Springboks happy with win at Loftus
30 September 2012

The Springboks were very happy with their 31-8 victory over Australia at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, but Bok coach Heyneke Meyer said afterwards his team would have to make another step up next weekend.

The Boks scored five tries against the Wallabies, with Bryan Habana bagging a hat-trick, during a clinical display in Pretoria. Zane Kirchner and Francois Louw also scored tries, while at least three more close opportunities went begging.

New Zealand, who beat Argentina in Buenos Aires early on Sunday morning, now heads to South Africa for the final match in The Castle Rugby Championship, on Saturday at Soccer City in Soweto.

“We have very high standards, and there were three more tries that we should have scored," said Meyer after the Test at Loftus Versfeld.

"It’s great to come home and win, and we haven’t beaten the Aussies for some time, but we have to start taking those opportunities. We would like to score more tries next week but we are aware of the challenge of playing the world champions.

"New Zealand is a very settled side. In terms of defence, they have a number of experienced players who have been in that system for ages. They’re the world champions and one of the reasons for that is their defence. It’s going to be really difficult to create and score against them.

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers praised the forwards for giving the backs a great platform to attack from.

"We haven’t changed anything to our game plan. The thing that has changed is that we are now capitalising on the pressure we put on the opposition,” said De Villiers.

He also praised the local crowd.

“I would like to thank all our supporters here at Loftus Versfeld. You were awesome,” the Bok captain said shortly after the match.


Springboks – Tries: Zane Kirchner, Bryan Habana (3), Francois Louw. Conversions: Ruan Pienaar (3).

Australia – Try: Mike Harris. Penalty: Kurtley Beale.

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@6 Morne had his chances for how many tests now? Morne is not the same Morne of 2009. Hopefully he regains that form, but it is best for SA that Goosen take over now.
Posted by Nitronic on 01 October 2012 09:51
Jeez I felt really lousy when the team cam on and Morne wasnt there - what a horrible empty feeling. I think he would have outplayed Goosen any time especially on his home ground - so so sad. Morne you are still my number one man and unfortunately I cannot log onto the other websites to let people know what I think of what is being said - the only thing I can say is that after all the records you have notched up for this country and your great performance for the past few years you perhaps do need to be rested - so enjoy it while you can - becuause you will be BACK :))) Well done to Zane for an outstanding game and again - sick of the negative comments - you were superb!
Posted by BullsRbest on 01 October 2012 08:40
Sjoe wie van julle het die Ryder Cup gekyk? Awesome comeback by Europe
Posted by Nitronic on 01 October 2012 07:01
Geluk Bokke. Dit was weer lekker.
Posted by Bloumens on 30 September 2012 16:16
Nou toe Frans en Pine. Het julle gesien daar is beter planne as skop en hoop!?
Posted by Bloumens on 30 September 2012 16:15
hul is supose om op te kyk na die senior span maar lyk my die teen oor gestelde is meer van pas
Posted by kzn bul on 30 September 2012 14:30
Wel die goeie nuus vir die junior Bulle is dat beide ons 0'19's en 0'21's weer top of the logs is.
Posted by bloukaap2 on 30 September 2012 12:51
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1 Des. Sid Kingsley (Oorlede)
3 Des. Tiaan Joubert
3 Des. Tommy Webb
4 Des . Braam Faure
4 Des . Deon Oosthuisen
4 Des. Kresence Swanepoel
4 Des. Murray Bondesio
5 Des . Gavin September
5 Des . Wynie Strydom
6 Des . Gerhard Klerck
6 Des . Eugene Meyer
6 Des. Francois Rossouw
9 Des . Bees Roux
9 Des. Elandré vd Bergh
10 Des. Jaco Pretorius
11 Des. Alan Faber
11 Des. Wikus Lock
12 Des. Bill(Os) Odendaal
14 Des . Barend Brits
14 Des . Bags Cilliers (Oorlede)
14 Des. Chris Maree
14 Des. Graham Noonan
15 Des . Dolf Bekker
15 Des . Dirk Coetsee
15 Des . Fief Ferreira
15 Des . Theuns Koekemoer
15 Des. André van Staden
16 Des . Bernard Pienaar
17 Des. Jaco Engels
17 Des. Dewald Kamffer
17 Des. Xander Redelinghuys
18 Des. AJ le Roux
18 Des. Leon Piek
21 Des . Morné Human
21 Des . Dries van Schalkwyk
21 Des. Piston van Wyk
22 Des. Kobus Archer
22 Des . Leon Barnard
22 Des . Jacques Bisshoff
22 Des . Kenneth Ford
22 Des . Pierre Spies (Snr) Oorlede
23 Des. Org Cronjé
23 Des . At Oosthuizen
24 Des. Rudi Durandt
26 Des. Jamie Prinsloo
26 Des. Andrew Williamson
26 Des. Lourens van Heerden
28 Des. Warren Brosnihan
29 Des . FP Naude
29 Des . Henry Tromp
30 Des. Lourens Campher
30 Des. Pieter Scholtz
30 Des . Braam Willemse
31 Des . Mark Fourie
31 Des . Eddie Fredericks
31 Des . LM Smit
31 Des. Donnie Verster