Baby Boks survive Samoa test

2014-06-10 09:22
Aidon Davis(Getty Images)
Cape Town - The Junior Springboks survived a stern test before beating Samoa 21-8 in their Junior World Championship (JWC) clash in Pukekohe, New Zealand on Tuesday.

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Samoa led 8-7 at the break and held their lead until the 63rd minute, before two late tries assured the Baby Boks victory.

The Baby Boks will play hosts New Zealand in the semi-finals after the Kiwis beat Scotland 54-7 in the day's final game. They needed to beat the Scots by five points as well as score four tries which they did with ease.

South Africa beat New Zealand 33-24 earlier in the tournament.

England and Ireland will contest the other semi-final on Sunday.



Tries: Aidon Davis, Andre Esterhuizen, Sergeal Petersen

Conversions: Handré Pollard (3)


Try: Nathaniel Apa   

Penalty: William Talataina Mu

South Africa Under-20 team:

15. Jesse Kriel (Blue Bulls), 14. Sergeal Petersen (EP Kings), 13. Dan Kriel (Blue Bulls), 12. Andre Esterhuizen (Sharks), 11. Duhan van der Merwe (SA Sevens contracted), 10. Handré Pollard (Blue Bulls, captain), 9. JP Smith (Blue Bulls), 8. Aidon Davis (EP Kings), 7. Jacques Vermeulen (Western Province), 6. Thabo Mabuza (Golden Lions), 5. Nico Janse van Rensburg (Blue Bulls), 4. JD Schickerling (Western Province), 3. Wilco Louw (Blue Bulls), 2. Corniel Els (Blue Bulls), 1. Pierre Schoeman (Blue Bulls)

Substitutes: 16. Joseph Dweba (Free State Cheetahs), 17. Mox Mxoli (Blue Bulls), 18. Dayan van der Westhuizen (Blue Bulls), 19. Victor Sekekete (Golden Lions), 20. Cyle Brink (Golden Lions), 21. Zee Mkhabela (Free State Cheetahs), 22. Jean-Luc du Plessis (Sharks), 23. Warrick Gelant (Blue Bulls)

Match officials:

Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant Referee 1: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant Referee 2: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)


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