30 Jul '11, 11am

Rugyby: Emphatic All Blacks overwhelms South Africa

Rugyby: Emphatic All Blacks overwhelms South Africa

WELLINGTON : The All Blacks carved up an under-strength Springbok side to open their Tri-Nations account with an emphatic 40-7 victory at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. They scored six tries to one in the runaway win as they exposed the inexperience of the South African line-up. A week after being humbled 39-20 by Australia, the Springboks slumped even further as they found themselves comprehensively outplayed in the forwards and could not cope with the speed and width of the All Black backs. The New Zealanders stepped up several levels with a far more controlled performance from the decidedly rusty shake-down against Fiji last week. Coach Graham Henry rated the performance at 70 per cent and saw the biggest improvement in the work of the forwards. "The lineout was very fluent tonight and obviously the boys got scrum dominance as the game went on and we played ...

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