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Italy 10-32 South Africa

Italy (7) 10
Tries: Garcia Cons: Gower Pens: Gower
South Africa (12) 32
Tries: Habana, Fourie, Du Preez, Olivier Cons: Steyn 2, Pienaar Pens: Steyn 2


Bryan Habana goes over for a try
Bryan Habana goes over for South Africa's opening try

South Africa scored four tries to beat Italy 32-10 for their first win of their European tour.

Bryan Habana, Jacque Fourie, Fourie Du Preez and Wynand Olivier all touched down for the world champions.

Morne Steyn kicked 10 points while substitute Ruan Pienaar added a late conversion to make it eight games without defeat against Italy.

Gonzalo Garcia scored Italy's lone try, which Craig Gower converted and later added a penalty.

Springboks coach Peter de Villiers said he was pleased with his team's performance after last week's 20-13 defeat in France as they look ahead to next weekend's clash with Ireland.

"When we came into these games the results were secondary to what we wanted to achieve," he explained.

"Our main focus was on scrums and line-outs and driving on from there to see how it would work in the future. We achieved more than the result."



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see also
France 20-13 South Africa
13 Nov 09 |  Rugby Union
Leicester 22-17 South Africa
06 Nov 09 |  Rugby Union


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