NVDL: Was a great game to watch. Pity Nokwe got injured, and pity the Boks could only come up with this level of carnage at the end of their campaign. But a superb performance, and an indication that this team are the world champs after all.

South Africa scored eight tries in their 53-8 win over Australia in a Tri-Nations match on Saturday.

The world champions turned around three successive defeats in the competition to end on a high at the ground where they won the World Cup for the first time in 1995.

Australia, who are still in with a chance of winning this year's Tri-Nations title as they have a game to play against New Zealand on September 13 in Brisbane, have not won at the old Ellis Park since 1963.

Left winger Jongi Nokwe was just one of a number of stars in the Bok side. He scored four tries in just his third match for the Boks.

The hosts ran in four splendid tries, three by winger Nokwe and one by towering lock Andries Bekker.

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