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As it happened: Wallabies 23-18 Springboks

 Rassie Erasmus (Gallo)
Rassie Erasmus (Gallo)
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08 Sep 2018

MATCH REPORT: Wallabies down error-prone Boks

08 Sep 2018

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In next weekend's action, the Springboks take on the All Blacks in Wellington, while the Wallabies host Argentina on the Gold Coast.

08 Sep 2018

No doubt a massive turning point in this game was the gift of a try the Boks allowed Matt Toomua to score in the first half.

Bongi Mbonambi's long lineout throw couldn't find any of his team-mates, but the Bok hooker shouldn't take all the blame. Pieter-Steph Du Toit and Siya Kolisi were there at the back and should have made sure they got to the ball first.

08 Sep 2018

Defensive errors, handling errors, poor decision making... this just about sums up the Springboks...

08 Sep 2018

Another error-ridden Springbok performance. They simply make too many basic errors for this level of rugby!

08 Sep 2018

FULL-TIME: Australia 23-18 South Africa

08 Sep 2018

82'- De Klerk throws the ball into the hands of an Australian player. Genia then promptly boots it out to end the game...

08 Sep 2018

80'- It's the perfect launchpad for South Africa to sneak a victory...

08 Sep 2018

80'- The Wallabies are caught off-side in front of their own posts.

The Boks opt for another scrum as the final hooter sounds...

08 Sep 2018

78' - But the Boks launch another attack off the subsequent scrum...

08 Sep 2018

77'- NO TRY!

The TMO determines there was a double knock-on earlier in the move, firstly from an Australian, then from Marx.

Francois Louw thought he was over for a try there...

08 Sep 2018

77'- TMO CALL

After 12 phases of attack, the Springboks are seemingly over for a try.

The referee asks the TMO if there's any reason he cannot award the try...

08 Sep 2018

76'- It has been a poor second half from the Springboks, but they have the chance to sneak a victory at the death here...

08 Sep 2018

76'- A scrum penalty for the Boks allows Pollard to set up a lineout inside the Australian 22m area...

08 Sep 2018

75' - An intercept from De Klerk brings some reprieve for the Boks but another knock on halts their charge. This time Franco Mostert is the culprit...

08 Sep 2018

72'- Another knock on from Wille le Roux in midfield. It came after the Boks attempted to run from deep.

I'll say it again, Le Roux's skills have been poor today!

08 Sep 2018

71'- PENALTIES CONCEDED

Australia 8

South Africa 9

08 Sep 2018

69' - RG Snyman is just on for the Boks and he starts a fight. No need for that mentality!

The Wallabies, meanwhile, also win a penalty after one of their players was taken out in the air by Snyman...

08 Sep 2018

68' - PENALTY slotted by Toomua.

Australia 23-18 South Africa

08 Sep 2018

67'- A scrum penalty for the Wallabies as Mtawarira is pinged for going down. This could be a crucial point in the outcome of the match...

08 Sep 2018

My word, the skills level of these players is not something to write home about. On both sides!

08 Sep 2018

65'- Pollard's clearance kick is a poor one, handing the Wallabies another attacking lineout.

But yet again they are pinged for a skew throw!

08 Sep 2018

64'- Some reprieve for the Boks as the Wallabies are caught out for throwing skew into the lineout...

08 Sep 2018

64'- Bok sub: Pollard on at flyhalf for Jantjies.

08 Sep 2018

64' - Great hands from the Wallabies out wide sees them enter the red zone, before winning a penalty.

It's close to the touchline so they opt for an attacking lineout...

08 Sep 2018

62'- Bok sub: Francois Louw on for Whiteley.

08 Sep 2018

61'- After 7 phases off Bok attack on the tryline, Jantjies decides to put a chip through, only to see the ball go over the dead-ball line...

08 Sep 2018

60'- A great kick by De Klerk puts the Wallabies under massive pressure at the back. Hooper is forced to take it out, handing the Boks a lineout close to the tryline...

08 Sep 2018

57'- Bok subs: Mtawarira on for Kitshoff, Louw on for Malherbe.

08 Sep 2018

56'- Oh dear, a knock on from Kitshoff scuppers a great attacking opportunity for the Springboks, who were attacking inside the red zone.

08 Sep 2018

55'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK

Australia 190m

South Africa 161m

08 Sep 2018

54' - PENALTY slotted by Toomua.

Australia 20-18 South Africa

08 Sep 2018

53'- The Wallabies win another kickable penalty and this time Toomua will line up a shot at goal. Kitshoff the man pinged for going off his feet at the breakdown...

08 Sep 2018

51'- But the Wallabies remain on the attack, with the Springbok exit strategy not overly impressive...

08 Sep 2018

50'- Brilliant defence from the Boks keeps the hosts at bay.

08 Sep 2018

49'- Faf de Klerk again penalised for going off-side at the scrum. The Wallabies however opt against taking the three points. They opt for a scrum instead...

08 Sep 2018

47' - Wallaby prop Allan Alaalatoa is off, repalced by Taniela Tupou.

08 Sep 2018

46'- Wallaby wing Jack Maddocks oh-so-close but he is held up. It will be a five-metre scrum for the hosts...

08 Sep 2018

46'- However, another attacking chance for the Wallabies as the Boks fail to control the ball at lineout time...

08 Sep 2018

45'- Another scrum penalty for South Africa. They have been dominant in that department today!

08 Sep 2018

44'- A let-off for the Springboks as Simmons knocks it on close to the tryline...

08 Sep 2018

42' - Genia brilliant breaks off a scrum inside his own half... he chips ahead and almost scores but luckily for South Africa, Wille le Roux comes to the rescue on defence. It's still a five metre scrum for the hosts though...
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