Springboks edge All Blacks in Twickenham.

Written by on 26 August, 2023

By: Simtho Dladla

Springboks have broken a record that stood for 95 years, by beating the All Blacks by 28 points.

Springboks scored five tries to head for France on Saturday with momentum maintained and the milestone of having eclipsed the previous heaviest defeat (21 points) suffered by New Zealand – a 28-7 reverse in Sydney in 1999. Reigning world champions inflicted a record Test defeat on three-time Rugby World Cup Winners New Zealand, in a stunning 35-7 triumph.

First half tries from Siya Kolisi and Kurt-Lee Arendse were followed by scores from Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi and Kwagga Smith after the interval as the world champions flexed their muscles ahead of the defence of their crown in front of a close-to-capacity crowd in London.

New Zealand next play play in the Rugby World Cup opener against France, at Stade de France in Paris on Sept. 8, while South Africa open their Rugby World Cup campaign against Scotland in Marseille two days later.

image: SA rugby

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