2 Aug 2009

South Africa win Tri-Nations Test

8:51 am on 2 August 2009

South Africa beat New Zealand again in another Tri-Nations rugby Test in Durban, 31-19, on Saturday.

It was the first time the Springboks have beaten the All Blacks on successive weekends since 1976.

All South Africa's points, from a converted try and eight penalties, were scored by fly-half Morne Steyn.

The half-time score was 22-13.

Scorers for New Zealand were a try by Isaac Ross and conversion by Stephen Donald. Penalties were kicked by Donald (3) and Luke McAlister.

Afterwards, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw acknowledged it was another error-ridden performance.

The Springboks beat New Zealand 28-19 in Bloemfontein last Saturday.

The 2007 Rugby World Cup winners next meet Australia in Cape Town next Saturday.

New Zealand beat the Wallabies 22-16 in the opening match of the Tri-Nations series in Auckland two weeks ago. Four games remain in the series.