Fiji Time: 9:24 PM on Tuesday 27 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Young Boks praised for win

Aap
Monday, August 18, 2014

PRETORIA - South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer hailed newcomers Handre Pollard and Lood de Jager after starting their Rugby Championship campaign with a laboured 13-6 home win over Argentina.

It was a Test the Springboks were expected to win convincingly, but monsoon-like conditions put paid to any hopes of a try fest at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria.

The result gave South Africa an early lead in the southern hemisphere championship with four points, two more than Australia and title-holders New Zealand, who drew 12-12 in Sydney.

Argentina collected a losing bonus point and are relishing the chance to tackle the Springboks again at home next weekend in Salta.

Bulls fly-half Pollard and Cheetahs lock De Jager debuted in a 55-6 Port Elizabeth romp over Scotland two months ago.

And Meyer liked what he saw when they got a second chance to stake claims for places in the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.





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. Old market to turn into live fish shop
  2. FRCA terminates officers
  3. New-look bus station plans
  4. Four in custody
  5. Project a success
  6. $18m arrears
  7. Spotlight on shipping company
  8. Bus operators clarify student fares
  9. School to provide the best
  10. PAC seeks answers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Breaking the silence Wednesday (21 Jan)
  2. No payout for police Wednesday (21 Jan)
  3. Opposition challenges PM to walk the talk Friday (23 Jan)
  4. 'No money' in 2004 Wednesday (21 Jan)
  5. Disappointment at late posting of graduate teachers Wednesday (21 Jan)
  6. Ten days time Thursday (22 Jan)
  7. PM's apology to Fiji Saturday (24 Jan)
  8. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  9. Ba retains title Monday (26 Jan)
  10. Old market to turn into live fish shop Tuesday (27 Jan)