Boks survive Samoan assault

2011-09-30 11:22

Auckland - Defending champions South Africa qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals but not after a desperate struggle to fight off Samoa 13-5 and stay unbeaten at North Harbour on Friday.

The Springboks led 13-0 at halftime but failed to score for the last 53 minutes as they withstood a furious comeback from the Samoans, who finished a man down for the last 10 minutes after fullback Paul Williams was sent off.

Samoa needed to beat South Africa for the first time in seven encounters and hope Fiji downed Wales on Sunday and they put the Springboks under enormous pressure in the second half.

South Africa will now face either Ireland, Australia or Italy in next weekend's quarter-finals, while the World Cup is over for the never-say-die Samoans.

"Everybody called this the pool of death, we knew it was going to be tough, and we had a helluva pool to get through, but we're through it now and it's all systems go," Springbok coach Peter De Villiers said.

In a thriller the Springboks' greater composure under pressure proved the difference as the Samoans threw everything at them.

"Our defence is our strong point at the moment and that's how you win tournaments with great defence," match skipper Victor Matfield said.

The Samoans were disappointed to go down after a mighty struggle and felt they had a few calls go against them.

Skipper Mahroni Schwalger said:"We're pretty disappointed, but I'm proud of the boys, they gave all they had and the referee was hard on us, a few calls went against us."

The Springboks dominated the set pieces and were ruthless in counter-rucks, often pilfering the ball off the Samoans in a rip-roaring first half.

Centre Frans Steyn missed the first of his three long-range penalty attempts before the flying Bryan Habana scored his record 40th Test try in the ninth minute.

Frans Steyn set up the movement with a bumping midfield run before Schalk Burger, Jaque Fourie and Bismarck du Plessis moved play to the left wing for a diving Habana to score in David Lemi's tackle.

Morne Steyn's conversion had the Boks 7-0 ahead with the advantage of a stiff following wind.

South Africa pulled further ahead when Frans Steyn landed a booming 53m penalty with the wind.

Kane Thompson cost Samoa another three points with ill-discipline in a disintegrating scrum and Morne Steyn added the penalty for 13-0.

Frans Steyn audaciously attempted a massive 63m penalty off another scrum penalty but he was just wide minutes later.

Habana hobbled off seven minutes after the resumption with an injured left knee to be replaced by Francois Hougaard and he was followed by lock Danie Rossouw, who went straight down the players' tunnel to treat a cut.

Samoa hit back with number eight George Stowers storming over in the 51st minute off a Pisi pass, but Pisi missed the conversion to trail 13-5.

The Samoans got a bad call from referee Nigel Owens after Lemi made an electrifying break and was penalised in Patrick Lambie's tackle when replays showed he had not been held in the tackle and the pressure was off the Springboks.

Schwalger lost the ball over the line as Samoa continued to threaten, but the match boiled over in the 70th minute when fullback Paul Williams received a straight red card for striking Heinrich Brussow.

Brussow thrashed out at Williams to get release from a maul and the Samoan fullback got off the ground and retaliated by striking him in the face.

Springbok John Smit came off the bench for his record 110th Test but only lasted two minutes before he was yellow carded for a deliberate knock on as the game threatened to get out of hand.

But South Africa hung on for their tightest win over Samoa and boost their chances of back-to-back Webb Ellis Cups.


South Africa:

Try: Bryan Habana
Conversion: Morne Steyn
Penalties: Frans Steyn, Morne Steyn


Try: George Stowers

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South Africa:

15 Pat Lambie, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Frans Steyn 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 John Smit, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Jean de Villiers

15 Paul Williams, 14 David Lemi, 13 Seilala Mapusua, 12 Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 George Stowers, 7 Maurie Faasavalu, 6 Taiasina Tuifua, 5 Kane Thompson, 4 Daniel Leo, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Mahonri Schwalger (captain), 1 Sakaria Taulafo

Substitutes: 16 Ole Avei, 17 Anthony Perenise, 18 Logovi'i Mulipola, 19 Ofisa Treviranus, 20 Filipo Lavea Levi, 21 Junior Poluleuligaga, 22 George Pisi

Springbok wing Bryan Habana scores in their Rugby World Cup Pool D match against Samoa at North Harbour Stadium. (Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)


  • frukhoda - 2011-09-30 10:21

    All the way!!!

      Ryan - 2011-09-30 12:14

      its a bit worrying where the Boks have to try and survive in a game against a couple of islanders. the Boks got outplayed in the second half by Samoa. Samoa played great, credit to them for doing so much with so few resources.

      Flee - 2011-09-30 13:36

      Ryan... Samoa are an exceptionally physical and large team with their prop weighing in at a huge 135 kg's. To boot they also have pace... SA needed a wake up call to just boost the hunger before the quarters, Samoa gave it now we gonna give more GOOO BOKKE!

      Karoobloed - 2011-09-30 16:21

      We struggled. Kudos to the Samoans. After the match their captain said: "The boys gave it all tonight for our people, and for our country". Amen. I am relieved that we won, but the Boks certainly are not entering the knockout stages on a roll. I am not blaming the PdV coaching team or the perhaps over-experienced selections or Saffa style Rugby or politics. We will not, and should not, win every RWC. Realistically the men in Black will lift that trophy this year and deservedly so. But like all loyal sports fans from all different nations I will cheer my national team on until the bitter end. Win or lose.

      StaalBurgher - 2011-09-30 20:22

      Defense was good yes but we threw away the ball we had in their half and squandered several try scoring positions. I found the game frustrating. The result is a few steps back. Not saying that we should've smashed them 50-0 but we should've at least scored another 1/2 tries. If we repeat this performance against Australia we will lose.

      nzbro - 2011-10-01 00:09

      Quote: [On last night's evidence, South Africa are not the team people feared after they thumped the hapless Fijians and over-matched Namibians. Samoa rattled them to the core. The Boks lost all accuracy as the sheer physicality of the Samoans disturbed their equilibrium.]

      Karoobloed - 2011-10-01 00:39

      nzbro, taking pleasure in the struggles of other teams has never seemed classy to me. There are many reasons why teams struggle, and some of them have nothing to do with Rugby potential. There is no need for you to act like you are doubting yourself, or your own team. Why do you not just rather celebrate the great form of the All Blacks on an AB supporter website. Like the good New Zealander you wish to be?

      nzbro - 2011-10-01 01:47

      Karoobloed dont know where you coming from bro but I am not taking pleasure as you claim, but merely reminding most of the blinkered bok fans as I have been doing for years that the boks are not as great as they would like to believe.Beating fiji, namibia etc made the boks look good but that was not the real picture was it? I have also being warning on this site against samoa & wales before the rwc started and got ridiculed for my comments hence my responses.The quote above is not my opinion but that of another (NZ Herald) and I simply wanted to demonstrate that I am not the only one with that kind of thinking.I dont foul mouth nor get personal but you must admit that there are many bok fans here just begging for that very type of response by their derogatory comments & at times I must admit I find it hard to resist a response. It would be more pleasant if all comments was done in a respectful manner focusing on the subject at hand but alas the world wide web attracts all sorts especially those who should not have access at all. I noted on several posts your comments were pleasant to read.Others should follow your lead. I do celebrate the AB form with my fellow kiwis in person and on other sites. Being a NZ rwc makes it a special occasion to be a little more outspoken on the AB opposition.My favourite dislike being the Ozzys

      KG - 2011-10-01 01:52

      @Karoobloed I like your attitude! :) I watched this game and I though it was a highly physical and enjoyable match between two very passionate sides. I wish that some of my fellow countrymen weren't quick to give us a bad name, but I'm a Kiwi and I enjoy the rugby and what other sides such as SA and Samoa and others put forward! What I've really enjoyed so far are the so called 'minnow' teams giving others a huge run for their money, particularly early in the pool games, whether they've pulled off a win or not, it's exciting for the future of rugby that others can play against the top-gun teams competitively. Enjoy the games :)

      pants - 2011-10-01 02:09

      @nzbro.... hey BRO or is that BRA can never get that right . you speak of bok supporters having blinkers on, why not take your's off. AB's have choked how many times? go into WC as favourites almost every year ..... and yet no trophy.... I don't make comments on NZ news sights why do you feel the need to make it on SA sights? ..... Oh of course because you are a Tik smoking toothless wonder with Daddy issues.

  • ProudBok - 2011-09-30 10:25

    GO Boys!

      aus_beats_sa - 2011-09-30 12:27

      Boys? They're grand dads.. Lol

      stack - 2011-09-30 13:01

      hahah Poloyatonki, cos that's the colour of their away rugby jerseys .... see ?

      oomtas - 2011-09-30 13:13

      aus_beats_sa u should do stand-up you're very funny...not

      BokBru - 2011-09-30 13:22

      @Poloyantonki, maybe you can explain to your friend why Bafana is only black.

      steve - 2011-09-30 13:31

      @Poloyatonki Dont fix it if it aint broken and stop hating. Springboks represent the entire South Africans. Why everything has to be about race? Grow up son!!!

      Johan - 2011-09-30 13:42

      Yes Polio-donkey, you can't explain anything!

      tut - 2011-09-30 14:04

      @polywannacracka - dont explain. Just accept that some things in life surpass your intelligence query and that its ok to walk upright once in a while.

      djaggalas babbelas - 2011-09-30 14:17

      @Poly, did not know you had any friends. Good on you mate!

  • mikegd - 2011-09-30 10:25

    Oooo! England will be soooo upset at the Boks white strip. Handbags at dawn guys!!! Are you listening AB's?

      Gavin_H - 2011-09-30 11:51

      Wake up Mike - white has always been the Bok's alternate strip. Unlike the black that the Poms are using this year

      100%RSA - 2011-09-30 14:02

      Gavin H - since when do the AB's have the exclusive use of black clothing?

      Trueblackkiw - 2011-10-01 00:18

      So Mikegd, if the Poms came to SA and decided to play in a green and gold away strip you'd be fine with that?? AB's don't own the colour & never claimed to, if you reread the articles the NZRU had no problem with it, it was, as always, the media kicking up a stink.

      Da Negroid - 2011-10-01 00:51

      I for one am not impressed with the white colour scheme, I think it's racist. For an African country I would expect it to be black, or at least a black and white mix.

  • GrahamB - 2011-09-30 10:26

    Maori (the troll) should be banned from making negative comments at every opportunity on every rugby article. It's derogatory to the 99.99% of Bok supporters that read news24.

      mario borchards - 2011-09-30 10:33

      it is amazing to see the same people commenting on this site all the time. this is not your profile page on facebook people. get a life or a job! Give others a chance with some fresh comments and ideas!!!!

      sinvol - 2011-09-30 10:35

      She must be very afraid of the Bok team to be reading all the articles. Best thing is to ignore her, like we are doing now with Juliass!

      Colin - 2011-09-30 11:16

      Not defamatory if the person is a Troll Maori, and in your case the prima facie would indicate you most certainly are one.

      wombles - 2011-09-30 12:11

      maori i found your teeth ps you should change your name you're not worth the soles of a true maori

      Mikus - 2011-09-30 12:31

      Johnny - you should really try your best to lift a finger and indicate to someone come visiting hours - your medication is just not working anymore. Here's my shot at humanitarianism - Samoa lost you poor vegetated sod!

  • DeonL - 2011-09-30 10:26

    So far so good, don't let it slip.

  • Troep - 2011-09-30 10:28

    I am a bok fan, but hell must they keep kicking possession away? Lets see some attacking rugby in the second half..........

      Uthikoloshe - 2011-09-30 11:41

      I wonder the same. I kept loosing my net connex during the game took a minute to reload each time. everytime I get back on samoa has the ball. Everytime SA run up feild i think...yeah it will be a penalty throw in on the half way agaist us in 5...4....3.....2...phjweeep penalty.

      OnSide - 2011-09-30 12:09

      If you don't have the ball, you can't win. That is the economics of rugby. Plain and simple. There is a place for kicking in rugby, if it is done with some brains, but the mindless kicking by the Boks is just not on. @Maori, you hit the nail on the head. A kicking game against the Ozzies will be fatal.

      Sjamies - 2011-09-30 12:18

      @Maori. It was only a few weeks ago that Samoa beat Australia before the world cup. Interesting, hay?

      theprodigy - 2011-09-30 14:06

      agree Morne Steyn sucked, he kick all the ball into the oppositions hands, Snor you had better stop this before its too late>

  • Free_At_Last - 2011-09-30 10:30

    Its a walk in the park, and what a try by Habana. No. 40 and counting....Go Bokke

      Ryan - 2011-09-30 12:18

      walk in the park ?? time to lay off the puff bro. Boks were under cosiderable pressure in the second half against a tiny island team with far less resources than them

  • Lionel - 2011-09-30 10:31

    I would not say that 13-0 at halftime is a commanding lead. I would rather refer to it as a satisfactory lead.

  • alexvanwyk - 2011-09-30 10:43

    Brilliant try by Habana. Go Bokke! Hoy hoy hoy

  • Bokke - 2011-09-30 10:52

    Shosholoza Die Boks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ollie van den Hever - 2011-09-30 10:58

    Maori shame trying to get some attention. We are not known as chokers like the All Blacks suck on that one matey. We have won twice and might just make it three times. We Bok supporters understand why you so upset. hehehehe We all cant be winners.

  • khutso.b - 2011-09-30 11:07

    agg....we dont need politics here.... why fuel racism?

  • Frankielane - 2011-09-30 11:14

    Rubbish..........get a damn life you idiot

  • alessandroz067 - 2011-09-30 11:15

    Tusi Pisi... #thatisall

  • rockurassoff - 2011-09-30 11:17

    Looks like Somoans are out to hurt our players... Dirty game, how disgusting!!!

      Stephan - 2011-09-30 11:56

      I agree, and I don't like these type of games where teams like Samoa, Fiji, Tonga etc play "coconut-rugby" with the sole objective to inflict as much physical damage as possible under the banner of rugby. It cannot be good for rugby....

      Chief Kok - 2011-09-30 12:24

      Didn't the minister ordered them to MOER HULLE. Now they got MOERED. Hahaha!!!

      Cape-Coloured - 2011-09-30 14:00

      @ Kevin. Why do you have to be racists? ('you toothless wonders from the Cape!!!!) . Not all coloureds are toothless and not all coloureds support the AB's.

      theprodigy - 2011-09-30 14:11

      the Kiwis couldn't have asked for an easier set up, SA in the pool of death with Fiji & Samoa perfectly placed to soften up the Boks in the pool , Aus & the Boks facing off in the couldn't get better for they can't win this WC then they are really chokers.

  • Paul - 2011-09-30 11:20

    80 minutes of a pretty useless ref.

      Troep - 2011-09-30 11:29

      SA also played crap, all they did was defend and kick?? Can we not let the ball do the work.....

      Ian - 2011-09-30 11:48

      And I suppose you are a qualified assessor? Considering the intensity of the game and the off-ball incidents, I think he did very well.

      tHeOrAcLe - 2011-09-30 12:16

      @Paul I agree, they defend so much because they allow it to happen. WHY KICK AWAY POSSESSION

      Daz - 2011-09-30 12:24

      @Ian Is Paul not allowed an opinion. You gave us your opinion, thinking the ref did well. So tell us, are you a qualified assessor? Jerk!

      rheinhardt.peens - 2011-09-30 13:28

      Ref missed a good game, so many high tackles missed, knock on's, no he had a shocker!!!

  • NZdreamer - 2011-09-30 11:24

    Go bokke!! Samoa played so dirty, it's a shame! Well done Boks!

      rockurassoff - 2011-09-30 11:32

      I agree - very very dirty game by Samoa!

      Chief Kok - 2011-09-30 12:27

      Nice to see it anyway. The boks think they can get away with dirty play all the time. Now they got from their own medicine. Where were Bismark? Pity that thug, Bakkies did not play.

      RandomDude - 2011-09-30 13:28

      Says Chief Kok the internet warrior

      Jim - 2011-09-30 14:05

      chief COCK

      FJ2 - 2011-09-30 14:12

      @Chief Kok: You heard any complaints from any Boks about the Samoans play? Zilch! But hear the cries when the handbags start flying ... and the tears ... and the moans ...

      all black - 2011-09-30 14:33

      if you minus all the Samoans in the All Blacks which is 9 of them.... yea no further comments...

      all black - 2011-09-30 14:33

      if you minus all the Samoans in the All Blacks which is 9 of them.... yea no further comments...

  • LiraShea - 2011-09-30 11:28

    Can you fools not even enjoy a game of rugby before getting embroilled in the idiocy of politics. Is there not enough political inteference in sport as it is?

  • shellerjc - 2011-09-30 11:30

    WELL DONE BOYSSSSSSS - The Cup is going to be OURS - Well Done We are so proud of you

      Maori - 2011-09-30 11:59

      proud of that performance - you must be on drugs!!

      pants - 2011-09-30 12:20

      Maori you are an idiot.... Samoa played dirty through out, they had nothing to loose so could afford to play like that. Samoa beat the crims.....the shackle dragging ,sheep shagging idiots are going to get pomped.

      Joquim - 2011-09-30 12:24

      It is the sign of a great team to play badly and still win. GO BOKKE

      Johnny-BB - 2011-09-30 12:45

      ...Proteas definately out in quarter final... ..........Go All Blacks..!!!!

      Durbanpoison - 2011-09-30 13:43

      @ Johnny-BB... you said the same thing against Wales and Fiji.. F*ck you are boring....

      brok3news - 2011-09-30 16:12

      Johnny-BB - you aren't as anonymous as you think you country-less troll :)

      oclee62 - 2011-10-01 05:59

      @Moanie-BB -- The Palm Trees lost -- beaten by a Green Wave -- get over it!!!!!!!

  • 209 - 2011-09-30 11:32

    Well done.. atleast we can rely on u unlike the soccer team...

      Flee - 2011-09-30 15:12

      And the chokers.. I mean cricket team LOL.....

  • slg - 2011-09-30 11:32

    There has to be a way of disempowering a referee who is having a bad game. Two or three team appeals during the game would be a first step in the right direction. The IRB is failing big time. Senseless.

  • Mac - 2011-09-30 11:33

    Morne Steyn's up and unders were playing into the hands of the Samoans. He should have kicked for touch as the lineouts are our strength. Tactically, we were naive - Steyn needs to up his game!

      Mike777 - 2011-09-30 12:52

      And he could not tackle today. Between Morne and FDP the possesion was given to the Samoans.

      theprodigy - 2011-09-30 14:04

      Will someone please tell More Steyn to stop kicking up & unders, at least until the boys either chase the kick or catch the ball, this is killing our game, & if Jannie du Plessis gets cited, it will do the team some good, this guy is continually stuffing up & his work rate is about as bad as Matfeild & Bakkies.

  • Conrad Pieterse - 2011-09-30 11:34

    Good Win Boks!!!! Bring the cup back home like in this video:

  • JDW - 2011-09-30 11:34

    Great win Bokke it is just sad that Samoa always play more off the ball than the game, they will get nowhere in world rugby by playing dirty the whole time

      RandomDude - 2011-09-30 12:46

      that's the only hope the plokers had .. if they couldn't win this one they never will . Blind ref , basically a home game , every single dirty trick they could pull .. L O S E R S

  • Jackool - 2011-09-30 11:35

    wow...I lost a lot of respect for Samoa today. They were real dirty and nasty today. The ref let them get away with murder.

  • pop101 - 2011-09-30 11:35

    Hope IRB fire that Ref. Jeeez, he was blind.

  • Hannetjie - 2011-09-30 11:36

    What a relief - well done Bokke but not a convincing win!!!! You WILL have to improve for the quarter finals and play a more attacking game. I know Samoa is a tough team but now it is knock out and we need the best from the Bokke!!!!!

  • Neville - 2011-09-30 11:37

    Morne Steyn must get his act together bad decisions bad kicking

      Dev and Ilze Britton - 2011-09-30 11:39

      Agreed. Morne Steyn was torrid today. Kicking out of hand was shocking, bad decision making and he was a turnstile on defence!!!! Move Lambie to 10 and play Hougaard at fullback!!!

      pop101 - 2011-09-30 11:40

      Agree...he really had a bad game. Useless kicking.

  • ManofGod - 2011-09-30 11:37

    Great game....samoans are quite rough but we did it. Go BOKKE!!

  • Mac - 2011-09-30 11:37

    Somoans were desperate - it showed in their disgustingoff the ball thuggery. Stowers should be cited for consistent dirty play. Not a good game by the boks but you can only play as well as your opponents allow you to. We therefore should have stamped our play but useless kicking by Steyn put a paid to that.

  • pants - 2011-09-30 11:38

    Dirty dirty Samoa.......

      RandomDude - 2011-09-30 13:58

      Should be a M Jackson song .."dirty Samoa eeehh'

  • Jason - 2011-09-30 11:39

    Another fantastic contribution by Captain John Smit!!!

      jbcloete - 2011-09-30 13:49

      @ Johnny-BB you know I have been reading your comments and all you do is harp on about the same thing all the dont have an original thought and also just leave John alone arent worth his old boots

  • Abu Bakr Omar - 2011-09-30 11:40

    Absolute rubbish...laws are in place to ensure the race balance in our economy gains should be about the best 15 to play for the national squad. The Bokke make us proud, not that bafana don't but the Bokke are a winning formula so please...stop thinking about your little ego' a south African, what is best for OUR country's rugby team...ask De Villiers!

  • Sparky - 2011-09-30 11:40

    Shocking call ref!!!!! 1. John Smit almost got the ball. 2. We where on the half way line. 3. We had tons of defenders behind. No try would have been scored. Give a penalty no way a yellow card.

      Dev and Ilze Britton - 2011-09-30 11:48

      Not even a penalty. Knock on at the most!!!

      The Rock - 2011-09-30 12:41

      Agreed, Samoa were Lucky to get a red card, Absolutely shocking. Mind you, based on Nigel (cheat) Owens' past performances reffing Bok games, He had quite a good game!!!???

      The Hock - 2011-09-30 12:53

      I agree... also thought that was absolutely shocking. It's been a long time since John Smit received a yellow card.

  • Optimus-Prime - 2011-09-30 11:41

    well done!

  • Engeltjie - 2011-09-30 11:42

    Fantastic game play by the Bokke!!!! Well done boys you deserve the win!!! Somoa - disgusting game played by you! The BEST team won and they deserved it!!! B O K K E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Goran - 2011-09-30 11:43

    another sub par performance from the boks, unfortunately if you keep playing on the defensive, you will not succeed; the running backs of both New zealand and Australia are bound to pierce our so called "indestructible defense"- we need to keep ball in hand if we are to have any chance of lifting the trophy!!

  • toobos - 2011-09-30 11:44

    Tight game, would be great if we didn't kick away possession when we are on the halfway line.

  • Lancet - 2011-09-30 11:44

    Clearly school's out, judging by the idiotic remarks of Rubbish and others above.

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  • Jim - 2011-09-30 11:46

    This was the crappiest game I have seen for a long time. Playing men without the ball on every occasion, What was there ref doing? Fortunately we have "Rubish"to intertain us with his brainless humour comments.

      KB - 2011-09-30 14:31

      I agree totally. What game was the bloody ref and blindsman watching? It was obvious from the start that Samoa were intent on dirty play. The sending off of John Smit was a bloody joke in comprison to the Samoan thugs. After the ref had warned them, they just got worse. I flippin disgrace and completely against the spirit of the game. The fact that the Boks held back and didn't moer the thugs is testominy to their incredible discipline. The ref deserved a blood clao as well! Go Bokke

  • Shorts1 - 2011-09-30 11:51

    That referee must be the world's worst. Samoa played much of the game totally illegally, getting away continuously with third-party obstruction, off-the-ball physical aggression and numerous dangerously neck-high tackles. A team like this should not be allowed to compete at international level. Someone is going to get seriously injured if they are allowed to carry on like this. Pat Lam was a filthy player in his day and many of the Samoan team members seem to have followed in his footsteps. The assistant referees were equally blind most of the time. A sad day for world rugby.

  • ntombi.ngwenya - 2011-09-30 11:53

    Proudly bokkie suppoter go bokie goooooooo,siyabangena,ngenkani.

  • tony.delucchi - 2011-09-30 11:54

    ....psst there were not so many “white” players the jerseys were WHITE

  • Nobody - 2011-09-30 11:56

    Habana, jou doring!!!

  • Waterboy23 - 2011-09-30 11:56

    This was the worst referee display I have seen this world cup. Nigel is a thug and should be red carded forever. I am really proud of the Spring Boks to beat sixteen men, especially when the sixteenth man was the ref!!!

      Foodforthort - 2011-09-30 12:06

      We must remember there is much bad blood between John Smit & that cretin Owens. I think that Owens has realised that Smit has him sussed out as an ibecilic fool who knows squat about the rules & is only there because he is Paddy O'Brien's lover. A good ref should not be noticed during the game not like this loudmouth

  • African_meisie - 2011-09-30 11:56

    Oh my word! what a tough game!! so proud of the boys!! whooohooo!!

  • Maori - 2011-09-30 11:56

    Like the proteas will say: a win is a win! Manu Samoa very unlucky! What happended to the protea's defensive structures - missed tackles all over the place - against the big guns it will be fatal! bizzy and brussouw playing off their feet at the breakdown points, slowing the ball, etc. Ref saved the proteas.

      Mike-O - 2011-09-30 12:00

      Yes, and their bowling was crap too.

      FM150 - 2011-09-30 12:06

      Maori, you just proved what an idiot you are! First time missed tackles is the PLAYER letting the STRUCTURE down! Now if ther wast any backup tackler right behind the missed tackle, then you can say the structure let us down!

      One - 2011-09-30 12:33

      LOL! Maori you're halarious! The "Proteas" are our cricket team!!!! GO BOKKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Nobody - 2011-09-30 13:27

      Are you allowed to tackle high in cricket? (Only if they hit a 6)

      theprodigy - 2011-09-30 14:29

      Listen Skaapie, you need to talk to your countrymen, they are supposed to be hosts,but they can't seem to be able to behave in a sportsmanlike manner, I thought that New Zealanders were good sportsmen, but it seems they are so scared of losing to the Boks , that they never seem to miss an opportunity to berate the Boks, its a shame really, maybe the IRB should reconsider NZ as a WC host destination.

  • Junaid - 2011-09-30 11:57

    Jou ma samoa!!

  • Lynn Matjan - 2011-09-30 11:57

    Congrats boys, though it was not that convincing. Where would we be without Morne?

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-09-30 12:04

      We would certainly be in a better position as between himself and du preez they kept kicking the ball back to Samoa and all they did was run it back to us all the time. There's a reason we made 153 tackles! Frans Steyn can kick for posts

      Dev and Ilze Britton - 2011-09-30 12:20

      We would be FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR better off than we are now. He couldn't tackle his way out of a wet paper bag....

      Rob - 2011-09-30 12:37

      We would be much better off without Morne. He is total liability!! I assume you a Blue Bulls fan right? Thought so...