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As it happened: Wallabies 23-23 Springboks

2017-09-09 13:55
Last Updated at 06:18
09 Sep 14:04

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Next weekend, the going gets tougher for the Springboks who face the All Blacks in Albany.

The Wallabies will host Argentina in Canberra.

Stay tuned to Sport24 for reaction following the Test in Perth!

09 Sep 14:02

Wallaby centre Kurtley Beale was named MAN-OF-THE-MATCH.

From a South African perspective, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Siya Kolisi were impressive.

09 Sep 14:00
09 Sep 13:55
Perhaps a fair result in what was a scrappy game littered with errors. The Springboks will be disappointed not stealing the game at the death there, but they'll take heart from hauling in a 20-10 deficit in the second half...
09 Sep 13:53
FULL-TIME: Australia 23-23 South Africa
09 Sep 13:52
81'- A knock on from Hougaard then allows the Wallabies to counter up-field. But another knock on brings an end to proceedings...
09 Sep 13:52
80'- Jantjies' drop goal is charged down, but Kolisi gathers and the Boks keep attacking...
09 Sep 13:51
80'- The Boks are into the red zone, with the hooter having already sounded...
09 Sep 13:50
79'- With seconds remaining, the Boks have possession just outside the Australian 22m area...
09 Sep 13:49
78' - After a penalty at lineout time, the Boks set up an attacking lineout just outside the Wallaby 22m area.
09 Sep 13:49


Australia 9

South Africa 8

09 Sep 13:48
77' - Wallabies looking to run from deep... before Beale decides to boot down field, with Jantjies then returning the favour...
09 Sep 13:45
75' - Oosthuizen coming back on for the Boks as Nyakane leaves the field with a bloodied face...
09 Sep 13:45

75'- After multiple phases of Wallaby attack, the Boks win a penalty on the ground.

Jantjies can clear up-field and bring relief...

09 Sep 13:43
74' - The Wallabies probe near the Bok 22m area. Can the South African defence hold out?
09 Sep 13:39
70'- Bok sub: Nyakane on for Oosthuizen.
09 Sep 13:39

69' - Foley kicks the PENALTY to level the scores.

Australia 23-23 South Africa

09 Sep 13:38
68' - A penalty in range for Australia as Hougaard is pinged for taking out Genia off the ball. Foley will line up a shot from about 40m out...
09 Sep 13:36

67'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

Australia 20-23 South Africa

09 Sep 13:35
66'- A massive Springbok scrum sees them win a penalty in front of the Wallaby posts!
09 Sep 13:34
65'- Oh dear, Boks oh-so-close as Jaco Kriel is almost over under the posts. It was set up by a great break from Jesse Kriel, but unfortunately his namesake could not hold on...
09 Sep 13:33
64'- Bok subs: Hougaard on for Cronje and De Jager on for Du Toit.
09 Sep 13:31


Australia 81

South Africa 45

09 Sep 13:30
62'- Some relief for the Boks as they are awarded a free kick at lineout time. "Numbers" costing the home side in that lineout...
09 Sep 13:29
61'- A great kick in behind the Bok defence from Beale puts the visitors under pressure near their own tryline...
09 Sep 13:27

59'- Jantjies' CONVERSION levels matters.

Australia 20-20 South Africa

09 Sep 13:25
58'- TRY awarded to Malcolm Marx!
09 Sep 13:25


It's a powerful driving maul from the Boks, with Malcolm Marx seemingly over.

Referee Glen Jackson has asked the TMO "any reason I cannot award the try?"...

09 Sep 13:24
58' - The Boks turn down the opportunity for three points and set up an attacking lineout instead...
09 Sep 13:23
57'- A scrum penalty for the Boks and it's in range...
09 Sep 13:22
57'- Suddenly there's more gusto in the Springbok effort...
09 Sep 13:22


Australia 449m

South Africa 196m

09 Sep 13:21


Australia  5

South Africa 7

09 Sep 13:19
54'- Bok subs: Kitshoff on for Mtawarira and Du Preez on for Cassiem.
09 Sep 13:19

53'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

Australia 20-13 South Africa

09 Sep 13:18
52'- The hosts are caught off-side and it's a kickable penalty for South Africa.
09 Sep 13:17
52'- The Boks have another chance inside the red zone...
09 Sep 13:17
51'- Kolisi was also instrumental in that Bok move, making a great tackle and a strong run...
09 Sep 13:16
50' - A golden opportunity for the Boks go begging! It was a great sniping break from Serfontein, who ran from deep insie his own half, but great scrambling defence from the Wallabies saved the day.
09 Sep 13:14
48'- Is Bok coach Allister Coetzee perhaps pondering the introduction of Handre Pollard at flyhalf?
09 Sep 13:13
48'- Another error as Jantjies' restart fails to go 10 metres.
09 Sep 13:13

47'- CONVERSION slotted by Foley.

Australia 20-10 South Africa

09 Sep 13:12
Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau barges over after dominating driving maul. He had earlier passed his concussion test...
  • 80'

    After 12 phases the drop goal attempt from Jantjies is charged down.

  • 80'

    FULL TIME: The drama is over here in Perth and we have a draw. The Springboks did really well to come back from 20-10 down to draw a very tight game. The second half was much better for both teams than the first.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    The Springboks have a penalty, as Simmons is penalised at the lineout. Jantjies finds touch 25 meters out.

  • 76'

    Trevor Nyakane who is on for Oosthuizen is off for a blood bin injury.

  • 75'

    The Wallabies attack again and then Coleman is penalised for joining the ruck incorrectly. That was much needed relief for the Springboks and great work by Serfontein.

  • 73'

    Curtis Rona is on for the Wallabies.

  • 72'

    Good pressure from the Wallabies after a Springboks lineout and they turn it over.

  • 70'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 23-23: Francois Hougaard is on the field for Cronje and is penalised for taking out the Wallabies scrumhalf without the ball. They go for goal and the scores are level.

  • 68'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA. JANTJIES! 20-23: Alaalatoa is penalised for wheeling the scrum. Jantjies slots a good kick and the Springboks are back in the lead.

  • 66'

    The Springboks come close again. Kolisi pounches on a ball, offloads to Jesse Kriel, but then Jaco Kriel knocks it on five meters from the line. So close!

  • 63'

    The Springboks earn much needed relief, with a free kick at the lineout, five meters from their own line. Jantjies finds a good touch. Alaalatoa is on for the Wallabies.

  • 61'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 20-20: Jantjies levels the scores with a beauty!

  • 59'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MARX! 20-18: They secure the lineout, maul forward and good control from Marx, as he forces his way over. The TMO confirms all in order.

  • 58'

    Scott Sio is guilty again of collapsing the scrum. Jantjies finds touch, as the Springboks go for seven instead of three.

  • 57'

    Arnold is replaced by Simmons for the Wallabies.

  • 56'

    Steven Kitshoff and Jean-Luc du Preez come on for the Springboks.

  • 55'

    Pieter-Steph du Toit breaks through the line again and they make good ground.

  • 54'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 20-13: Jantjies slots a crucial kick.

  • 53'

    Hooper is penalised for being offside and Jantjies goes for goal.

  • 51'

    Jan Serfontein is hunted down by Henry Speight, with an open try line in front of him. Great work by the Wallabies.

  • 49'

    The kick from the restart does not travel 10 meters and the Wallabies have a scrum on the halfway line.

  • 48'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 20-10: Foley extends the lead and the Springboks have a lot of work to do.

  • 47'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, POLOTA-NAU! 18-10: Polota-Nau scores an easy try, as Australi drives after the lineout.

  • 46'

    After 19 phases the Wallabies win a penalty, five meters from the line. The Springboks were all offside and they looked vulnerable. Beale finds touch four meters out.

  • 43'

    Elton Jantjies is penalised for not releasing the ball in the tackle. What a waste by the flyhalf and good work by Hooper.

  • 42'

    Pieter-Steph du Toit breaks through the line and make good yards. Under a lot of pressure Beale finds touch on his own 10 meter line.

  • 41'

    Jantjies starts proceedings in the second half.

  • 40'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 13-10: The first scrum penalty go to the Springboks, as Sio is penalised. Oosthuizen is then penalised for not rolling away in the tackle. Poor and lazy from Oosthuizen! Foley slots a good kick, as the Wallabies take the lead.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: Australia lead by three points at the break. It has been a very stop start game thus far with a lot of unforced handling errors from both teams.

  • 40'


  • 37'

    The Wallabies string together six phases before it is brilliantly turned over by Kolisi.

  • 35'

    We have more issues in the scrum.

  • 34'

    Coetzee breaks the line after a good offload from Jesse Kriel. Coetzee loses the ball forward in a tackle.

  • 32'

    The Wallabies claim the restart and then Uzair Cassiem is guilty of having his hands in the ruck. Hodge finds touch near the halfway line.

  • 31'

    Folau is penalised for tackling Etzebeth in the air. Jantjies goes for goal but sends it wide.

  • 30'

    CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 10-10: Foley levels the scores!

  • 28'

    TRY, AUSTRALIA, BEALE! 3-10: The Wallabies secure the restart and Beale finds a gap through some poor Springboks tackling to score! Great work from Beale and Australia.

  • 27'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 3-10: The Springboks have a seven point lead after a great kick!

  • 25'

    The lineout throw is messed up by Uelese, who is on for Polota-Nau after a head injury.

  • 25'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, JESSE KRIEL! 3-8: It started with a Wallabies quick lineout throw. The Springboks then steal the ball and Pieter-Steph du Toit leads a counter attack with Cronje. A kick forward bounces nicely for Kriel!

  • 23'

    The Springboks win a free-kick after numerous infringements at the scrum. Mtawarira is then penalised for offside. Foley finds touch five meters out.

  • 22'

    The Wallabies string together seven phases, before it is knocked on in a tackle.

  • 20'

    The Springboks drive and make twenty meters. Coetzee then kicks deep and the bounce favours the Wallabies. We have a lineout inside the Wallabies 22.

  • 18'

    Pieter-Steph du Toit steals the Wallabies lineout ball. This is their first lineout lose on their own throw in 2017.

  • 17'

    Jantjies finds touch with a good kick and the Wallabies will feed a lineout in their 22.

  • 15'

    Andries Coetzee is down after taking a hit in a tackle. He is up after a visit from the doctor.

  • 13'

    The Reece Hodge kick from 45 meters is wide.

  • 12'

    Jaco Kriel is penalised for having his hands in the ruck.

  • 11'

    Jantjies finds touch with a good kick inside the Wallabies 22.

  • 9'

    Skosan breaks through the Wallabies defence after a good pass from Serfontein. Unfortunately a pass from Etzebeth to Marx goes forward.

  • 8'

    PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 3-3: The scores are level, as Foley slots an easy kick.

  • 6'

    Cassiem is penalised for not rolling away from the ruck. Foley will go for goal.

  • 5'

    The Andries Coetzee kick goes directly into touch and a great opportunity to the Wallabies inside the Springboks half.

  • 4'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 0-3: Etzebeth clears the ball, but the Wallabies are penalised again for an early drive. Jantjies lines it up and the Springboks are in the lead.

  • 2'

    The first penalty go to the Springboks, as McMahon is penalised for not releasing the ball. Jantjies finds touch inside the Wallabies 22.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! We are underway here in Perth. An early mistake by Foley, as the kick fails to travel the minimum distance. The Springboks have a scrum on the halfway line.

  • 0'

    Tevita Kuridrani leads the Australian team out onto the field. It is now time for the National Anthems.

  • 0'

    Welcome to our live coverage of this Rugby Championship match, between Australia and South Africa, from nib Stadium, in Perth.

  • 0'

    This will be the start of a tough week for the Springboks, where they will meet both Antipodean teams over a period of seven days.

  • 0'

    Australia has lost their last five Internationals in a row, while the visitors are on a high having won their last five. The last two Australian defeats came at the hands of the All Blacks, but the Wallabies are a much improved team than the one that went down to Scotland in June.

  • 0'

    The Wallabies have lost their full-back, Dane Haylett-Petty, due to a bicep injury and he will be replaced Reece Hodge. Stephen Moore will sit out this match and will be replaced by Tatafu Polota-Nau, at hooker. Adam Coleman returns from injury and will start alongside Rory Arnold, at lock. Samu Kerevi is back on the bench, after being dropped for the last test. Jack Dempsey is further included on the bench at the expense of Lopeti Timani. Tevita Kuridrani will make his 50th appearance for the Wallabies today.

  • 0'

    South Africa have made two changes to their starting line-up that beat Argentina in Salta. Ross Cronjé returns at scrumhalf, while Francois Hougaard moves to the bench. The other change involves is at lock, where Franco Mostert is rested due to his heavy workload and he is replaced by Pieter-Steph du Toit. The most capped Springbok prop of all time? Tendai Mtawarira, will earn his 93rd cap today. Handré Pollard is a notable inclusion on the bench, as a utility back.

  • 0'

    Our referee today is Glen Jackson, from New Zealand. He will be assisted by John Lacey, from Ireland and Paul Williams, from New Zealand. They will be joined by another Kiwi, Ben Skeen, who will be the TMO.

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Australia South Africa
  • 2 Tries 2
    • 26' Kurtley Beale
    • 46' Tatafu Polota-Nau
    • 24' Jesse Kriel
    • 58' Malcolm Marx
  • 2 Conversions 2
    • 28' Bernard Foley
    • 47' Bernard Foley
    • 26' Elton Jantjies
    • 59' Elton Jantjies
  • 3 Penalties 3
    • 7' Bernard Foley
    • 40' Bernard Foley
    • 69' Bernard Foley
    • 3' Elton Jantjies
    • 53' Elton Jantjies
    • 67' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Scott Sio
  • Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Rory Arnold
  • Adam Coleman
  • Ned Hanigan
  • Michael Hooper
  • Sean McMahon
  • Will Genia
  • Bernard Foley
  • Reece Hodge
  • Kurtley Beale
  • Tevita Kuridrani
  • Henry Speight
  • Israel Folau
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Andries Coetzee
  • Jordan Uelese
  • Tom Robertson
  • Allan Alaalatoa
  • Rob Simmons
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Nick Phipps
  • Samu Kerevi
  • Curtis Rona
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Handre Pollard
  • Damian de Allende

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