Rugby Championship

Wallabies stun Boks in Brisbane

2015-07-18 14:04
Handre Pollard (Gallo)

Brisbane - The Wallabies have beaten the Springboks 24-20 in their first match of the Rugby Championship in Brisbane on Saturday.

As it happened: Wallabies 24 Springboks 20

Tevita Kuridrani scored a last minute try to give Australia a dramatic victory over South Africa.

The centre crashed over the line in a scrum of bodies after the hooter had sounded and the television match official adjudged he had grounded the ball.

The Springboks had looked like securing a victory on the back of a brilliant defensive effort and tries from lock Eben Etzebeth debutant centre Jesse Kriel as well as 10 points from the boot of Handre Pollard.

Australia stayed in the contest with a first half try from wing Adam Ashley-Cooper and flank Michael Hooper got them within sight of victory with another six minutes from time.


Australia 24 (Adam Ashley-Cooper, Michael Hooper, Tevita Kuridrani tries; Quade Cooper 2, Matt Giteau conversions, Cooper penalty)

South Africa 20 (Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel tries; Handre Pollard 2 conversions, 2 penalties)


Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 James Slipper

Substitutes : 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 James Horwill, 20 David Pocock, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Drew Mitchell

South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes :16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Lodewyk de Jager, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Lwazi Mvovo


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