Australia beat South Africa in Brisbane

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

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The anthems have been sung and the teams are ready.

Handre Pollard kicks off and we are underway.

1.00: Both teams using the boot to test each other in the air. The first error comes from South Africa as Handre Pollard slices the ball into touch.

2.00; Australia win the first line out and they attack and work the ball up to South Africa’s 22 line. South Africa turn the ball over and then kick upfield.

3.00: Israel Folau kicks the ball back but South Africa catch it in touch. Line out to South Africa.

4.00: South Africa win the line out and go through 8 phases. They get the advantage for side entry at the ruck. They are called back and Pollard will go for posts.

5.00: Pollard hits the post with his kick and the ball goes to Cooper who launches the attack. The Wallabies work the ball into the Springboks 22. South Africa win the line out and then chip upfield.

6.00: Folau goes high for the ball and then falls and loses the ball.

7.00: Australia get the ball and attack South Africa in their half. They get the ball into the Boks 22 after 5 phases. The ball slows but the Wallabies keep pressing forward.

8.00: 8m out Skelton loses the ball/ Francois Louw steals it and Pollard kicks to clear the ball away into safety.

10.00; Penalty after the line out to Australia for collapsing the maul on the half way line. Giteau kicks for touch.

12.00: Australia are running the ball at every opportunity. It’s all prertty quick and Genia knocks on so the Springboks have a scrum.

13.00: South Africa win the scrum and De Allende makes a break down the side. He is caught but South Africa keep the ball alive and work the ball to 1m out. They change sides and Pollard knocks on in front of the posts.

13.00: Jannie du Plessis comes off after having his neck twisted in a ruck. Australia win the scrum and clear into touch.

15.00: Penalty to South Africa. Pollard takes the shot and nails this one.

17.00: Scott Higginbotham gets the ball outwide and chips the ball ahead. It’s too big and the ball rolls out behind the dead ball line. Victor Matfield limps off injured.

20.00: Schalk Burger wins a penalty for South Africa. Not releasing. Pollard kicks for touch.

21.00: South African win the line out but then kick to Cooper who kicks it back. South Africa kick the ball back and it goes to Folau who breaks through one tackle and makes ground. He is caught and the ball is recycled but then it goes into touch.

24.00: The ball goes dead in a ruck and South Africa get the scrum put in.

25.00: Penalty from the scrum to South Africa for illegal wheeling. Jannie du Plessis is back on and helped that scrum. Pollard takes the penalty kick and nails it.

28.00: Penalty to Australia as Bismarck du Plessis plays the half back Will Genia at a ruck. Cooper will take a shot at the posts. It’s a long one. He misses.

29.00: Rob Horne gets the ball and breaks down the wing. He is caught and Australia concede a penalty. South Africa take the line out. They win the line out but then give a penalty for not rolling away. Australia kick for touch.

32.00: Australia work the ball into the Bok 22. South Africa steal the ball and then Willie du Plessis slices the ball into touch.

32.00: Australia win the line out and the Wallabies slip the ball quickly down the line and Adam Ashley-Cooper gets through with an inside ball and scores next to the posts TRY!

33.00: Quade Cooper slots the conversion. Australia lead.

35.00: T

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