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Habana sets Boks tries record in World Cup romp

Updated: September 22, 2011, 05:57

AUCKLAND, New Zealand(AP) Bryan Habana set a South Africa try-scoring record with his 39th in an 87-0, 12-try rout of Namibia in their World Cup derby in North Harbour Stadium on Thursday.

Habana equaled Joost van der Westhuizen's record in June 2010, and finally ended his 11-test drought, the longest of his seven-year career, in the 22nd minute.

The Springboks turned over ruck ball on halfway and lock Danie Rossouw's pass missed two teammates to give Habana the overlap in front of the main grandstand.

It was the second converted try of a dozen, as the defending champions posted their highest World Cup score and equaled their tournament winning streak of 10 set by their predecessors in 1995 and 1999.

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