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As it happened: Springboks 35-17 Wallabies

2019-07-20 16:40
Last Updated at 18:55
20 Jul 19:12

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20 Jul 19:11
No surprise as Springbok scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies is made MAN-OF-THE-MATCH on debut!
20 Jul 19:10
20 Jul 19:07
A thoroughly deserved bonus-point victory for the Boks! They were more impressive in the second half and it was great to see them finish the game strong.
20 Jul 19:06
FULL-TIME: South Africa 35-17 Australia
20 Jul 19:06

82'- The Wallabies charge at Elton Jantjies' conversion attempt but the referee says they went too early.

He gets another chance and promptly slots the CONVERSION!

20 Jul 19:03
The victory and bonus-point in the bag!
20 Jul 19:03
80'- TRY to the Springboks as replacement scrumhalf Cobus Reinach scores after a sniping break!
20 Jul 19:02


SA 6

Australia 9

20 Jul 19:02
79'- Another Springbok penalty... another attacking lineout...
20 Jul 19:00
78'- The Wallabies win a turnover, but moments later are pinged for holding on too long... again the Boks will set up an attacking lineout...
20 Jul 18:59

76'- A Wallabies player is caught off-side - just inside SA territory and the hosts decide to set up a lineout deep inside Australian territory...

The Boks are hunting a bonus-point.

20 Jul 18:56


SA 14

Australia 23

20 Jul 18:53

71'- CONVERSION slotted by Foley.

SA 28-17 Australia

20 Jul 18:53
70'- TRY to the Wallabies! Out of nowhere, Bernard Foley scores under the posts. It was set up by a sniping break from Kurtley Beale.
20 Jul 18:52
70'- Some relief for the Wallabies as they win a rare scrum penalty... it allows them to exit their own 22m area...
20 Jul 18:51
68'- The Wallabies have simply been nowhere in this second half... after dominating possession and territory in the first period, they have been under constant pressure in the second...
20 Jul 18:49
67'- Bok sub: Orie on at lock for De Jager.
20 Jul 18:45
A terrific debut for Herschel Jantjies. He is surely in line for the man-of-the-match award!
20 Jul 18:45
65'- Bok sub: Cobus Reinach replaces Herschel Jantjies.
20 Jul 18:44
64'- Tupou's time in the sin-bin has now expired.
20 Jul 18:42

63'- CONVERSION slotted by Elton Jantjies.

SA 28-10 Australia

20 Jul 18:42
61'- TRY to the Springboks as Herschel Jantjies goes over in the corner for his second try. A brilliant break on the blindside catching the Wallabies cold!
20 Jul 18:40
61'- It's all the Springboks now... they have turned it around remarkably in this second half...
20 Jul 18:40


SA 201m

Australia 170m

20 Jul 18:39

59'- Bok sub: Coetzee on for Elstadt.

The Wallabies have also made string of substitutions.

20 Jul 18:36

57'- CONVERSION slotted by Elton Jantjies.

SA 21-10 Australia

20 Jul 18:35
55'- TRY! Some great hands from the Boks sees winger S'bu Nkosi go over near the corner!
20 Jul 18:32
54'- The Boks are oh-so-close but held up over the line... they will come back for a five-metre scrum...
20 Jul 18:31
53'- YELLOW CARD for reserve prop Taniela Tupou for a shoulder charge into Rynhardt Elstadt's chest.
20 Jul 18:29

53'- Probing inside the red zone... the Boks win a penalty after potential foul play by the Wallabies.

The TMO is called into action...

20 Jul 18:29
53'- Bok subs: Brits and Koch on, Mbonambi and Nyakane off.
20 Jul 18:27
51'- Bok sub: Frans Steyn on for Andre Esterhuizen.
20 Jul 18:26
51'- The flyhalf's penalty attempt is just short...
20 Jul 18:25
50'- Another scrum penalty for the Boks. It's on halfway and Elton Jantjies will line up a shot at goal. 55 metres on the angle...
20 Jul 18:21
47'- A TEST DEBUT for Bulls prop Lizo Gqoboka, who replaces Tendai Mtawarira.
20 Jul 18:20
47' - Another attack messed up by the Boks... they are way to lateral... flyhalf Elton Jantjies is receiving the ball way too deep...
20 Jul 18:19
45'- Another power scrum from the Boks sees them win a penalty. It allows Elton Jantjies to set up a lineout near the Australian 22m area...
20 Jul 18:16
43'- As commentator Joel Stransky says, "just a little too lateral" on attack from the Boks...
  • 82'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 35-17: South Africa have the bonus point because of the try from Reinach. Jantjies makes it five conversions from five attempts. A great win for South Africa.

  • 82'

    FULL-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 35-17 AUSTRALIA. Australia failed to take their chances today and South Africa made the most of theirs. Herschel Jantjies had a great game on debut, scoring two tries and Reinach's try to finish the game also ensured the bonus point for the hosts. Big win for the Springboks for home.

  • 81'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, REINACH! 33-17: Time up on the clock, South Africa have one last chance to secure a bonus point. Jantjies does well to pass the ball as he is tackled and Reinach is in the perfect place to run through a take it over the line.

  • 79'

    The Springboks win another penalty as Vincent Koch wins it for them at the breakdown and Jantjies kicks it for another lineout.

  • 78'

    South Africa win a penalty and they kick the ball to the corner in search of another try. Good take from Etzebeth and the hosts will build from here on.

  • 76'

    Australia are playing with more intensity in these final minutes of the game. Beale is having a great impact on their plays. South Africa will have to be alert here.

  • 75'

    It has been a game of lost opportunities for Australia. Two tries were not scored by them, one because of a knock on and other because of a forward try in the first half.

  • 73'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 28-17: It is an easy conversion for Foley who adds on the extras to convert his try. South Africa are out of their bonus point position.

  • 71'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 28-15: Beale comes on and makes an impact straightaway. He runs a great line and then the offload to Foley who takes it over the line.

  • 69'

    South Africa have played well today and they will look to close this game out on a strong note. They have another scrum and they have dominated scrums today.

  • 66'

    Herschel Jantjies is replaced and he has had a great game today on debut. South Africa will look to hold on to their lead. It will give them a lot of confidence to win here with a bonus point.

  • 64'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, E JANTJIES! 28-10: Elton Jantjies makes no mistake with the conversion and South Africa are in a bonus point position as they push their lead to 18 points.

  • 62'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, H JANTJIES! 26-10: What a debut Herschel Jantjies is having! Good vision from him as he runs around the breakdown and goes on to score another try. A brace for him on debut so far.

  • 60'

    We are in the final quarter of the game and South Africa will look to keep their lead. Mapimpi chases down a high ball and does well to tackle the player. South Africa gain some good ground.

  • 58'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 21-10: Jantjies makes no mistake with the conversion and South Africa push their lead to 11 points.

  • 56'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, NKOSI! 19-10: A brilliant team try for South Africa. Etzebeth is tackled but Nkosi runs around and he goes on the outside to collect the ball and score the try. South Africa make the most of their advantage.

  • 55'

    A brilliant move from South Africa as they go for the lineout and search for a scrum, but they are held up and it will be a 5m scrum for the hosts. They are in a strong position to attack.

  • 54'

    YELLOW CARD! South Africa win a penalty. Australia do well to control the ball near their try line, but then give a penalty away. The referee is chatting with his assistant and he will check something. Tupou shown the yellow card for a shoulder charge after the whistle.

  • 52'

    Jantjies misses the penalty goal and the score stays on 14-10.

  • 51'

    The score has not changed in the second half, but Jantjies is lining up a penalty goal from the halfway line. First penalty shot for the Springboks.

  • 49'

    A bit of medical attention for James Slipper after he bumps into Etzebeth's knee. Slipper goes off for a HIA, Johnson-Holmes will come on for him on debut.

  • 48'

    A knock on from either side and it was White with the first one so South Africa will have the feed at the scrum.

  • 47'

    South Africa dominate the scrum again and win a penalty from it. Kepu is replaced after that scrum.

  • 44'

    Obstruction is the call from the referee as Gelant looks to run with the ball and he goes around a few of his players. Australia will kick this for a lineout.

  • 43'

    South Africa are dominating possession in the opening minutes of the second half. Australia are doing well to keep them in check.

  • 41'

    Kick-off! The second half begins.

  • 40'

    HALF-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 14-10 AUSTRALIA. It has been a fast first half and both teams have played really well. Australia have not been clinical in certain crucial moments of the game so South Africa hold a slim lead. A try each for Herschel Jantjies and De Jager for South Africa. Haylett-Petty could have scored twice, but will have to settle for a single try.

  • 38'

    Brilliant defensive work from South Africa and Herschel Jantjies does well to get the ankle tap right and the hosts win a penalty and will clear the danger.

  • 36'

    Hooper opts for the scrum as South Africa concede a penalty for being caught offside. South Africa are very close to their try line and will need to defend well.

  • 35'

    South Africa have the feed at the scrum, it is close to their try line. Jantjies gets the ball and looks to clear. He kicks it deep but does not find touch.

  • 34'

    CLOSE! Great work from Australia and it is Haylett-Petty who chases the ball again but he knocks it forward just before the try line. Another important moment in the game goes South Africa's way.

  • 32'

    Esterhuizen will come back on as his yellow card time expires. Some anxious moments for the hosts as Foley runs the ball down with Nkosi chasing him right back to the try line. Nkosi manages to win the ball and then Jantjies clears it.

  • 31'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 14-10: Foley makes no mistake as he adds on the extras with a flat kick. It is a four point game as we go into the last 10 minutes of the first half.

  • 29'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, HAYLETT-PETTY! 14-8: Australia drive the ball wide on the right wing as they attack and it is Haylett-Petty who takes the ball over the line to score his first try against South Africa. Mapimpi's pace could not stop him.

  • 27'

    It has been a fast game so far as we go into the second quarter. Australia have the feed at the scrum but South Africa put a lot of pressure on them. The hosts have dominated the scrums so far.

  • 25'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, E JANTJIES! 14-3: Elton Jantjies makes no mistake with the conversion and he adds on the extras.

  • 24'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE JAGER! 12-3: The Springboks are inches from the line and then De Jager takes it over the line. Du Toit with the initial run through the defence and then Herschel Jantjies almost scores the try but is stopped short. The Springboks have the numbers to attack and score their second try.

  • 23'

    It will be a scrum to South Africa, but Trevor Nyakane is down and receiving some medical attention.

  • 21'

    Better height in the scrum but Kepu still goes down and the referee says it is a penalty to South Africa. Jantjies kicks it to the corner for a lineout.

  • 21'

    YELLOW CARD! Good kick through from Esterhuizen but it is a dangerous tackle from him after that as he runs the ball down. The TMO confirms it is a yellow card for Esterhuizen.

  • 19'

    The TMO will check the pass from Kerevi that set up the try. Salakaia-Loto takes the ball over the line, but it looked like a forward pass from Kerevi.

  • 19'

    NO TRY! Salakaia-Loto is denied his first try for Australia as the pass from Kerevi is forward. Big moment in the game as South Africa keep their lead.

  • 17'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 7-3: Foley opens the scoring for Australia with a penalty goal and brings the deficit down to 4 points.

  • 15'

    South Africa are putting a lot of pressure on the Australian attack with great line speed but they give away a penalty and Foley will look to kick this to open the scoring.

  • 12'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, E JANTJIES! 7-0: Elton Jantjies makes no mistake with the conversion and South Africa push their lead to 7 points.

  • 11'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, H JANTJIES! 5-0: What a try! What a debut for Herschel Jantjies! Nice play from the Springboks as Esterhuizen carries the ball through the line and then Nkosi runs it on the flank before offloading it to Jantjies who scores the first try of the game.

  • 10'

    A brilliant kick from White, there was no one back there for South Africa and Australia are in an attacking position as the ball bounces into touch.

  • 8'

    A bit of scrappy play from Australia as they win the ball from a high kick but fail to control it. South Africa pass the ball to Elton Jantjies who kicks it deep.

  • 6'

    Tom Bakns concedes the first penalty of the game for obstruction. Good start for the hosts and Jantjies will kick the ball to the corner for a lineout.

  • 5'

    The scrum is reset a couple of times and the referee has a few words with the players. Kepu slips and the scrum collapses.

  • 4'

    First scrum of the game and South Africa will have the feed. First touches for many players, both sides settling into the game.

  • 2'

    A deep kick-off from Foley and then Jantjies clears the ball for a lineout.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! The national anthems are done and Australia will get us underway. It is the 88th test between these two sides.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Rugby Championship clash between South Africa and Australia from Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.

  • 0'

    South Africa: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Rynhardt Elstadt , 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira. Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Marcel Coetzee, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Dillyn Leyds.

  • 0'

    Australia: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nic White, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper. Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Will Genia, 22 Matt To’omua, 23 Kurtley Beale.

  • 0'

    Paul Williams is the referee today with Matthew Carley and Karl Dickson assisting him. Rowan Kitt is the TMO.

  • 0'

    The four-country Rugby Championship is watered down to three quick rounds this year because of the World Cup and it looks like countries will not play full strength teams.

  • 0'

    The Wallabies have almost an experimental team, trying to work out combinations before Japan. South Africa also don't have a full-strength team.

  • 0'

    South Africa have played Australia 10 times at Ellis Park in downtown Johannesburg, winning nine and losing just once back in 1963.

  • 0'

    The Wallabies arrived in South Africa more than a week ago to get used to the altitude among other things. It could be a close game as both teams will look to use this game to prepare for the World Cup.

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South Africa Australia
  • 5 Tries 2
    • 10' Herschel Jantjies
    • 23' Lodewyk De Jager
    • 55' S''busiso Nkosi
    • 61' Herschel Jantjies
    • 80' Cobus Reinach
    • 28' Dane Haylett-Petty
    • 70' Bernard Foley
  • 5 Conversions 2
    • 11' Elton Jantjies
    • 24' Elton Jantjies
    • 57' Elton Jantjies
    • 63' Elton Jantjies
    • 80' Elton Jantjies
    • 30' Bernard Foley
    • 71' Bernard Foley
  • 0 Penalties 1
    • 16' Bernard Foley
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 20' Andre Esterhuizen
    • 53' Taniela Tupou
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Mbongeni Mbonambi
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Rynhard Elstadt
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Francois Louw
  • Herschel Jantjies
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Makazole Mapimpi
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Jesse Kriel
  • S'busiso Nkosi
  • Warrick Gelant
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  • 5
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  • 7
  • 8
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  • 10
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  • 15
  • James Slipper
  • Folau Fainga'a
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Izack Rodda
  • Rory Arnold
  • Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
  • Michael Hooper
  • Isi Naisarani
  • Nic White
  • Bernard Foley
  • Reece Hodge
  • Samu Kerevi
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Dane Haylett-Petty
  • Thomas Banks
  • Schalk Brits
  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Vincent Koch
  • Marvin Orie
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Cobus Reinach
  • Francois Steyn
  • Dillyn Leyds
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  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Jordan Uelese
  • Harry Johnson-Holmes
  • Taniela Tupou
  • Rob Simmons
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Will Genia
  • Matt Toomua
  • Kurtley Beale

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