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As it happened: Springboks 27-27 Wallabies

2017-09-30 15:55
Last Updated at 17:58
30 Sep 19:01

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Following two draws against the Springboks this year, the Wallabies have retained the Nelson Mandela Challenge shield which they won last year.

Next week things get much tougher for the Boks as they play host to the All Blacks at Newlands, while Australia will head to Mendoza to tackle Argentina.

Stay tuned to Sport24 for reaction following the Springboks' draw.

30 Sep 18:58
30 Sep 18:56
The MAN-OF-THE-MATCH accolade has gone to Wallaby centre Kurtley Beale.
30 Sep 18:51
For the second time in this year's Rugby Championship, the Springboks and the Wallabies have played to a draw!
30 Sep 18:50
FULL-TIME: South Africa 27-27 Australia
30 Sep 18:50
80'- However, knock-ons from both sides bring an end to proceedings...
30 Sep 18:49
79'- Moments later, Jantjies is monstered in a tackle and the Wallabies have possession.
30 Sep 18:49
79'- Jantjies pulls his penalty attempt away to the right...
30 Sep 18:47
77'- Michael Cheika and the Wallabies will no doubt be fuming about that forward pass. On first glance, it did look to go forward by some distance...
30 Sep 18:46

77'- The Boks win a penalty near the touchline. Jantjies has a chance to win the game for the hosts.

30 Sep 18:46
76'- A forward pass from Coetzee to Skosan is not picked up by the referee but it allows South Africa to attack deep inside Australian territory...
30 Sep 18:44
75'- A scrum penalty to South Africa allows them to relieve some pressure...
30 Sep 18:43


SA 623m

Australia 446m

30 Sep 18:42
74'- Bok sub: Paige on for Cronje.
30 Sep 18:42
74'-  Moments later a great break from Beale brings the Aussies into the red zone, before another knock-on...
30 Sep 18:41
73' - However, the Boks lose possession before Beale boots down-field to bring relief for the Wallabies.
30 Sep 18:40
73'- Strong runs from Du Preez and Skosan bring the Boks into the red zone...
30 Sep 18:38
70'- Bok sub: De Allende on for Serfontein.
30 Sep 18:37

69'- Jantjies slots the long-range PENALTY to level matters.

SA 27-27 Australia

30 Sep 18:36
68' - Nyakane wins a penalty on the ground for the Boks. It's just inside Australian territory and Jantjies will line up a shot.
30 Sep 18:34


SA 504m

Australia 325m

30 Sep 18:32
65'- Bok sub: Du Toit replaces Louw at flank.
30 Sep 18:31
64'- Kuridrani is almost over in the corner for Australia. But a great tackle by Cronje stops him, before Leyds does well to win a penalty on the ground for the hosts!
30 Sep 18:30
63'- Wallabies probing near the Bok 22m area...
30 Sep 18:29
62'- Several changes made up front now by Australia.
30 Sep 18:28


SA 11

Australia 20

30 Sep 18:27
61'-  Bok replacement Du Preez wins a penalty on the ground to halt Australia's momentum.
30 Sep 18:26
60'- However, moments later the Boks are pinged at the breakdown. Kitshoff is the culprit and it allows Australia to set up a lineout deep inside South African territory.
30 Sep 18:25
59'- A vital lineout steal from Franco Mostert sees the Boks gain some valuable possession inside their own half.
30 Sep 18:24
58'- Bok subs: Nyakane and Kitshoff on, Dreyer and Mtawarira off.
30 Sep 18:23

57'- Foley slots the CONVERSION from the corner.

SA 24-27 Australia

30 Sep 18:22

56'- TRY to the Wallabies as Marika Koroibete scores in the corner, this time in the left corner as he goes over for his second try!

It came after a concerted period of attack.

30 Sep 18:20

54'- Boks caught off side inside their own territory.

But the Wallabies are in no mood to kick for goal...

30 Sep 18:19
53'- Another scrum penalty to Australia as Dreyer is again pinged!
30 Sep 18:18


SA 3

Australia 0

30 Sep 18:17
52'- The Wallaby defence holds out, but I'm not sure for how much longer. The altitude may be catching up with them now...
30 Sep 18:16
51'- Boks immediately back on the attack in the red zone...
  • 81'

    FULL-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 27-27 AUSTRALIA. After an exciting second half the score remains on 27-27 and that will be another draw between these two teams. They drew in Perth and they draw in Bloemfontein. Brilliant play from both sides and the difficult penalty that was missed could have won the game for the hosts.

  • 80'

    Jantjies drives the kick wide and to the right of posts, it was a tough kick and the score remains at 27-27.

  • 78'

    South Africa push forward and look to pass the ball wide on the left wing. Jantjies goes down and Coetzee look to tackle but Koroibete concedes a penalty for hands in the ruck.

  • 76'

    A few changes for both sides, Paige replaces Cronje and Beale is replaced too.

  • 76'

    Will Genia concedes a penalty for infringement in the scrum. South Africa have a lineout.

  • 75'

    Beale puts in a good run before being tackled by Jantjies. As we go into the final five minutes, South Africa tackle well to stop the Wallabies on the attack.

  • 74'

    Good forward momentum for the hosts but they lose the ball. Beale hoofs it deep into the Bok half. A lot of midfield play.

  • 71'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, JANTJIES! 27-27: Jantjies makes no mistake with the penalty as the crowd erupts an the score becomes 27-27. Good kicking under pressure.

  • 69'

    Another important penalty won by the Boks as Hodge does not release the ball.

  • 67'

    A few kicks back and forth between Coetzee, Beale and Foley. A few tired bodies out there.

  • 65'

    Brave tackle from the Boks as they win a crucial penalty. Cronje making a great tackle as South Africa manage to turn the ball over as they stop Australia's momentum.

  • 65'

    Kuridrani conceded the penalty for not releasing the ball very close to the Boks try line.

  • 64'

    It is a bit of a scramble in the middle of the pitch as both sides look to gain advantage.

  • 61'

    Coleman is on the ground getting some medical attention. South Africa need to be more disciplined here.

  • 60'

    South Africa steal a lineout and Serfontein takes the ball forward before being tackled. South Africa work the ball wide towards Kriel and Skosan.

  • 59'

    Francois Louw concedes a penalty for hands in the ruck. The hosts need to score next to stay in the game.

  • 58'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 24-27: Foley slots in the difficult conversion perfectly and the visitors lead by 3 points.

  • 57'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, KOROIBETE! 24-25: Marika Koroibete claims the try and it is Foley's pass that creates the try for the Wallabies as they take the lead back.

  • 54'

    South Africa concede a penalty through Ruan Dreyer who collapsing the scrum.

  • 53'

    South Africa are pushing forward after the restart. They win a penalty, take it quickly and they are pushing forward urgently. Brilliant show from the hosts.

  • 53'

    It has become a massive contest out there. The Wallabies win a scrum after the lineout. They are deep in their own half. South Africa looking to press the advantage.

  • 51'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 24-20: Jantjies makes no mistake to slot in the extras and the lead is pushed to 4 points. It has been a fast start to the second half here.

  • 49'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, SKOSAN! 22-20: Good forward momentum from the hosts, Serfontein with the inside ball and Skosan takes the ball over the line while being tackled by two players. South Africa take the lead.

  • 47'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 17-20: Foley makes no mistake and adds on the extras. Australia lead by 3 points after a cracking start to the second half.

  • 47'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, KOROIBETE! 17-18: Brilliant run from Foley who goes through the defence and the final pass goes to Koroibete who is too fast for Skosan as he takes it over the line. Australia take the lead back.

  • 46'

    South Africa win the ball after the restart, after a few passes, Jantjies kicks the ball deep in Australia's half.

  • 44'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 17-13: Jantjies makes no mistake with the conversion and he pushes the South African lead to 4 points.

  • 43'

    The Wallabies win the lineout, bring it back to Beale who kicks the ball deep. South Africa kick the ball back and Folau lets it bounce.

  • 43'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, SERFONTEIN! 15-13: Brilliant try for South Africa. Kolisi with the initial break and Leyds with the final pass to Serfontein who takes it over the line. South Africa lead by 2 points.

  • 42'

    Foley gets the ball and kicks it deep into touch. Marx will throw the ball for South Africa.

  • 41'

    Jantjies kicks things off as the second half begins.

  • 41'

    Australia will look to clear the ball from the scrum and go to the break with the lead.

  • 41'

    HALF-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 10-13 AUSTRALIA. Australia lead South Africa after the first half by three points. The hosts dominated the possession but the Wallabies took their chances and have the lead.

  • 40'

    We are in the final minute of the first half and South Africa need to be more patient with the ball in hand. They could have done more with this chance.

  • 39'

    Poor lineout from the hosts and Australia manage to clear under pressure as Hodge kicks the ball deep into touch.

  • 38'

    South Africa with the penalty advantage with a few minutes left in the half. Jantjies kicks the ball into touch for a lineout. This could be a chance for South Africa to score.

  • 37'

    Folau is penalised for a high tackle after the referee has a few words with both captains.

  • 36'

    Less than five minutes remaining in this fast first half and just three points separating the two teams.

  • 36'

    Foley kicks the ball high and straight into touch. Marx will have a throw in for South Africa.

  • 35'

    South Africa concede another penalty through Dreyer as he collapses the scrum. The score remains on 10-10.

  • 35'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 10-13: An easy penalty goal for Australia and Foley makes no mistake to give Australia the three point lead.

  • 33'

    Jantjies kicks the ball high and Marx ends up conceding a penalty for not releasing the ball carrier.

  • 32'

    NO TRY! Good response on the counter from Australia. The TMO is being called into action for the grounding. The TMO says it is NO TRY! Skosan does well to stop Folau from getting to the ball.

  • 31'

    Beale links up with Genia after making some good ground for Australia and Genia puts in a good run.

  • 29'

    Sekope Kepu collapses the scrum and that will be a penalty to South Africa.

  • 28'

    Foley goes for the kick for the lineout but he has made a hash of things and that will be a scrum to South Africa after Australia don't take the penalty goal for three points.

  • 27'

    Australia were playing with the advantage so they will come back for the penalty. Mtawarira is being penalised for being caught offside.

  • 26'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 10-10: Jantjies levels the score for South Africa with a good penalty goal and the score is 10-10. It has been a fast paced game so far.

  • 26'

    The penalty goal from Jantjies was from 39 metres out.

  • 25'

    Jack Dempsey with a deliberate knock down of the ball and Australia concede a penalty.

  • 23'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 7-10: Foley slots in the first penalty goal of the game to give Australia the lead by 3 points.

  • 22'

    Etzebeth concedes a penalty for a high tackle. South Africa need to be more disciplined now. The score is 7-7.

  • 21'

    South Africa concede a penalty through Leyds for not releasing the ball after Jean-Luc du Preez breaks through the Wallabies defence.

  • 19'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 7-7: Jantjies makes no mistake with his first kick today and adds on the extras for South Africa. The score is tied on 7-7.

  • 18'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DREYER! 5-7: A crucial first try for South Africa as Ross Cronje sets up the try with a nice pass and Ruan Dreyer takes it over the line for the Boks. Good response from them.

  • 16'

    Australia concede another penalty at the lineout. McMahon is the guilty party here.

  • 15'

    The Springboks have dominated the possession but they are seven points behind and need to score next to stay in the game.

  • 14'

    Australia concede a penalty as Hooper is caught offside.

  • 12'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 0-7: Foley makes no mistake with the conversion as Australia on the extras to push the lead to 7 points.

  • 11'

    The referee has a few words with the players before the scrum, good place for Australia to attack from.

  • 11'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, FOLAU! 0-5: Foley sets up the break with a nice pass and Folau runs through the defence to score the first try of the game.

  • 11'

    This is Folau's 5th try of this tournament.

  • 9'

    The Wallabies have gone for the lineout option. South Africa comepte for the throw and Australia win a scrum.

  • 8'

    The first penalty of the game, going the way of the Wallabies as Francois Louw concedes it for going off his feet.

  • 7'

    Marx will have another throw here, the referee having a few words with the players. The Boks take the throw short and pass the ball to Kolisi and then Kriel on the right.

  • 6'

    The ball is passed to the left wing and then it comes back to the centre to Jantjies who kicks it away. The Wallabies kick it back through Beale.

  • 5'

    Springboks are attacking from the start, they win the first throw and Marx will throw. Good delivery and Mostert takes it for the hosts.

  • 3'

    Good attacking start from the Boks and they win a scrum here. The hosts are making their intentions clear here.

  • 2'

    A fast start to the game as the Springboks pass the ball around and work it through a few phases.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! Foley kicks things off as the first half begins.

  • 0'

    South Africa drew against Australia in Perth, but they will look to play better at home and post a win after their disappointing loss to the All Blacks.

  • 0'

    For the Sprinboks, Dillyn Leyds comes in for Rhule on the right wing. He is a good playmaker and could cause problems for the Wallabies.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Championship game between South Africa and Australia from the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

  • 0'

    Marika Koroibete could be a key player for the visitors because of his ability and raw power. Bernard Foley could target him and Folau with his cross kicks. South Africa could face a stern test at home today.

  • 0'

    South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth (c), 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

  • 0'

    Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Marika Koroibete, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio

  • 0'

    Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has placed his faith in several young and inexperienced players with the performances of rookie Test trio Izack Rodda (lock), Jack Dempsey (flanker) and Marika Koroibete (wing) sure to be in the spotlight.

  • 0'

    Ben O?Keeffe is the referee today with Jerome Garces and Shuhei Kubo assisting him. Rowan Kitt is the TMO.

  • 0'

    The Wallabies? last four wins in the Rugby Championship outside of Australia have all come against Argentina ? their last away win against one of the other sides came in 2011 ? against South Africa.

  • 0'

    Head coach Allister Coetzee has been criticised after the loss against the All Blacks and knows that anything less than victory against the Wallabies will put him back in the firing line.

  • 0'

    After winning just four out of 12 Tests ? and drawing with the Barbarians in a non-international match ? in 2016, the Boks appeared to be on the right track with an impressive start to their 2017 campaign.

  • 0'

    Despite that massive loss, Coetzee has made few changes to his matchday squad although Dillyn Leyds, Francois Louw and Ross Cronje are expected to make telling contributions this weekend after being included in the run-on side.

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South Africa Australia
  • 3 Tries 3
    • 17' Ruan Dreyer
    • 42' Jan Serfontein
    • 48' Courtnall Skosan
    • 10' Israel Folau
    • 45' Marika Koroibete
    • 55' Marika Koroibete
  • 3 Conversions 3
    • 17' Elton Jantjies
    • 43' Elton Jantjies
    • 50' Elton Jantjies
    • 11' Bernard Foley
    • 46' Bernard Foley
    • 57' Bernard Foley
  • 2 Penalties 2
    • 25' Elton Jantjies
    • 69' Elton Jantjies
    • 22' Bernard Foley
    • 34' Bernard Foley
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Franco Mostert
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Francois Louw
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Andries Coetzee
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  • Scott Sio
  • Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Izack Rodda
  • Adam Coleman
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Michael Hooper
  • Sean McMahon
  • Will Genia
  • Bernard Foley
  • Reece Hodge
  • Kurtley Beale
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Marika Koroibete
  • Israel Folau
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Rudy Paige
  • Handre Pollard
  • Damian de Allende
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  • Stephen Moore
  • Tom Robertson
  • Allan Alaalatoa
  • Rob Simmons
  • Ned Hanigan
  • Lukhan Tui
  • Nick Phipps
  • Samu Kerevi

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