In Summary
  • It will take a while before many South Africans recover from Saturday’s 57-0 drubbing of their beloved rugby team the Springboks by world champions New Zealand, popularly known as All Blacks, in the Rugby Championship.
  • I have been in South Africa since Thursday and to say the loss, the biggest in the history of the Springboks, devastated the rugby-mad South Africans would be a big understatement.
  • The record overtook the margin of defeat which had been set in their 57-15 loss to New Zealand in Durban last year.

In Johannesburg

It will take a while before many South Africans recover from Saturday’s 57-0 drubbing of their beloved rugby team the Springboks by world champions New Zealand, popularly known as All Blacks, in the Rugby Championship.

I have been in South Africa since Thursday and to say the loss, the biggest in the history of the Springboks, devastated the rugby-mad South Africans would be a big understatement.

The record overtook the margin of defeat which had been set in their 57-15 loss to New Zealand in Durban last year.

The Springboks were roundly condemned for failing to score a single try or point against the all-conquering All Blacks in New Zealand. The World Cup quarter-finalists were blown away with relative ease and lost their first five line-outs in the match.

DOOM AND GLOOM

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