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Baby Boks thump Fiji


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news on 5 Jun 2009 at 14:24
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South African under-20 fullback Sias Ebersohn was the star for the Baby Boks after they defeated Fiji 36-10 in their opening Group C match at the IRB Junior World Championship in Osaka, Japan on Friday.

Sport24 reports that Ebersohn ran in one try, slotted three penalties and two conversions and kicked a drop-goal, racking up 21 points for the South Africans. SA Under-20 captain Robert Ebersohn, twin brother of Sias, Christiaan Stander and Sampie Mastriet were the other try-scorers for the Baby Boks.

“We expected this game to be a physical, tough encounter, but after the first game, we’ll build some momentum and will get better,” said SA Under-20 coach Eric Sauls after match.

“Any team, especially a young team, becomes shaky at the start of a tournament. They made errors or didn’t get to go for the balls, so at the half time I told the boys to relax, not to panic and take it step by step. That is why we had a different approach in the second half.”

While the final score indicated that the South Africans easily defeated Fiji in their first game of the IRB Junior World Championship, the Baby Boks only held a slim 14-10 half-time lead after Fijian centre Noa Nakaitaci scored all the points for his side before the break.

Sias Ebersohn opened the scoring in the with a penalty goal before Christiaan Stander ran in for South African Under-20’s first try. The Baby Boks fullback then slotted another penalty before he brilliantly kicked a drop-goal to hand Saul’s side the half-time lead.

The South Africans though were in rampant mood after the break and ran in three more tries after both Ebersohn brothers and Mastriet crossed the try-line.

“We didn’t give them time to defend and got them holding on. Now, we are going to the next game, but we’ll just take it step by step and must win all our games in this pool in order to go to the final,” said the SA Under-20 captain after the match.

Scorers:

SA - Tries: Robert Ebersohn, Christiaan Stander, Sias Ebersohn, Sampie Mastriet; Conversions: Sias Ebersohn (2); Penalties: Sias Ebersohn (3); Drop-goal: Sias Ebersohn.

Fiji – Tries: Noa Nakaitaci; Conversion: Nakataitaci; Penalties: Nakataitaci.



18 Comments

  • Good stuff. Think we have a decent side this year. Aussies could be the team to watch as they’ve got loads of Super 14 experience.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.06.09 14:35:41 by Villie Reply
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  • Is this being broadcast anywhere?

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.06.09 14:38:14 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • I wonder if Rassie might be interested in bringing Robert Ebersohn to Slaapstad… oh wait, he needs to be at least 34 years old so there goes that idea!!! :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.06.09 14:42:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) :
    You guys really do have a fixation with anyone around 1.7 metres.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.06.09 15:03:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) :

    So you wouldn’t want the Sharks to sign him then??? :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.06.09 15:09:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :
    Only when he himself declares that hes ready for big rugby, so if you do get him please dont pamper him and tell him that he now lives in paradise, and thus stuff him up, because we still may need him

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.06.09 15:20:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : Too late..he’s already signed for the Sharks! :wink:

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.06.09 16:29:14 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 7) : is that confirmed? or just a rumour?

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.06.09 19:43:29 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : rumour at this stage

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.06.09 20:03:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : i trust that you would keep us informed if its anything more than that at any time :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.06.09 20:39:45 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 10) : oh yeah

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.06.09 21:59:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Don’t the Ebersohn twins come as a package? :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.06.09 23:03:52 by Villie Reply
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  • 7′s star vuyo zangqa was in a car accident and chances are he might lose an eye, sorry ive got no more details than this

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.06.09 06:30:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 13) :
    :shock: :sad:

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.06.09 06:56:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 12) : you’re thinking of the du Plessis brothers :-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.06.09 08:35:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    Or the Rose brothers. :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.06.09 08:40:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : Nope…the Cronje brothers!! :wink:

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.06.09 14:19:16 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 17) : And NOT the Ndungane twins!! :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.06.09 14:19:41 by Villie Reply
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