New Zealand All Blacks crush South Africa by record margin of 57-0

New Zealand All Blacks produced a stellar performance as they crushed South Africa 57-0, a record points margin in the Freedom Cup Rugby Championship at The North Harbour Stadium.

other sports Updated: Sep 16, 2017 15:32 IST
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New Zealand All Blacks thrashed South Africa by a record margin of 57-0 as they continued their dominance in Rugby.(REUTERS)

Winger Nehe Milner-Skudder scored two of the All Blacks’ eight tries as they destroyed South Africa 57-0 at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday to post their record points margin against the Springboks.

The All Blacks were ruthless in their execution of their opportunities to post 50 points for the second successive test against their traditional foes, with their 57-15 win last year in Durban the previous largest margin.

The eight-try victory eclipsed the previous best 57-15 victory in Durban last year.

It was only the fifth time in the 94-Test history between the fierce rivals that the Springboks have been kept scoreless.

Rieko Ioane, Milner-Skudder, Brodie Retallick and Scott Barrett all crossed in the first half to give the All Blacks a 31-0 lead at the break, before the right winger, Ofa Tu’ungafasi Lima Sopoaga and Codie Taylor all scored in the second half.

The Springboks next face Australia in Bloemfontein on Oct. 1, while the All Blacks play Argentina in Buenos Aires.

First Published: Sep 16, 2017 15:23 IST