21 Nov 2010

Scots beat Boks

8:20 am on 21 November 2010

Scotland have shocked South Africa 21-17 in their rugby international at Murrayfield.

Dan Parks kicked the Scots to their first victory over the Springboks since 2002, scoring all their points in a 21-17 win in the Autumn Test Series at Murrayfield.

The No.10, who plays for Cardiff Blues, was on target with each of his six penalties and added a drop goal for a Scotland team that rarely threatened the try line.

South Africa, who had won their two previous games in the series against Ireland and Wales, did manage a try through Willem Alberts in the 71st minute.

It ensured a tense climax for Scotland, but they held out for a win that swept away the gloom that followed their crushing defeat by New Zealand seven days earler.

Elsewhere England beat Samoa 26-13 at Twickenham and Australia beat Italy 32-14 in Florence.