Springboks 31, Wallabies 8

The Boks are desperate for a win at home and will have their best chance against an Aussie team in disarray through injuries and divisions in the ranks.

MATCH DETAILS:

29 September 2012

Springboks v Wallabies

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Kick off (1700 local, 1500 GMT, Sun 30 Sep 0400 NZT, Sun 30 Sep 0100 NSW/ACT, 1200 ARG)

Referee: A. Rolland (IRFU)

AR: R. Poite (FFR)

AR: G. Garner (RFU)

TMO: S. Veldsman (SARU)

HEAD TO HEAD:

Played 75: South Africa 41, Australia 33, Drawn 1

Last match: South Africa 19 – 26 Australia @ Paterson’s Stadium, Perth

South Africa record at Loftus Versfeld: Played 30, Won 22, Lost 8

South Africa record at home: Played 219, Won 150, Lost 56, Drawn 13

Australia record at Loftus Versfeld: Played 5, Won 0, Lost 5

Australia record away from home: Played 247, Won 108, Lost 133, Drawn 6

Point’s aggregate: South Africa 1404, Australia 1329 (19-18)

Tries aggregate: South Africa 166, Australia 137 (2-2)

RECENT MATCHES:

15 September, 2012: South Africa 11 – 21 New Zealand (4th round of The Rugby Championship)

8 September, 2012: South Africa 19 – 26 Australia (3rd round of The Rugby Championship)

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)

15 September. 2012: Australia 23 – 19 Argentina (4th round of The Rugby Championship)

8 September, 2012: Australia 26 – 19 South Africa (3rd round of The Rugby Championship)

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)

TEAMS:

South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Frans Steyn/Jaco Taute, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Marcell Coetzee, 20 Elton Jantjies, 21 Jaco Taute/Juan de Jongh, 22 Pat Lambie.

Australia: 15 Berrick Barnes, 14 Dominic Shipperley, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Radike Samo, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.

Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga’a, 17 James Slipper, 18 Rob Simmons, 19 Scott Higginbotham, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Brett Sheehan, 22 Anthony Fainga’a.

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24 Comments on Springboks 31, Wallabies 8

  1. Not great for Goosen’s goalkicking, but damnit how good to see the emotion in the youngster. Proud to play for his country.

    :applause:

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  2. Look Goosen missed the 2 diffucult kicks so far. But what a pleasure to have a footballer at 10. I hope this will be the end of mediocre sharpshooters at 10.
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  3. Some very good touches by Jantjies when he came on. Loftus gave him a roaring welcome for his first cap. Between Goosen and Jantjies we have 2 potentially complete flyhalfs to take us forward. We should never be satisfied with Neil Jenkins clones again. Our bakline looked 10 times better with a flyhalf taking the ball flat.

    And congratulations to Heyneke Meyer for the good win.

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  4. Having The Goose at 10 doesn’t let the opposing defense just casually slide over knowing he’ll pass or kick 99 times out of 100. The Goose won’t – he’ll burn you.
    Pity he couldn’t have been balanced by his wonder-twin Messerschmitt-Willie but HM must be saving that for the World Cup – that sneaky devil.

    Zero worries about Goose missing those kicks but kudos to JDV watching over him and for having Pineaar kick.
    Australia was dreadful. The Griquas could have knocked them off today.
    Bring on New Zealand. They have yet to get The Goose for a full 80.

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  5. Also a much better performane by JdV at 12 and he’s a better cappie closer to the game. Whither fat Fransie now? FB?

    :support: :boks:

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  6. Watch us pile the pressure and expectation onto Goosen and play him into the ground in the belief that somehow he alone beat the Aussies, despite there being 22 men in the team.

    There are however always fools.

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  7. Reply to biltongbek @ 10:58 pm:

    My understanding of the terminology is:

    9 = half-back
    15 = full-back
    11, 13, 14 = three-quarters
    10, 12 = five-eighths (first and second respectively)
    5/8 coming from being the half-way between 1/2 and 3/4

    The question is then: When the say 5/8th runs, do they refer to 10 and 12 or just 10?

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