Rugby Championship

Boks: 222 minutes without a try

2016-10-10 14:06
Mzwandile Stick (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Springboks' attack - or lack thereof - has been exposed when one looks at how long it's been since they crossed the whitewash.

Bryan Habana's try in the 18th minute of the Boks' 41-13 defeat to the All Blacks in Christchurch on September 17 was the last time the Boks recorded a five-pointer.

Since then, the Boks went tryless for the remainder of that match, the whole of the Test against the Wallabies at Loftus Versfeld and the record-breaking horror defeat to New Zealand in Durban last Saturday.

Forgetting injury-time, that's a 222 minutes without a try!

So dire was the Boks' attack in this year's Rugby Championship that in six Tests they scored a paltry eight tries (1.33 per match).

How frightening a stat then that the All Blacks scored more (nine) on Saturday alone!

The All Blacks, unsurprisingly, topped the try scoring charts with 38, followed by the Wallabies with 13 and Argentina with 11.

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