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Springboks surge to win over sorry Scotland

Scotland suffered a painful 28-0 defeat to South Africa as they were utterly outclassed at Murrayfield.

The Dark Blues lasted less than five minutes before handing control to the Springboks as flanker Willem Alberts crossed over for the first try.

And despite some determined defence things only got worse for the hosts who simply lacked the basic skills to take on the world's number two-ranked team.

Ruaridh Jackson's slip let in Willie Le Roux for a second on 29 minutes before the full-back played in JP Pietersen for a third moments later to leave Scotland trailing 21-0 after Pat Lambie converted all three.

Another Jackson error soon saw South Africa run in a fourth try 13 minutes after the break as replacement prop Coenie Oosthuizen barged over from a line-out to complete a resounding defeat for Scott Johnson's men.

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