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As it happened: Wallabies 24 Springboks 20

2015-07-18 11:24
Last Updated at 09:47
18 Jul 14:10
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18 Jul 14:06
Questions will be asked if the ball was over the line when pressed by Kuridrani however. The overhead angle was inconclusive and the only angle that showed the ball been pressed seemed inconclusive as to whether the ball was indeed pressed on the line. 
18 Jul 14:04


Australia has dramatically snatched a late victory here. 

They trailed by 7-20 early in the second half but never gave up and forced their way back into the match. The Boks, who played well in patches, only have themselves to blame for this loss. 

Australia 24 South Africa 20

18 Jul 14:02

82' - Conversion slotted by Giteau.

Giteau adds the extra two points and thats the end of the match. 

18 Jul 14:01

81' - TRY to the Wallabies!

Kuridrani has won it for the home side. 

The TMO has ruled that the ball was pressed on the line. 

Australia 22 South Africa 20

18 Jul 13:59

81' - The TMO is called into action.

Kuridrani is pulled down short of the line, his momentum gets him over but Burger and Louw are involved and might have stopped him. 

18 Jul 13:57
80' - The Wallabies maul the ball up but the Boks defend and managed to stop the maul. The Wallabies send the ball out to the backs. 
18 Jul 13:56
79' - Turnover won by the Boks! But now they have conceded a penalty for diving into the ruck. The opt to kick for the corner. 
18 Jul 13:55
79' - Lambie kicks deep, the Wallabies field the ball and have possession inside the Bok half. More defence looms for the Boks. 
18 Jul 13:54
78' - His attempt is short!! The Boks breathe a sigh of relief. 
18 Jul 13:54
77' - They will kick at goal. This is right in front and around 45m out. Giteau is the man taking the responsibility. 
18 Jul 13:53
77' - Crucially the Wallabies have the ball in the Bok half. Mahoje has wandered offside. What will the Wallabies do?
18 Jul 13:51

74' - CONVERSION slotted by Cooper!

The Wallabies flyhalf narrows the gap to just three points. This is going to be a close one folks!

Australia 17 South Africa 20 

18 Jul 13:50

73' - TRY to the Wallabies!

Hooper gets over from in close. 

Australia 15 South Africa 20 

18 Jul 13:48
72' - Another scrum penalty to the Wallabies. The Boks collapsed the scrum, but the turf is really cut up and that could have caused it. 
18 Jul 13:47
72' - Now the Wallabies have a 5m attacking scrum feed. More defense needed by the Boks here!
18 Jul 13:47
70' - The Boks have a defensive scrum on their own line. The Wallabies pack pull off a monster scrum and Burger is caught behind his own try line. Hooper seemed miles offside, however. He was not bound either. 
18 Jul 13:45

70' - Again the Bok defence is unbelievable. Firstly they managed to stop a rolling and then some in-your-face defence forces the Wallabies to knock on.

The home side however, will not be very happy with their error count today, especially in the red zone of the Boks. 

18 Jul 13:44


Coetzee is replaced by Mohoje

He seems to have a knee injury. 

18 Jul 13:43

68' - The Wallabies move onto the attack again, this time they win a penalty as Reinach is adjudged to have played the ball on the ground. Cooper sets up a lineout in the Bok 22m area. 

18 Jul 13:40


Pollard is replaced by Lambie.

Pienaar is replaced by Reinach

18 Jul 13:39
67' - Once again, the defence is nothing short of exceptional. Pollard manages to get over the ball and wins a penalty. 
18 Jul 13:38
66' - The Boks are under huge pressure again as the Wallabies surge into the 22m area. 
18 Jul 13:36
64' - The Wallabies are penalised for offside. Pollard doesn't find touch, and the home side clear to the halfway line. Poor play from the Bok flyhalf. 
18 Jul 13:33
62' - Giteau breaks the Bok line, finds Folau on his inside but the fullback cannot hold the ball. The pass was slightly behind him. 
18 Jul 13:32
61' - What a shocker from Cooper! He has hacked that away to the left of the uprights!
18 Jul 13:30
59' - The Wallabies win a scrum penalty! Strauss had his knee on the ground apparently. The Wallabies seemed to wheel that. This is a very kickable penalty for Cooper. 
18 Jul 13:28
58' - Again excellent defence by the Boks wins a defensive scrum on their own 22m area. 
18 Jul 13:27
56' - Another penalty to the Wallabies as Le Roux is penalised for not releasing. Cooper sets up a lineout in the Bok half. 
18 Jul 13:25

54' - PENALTY slotted by Cooper!

No mistake from the Wallabies flyhalf. He has cut the gap to 10 points.

Australia 10 South Africa 20

18 Jul 13:24
54' - Cooper will have shot at goal from straight out in front. 
18 Jul 13:23
52' - The Wallabies have a penalty as Pienaar is ruled offside. The home side took the ball through 11 phases in that movement. 
18 Jul 13:20
50' - Great work from the new Bok front row as they win a scrum penalty.
18 Jul 13:19


B du Plessis is replaced by Strauss

Mtawarira is replaced by vd Merwe.

18 Jul 13:18
48' - Poor execution by the Wallabies as Kuridrani knocks on. It must be said that was some excellent rush defence by South Africa, Habana in particular. 
18 Jul 13:17


J du Plessis is replaced by Malherbe

18 Jul 13:16
47' - Poor play from the Boks leads to Habana been caught behind his own try-line. The Wallabies have an attacking 5m scrum.
18 Jul 13:14

45' - Conversion by Pollard!

Pollard extends the Bok lead by another two points!

Australia 7 South Africa 20 

18 Jul 13:13

44' - TRY to the Springboks!

What a score from Kriel! Excellent work by Le Roux and Habana works some space for the youngster who first cuts inside and then uses his pace to go outside another defender to score in the left-hand corner!

Australia 7 Springboks 18

18 Jul 13:11
42' - The Wallabies have a scrum as the Boks get their timing wrong on the rolling maul. 
18 Jul 13:10
41' - B du Plessis wins his third steal of the match. Incredible from the hooker! Pollard puts the resulting penalty out in the Australian 22m area. 
18 Jul 13:08
40' - Cooper gets the second half underway. The Boks control and Pienaar launches a bomb which the home side field easily. 
18 Jul 13:08
The teams return to the pitch for the second half. The Boks are now captained by Ruan Pienaar with Matfield off the field. 
  • 80'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, KURIDRANI! 22-20. The Boks take the ball the through the phases but lose possession when Heinke van der Merwe goes off his feet at a ruck. Giteau kicks for touch and try to launch a drive from a line-out deep inside the Boks'' 22! That''s a big call. The Boks do well with a counter shove and the hosts are forced to go wide. After taking the ball through several phases, Tevita Kuridrani bursts through a tackle and crashes over despite the attentions of Francois Louw and Schalk Burger!

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, GITEAU! 24-20. Giteau adds the extras which secures a memorable win for the homeside! The Boks will be wondering how they lost that game as they were cruising to victory midway through the half. But credit to the Wallabies who never gave up and in the end they are deserved winners after a superb fightback!

  • 80'

    Australia 24 South Africa 20

  • 79'

    Giteau lines up a shot at goal after Oupa Mohoje is pinged for straying offside on defence. The Boks gain a reprieve when Giteau's kick goes to the right of the posts!

  • 77'

    The Boks take the ball through a couple of phases with their forwards, close to the halfway mark, before Reinach launches a bomb. Folau does brilliantly and gathers despite the attentions of three chasers!

  • 75'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER! 17-20. Cooper adds the extras and the Wallabies have their tails up!

  • 74'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, HOOPER! 15-20. Michael Hooper runs on to a pass from Phipps, close to the Boks' tryline and barges over from close quarters!

  • 72'

    The Wallabies put huge pressure on their counterparts at a scrum inside the Boks' 22. Burger gathers but is tackled behind his tryline by Hooper and is forced to ground the ball!

  • 70'

    Cobus Reinach is penalised for playing the ball on the ground. Cooper kicks for touch and puts the ball out deep inside South Africa''s 22.

  • 68'

    The Wallabies are trying desperately to get back into the game. Folau makes a telling break and is n the clear! He offloads to Drew Mitchell whose progress is halted by Le Roux close to the Boks' 22.

  • 65'

    The Boks take the ball through the phases, close to the halfway line, and Schalk Burger and De Allende are prominent ball carriers.

  • 62'

    Cooper has a chance to add another three-pointer from the kicking tee after Adriaan Strauss is pinged for a scrum infringement. His kick is a poor one and is low and wide of the uprights!

  • 59'

    The Boks do well to hold Moore up when he takes the ball into contact. When the maul becomes static the visitors are awarded the put-in to the resulting scrum.

  • 57'

    Le Roux is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground. Giteau kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to South Africa's 10-metre line.

  • 55'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, COOPER. 10-20. Cooper reduces the deficit with a three-pointer after Pienaar is pinged for offside play on defence.

  • 53'

    Nick Phipps throws a hospital pass to Ashley-Cooper, who cops a big hit from De Allende!

  • 51'

    The Boks gain a reprieve when the Wallabies are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Pollard kicks for touch and puts the ball out just outside his 22.

  • 49'

    The Wallabies attack from the scrum and Kuridrani runs onto a pass from Cooper but knocks on in front of the tryline after a tackle from Habana!

  • 48'

    Bismarck du Plessis wins a turnover deep inside his 22 and tries to kick for touch! His effort is charged down by David Pocock and the Boks scramble for the loose ball. Habana is eventually forced to dot down behind his tryline.

  • 46'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 7-20. Pollard guides the ball through the uprights to extend the Boks' lead!

  • 45'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KRIEL! 7-18. Jesse Kriel runs onto a pass from Habana, just outside Australia's 22, and beats three defenders before diving over in the left-hand corner!

  • 43'

    Ashley-Cooper is pinged for playing the ball on the ground. Pollard puts the resulting penalty out inside the Wallabies' 22.

  • 41'

    Cooper gets the second half underway with a flat kick which De Jager gathers just outside his 22 where he goes to ground.

  • 40'

    The Boks are on the attack inside the Wallabies' 22. Jesse Kriel is stopped close to the tryline and they then set up another phase with Lood de Jager! The Wallabies then does well to win a turnover and the ball is eventually booted into touch by Tevita Kuridrani! That's the final act of the half and the two sides head into the sheds for a deserved break! As the scoreline suggests, this has been a closely fought battle but the Boks deserve their lead as they've had most of the possession. The Wallabies are by no means out of it though and there's still plenty to play for after the break.

  • 40'

    Australia 7 South Africa 13

  • 39'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 7-13. Pollard lands the two pointer from close to the touchline!

  • 38'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, ETZEBETH! 7-11. Le Roux deliver a chip kick which Habana knocks back inside Australia''s 22! Le Roux regathers and offloads to Eben Etzebeth who dives in at the left-hand corner with two defenders on his back!

  • 37'

    Pollard spots a gap behind the Wallabies' backline and launches a crossfield kick which bounces around inside the hosts' 22. Genia gathers and clears with a kick into touch just beyond his 10-metre line.

  • 35'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, COOPER. 7-6. Cooper adds the extras to extend the homeside's lead!

  • 34'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, ASHLEY-COOPER! 5-6. Ashley-Cooper runs on to an inside pass from Cooper and glides through a gap inside the Boks defence before scoring next to the uprights!

  • 33'

    The Boks are under the cosh inside their 22 when le Roux kicks for touch but the ball slices off his boot and travels for less than 10 metres in to touch.

  • 31'

    Pienaar launches a bomb close to the Wallabies' 10-metre line but Folau is equal to the task and gathers despite great pressure from Bryan Habana.

  • 29'

    Quade Cooper lines up a shot at goal from about 45 metres out, after Bismarck du Plessis is pinged for side-entry at a ruck. The kick is to the right of the uprights, however.

  • 26'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 0-6. Pollard lands a three-pointer from about 45 metres out after the Wallabies' pack is penalised for deliberately wheeling a scrum.

  • 23'

    Folau gathers a high ball and makes a telling break! He cuts through the Boks' defence like a hot knife through butter but le Roux does well to halt his progress with a solid hit close to South Africa's 22!

  • 21'

    The Wallabies attack just outside the Boks' 22 and Ashley-Cooper takes the ball into contact but he is soon pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground. Pollard kicks for touch and puts the ball out on Australia's 10-metre line.

  • 18'

    Will Genia launches a bomb and Rob Horne gives chase but JP Pietersen does well to gather close to his 22 despite great pressure!

  • 16'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 0-3. Pollard gets the game's first points after Michael Hooper is blown up for offside play.

  • 14'

    The Boks are on the attack deep inside the Walllabies' 22 but it all comes to nothing as Pollard knocks on a pass from Ruan Pienaar!

  • 13'

    Damian de Allende is in the clear down the right-hand touchline! He's got JP Pietersen on his outside but breaks infield and is tackled close to Australia's 22 by Israel Folau.

  • 11'

    The Boks' backline are penalised for straying offside on defence. Matt Giteau puts the resulting penalty out just outside South Africa's 22.

  • 8'

    Jesse Kriel takes a half gap before passing to Willie le Roux! He offloads out of the back of his hand but Stephen Moore intercepts before going to ground!

  • 6'

    Pollard gets a chance to open the scoring from the kicking tee after Will Skelton is pinged for straying offside on defence. His kick hits an upright, however, and the Wallabies scramble to gather the loose ball before Cooper boots it into touch!

  • 3'

    The Wallabies take the ball through the phases just outside the Springboks' 22 and Quade Cooper cops a huge hit from Eben Etzebeth!

  • 1'

    The two teams stand to attention and belt out their anthems with great gusto before Handre Pollard gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Adam Ashley-Cooper who sets up a ruck just outside his 22.

  • 0'

    Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby Championship encounter between Australia and South Africa from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. We'll return soon with team news.

  • 0'

    Schalk Burger is back in the Springboks? starting line-up. Burger?s inclusion at number eight, after a great performance as replacement against the World XV last weekend in Cape Town, is one of five changes to the Springboks? matchday squad for this match. The other four changes are on the bench, where props Heinke van der Merwe and Frans Malherbe, as well as Lood de Jager (lock) and Lwazi Mvovo (wing) have been included.

  • 0'

    Matt Giteau has been recalled to Australia's starting line-up. Giteau will earn his 93rd Test cap in the number 12 jersey following a four-year absence from the Wallabies line-up. Playing inside Giteau will be the Queensland pairing of Will Genia and Quade Cooper, who return to the run-on team together for the first time since November 2013. The returning trio make up three of the four total changes to the team which ran out against England at Twickenham in the final Test of the 2014 end-of year tour, with the other change being the return of Tevita Kuridrani at outside centre.

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Australia South Africa
  • 3 Tries 2
    • 32' Adam Ashley-Cooper
    • 73' Michael Hooper
    • 80' Tevita Kuridrani
    • 37' Eben Etzebeth
    • 44' Jesse Kriel
  • 3 Conversions 2
    • 33' Quade Cooper
    • 74' Quade Cooper
    • 80' Matt Giteau
    • 39' Handre Pollard
    • 45' Handre Pollard
  • 1 Penalties 2
    • 54' Quade Cooper
    • 15' Handre Pollard
    • 25' Handre Pollard
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • James Slipper
  • Stephen Moore
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Will Skelton
  • Rob Simmons
  • Scott Fardy
  • Michael Hooper
  • Scott Higginbotham
  • Will Genia
  • Quade Cooper
  • Rob Horne
  • Matt Giteau
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Adam Ashley-Cooper
  • Israel Folau
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  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Victor Matfield
  • Francois Louw
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Schalk Burger
  • Ruan Pienaar
  • Handre Pollard
  • Bryan Habana
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jesse Kriel
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • Scott Sio
  • Greg Holmes
  • James Horwill
  • David Pocock
  • Nick Phipps
  • Matt Toomua
  • Drew Mitchell
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  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Heinke Van der Merwe
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Lwazi Mvovo

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