31 Jul 2011

All Blacks trounce Springboks

5:40 am on 31 July 2011

The All Blacks thrashed South Africa 40 points to 7 in their opening Tri-Nations rugby match in Wellington on Saturday night.

New Zealand dominated throughout the game, scoring six tries to one by the Springboks.

Wingers Zac Guilford and Cory Jane both scored two tries, with Colin Slade and Wyatt Crockett providing the other points.

The All Blacks led 18-7 at half-time.

The big win had been expected, with the seasoned All Black team lined up against an inexperienced South Africa. Eleven of the South African 15 had played seven or less Tests in their playing careers.

However, it was a determined Springboks side that faced the All Blacks on the field.