Wallabies 49 Springboks 0

Keo.co.za brought you all the live action from the 49-0 hammering suffered by the Boks in the Vodacom Tri-Nations clash with the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.


Wallabies - Tries: Jeremy Paul, Greg Holmes, Matt Giteau 2, Chris Latham, Mark Chisholm. Conversions: Stirling Mortlock 5. Penalties: Mortlock 2. Drop-goals: Stephen Larkham 1.

Springboks -

Key moments:

80 mins: And that confirms the Boks heaviest defeat ever by the Wallabies (surpassing the 32-6 loss also in Brisbane in 1999). It is the second worst defeat in their history, just beating the 53-3 loss to England at Twickenham in 2000. It is the heaviest loss in the history of the Vodacom Tri-Nations by any team.

78 mins: Bok lineout 5m out. Wallabies steal the ball. Cordingley clears. Coetzee’s throw is not straight so the Wallabies are awarded a scrum and clear.

75 mins: TRY A great move down the left involving Larkham and Rathbone puts Mark Chisholm in for the sixth try. Mortlock converts. (7/9) WALLABIES 49-0

72 mins: Wallaby lineout 7m from Bok line. Du Preez makes another great try saving tackle and the ball is held up for the third time.

69 mins: John Smit off. Danie Coetzee on. Meyer Bosman also on, but not for Jaco, but for Habana.

68 mins: TRY Clyde Rathbone on as a replacement gets the ball outwide, but his run is smothered not before he chips in field for Matt Giteau to gather and score after Paulse steps aside. Mortlock misses the conversion. (6/8) WALLABIES 42-0

65 mins: Wallabies still camped in Bok territory. The visitors are doing nothing but defend and pretty badly too. Jacques Cronje on. Can’t tell for whom, but it doesn’t matter as the loose trio have been completely anonymous anyway. Actually it is for Big Joe.

62 mins: Wallabies turnover from scrum deep in Bok territory. Van Niekerk knock on. Scrum Wallabies. drive over the line. Du Preez again holds the ball up. Another scrum Wallabies.

58 mins: TRY Giteau kicks a cross ball and Lote Tuqiri takes, but Paulse commits himself inexplicably and the inside pass finds Latham who goes over. Bonus point try. Mortlock makse no mistake. (6/7) WALLABIES 37-0

57 mins: Du Preez makes try saving tackle on opposite number Cordingley to hold ball up. Scrum Wallabies 5m out.

56 mins: Fourie du Preez on for Ricky Januarie.

54 mins: Breyton Paulse on for Akona Ndungane.

53 mins: Boks attack through Jaque Fourie, who makes good ground in midfield, but at the ruck the Boks lose the ball when it seemed they should have got the blow. Scrum Wallabies.

52 mins: Penalty to Boks. Monty puts it out about 12m from Wallaby line. Boks win lineout and drive. Jaco unbelievably drops the ball and the Wallabies can counter.

50 mins: Boks botch their attack as George Smith steals the ball, but as they counter the Wallabies knock. Lucky scrum to Boks. Van der Linde is penalised for dropping his bind and Wallabies clear.

48 mins: Boks first proper attack and they get right to the Wallaby line, but great defence holds them up. Scrum Boks 5m out.

46 mins: Eddie Andrews replaces Os du Randt.

44 mins: Boks win lineout near halfway and press forward, keeping it close. They creep over the 10m line. Jaco juggles the ball and then throws a forward pass and hands advantage back to the home team.

42 mins: Sam Cordingley on for George Gregan. Wallabies attack. Camped in Bok 22. Another knock by Boks.

41 mins: Play re-starts. After 18 missed tackles it surely can’t get worse in the second half.


39 mins: Albert van den Berg is on at lock. Lineout Boks. Throw is skew anyway and Wallabies attack. Monty clears up towards halfway.

38 mins: Danie Rossouw has an injury – possibly a hamstring – and play stops.

36 mins: TRY Wallabies control the ball for numerous phases and finally Matt Giteau breaks through the attempted tackles of Jaco and John Smit and flies in under the poles. Mortlock converts. (5/6) WALLABIES 30-0

33 mins: The Aussies are controlling the territory and possession. The Boks have missed 15 tackles to just one by Australia. Lineout Oz. They kick. Ndungane replies. Latham kicks again. Monty finds touch 8m from halfway. Lineout Oz.

31 mins: Terrible pass by Januarie sees Jaco knock on and the Wallabies kick through and swarm up field. Boks scrambling. Move breaks down, but only because Matfield uses illegal tactics. He is sin-binned and Mortlock kicks the penalty. (4/5) WALLABIES 23-0

28 mins: The Boks are nowhere. There is just one team on the field. Injury break for Os du Randt to receive treatment. He is back on for the scrum. Penalty Boks. Monty puts it out just outside Wallaby 22.

25 mins: TRY Wallabies win a lineout. Larkham cuts through the Bok line past Januarie and van der Westhuyzen, before offloading and setting up Greg Holmes for a great try. Mortlock kicks the conversion. (3/4) WALLABIES 20-0

23 mins: Boks have barely been in Aussie territory. When they have it is without control of the ball. Wallabies dominating. Scrum Wallabies on their 10m line.

21 mins: Mortlock kicks easy penalty from in front. (2/3) WALLABIES 13-0

19 mins: First Jaco drops the ball and the Wallabies get a scrum just inside Bok half. Then Monty drops a high ball 5m from his own line. Wallaby scrum, which is upgraded to a penalty for hands in the ruck.

16 mins: TRY From the lineout, the Wallabies drive forward and maul towards the Bok line. Hooker Jeremy Paul is at the back and scores. Mortlock adds the extras. (1/2) WALLABIES 10-0

15 mins: Another big tackle by Victor Matfield on Lote Tuqiri stops a promising move. Boks smash Oz in scrum, but somehow the Wallabies get the penalty. Latham puts it out 5m from Bok line.

14 mins: After Oz attack, Spies kicks the ball and finally this time it goes out. Oz lineout, but they knock. Both teams making lots of mistakes.

12 mins: Mortlock’s penalty hits the left upright and Wynand Olivier comes away and clears upfield. (0/1)

9 mins: Boks turnover again and Oz attack. Chip ahead and Joe van Niekerk takes it into in-goal. Scrum Wallabies 5m out. Penalty to Oz. Brawl involving Latham and Ricky Januarie. Pierre Spies and Akona Ndungane react first. Penalty stands.

8 mins: Bok penalty for offside and Percy Montgomery kicks it out 10m into Oz half. Penalty to Oz for truck and trailer infringement.

6 mins: Larkham kicks 40m drop. Memories of 1999 Rugby World Cup final. WALLABIES 3-0

4 mins: First scrum to Wallabies. Collapses. Boks wheel it well, but Oz come away through Dan Vickerman and Guy Shepherson. Making no ground. Stephen Larkham kicks. Bryan Habana replies. Eventually out 11m from halfway in Bok territory. Lineout Oz.

2 mins: Wallabies get turnover ball and attack through Rocky Elsom, but knock on. Penalty to Wallabies for offside after Boks again turn ball over. Chris Latham puts it out 15m inside Bok half.

1 min: Springbok flyhalf Jaco van der Westhuyzen gets play under way.


Wallabies: 15 Chris Latham, 14 Mark Gerrard, 13 Stirling Mortlock, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Lote Tuqiri, 10 Stephen Larkham, 9 George Gregan (captain); 8 Scott Fava, 7 George Smith, 6 Rocky Elsom, 5 Dan Vickerman, 4 Nathan Sharpe, 3 Guy Shepherdson, 2 Jeremy Paul, 1 Greg Holmes.
Replacements: 16 Sean Hardman, 17 Al Baxter, 18 Mark Chisholm, 19 Phil Waugh, 20 Sam Cordingley, 21 Mat Rogers, 22 Clyde Rathbone.

Springboks: 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Wynard Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 9 Ricky Januarie; 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Joe van Niekerk, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Os du Randt.
Replacements: 16 Danie Coetzee, 17 Eddie Andrews, 18 Albert van den Berg, 19 Jacques Cronje, 20 Fourie du Preez, 21 Meyer Bosman, 22 Breyton Paulse.

Referee: Paul Honiss (New Zealand)

By Andrew Hollely