World champions plunge to new lows, as coach asks for more time

2008-08-25 00:00

JUST 10 months ago, the Springboks were the toast of the rugby world; on Saturday, the World Cup champions were booed off the field at King's Park, their Tri-Nations dream in tatters, after they were emphatically thumped 27-15 by the Wallabies.

"It has been a long time between drinks," satisfied captain Stirling Mortlock remarked.

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