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10:46 am


An easy sight for Willemse to open.

10:46 am


Had come. The wallaby’s floorboards creaked and eventually gave way.

Willemse booed, Hendrikse shook, but in the end it was Ezebeth’s directness to offload his central team-mate De Allende that sealed it.

And Matt Phillip will be the bucket for a cynical tackle in the huddle.

A worrying 10 minutes for Australia.

10:43 am

7 mins: AUS 0 RSA 0

Good pressure from the Springboks in the maul and they are awarded the onside penalty.

Back to the corner we go…

10:42 am

5 mins: AUS 0 RSA 0

Good early defense from the Wallabies, but Kishoff presses Hodge’s kick-proof and the home side get back under the defense through an excellent, probing push from De Allende.

Australia are back in numbers, though, and clearly just outside their 22.

10:38 am

2 mins: AUS 0 RSA 0

A wild start in Sydney!

Both sides apply real pressure at the breakdown with White getting caught at the back at times.

Slipper is very quickly off the line at Etzebeth and South Africa will start from the halfway mark in the Wallaby 22.

10:36 am

Here you go!

where is your money

10:34 am

Today’s lineups

Australia: Reece Hodge, Tom Wright, Len Ikitau, Hunter Paisami, Marika Koroibete, Noah Lolesio, Nic White, Rob Valetini, Fraser McReight, Jed Holloway, Matt Philip, Rory Arnold, Allan Alaalatoa, Folau Fainga’a, James Slipper (captain) .
Substitutions: Dave Porecki, Scott Sio, Taniela Tupou, Darcy Swain, Rob Leota, Pete Samu, Jake Gordon, Andrew Kellaway.

South Africa: Willie le Roux, Canan Moodie, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Damian Willemse, Jaden Hendrikse; Jasper Wiese, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi (captain), Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff.
Substitutions: Deon Fourie, Ox Nche, Trevor Nyakane, Kwagga Smith, Duane Vermeulen, Cobus Reinach, Frans Steyn, Warrick Gelant.

10:28 am

Welcome to Sydney

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of a highly anticipated clash between Australia and South Africa in the Rugby Championship.

The Wallabies came on strong in Adelaide last weekend to beat the Springboks 25-17, restoring a sense of pride in the green and gold jersey after a difficult run of results which included a series loss to England and a heavy loss to Argentina. in San Juan.

Manager Dave Rennie names an unchanged starting 15 for this one, the first time he has managed to do so in his 26 games in charge. Australia really should have won more in Adelaide, conceding two late tries costing them a bonus point win.

Their assistant coach, Scott Wisemantel, said: “You’re filthy to lose that point, you’re absolutely mad. We’re really disappointed with the last eight to 10 minutes, and we had chances there, even when it was three to one, we had another set-piece chance to do something.

“We’ve got to be a little bit tougher, a little bit more ruthless in that regard, so it’s definitely something we’ve talked about and worked on.”

The Springboks, meanwhile, will be looking for a strong response having now dropped back-to-back Rugby Championship games. A home loss to New Zealand looked forgivable on paper, but their performance last weekend disappointed many, especially after the hype around them reached a fever pitch after dominating the All Blacks in round one.

However, key injuries are a problem for manager Jacques Nienaber and the loss of Handre Pollard in the No 10 shirt will be keenly felt. Damien Willemse comes on to replace him, with the experienced Wille Le Roux slotting in at full-back.

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