24 Sep 2011

Springboks trounce Namibia 87-0

1:33 pm on 24 September 2011

The defending champions South Africa showed no mercy as they romped to an 87-0, 12-try win over their neighbours Namibia at North Harbour stadium.

The Springboks winger Bryan Habana broke his 15 month try-scoring drought to become his country's leading Test try scorer, overtaking Joost van der Westhuizen and helping his side set up a likely quarter-final against Australia.

There was a scare for the Springboks when lock Bakkies Botha limped off in the second half with an ankle injury.

The Boks play Samoa in their final pool match at North Harbour stadium on Friday night.