Monday 18 June 2007

And They're Off

This years Tri-Nations promises to be a scorcher and judging by its dramatic first test it wont fail to disappoint. With 7 minutes to go and trailing by 19-16 to Australia the South Africans pulled Francois Steyn off the bench hoping for something special. They weren't to be let down as Steyn first dropped a goal from 40 metres within a minute of coming onto the pitch. Then with 3 minutes left he stuck again with second drop goal from 25 metres out putting the Bokke 22-19 ahead and securing the win.
The Australian who were written off by many before the tournement showed a determined, disciplined, unrelenting stle of play that to upstage their hosts, at times leaving the home crowd in stunned silence as they had been promised a walk in the park.
These two added mixed in with the high flying All Blacks should concoct a competition that will captivate and excite the rugby world

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