Perpetually focussed and intense, the World Cup-holding
Springboks only piled further pressure on the current All Blacks leadership
figures with a comprehensive 26-10 triumph in the Rugby Championship opener at
buzzing Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.
Not only were the Boks responsible for a third consecutive Test reverse for Sam Cane’s outfit, but it was a record-margin bilateral win for them in the post-isolation period over these great bilateral foes, eclipsing the previous SA landmark of 14 points (40-26) at Ellis Park in 2004.
The broader historical widest gap in favour of the Boks remains – by a whisker -- the 17-0 outcome achieved in Durban back in 1928.