The Junior Springboks had to overturn a five-point halftime deficit on their way to an unimpressive 33-27 win over Georgia in their World Rugby Under-20 Championship opener in Perpignan on Wednesday. The Junior Boks had two tries overturned on review and endured a late yellow card for replacement prop Asenathi Ntlabakanye but hung on. SA scored five tries in all and conceded three, with No8 Muller Uys crossing twice and flyhalf Damian Willemse slotting four conversions. It was a scrappy‚ error-strewn first half from the Junior Boks‚ which undermined the massive preparation this team has been afforded. Five matches‚ including a tour to Britain‚ as part of their preparation seemed to have been money badly spent. The team looked as if they had just met in the tunnel before the game. The pack suffered in the scrum while the lineout was inconsistent and there was hardly any accurate tactical kicking on show‚ although there were a lot of inaccurate efforts from the boot. Willemse‚ who did...

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