Baby Boks through to semis

THE BABY Boks pulled of an emphatic 28-15 victory over England to secure their semi-final berth in this year’s Junior Rugby World Cup!

The first half definitely belonged to the English as they provided a much more intense game which soon led to South Africa conceding three penalties of which only one would be converted into three points by England fullback Tommy Bell.

However, at the break Coach Dawie Theron’s words would lay heavy on his charges at it proved to ignite his Baby Boks as they came out came out firing, which soon saw Captain William Small Smith brilliantly break the line to score his sides first try.

England then kept a close knit on the score with penalty by fullback Tommy Nell, but South Africa seemed motivated in reaching that bonus-point victory.

Loose-head prop Steven Kitshoff bashed through the English defensive before offloading to team mate Shaun Adendorff (flanker) to dot down his team’s second try within ten minutes of the second half.

Much improved set piece saw South Africa’s fortunes change from that point on and revealing second half much different to that of the first, as the Baby Boks mounted relentless pressure on the English.

Following a quick surge, a lack of discipline due saw England fullback Tommy Bell punish the Baby Boks by narrowing the score line by 6 points with two quick penalties.

However, South Africa quickly picked up where they left off when flanker Pieter Steph Du Toit – crashed over the English white wash, taking the Baby Boks one try closer to that bonus-point try.

With ten minutes on the clock, and one try shy of a semi-final berth, the Baby Boks seemed hungry and unstoppable as they pressed at the English defence. Countless waves of attack saw the England defence soon fracture allowing flanker Shaun Adendorff dot down his second for the night.

Five minutes left England fullback slotted in his fourth penalty taking his side to fifteen points.

Tries: William Small Smith, Shaun Ardendorff(2), Pieter Steph du Toit,

Conversion: Pollard 4



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