So South Africa absolutely trounced Namibia last night at Newlands, not that anyone expected anything other wise. Namibia did create a bit of a stir with their early intercept try (the only one they scored the evening), but SA ran in 15 tries in the end, leading to a rather convincing scoreline of 105-13 for the home side.
Montgomery made a new individual scoring record with his haul of 35 points, leaving him still well ahead as SAs overall leading points-scorer in Test match rugby. He is also now on the verge of becoming SAs most capped Test player, currently on 86, only 3 behind Joost van der Westhuizen.
The Springboks made the evening a little special in the formation of a special pre-game guard of honour for Montgomery and Os du Randt, both of whom played their last match on home soil last night.
Although a bit rusty to start off, the Springboks eventually found their rhythm and worked well together in the end, but to be honest, the match was so one-sided that it really is difficult to pull any reliable conclusions from the teamwork and strategies employed.
Still it was a nice gesture towards Namibia, even if we didnt go easy on them :)
South Africa: Tries: Jean de Villiers, Juan Smith 3, JP Pietersen, Schalk Burger 3, Jaque Fourie, Os du Randt, Percy Montgomery, Ashwin Willemse, Bismarck du Plessis, Ruan Pienaar, CJ van der Linde
Cons: Montgomery 12
Pens: Montgomery 2
Namibia: Try: Bradley Langenhoven
Con: Emile Wessels
Pens: Wessels 2.