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Rugby Championship | Perth
10:00 (GMT) | 09-09-2017
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The Wallabies looking for the counter as they turnover. They make it to their 22 but the ball is lost forward. FULL TIME
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The hooter sounds and the Boks still with it. Jantjies looking for the drop goal but it's charged down
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The Boks at the 22 now fighting to get into the danger zone
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Penalty to the Boks from the line-out as De Jager takes it from the throw. Jantjies kicks into touch at the 22 of the hosts
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Both teams kicking the ball back and forth as they desperately look for territory. Beale kicks it into touch at the 10 of the Boks
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The Wallabies clear from their 10 and Jantjies gives it on from the ruck
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Jantjies kicks the ball into touch at the half way for a Boks line-out
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Phipps taking it out the ruck for the Wallabies as they go through the phases. The referee awards the Boks a penalty after a determined effort by Serfontein in the counter ruck
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The Wallabies have it after Jantjies kicks forward
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The ball booted forward after the scrum and Jesse Kriel looks to run forward but finds no space to do so
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Etzebeth has it and the Boks give away a scrum after the line-out
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The hosts clear after the reset kick. Line-out to the Boks at the 10 of the hosts
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Foley lines it up and levels the score once again
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The restart kick is booted forward and the Wallabies press forward again. They win a penalty at the 10
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Jantjies takes a kick from in front of the upright and adds 3
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Scrum at the 5 of the hosts for the hosts.The Boks win a scrum and a penalty at the 5
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Jaco Kriel loses it forward in contact at the 5 and the Wallabies regain their breath for the scrum
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Kolisi pounces on the loose ball after the scrum
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Scrum to the Boks after a forced error in the line-out
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Penalty to the Boks after the line-out. He kicks into touch and the Wallabies have a throw inside the away team 10
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Beale with a magnificent kick as he weaves it into touch at the Boks 5. Line-out to the away team
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The reset kick is booted back and the home team make a few meters with Sio as they enter the Boks half
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Jantjies ties up the score at 20 a piece
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The ball kicked into touch at the 5 of the hosts. The maul is good and the Boks showing strength of their own as they power through the hosts maul and get 5 points. TRY to Marx
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Cronje slips it in and the referee says penalty to the Boks
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Scrum to the Boks after another skew line-out by the hosts
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The ball knocked into touch by Jesse Kriel following a kick forward and the Wallabies have a line-out at their 10
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Du Toit again stealing the ball from the ruck and catching the Wallabies napping. He makes it to this 10. The ball is booted forward and Beale returns the favour. Line-out to the Boks at the half way
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He takes his kick and adds 3
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The away team win a penalty and Jantjies sets up for a kick at goal
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The Boks take their throw and progress inside the 22 to the 5 now. The Wallabies holding them back for now
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The Boks burst forward with Kolisi after a loose pass is picked up. He offloads to Serfontein who takes it further. They slip up at the 5 and the ball is cleared
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Scrum reset
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Scrum to the Wallabies after the reset as the kick is too short
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Foley adds the extras
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They take their line-out and Polota-Nau rams the Boks back over their try line with the help of his team. TRY
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The ball is kicked into touch at the 5 of the away team
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The hosts finally edge inside the danger zone and shove forward to the 5. The hosts in their 17th phase as Polota-Nau makes it centimeters short of the try line. They have an advantage and look for a cross kick and play is called back for a penalty
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The Wallabies fighting to make their way forward but the Boks holding them outside the 22
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The Boks have a line-out after the Wallabies clear their lines at the 5. The visitors make some ground forward but give away a penalty and Hodge kicks into touch inside the 10 of the away team
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The second half is underway

Half Time

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He takes his kick as the hooter sounds. He puts his team ahead for a half time lead. HALF TIME
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Penalty to the Wallabies in from a ruck. Foley sets up for a kick at goal
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The Boks win a penalty and Jantjies fails to kick into touch for the second time this half
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Scrum to the Boks at their 5
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The ball moved up field by the hosts. They away team turnover and Serfontein clears but Speight gets it and runs into space as he enters the 22 and offloads to Kuridrani. Jantjies is there on the cover and they win a penalty
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Scrum reset
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The ball lost forward by the Boks after an effective counter ruck. Wallabies with another scrum at the Boks 10
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They take their scrum and try to move through the mid field
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The ball goes forward after Coetzee loses it in contact. Scrum to the hosts around the mid field
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Penalty to the Wallabies after the reset and Hodge kicks it into touch. The ball goes forward off Coleman and the Boks have a scrum at their 10
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Jantjies takes his kick and sends it wide
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Jantjies sets up for a kick at goal after a penalty on Etzebeth by Hooper
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Foley adds the extras
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The Wallabies showing good form to not be shaken by the opening try. Folau wins the ball from the reset and Coleman sails forward for his team. Beale picks it up from the ruck and skips passed more than a couple of Boks defenders to pull one back for the hosts
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Jantjeis secures the extras
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Jantjies boots it out but Folau picks it up as it doesn't bounce into touch. They run it forward but the ball is turned over and Jesse Kriel and he kicks forward. Rhule is there on the chase along with Hooper. Rhule gets it and offloads to Kriel who scores the first TRY of the game
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Penalty to the hosts and Foley boots it into touch at the 5. Uelese's line-out is skew and the Boks have a scrum outside their 5
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The ball cleared after the scrum and the hosts powering forward with Speight
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Scrum reset
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The Wallabies trekking forward now, Foley linking up with Hodge. The visitors knock-on and the Boks have a scrum around their 22
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The ball cleared into touch after the 5 meter throw. Line-out to the Boks and the ball is given away after the line-out
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Line-out to the Boks after the ball is kicked forward by Beale. They take their throw and make some ground with the maul. They move the ball down field and Coetzee kicks forward for Skosan but Folau is there on the cover
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Polota-Nau staying down after taking on Jaco Kriel. The referee awards the hosts a scrum at their 22
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Jantjies kicks into touch after the scrum and the Wallabies have a kick inside their 22. Du Toit poaches the throw and the Boks build from the 22
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Scrum to the Boks at their 10
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Both teams booting the ball from one end of the field to the other
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Hodge picks up the restart kick and bursts passed a sleeping Boks defence to make it to the 22 before being brought down. The clearance is charged down and the Boks have another 22 meter reset
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Hodge sets up for a kick at goal from 45 meters out. The distance is good but he sends it wide
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The ball is fumbled forward by Skosan and the hosts rush forward with a scrum advantage. The Boks turnover and clear. The Wallabies come again and win a penalty outside the 10
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The home team make their way forward with Hooper after the scrum but lose out and the Boks run it forward for a bit before Jantjies kicks into touch at the 22 of the hosts. Line-out to the Wallabies. They clear after the throw
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Scrum to the hosts at their 10
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The restart kick is cleared into touch at the 10 of the hosts. The ball is moved down to Skosan who looks to run into space but the home team converge and the ball is lost forward in contact
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Foley levels the score with 3 points
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Penalty to the hosts outside the 22 of the Boks and they set up for a kick at goal themselves
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The ball being kicked back and forth by both teams and Coetzee sends it straight into touch. Line-out for the Wallabies at the away team 10
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He takes his kick and opens the scoring with 3 points
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The Boks win a penalty from the scrum and kick into touch at the 22 of the hosts. Another penalty following the line-out and Jantjies sets up for a kick at goal
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Scrum to the Boks right off the bat with a overly short kick from Foley. Scrum reset
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The referee sounds his whistle and the game is underway
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The respective national anthems being sung now
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The players leaving the locker rooms now
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Tevita Kuridrani is set to line up for his 50th Test cap, he scored a try on his last start against the Springboks (2015). Eben Etzebeth (eight) has won more line-outs than any other player this tournament, with two of his wins coming on the opposition's throw
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Australia have rallied to score four tries in the final quarter of their games already this tournament, more than any other team in the competition. The Springboks are the only team yet to concede a try in either the opening or closing quarter of games this tournament
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Each of these teams has played 101 games in The Rugby Championship for 42 wins, two draws, and 57 losses, while only one point separates them in defence with the Wallabies (2,472 points conceded) edging the Springboks (2,473). Australia have averaged 4.6 tries scored per game so far in 2017, their best figures in a calendar year since posting 5.8 tries per game in 1985
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This will be the second ever Test played at nib Stadium in Perth after the Wallabies dismissed Argentina 36-20 there in last year's Rugby Championship. South Africa will be searching for back-to-back wins away from home for the first time since a brace of wins against England and Italy in 2014 (excluding 2015 Rugby World Cup)
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Each of the last six Tests between these teams has been won by the home nation on the day, including an 18-10 win for the Springboks when they last met. The Wallabies have won seven of their last eight games when hosting the Springboks, including their last three; though, they've not scored more than 26 points in such a fixture since 2011.
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Welcome to Perth, where the Wallabies will host the Springboks
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Scott Sio
  • 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • 3 Sekope Kepu
  • 4 Rory Arnold
  • 5 Adam Coleman
  • 6 Ned Hanigan
  • 7 Michael Hooper
  • 8 Sean McMahon
  • 9 Will Genia
  • 10 Bernard Foley
  • 11 Reece Hodge
  • 12 Kurtley Beale
  • 13 Tevita Kuridrani
  • 14 Henry Speight
  • 15 Israel Folau
RESERVES
  • 16 Jordan Uelese
  • 17 Tom Robertson
  • 18 Allan Alaalatoa
  • 19 Rob Simmons
  • 20 Jack Dempsey
  • 21 Nick Phipps
  • 22 Samu Kerevi
  • 23 Curtis Rona
START LINE UP
  • 1 Tendai Mtawarira
  • 2 Malcolm Marx
  • 3 Coenie Oosthuizen
  • 4 Eben Etzebeth
  • 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • 6 Siya Kolisi
  • 7 Jaco Kriel
  • 8 Uzair Cassiem
  • 9 Ross Cronje
  • 10 Elton Jantjies
  • 11 Courtnall Skosan
  • 12 Jan Serfontein
  • 13 Jesse Kriel
  • 14 Raymond Rhule
  • 15 Andries Coetzee
RESERVES
  • 16 Bongi Mbonambi
  • 17 Steven Kitshoff
  • 18 Trevor Nyakane
  • 19 Lodewyk de Jager
  • 20 Jean-Luc Du Preez
  • 21 Francois Hougaard
  • 22 Handre Pollard
  • 23 Damian de Allende
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Preview: Australia v South Africa

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 06:21

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND THREE: Improving. Both teams are said to be improving, Australia recently in contest with the mighty All Blacks and South Africa on what happened last year.

But now reality kicks in, a stern test for both sides, third versus fifth according to World Rugby's rankings, which means they are two top teams close in recent achievement.

South Africa's better year has consisted of five wins - three over a weakened French side and two over the badly disciplined Pumas.

That said, the one a fortnight ago was in rugged, difficult Salta.

The Wallabies' improvement is a dramatic one, moving from a flattering 20-point defeat in Sydney to a dramatic and perhaps unlucky six-point defeat in Dunedin - when New Zealand scored the winning try with less than a minute left to play, a match in which the lead changed twice in the last three minutes, one of the great Tests in rugby history.

South Africa's improvement versus Australia's improvement?

Australia's was better - not just in the result but in the way they played - confident, high-tempo and skilled.

This match in Perth could just be a good one - top teams playing top rugby.

Players to Watch

For Australia: Will Genia. He is only 29 - a surprise as he seems to have been around for so long and past going walkabout in search of a pension and now back. Not just back. Back as great as ever. Every scrumhalf in the world should watch him that effortlessly fast and accurate service, that sudden, try-making break, that boot that can be powerful and also subtle. Other Wallabies to watch are Israel Folau (Heaven help the Springboks if they kick on him), strong Henry Speight and skilled, hard, unpredictable, effective Kurtley Beale.

For South Africa: Of the Springboks, there is Jan Serfontein amongst the backs but it is in the pack that their eye-catchers exist - flanks Siya Kolisi and Jaco Kriel, energetic Pieter-Steph du Toit who owes his side a good game and knows full well that his performance will be compared with that of Franco Mostert whose place he has taken, strong everywhere-man, Malcolm Marx, and Coenie Oosthuizen, who scrummed so well against the Pumas and does so much more than scrum. It may be significant that the watch able Wallabies are backs and the watch able Boks forwards. There are those who believe that "tests are won up front". Truth or truism? Saturday may tell.

Head to Head: Two aggressive enforcers - locks Adam Coleman of Australia and Eben Etzebeth of South Africa - neither willing to stand back, both with flashes of lightning, though Etzebeth may be more controlled. Kurtley Beale versus Jan Serfontein - both physically strong, both determined. Beale's footwork may be better; Serfontein may be better at creating opportunities for others. Beale may be better on counterattack , Serfontein on defence. Two excellent flyhalves, men with good hands and feet, both capable of playing and letting play, both unafraid of tackling - Bernard Foley of Australia against Elton Jantjies of South Africa. There is not much to choose between the two as goal-kickers, though the Wallabies have acquired a long-distance man in Reece Hodges. Tatafu Polota-Nau versus Malcolm Marx, bulky hooker versus bulky hooker, both strong ball-carriers. In fact the battle of the front rows could be crucial. Scrum versus Scrum: The Wallabies will be well aware of the Springbok destruction of the Puma scrum. Line-out versus line-out In two matches against New Zealand, the Wallabies did not lose a single one of their line-outs. They have won 100 percent of their own throws, the Springboks 97 percent. They are the most successful teams in the Rugby Championship on their own throws into line-outs. Genia may well be a better scrumhalf than brave Ross Cronje, but Cronje may just be getting better ball.

Results in the 2017 Rugby Championship:
New Zealand versus Australia, 54-34, Sydney
New Zealand versus Australia, 35-29, Dunedin
South Africa versus Argentina, 37-15, Port Elizabeth
South Africa versus Argentina, 41-23, Salta

Recent results:
2012: Australia won 26-19, Perth
2012: South Africa won 31-8, Pretoria
2013: South Africa won 28-8 at Newlands
2013: South Africa won 38-12, Brisbane
2014: Australia won 24-23, Perth
2014: South Africa won 28-10 at Newlands
2015: South Africa won 24-20, Brisbane
2016: Australia won 23-17, Brisbane
2016: South Africa won 18-10, Pretoria

Results in Perth: Much has been said about the Perth factor in this match. There are those who believe that Perth will be on the side of the Springboks because of the South Africans settled in Perth, the easiest place to get to and the easiest place to get back from. Then there is a belief that Western Australians may turn against the Wallabies because the Australian Rugby Union has dumped them out of Super Rugby.  Then there is the idea that the Wallabies will try even harder because of their sympathies with the spent Forced. The record below suggests that Perth is not a bad place for the Springboks to be.

1998: South Africa won 14-13, Subiaco Oval
2001: Australia and South Africa drew 14-all, Subiaco Oval
2004: Australia won 30-26, Subiaco Oval
2005: South Africa won 22-19, Subiaco Oval
2008: Australia won 16-9, Subiaco Oval
2009: South Africa won 32-25, Subiaco Oval
2012: Australia won 26-19, Subiaco Oval
2014: Australia won 24-23, Subiaco Oval

Prediction: Each of the last six Tests between these teams has been won by the home nation on the day, including an 18-10 win for the Springboks when they last met. The Wallabies have won seven of their last eight games when hosting the Springboks, including their last three; though, they've not scored more than 26 points in such a fixture since 2011. This will be the second ever Test played at nib Stadium in Perth after the Wallabies dismissed Argentina 36-20 there in last year's Rugby Championship. South Africa will be searching for back-to-back wins away from home for the first time since a brace of wins against England and Italy in 2014 (excluding 2015 Rugby World Cup). Each of these teams has played 101 games in The Rugby Championship for 42 wins, two draws, and 57 losses, while only one point separates them in defence with the Wallabies (2,472 points conceded) edging the Springboks (2,473). Australia have averaged 4.6 tries scored per game so far in 2017, their best figures in a calendar year since posting 5.8 tries per game in 1985. Australia have rallied to score four tries in the final quarter of their games already this tournament, more than any other team in the competition. The Springboks are the only team yet to concede a try in either the opening or closing quarter of games this tournament. Tevita Kuridrani is set to line up for his 50th Test cap, he scored a try on his last start against the Springboks (2015). Eben Etzebeth (eight) has won more line-outs than any other player this tournament, with two of his wins coming on the opposition's throw. South Africa to win by about five points, unless the Wallabies can have a similar start to the one they had against All Blacks in their last match.

Teams

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Reece Hodges, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio.     
Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Samu Kerevi, 23 Curtis Rona.

South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Coenraad Oosthuizen, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Lodewyk de Jager, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende.

Date: Saturday, September 9
Venue: nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 18.00 (12.00 SA time; 10.00 GMT)
Expected weather: Partly cloudy, no rain, a high of 21°C and a low of 13°C
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

By Paul Dobson
@rugby365com

* Statistic provided by Opta sport

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Wallabies and Boks in disappointing draw

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:00

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT: Australia held on in the face of a late South African surge as the two teams played to a disappointing 23-all draw.

A draw. That is never a satisfactory result for a rugby match. Unlike soccer and cricket, it has never been a game in which you can play for a draw. It is a game that you have to keep on trying to win, and when you don't win you are disappointed.

In this match the Springboks may well be more disappointed than the Wallabies. The Springboks would probably have felt that they had had the better of the match, especially the second half, and that they had created better opportunities than the Wallabies. The Wallabies' disappointment may well have been tempered with relief, but ,credit to them, with time up, they were still trying to run out of their own territory in search of a victory, despite the risk of defeat.

Look at getting possession and you realise how the Springboks' use of possession must have been disappointing.

The Springboks won the scrums, the line-outs, the tackles and the territory.  But two factors denied them the victory - their own errors and the Wallabies's determination.

It was only Wallaby determination that kept Serfontein from scoring and kept Jaco Kriel from scoring. Both were incidents that could have given the Springboks a comfortable-looking victory.
 
One of their errors was kicking. In the first half they kicked a lot of ball downfield - an Elton Jantjies hoof or an Andries Coetzee grubber.
 
Another error of their own making was their handling, which not only destroyed a vital chance or two  but helped the Wallabies in their attacking ambitions.
 
For the Wallabies, their set pieces were poor. 
 
The surprise was their line-outs. They had achieived 100% in their two tests against the All Blacks, but in Perth they lost two line-outs and threw in unacceptably skew in two others. That dropped the line-out success to 60%. On the other hand the Springboks lost just one of their 13 throws, giving them a 93% success rate.
 
On a late Perth afternoon as the sun reddened the western sky as it sank into the Atlantic, Bernard Foley kicked off to start this third-round Rugby Championship. The anthems were sung, the crowd excited and the start was such a damp squib as it failed to travel 10 metres.
 
The Wallabies were penalised three times for air tackles. Sekope Kepu was the first offender and Elton Jantjies opened the scoring with a penalty goal. 3-0 after three minutes.
 
Foley goaled a penalty against Uzair Cassiem at a tackle. 3-3 after 7 minutes.
 
Israel Folau had a good run down the left after Courtnall Skosan had knocked the ball to the Wallabies. Reece Hodges missed a penalty kick at goal after Jaco Kriel had infringed Soon afterwards  Hodges had a promising run down the left off a clever pass from Will Genia.
 
Tatafu Polota-Nau went off for a head injury assessment, which he passed, and in his place came 20-year-old Jordan Uelese for his Test debut - 20 but strong.
 
The Springboks kicked two meaningless kicks downfield. Israel Folau counterattacked off the second, pranced and was tackled. The Springboks forced a turnover and Ross Cronje gave to Jesse Kriel on the short side. Kriel kicked downfield and he and Raymond Rhule chased. Hooper and Rhule ran for the ball, shoulder to shoulder, and both fell down, leaving Jesse to pick up the ball and dive over in the right corner. Jantjies converted with an excellent kick. 10-3 after 26 minutes.
 
Foley kicked off. Folau and Skosan leapt for the ball which flew into the hands of Adam Coleman. The big lock pounded ahead and gave to Genia who gave to Sean McMahon. The Wallabies went left but Kurtley Beale came running back behind the forwards, straightened, threw a dummy which Skosan bought, and scored. 10-10 after 28 minutes.
 
It was the Wallabies's best passage of play in the match.
 
The Springboks kicked off. Eben Etzebeth jumped for the ball and Folau banged into him and was penalised. It was straight in front but Jantjies's kick was wide right.
 
Jantjies had another poor kick, which benefited the Wallabies.
 
The Wallabies were penalised at a scrum but Jantjies's kick did not find touch. The Wallabies went left in counterattack. Coenie Oosthuizen was penalised for being offside and from in front Foley made it 13-10 as the half-time whistle went.
 
The Springboks were different in the second half. They showed that at the start when, instead of kicking, Coetzee ran with the ball to set up a counterattack. But the Wallabies were first to score and they did so with a "Springbok" try..
 
A penalty set them attacking and they had a five-metre line-out. They formed a maul and put their main pressure on the right of the maul and they ran it over the line for a try by Polota-Nau. The Wallabies led 20-10, and the kick-off did not travel 10 metres which gave them a chance to attack again and suggested that the Springboks were falling apart. But Siya Kolisi changed that perception.
 
The sturdy flank flew into Coleman, got the ball and started running. He gave to Jan Serfontein who raced on, Hooper cut the centre down just short of the line and Speight killed any chance of quick ball for the Springboks.
 
The Wallabies survived but the Springboks came back on the attack, using reverse passes which did not fool the Wallabies. Then the Wallabies were penalised at a scrum and Jantjies goaled. 20-13 to the Wallabies after 54 minutes.
 
Changes now started - Steven Kitshoff for Tendai Mtawarira, Rob Simmons for Coleman, Jean-Luc du Preez for Cassiem.
 
Another scrum penalty gave the Springboks an attacking line-out. They formed a maul and got it moving. It gathered speed and raced over he Wallaby line for a try credited to Malcolm Marx. (A typical hooker's try?) 20-20 with 21 minutes to play.
 
Francois Hougaard and Lood de Jager came on for the  Springboks, Jack Dempsey and Nick Phipps for the Wallabies.
 
The Wallabies had a scrum, the Springboks put pressure on it and the Wallabies could not control the ball. Kolisi grabbed it and gave to Jesse Kriel who gave to Jaco Kriel who ploughed ahead and was over the line under the posts in a saving tackle by Folau. But the referee had seen a little knock-on just before the goal-line. That gave the Wallabies a five-metre scrum.
 
The Springboks destroyed the Wallabies' scrum, the Wallabies were penalised and, with the easiest of kicks, Jantjies gave the Springboks a lead at 23-10 with 13 minutes to play.
 
But again the Springboks were in trouble after a kick-off. Hougaard was penalised for plaguing a scrumhalf without the ball and Foley goaled. 23-all with 11 minutes to play.
 
Those 11 minutes belonged to the Springboks. They attacked deep in Wallaby territory and after several phases set up Jantjies for a drop but it was charged down.
 
Man of the Match: Not easy - not when the candidates are Jesse Kriel, Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth, Malcolm Marx, Pieter-Steph du Toit, who was back to his best form and Jesse Kriel. Then there were Sean McMahon, Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale and Bernard Foley of the Wallabies while Will Genia did manfully behind a messy pack. Our choice - open to debate - is Jesse Kriel who gave the Springboks such an advantage at tackles besides his other activities.
 
Moment of the Match: Kurtley Beale's try. 
 
Villain of the Match: Nobody. You would have to turn peccadilloes into mortal sins to find one! 

The scorers:

For Australia:
Tries:
Beale, Polota-Nau
Cons: Foley 2
Pens: Foley 3

For South Africa:
Tries: Jesse 
Kriel, Marx
Cons: Jantjies 2
Pens: Jantjies 3

Teams

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Reece Hodges, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 Sean McMahon, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Ned Hanigan, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio.     
Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Samu Kerevi, 23 Curtis Rona.

South Africa: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Coenraad Oosthuizen, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Lodewyk de Jager, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Damian de Allende.

Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Paul Williams (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

By Paul Dobson
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Kurtley Beale (26min) and Tatafu Polota-Nau (46min)
TRIES
Jesse Kriel (24min) and Malcolm Marx (58min)
Bernard Foley (28min) and Bernard Foley (47min)
CONVERSIONS
Elton Jantjies (26min) and Elton Jantjies (59min)
Bernard Foley (7min), Bernard Foley (40min), and Bernard Foley (69min)
PENALTIES
Elton Jantjies (3min), Elton Jantjies (53min), and Elton Jantjies (67min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Perth
REFEREE Glen Jackson (New Zealand)