Baby Boks whitewash Scotland

The Baby Boks thumped Scotland 33-0 in their first match at the Junior World Championship in Padova on Friday.

Bulls juniors No 8 Arno Botha (also skipper of the SA U20s) and inside centre Francois Venter grabbed a brace each while flyhalf Johan Goosen kicked 13 points in a comprehensive victory. The Baby Boks were dominative in all facets of play, especially at the tackle point while defensively they impressed as they kepts the Scots scoreless.

Scotland were brave on defence as they did enough to restrict the South Africans on numerous occasions, but otherwise they were poor overall. Fullback Stuart Hogg was also yellow carded in the first quarter for a dangerous tackle on Goosen.

The Baby Boks will face tougher challenges in the group stage as their next games will be against Ireland and England on 14 and 18 June respectively.