SOUTH Africa beat Russia 5-1 in the Spar Cup Three Nations at Randburg Hockey Stadium yesterday. 'We were poor,' said King. 'It was one of the worst performances in 18 months. There was no urgency and no toughness on the ball. We trained for two hours in the morning and had a specific plan in mind, and the players didn't reproduce any of it. There were some positives, though. At times I saw the strikers doing the right thing.'