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Springboks crush Namibia

Bryan Habana became South Africa's record try scorer as the Springboks claimed a record 87-0 World Cup win with a 12-try romp against Namibia in their Pool D meeting at North Harbour Stadium.

Winger Habana registered the second of South Africa's tries, put clear by Danie Rossouw for a simple run-in to move beyond the mark of 38 he shared with 1995 World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen.

The other five-pointers came from Gio Aplon (2), Jaque Fourie, a penalty try, Francois Steyn, Morne Steyn, Juan de Jongh (2), Francois Hougaard (2) and Rossouw as Namibia were brushed aside.

Fly-half Morne Steyn added a penalty and six conversions for a 20-point haul, with replacement Ruan Pienaar also adding the extras to six scores.

The only concern for South Africa was the sight of lock Bakkies Botha, who has struggled with an Achilles injury, limping off in the second half.


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