Rugby World Cup: World media reacts as Springboks wreak havoc on All Blacks, deliver biggest-ever defeat

The Springboks' masterclass against the All Blacks in their Rugby World Cup warm-up fixture shocked the sporting world after New Zealand were reduced to their heaviest-ever loss.

South Africa ran in five tries against a stunned All Blacks outfit en route to a 35-7 win in a performance serving as a warning to the Springboks' rivals and a massive wake-up call to the New Zealanders.

Here's how the rugby world is reacting.

Springboks lay down Rugby World Cup marker with stunning demolition of 14-man All Blacks - By Colin Newboult of Planet Rugby

"The Springboks were easily the better side from start to finish as the All Blacks had no answer to the power of Jacques Nienaber's outfit.

"Although [Cam] Roigard did go over for the All Blacks late on, it didn't mask what was a concerning evening for the New Zealanders."

South Africa demolish indisciplined New Zealand as Scott Barrett sees red - By Robert Kitson of The Guardian 

"If this was a warm-up, those about to encounter a rampant South Africa at next month's World Cup should brace themselves for something massively impactful.

"By the end, it was about as grisly a dress rehearsal as New Zealand could possibly have experienced. 

"South Africa's triumph was their most convincing in the 102-year history of this fixture and a depleted All Black pack were left in pieces on the floor."

Springboks make a statement with dominant win over All Blacks - By Finn Morton of RugbyPass

"Just as it was during their disastrous run of losses last year, poor discipline and errors were the All Blacks' Achilles heel. Against a team like the Springboks, you'll be made to pay.

"The All Blacks were held to zero and were down to 14 men. As for the Boks, they were playing some of their best rugby since maybe the 2019 World Cup."

World Cup holders hand the All Blacks a record beating at Twickenham ahead of title defence in France - By Chris Foy of Daily Mail

"It would be premature to write off New Zealand, but never in their proud history have they been beaten so badly by anyone and it will savagely dent their belief ahead of a tournament opener against hosts France in Paris."

'Disaster' strikes All Blacks on eve of Rugby World Cup as Springboks post record win at Twickenham - By Sam Worthington of 9 News Australia 

"It was a scarcely believable outcome after the Kiwis, previously unbeaten in 2023, had outclassed the Springboks 35-20 on their way to the Rugby Championship in July."