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JWC: South Africa 108-18 USA


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 6 Jun 2008 at 21:48
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South Africa made clear their tournament ambitions with a big win over USA at the Racecourse Ground to secure the bonus prize and a huge haul of points in the bag.

The IRB The Baby Boks wasted little time in registering their first points as centre Stefan Watermeyer carved his way through the USA defence for a try converted by outside half Josias Ebersohn.

Then from a driven lineout in the corner, flanker Thiliphaut Marole emerged from a pile of bodies to claim South Africa’s second try, Ebersohn again converting.

A penalty goal by scrum half Sean Treacy gave USA respite but only for a short period as South Africa’s Ebersohn made the break for a try by hooker Pieter Janse Van Vuuren. Eberson converted and then converted his own try before adding the extra points to a second touchdown from Van Vuuren.

Fortunately for the game, USA replied, with a Thretton Palamo try converted by Treacy. The USA scrum half then kicked his second penalty goal after South Africa lock Sobelo Nhlapo had committed a yellow-card offence.

A superb run by USA wing Zach Test all but brought a score, but from the ensuing line-out, prop Stevie Johnston gained possession to score his side’s second try.
But in first-half injury time, South Africa skipper Gerrit Jan Van Velze slipped in for a try, Ebersohn converting for a 42-18 interval lead.

Van Velze started the second-half try fest from a five-metre scrum, before wing Lionel Mapoe, Watermeyer, with his second score, and then Van Vuuren for his hat-trick, touched down, Ebersohn maintaining his 100 per cent conversion record.

The avalanche continued, with tries by Nhlapo, wing Vainon Willis, two from replacement Francois Brummer, a third from Watermeyer, and a sign-off score from replacement Lusaneni Luvuyiso, Brummer converting four.

QUOTES

South Africa coach Eric Sauls: “We will build on the confidence gained from this match. What pleased me was that we kept out structure when the game became loose.”

South Africa captain Gerrit Jan van Velze: “We certainly started off on a good note but we’re aware that we conceded two tries in the last 20 minutes of the first half. We pride ourselves in defence so we must look at this before the Scotland game.”

USA coach Salty Thompson: “It was a big baptism of fire for us. We got 18 points and probably played for 18 minutes.”

USA captain Scott Lavalla: “We gave them too much ball. There were too many turnovers. But we were pleased with out two tries in the first half.”

Scorers:

South Africa U20s: Tries: Pieter van Vuuren (3), Gerrit-Jan van Velze (2), Stefan Watermeyer (2), Francois Brummer (2), Thiliphaut Marole, Sias Ebersohn, Robert Ebersohn, Lionel Mapoe, Sabelo Nhlapo, Vainon Willis. Conversions: Sias Ebersohn (10), Brummer (4).

US U20s: Tries: Thretton Palamo, Stevie Johnston. Conversion: Sean Treacy. Penalties: Treacy



34 Comments

  • Obviously the USA Junior side is not nearly as good as their senior side.

    Well done junior Boks.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.06.08 21:49:15 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • COOL!!!!!!!!!!!

    The IRB are streaming the audio from the matches.

    http://twii.edgeboss.net/wmedia-live/twii/40618/96_twii-rugby1_080530.asx

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.06.08 21:51:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Good to see both Eberohn’s getting in on the act.

    Although with such a score it would have been a shorter list if they named the NON-Scorers. :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.06.08 22:47:50 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • They conceded two tries? :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.06.08 23:45:52 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • 100 points? What’s the point? These guys shouldn’t be on the same field.

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.06.08 23:48:06 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • This is why I reckon the Bulls are gonna do well this year

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.06.08 23:49:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • 14 out of 15 conversions… good to see them running to the pale every try… unlike our 7′s team…

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.06.08 04:34:08 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • well done, but, as usual, we have to wait for the Aussie, NZ and French games to see how good they are…

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.06.08 08:17:46 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • @spykerbaard (Comment 8) :

    Lol SB… was having a look through the teams… the Kiwi’s front row is 130kg, 103kg, 122kg :shock: :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.06.08 08:42:00 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • That’s about 40kg’s on our front row…

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.06.08 08:42:50 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Rain pissing down in Wellington. Not sure if that’s good or bad for the Paddies.

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.06.08 09:31:51 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • All Black forwards seems stronger.

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.06.08 09:37:10 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Ireland playing with the wind.

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.06.08 09:41:01 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Pen Ire.

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.06.08 09:43:24 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 3-0 Ireland.

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.06.08 09:44:09 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Try NZ.

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.06.08 09:50:15 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Ire defence out wide not as good as it needs to be.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.06.08 09:51:01 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 5-3 NZ

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.06.08 09:52:04 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Cock up at kick off. Ire scrum 5m out.

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.06.08 09:52:35 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Try Ireland.

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.06.08 09:55:25 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 8-5 Ire.

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.06.08 09:56:56 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Pen under the sticks for NZ.

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.06.08 10:08:26 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 8-8

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.06.08 10:09:15 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Terrible terrible weather… Irish playing well… but in true Kiwi team tradition… it’s a matter of keeping up with them for 80 minutes… can’t see it happening…

    AB’s done well enough to adapt back to the ‘old’ laws…

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.06.08 10:12:29 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • 8-8 half time.

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.06.08 10:17:07 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 24) : Also can’t see the Irish holding on in the second half against the wind.

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.06.08 10:17:45 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 11-11

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.06.08 10:38:11 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • That wind is hectic… Irish kicks going back in the air… Kiwi props are battering rams… Tialata particularly… here come the mighty AB pack!!!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.06.08 10:42:43 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Stupid penalty given away by Ireland.

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.06.08 10:51:47 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 14-11 NZ.

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.06.08 10:52:40 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Try NZ. Nail in the coffin.

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.06.08 10:56:17 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Lovely break from Carter started it all.

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.06.08 10:57:31 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 21-11 NZ 65min.

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.06.08 10:58:10 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • 21-11 Final score.

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.06.08 11:33:50 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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