Win over Scots good World Cup warm-up for Boks

EDINBURGH - South Africa ran in three first-half tries on their way to a morale-boosting 27-3 World Cup warm-up win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

EDINBURGH - South Africa ran in three first-half tries on their way to a morale-boosting 27-3 World Cup warm-up win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The Scots had dominated in the opening quarter, only to be floored by a burst of three Springbok tries in six dramatic minutes.

And while the home brigade produced some excellent rugby, there was never a prospect of them recovering from such a devastating sequence.

South Africa coach Jake White said the contest was the ideal warm-up for the World Cup, where his team will start as second favourites behind the All Blacks.

"Scotland are a fast-improving team under the stewardship of Frank Hadden and they made us work hard for the victory," said White.

Hadden said there were more positives than negatives from the game. "We got a massive amount out of that experience and it can only benefit us in the World Cup," he said. - Sapa-AFP

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