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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

SA vs England - 2nd Test

SA vs England - 2nd Test

Another great weekend for the Boks against a depleated England side that put up a good fight for the first forty mins, but were overcome by the power and precision of South Africa in the second.

A very physical encounter, with the English standing up to the Boks nicely. Some massive hits took place, which will be featured on here soon.

Pierre Spies and Bryan Habana both showed individual brilliance to score sensational tries. Spies showed power and pace to beat four players on the way to the line, making everyone take notice of this potential superstar at number eight.

Habana showed once again that he's not all raw pace, as he dummied, stepped, bobbed, weaved, and virtually did a pirouette on the way to the line. His inside-out to beat the English fullback capped off a fantastic solo effort.

I was at the game and the atmosphere there was incredible. Theres a great feeling in SA rugby at the moment and everyones (south africans!) hoping they can be real contenders at the WC later this year.

The Boks take on Samoa at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Time: 03:46

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:22 am | View Comments (11)

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Anonymous June 06, 2007 10:41 am

pretty depressing viewing for an england fan. our first up defence just simply wasnt good enough..the try by spies is the evidence. The tour, whilst having some good performance from the boks, was ridiculous. how england hoped to gain anything from it with over 30 players out is beyond me. that said the first forty minutes showed promise, all that was achieved was giving the boks a huge confidence boost (like the needed it anyhow...)ahead of the RWC clash. there were good performances by tait and scarborough. but the boks seemed at ease to be fair, playing well within their capabilities first half. a full strength england will pose a differant challenge and i still believe they could beat SA. but undoubtedly we would go into that match big underdogs. atm, SA seems the only side able to challenge all black dominance. will be fascinating to see the tri-nations as a neutral fan.what did the sa fans make of it and england??o and does anyone have the scarborough hit on montgomery??..wasnt that huge, but big all the same and as a sarries fan i would love to see it again!

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Anonymous June 06, 2007 11:13 am

Howzit, as a kiwi, watching the game on the weekend, shows how the boks are in devasting form. Wouldnt be suprise if the abs lose a test match in the tri nations against the boks. Wouldnt mind if they lose one or two games now, just as long as they lose none in the world cup. But once again the boks are looking dangerous, and in my eyes are favys heading into the wc, then again u cant really doubt the boks when they are in poor form, because they always lift for the occasion, this year will be no different.

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Anonymous June 06, 2007 1:39 pm

spies was good but he made some unforgivale errors, like giving that try away

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Anonymous June 06, 2007 3:37 pm

Scarborough hit on Montgomery:"Look mom, no arms..."The boks normally hand out those types, but it remains to be a shoulder, no matter who it was.

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Anonymous June 06, 2007 6:51 pm

The Scarborough hit may not have any arms but there was a clear attempt to warp the arms round, as could be seen, and that makes the differance. The rules say that you must make an attempt to wrap round with your arms and i you cann't because you hit them so hard they just bouce back then thats considered a fair tackle, and it may look like that he didn't attempt to proerly wrap round but replays are slowed down so the actual speed of the tackle cann't be see.And the rule about arms i stupid anyway, its no more dangerous, ive played both league, where tackles with just the shoulder are allowed and union and have never been bably injuredm, aside from a broken rib by a shoulder hit, but because in union when you wrap your arms round and try to turn them in the tackle, as well as being more likely to fall on them, its much easier to damage ligaments andjoint in the leg, as has happened to me, that can put you out of rugby for months. So as you can probably tell i don't buy the argument that its more dangerous to take without arms.

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Wizland June 07, 2007 7:50 am

Ya someone post that hit by Dan Scarborough it was huge, Percy Montgomery Take A Seat!!!

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JOMA June 07, 2007 12:26 pm

Christ, how bad is Hugh Bladen as a commentator! I reckon that i could do a better job

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Anonymous June 08, 2007 4:45 am

kiwi says...I reckon SA the team to beat at world cup this year!!! Bryan Habana! best wing around at the mo! with form and confidence like that? we're lucky the WC ain't in SA this year!

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Anonymous June 11, 2007 9:46 am

who was the team of england?players' names..

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Anonymous March 29, 2008 3:36 pm

i think hugh bladen is a good commentator.

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Westi August 03, 2008 3:49 pm

The english performance was frankly, pathetic, and compared to the SA game it is no wonder they won the World Cup.Kudos to England being able to last the full 80 minutes.

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