23 Sep 2011

de Villiers pleased with SA performance

8:18 am on 23 September 2011

The defending champions South Africa have posted the biggest score of the Rugby World Cup, beating their neighbours Namibia 87-nil last night at North Harbour stadium.

Winger Bryan Habana scored one of their 12 tries to become his country's leading try scorer.

The Boks led 31-nil at halftime, and they scored eight tries after the break.

Coach Peter de Villiers was particularly pleased with their defensive effort and their merciless attitude towards their minnow neighbours.

On the downside, lock Bakkies Botha limped off in the second half with an ankle injury, and Peter de Viliers said last night it would be 24 hours before they had an accurate diagnosis of the injury.

The Boks play Samoa in their final pool match a week today at North Harbour stadium.