Baby Boks slay Scots

The South Africa U20s ran in 11 tries in a 73-0 defeat of Scotland at the Junior World Championships.

Brutal defence blanked Scotland while incisive attack, marked by braces for Siyamthanda Kolisi, Sibusiso Sithole and Elton Jantjies, cut them to shreds. Sharks fullback Patrick Lambie converted eight of the eleven tries.

The other try-scorers for the Baby Boks were winger Wandile Mjekevu, prop Marcel van der Merwe, prop Brummer Badenhorst, lock Kene Okafor and Lambie.

‘We’re very happy with the win and equally happy that we have now managed to allow all 25 of our players in the squad some game time after two matches,’ said coach Eric Sauls.

‘The guys stuck to the structures and scored some great tries today. What was also pleasing to me was to test all our combinations, and it’s great to see that there’s not a big difference between our first-choices and our back up players.

‘We were solid on defence and looked sharp on attack. But we are not going to get ahead of ourselves after two games. We play Australia on Sunday and we know it’s going to be another tough clash between two southern hemisphere nations.’

The Baby Boks play their third Pool C match against Australia at Sante Fe on Sunday at 9pm (SA time).