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2016/10/01 | 17:05 |  Rugby Championship | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria |  Full Time
Rugby Championship

As it happened: Boks 18-10 Wallabies

2016-09-30 19:00
Last Updated at 03:08
01 Oct 19:03
01 Oct 19:01

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Be sure to join us again next week when the Boks host the All Blacks at Kings Park in Durban. The Wallabies will face Argentina at Twickenham in London.

01 Oct 18:59


Bok skipper Adriaan Strauss receives the best player award. Fully deserved!

01 Oct 18:54

Gosh, it wasn't pretty but the Boks will take a valuable win. Morne Steyn has probably assured that Elton Jantjies won't play Test rugby again anytime soon. The Springbok defence improved as the match wore on and their scrum started to dominate in the second period. However, a performance like this one will not yield a win against the All Blacks...

01 Oct 18:52
FULL-TIME: South Africa 18-10 Australia
01 Oct 18:52
80'- Hougaard boots it into the Loftus crowd to end the game...
01 Oct 18:51

79'- Then, moments later, Steyn slots a DROP GOAL to seal the game!

SA 18-10 Australia

01 Oct 18:50
79'- Steyn surprises by taking a quick tap...
01 Oct 18:49

78'- Another scrum penalty for the Boks. Kitshoff has been massive since coming on.

01 Oct 18:49
78'- Boks with a scrum just inside their own half. It wasn't pretty but they look like they will eke out an ugly win here.
01 Oct 18:48


Morne Steyn has now kicked 149 penalty goals in Tests - one more than Percy Montgomery.

01 Oct 18:47

75'- PENALTY slotted by Steyn.

SA 15-10 Australia

01 Oct 18:46
74'- Hougaard wins a penalty on the ground for the Boks and this time Steyn will line up a shot at goal...
01 Oct 18:44
73'- After several phases of attack, the Boks move backwards before De Jager knocks it on...
01 Oct 18:43
72'- News filtering through is that Paige has suffered concussion.
01 Oct 18:42
71'- Scrum penalty for the Boks. It's on halfway, but this time the Boks opt for a lineout. Steyn sets up a lineout inside the Australian 22m area...
01 Oct 18:41
70'- This game is getting comical. An incredible amount of errors from both sides. The Wallabies are playing in the right side of the field, they have the most possession, but seem incapable of doing anything with the ball...
01 Oct 18:36
66'- The Springbok defence has certainly improved in the second half. But can they hold on for 14 minutes? It's all they seem to be doing at present...
01 Oct 18:33


SA 19

Australia 9

01 Oct 18:32
62'- Great work from Bok skipper Strauss, who steals the ball under his own posts. Le Roux then clears up-field to bring relief...
01 Oct 18:31
61'- Wallabies inside the red zone after a great counter attack from Haylett-Petty...
01 Oct 18:30
60'- Steyn's attempt is away to the right...
01 Oct 18:29

58'- Scrum penalty for the Boks.

Steyn will line up a shot from almost 60m out!

01 Oct 18:26

56'- Bok sub: Problem now for the Boks as Rudy Paige leaves the field looking very groggily. There is no more back reserves, so Willem Alberts must replace him!

Hougaard will move to scrumhalf.

01 Oct 18:25


SA 278m

Australia 400m

01 Oct 18:23

54'- Bok sub: Kriel on for Mohoje.

Oupa had a decent game today... but so has Louw...

01 Oct 18:19
51'- This time Hodge pulls his effort to the left...
01 Oct 18:19
50'- De Jager concedes another kickable penalty as he fails to roll away at a ruck. Hodge will line up another long-range effort - almost 50m out..
01 Oct 18:17
48'- Hodge's effort is away to the right...
01 Oct 18:16
48'- Kickable penalty for Australia as De Jager is caught mile off-side. Hodge will line up another long-range effort, about 45m out, 10m in-field...
01 Oct 18:15
47'- Bok backline re-shuffle: Lambie has moved to right wing, with Le Roux at fullback.
01 Oct 18:13
45'- Bok sub: Willie le Roux is on for Habana.
01 Oct 18:12
45'- Concern for South Africa as Habana receives treatment for a knee injury...
01 Oct 18:11
44'- Bok subs: Kitshoff, Redelinghuys and De Jager all on, Mtawarira, Koch and Du Toit off.
01 Oct 18:09
44'- Australia back to their full complement as Folau comes back from his time spent in the sin-bin...
01 Oct 18:09
43'- But Genia is caught at the base... more relief for the Boks.
  • 80'

    FT: South Africa are victorious in Pretoria, beating Australia 18-10, all through the boot of Steyn! Thank you for joining us in our live commentary.

  • 79'

    South Africa get another scrum penalty after a great push from the fron-row especially Kitshoff.

  • 79'

    DROP GOAL SOUTH AFRICA STEYN!Steyn slots another drop goal and that might be the game for the Boks with one minute left to play.

  • 78'

    Australia make a great drive but Mapoe does so well to wrap him up in a tackle, hold him and South Africa get the scrum.

  • 76'

    PENALTY SOUTH AFRICA STEYN! With five minutes left to play Morne Steyn slots the penalty.

  • 75'

    Australia are making some great metres here but Hougaard makes the steal and Steyn will go for posts.

  • 74'

    South Africa are close the Wallabies line and are poking holes in the Wallabies defence but then De Jager knocks it on in the tackle.

  • 72'

    Australia are penalised at the scrum and South African kick for touch and will have a line out in the Wallabies' 22m

  • 71'

    SA win their scrum and Steyn kicks the ball to the half way line. Australia win their lie out but Cooper throws a forward pass and it will be a South African scrum in the centre of the field.

  • 69'

    Australian prop Robinson tries to pick a fight with Alberts and the ref call them both in. It will be a South African scrum on their own 22m.

  • 67'

    Cooper shoots a grubber through the SA line and Lambie almost collects but knocks it on.

  • 66'

    South Africa are playing some great rugby but Willem Alberts shoots off a forward pass to Strauss and it will be an Australian scrum on the SA 10m line.

  • 64'

    South Africa are under enormous pressure on their own line but Australia cough up the ball and Le Roux kixks the ball out.

  • 61'

    Steyn goes for goal but the ball is kicked wide.

  • 59'

    South Africa are awarded a penalty after Australia are penalised at the scrum.

  • 57'

    South Africa don't seem to have enough space as Kriel is bundled into touch from a great run of play.

  • 56'

    Jaco Kriel replaces Mohoje at blindside. Mohoje has been exceptional today with 10 tackles and some fantastic runs.

  • 55'

    South African make a great up the field after some electric play from Mohoje and and Whiteley but Hougaard is bundled into touch.

  • 52'

    Hodge misses another long ranger. And that's 9 points that go a begging.

  • 51'

    SA are penalised again for not rolling away at the ruck and Australia will take another kick.

  • 50'

    Australia are awarded a penalty on the South African 10m line after Lood de Jager is caught off sides.

  • 50'

    Hodge misses another penalty and South Africa stay in the lead.

  • 46'

    Bryan Habana seems to have picked up a knee injury and is replaced by Willie le Roux.

  • 45'

    South Africa win their scrum and Morne Steyn kicks for touch to their own 10m line.

  • 44'

    Australia are putting lots of pressure on South Africa on the tryline. They have plentiful chances to go over the line but the South African defence stays strong. Habana knocks the ball out of Genia's hand and SA get the scrum on their own 5m line

  • 41'

    And they kick off for the second half!

  • 40'

    PENALTY SOUTH AFRICA STEYN! Steyn puts South African into the lead going into the second half.

  • 40'

    Half time score 12-10 as South African reel back Australia to get back into the lead. They are looking more confident now as they start to string their attacking moves together. Adriaan Strauss is having a blinder as he streaks through the Wallaby defence at will. Asutralia are looking very dangerous with ball in hand.

  • 39'

    SOuth African are awarded a penalty and kick for line. They are using the field advantage well with another great run by Teboho Mohoje.

  • 38'

    SA are driving up the field wonderfully as they enjoy the one man advantage. But Australia are awarded a penalty and kick for the line out on the SA 10m line. SA are awarded a penalty but the Wallabies start a scuffle with South African players. Might there be another yellow dished out here?

  • 35'

    PENALTY SOUTH AFRICA STEYN! The 10 closes the gap and makes it 9-10.

  • 34'

    YELLOW CARD AUSTRALIA FOLAU South Africa are making metres through some great running play as they spread it wide. Australia steal the ball but SA steal it back and South Africa break. Habana gets the ball on the wing chips but Folau hits Habana without the ball and cops a yellow.

  • 32'

    Australia are looking dangerous again as they approach the SA 5m line but they are penalised for obstruction.

  • 30'

    Australia gets the ball and are dangerously close to the South African line but the ball is stolen and Strauss kicks it up field. Hougaard dives over and South Africa are penalised.

  • 27'

    Foley knocks the ball on but it is not picked up by the referee and the crowd doesn't like the call.

  • 25'

    PENALTY SOUTH AFRICA STEYN South Africa have a scrum that goes waywardly, Paige picks up the ball and Australia dives over and South Africa get the penalty. Steyn makes no mistake in getting the kick.

  • 23'

    Australia go for the penalty but their long range kicker Hodge misses the penalty.

  • 21'

    Paige gets sucked into a ruck and Hougaard takes over for the 9 but he knocks the ball on at the breakdown.

  • 19'

    Australia have a scrum on their own 22m line and win it and get a penalty directly afterwards. They use the ball well and kick for touch. They win their own line out and pass back and try to kick but Steyn charges it down and Australia have to track back. They kick down field and Lambie kicks down field only to be responded to by a another kicks that goes out. South Africa have the line out.

  • 15'

    CONVERSION AUSTRALIA FOLEY! Foley makes no mistake in getting the extra two points.

  • 14'

    TRY AUSTRALIA SIO! Australia score a try after Habana misses touch with a kick up field. The Wallabies play it back with some quick champagne rugby and Sio scores under the posts.

  • 11'

    South African play with the ball beautifully as they swing the ball around as if they're playing touch rugby. Adriaan Strauss makes a break but is isolated and the Wallabies get their hands on it and the ref gives them penalty. Australia kicks for line but SA win it and kick the ball up field for touch.

  • 8'

    PENALTY AUSTRALIA FOLEY Australia hit right back as Genia almost gets a clean break but is pulled back by South Africa and in the process Australia get a penalty and Foley kicks it through.

  • 5'

    DROP GOAL SOUTH AFRICA STEYN! South Africa use their line-out very well by charging up the field. They get a penalty advantage and Steyn rolls back the ears and kicks it through.

  • 3'

    Australia are making metres as they drive up the field towards the Springbok tryline but Austrlaia are penalised at the breakdown and SA kick for touch for the line-out.

  • 1'

    South African kick off as referee Wayne Barnes blows the whistle. This the 83rd time South African and Australia have played each other.

  • 0'

    It''s a balmy day in Pretoria at 28 degrees with the wind at an event tempered 18km/h.

  • 0'

    Meanwhile, Sean McMahon will start at number eight for Australia. McMahon replaces the injured David Pocock and edges out Lopeti Timani for the number eight jersey. It is the only change to the Wallabies starting XV which beat Argentina 36-20 in Perth two weeks ago.

  • 0'

    Both teams take the field as they prepare for the clash. The Springboks are led out by Captain Adriaan Strauss.

  • 0'

    Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby Championship Test between our hosts, South Africa, and Australia from Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news from both sides.

  • 0'

    Pat Lambie, Morné Steyn and Rudy Paige will all start for the Springboks in this Test. The inclusion of Paige at scrum-half is one of three changes made to the Springbok line-up that started the match against the All Blacks two weeks ago in Christchurch. Paige, who has made four Test appearances from the Bok bench, will partner the experienced Steyn in the halfbacks. The only other change to the starting line-up sees Lambie return to the team for the first time since he suffered concussion in the series opener against Ireland in June. Lambie will play full-back, where he is preferred over Johan Goosen.

  • 0'

    Lots of passion in the faces of the Springbok supporters as they belt out Nkosi sikeleli.

Jump to

South Africa Australia
  • 0 Tries 1
    • 13' Scott Sio
  • 0 Conversions 1
    • 14' Bernard Foley
  • 4 Penalties 1
    • 25' Morne Steyn
    • 34' Morne Steyn
    • 40' Morne Steyn
    • 75' Morne Steyn
    • 7' Bernard Foley
  • 2 Drop Goals 0
    • 4' Morne Steyn
    • 79' Morne Steyn
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 33' Israel Folau
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Vincent Koch
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Francois Louw
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Rudy Paige
  • Morne Steyn
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Juan De Jongh
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Bryan Habana
  • Patrick Lambie
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  • 5
  • 6
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  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
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  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Scott Sio
  • Stephen Moore
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Adam Coleman
  • Rob Simmons
  • Dean Mumm
  • Michael Hooper
  • Sean McMahon
  • Will Genia
  • Quade Cooper
  • Reece Hodge
  • Bernard Foley
  • Samu Kerevi
  • Dane Haylett-Petty
  • Israel Folau
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Willem Alberts
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Willie Le Roux
  • 16
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  • 23
  • James Hanson
  • James Slipper
  • Tom Robertson
  • Kane Douglas
  • Scott Fardy
  • Nick Phipps
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Sefanaia Naivalu

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