Jantjies put the hosts ahead after just seven minutes before Lood de Jager extended the Springboks’ advantage.
Dane Haylett-Petty gave Australia hope with his side’s opening try of the evening to leave them trailing 14-10 at the interval.
Jantjies then went over for a second time before substitute Cobus Reinach sealed a convincing bonus-point victory in the closing seconds.
Cobus Reinach!! A third scrumhalf try for the Boks as they finish off in style at a pumping Emirates Airline Park. Elton Jantjies adds the extras and it's 35-17 for the Boks, what a way to get their season underway! Well done boys! #StrongerTogether #RSAvAUS pic.twitter.com/VuPySH6Q5W
— Springboks (@Springboks) July 20, 2019
SOUTH AFRICA: Warrick Gelant; Sibusiso Nkosi, Jesse Kriel, André Esterhuizen, Makazole Mapimpi; Elton Jantjies, Herschel Jantjies; Francois Louw, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Rynhardt Elstadt, Lodewyk de Jager, Eben Etzebeth (capt), Trevor Nyakane, Bongi Mbonambi, Tendai Mtawarira. Reps: Schalk Brits, Lizo Gqoboka, Vincent Koch, Marvin Orie, Marcel Coetzee, Cobus Reinach, Frans Steyn, Dillyn Leyds.
Scorers – Tries: H.Jantjies 2, De Jager, Nkosi, Reinach; Cons: E Jantjies 5.
Yellow card – Esterhuizen (20 – high tackle).
AUSTRALIA: Tom Banks; Dane Haylett-Petty, Tevita Kuridrani, Samu Kerevi, Reece Hodge; Bernard Foley, Nic White; Isi Naisarani, Michael Hooper (capt), Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Rory Arnold, Izack Rodda, Sekope Kepu, Folau Fainga’a, James Slipper. Reps: Jordan Uelese, Harry Johnson-Holmes, Taniela Tupou, Rob Simmons, Jack Dempsey, Will Genia, Matt To’omua, Kurtley Beale.
Scorers – Tries: Haylett-Petty, Foley; Con: Foley 2, Pen: Foley.
Yellow card – Taniela Tupou (53 – dangerous cleanout).
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand).
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