All Blacks demolish Boks

2011-07-30 11:18

Wellington - The All Blacks carved up an under-strength Springbok side to open their Tri-Nations account with an emphatic 40-7 victory at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.

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They scored six tries to one in the runaway win as they exposed the inexperience of the South African line-up.

A week after being humbled 39-20 by Australia, the Springboks slumped even further as they found themselves comprehensively outplayed in the forwards and could not cope with the speed and width of the All Black backs.

The New Zealanders stepped up several levels with a far more controlled performance from the decidedly rusty shake-down against Fiji last week.

With 21 key players left at home because of injury, the Springboks were always going to struggle, particularly in the forwards where the more experienced All Blacks feasted on a regular supply of turnover ball.

Springboks captain John Smit and backrower Danie Rossouw worked tirelessly to provide some opposition in the forwards but could not contain the All Blacks loose pairing of Richie McCaw and Adam Thomson.

With conditions ripe for running rugby, the All Blacks then focused on moving the ball wide where wings Cory Jane and Zac Guildford scored two tries each, and prop Wyatt Crockett also scored his try out towards the touchline.

With only four of the Springboks starting 15 having more than seven Test caps the inexperience showed as the All Blacks raced to an 18-7 lead by halftime, and added another 22 unanswered points in the second half.

In the process, McCaw overtook Smit as the most successful Test captain with his 52nd victory from 59 Tests.

It was also a record-breaking outing for All Blacks pivot Dan Carter, who suffered an off-night with the boot missing four shots at goal but still contributed 10 points to become the top all-time points scorer in Test rugby with 1204, nine clear of England's Jonny Wilkinson.

Carter opened the scoring with an early penalty and the All Blacks stamped their mark on the game soon after with two quick tries.

Crockett bagged the first when the Springboks ran out of defenders as the All Blacks over-stretched them by repeatedly moving the ball from one side of the field to the other.

From the restart, Ali Williams claimed the ball uncontested, it was chipped over the Springbok backs where the All Blacks were able to regather and Guildford scampered 40 metres to score.

South Africa enjoyed a brief period in control midway through the half and scored their sole try when Morne Steyn turned down a shot at goal from 38 metres and kicked for the corner.

They won the lineout and a series of forward drives eventually broke the All Black defence with Smit crashing over near the posts for Steyn to convert.

But they had little time to celebrate as the All Blacks struck back with Jane breaking free down the right wing and stepping around Steyn to score in the corner.

South Africa made an aggressive start to the second half but they no sooner looked threatening than they turned the ball over and promptly found themselves a further seven points down.

Carter exposed the limited defence on a long run which ended with Ma'a Nonu held up over the line in the left corner. From the resulting scrum Jane was able to stroll across the line unopposed on the right wing.

Guildford scored his second try when Sonny Bill Williams came on as a midfield replacement and created a hole with one of his trade-mark offloads.

The All Blacks rounded off their scoring with a planned backline move which put replacement Colin Slade over for a try.


  • daspoort - 2011-07-30 11:21

    This Springbok team unfortunately is not good enough to beat the All Blacks. They have the potential, but the AB’s is a much better team and this SA team will never beat them. It saddens me to say that. Having said that, it must be said that the AB’s are the cleverest cheaters in world rugby. I watched them closely, and time and time again they do off the ball stuff that is beyond illegal: 1) McCaw holding back tacklers 2) AB players deliberately getting in the way of SA tacklers 3) The AB’s (with McCaw leading the way) slowing the ball down deliberately without any penalty 4) The AB’s diving over the rucks without any penalty 5) The AB defense is NOT standing behind the last man’s feet in ruck situations, making it nearly impossible for SA to get over the advantage line. Even if none of the above happened, the Boks would still get hammered, but with a better Bok side and tighter match, this can swing a game!!

      Ockert - 2011-07-30 11:35

      The team should be better than the Ref. and be able to overcome his errors in judgement, he can not take the blame in all cases.

      Gotflys - 2011-07-30 11:37

      100% agree with you daspoort, the AB's are world class manipulators of the rules and regulations with McCaw leading the front. That being said, it was a baptism of fire for the young Boks today. The talent is there but the lack of a dynamic game plan, ability to adapt to conditions, tackles missed and sheer lack of experience resulted in a complete outclassing by the AB's of the Boks today. Keep your "sore losers" comment to yourself Crusaderinvader, let me ask how your team did the the Super 15, and lets ask again when you choke in the WC who will be the sore loser. AB's played a better game, Boks have their huge short comings and thats the way it is. Next week against the Wallaby's? Good Luck Crusaderinvader, they are going to milk the AB's a dairy cow...

      Makutu - 2011-07-30 11:38

      When last did John Smit win a game as a Springboks captain? how many games has he won in the past 12 games that he has captained?

      DORINGDRAAD - 2011-07-30 11:39

      Absoluut skandelik!! Steyn, Lambie, Stegmann & Basson behoort nie eers in die currie beker liga te speel nie!

      V. Zela - 2011-07-30 11:45

      @Crusaderinvader Where do you live ? Do you know where New Zealand is ? Or are you fighting wars in the middle east as your name implies

      Rob Rabbit - 2011-07-30 11:46

      It is nothing new - Richie McCaw is THE biggest cheat in World rugby - period!

      Gomez - 2011-07-30 11:52

      No need to worry.We should only worry if the AB's and Aussies beat us at home when we play our full squad.By the end of the group stages RWC time we will be again,well oiled and most of the team well rested.The Boks will hit the groove at just the right moment.GO BOKKE!!!

      Lewsi - 2011-07-30 11:53

      Daspoort, there is NO potential What. So. Ever. in the SA team that just got whacked - nothing, nada, zilch, niks, f-all. Another thing.... you're obviously a second Bobby Skinstad - dont watch the game, rather nitpick to see when the other team puts a foot wrong. Of course the SA team NEVER ever do anything wrong or all-the-ball, they're paragons of virtue I tell ya all!

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 11:55

      @Dooring - what was wrong with Stegmann? And I felt sorry for Steyn. Why at 15. He was never going to hack it there. PDivy and his two clowns are more responsible for this mess.

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 11:58

      Valid point, and to the Crusader Invader, eat those words in this years world cup my friend, I will put money on it right now that the All Blacks, the perennial World Cup rugby chokers, will not win this years rugby world cup, I am happy to match a bet with you out there! (They have the same disease the SA cricketers have, they look pretty when it doesn't matter!)

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 11:59

      Its not a case of blaming the ref, the point was made the Bokke would have lost anyway, but New Zealand were allowed a lot of lattitude by the ref, on a different day, against our first team, and a fair ref, well who knows, we may well club these boys! And that was heartening to see, they were not that good.

      DORINGDRAAD - 2011-07-30 12:02

      @ Graeme ....I am probably just somewhat emotional at this stage. I expected the Boks to lose, but did not expect this complete humiliation.

      FerretGee - 2011-07-30 12:05

      @DORINGDRAAD - What is Lambie supposed to do behind a retreating scrum and poor decision aking from his scrumhalf? He made some big tackles when it counted. As for the other three, you are completely right>

      clark - 2011-07-30 12:08

      - The Bok's poor performance was matched by the Ref. Without distracting from a woeful Bok side and amateurish display, this Rolland fella ,time and again gets it wrong. - 2011-07-30 12:09

      Great to see the AB's win playing fantastic rugby. With a bit of luck this will hasten the removal of PDV and Dick.

      StaalBurgher - 2011-07-30 12:15

      @Crusaderinvader, you are such a dumb scmuck. No one is saying the Boks should've one. But if it had been a close game the amount of unpenalised illegal play happening would still swing the result in your favour. Or are you denying that the ABs got away with murder on their own try line? Even the NZ commentators were saying so.

      CliffB - 2011-07-30 12:16

      daspoort : No 6 & 7 are almost the same : Two idiots like Deon Stegmann & Morne Steyn in one team - Enough to kill any teams chance

      Crusaderinvader - 2011-07-30 12:20

      @roboman..that's the difference between the ABs and the boks..all test match's matter to us and we fear losing even just seems you guys are putting all your eggs in the WC basket with absolutely no guarantee that it will bare fruit, incurring shocking/embarrassing losses in the process.By the way as I have stated on here before - I believe the wallabies are at least joint favourites for this WC tournament and have not mentioned anywhere that I believe the ABs will win it. But what I am prepared to say is that South Africa have no show this time round and are in serious decline judging by recent results!!!

      Magmansa - 2011-07-30 12:30

      @Crusaderinvader, Sorry guys but I agree with the invader here. World cup is only every 4 years, if you win a world cup but suck the rest of the time, does it really make you that great? Lets face it, even tho the AB's chocked the last few World Cups, they are still now regarded as the greatest team ever. What does that tell you?

      Kleinboet - 2011-07-30 12:34

      daspoort, I say again: There is no truth or lie - only perceptions of what is truth and what is a lie. What one man perceives as truth, his fellow-man will perceive as a lie. This holds true for all human activities - also rugby! Should you counter that my statement is a contradictio in terminus and, hence, untrue - so be it. Your perception of my truth as a lie will prove the truth of my statement.

      Jan - 2011-07-30 12:34

      Doringdraad, we never saw the ball again when Stegman went off. Look how much easier the All Blacks got quick clean ball with Stegman off. Stegman and Deysel were the only decent players on the field.

      Totman - 2011-07-30 12:35

      daspoort I agree with you, but in the same breath would like to agree with Ockert as well. Apart from having the AB do what you said they do can't we put our hope on a ref[not a good one I must say] to blow them on all those points. They discover the way to push the ref allowing them to play like that because if a ref must play them dead the game will also be dead due to their style of pushing the limits. We on the other hand[ sound like Naas ] must play on such a level that the ref get force to blow them up. Yes, I know the ref should do it on it's own, but we all know he is not going to do it. Neither is another ref because the AB were the more successful team going forward. Ok, it is over. Let's clean the table and start building for WC. I believe that was the plan and is now going to happen as from the next match.

      DAMAINMAN - 2011-07-30 12:59

      youre 100% correct, today they beat us by playing better than us true, but they are cheaters to the core, and the high score on their side doesnt reflect the true nature of the game, again its proof theyre in bed with the match officials.

      Kevin - 2011-07-30 13:02

      @Crusaderinvader...congrats you guys won fair and square!!! However,why don't you go and picket against our side as when you did during apartheid.We have more political influence in our sport than you can imagine and are hindered by qouta and AA appointees within our structures.Gone are the days that we'd be able to field our strongest side being coached by an able as a supporter of rugby even you DUMBASS are being robbed of the opportunity of witnessing a great Springbok side.How come we don't hear a word from SANZAR/NZ/AUS re this political debacle thats called SA Rugby...simple,you're not prepared to change the status quo whilst on top...chicken livered soft cocks!!!

      Creeky - 2011-07-30 13:08

      As predicted... AB's sorted the "BOK" team out efficiently and EFECTIVELY! This is what you can EXPECT from a "COATS" like Peter de Villiers... hasn't got a CLUE!!!!!!!

      Otello - 2011-07-30 13:20

      If this is what the All Blacks is going to dish up at the world cup thay can kiss the cup goodbye again. The French, English, Irish, Argenta, Australia, and South Africa can beat them. They are being taken for a ride. Why is that when the Bulls and WP pull on a Bok jersey they cannot tackle anymore? The WP gave away the least amount of tries in the S15. Nice to see Johnson get over the advantage line and playing with fire in the belly. The rest looked like they earned their R80.000 and are saving themselves for the Currie Cup season. Will Smith ever learn to find his locks?

      Johnny - 2011-07-30 13:20

      @doringdraad - los vir Lambie, jy reg oor die ander 3 @^$#*$&

      Claude - 2011-07-30 13:41

      This Springbok team did not stand a chance and the All Blacks deserved their win and we were lucky it was not by a larger margin but the Refereeing was again, to say the least, poor.

      Jason - 2011-07-30 13:43

      This result is no surprise. We rest 21 players and then go play the top 2 teams in the world ... OBVIOUSLY we got smashed. I dont like this strategy at all. Even if this helps us in the World Cup, I NEVER want to see us fielding weak teams against top sides. We should play to win EVERY game like the AB's do. Very disappointed.

      p123 - 2011-07-30 13:47

      You make some valid point, but that performance was abysmal, period. This so called B team would not beat Zimbabwe, totally unaccetable, these guys should be at 90% of the A team, not 10%. An All Black F team would have hammered this woefull lot. They have no pride or respect for the jersey, you would think they would have grabbed the opportunity to fight for a place, which leads to the only positive, who not to pick for the team. The only players who came off with something intact were Lambie and Deysel, and Smit to some extent. I vote Basson as THE WORST player EVER to be a bok, he should not even play for a club C team, closely followed by Stegman. Danie Roussow looked like a Morfie, his defence was well non existent. The Bulls players are a disgrace quite frankly!!! These players should not earn a salary this month!!!! They are like a swimmer going to the World Champs and being unable to swim across the pool, ABYSMAL!!!!!

      OnSide - 2011-07-30 13:48

      Stop complaining.

      Wallaby - 2011-07-30 14:23

      Agree Crusaderinvader. See this more as a practice match tonight. Because next week it becomes awfully 'real'. Hope the AB's got to 'stretch their legs' a bit.

      StBad - 2011-07-30 14:41

      Guys, Crusaderinvader is the reason that SA should send their strongest team into each and every game! Holy sht I hope you don't lose the RWC in your own back yard... ????!?!!!

      rockster666 - 2011-07-30 15:12

      No surprised there once a whinger always be a whinger crying like little girls. Ohh mommy we got beaten by the best team.

      apie - 2011-07-30 16:12

      daspoort you are a bad sport. Just admit that the Boks (sorry, proteas) are a quota-riddled k*k team.

      apie - 2011-07-30 16:14

      Blame the ref? How can the ref punish the AB for collapsing their own scrum on the bok 5 metre line? That should've been an extra 7 points.

      AA - 2011-07-30 17:12

      @GrameBB. And what happened to the bully bot style rugby and your little nana Mostert that you so support. Lets be honest, the Boks were out smarted and outplayed and got a big snot-klap. It takes brains to win in international rugby.

      loverugby - 2011-07-30 21:09

      open your other eye as well brother. please. you must have players at the breakdown to contest and slow the ball down and diving into the rucks. your boks werent there in their numbers. wake up twit

      mozzer - 2011-07-31 02:54

      @ black beauty......... It's one thing for a kiwi to find his/her way onto this website and throw insults around, it's another for the comments and insults to actually make any sense. For someone who speaks English as their first language I can only think that you must be retarded. If anyone is thinking of New Zealand as a place to raise a black beauty and change your mind!!

      AiDee54 - 2011-07-31 12:46

      @Crusaderinvader. Maybe you would like to take the time to read daspoort's first sentence, before clambering up on your high horse, or should that be high sheep? While you're at it, you might want to remove that eye patch. Its affecting your ability to see how your team really plays.

      AiDee54 - 2011-07-31 12:54

      @Crusaderinvader again. What's worse than making a spelling error on a comments page? Picking on another person's error and then making a stuff up yourself. "check you spelling"? Shouldn't that be "check your spelling"? If you want to be pedantic, at least make a proper job of it. Will you be wanting a nice tall glass of STFU with your main course of, "you just got owned", dumb schmuck?

  • Dal2000 - 2011-07-30 11:21

    Disgrace to SA Rugby is what that was. Bring in proper coaches please.

      Real Deal - 2011-07-30 11:24

      wake up - we are missing 22 players - dont you read the news!

      Dal2000 - 2011-07-30 11:27

      That team wasn't exactly bad was it? There was more than enough potential to score more than 7 points.

      Newsferret - 2011-07-30 11:38

      And where is a captain, a guy that can strategically change tactics during play - this is a technique you won't find in Smith's jockstrap.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 11:57

      @Real Deal - if you play in green and gold, you ARE the Springboks. I dont care who is at home, we were huniliated!

      Magmansa - 2011-07-30 12:08

      @Real Deal, do you mean those 22 players who got humiliated last year?

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 12:15

      A few small tweaks here and there, i.e. do not kick onto the AB back 3 etc., and an impartial ref, and our 1st XV and we got these AB beaten my friend. Wait for the World Cup

      Magmansa - 2011-07-30 12:21

      @Robo I hope ur right bro. I feel like I've been saying don't kick the ball too the AB's backs for years now tho....

      Makutu - 2011-07-30 12:53

      Deal deal? Which players are those? The same ones who lost 5 out of 6 games last year? Come on... The coaches are the real problem here. These guys have the energy they just need to get rid of the deat wood in the team. AKA, John Smit!

      AA - 2011-07-30 17:14

      Dal2000. The team needs intellegent players and coaches. If the team cannot cope with the challenge ahead no coach in the world is going to help. T

      bemused - 2011-07-30 17:55

      every meaning of the word USELESS applies to the SPRINGBOKS add more if you can....abortive, bootless, counterproductive, disadvantageous, dysfunctional, expendable, feckless, fruitless, futile, good-for-nothing, hopeless, idle, impracticable, impractical, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept, inoperative, inutile, meaningless, no good, nonfunctional, of no use, pointless, profitless, purposeless, scrap, stupid*, unavailable, unavailing, unfunctional, unproductive, unprofitable, unpurposed, unusuable, unworkable, vain, valueless, waste, weak, worthless

      PDP - 2011-08-01 08:34

      @Dal2000, I agree it's a disgrace. Furthermore it's an insult to the country, every paying fan out there & also the opponents to take a team like this to Aus & NZ. I don't blame the players, they don't pick or coach themselves. Like last years tri-nations, no gameplan.

  • peter the gr - 2011-07-30 11:22

    Ohhhh, what a display, you guys are not worth the name Springbok, you should have stay at home and play Marbels!!!!!!!!

      Mtondo - 2011-07-30 11:39

      Apparently the "real" Springboks are at Rustenburg at the moment. They are in the Pilanesberg nature reserve so nobody can hurt them!

      Real Deal - 2011-07-30 11:43

      haha - what a looser expat you are. You are always just commenting negative things here. You a real bundle of joy arent you

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 11:59

      @Real Deal - call it as we see it mate. Did you enjoy the game? We lost by freaking 33 points. The Boks are at home? Well what was that green and gold running around the fielr then? Get with it. The Bok name got hammered.

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 12:18

      wait and see Peter the grEYMan, Graham Henry will be a worried man when he analyses this game, he will worry, 1. that the next ref may spot all their infringments and 2. worry about why they were held to under 50% possession by our 2nd team

      Creeky - 2011-07-30 13:11

      The BOKS were lucky to get 7.... Will someone PLEASE get rid of Ruan "Sonny Bill" PIENAAR!!!!!!!! Did not his Left from his Right!

      rockster666 - 2011-07-30 15:24

      @Robman and 3 why did they win by 33 points.

      Howzitekse - 2011-07-30 19:30

      It was expected that this team would get hammered. People who think the Springbok jersey is special, are living in a dream world. For a jersey to be special, the players in it have to be. The Boks have had their moments in the Tri-nations, but consistently play second fiddle to the All Blacks, and often also to the Wallabies. If Sarfu (and the Unions) do not have a plan to improve the skills and way we play the game, little will change. Some of the players in this and the "senior" squad are not up to scratch but are given countless starts. In this era, it is up to the players to ensure that they are strong, fit and fast. Odd thing is, despite all the whingeing about quotas, the players who are passengers are not from the "previously disadvantaged" group. 1. Why do our players get injured so easily? 2. Why do they need to be rested? (while the Ausies and NZs do not?) 3. Why does our front row play second fiddle more often than not?

  • OP - 2011-07-30 11:23

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! Told you it's gonna happen!!!

      Brannas - 2011-07-30 11:25

      You right, all I can say is also, I've told you so.

      Creeky - 2011-07-30 13:11

      Boks did not have a CLUE...or a DEFENCE! Two things you can see from Space... Great Wall of China, and the HOLE IN THE BOK'S DEFENCE!!!

  • qhuggett - 2011-07-30 11:24

    If sighting is done for foul play, then they should do the same for illegal "gamemanship" play. Its actually ridicules. Richie macaw has been getting away with this for years. He should be punished!

      edalsg - 2011-07-30 11:35

      Zumas also been getting away with it for years , so good luck Richie.

      Creeky - 2011-07-30 13:12

      edalsg.......... CHIRP OF THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!

      Black Beauty - 2011-07-30 13:55

      Yeah, because I said so.................. DOH

      mozzer - 2011-07-31 13:39

      @ black beauty, Go shag a sheep, they are a lot more attracive than kiwi women (the ugliest on the planet) "New Zealand's next top model".............crime watch more like it! No wonder you spend your time on a South African website..

  • Petras - 2011-07-30 11:24

    Well today I saw how bad Morne Steyn really is. To slow, no positional play ( So much for knowing how Carter brain work ) and he should have never played full back. What was wrong with having Ruan at full back with Macleod at scrumhalf playing with Lambie that he plays with every week.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-30 11:39

      Your an idiot. He played fullback for the 3rd time in his life today, now you want to judge him on that.

      Petras - 2011-07-30 11:44

      MMM YES, he should have never played there!!! And what it did was showed us all how bad a RUGBY plyer he really is and that all he can do is kick for posts. He to slow, can't tackle, two pretty important things if you want to be a BOK or rugby player in general! HE was the one who said " I know how Carter play so I will know where to position myself " lol he was not ONCE in position!

      Lance - 2011-07-30 11:44

      Div was just checking if he could still make space for Steyn in a the team now that Lambie is proving to be a better bet...maybe not Mr Steyn.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-30 11:46

      Sure Lance, Lambie was awesome.

      Ockert - 2011-07-30 11:46

      Would that really have made any difference to the outcome ?, Ruan is over rated to be in Bok colours in any case, the same goes for Morne Steyn, and Mostert is only a club rugby player in France, what are the selectors thinking. Chiliboy and John Smit are the 5th and 6th best in their position.

      docraven - 2011-07-30 11:47

      Take all the Bulls players out and maybe we stand a chance.They bring nothing to the side.Useless!!

      Petras - 2011-07-30 11:51

      Probably not Ockert, I just know the man that was in position most of the time today was Ruan, becuase he has plyed there before and he is faster then Morne, butI agree with you that Ruan shoudl not be in the Bok squad anyway, but for today I think he woudl have been a better option at Full Back with.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-30 12:07

      Doc, 10 years no cups.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 12:11

      Petrus - I cant help notice that you are quite the fat, sorry, big boned chap. With all you years of experience as an international flyhalf-fullback, did you always find it easy to slot in at any position? Or do you just choke on a crisp while watching? And Lambie was quiet. Made absolutely no difference having him there. @Cockraver - Which "Stromer" was worthy of his jersey today. CJ? I will never pass again "DeJong"?

      Ernst Linde - 2011-07-30 12:13

      I have to agree with you on the Mcleod - Lambie option but in my book Ruan should not be on the field.

      Krugga - 2011-07-30 12:13

      Docraven, you honestly want to tell me Dean Greyling was poor today??? Nevermind the Bulls, you should be taken out of society and put back in jail, back where you belong.

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 12:21

      Lambie tackled well, but otherwise he was kuk, Ruan was shocking at scrumhalf and fullback, so I wonder if you actually watched the game? Morne should have played flyhalf with Lambie at fullback. After all, Lambie is not even the Sharks first choice flyhalf, he was not the answer there

      Creeky - 2011-07-30 13:14

      de Jong was an OBSTICLE FOR THE BOK's today....

      Petras - 2011-07-30 14:10

      GraemeBB lol Old Photo buddy, I am probably more ripped then you :) . And is this Graeme Smith? Becuase I think you are the last one to talk about being fat lol. Morne is CRAP, that is why I have 27 LIKES and only 10 dislikes ( Probably all from you ) becuase people who actually know what they talk about knows that I am talking the truth! But I suppose you are Blue Bull supporter so I rest my case, You guys cost us the game today. Danie was the only one who looked half good!

      Whoosa - 2011-07-30 15:08

      Well Petros, id rather be fat than be a desperate fairy like you, puting half naked pictures of myself on my profile to atract the attention from poefters. This is a rugby forum, not a tinkerbel male on male chat room. Get a shirt and a life. Busting your a$$ in gym just to compensate for you small willy. Word is that you and your type prefer it when its smaller, less friction!

      Petras - 2011-07-30 21:29

      Lol Whoosa, I just added that Pic to p..s of GraemeBB you idiot! Why, does it turn you on buddy? And you get a small willie if you take drugs which I don't dumbass. Plase actually know what you talking about before you make comments lol. I suppose you the type of guy who thinks a beer in each hand is a balanced diet!

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-31 09:50

      @Petras - my fat buddy. The only thing you rip is a packet of chips. Where did I say Morne had a good game? The Stormers are all at home (or Rustenburg) injured or faking (like your chick must). With almost your entire team on cruches, the Bulls and Sharks had to go man up in the Tri-Nations. Even the Aussies B team got hammered. Lack of experience, strange selections and lack of game time together was our downfall, not to mention our coaching staff. Stormers, like yourself should rather stop refering to your team as champions of SA, because the last time you did win something, you could still see your pecker.

  • edalsg - 2011-07-30 11:25

    What a Surprise : No doubt the ANC will call this a Victory in the Name of transformation or blame it on Jan Van Riebeek! John Smit will see only upsides as the Blooded Youngster learn the art of losing -------Given the choice of Bafana or the Blesbokke , its probably time to cancel DSTV and take up Birdwatching. What an Embarrasment our once Proud Country now is.

      Kaapie - 2011-07-30 11:45

      Oppou twak praat.. What does the ANC have to do with guts playing on the field.. Fools like you should watch toutrek

      Enockay - 2011-07-30 12:28

      wtf...does ANC have to do with bad rugby...what an idiot...

      Snoek - 2011-07-30 13:08

      They got Pieter dV in there; surely they should take some of the blame :)

      Creeky - 2011-07-30 13:15

      Kaapie... more like watch DRAAD TREK!

      apie - 2011-07-30 16:36

      Kaapie waar's djou tanne?

      apie - 2011-07-30 16:38

      Enockay - wtf...does ANC have to do with bad rugby... A lot. did you not know that rugby is politicised and the anc certainly do help pick the team (players of colour). Get your head out of your ar&e.

  • mike881 - 2011-07-30 11:27

    Ouch.....knew it was comming, but it still hurts. At work at the moment so could only follow the game on "live scoring". Will possibly watch the game later to see how well or badly individuals in the Bok side played.

      Petras - 2011-07-30 11:31

      Don't waste your time! Rather go out, have a drink and try and forget you ever supported the Boks!

      peter the gr - 2011-07-30 11:33

      Rather make a Braai, my man. You wont miss anything!!!!

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 12:24

      watch the game, you will be pleasantly surprised. The All Blacks should well be worried, they were not so good against our second side, and we held the ball for long periods, they were ref assisted with a lot of illegal off the ball play. No, it was not as bad as the score suggests. We must just learn not to kick onto there wings and fullback, thats there strength, running from broken play

      mike881 - 2011-07-30 12:39

      Thanks guys for the head-up. Think I will just stick to watching Curry Cup this afternoon. After all why ruin a beautiful sunny Saturday.

      horsehair - 2011-07-30 15:07


  • First48 - 2011-07-30 11:28

    South Africa resting players will work perfectly if we win our two home games with our first team. I expect them to be rusty but as long as they win both games they will have a great run into the World Cup to peak at the right time. The Boks today made those All Blacks look good. A half decent team would have given them a massive fright today. I'm betting on a Aussie win next week at Eden Park.

      Mtondo - 2011-07-30 11:40

      Apparently the "real" Springboks are at Rustenburg at the moment. They are in the Pilanesberg nature reserve so nobody can hurt them!

      Lance - 2011-07-30 11:46

      AB's rested I think four first choice players...They might gel a bit better when the regulars are back next week.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 12:16

      @Petras - what is rally?? Stick to your chip bowl mate. Pack on a few more kilos there.

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 12:27

      aha, at last someone who watched the game, I agree, they were not so good, in fact after watching this game, I am now convinced that with a few small tweaks we can beat them, and I am not sure whether Oz can, because they they often struggle against new zealnd, but we will beat this team with our first side

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-31 11:49

      Seems like my comments are being taken off here for some reason. Well, Petras, as I was saying: I dont use my facebook, because some chaps make remarks about my wife's good looks. I find that a lack of intellect results in physical threats. You comments which states the obvious hardly drops my jaw in awe of your profound knowledge - we played kak, Steyn is kak. The only thing you are still able to klap is a packet of chips - @ Ooops, I should rally feel huniliated, but just one look at Petras...

  • Mark - 2011-07-30 11:29

    Shame PdV and his CAPTAIN and the rest of the coachin Clowns and Stooges at SARU????g

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 12:29

      in the scheme of 2011, this match was a non entity, so maybe Div and the Bok set up know what they doing, getting ready for the world cup, I reckon they got it spot on, and people like u Mark will have egg on your face after the world cup, but of course you will not acknowledge you lack of strategic insight at the time. I will put money on the fact that the AB's will not win this world cup

      Petras - 2011-07-30 14:35

      Robo, sure that game has nothing to do with the world cup and means nothing. But unlike when JW did it I don' think this was planned and you could see that there was no game plan either. So yes, I don't think the Ab will win the WC, but neither will us unless something changes quickly. But yes, don't judge the Boks on any of these games, they mean nothing and that is not our no: 1 team.

      rockster666 - 2011-07-30 15:52

      @Petras this years Trination will be a repeat of last year.

      Frans Smith - 2011-07-30 20:04

      i can not believe some people still believe that the boks could do well in the WC? 2010 Tri Nations the boks played 6 - won 1? That was with PDV first choice players? This year will be same, if not worse, does not matter, first choice or second choice players. Most of the so called first choice players are "over the hill". 4 x years later they are much slower and the game is much faster. Martin Johnson, Jonny Wilkenson and co tried to play with most of the same players that won them the 2003 WC. They could not beat an SA side that really was not great. We were lucky we did not have to play the Aussies and the AB'S then. We won that worl cup for two reasons; 1) the favorable draw that the Boks had, 2) the french played out of their skins and with assistance of a forward pass denied the AB's a semi final. This time, this world cup, we wont be so lucky.

  • Nico Rette - 2011-07-30 11:30

    Are these disgraceful results really worth "maybe" having a slightly better chance at the world cup? I feel that in order to rest so many players we need to earn the right to do so. Earning it means being number 1 in the world. Every single team we select should be a team selected to win the match. Rotate 1-2 players don't weaken the whole team. Does the world cup mean so much that we are willing to bring shame to Bok rugby inbetween with humiliating results?

      StaalBurgher - 2011-07-30 12:17

      Well that is what they have been doing the last 4 years except for that lucky streak in 2009.

      grant9 - 2011-07-30 12:35

      Well said Nico. I'm convinced that Jake White would have handled things differently - and better. I believe he would have used the last 4 years trying out different players and by now would have had a formidable team. I shudder to think how we are going to fare in the WC.

      inorbit - 2011-07-30 12:52

      Agreed. Devaluing the jersey and bringing shame to the Boks proud heritage cannot be good, even if a few players are a little more rested for the RWC. A win at said event would silence critics, but anything else is a debacle. De Villiers is gambling with SA national pride. Wallabies fielded a 90% B team against Samoa and paid for it, but us Aussies were so enraged at Deans, he wouldn't dare do it again.

      Frans Smith - 2011-07-30 20:10

      The build up for the WC is an excuse - The AB'S and the AUSSIES are also building up to a world cup, whilst winning tests. What will PDV and Smit and Co have achived about this "build up" (losing test after test) when we get knocked out in the quarters or semi's? This is a very real possibility and a fact we need to face. PDV is gambling everything on the WC - or he is playing for time to earn more money. This world cup will be worth a lot of money for Smit and PDV. I reckon Smit may earn anything up to R3 mill (as the fourth best hooker in sa). No idea how much PDV will earn (as the worst coach in sa)?.

  • Investor - 2011-07-30 11:30

    Have just witnessed Juan De Jong laughing and joking on national tv after losing 40-7 to !the all Blacks ! WHAT A DISGRACE, IT SHOW HE DOESNT CARE ABOUT losing. What does that say about his commitment ? He should be dropped !

      Martin - 2011-07-30 11:44

      Who ended on top of the SA super 15 conference - Stormers. He was joking because he was playing with 9 sharks and 9 blue bulls. I will also laugh if my teammates played like sh&t, now you want to drop the only Stormer - you stupid f%ck.

      Petras - 2011-07-30 11:47

      I lost my respect for him as well today when he fell so badly for a dummy it was a joke and then he did not even rush back to try and make up for his mistake. Luckly somone else tackled the player and he was able to get back, eventually, and fell underneath. This just shows there is no PRIDE for the shirt anymore!

      Lance - 2011-07-30 11:47

      Laughter is the best way to hide embarassment.

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 12:33

      Juan did not play well today, he does not seem to have that extra gear required at international level, but I also do not think wynand olivier should be there either. And as for Martin, to coin your own phrase, u stupid f%ck, you are an embarrasment to Stormers supporters, if a guy plays badly, do not provincialise it, De Jongh was crap today and thats that, doesnt matter which town he is from.

      SirGibbs - 2011-07-30 12:42

      ROFL...get over yourself man...imagine the players need to be droppped because they joked and laughed. I think you WERE dropped as a child

      Frans Smith - 2011-07-30 20:16

      amazing - i watched it in the UK. Tienus Delport, Michael Lynach and Sean Fritzpatrick were the guests in the SKY studio. They complimented the following bok players; De Jongh, Lambie, Mvovo, Deysel. - that was it! They were very critical about Smit, the Bok Scrum, the set phases and the defensive pattern - According to them Bismark is the no 1 hooker in world rugby? How different peoples opinions can be? Tell me they were wrong?

      p123 - 2011-08-01 08:12

      It pissed me off too!!! He has shown he can't go beyond Curry Cup level, this team was just a bunch of losers!!

      p123 - 2011-08-01 08:14

      Olivier is even more useless, but the worst player was Basson!!

  • horsehair - 2011-07-30 11:31

    well done third string hooker

      Marcell - 2011-07-30 11:42

      Ek is seker Nigel se vierde span se haker is beter.

      roboman1 - 2011-07-30 12:33

      John Smit had a good game today, (I also think he should retire), but today he played well

      Makutu - 2011-07-30 12:57

      You haven't seen the gaps he created by not tackling? Come on guys... That guy is useless! USELESS... Can't run nor tackle anymore. never mind the line-out throws...

  • RipVanWinkel - 2011-07-30 11:31

    It's hurt so bad... but can they please stop giving Bok jerseys away! Take those useless Bulls players out of the teams. Basson, Stegman, Olivier, Morne - They are all useless!

      edalsg - 2011-07-30 11:38

      BOK Jerseys should be awarded AFTER a Game only if the Team Wins . A BOk Jersey is now Worthless .

      Marcell - 2011-07-30 11:38

      Onthou die spelers kies nie hulself nie. Die hele lot was pateties. Helium de Villiers kan nie leer nie.

      Durasmart - 2011-07-30 12:06

      The only player that looked like a Bok today was Danie Rossouw, the rest were all pathetic, including all the Sharks and Stormers supporter's favourites. Apart from some good tackles, Lambie was completely ineffectual and had no influence on the game. I still think he is a brilliant fullback but definitely not a flyhalf. He did absolutely nothing apart from just passing the ball. He did not create anything the whole game, so what makes him better than Steyn in your eyes

      Kaapie - 2011-07-30 13:23

      Dura unlike Danie he missed a few tackles.. IMO he should move to Lock

      Northern Stormer - 2011-07-30 15:09

      As Pienaar nie so stadig was nie sou hy baie beter vertoon het en tweedens as die flanke doen wat hulle moes en hom beskerm sal hy jare se spasie en tyd he - maar dit het nie gebeur nie. Lambie het egter gedoen wat hy moes - meer as wat Steyn kon se - of hoe ?

      apie - 2011-07-30 16:46

      Not a bok jersey but a protea jersey.

  • Ockert - 2011-07-30 11:31

    What went over was not even a B team, we really sent kids and has-beens to do the job, the coach, selection panel and captain should be hung from the nearest lamp post.

      Marcell - 2011-07-30 11:40

      Die rekord boeke wys Springbokke verloor weer. Niks van c, d of s span nie. Die Springbok trui wat jy by die robot koop het meer trots.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-07-30 15:07

      Volgens De Villiers is dit wat hy gehad het om mee te werk - SOOOOOOO !!! - DIS SY BESTE BESKIKBAAR EN DAAROM HUIDIGLIK SY "A" span end of story - no complaints - no ref excuses - Hulle was pateties !!!!!

  • Schmoe - 2011-07-30 11:32

    What a bunch of clowns, I say the Springboks should always have the best team on when the green and gold is worn, nothing less. I think the sponsors should start having a say and withdraw sponsorship if they do not select on merit instead of the idiotic system they now use

      Petras - 2011-07-30 11:35

      OMG no! If Absa had a say the whole team would be black! Don't you remember last year when they said there are not enought black players in the team?????? ABSA = ANC

      springbokke - 2011-07-30 11:50

      @ Schmoe...I agree 100% with your comment......The time when to wear the green and gold was an honor....

      Kaapie - 2011-07-30 11:56

      Petras you just an excuse for a rugby racist..

      Petras - 2011-07-30 14:20

      Kappie, why are you saying that? I, like everyone else in SA would just like to see the BEST players play. Stop blaming racism for your incompetence and always shouting racism whne you have nothing else to say. If someone is good enough I don’t care what color they are. But you should not play just becase you are black or colored.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-07-30 15:06

      Pick the team on merit - if you are black,yellow,red,brown or whit does not matter - the best guys should play - end of story !!!

      Frans Smith - 2011-07-30 20:17

      There was a time when being a South African was an honour...

  • Schmoe - 2011-07-30 11:32


  • Gareth - 2011-07-30 11:33

    Ritchie McCaw was awesome. Stop all the whinging guys - accept that gamesmanship is rife at this level full, stop - the Boks do it, and the Blue Bulls do it best of all!!!!!! The All Blacks were well deserved winners, and the fact that many Bok first choices were absent becomes irrelevant in the context - nothing should excuse the lacklustre performance of the South Africans, compounded by their complete lack of imagination. Well done ABs, forward to the World Cup, where can hopefully see a lot more from those privileged to wear a Springbok jersey.

      StaalBurgher - 2011-07-30 12:19

      No one is saying they should not have won, but the amount of blatant unpenalised infringements that we would get pinged for is disgraceful.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-07-30 15:04

      Agree @ Staalburger - It's n disgrace to ess what they get away with if they play at home - lethal and not in goor sportmanship !!!

      Black Beauty - 2011-07-30 15:17

      as in get away with 33 points, watch the game again, SA were lucky to get 7, your scrum folded, Smit was off-side more than the goal posts and De Jong was lucky to not get BANGED, I can't wait to see your real team as was per AGREEMENT......................CHEAT

      Frans Smith - 2011-07-30 20:20

      Mcaw played like a captain should. I hate to say this, but their was only one international side on the pitch. We can moan as much as we like, untill things change in Bok rugby (i.e. coach, captain and administrators) Bok rugby is going the same way as the country. The funny thing is, like with SA, it becomes acceptable.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-31 10:17

      @Staal - This has beem a trend since we came back into world rugby. The reality is that we are have been done in for years. I cant agree more - we would never have won that game. We simply were poor. BUT, it is freaking frustrating to watch calls go against us time and time again. Did you see John Smit's "high tackle"? And yes, all the incidents off the ball. Ridiculous.

      AiDee54 - 2011-07-31 12:36

      @Black Beauty. Blah Blah Blah. You're really clutching at straws with that ridiculous comment aren't you, HYPOCRITE? Any Kiwi who ever complains about Boks "cheating" when his golden boys are masters of the art, should have his mouth washed out with carbolic soap. Go and post your opinions on a Kiwi site, where you might find some individuals deluded enough to believe your rubbish, you muppet.

  • Zion - 2011-07-30 11:33

    The Springboks are getting a brand new sponsor. Nestle for obvious reasons and the new logo on the jersey will be: CRUNCHIES.

      Rosie - 2011-07-30 11:52

      Crunchie is made by Cadbury not Nestle and when they do sponsor the Boks it will be very sweet of them

      christine - 2011-07-30 13:02

      lol rosie---- last week Div aranged a special practice--he put 15 44 gallon drums on the field to represent the ABs--after 10 minutes Div called off the practice as the drums were 20 points ahead-- get rid of Div !!!!!!!!

      Frans Smith - 2011-07-30 20:22

      i thought it was tampax with vaseline as co-sponsor?

  • Schmoe - 2011-07-30 11:34

    I will tell you if they dont perform at WC then i dont want to even know what the excuses will be then!!

      Lewsi - 2011-07-30 11:57

      There will be excuses dont you worry.......its either the ref, Richie McCaw, all the Bulls/Sharks/whatever who make up the SA team. There'll excuses aplenty. Guaranteed.

      croix - 2011-07-30 12:41

      I can give you one guaranteed excuse : "the helium & his helpers"- (and it won't be that far off). No hope for sure ........

      grant9 - 2011-07-30 13:20

      One reason will be that the the boks did not get enough experience to play against good opposition as a team. Pete De villiers has left things too late.

      Frans Smith - 2011-07-30 20:26

      Smit will retire with about a 3mill cheque - PDV will get a golden handshake and a bonus and will get a cosy job somewhere in SARVU being the firts coach of colour? If they wanted to transform rugby so badly, why did they not look at the Stormers coach. Who knew anything about PDV before his appointment besides that he was assisting White. The total contradictive selections and gameplan between this saturday and last saturday shows that he has no clue where he is going.

  • Anton - 2011-07-30 11:34

    How can you call it an "inexperienced" side with John Smit as captain. Isn't he our most experienced captain? How do we get rid of him? and the coach as well? It was pathetic at best. I do however agree with "daspoort" why is there two sets of rules in rugby ,one for us and one for McCaw? If we don't win by at least 50 points in SA with our so called A Team, there is just no hope for the worl cup.

      FerretGee - 2011-07-30 12:20

      110 caps in the tight five, Smit has 105 of them...

      DAMAINMAN - 2011-07-30 15:41

      youre right there 2 sets of rules one for the ab's and one for other rugby teams ,roland missed approx. 10 incidents which were illegal on the ab's side, he has a personal vendetta against jsmith,he punishes him for throwing in skew but every single throw in of the ab's is skew.they deserved to win but not by that margin,please somebody tell me what ruan pienaar is doing in a springbok side?his own team --the sharks dont even want him.

  • V. Zela - 2011-07-30 11:34

    @Crusaderinvader Where do you live ? Do you know where New Zealand is ? Or are you fighting wars in the middle east as your name implies

  • Witblits - 2011-07-30 11:36

    Helium Piet and his incompetent bunch must go. This team is an absolute disgrace to the Springbok jersey.

  • Jaimo - 2011-07-30 11:36


  • Schmoe - 2011-07-30 11:37

    I think the Craven week teams could of done better...LOL!!

  • johan.cronje1 - 2011-07-30 11:37

    From World Champs , to World Chumps in 4 short years Like the rest of the country , our pride and joy , are going downhill fast . There is no such thing as a Springbok B team , the moment u pull that jersey on , u are a SPRINGBOK PDVil has gone full circle , listening to His Masters Voice Good luck for the WC Bokke just remember we like to back a winning team.

  • Martin - 2011-07-30 11:38

    What do you expect - 9 sharks and 9 blue bulls in that pathetic team.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-30 11:42

      Imagine daar was meer van jou ou spannetjie in gewees. Die klompie wat 10 jaar laas iets gewen het. D@@S.

      Schmoe - 2011-07-30 11:42

      Its not about what teams they come from its the SELECTION they have taken and are using from those teams. Those teams have the players with the salt for the job they just ignored.

      Andrew - 2011-07-30 11:44

      Can't we forget provinicalism now please? It is now test rugby so lets expand our vision to have the right person rather that having X or Y numbers of players from certain teams.

      Schmoe - 2011-07-30 11:47

      Q Martin, i agree! Bulldozer is obviously one of those Bull supporters that only see blue

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-30 12:10

      Yes Schmoe, like you and Martin only see white and blue hoops, kantfys.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 12:26

      @Martin - I agree that the selection wasnt great, but for a reason. The last game your Stormers played, they were found wanting in a big way. The Bulls beat you team at home in their last meeting. Try a new approach - you Stormers arent all that.

  • Lance - 2011-07-30 11:41

    Sad day yes..Luckily only about 20% of this team will be part of the first choice set up...Be concerned but dont panic ! (yet) Once the experienced guys get together the REAL Bok team will gel well and not dissapoint.

      Schmoe - 2011-07-30 11:44

      Still i dont believe you should be placing half strength on when you wear the green and gold

      FerretGee - 2011-07-30 12:25

      Schmoe - So what are they supposed to do? not go to the Tri-Nations? 22 players injured and in rehab, 3 players from this squad sent home with injuries. Who is Divvy supposed to pick? His problem is he played the wrong combinations with those that are there. Steyn isn't a fullback and was set up to fail. Basson is not an international wing. Ndungane should have started in his place. Pienaar should have moved to fullback where is has better decision making abilities. Lambie and McCloud have at least played a lot of rugby together and whilst McCloud is also not the best option he is the only other option we have at present. All in all, given the personnel available, Divvy got his selections wrong.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 12:27

      @Lance - thank you. That is the reality!

  • Jakes71 - 2011-07-30 11:43

    The worst is yet to come! Go All Blacks!

      kristaffa - 2011-07-30 12:15

      I can only agree, well played ABs you guys deserved it.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 12:28

      @Jakes - I think you are right. The AB's better brace themselves.

      Totman - 2011-07-30 12:52

      @GraemeBB. The AB is as some said in my office"picking now". It is good that they are now in top form. Someone said today, on tv, that the next phase is injuries. Well if this person is correct and G. Henry decide to take a designated team and not like before a team and a half and pick on the day or two before the play he will have some problems. The rotation system cost him a WC last time and with players that can possibly get injured he will or have to do some building in the WC or go again with a rotation system. I must agree that they are good and at home this time. I am still afraid that we might think this WC is going to be won by the best defense team again. Good defense will be needed, but my feeling is that this year has all the potential to be won by a team with a good defense, but an excellent attacking play. Than there is still the European refs that can blow me wrong.

      DAMAINMAN - 2011-07-30 18:46

      its aknown fact the ab's are don kings of world rugby winning at all costs,wether through intimidation or pushing the limits of the grey areas(cheating) and somehow theyve managed to creep into the hierachy of sanzar/nz rugby and they manipulate and control the match officials(how did this ass roland get to ref this game)the ab's are doing to rugby what the indians/pakis did to cricket. the worst is to watch when the ab's start loosing a match they spoil/fight /play dirty /cheat-no sorry they cheat all the time,to disrupt the game.

  • 106SA - 2011-07-30 11:43

    In our country it's OK to FAIL!!!!!!!

  • phaahla - 2011-07-30 11:44

    I blame the political turmoil we are in here in SA, ESPECIALLY U JUJUMAN, so many missed tackles shows there was no passion in their play(for the country), its a disgrace to the springbok, these are my suggestions (i)sack Pdiddy, AND (ii)bring our bok close to the heart (again) on the jersey, we all know the proteas are not winners, one question do the springboks eat protea flowers if it does then the 2 cannot coexist!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ian - 2011-07-30 11:47

    nice one anc cadre squeaky voice, i see you doing the job your anc masters have told you to do. TOTALLY DESTROY SA RUGBY. thanks you chop

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-30 12:11

      Ian, the halfbreeds who appointed him 3 and a half years ago destroyed SA rugby.

  • Ian - 2011-07-30 11:48

    yesterday i said the ozzie beating they got will be mild in comparison, i wasent wrong

  • - 2011-07-30 11:48

    Bottom line it was men against boys, and we don't have a coach, when the '1st team' is back we will have men, the real issue is we don't have a coach with any credible tactic's or game plan.

  • Nikki - 2011-07-30 11:48

    Look, bar the ref having an absolute SHOCKER...AB's just plainly getting away with murder half the time & just generally seem to have everything and the kitchen sink going their way, they are totally in another class as opposed to the poor whippingboks. The green and "yellow" look clueless and EVERY SINGLE TIME they look good on attack they smack it away by way of a turnover or losing the friggin ball!! WTF!!?? They DESERVED the hiding they got & I hope they learn a HUGE lesson! I am not a Lambie fan but he tackled like a demon and generally had a good game but has a VERY long way to go if he wants to start bossing games.

  • BiggestBull - 2011-07-30 11:49

    The scoreline comes as no suprise, unfortunately.

  • Lewsi - 2011-07-30 11:50

    Injury ravaged - my a@#!

  • TheDuck - 2011-07-30 11:52

    For the past four years all I have heard is excuses from this rugby team. Surely blame must fall on the coaches heads now?

      Zion - 2011-07-31 10:57

      Putting your body on the line means that you go into the scrums and ruck blindly, head first oblivious of the consequences and end up being carried off the field feeling proud of yourself. Some thing like B. Botha. It also means having the guts to go onto the field in the first place when B. Botha is on it too. You will either be hospitalised or earn a penalty. Bobby Skinstadt is not the sharpest pencil due to putting his body on the line.

  • Cecil - 2011-07-30 11:52

    what does it mean to "put your body on the line" comment by Bob Skinstad during today's AB game....funny ex boks are now experts..eish!!!!! "body on line" tht how the boks will win a rugby match.... Post match report 20 August 2011 AB 18- Boks 7 and DVilliers and Smit comment about the lessons learnt and how they have something to work on for the World Cup...eish!!! Boys WC in Sept 2011 not 2013...... I feel sorry for players on the tour down-under who have felt the humilation of being whipped...They are better rugby players than that.....So where's the issue....well management, our rugby school's first team rugby, watch currie's boring/ no innovation....why Eddie Jones was in 2007 WC team..... Boks are No3 in World for Bafana/Banyana with all facilities and expertise cannot beat Ghana or Cote DViore or Nigeria, so the Boks cannot beat Aussies or AB we take what we get..... I remain a BOK supporter, but don't take it for granted Bok squad

  • Redwine - 2011-07-30 11:53

    So what have we learned so far: 1. That we will loose against AB and Aus regardless of the team we field in WC. 2. Confirmed that entire coaching team and proposed captain are useless. 3. That rugby now belongs to commercial empires. 4. That neither players nor refs have any idea about the rules. Well done to Cheeky, Luke and the Kings for keeping dreams alive in the Eastern Cape. You made my weekend.

  • Craig Tedder - 2011-07-30 11:53

    Morne Steyn and Jon SMit have served the Boks well in the past, but it is time for them to move on before they are remembered for their current lackluster performances...

  • Kieron - 2011-07-30 11:54

    McDonalds is looking for a new clown to replace Ronald McDonald in South Africa, it’s a AA position, and only requirement is you have to have no experience and an ability to screw up things and make ridiculous comments when needed, a funny voice will help, and ideas like putting the meat patty out of position on the outside and the bun in the middle will be tried although it has never worked. Please send you resume to the South African Rugby Board for consideration. (Chefs, burger experts and other food experts please don’t apply)

  • roboman1 - 2011-07-30 11:55

    If I was an All Black supporter I would be worried, they were held out for big chunks of the game, the Bok A side will hammer this New Zealand team

      Maori - 2011-07-30 14:18

      Yeah right, and I will hammer your mom!

  • Ya Beauty! - 2011-07-30 11:55

    You guys are pathetic there is no country in the world that can rest 22 players and compete. Stop sulking and face it, the best Spring Bok team could have beaten this ALL Blacks team there was nothing special about them. The Spring Boks were pretty much an average BA-BAS team as it was the second time that these players had played together. They are a team of the future which is awesome and can win the 2015 world cup. The A team when back will beyond doubt present different questions to the All Blacks one that they wont have answers for....

  • Kaapie - 2011-07-30 11:55

    A poor performance especially in defence.. How many missed tackles.. Amongst the backs only Lambie and de Jongh can feel that they tried.. Adi missed some crucial tackles althiugh on attack he showed some spark.. Basson looks out of place and Pienaar is not the answer at halfback. Even Jinka could have better. Forwards Roussouw missed a lot of tackles(Should play lock) and although Stegman tried he is out of his depth at this level. Deysel tried but no support . Mostert surprised me and the love of me I cannot fathom why he was replaced since Hargreaves proved that he is a 'soft' lock, not meant for this level. In the front row, the props improved in their performance and a few more games they should do better. CJ should stay at home. He has a hinge at the base of his spine. Smit improved but Chilli showed more purpose. Smit missed his jumpers too often and is still short of match fitness. As for the referee, well he missed a lot of spoiling at the rucks and interference with the defenders when the blacks attacked. We'll wait for the return legs in Durbs and PE

      Makutu - 2011-07-30 12:58

      Agreed! John Smit must go...

  • Kieron - 2011-07-30 11:56

    McDonalds is looking for a new clown to replace Ronald McDonald in South Africa, it’s a AA position, and only requirement is you have to have no experience and an ability to screw up things and make ridiculous comments when needed, a funny voice will help, and ideas like putting the meat patty out of position on the outside and the bun in the middle will be tried although it has never worked. Please send you resume to the South African Rugby Board for consideration. (Chefs, burger experts and other food experts please don’t apply)

      Kaapie - 2011-07-30 13:25

      You should apply!!

  • HappyinNZ - 2011-07-30 11:58

    Please replace the clown for a coach without a circus tent, daspoort mate...the boks let him get away with it instead of taking him out once and for all he wouldnt do it again in a hurry

  • Schmoe - 2011-07-30 12:00

    John Smit has now secured the next two world cups for himself and is going to be sponsored by King Pie

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-30 12:19

      The King Pie joke was funny last week, when I made it.

  • Crusader Man - 2011-07-30 12:01

    Picked weeks ago that it was a stupid move blooding new players without experienced players around them.. THis lost for these players won't do there futures any good at all.. Very very stupid of your coach to leave so many players behind. I agree he should have left some of the older players behind.. Then some of these players could have stepped up and challenged these players.. Where to know for Bok rugby.. None of these players stood out out at all.. This has worked in NZ favour. They gave some of there [players 2nd chances.. Jane etc.. And they showed they should be selected. NZ wouldn't have chosen Jane if SA came with there top team.. Your coach is hopeless. If NZ left 21 players behind when we come to Sa i would be gutted to loose by that score.. Thought SA was suppose to have grewat depth.. What game plan did they come with today ? For those who are predicting OZ to win next week .. Are you the same who thought SA would win today.. NZ was nowhere near full strength today.. DO u so called experts no when OZ last won at Eden park ? Are OZ going to be able to compete in the scrums etc and get good front foot ball ? Also you idiots that complain about McCaw etc.. Have a look at your own team.. How many times they fell onto our side and didn't get penalized.. Its just rugby all teams try and slow the ball down..

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-30 12:32

      @Crusaderman - funny, you can see it, but these so called SA fans cant. Congrats on AB's.

      kristaffa - 2011-07-30 15:15

      Congratulations with the win. You have some valid point and most of us know it, but some just don't want to admit it. It seems to be acceptable to play rubbish for 2-3 seasons if you win the RWC. If the bokke can pull it off again this year, all will be forgiven again and the same process will just repeat itself. Lets face it winning one tournament is worth more than constantly playing your best. It makes me sick!!!! bokke

      Crusader Man - 2011-07-30 23:36

      @Graeme Don't understand how they don't see it. I would be absolutely gutted if i supported your team for these players to be thrashed like that. Individually there is talent there, but really even if Carter was in your team he would have looked ordinary.. Very strange call by your coach.. I really think the reason he did it was personal. After last years games he knows he is under pressure.. takes pressure of sending crap team over.. You are expected to lose. no big deal.. Players need game time tokeep upto speed.. Older you are the slower your body comes.. MccAW is only jusat getting going now after sitting out most of super rugby, really Carter is only just getting his fitness back too.. the players have to play to get to match fitness.

      Crusader Man - 2011-07-30 23:39

      @kristaffa I fully agree with you. If results for NZ were like Sa i would be gutted. So many losses between world cups. Most of us are proud supporters and hate our beloved teams losing. thanks for your comments

  • Johann - 2011-07-30 12:02

    Result as was expected but the losing margin ads insult to injury. Some of those "replacement" Boks just not up to it and Steyn DOES NOT KICK THE BALL OUT... WHY??? I agree with a lot of the comments of 'daspoort'