Rugby Championship

Boks' All Blacks defeat WORST in 95 years!

2016-10-09 10:09
Captains (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The 93rd Test between the Springboks and All Blacks at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday, sadly, from a South African point of view, once again rewrote the record books for all the wrong reasons.

As it happened: Springboks 15-57 All Blacks

Rugby's fiercest foes first clashed on August 13, 1921 in Dunedin (New Zealand won 13-5) - some 95 years ago.

Saturday's Rugby Championship clash saw the All Blacks run rampant in the second half in particular, scoring a staggering nines to nil in a record-breaking 57-15 victory.

The lopsided 42-point margin of victory was by some distance not only the biggest in the 93 clashes to date, but also saw the most points scored in a single Test by the All Blacks against the Boks.

The fact those records came in a match in South Africa makes it even more galling to stomach.

In their earlier Rugby Championship clash in Christchurch three weekends ago, the All Blacks' 41-13 victory had been the joint third-biggest in history - at that stage.

The Springboks' biggest margin of victory remains 17 points, when Phil Mostert's 1928 team won 17-0 at Kingsmead in Durban in the fourth Test between the sides. The overall record now reads: Played 93, All Blacks 55, South Africa 35, Draws 3.

Current Springbok coach Allister Coetzee now "boasts" the unenviable "record" of overseeing South Africa's first ever home defeat to Ireland, the Springboks' first defeat to Argentina in Argentina and now the worst-ever defeat to New Zealand.

Coetzee's record at the helm of the national side reads: Played 9, won 4, lost 5 for a 44% win ratio.

The two sides won't clash for a 94th time until the 2017 Rugby Championship.

Who the Springbok coach at that stage is, remains to be seen...

Happy All Blacks supporters (Gallo Images)

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