South Africa Crush USA As Bryan Habana Equals RWC Try Record

South Africa Crush USA As Bryan Habana Equals RWC Try Record

The Springboks progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in emphatic style thanks to a crushing 64-0 victory over the USA in London on Wednesday evening.

The match saw the South Africans dominate throughout, though the second half was an even more powerful display than the first for the 2007 champions.

The half time score was 14-0, with only two tries scored, but the Springboks added eight more in the second half while not letting the Eagles get on the scoreboard, ensuring a memorable victory for the South Africans.

But the game was an even more memorable affair for winger Bryan Habana, who was chasing the try scoring record at Rugby World Cups, having scored 12 before this encounter and knowing that they record held by New Zealand legend Jonah Lomu was within touching distance on 15, was able to equal that record.

Three fine tries during the second half allowed Habana to equal a record that to many seemed an impossible feat over the years, and he almost went one better in the late stages, failing on two key attempts to score his fourth of the match, which would have allowed him to claim the record as his own.

He will have at least one more attempt as pursuing that record, however, as the Springboks have now topped Pool B and will play a quarter-final against the second placed team from Pool A, which will be the loser in the highly anticipated match between Wales and Australia.