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AUS
Australia
23
18
Full Time
South Africa
SOU
The Rugby Championship
Saturday 08 September 2018, 6:00am EDT

Australia v South Africa

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Key Events

  • FT
  • Penalty GoalMatt Toomua
    68'
  • Penalty GoalMatt Toomua
    54'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalReece Hodge
    40+2'
  • Penalty GoalElton Jantjies
    38'
  • ConversionMatt Toomua
    33'
  • TRY!Matt Toomua
    32'
  • TRY!Makazole Mapimpi
    27'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    15'
  • TRY!Mbongeni Mbonami
    13'
  • Penalty GoalElton Jantjies
    6'
  • ConversionMatt Toomua
    2'
  • TRY!Michael Hooper
    1'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
253
225
Metres
47
40
Carries
16
17
Defenders beaten
10
3
Clean breaks
108
112
Passes
6
3
Offloads
12
17
Turnovers conceded
5
5
Turnovers won
103
117
Tackles
17
16
Missed tackles
Australia T C P
15 Dane Haylett-Petty 0 0 0
14 Jack Maddocks 0 0 0
13 Reece Hodge 0 0 1
12 Matt Toomua 1 2 2
11 Marika Koroibete 0 0 0
10 Kurtley Beale 0 0 0
9 Will Genia 0 0 0
1 Scott Sio 0 0 0
2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 0 0 0
3 Allan Alaalatoa 0 0 0
4 Rory Arnold 0 0 0
5 Izack Rodda 0 0 0
6 Lukhan Tui 0 0 0
7 Michael Hooper 1 0 0
8 Peter Samu 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Folau Fainga'a 0 0 0
17 Tom Robertson 0 0 0
18 Taniela Tupou 0 0 0
19 Rob Simmons 0 0 0
20 Ned Hanigan 0 0 0
21 Joe Powell 0 0 0
22 Bernard Foley 0 0 0
23 Thomas Banks 0 0 0
South Africa T C P
15 Willie Le Roux 0 0 0
14 Makazole Mapimpi 1 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 0 0 0
12 Damian de Allende 0 0 0
11 Aphiwe Dyantyi 0 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 1 2
9 Faf de Klerk 0 0 0
1 Steven Kitshoff 0 0 0
2 Mbongeni Mbonami 1 0 0
3 Frans Malherbe 0 0 0
4 Eben Etzebeth 0 0 0
5 Franco Mostert 0 0 0
6 Siya Kolisi 0 0 0
7 Pieter-Steph du Toit 0 0 0
8 Warren Whiteley 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Malcolm Marx 0 0 0
17 Tendai Mtawarira 0 0 0
18 Wilco Louw 0 0 0
19 RG Snyman 0 0 0
20 Francois Louw 0 0 0
21 Embrose Papier 0 0 0
22 Handre Pollard 0 0 0
23 Cheslin Kolbe 0 0 0

Standings

The Rugby Championship

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
4 Australia 74 5
2 South Africa 76 10
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  • FULL TIME - Another thrilling contest between these two sides once again comes right down to the final whistle!  The two defences were enormous right through the second half with neither side able to find a way to the try line - in the end, it was the two second half penalty goals from the boot of Matt Toomua that proved to be the difference.  Huge relief on the faces of the Wallabies who, after a difficult couple of weeks, have opened their account in the Rugby Championship in 2018 with a nail-biting 23-18 victory over South Africa.
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  • Bernard Foley comes up with the critical turn over for the Wallabies and that will be the ball game!
    80'+2''
  • The scrum goes down and will be reset - you can cut the air with a knife here at Suncorp Stadium!
    80'+2''
  • Time is up on the clock with just the scrum feed remaining! South Africa have the feed - can the Springboks take the points here right at the death?
    80''
  • South Africa are probing away at the Wallabies' defence and have come up with a penalty right in front of the posts!  The Springboks elect for a scrum and are just 10m away from glory with 90 seconds left on the clock.
    79''
  • NO TRY!  After viewing the tape, the TMO rules that there was a double knock-on - the end result is no try but the Springboks have a scrum feed just 10m out from the Australian line.  What a finish in Brisbane!!!
    78''
  • TMO!  The Springboks are celebrating, claiming a try out wide to the left but referee Glen Jackson refers the decision to the TMO to have a look at a potential knock on in the lead up.
    78''
  • This could be the moment of the match - the Springboks are hammering at the Australian line deep inside the Wallabies' 22!
    77''
  • A tough call on Franco Mostert who is judged to have knocked the ball forward though replays show that it looked to be ok.
    75''
  • There's space out to the right for the Springboks but Willie le Roux's normally sure hands let him down and the full back has left the ball behind - scrum feed to Australia halfway between South Africa's 10m and 22m lines.
    72''
  • Tempers are threatening to explode here in Brisbane!  Michael Hooper is taken in the air by Rudolph Snyman sparking a melee but eventually cooler heads prevail and it will be Matt Toomua to kick for touch for the Wallabies.
    69''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Australia (Matt Toomua) 23-18 Australia
    69''
  • Penalty to Australia!  Tendai Mtawarira buckles under the pressure and goes to ground in the scrum and so Matt Toomua will line up from the angle to try and extend the Wallabies' lead.
    67''
  • From deep inside the in-goal area, Handré Pollard, fresh on to the field replacing Elton Jantjies, sends his clearing kick into touch.
    65''
  • Penalty to Australia!  Reece Hodge is caught high in the tackle by Francois de Klerk but the Wallabies fail to make it count with the subsequent line-out throw not in straight.
    64''
  • An opening here for the Wallabies - Francois Louw's pass to Franco Mostert is judged forward and Australia have the scrum feed right on half way.
    62''
  • So close for the Springboks!  Elton Jantjies toes the ball through for the runners out to the right however his kick slides into touch in-goal - Wallabies once again let off the hook.
    60''
  • Rory Arnold has been forced from the field for a HIA but the good news for the Wallabies is that Izack Rodda has rejoined the action after suffering an injured his finger early in this second half.
    59''
  • Australia get numbers over the ball and are awarded a crucial penalty - Matt Toomua sends a solid kick into touch taking play back inside South African territory.
    56''
  • With a massive fend-off, Siya Kolisi gets the ball surging forward inside the Wallabies' 22 - the Springboks look to have all the momentum however a loose carry from Steven Kitshoff lets the Wallabies off the hook.
    54''
  • Matt Toomua strikes truly from a 45 degree angle to edge the Wallabies into the lead.
    53''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Australia (Matt Toomua) 20-18 Australia
    52''
  • The Wallabies have spent enormous amounts of time and energy inside South African territory in the last 10 minutes and simply must come away with some points to show for it.
    50''
  • Outstanding defence from South Africa!  The Springboks absorb enormous pressure right on their own line before Eben Etzebeth comes up with the crucial turnover.
    48''
  • The pressure continues to build in Brisbane!  The Wallabies elect for a scrum after South Africa were penalised for offside.
    47''
  • Held up!  Jack Maddocks with a desperate attempt to find the paint has come up just short of the line.  The Wallabies have a 5m scrum as the tension mounts at Suncorp Stadium.
    45''
  • An opportunity lost for the Wallabies!  Ready to pounce, the Wallabies offload to the left but Rob Simmons has left the ball behind within touching distance of the Springboks' line.
    44''
  • So close for the Wallabies!  Will Genie toes forward within striking range of the South African line but Willie le Roux arrives in the nick of time to slide the ball into the in-goal area.  5m scrum to Australia.
    43''
  • We have a lengthy break in play here with Izack Rodda forced from the field with a badly dislocated finger - he will be replaced by Rob Simmons.
    42''
  • The Springboks almost create an overlap out on the right hand side however, in attempting to straighten, Willie le Roux loses a grip on the slippery ball - scrum feed to Australia.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - Elton Jantjies kicks off for the Springboks to get the second half underway!
    40''
  • HALF TIME - An absorbing first half, in tough conditions, comes to an end in Brisbane!  Australia struck first with a try in the opening two minutes before South Africa took control of the test match - a late try and a penalty goal after the siren to the home side however sets up what should be a thrilling second stanza.  At half time, it is South Africa ahead by 18-17 over Australia.
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  • Reece Hodge sends his thumping 55m penalty goal attempt sailing straight between the uprights to reduce the Springboks' lead to 1 point at half time.
    40'+3''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Australia (Reece Hodge) 18-17 South Africa
    40'+3''
  • With time up on the clock, the Wallabies win a penalty just short of half way and so it will be Reece Hodge to step up and attempt a monster penalty goal attempt.
    40'+2''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! South Africa (Elton Jantjies) 18-14 South Africa
    40''
  • Penalty to South Africa!  A powerful scrum from the Springboks is rewarded and Elton Jantjies will line up from point blank range.
    39''
  • A huge let off for the Wallabies!  South Africa edge within 10m of the Australian line with all the momentum but Francois de Klerk leaves the ball on the ground to hand the scrum feed to the home side.
    37''
  • The box kick from Will Genia floats over the touch line and so play will come back to the Wallabies' 22 - excellent field position here for South Africa.
    36''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Australia (Matt Toomua) 15-14 South Africa
    35''
  • Australia hit back against the run of play!  The Springboks go long from the line out but the throw misses the target and lands right into the path of Matt Toomua who gathers cleanly before sliding in under the posts.
    34''
  • Try
    TRY! Australia (Matt Toomua) 15-12 South Africa
    34''
  • Outstanding cover defence from the Springboks!  Jack Maddocks dives low and hard from the line but he is brilliantly bundled over the touch line by Jesse Kriel.
    32''
  • MISS! The conversion attempt from Elton Jantjies starts out to the right and swings further away.
    31''
  • The Springboks make it two in a row!  Outstanding vision from Francois de Klerk who spins a bullet-like pass out to the right where Makazole Mapimpi is unmarked and the winger dives over in the corner.
    30''
  • Try
    TRY! South Africa (Makazole Mapimpi) 15-7 South Africa
    29''
  • Will Genia gets monstered back inside the Australian in-goal area and South Africa, with a 5m scrum, have a huge opportunity here to strike.
    26''
  • After winning the free kick at scrum time, the Wallabies look to spread quickly to the left however the ball slips through the grasp of Kurtley Beale gifting possession back to the Springboks.
    24''
  • MISS! The penalty goal attempt from Matt Toomua swings into the woodwork, the ball stays out and it is play on!
    23''
  • The slippery conditions are making it difficult for the two forward packs to get a solid footing at scrum time.
    21''
  • The Wallabies have the scrum feed right on the South African 22 following a handling error from the Springboks.
    19''
  • The Wallabies in some disciplinary hot water early in this test match - the home side have already conceded 5 penalties to the Springboks' 1.
    17''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! South Africa (Elton Jantjies) 10-7 South Africa
    16''
  • The Springboks crash over for their first try of the match!  A trademark powerful rolling maul from South Africa completely splinters the Wallabies' defence and in the middle of the pack is Mbongeni Mbonambi who comes up with the five-pointer.
    15''
  • Try
    TRY! South Africa (Mbongeni Mbonambi) 8-7 South Africa
    14''
  • Excellent momentum here for South Africa who recycle the ball through 6 phases and edge their way deeper towards the Australian line.
    13''
  • Pinned down hard up against their own line, Australia come up with a crucial line-out win against the Springboks' throw that will allow the hosts a chance to relieve some pressure.
    12''
  • Kurtley Beale runs out of support and, with no offload options, the fly-half is crunched in the tackle - he is penalised for not releasing and South Africa have a chance to go on the attack.
    10''
  • Warren Whiteley is penalised for going off his feet and it will be Matt Toomua to send the ball into touch inside Springboks' territory.
    9''
  • A sweet and crisp first-up strike from Elton Jantjies raises the flags and the Springboks are on the scoreboard.
    8''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! South Africa (Elton Jantjies) 7-3 Australia
    7''
  •  First blood to the Springboks' forward pack - the Wallabies' front row is penalised for collapsing in the first scrum of the match and so Elton Jantjies will line up from straight in front of the posts.
    6''
  • There has been some rain around in Brisbane in the lead up to this test match so expect conditions to be slippery for this crucial contest.
    4''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Australia (Matt Toomua) 7-0 Australia
    4''
  • Australia strike first at Suncorp Stadium!  Excellent continuity from the Wallabies in the opening exchanges and they draw within striking range - Michael Hooper, from close range, drives low and hard and the skipper finds the chalk.
    2''
  • Try
    TRY! Australia (Michael Hooper) 5-0 Australia
    2''
  • An excellent start for the Wallabies - Reece Hodge pops the ball up to Lukhan Tui who strides his way deep inside the Springboks' 22.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - Matt Toomua sends the ball into the air and the first half is underway!
    1''
  • South Africa started the Rugby Championship on a high note with a win at home against Argentina but lost the return bout 32-19 in Mendoza.  The Springboks will be desperate to start their Australasian tour with a win here in Brisbane this evening and get their campaign back on track.
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  • The heat has really been applied to the Wallabies camp in the past couple of weeks after a poor couple of results against the mighty All Blacks - they were crunched 38-13 in Sydney before being trounced by 40-12 in Auckland.  There have been a number of changes to the side, both forced and unforced, and will be missing stars Israel Folau, David Pocock and Adam Coleman.
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  • The Rugby Championship travels to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for a crucial test match between two sides who will be smarting after poor last-start results - it's Australia playing host to South Africa.
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