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Castle Lager Rugby Championship – Wallabies outclass poor Springboks


The Springboks manage to play even worst than last week on Saturday when the Aussies beat them 30-17, They outscored the Boks with four tries to one and dominated the game throughout.

Poor defence and even worst on attack the Springboks put in one of the worst performances since Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber took over.

Australia showed their attacking ability early on with a great breakout close to the lineout which got them into the Springboks twenty two.

The Springboks also had some good opportunity early on from a five meter lineout but got penalised which gave the Aussies an easy exit.

It was then some poor play form Faf De Klerk that saw him getting a yellow card for a professional foul at the ruck and that put the Springboks under huge pressure.

The Wallabies took full advantage from the extra man and put some phases together before seining Ikitau over for the first try of the test match.

The Springboks looked like they were dominated early on in the rucks and set pieces and earned a penalty from a maul which gave Pollard the chance to open their scoring from a penalty.

It seems the Boks did not learn much from last week and discipline was again a problem which allowed the Wallabies into their attacking mode which gave Ikitau his second try on the night.

Both sides struggled to get any continuity going and gave away just too many penalties. Pollard reduced the Aussies lead again with another penalty but Cooper answered with one of his own straight away.

At this stage the Aussies took control of the rucks and bullied the Springbok pack on the ground.

Swinton then received a yellow card for a high tackle and left the home side with only 14 men but the Springboks could not convert that in to more than a penalty form Pollard.

The Springboks had the better of the final minutes in the first half but their attack was just not good enough for the Aussies defence and they made just too many errors when they did get ball in hand.

That left the Aussies going into the break with a 15-12 lead.

In that first half the Springboks, who pride them in their defence let through 12 tackles out of the 31 attempts which tells one the real story.

After the break the Springboks took the lead for the first and only time in the match when Am went over.

Cooper knocked over a penalty to give the home side the lead again before two more tries saw the Aussies take control of the match.

The Springboks tried to come back but great defence by the Aussies and equally poor attack from the Springboks saw the Wallabies take a bonus point win over the World Champions.

Australia: Tries – Len Ikitau(2), Marika Koroibete(2) Conversions – Quade Cooper(2) Penalties – Quade Cooper(2)

Springboks: Tries – Lukhanyo Am Penalties – Hander Pollard(4)

Rugby Championship 2021