13 Jun 2010

World Champions South Africa crush Six Nations Champions France

6:37 am on 13 June 2010

Winger Gio Aplon scored two tries and first five Morne Steyn kicked 15 points as world champions South Africa crushed France 42-17 at Newlands last night.

The diminutive Aplon celebrated his first Test on home soil with two superb solo tries that broke the Six Nations champions' resolve and earned him the man-of-the-match award.

The Springboks netted a further three tries through their forwards on a day when the visitors were outplayed up front and regularly harried off the ball at the breakdowns.