Rugby Championship

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 28 September 2013 - 17h00
Kick-off : Sat, 28 September 2013 - 17h00
Venue : Newlands, Cape Town
Referee : Jerome Garces (France)
Match status : Result
  South Africa Australia
Tries Adriaan Strauss (14min) and Willie le Roux (72min)
Penalties Morne Steyn (8min), Morne Steyn (19min), and Morne Steyn (32min) Christian Lealiifano (7min)
Conversions Morne Steyn (14min) and Morne Steyn (15min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Flip van der Merwe (40min) and Duane Vermeulen (66min) Michael Hooper (28min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


The Boks has one last chance to get their bonus point try, but Eben Etzebeth is in taken into touch. Full-time, the Boks beat the Wallabies 28-8.


Thank you for staying with us throughout this wonderful test match. Please to join us again next weekend as we resume with some Currie Cup action and then the big test match between the Springboks and the All Blacks, which could decide the who wins the Rugby Championship this year.


The Boks may not have gotten a bonus point, but they thoroughly outplayed the Wallabies at Newlands, and secured the Mandela plate.


Kolisi gets isolated and the Wallabies wins a penalty. They take it quickly and Matt Toomua breaks throught the Boks' defence. He off-loads to Adam Ashley-Cooper, but Pat Lambie turns the ball over. The Wallabies take a quick throw in and Cooper puts in a cross kick. TRY


The Wallabies' try was scored by debutant Chris Feauai-Sautia.


TMO called in for foul play. Sitaleki Timani YELLOW CARDED for diving into the ruck. The Boks kick into touch.


The Boks have picked up the pace as they are searching for a 4th try, which will hand them a bonus point.


TRY Willie Le Roux. After the line-out, Fourie Du Preez passes a brilliant ball to Le Roux down the blindside who dived over in the corner.


Israel Folau is dragged into touch handing the Boks an attacking line-out.


The Boks struggling a bit to exit their own half, but Willie Le Roux sparks a Boks attack.


The Wallabies kicks for touch on the 5m line and it's not in straight. The Boks clear. And Saia Faingaa again doesn't find his jumber.


Penalty to the Wallabies as Duane Vermeulen is penalised for a deliberate knock-on. YELLOW CARD for Vermeulen.


Bismarck Du Plessis turns the ball over and the earns his team a penalty. The Boks take it quickly but the Wallabies now win a turn-over. They are inside the Boks 22.


The Boks win the line-out, but the Wallabies holds them up off the ground. Wallabies attacking now inside the Boks' 22.


Willie Le Roux puts in a neat kick down field to force the Wallabies back into their own 22. Genia clears after the line-out.


The Wallabies just can't seem to get going, as they kill another attacking opportunity with a forward pass inside the Boks' half.


The visitors run at the Boks' defence and the Boks make a turn over.


The Boks make a knock on and the Wallabies snatch the ball. Habana intercepts, but the refs calls him back for the knock-on.


Morne Steyn hacks it into touch close to the half way line. Steyn then hoists one in the air with Le Roux contesting Folau in the air. Scrum to the Boks.


Quade Cooper kicked for touch but the Wallabies driving maul is countered by the Boks. Scrum to the Boks and then a scrum penalty to the Boks.


Wallabies have an advantage as they move inside the Boks' 22. Penalty against Eben Etzebeth.


The Wallabies are slowing building up momentum. They are on the attack, but a knock on by debutant Tevita Kuridrani halts their attack


The Boks knock the ball on, scrum to the Wallabies in the middle of the field, just outside the Boks' 22, but Fourie Du Preez steals the ball from the scrum.


The Wallabies run it out of their own half of the field through their backs.


Boks get a scrum after yet another Wallaby handling error.


Morne Steyn knocks the ball on the outside the Wallaby 22. The Wallabies get the scrum and then wins a scrum penalty. Cooper hacks it into touch on the Boks' 10m line


Willie Le Roux wins the ball brilliantly in the air, after an up and under from Morne Steyn. Wallabies get a scrum, but the referee awards a free-kick to the Boks.


The Wallabies look to run it out of their half, but Adriaan Strauss wins a turn-over. A rare mistake from Steyn as he doesn't find touch and Israel Folau kicks it out of the danger zone.


Quade Cooper starts the second half. Kirchner takes the kick-off and clears into touch.


The second half about to start. Will Genia on the field for Nick White.


The Wallabies are inside the Boks' half but they knock the ball on. The touch judge however informs the referee about a dangerous play and TMO is called in. Flip van der Merwe YELLOW CARDED for leading with the arm.


Another knock-on by the Wallabies brings an end to the first half. The Boks lead by 23-3


The Boks started the first half brilliantly and will be satisfied with their efforts. The Wallabies however, will have to sort out their handling, if they are to have any say in this game.


Scrum to the Boks. And then both teams kicks for territory, before a Quade Cooper chip kick is collected by Tendai Mtawarira. The Boks go through the phases, but the Wallabies wins a turnover.


Steyn kicks for territory, the ball goes directly into touch. Wallabies get a penalty after the line-out, but again a handling error stops their momentum.


The Boks break from inside the own half through captain Jean De Villiers, but the Wallabies are in over the ball and wins a penalty. But White doesn't find touch, giving the Boks another attacking opportunity.


Penalty to the Boks. Steyn going for the 3 points again and the converts. Boks 23-3


Boks testing the Wallaby defence again. Boks inside the Wallabies 22.


YELLOW CARD for Michael Hooper after a dangerous tackle on Eben Etzebeth.


A big tackle on Eben Etzebeth results in some pushing and shoving. TMO called in


As both teams are starting to kick the ball more, Willie Le Roux kicks the ball directly into touch inside the Boks' half.


The Boks now on attack inside Wallaby territory, but the Wallabies make a turn-over.


Scrum penalty to the Wallabies and Nick White kick it into touch on the halfway line. But then they are penalised for obstruction.


The Wallabies are penalised for entering again and Steyn puts it in touch right on the 22m line. But the Wallabies get a scrum as the Boks are accidentally off-side.


The Wallabies finally get their hands on the ball, but they knock it on. After the scrum, the referee pins the Wallabies for coming in from the side. Morne Steyn is going for the 3 points, and the PENALTY is over. Boks lead 20-3.


The Boks are in again. This time through Zane Kirchner. Morne Steyn again adds the conversion.


TRY under the posts for Adriaan Struass. And Steyn slots the conversion.


The Boks run it out of their own half and Steyn places a nice kick in the corner. Wallabies clear. But the Boks are on the attack again. Penalty to the Boks. They kick for touch again.


The Boks have get as penalty. Steyn is going for the 3 points and his 600th overall. It's over. 3 all.


The Wallabies kick into touch close to the Boks' 22m line and Duane Vermeulen concedes another penalty. Christian Lealiifano kicks to the posts and it's over.3-0 Wallabies.


The Wallabies' defence holds firm and turns the ball over. They clear the ball into touch. The looks take the line-out but then concede a penalty for obstruction.


Penalty scrum to the Boks. Steyn kicks for touch. Line-out for the Boks about 15m from the try line.


James Horwill receives and scrumhalf, Nick White clears. The Boks look to attack, but is halted by a forward pass. Wallabies scrum on the 10m line.


The Springboks will start the game. Morne Steyn, kicks-off.


Now the South African national anthem, sang by Kurt Darren.


The national anthems are next. Advance Australia Fair first up.


The Wallabies take to the field first. Subdued cheers for the visitors.


Morne Steyn leads the Boks onto the field in his 50 test match, with loud cheers from the Newlands faithful.


Morne Steyn will play his 50th test for the Boks today. He also needs just two points take him to 600 points in international rugby.


The Wallabies give debutant centre Tevita Kuridrani a spot in their sarting eleven in this crunch game against the Boks. Will he be up for the challenge against the likes of Jean De Villiers and JJ Engelbrecht?


As the excitement builds up, who do you think will be the stand-out performer for both the Springboks and Wallabies, respectively?


25 minutes before the big game kicks-off at DHL Newlands.


While a win for the Springboks will keep them in contention for the Rugby Championship, the Wallabies are looking to secure only their second win of the tournament and third of the year at Newlands.


With just under an hour to go before kick-off here at Newlands, the weather seems to be playing its part, as the light showers have passed and the sun is creeping out.


Welcome to our match commentary live from DHL Newlands, Cape Town, for the test match between the Springboks and the Wallabies.
South Africa
15 Willie le Roux
14 JP Pietersen
13 Jaque Fourie
12 Jean de Villiers
11 Bryan Habana
10 Morne Steyn
9 Ruan Pienaar
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Willem Alberts
6 Francois Louw
5 Flip van der Merwe
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Coenie Oosthuizen
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

23 Patrick Lambie
22 Jano Vermaak
21 Siya Kolisi
20 Pieter-Steph du Toit
19 Bakkies Botha
18 Lourens Adriaanse
17 Gurthrö Steenkamp
16 Adriaan Strauss
15 Israel Folau
14 Joe Tomane
13 Adam Ashley-Cooper
12 Christian Lealiifano
11 Nick Cummins
10 Quade Cooper
9 Will Genia
8 Ben Mowen
7 Michael Hooper
6 Scott Fardy
5 James Horwill
4 Rob Simmons
3 Sekope Kepu
2 Stephen Moore
1 James Slipper

23 Bernard Foley
22 Mike Harris
21 Nic White
20 Dave Dennis
19 Kane Douglas
18 Ben Alexander
17 Benn Robinson
16 Tatafu Polota-Nau