Baby Boks slam Italy

OSAKA - The South African Under-20 team ran in 10 tries as they completely outclassed Italy by 65-3 to win their second Pool C fixture at the International Rugby Board's Junior World Championship in Osaka, Japan, yesterday.

OSAKA - The South African Under-20 team ran in 10 tries as they completely outclassed Italy by 65-3 to win their second Pool C fixture at the International Rugby Board's Junior World Championship in Osaka, Japan, yesterday.

Vodacom Blue Bulls wingers Gerhard van den Heever, Omphile Seabela and Vodacom Free State Cheetahs flyhalf Lionel Cronje each scored a brace of tries. Baby Boks captain Robert Ebersohn, fullback Sias Ebersohn and reserves Tendayi Chikukwa and Johan Sadie also crossed the try-line.

The SA team scored three tries before the break to boast a 20-3 half-time lead. Van den Heever ran in with two tries while Seabela was the other try-scorer.

However the South Africans were in rampant mood after the break with Cronje crossing the try-line twice in the second half. Italy's only points came via a penalty kick by reserve fullback Michele Mortali in the 28th minute of the first half.

The Baby Boks will play France in their final roundrobin fixture on Saturday to determine the winner of Pool C.- Sapa

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