Springboks win Tri-Nations tournament

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hamilton - South Africa have won the Tri-Nations tournament after beating New Zealand 32-29 on Saturday.

The Springboks have finished with five wins out of six matches and 21 points on the Tri-Nations log, which will put them well clear of Australia and New Zealand.

Fourie du Preez and Jean de Villiers scored tries for the Springboks. Morne Steyn landed three penalties and two conversions, while Francois Steyn kicked three long-range penalties.

Sitiveni Sivivatu and Richie McCaw scored tries for the All Blacks, and Daniel Carter kicked five penalties and two conversions.

The Boks have won three out of three matches against the All Blacks this season - their first clean sweep over the arch-rivals since 1949. The Springboks went into the Test with a substantial lead in the competition.