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Springboks Deliver Dominant Performance Over Lacklustre All Blacks

Springboks Deliver Dominant Performance Over Lacklustre All Blacks

The Springboks dominated an ill-disciplined All Blacks team, cruising to a 35-7 win in the last round of warm-up fixtures for this year’s Rugby World Cup. New Zealand played the majority of the tie with 14 men as Scott Barrett’s double yellow card reduced the All Blacks to 14 at the back end of the first half.

The Springboks will head into the tournament buoyed by their largest margin victory over the All Blacks, after a dominant performance in Twickenham. The Bokke managed to capitalize on good territory pressure coupled with New Zealand’s ill-discipline at set piece. After a shaky start to the game. New Zealand found themselves defending insensately in their 22 as the Boks applied pressure, opting out of kicking penalty goals and backing their line-out maul. Scott Barrett and New Zealand skipper Same Cane both received yellow cards in the first half which allowed the Boks to run in two converted tries.

Siya Kolisi lead from the front again, galvanizing a forward pack that suddenly makes them real contenders for the World Cup. Since the defeat to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship, the Bokke have now recorded 4 straight wins and look good value for money going into the tournament.

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New Zealand failed to get the engine going so to speak and the reality of playing 50 minutes of the game, a man down, took its toll as the game wore on. Substitute half-back Cam Roigard’s midfield solo bust spared the All Blacks blushes from a scoreboard duck registering a try with 10 minutes to play.

It’s back to the drawing board for Ian Foster and his All Blacks. New Zealand fans will welcome this defeat with the hope that it will change the psyche of the players to produce better results once the tournament starts. South Africa posed a lot of questions for the All Blacks which they failed to answer. However, it is up to Ian Foster and his coaching staff to address them as soon as possible with the World Cup looming.

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