Saturday, 30 July 2011

New Zealand 40 - 7 South Africa

Zac Guildford and Cory Jane scored two tries apiece as New Zealand powered past South Africa in the Tri-Nations.

Wyatt Crockett and Colin Slade also got on the scoresheet for the All Blacks.

The result is South Africa's second defeat of this year's Tri-Nations, having also lost to Australia - who New Zealand face next weekend in Auckland.

The match also saw Dan Carter reclaim the all-time Test points record from Jonny Wilkinson when he converted a penalty, his first of 10 points.

The fly-half had moved to within one point of the record after three conversions against Fiji last Friday and his 10-point haul against South Africa puts him on 1,204 career points, nine clear of Wilkinson.

Wilkinson had regained the mark in February's Test against France.

Guildford claimed his first try in Test rugby in the 15th minute, two minutes after his Canterbury Crusaders team-mate, prop Wyatt Crockett, had also scored his first try in Tests.

The quick double from Crockett and Guildford lifted New Zealand to a 13-0 lead after 15 minutes, which proved to be an unassailable lead.

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