Div pleased with record win

2011-09-22 15:17

Auckland - While he again insisted a rugby coach could never be completely satisfied, Springbok mentor Peter de Villiers said on Thursday he was pleased with his team's 87-0 victory over Namibia in Auckland.

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"I am very pleased with what we achieved today," De Villiers said.

"We started off loose, got our act together and when we stuck to our guns and played our match, we actually scored more points.

"It just shows you that it is a team game, and if individuals get ahead of themselves, sometimes the team will lose out."

South Africa's victory over their Southern African neighbours marked another milestone for the team as they bettered their Rugby World Cup winning margin of 66 points which was set against Uruguay in 2003.

De Villiers praised Bok skipper John Smit for ensuring the side lifted their game after a relatively unimpressive first half.

"Hats off to John for regrouping the team and getting things back on track," he said.

The Springboks kept a clean sheet after leaking only three points against Fiji last week, and have only conceded one try from three games - in their opening match against Wales in Wellington.

De Villiers said his squad had placed a lot of emphasis on their defence - under tackling specialist Jacques Nienaber - and that they now considered themselves to be among the best in that department.

"I said last week that we take pride in our defence and our try line," he said.

"We want to keep everyone out if we can, but we also understand that we can't always control those kinds of things.

"We work very hard on our systems defensively and in three games now we have showed that we are really up with the best."

The Bok coach, who has become far more tactful when addressing the media, would not accept that the mistakes his charges had made in the first half would have been capitalised on far more effectively by more formidable opponents.

"If it were another team we would have done things differently, so we can't assume that another team would have punished us, for we may not have made the same mistakes against another team," he said.

"You are talking about a perfect world and we are not in a perfect world, we are in New Zealand.

"We actually know that we are playing against the best in the whole world."


  • ANC Comrade - 2011-09-22 15:25

    If Chilliboy was captain they would have done better.

      StaalBurgher - 2011-09-22 15:38

      Daar is altyd een drol in die drink water...

      MM - 2011-09-22 15:40

      please ignore this guy...just want to stir things up...

      cj - 2011-09-22 15:41

      Haha, nice try.

      gekko - 2011-09-22 15:43

      Nice one troll.

      Derek - 2011-09-22 15:43

      Chillidoy is a DA supporter

      Tamatie! - 2011-09-22 15:43

      nee fk Julias, moet jy nie by 'n hearing wees nie!

      marco - 2011-09-22 16:09

      Chiliboy Ralepelle was chosen as captain of the Springboks before in their final tour match against the World XV in Leicester at the Walker Stadium in December 2006 under Coach Jake White tenure.The Boks won that game 32-7.That game marked the 100 year centenary of the Springboks' first game abroad played in 1906. He had also led the South African under-21 side before that at the under-21 World Cup in France in June 2006.Jake White,once said in Cape Town when he had to report back to the President’s Council,that "he was excited about Ralepelle as a leader and was looking forward to seeing what he would do at the helm of the national team at the Walker Stadium".At the time Chiliboy Ralepelle was our first black African to lead South Africa on the rugby field,and he could also at the time have been the youngest ever Springbok captain. Having been tested positive for methylhexaneamine he needs to be careful.

      ANC Comrade - 2011-09-22 16:10

      @Marco There is a first for everything. Just like Errol Tobias was the first black man to play rugby for South Africa!

      Face - 2011-09-22 16:10

      @anc contrad - I bet you are a frustrated white busdriver.....

      Tools1 - 2011-09-22 16:16

      @marco - Bet you next year when Pdv's cotract expires the powers that be will make sure that Chilliboy, and I have no problem with him personaly and rate him as a player, is made Springbok captain. And this of course makes Bismark the unluckiest player in the history of the game with regard to the current disposition with John Smit.

      supporter - 2011-09-22 16:32

      shame you poor boy

      marco - 2011-09-22 18:22

      @Tools 1 There are two fundamental,immutable,universal truths in selecting your team CAPTAIN.Whether or not the current coach PDV or his future successors realizes that or not or whether even SARU knows what that is or not.And a prime example of these universal truths in motion is when you look at the English Premier League football and two of its longest serving MANAGERS in Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United and Arsene Wenger of Arsenal Football Club or the Gunners. Sir Alex Ferguson chose central defender Nemanja Vidic as his captain at the start of the season,a guy who is fit,very strong in defence and the best leader on the pitch for United.Arsene Wenger on the other hand picked Robin Van Persie as his captain because Van Persie is their best player,not the best leader on the pitch,but the best player as a central forward striker that scores goals. And there's the difference:Do you pick your best player as captain or the best leader of players as your captain to win you things?Granted PDV is no Alex Ferguson but the principle of the matter remains the same.

      Dan - 2011-09-22 18:35

      Give it to the man, Smit played a great game. Hats of to him.

      anfield - 2011-09-22 20:56

      Chilliboy had been Captain, who would have done better? Namibia? yes you are probably correct...........Comrade lol

      karsten.kaminski - 2011-09-23 01:13

      ANC Comrade please don't be a stupid. Rather stick to politics / ANCYL or foorball. Good luck with your march next week and don't forget your crowbar for the looting.

      Kyle - 2011-09-23 08:06

      you know what anc(another not clever) comrade, you are such an idiot, chilliboy, could probably not even spell rugby, he is there cause of the tan he has.......stupid clown

      Stefan - 2011-09-23 08:48

      If Chilli Boy was Captain Bismarck would have sit on the bench so Chilliboy would also get it from the public comrade, I should leave quickly for the euros though if my name were Bismarck as we all know who they have marked as Captain after this worldcup. Note though I do think Chilliboy is a good player but Bismarck is the best and a real injustice have been done to him and with the trent it will not stop when johno diesel motor smit retire.

      The Hock - 2011-09-23 12:23

      I rate Chilliboy as a player but unfortunately with John Smit at captain, the poor guy just hasn't been given enough game time. He didn't look fantastic on the field yesterday, and just isn't as on-form as Bismarck. Feel bad for both of them, but at the same time, glad that John Smit is looking much better and have a hell of a lot of respect for him.

  • DS - 2011-09-22 15:25

    Great job boys - carry it through to the rest of the tournament !

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-22 16:38

      YEAH...Great job boys!!!!!!! Pity they played so KUK against the LOWEST RATED TEAM AT THE 2011 RWC!!!!!! Looks like SAMOA CAN BEAT them...

      RandomDude - 2011-09-22 19:40

      Only way Samoa beats us is if we allow them to.

      karsten.kaminski - 2011-09-23 01:30

      @AMS-Dammer you sound highly intelligent. If our boys played so "KAK (Not KUK you ignoramus)" why watch the match or take an interest? Are you an AB supporter?. F@#CK off my friend we don't need your type here, coincidently I heard there's going to be a march up north next week with loads of violence and looting. Check-list should be gun, panga, crowbar etc.... Go wild and have fun

  • notapnala - 2011-09-22 15:27

    Brilliant continuity.

      Johnny-BB - 2011-09-22 15:38

      ....against weak teams ..... .....the big guns are still waiting.....

      DeonL - 2011-09-22 15:48

      Well done, but our biggest mistake now can be complacency. This killed NZ in previous years, I hope we have a close game against Samoa.

  • Han Solo - 2011-09-22 15:27

    I wouldn't call that a win, more like a massacre.

  • talkischeap - 2011-09-22 15:31

    PdV can sleep peacefully tonight

      Johnny-BB - 2011-09-22 15:40

      ......I don't think so .......

      Andy49 - 2011-09-23 15:04

      PdV still sleeping with Johnny boy.

  • Ruggerman - 2011-09-22 15:33

    Well done PdV, Smit and the team!

      Balhaar - 2011-09-22 15:44

      Will you say the same about PdV and Smit after the WC was won by NZ.

      Johnny-BB - 2011-09-22 15:44

      ...enjoy it while it lasts.... .......2011 World Champions..?? ....All Blacks...!!!!!

      Tamatie! - 2011-09-22 15:52

      Balhaar, jy's 'n suur drol hoor!!!!

      Razz-ma-Tazz - 2011-09-22 15:52

      @Johnny-BB. The best statement of the day. The writing is already on the wall. WC 2011 Champs - AB. Everybody in SA is on a HIGH today because the PROTEAS made them proud with their Runaway victory. After their Samoa match will they all be on a LOW & after the Quarters will they be FLAT OUT!!!! Thereafter will PdV be fired. This is SA sports.

      Balhaar - 2011-09-22 15:55

      @Tamatie. Jou gesig gaan soos jou naam wees, belowe.

      Face - 2011-09-22 16:15

      Balhaar se laaste woorde : Ek het geen Balhaar op my kop nie!!

      Tamatie! - 2011-09-22 17:41


      aboriginal - 2011-09-22 18:59

      I second that, Ruggerman.

  • paul.maarman - 2011-09-22 15:34

    Jacques Nienaber - hats off to the man of defence!

  • Kuppy - 2011-09-22 15:42

    No big deal beating Namibia, lets see how they do against better teams. The Pumas would beat Namibia.

      SA-FAN - 2011-09-22 16:11

      Yes i know Argentinia (AKA Pumas) would beat Namibia because they are higher ranked :)

      Kuppy - 2011-09-22 16:25

      @sa-fan I did not mean the Pumas in Argentina i ment the Pumas in South Africa.

      jase880 - 2011-09-22 17:58

      No, the Pumas are stronger. I reckon Namibia is about as strong at the Bulls right now. Waahahahahaha.

      pants - 2011-09-22 18:22

      Kuppy..... Let the adults speak now, from your spelling you are clearly a child, A child with learning disabilities.

      Kuppy - 2011-09-22 19:59

      @Pants you sound like one of those bok surporters with rose tinted specticles on, beating Namibia is no real feat, wake up man play the ball not the man. Oh!......... i surpose you one of those people who think Div is a great coach and the boks are going to walk the semis and final get real.

      pants - 2011-09-22 21:00

      Kuppy you one of those people that make assumptions about what other people think. I believe that that if the Boks do well it will be despite having a terrible coach. You are the one saying incredibly stupid things about certain teams beating Namibia. have a little respect for the teams. weather you like it or not the springboks are ranked number 2 and despite not playing in the first 2 world cups have a better record than AB's. If you don't like SA or the Boks don't make idiotic unconstructive comments on SA news sights......PUNK

      The Hock - 2011-09-23 12:29

      Hey be nice to PDivvy - I'm proud of the way the Boks have been playing lately and a lot of credit has to go to the coaching staff. (It hurts to say that but it has to be said)

  • lorrenzo - 2011-09-22 15:44

    i guess you are just seeking attention and you came to the wrong place,i'm black and i say go away with mentality

  • JD - 2011-09-22 15:45

    Yes and if you had a brain you would also have done better

  • Anneleen - 2011-09-22 15:47

    Well done Bokke...for improving on your winning margin and conceding only 1 try. Go Bokke!!!

      Andrew - 2011-09-22 15:57

      How does one concede a try at 87 - 0?

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-22 16:03

      1 try in the past 3 matches...

      SA-FAN - 2011-09-22 16:13

      Lol andrew are you sleeping we all knew Anneleen meant the whole world cup campaign so far

      Anneleen - 2011-09-22 16:21

      ...hi all...oops..still suffering from Bok-induced-fever...! :) in my haste to post the comment, the important part of the sentence was lost...!

      Blikskottel - 2011-09-22 16:28

      I guess you meant the one try conceded against Wales??? Twenty tries for and one against thus far for the "boring" Bokke - but let us not get ahead of ourselves. Hence forth every game gets tougher depending how far we go Samoa, probably Australia, possibly New Zealand, and then maybe the final

  • Jacques Ackermann - 2011-09-22 16:09

    i must say the whole squad is playing very well at the moment and the coaching staff are starting to look better and better per game. we just were very rattled in the first half trying to make to many things happen. second half was much better. still feel we played below par but we managed to get 87 points so that says a lot. i am just very please with out backline performance old franna steyn is playing like a demon and it shows in the type of ball the backline is generating. now its the crunch game against those coconut lovers samoa. much more riding on that game. hopefully we can take them out and book a place against those sheep/boy lovers the wobblies. we know how they play so we should be in for that game. just would love it if we placed more effort on securing our own rucks and keep the ball for longer. we have been lucky up to thus far but the top teams target those areas.

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-22 16:47

      Sorry to burst your bubble Jacques.... The BOKS are on a high today.... and will have 8 day to enjoy the win... then they come up against a MEANEST MACHINE of the South Pacific....the guys that STOMPED THE AUSSIES!!!!! Lets hope they don't become COMPLACENT and TOSS THE GAME AWAY against SAMOA! Then it is ALL FALL DOWN stories!!!

      FJ2 - 2011-09-22 20:10

      AMS-Dammer: The meanest machine of the South Pacific will lose by a minimum of 20. And then the Bokke will bend the Aussies so bad that Quade Cooper's turds (and I don't mean McCaw) will look like corkscrews for the rest of his life.

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-22 23:03

      HAHAHAHAHA! FJ2 Lets hope so!

  • Jannie - 2011-09-22 16:10

    @ All the allblacks supporters on here: Atleast they couldn't get over our line, or socre any points against us. Not like the Ab Vs Japan..... Pffft Japan scored a try against u idiots rofl, and yes we know it was a interception.... SO WHAT...a try is a try Go bokke. Amabokkebokke BO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      RandomDude - 2011-09-22 19:53

      Let's add , Japan's B team scored a try against them .

      MJ - 2011-09-22 23:42

      Let's add - Japan are a professional side ranked 13 (2 higher than Fiji) that would have smoked Namibia (ranked 20) also. The AB's would have put 150 points on this sorry excuse for a rugby team.

  • Bill - 2011-09-22 16:13

    This was not much different to clubbing baby seals on the Alaskan ice. It does not serve rugby to have games like this, no matter what anybody says about the losers "learning so much" from the game. Most of the Namibian team play their regular rugby outside the country, the lessons learned, if any, are taken back to places like the Wanderers in Johannesburg, so what is the point?

  • pants - 2011-09-22 16:16

    hahahahahahahaah.... Idiot I bet chilliboy votes DA.

  • Drewka - 2011-09-22 16:19

    This MUST be said: I am extremely impressed by way that PdV & the Boks handle the media. No arrogance, no funny stuff, just business.... I'm so proud to be a Springbok supporter, and have a feeling this team are better prepared than in 2007. It’s as if there is a sense of calmness within the Springbok camp, and my hat goes off to John Smit, PdV and the management team…. Even if they fail to make it in the quarters or semis or even the finals, they showed more sportsmanship than any other team in the competition…. GO BOKKE!!!!

  • draaft - 2011-09-22 16:22

    Hougie just showed is habana *20000000000000 on wing, but hes not that hot at 9... Funny how, we raped them in the scrums, but when smit moved to tighhead, beast seemed under lots of pressure.... Another thing was how lowkey Bakkies and Schalk were... My last observation is that the boks SERIOUSLY need to stop giving Lambie hospital passes, I mean REALLY, against Samoa, that will mean the end of his World Cup, via broken back...

      Theo - 2011-09-22 16:29

      The coach said he wont play Smit as a prop , what happened Smit is the so called hero for playing 80mins our glory boy , against a d grade team I predicate problems going forward with the team , players are going to get p@#$ed off , as there seems to be this drive to play Smit at all cost, Bismarck should be getting at lot more game time.

      Bosj - 2011-09-23 12:56

      @draaft, rape is not the right word. Try dominated or pulverised , etc. you get my drift...thanks

  • chris - 2011-09-22 16:23

    Anc Comrade don't be a racist

  • Ollie - 2011-09-22 16:34

    Hello they were playing Namibia!!!!

  • JoJo - 2011-09-22 16:40

    Well done Bokke!!!!

  • BloodRiver - 2011-09-22 16:40

    I cant wait for the Wallabies to klap the Springkaks.

      Drewka - 2011-09-22 17:00

      The Wabalies should first try to klap one of the smaller teams like the Irish.....

      BloodRiver - 2011-09-22 17:03

      The Zambucks hardly did any better against Wales....What with the unawarded kick over the posts..

      Drewka - 2011-09-22 17:20

      Laat ek raai BloodRiver..... jy bly in Australie, en jou ou Suid Afrikaanse vlag hang bo jou bed, met 'n foto van Treurnicht op jou bedkassie. Shame man, hoe voel dit om 'n Zulu te wees in bloedrivier????

      Jamal - 2011-09-22 17:26

      @BloodRiver, So you say losing is better than winning. Did you get a "G" for woodwork

      Blikskottel - 2011-09-22 17:57

      The Wallabies gonna get klapped by the Eagles tomorrow. Go USA!

      pants - 2011-09-22 18:29

      Bloodriver (aka "that time of the month") 2 points. 1)Experts have shown that the Welsh did in fact miss. 2) experts have also shown that Welsh try was forward. Regardless, Wales played well but not well enough. Ireland on the other hand bullied the "Crims" (criminals) into submission.

      Backstabber - 2011-09-22 18:41

      BloodRiver = Flowing River = Rob Jones = BCC = Tshepo = Maori = Legend = my preciousssssssssssss Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe

      Rory - 2011-09-22 18:59

      Jammie nope that was Julius who flunked woodwork, think you on wrong page

      FJ2 - 2011-09-22 20:15

      The Boks are going to murder the Wallabies. And then we're going to wipe our asses with Nonu's locks and McCaw's little 'kwêvoëlkuifie'.

      Kuppy - 2011-09-22 20:31

      @pants there you go again, all you can do is insult people you miserable little man to call Australians criminals you are the sort who will run to Perth the minute the sh*t hits the fan here. Go learn your history and you will see where so many white South African emigrants hale from you duckweed.

      pants - 2011-09-22 21:17

      @Kuppy insult were insult is due. I, unlike you actually have a lot of respect for all the teams and players that have made it to the WC. AS for calling the OZ'ies crims its a standing joke watch or listen to alternative rugby commentary. But then I could not possibly expect a person who uses the "duckweed" to have a clue.....I must thank you though, it had me in stitches. Like I said before let the adults talk now, child.

  • TinnyTim - 2011-09-22 16:51

    I wouldnt get ahead of ourselves with the win, we havent played any of the big guns, untill then caution to praise should prevail!!!

  • granadilla - 2011-09-22 17:29

    well done bokke

  • Tyler7441 - 2011-09-22 19:20

    SO sick of seeing hateful comments of readers who THINK they know what the hell they talking about and that THINK they can play better than our representing team that was sent to NZ. Who the HELL are you??! If you think you're better get off your fat asses and go try out for the team! So much Pressure is put on players like Habana, Smit and Spies because ***holes like you and the media rip them apart but yet are the first to praise them when they score. Support your TEAM and be proud! GO BOKKE! Take on AuS and NZ! To be the best you've gotta BeAt the best! Bring That Webb Ellis Trophy home where it belongs!!!

  • cowbwouy - 2011-09-23 10:25

    this deserves a boka jive

  • Borris the Blade - 2011-09-23 10:38

    The Boks are going to murder the Wallabies. And then we're going to wipe our asses with Nonu's locks and McCaw's little 'kwêvoëlkuifie'. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nawe - 2011-09-23 11:13

    @ Derek Chillidoy is a D.a supporter not Chilliboy.

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