Springboks 29 Wallabies 17
8 Aug 2009
Keo.co.za brings you live commentary from the Tri-nations clash at Newlands.
1 min – Morne Steyn goes high with the kick off and the Aussies clean up well.
2 mins – Penalty to the Wallabies and they decide to kick for touch .
2 mins – WALLABY TRY! Adam Ashley-Cooper finishes off the move in the corner after a well worked lineout move.
4 mins – Matt Giteau adds the extras with a great kick and the Wallabies lead 7-0.
6 mins – The Boks are yet to get out of first gear and errors at critical moments are costing them dearly.
8 mins – Penalty to the Boks. Steyn nails his kick and the Boks are on the board.
10 mins – The Wallabies are penalised again and Steyn punishes them for a second time.
13 mins – An Australian player is penalised for not releasing the ball and the Bok No 10 does what he does pest. Boks now in front by two.
14 mins – The Boks’ lead is short lived as Berrick Barnes nails a drop goal to put his side back in front.
19 mins – Boks starting to find their feet and putting together a couple of passages of good play.
20 mins – Yet another penalty to the Boks for an infringement at the breakdown. This time the ref has a chat to both captains.
21 mins – Steyn once again nails his kick and the Boks are back in the lead.
24 mins – After a great period of play from the hosts, which started with a turnover in midfield, Steyn nails a drop goal to extend South Africa’s lead.
27 mins - BOK TRY! Victor Matfield gets the hosts first try after skipper John Smit puts through a cheeky little grubber kick off his left boot.
28 mins – This time Steyn’s radar is off and misses the conversion attempt. South Africa 20 Australia 10.
31 mins – Teams trade kicks before Steyn gets it in midfield. Looks to find touch with a deep kick, but puts it out on the full. Australian lineout on half way.
34 mins – Giteau lays in to Fourie du Preez with a shoulder while under the highball. Some ‘how’s your mothers’ break out and the Wallaby flyhalf is shown a yellow card for a moment of utter stupidity.
35 mins – Penalty to the Boks, and yet another yellow card, this time for Richard Brown for deliberately playing the ball from an offside position.
37 mins – Steyn slots the penalty to extend his side’s lead. South Africa 23 Australia 10.
40 mins – The hooter sounds and Pierre Spies is put through a gap and is on course to smash James O’Connor, but some good cover defence sees the big Bok knock on.
40 mins – That’s half-time and the Boks are in complete control.
Half-time – South Africa 23 Australia 10
41 mins – Aussies start the second half. Boks gather and Steyn thumps it back at them.
44 mins – Wallabies counter attack after Boks drop out. Visitors now back to full compliment.
45 mins – Hosts nick yet another lineout.
48 mins – Box kick from the Wallabies and the hosts regather. Steyn pumps the ball into the corner – 10 metres from the Aussie tryline.
52 mins – Danie Rossouw on the field now in place of Juan Smith who took a heavy knock in the first half.
54 mins – Penalty to the Boks in a kickable position as the visitors are blown up for yet another breakdown infringement.
55 mins – Steyn nails the penalty and the Boks lead by 16 points.
56 mins – Some brilliant chasing by Morne Steyn and it’s a scrum to the Boks in front of the sticks five metres from the Aussie tryline.
58 mins – Boks are penalised and the chance is gone. Good clearing kick from the Wallabies.
59 mins – Australia look to put together a set move from the lineout, but the ball is passed forward. Scrum to the Boks just inside Wallaby territory.
62 mins – Penatly to the Boks and Steyn kicks it out on half way.
64 mins – A huge hit from Bakkies Botha on Giteau gets a loud response from the Newlands crowd. Springbok scrum.
65 mins – WALLABY TRY! The ball comes to Giteau from an attacking scrum. He steps a couple of defenders and stretches out an arm to score next the the upright.
66 mins – Giteau quickly adds the extras and the Wallabies trail by just nine points now.
70 mins – The Wallaby pivot looks to peg the hosts deep in their own half but his kick is too long and it’s a scrum to South Africa on half way.
74 mins – Boks put together a good passage of play, but squander possession just metres short of the tryline.
78 mins – A good kick chase from Brian Habana. The Bok flyer is tackled without the ball and it’s a penalty to the hosts. Boks kick for touch.
79 mins – Yet another penalty to the Boks and this time George Smith is shown a yellow card. Steyn points to the sticks.
79 mins – Steyn nails the kick and the game is all but over.
80 mins – The hooter goes and the visitors have the possession, but yet another handling error brings the an end to the game. Boks win!
Full-time – South Africa 29 Australia 17
Springboks – 15 Frans Steyn, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 John Smit (c), 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Jannie du Pless