South Africa beat Australia in Cape Town

Out of the last five Rugby Championship matches between South Africa’s Springboks and Australia’s Wallabies the Springboks have won three and Australia two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

South Africa kick off and we are underway.

2.00: South Africa win the ball back after the kick off and try to attack Australia but they go through 14 phases and only get the ball about 5m inside the Australian half.

3.00: The Springboks continue to attack but then after 18 phases Australia turn the ball over and kick it upfield. South Africa begin the attack all over again. However they knock on this time.

5.00: Australia win the scrum and after making a little ground they kick upfield. Bryan Habana gets back and kicks the ball upfield. Australia attack again.

6.00: Australia work the ball upfield into South African territory but they are unable to get to the Bok 22.

7.00:Nick Phipps makes a break and gets the Wallabies into the Bok 22 where they concede a penalty. The Wallabies will kick for posts.

8.00: Bernard Foley takes the kick for posts but misses. Still no score.

9.00: After the restart Duanne Vermeulen wins a penalty just outside the Bok 22 for South Africa. They kick for touch.  

10.00: South Africa win the line out and spread the ball wide. Cornal Hendricks chases down the wing after a chip kick from Willie le Roux but he misses the ball completely.

11.00: Penalty to South Africa from the lineout. They choose another line out.

12.00: South Africa win the line out, set up the maul and drive Marcell Coetzee over the line. TRY! A bit of a fight breaks out but then dies down. Both teams get a talking to by Referee Nigel Owens.

13.00: Handre Pollard misses the conversion.

14.00: Penalty to Australia. Toomua kicks for touch but it goes to Willie le Roux who kicks it back. Australia begin the attack again.

17.00: Adam Ashley-Cooper and Bryan Habana make contact in the air and Habana goes down. Both were going for the ball so South Africa get a penalty. They kick for touch.

19.00: Plenty of kicking for territory from both teams. Line outs a little untidy so they kick again.

22.00: The Wallabies get a break in the Boks 22 but Francois Hougaard just stops Joe Tomane. The Wallabies keep the ball alive and continue the attack.

23.00:Ben McCalman almost gets through but is then double tackled. We go back for a penalty to Australia.

24.00: Bernard Foley slots the penalty and Australia are on the board.

25.00: Tevita Kuridrani crashes through the South African defence. He passes to Adam Ashley-Cooper and he races for the corner. Francois Hougaard gets to him at the corner and tackles him high but Ashley-Cooper still scores. TRY! Hougaard is given a warning and told that it would have been a yellow card if the try had not been scored.

26.00: Foley slots the conversion. Habana goes off for a concussion check.

28.00: Australia get the put in at a scrum after an unintentional forward pass from South Africa midfield.

30.00: Australia win the scrum and run a little and then chip the ball ahead. South Africa scramble and take the ball into touch.

32.00: Australia put South Africa under pressure 5m out from the Bok tryline. South Africa turn the ball over and try to run with it but Jean de Villiers knocks on. Australia are playing with confidence.

35.00: South Africa work the ball down into Australian territory but then when they get into the danger zone Australia turn the ball over.

36.00: Penalty to South Africa. It’s kickable but they go for touch.

37.00: Australia win South Africa’ line out and they kick and chase. The ball goes out of Australia so South Africa get another line out near the half way line.

39.00: South Africa go through 10 phases on attack in the Australia

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