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JRWC: South Africa 72-3 Scotland

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 11 Jun 2008 at 06:10
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South Africa again showed their title credentials with a big win over Scotland in the second Pool B match at Wrexham.

Displaying power, pace and formidable forward strength, the Baby Boks overran the Scots with a 10-try tally.

The IRB reports that Scotland were under pressure from the kick-off but South Africa had to be content with a drop goal by fly half Francois Brummer for their first points.

Brummer then added a penalty goal before converting a try by flanker Johan van Deventer from a driven line-out.

The South Africa points flow continued as left wing Lionel Mapoe finished a flowing backline move with a try under the posts, leaving Brummer with an easy conversion kick.

Scotland finally claimed their first points with a penalty from fly half Jamie Murray, but the respite was only temporary as South Africa struck with a another try from right wing Stephan Dippenaar, converted from the touchline by Brummer.

South Africa then turned defence into attack to produce a spectacular finish as Mapoe ran in his second try from outside centre Stefan Watermeyer’s surge up the touchline to give the Baby Boks a 32-3 interval advantage.

Scotland’s initial pressure in the second half looked promising but South Africa resisted skillfully and soon returned to the attack, with a surging run by prop Corne Fourie that gave second row Martin Muller his side’s fifth try, converted by Brummer.

The scoreboard then went into overdrive as full back Wilton Pietersen ran in two tries, followed by one apiece from replacement hooker Pieter Janse Van Vuuren, replacement wing Omphile Seabela and four further conversions from Brummer to complete the win.


South Africa Coach Eric Sauls
: “Another good performance but we have to keep our feet on the ground. For the game against Samoa we have to do the things we’re good at – scrums, line-outs, and mauls. And we have a few good backs who can break the line.”

Scotland Captain Lewis Calder: “Right from the start we struggled with the pace and physicality of South Africa. We played some decent rugby but as the game went on they grew stronger and stronger. We now have to pick ourselves up for the game against USA.”


For South Africa:
Tries: Van Deventer 2, Mapoe, 2 Dippenaar, Muller, Pietersen 2, Janse Van Vuuren, Seabela
Cons: Brummer 8
Pen: Brummer
Drop: Brummer

For Scotland:
Pen: Murray


  • South Africa 72 – 3 Scotland

    Player name Type Time Half
    Francois Brummer DG 6 1
    Francois Brummer Pen 12 1
    Johan van Deventer Try 17 1
    Francois Brummer Con 18 1
    Lionel Mapoe Try 23 1
    Francois Brummer Con 24 1
    Stephan Dippenaar Try 27 1
    Francois Brummer Con 28 1
    Lionel Mapoe Try 43 1
    Martin Muller Try 4 2
    Francois Brummer Con 5 2
    Wilton Pietersen Try 8 2
    Francois Brummer Con 9 2
    Wilton Pietersen Try 27 2
    Pieter Janse Van Vuuren Try 40 2
    Francois Brummer Con 41 2
    Johan van Deventer Try 43 2
    Francois Brummer Con 44 2
    Omphile Seabela Try 45 2
    Francois Brummer Con 46 2

    Scorers Player name Type Time Half
    Jamie Murray Pen 25 1

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.06.08 06:12:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Leading scorers at the JRWC

    Francois Brummer South Africa 40
    Josias Ebersohn South Africa 25
    Benjamín Madero Argentina 22
    Junior Sovala Futi Australia 20
    Dane Haylett-Petty Australia 20

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.06.08 06:14:31 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • NZ Juniors also having a good tourney, they smashed Tonga and Ireland…should be a good final between the two.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.06.08 08:04:40 by Sauce Reply
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  • Good going Bokkies…now go out there and make us double world champs…

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.06.08 08:28:18 by blackshark Reply

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  • Can’t see anyone beating NZ (haven’t seen RSA play anyone decent yet), France look solid too… NZ are like men compared to all the other sides… even 19yr old Luke Braid is more solid than his older bro…

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.06.08 08:33:59 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Where can one obtain footage of these matches?

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.06.08 09:57:46 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply


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