Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rugby Test Result: South Africa in control of Tri Nations

South Africa 29, Australia 17 in Capetown (Tri Nations)

South Africa placed itself in control of the Tri Nations competition with this win over Australia. Although out-scored 2 tries to 1, the South Africans were magnificent on defence and forced the Australians into many errors, many of which kicking mystro Morne Steyn converted into points, 24 of them.

An early try by Australia had the feel of an upset on the way. It was short-lived. By halftime South Africa had built up a handy lead. Australia lifted their game in the second half but South Africa maintained a tight defence and forced Australia into further errors.

South Africa now head off to Australia and New Zealand to play the final tests. A win in one of them will ensure it the title.

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