Fiji Time: 9:44 PM on Monday 20 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Springboks outclass Scotland

Afp
Monday, June 30, 2014

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - Flanker Marcell Coetzee, winger Lwazi Mvovo and lock Lood de Jager scored two tries apiece as South Africa thumped Scotland 55-6 in a rugby test in which both sides were far from full strength.

With the match falling outside of the IRB's international window, the Springboks were missing seven France-based players while the tourists were without their English Premiership charges, and the gap in quality between the replacements was clear, as South Africa ran in eight unanswered tries.

Willie le Roux and JP Pietersen also got on the scoresheet for the hosts, while Handre Pollard notched five conversions and a penalty on his international debut.

Five-eighth Duncan Weir's two penalties were as good as it got for Scotland, which found itself outclassed in just about every department.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Death shocks family
  2. Kidney hope
  3. $75k for homes
  4. Diwali fireworks
  5. Focus on minibuses
  6. PM commends multicultural celebration at Diwali event
  7. Minister assists pension recipient
  8. Park concern
  9. Unity needed to meet provincial levy, says chief
  10. Gala night marks awards event

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM invites Kepa Tuesday (14 Oct)
  2. Unknown Tuwai stands out in Gold Coast tournament Wednesday (15 Oct)
  3. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  4. Fiji removes all doubts Wednesday (15 Oct)
  5. Hundreds turn up to welcome 7s heroes Tuesday (14 Oct)
  6. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  7. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  8. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  9. Law and order Thursday (16 Oct)
  10. Chief raises concern over river gravel extraction Tuesday (14 Oct)