23 Jun 2013

Samoa loses to Springboks in final

9:33 am on 23 June 2013

South Africa scored eight tries en route to a 56-23 triumph over Samoa in the four-nation rugby tournament final after leading by 23 points at half-time.

Right-wing Bryan Habana and flanker Francois Louw scored two tries each for the Springboks while Samoa had left-wing Alesana Tuilagi sent off for a stiff arm tackle just before the hour mark.

Springboks - Tries: Bryan Habana (2), Francois Louw (2), JJ Engelbrecht, Bjorn Basson, Morne Steyn, Trevor Nyakane. Conversions: Morne Steyn (3), Pat Lambie (2). Penalties: Morne Steyn (2)

Samoa - Tries: Teofilo Paulo, Junior Poluleuligaga. Conversions: James So'oialo, Paul Williams. Penalties: James So'oialo (3)