The South African Springbok rugby team on Saturday (18 October) defeated a South American fifteen by twenty-two points to thirteen.
TV PAN South American fifteen (playing right to left white jerseys) kicks forward, ball taken by Botha of South Africa who kicks to touch
TV From line-out Springboks take possession, ball to Botha who kicks dropped goal
TV Scoreboard 3-0 South Africa
TV PAN South America gain possession and pass out back line until halted in mid-field
LV From line-out one metre from South American line. Springboks dive over for try
LV PAN Scoreboard at half time 10-3 to Springboks TO a South American and Springbok forward patting each other on face after personal battle
GV & TV Crowd watch as South American passing movement is halted just short of the South African line (2 shots)
TV South American line-out; short throw in and South American forward Cubelli scrambles over for try
LV Scoreboard 10-7 to South Africa
LV PAN Springbok Gerber solo run down right wing to score try
LV Scoreboard 14-7 South Africa
TV Springbok No. 10 Botha converts try after picking up placed ball which falls and drops goal in one movement
LV Scoreboard 16-7 to South Africa
LV PAN South American Madero on solo run down left wing beats two players and goes over for try. Final scoreboard 22-13 to South Africa
SPORT: RUGBY UNION
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Background: The South African Springbok rugby team on Saturday (18 October) defeated a South American fifteen by twenty-two points to thirteen. It was one of the few overseas countries the team has met in recent years. The South American team included several members of the Argentine Pumas, considered to be probably the world's most improved national side.
SYNOPSIS: One of the stars of the match was South African stand-off, Botha, who kept the South Americans pinned back with his tactical kicking.
And it was the boot of Botha again which put the first points on the board for South Africa with a drop goal from the next line-out.
The South American forwards fought hard for possession in the mauls (loose scrums) but tight Springbok defence destroyed many attacking moves.
The first try of the match came shortly before half time when the big South African forwards crashed through a line-out one metre (yard) from the goal line. By half-time the Springboks were 10-3 up. Tempers in the front lines were beginning to fray but referee Prideaux was firmly in control.
South America came back in the early stages of the second half opening the game up and running the ball hard.
They were rewarded when Cubelli scrambled over the South African line to score, closing the gap to 10-7. Moments later it was South Africa's turn with Gerber racing down the right wing.
Botha converted with a drop-kick after his placed ball fell over. South Africa went even further ahead to lead 22-7 but minutes from the end of the match Madro raced down the left wing to score the final try.