Saturday, 10 July 2010 11:30

Boks outplayed in Auckland

Written by Paul Bedford
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The Springboks had a disappointing start to their 2010 Tri-Nations campaign when they were beaten 32-12 by the All Blacks earlier today. The New Zealanders, who have not lost at Eden Park since 1994, outscored the visitors four tries to none.

The Boks opened the scoring with an early penalty by Morne Steyn but Daniel Carter eliminated the deficit after Bakkies Botha was sin binned just 11 minutes into the game. The first try of the game came while Botha was off the field when Mils Muliaina ran from deep and fed Ricjie McCaw. McCaw passed the ball to Corad Smith who dooted down. Carter converted.

Another Carter penalty and a converted Ma'a Nonu try gave the hosts a 20-3 lead going into the break.

The Boks looked to be staging something of a fightback after two early second half penalties by Steyn but eighth-man Kieran Read took the wind out of their sails with another try. Another Steyn penalty closed the gap slightly but a late try by Tony Woodcock but the result beyond doubt and gave the All Blacks a bonus point.

New Zealand - 32

Tries: Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu, Kieran Read, Tony Woodcock
Conversions: Daniel Carter (3)
Penalties: Carter (2)

South Africa - 12

Penalties: Morne Steyn (4)

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