Australia 26 v Springboks 19

Both teams are under huge pressure with the losers basically out of the running for a title shot.

MATCH DETAILS:

8 September 2012
Wallabies v Springboks
Patersons Stadium, Perth
Kick off (1835 local, 1035 GMT, 2235 NZT, 2035 NSW/ACT, 1235 SAT, 0735 ARG)
Referee: N Owens (WRU)
AR: W Barnes (RFU)
AR: G Jackson (NZRU)
TMO: M Goddard (ARU)

HEAD TO HEAD:

Played 74: Australia 32, South Africa 41, Drawn 1
Last match: Australia 11 – 9 South Africa @ Westpac Stadium, Wellington (RWC, 9 October, 2011)

Australia record at Paterson’s Stadium/Subiaco Oval: Played 11, Won 7, Lost 3, Drawn 1
Australia record at home: Played 249, Won 152, Lost 90, Drawn 7

South Africa record at Paterson’s Stadium/Subiaco Oval: Played 6, Won 3, Lost 2, Drawn 1
South African record away from home: Played 190, Won 108, Lost 74, Drawn 8

Point’s aggregate: Australia 1303, South Africa 1385 (18-19)
Tries aggregate: Australia 135, South Africa 165 (2-2)

RECENT MATCHES:

25 August, 2012: Australia 0 – 22 New Zealand (2nd round of The Rugby Championship)
18 August, 2012: Australia 19 – 27 New Zealand (1st round of The Rugby Championship)
23 June, 2012: Australia 20 – 19 Wales (4rd test June tour)
16 June, 2012: Australia 25 – 23 Wales (3rd test June tour)
9 June, 2012: Australia 27 – 19 Wales (2nd test June tour)
5 June, 2012: Australia 6 – 9 Scotland (1st test June tour)

25 August, 2012: South Africa 16 – 16 Argentina (2nd round of The Rugby Championship)
18 August, 2012: South Africa 27 – 6 Argentina (1st round of The Rugby Championship)
23 June, 2012: South Africa 14 – 14 England (3rd test June tour)
16 June, 2012: South Africa 36 – 27 England (2nd test June tour)
9 June, 2012: South Africa 22 – 17 England (1st test June tour)
9 October, 2012: South Africa 9 – 11 Australia (RWC QF)

TEAMS:

Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Dominic Shipperley, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia (c), 8 Radike Samo, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Nathan Sharpe, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Benn Robinson

Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Scott Higginbotham, 19 Liam Gill, 20 Nick Phipps, 21 Mike Harris, 22 Anthony Fainga’a

South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jean de Villiers (c), 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Francois Hougaard 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Beast Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Francois Louw, 20 Johan Goosen, 21 Pat Lambie, 22 Lwazi Mvovo.

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50 comments for “Australia 26 v Springboks 19

  1. avatar
    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Kafer, Clarkie, Horan and co blowing some serious smoke up the Bok’s arses (seemingly genuine)…

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruckin-Good-Stats

    Some excellent play-by-play stats and pre-game ref stats and milestones…

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  3. avatar
    biltongbek
    September 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    If we lose today I will vomit.

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  4. avatar
    September 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Reply to biltongbek @ 12:29 pm:

    get a bucket!

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  5. avatar
    September 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 12:09 pm:

    Scott Johnson on Sky the opposite

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Here we go… huge stakes here for both teams…

    Here’s hoping the Boks are going to smash the rucks and the Hoopers and Gills… and that means ALL Boks arriving at the break-down in ‘quick’ succession…

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 12:31 pm:

    He’s just following the bookies…

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 12:31 pm:

    And their you go… first turnover to the Wallabies with Boks not cleaning out the rucks :bangheadt:

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    What is Barnes doing with those stupid grubbers in his own half… good for the Boks…

    Wallaby pack far better with ball-in-hand… as are their backs (if they don’t keep kicking it away)…

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    And there you go the Wallabie’s counter-ruck the ball off the Boks… when are the Boks going to learn the same old I have been repeating for months? :bangheadt:

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Habs you BEAUTY!!!!

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Holy smokes Franny!!

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  12. avatar
    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Still painful this simple ‘protecting’ of own ball at snails-pace rather than smashing the clean-outs and using the pick-n-go!

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    Deon
    September 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    If only the Boks can get out of 1st gear

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 1:24 pm:

    They cannot as they rarely give themselves quick-ball from their own ruck-zone… either from cleaning-out or splitting the Wallabies up the middle with the pick-n-go (at pace) nor the odd off-load to support runners…

    They are out-kicking the Wallabies who have been playing right into their hands with those pathetic grubbers… and Kirchner and co have been punishing them…

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    RP was the form goal-kicker this season in the HC… he should be taking the kicks not Morne IMO…

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  16. avatar
    Duiwel
    September 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Score?

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Reply to Duiwel @ 1:45 pm:

    Wallabies have just scored and why?

    Because they can do what the Boks cannot… ie get quick-ball on their own line AND use the pick-n-go to split them up the middle at pace AND counter ruck/pilfer ball off the Bok’s ball… same thing the Boks haven’t learned since the 2011 1/4’s…

    16-13 Wallabies!

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  18. avatar
    Duiwel
    September 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Fck

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Frans hits another Duzi… 16-16!

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  20. avatar
    Duiwel
    September 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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    Duiwel
    September 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    We must score tries.

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Mvovo making a HUGE blunder there!

    Out of position on the kick-off… leaves the ball to bounce… hit’s his foot and a 5m scrum to the Wallabies (and area they’re dominating)!

    Same Bok mistakes over and over… easy kick right in front for Barnes!

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  23. avatar
    Duiwel
    September 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    If it stays close,aus will take it.

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Reply to Duiwel @ 1:54 pm:

    Please… they cannot dominate their own ruck-ball… no cleaning out, no pick-n-go, no quick ball… exactly what has turned the game in it’s head for Wallabies…

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  25. avatar
    Kat
    September 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    These Boks SUX!

    No creativity. No flair. Steyn at 10 is totally ineffective.

    Pain to watch them play like this.

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  26. avatar
    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Reply to Duiwel @ 1:56 pm:

    19-16 Aus… and now ANOTHER PK to Aus as the Boks cannot protect their own ball and going off their feet…

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    Kat
    September 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I thought we evolved away from muscles-rugby long ago. We want to bulldoze teams. Should be sponsored by CAT.

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Reply to Kat @ 1:57 pm:

    Zero to do with 10 this poor performance in the second half… Bok backline plays are all from stop-start… Wallabies have simply kept ball-in-hand and are doing everything the Bok pack (and backs) cannot at the break-down on their own ball… ie get the quick-ball needed and split them up the middle…

    19-19!

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I saw 80% better clearing out and pick-n-go’s and support play at pace by the lowly ITM teams today as opposed to the Bok blundering!

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    And there you go… Wallaby backs and pack smash the Boks ball-in-hand, split them down the side-line… and hey presto… Alexander (with his support) skittles players (particularly) Mvovo out of the way for the try!

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  31. avatar
    September 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Pretty shite. Both teams.

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  32. avatar
    September 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    bokke not good enough with ball in hand :bangheadt:
    however a better performance than 2 weeks ago imo :?

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    Deon
    September 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Reply to Kevin Rack @ 2:21 pm:

    :agree:

    Problems for the Boks

    1. Slow service from base of ruck and scrum.

    2. Get a defense coach. Where did the aggressive, rush defense go?

    3. First option is always the kick. Until Lambie and Goosen came on. Goosen was pulled back in line pretty quickly though.

    4. Aggression. They play like 7 year olds that are tentative of the contact situation.

    Heyneke, why replace the hooker 5 minutes out?

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  34. avatar
    September 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 2:29 pm:

    on your last point – to avoid the criticism he got for leaving Lambie on the bench in the last game?!

    biggest difference was how the Bokke let the Aussies make a yard or 2 in the contact – no big hits of note like the Argies did on the ABs

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    Deon
    September 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Reply to Kat @ 2:00 pm:

    IF only they played muscle rugby.

    Clear difference in intensity when Etsebeth were replaced. That kid is going to be bigger than Bakkies.

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    September 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 2:32 pm:

    you think he will play next week?

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    Deon
    September 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 2:31 pm:

    Jip, no domination of the collisions. Jeesh even the flaccid Aussies are starting to realise that.

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    Deon
    September 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 2:33 pm:

    No contact made. If he did, there qould have been blood on ole Sharpie. :twisted:

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 2:31 pm:

    2nd half with ball-in-hand the Aussies always ran at pace with support players… who if the ball wasn’t passed/off-loaded turned into the first to smash any Bok tacklers out of the ruck-zone… they then either continued with the pick-n-go at pace spewing defenders in their wake… or had nice quick ball…

    Something the Boks cannot and seemingly will not do… they rather go to ground and to a halt and simply build protection like an U15E team…

    Slow ball, easy to counter-ruck and free reign for any opposition pilferers…

    The lesson is simply not being learned… and it doesn’t matter who plays in the backline…

    Add poor scrumming and LO’s and there you go…

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    Pokkel
    September 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I would love to hear from all the guys that have been defending HM about what went wrong this time. I suppose it ‘execution’ again. This kak gameplan just cost us a game against one of the worst Aussie team in years.
    Even the Aussies had a plan B after their shocking 1st half where they kicked all their ball away. I bet Heyneke still thinks his gameplan is perfect and that Morne Steyn is the person to execute it.

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  41. avatar
    biltongbek
    September 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    The Springboks have only one problem.

    They are kak.

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  42. avatar
    biltongbek
    September 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I have just decided this week I won’t criticise anymore and give them the benefit of the doubt.

    Now I give up. I have nothing more to say.

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  43. avatar
    Duiwel
    September 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Ja-ja.
    Back to our losing ways
    5th time in a tow

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    bryce_in_oz
    September 8, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I keep hearing this ‘worst Aussie team in years’ what a load of bollocks…

    What is the basis of this call? Two losses to the world number 1’s who are streets ahead of the pack and more than likely won’t lose a game this year?

    On the basis of the unbeaten series win against the 6Nations champs Wales just recently?

    Apart from Pocock, Horwill and JO’c injuries… and Moore just out… this team man-for-man is every bit the team that beat the Kiwi’s in Brisbane to take the 3N title (and beat the Boks in both games) not too mention with the addition of some new ‘better’ blood…

    Extremely uninformed… or do some still equate Super form with test success?

    S

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  45. avatar
    Boertjie
    September 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    The less said about these
    Boks the better.
    Especially since there is
    nothing new to say.

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    Bekke
    September 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Yip, same crap – and wait for Hak Hak’s jargon. General lack of taking ownership on the field. We need real captain – John, please make a comeback!!!

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    September 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 4:45 pm:

    Ongelukkig…

    Question is with the retirement of the class of 2007 do we actually have the players for winning game plan yet?

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  48. avatar
    September 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Did we get a BP from this?

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    Vetgesmeerde Blits
    September 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Nonsense. This is definitaly the worst Austrailian team we have played in a long time. Don’t try and sugercoat it.
    Moore, Mitchell, O conner,Pocock and especially captain Horwill will make a huge differnce to this team. And you conveniently forget to look at the form of the players. Beale is overweight and in terrible form. Ashley Cooper has been very poor, Ben Robinson has been terible, Rocky Elsom has not been replaced by a propper blindside, Cooper is not back to his best yet either, and Barnes still looks afraid to make contact after all the head injuries.

    This is definately a weak Aus team, but we are even weaker at the moment because of injuries and players retiring.
    I don’t blame Heyneke. This is basically a new era of Springbok rugby with a bunch of new players and will take time to reach its potential.

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  50. avatar
    Loosehead
    September 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    The Aussies were shit, and they still managed to beat Meyers Boks.
    How bad doyou see us losing next week?

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