In another twist involving the public protector’s office‚ the Minister of Co-operative Governance an.
PERTH, Australia - The Springboks have work to do on their scrum as they close in on this year's Tri-Nations against the Wallabies on Saturday, coach Peter de Villiers says.
The world champions paved the way for their first southern hemisphere championship in five seasons with a 32-25 victory that flattened the Australians at Subiaco Oval here on Saturday.
It was the first four-try bonus point of this year's Tri-Nations series and stretched South Africa's tournament lead over the All Blacks to nine points with two games to play.
South Africa can all but wrap up the series in Brisbane on Saturday with one more point, leaving New Zealand, with home games against the Springboks and Wallabies next month, with just a mathematical chance of catching them.
The Springboks dominated all facets of a one-sided contest with the exception of the scrum, where the improving Wallabies front row forced them into error and to concede 15 penalties, many of them emanating from the set piece.
"We never had the platform to play off, but we still managed to play with the kind of ball we had," De Villiers said after the match.
"Our defence was good, our kicking was outstanding . and we passed the ball and scored four tries."
The Springbok coach admitted there would be an inquest into his team's scrum problems ahead of Saturday's encounter with the Wallabies.
"We will definitely look (on video) at our scrums and see if we were hard done by or if we did anything bad, and then we try to improve on that one and set the platform there," he said.
Former world player of the year Bryan Habana enjoyed his team's expansive mood, dotting down for two tries to take him to 37 tries and just one behind the South African record holder Joost van der Westhuizen's 38.
"You work a little bit more against the Aussies up against Matt Giteau and they have a few good kickers, so it's good to get your hands on the ball and get involved," Habana said.
Fourie du Preez celebrated his 50th Test match by making fools of the Wallaby defence with a quick-thinking try in the opening minutes. - Sapa-AFP