The Springboks produced their best performance of the season by some distance with a fantastic 18-5 triumph over the All Blacks in the Tri-Nations in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Much like they have done on so many occasions in the past, just when even the most die hard supporters begin to doubt the Boks' capabilities they produce a fantastic performance against arch rivals New Zealand.
Why some neigh-sayers will point out that this wasn't a full strength All Blacks outfit, you'll find those were the same people that expected a Kiwi victory to emphasise the depth at Graham Henry's disposal.
Some top notch defence in crucial moments of the game held the Boks together, as the All Blacks threw everything into the attack, but the sublime kicking performance from Morne Steyn put the Boks' noses in front.
More to follow...
For South Africa:
Pens: Steyn 5
For New Zealand:
South Africa: 15 Pat Lambie, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 John Smit, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 CJ van der Linde, 19 Danie Rossouw, 20 Ashley Johnson, 21 François Hougaard, 22 Butch James.
New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Isaia Toeava, 13 Richard Kahui, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Liam Messam, 7 Adam Thomson, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (captain), 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Jarrad Hoeata, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Andy Ellis, 21 Piri Weepu, 22 Cory Jane.
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Andrew Small (England), Carlo Damasco (Italy)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
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