Wellington one of the great Springbok victories

The Springboks’ victory in Wellington will go down in history as one of the great Springbok victories. The dynamics around the Springboks prior to this Test never suggested that they could beat the mighty All Blacks in New Zealand. They entered the Test being ranked number seven in the world and had not beaten the All Blacks since 2014. Also, winning in New Zealand has historically proved to be a very difficult assignment; since 1925 the Springboks have only won ten Tests in New Zealand. The match statistics suggest that it was nothing short of a miracle and will not easily be repeated with similar statistics. The All Blacks had a very poor day gifting the Springboks two tries and missing four reasonably easy conversions. However, the Springboks need to be praised for their courage and never-say-die attitude which does justice to the great legacy of South African rugby. Progress … Continue reading