Perth - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has offered no excuses for his team's dying-minute defeat against Australia in their Rugby Championship Test in Perth on Saturday.
As it happened: Wallabies v Springboks
The Wallabies won 24-23 thanks to a late try by wing Rob Horne which saw the Springboks slip to second in the standings.
"It was always going to be close, especially away from home, but I
thought we were in control for large periods of the game," said Springbok
coach Heyneke Meyer.
"But all credit to them, you can't keep them out with 14 men in the
last 10 minutes, especially away from home.
"I almost thought we had it, but the margins in this competition are
very, very small. No excuses, they've done it and showed a lot of character at
15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13
Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9
Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Scott Fardy, 5
Rob Simmons, 4 Sam Carter, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 James Hanson, 1 James
Substitutes: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Pek Cowan, 18 Ben
Alexander, 19 James Horwill, 20 Scott Higginbotham, 21 Matt Hodgson, 22
Nic White, 23 Kurtley Beale
Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Jean de
Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8
Duane Vermeulen, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield, 4
Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai
Substitutes: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Trevor
Nyakane, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Warren Whiteley,
21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Damian de Allende