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Week 1

South Africa v Argentina Australia v New ZealandTRC 2017 Table Week 1

sa SOUTH AFRICA 37 - 15 ARGENTINAArgentina

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE - 19 August 2017
KO: 17:05 HT: 13-5

South Africa

All matches
Played: 25
South Africa won: 22
Argentina won: 2
Drawn: 1



Boks 0-0 Pumas 1m Anthems done in PE & Elton Jantjies kicks off at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Boks 0-0 Pumas 2m Referee: Romain Poite Asst. Referees: Pascal Gaüzère, Nic Berry TMO: Glenn Newman
Boks 0-0 Pumas 3m Pumas get first penalty but Nicolás Sánchez misses touch so Boks can clear out Pumas
Boks 0-0 Pumas 4m Pumas come back into Bok territory & are outside the 22 before penalty to homeside
Boks 0-0 Pumas 6m Bok scrum on their 22 in centre, quickly followed with another nearer touch on 10m
Boks 0-0 Pumas 7m Strong scrum puts Boks into Puma territory & a 10m lineout, driving to the 22...
Boks 0-0 Pumas 8m But the Pumas fight back & push the Boks back to halfway
Boks 0-0 Pumas 9m Another solid scrum from Boks & get to Pumas 10m before visitors pinged for off feet
Boks 0-0 Pumas 10m The breakdown penalty has Jantjies teeing up from the 10m for first blood...
Boks 3-0 Pumas 11m ...& the kick is no hardship for the fly half - Boks are on the board
Boks 3-0 Pumas 12m Pumas make some ground from restart but Jaco Kriel effects a turnover on 2nd attempt
Boks 3-0 Pumas 13m Boks set up lineout outside the Pumas 22 but No.8 Leonardo Senatore is down injured
Boks 3-0 Pumas 14m Javier Ortega Desio replaces Senatore while the Boks look to have scored thru Kriel, but...
Boks 3-0 Pumas 15m ...Poite's whistle's gone for a knock on; Pumas scrum but it was Martín Landajo's hand
Boks 3-0 Pumas 16m Boks denied a the try despite knock on's from Landajo & Tomas Lavanini
Boks 3-0 Pumas 16m Defensive scrum has to be reset before Boks almost win it but Pumas rescue possession
Boks 3-0 Pumas 17m Ball cleared from Pumas 22 & Andries Coetzee runs ball back over H/W
Boks 3-0 Pumas 18m Boks into Pumas 22  but Pablo Matera steals it; Pumas run out of 22 but a forward pass  loses their possession
Boks 6-0 Pumas 19m Bok scrum on 22 & advantage for Tomas Lezana offside at the breakdown. Penalty comes & Jantjies deftly kicks over this one too with ease
Boks 6-0 Pumas 20m Into second quarter & Pumas have only has 28% possession & 20% territory
Boks 6-0 Pumas 21m Play returns to the midfield for another Bok scrum - they've not dropped one yet...
Boks 6-0 Pumas 23m The scrum is good & they breach the Pumas 10m but are shoved back to halfway
Boks 6-0 Pumas 24m Pumas now have defensive scrum just inside halfway; scrum penalty & another put in on halfway
Boks 6-0 Pumas 26m Pumas slowly work into Bok territory & into the 22 despite good defence from Boks
Boks 6-0 Pumas 27m Advantage being played & whistle goes for Malcolm Marx infringement; Sánchez tees up
Boks 6-0 Pumas 28m Sánchez pushes ball wide of uprights - surprising for him
Boks 6-0 Pumas 29m Boks quickly set up a 22 lineout, but Pumas defence not letting them gain any yards
Boks 6-0 Pumas 30m Boks are back up at the 10m & Jan Serfontein chips thru but Joaquin Tuculet nicks it
Boks 6-5 Pumas 31m Emiliano Boffelli collects & offloads to Landajo who sprints to score in corner
Boks 6-5 Pumas 33m Lovely work from the Pumas but Sánchez fails to convert & visitors still trail
Boks 6-5 Pumas 34m Smart response from Boks as they head towards the Pumas 22 again for attacking scrum
Boks 11-5 Pumas 36m Another good Bok scrum & Courtnall Skosan scrambles away, isn't caught to score
Boks 13-5 Pumas 37m A simple conversion from Jantjies before play resumes...
Boks 13-5 Pumas 39m Pumas lineout on halfway goes uncontested but don't get far before Boks have possession
Boks 13-5 Pumas 40m Jantjies clears ball over halfway into Pumas 22 & Tuculet finds touch for HT

Boks 13-5 Pumas HT T: Skosan C: Jantjies P: Jantjies (2) | T: Landajo

Springboks v Los Pumas

Boks 13-5 Pumas 40m Second half kicks off & Pumas are into Bok 22 with renewed vigour after the break
Boks 13-5 Pumas 41m But Raymond Rhule wraps up the Pumas & ball is deftly turned over...
Boks 13-5 Pumas 42m ...& Coetzee clears the Pumas well away back up at the 10m line
Boks 13-5 Pumas 44m Bok scrum is no less effective than 1st half & they go wide to halfway but get turned over
Boks 13-5 Pumas 45m Marx pinged for hands in ruck with Pumas on the attack, but Landajo warned too
Boks 13-8 Pumas 46m Meanwhile Sánchez finally splices the uprights with his penalty kick
Boks 13-8 Pumas 47m Plenty of chanting & clapping from stands as Pumas get taken apart by Kriel again
Boks 16-8 Pumas 48m Jantjies kicks from halfway & wide & it just floats between posts despite swirling wind
Boks 16-8 Pumas 49m Siya Kolisi is good & Pumas pinged for hands in ruck - Boks definitely on the up
Boks 16-8 Pumas 49m Boks weigh heavily on Pumas goal area & Guido Petti & Lavanini pinged for offside
Boks 16-8 Pumas 51m Jantjies kicks to touch for 5m lineout; Boks forced wide along width of pitch...
Boks 21-8 Pumas 52m ...but delightful offloading allows Rhule to easily fly over the tryline with such ease
Boks 23-8 Pumas 53m Jantjies pops over the conversion & changes are looming for Pumas
Boks 23-8 Pumas 54m Juan Martín Hernández & Ramiro Herrera on for Sánchez & Enrique Pieretto
Boks 23-8 Pumas 55m Steven Kitshoff comes on in front row as The Beast gets applauded off
Boks 23-8 Pumas 57m Pumas firmly on the attack as Matías Moroni replaces Matías Orlando
Boks 23-8 Pumas 58m An excellent offload wide from Hernandez after Pumas can't breach tryline under posts &
Boks 23-13 Pumas 59m Tuculet gets ball to Boffelli to score almost in the corner
Boks 23-15 Pumas 60m Hernandez converts & Pumas are right back in this game at start of final quarter
Boks 23-15 Pumas 61m Meanwhile, Tomás Cubelli has replaced Landajo
Boks 23-15 Pumas 62m Pieter-Steph du Toit & Jean-Luc du Preez replace Franco Mostert & Kriel
Boks 23-15 Pumas 63m Boks are back in the Pumas 22 but not getting too close for the defence...
Boks 23-15 Pumas 64m Julian Montoya on for Agustin Creevy while Francois Hougaard for Ross Cronje
Boks 28-15 Pumas 65m But Kolisi does find the hole in the defence & zips thru to score a 3rd try
Boks 30-15 Pumas 66m Jantjies wastes no time with the conversion, & Boks are hungry for more
Boks 30-15 Pumas 67m Lucas Noguera Paz replaces Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro in the front row
Boks 30-15 Pumas 68m Pumas lineout just inside halfway but the Boks cause them no end of problems...
Boks 30-15 Pumas 69m ...No8 Uzair Cassiem is the cause of frustration, setting up a Bok lineout on Pumas 22
Boks 30-15 Pumas 70m Marcos Kremer on for Lavanini while Boks set attacking scrum in front of posts...
Boks 35-15 Pumas 72m ...and it's du Toit who claims the 4th try for the Boks
Boks 37-15 Pumas 73m There's no faltering from Jantjies as he adds the conversion
Boks 37-15 Pumas 74m Damian de Allende, Mbongeni Mbonami & Trevor Nyakane on for Serfontein, Marx & Oosthuizen
Boks 37-15 Pumas 76m Finally there's a roar for PE's Curwin Bosch getting Springbok debut replacing Jantjies
Boks 37-15 Pumas 78m Meanwhile, the Pumas are camped in the Bok 22...
Boks 37-15 Pumas 79m ...after Kremer charges down Bosch's kick almost at tryline but he knocks on
Boks 37-15 Pumas 79m & Boks maintain 100% scrum record this match & Bosch clears but doesn't find touch
Boks 37-15 Pumas 80m Pumas try to run it back over halfway into Bok territory as siren goes
Boks 37-15 Pumas 80+1m Pumas keep ball in play tho running close to touch, but a knock on ends the match

Springboks v Los Pumas

sa15 Andries Coetzee 14 Raymond Rhule 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Jan Serfontein 11 Courtnall Skosan 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Ross Cronje 8 Uzair Cassiem 7 Jaco Kriel 6 Siya Kolisi 5 Franco Mostert 4 EBEN ETZEBETH (C) 3 Coenie Oosthuizen 2 Malcolm Marx 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Trevor Nyakane 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit 20 Jean-Luc du Preez 21 Francois Hougaard 22 Curwin Bosch* 23 Damian de Allende

SCORERS T: Skosan, Rhule, Kolisi, du Toit C: Jantjies (4) P: Jantjies (3)

Argentina15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Ramiro Moyano 13 Matías Orlando 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Emiliano Boffelli 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Martin Landajo 8 Leonardo Senatore 7 Tomas Lezana 6 Pablo Matera 5 Tomas Lavanini 4 Guido Petti 3 Enrique Pieretto 2 AGUSTIN CREEVY (C) 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Lucas Noguera 18 Ramiro Herrera 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Javier Ortega Desio 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Juan Martin Hernandez 23 Matías Moroni

SCORERS T: Landajo, Boffelli C: Hernandez P: Sánchez

Referee: Romain Poite Asst. Referees: Pascal Gaüzère, Nic Berry TMO: Glenn Newman




australia AUSTRALIA 34 - 54 NEW ZEALANDnz

ANZ Stadium, Sydney - 19 August 2017
KO: 20:00 HT: 6-40


Played: 183
Australia won: 48
New Zealand won: 128
Drawn: 7

New Zealand



Wallabies v All Blacks The anthems & haka are done; Wayne Barnes prepares to blow the whistle for KO
Wallabies v All Blacks Referee: Wayne Barnes Asst. Referees: Nigel Owens, Andrew Brace TMO: Rowan Kitt
Wallabies 0-0 All Blacks 1m Aussies KO & the ABs are quickly back up to the midfield...
Wallabies 0-0 All Blacks 2m ...advantage being played but as soon as it's over, ball is knocked on
Wallabies 0-0 All Blacks 3m & the Aussies run the ball back up to the ABs 22, frustrating the visitors
Wallabies 0-0 All Blacks 3m A strong start for the homeside & they have advantage deep in the ABs 22
Wallabies 0-0 All Blacks 4m The penalty comes in front of the posts & Bernard Foley tees up...
Wallabies 3-0 All Blacks 5m's easy 3 points for homeside to get them on the front foot early
Wallabies 3-0 All Blacks 6m Beauden Barrett's restart is poor & it's back to halfway for the first scrum
Wallabies 3-0 All Blacks 7m Aussie scrum has to be reset before Barnes awards free kick to homeside
Wallabies 3-0 All Blacks 7m Aussies get well inside the ABs 10m but they're turned over promptly
Wallabies 3-0 All Blacks 8m ABs win a penalty inside the Aussie 10m & kick to touch for a 22 lineout
Wallabies 3-0 All Blacks 9m The lineout is fine but Aussies steal possession & clear ABs back over halfway
Wallabies 3-0 All Blacks 10m ABs kick it back & run ball thru halfway for quick hands to charge ahead..
Wallabies 3-5 All Blacks 11m ... & Liam Squire goes wide to score in typical ABs fashion
Wallabies 3-7 All Blacks 12m Barrett adds the extras & the ABs are on their way...
Wallabies 3-7 All Blacks 13m Aussies come back fast thru Israel Folau > Kurtley Beale > Henry Speight
Wallabies 3-7 All Blacks 14m Speight is tackled to ground in the ABs 22 & whistle goes for penalty
Wallabies 3-7 All Blacks 15m Kieran Read & Squire(?) clash heads before the attacking scrum is set
Wallabies 3-7 All Blacks 16m ABs pinged for going early as Owen Franks whinges at Barnes...
Wallabies 6-7 All Blacks 17m ...Barnes politely brushes him off while Foley adds another 3 points
Wallabies 6-7 All Blacks 18m For all the Aussie defence frustrating the ABs, the visitors clock...
Wallabies 6-7 All Blacks 18m ... space out wide again whilst in the 22 already & Reiko Ioane scores
Wallabies 6-12 All Blacks 19m TMO checks grounding & that Ioane isn't in touch before try is awarded
Wallabies 6-12 All Blacks 20m Barrett misses conversion & Aussies have possession again to attack...
Wallabies 6-17 All Blacks 21m ...but an intercept & ABs sprint; Ioane takes offload & scores again!
Wallabies 6-19 All Blacks 22m Barrett can't miss this time from in front of the posts & adds extras
Wallabies 6-19 All Blacks 23m Aussies look good in attack, but holes in their defence are exploited
Wallabies 6-19 All Blacks 24m Before you can blink, ABs right back in Aussie 22 & Barrett offloads
Wallabies 6-24 All Blacks 25m Ryan Crotty & he pounces over the whitewash for the 4th try
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 26m Another simple conversion for Barrett & ABs matching points to minutes
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 28m From restart Aussie attack is good & they are into the ABs 22 again...
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 29m ...but are eventually turned over & ABs force Aussies back over halfway
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 30m Aussie scramble defence this time prevents try & hands possession back
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 31m Penalty to homeside gives them put in to a defensive scrum on 22
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 32m Again scrum has to be reset & Barnes has warning word with front rows
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 33 Eventually Aussie intercept & sprint but whistle goes for ABs advantage
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 34m Barrett kicks to touch for a 22 lineout & Aussies pinged for offside...
Wallabies 6-26 All Blacks 34m ...Barrett kicks for 5m lineout this time & Aaron Smith is almost over
Wallabies 6-31 All Blacks 35m Barrett is shut down but Sonny Bill Williams goes a tad wider & scores
Wallabies 6-33 All Blacks 36m Barrett adds the extras as Barnes apologises to Michael Hooper for...
Wallabies 6-33 All Blacks 36m ...not seeing the offside before try is scored; bit late tho!
Wallabies 6-33 All Blacks 37m Barnes has harsh words with Ioane & Adam Coleman, warning YCs...
Wallabies 6-33 All Blacks 38m ...before the ABs are all over the Aussie tryline again
Wallabies 6-33 All Blacks 38m Homeside hold them out this time & ABs have 22 attacking scrum...
Wallabies 6-38 All Blacks 39m Michael Hooper pinged for offside & Crotty pounces over for his brace
Wallabies 6-40 All Blacks 40m Barrett adds 2pts & HT whistle goes for ABs highest HT score v Aussies

Wallabies 6-40 All Blacks HT P: Foley (2) | T: Squire, Ioane (2), Crotty (2), Williams C: Barrett (5) | -

Wallabies v All BlacksWallabies 6-40 All Blacks HT Total lack of Aussie defence & ABs are running rings round them
Wallabies 6-40 All Blacks HT Communication seems to be the biggest issue - or lack of it

Wallabies 6-40 All Blacks 40m Barrett kicks off 2nd half but knock on for Aussie defensive scrum
Wallabies 6-40 All Blacks 41m Aussies hang on inside their own 10m & get inside ABs 10m
Wallabies 6-40 All Blacks 42m Homeside are in a good position but are forced back to halfway &...
Wallabies 6-40 All Blacks 43m ...Barrett steals possession from Hooper & offloads to Ioane...
Wallabies 6-45 All Blacks 44m ...who sprints to 22 & offloads to Damian McKenzie; try no.7
Wallabies 6-47 All Blacks 45m Conversion is good & the Aussies are being summarily annihilated
Wallabies 6-47 All Blacks 47m Aussies go 14 phases towards ABs 22 but again are turned over
Wallabies 6-52 All Blacks 47m The ABs, meanwhile, go 12 phases before Ben Smith finds the tryline
Wallabies 6-54 All Blacks 48m Barrett converts as the first replacements prepare to come on
Wallabies 6-54 All Blacks 49m Aussies deep into ABs 22 but denied try with Barnes right there
Wallabies 6-54 All Blacks 50m Polota-Nau & Kuridrani on for Stephen Moore & Samu Kerevi at HT
Wallabies 6-54 All Blacks 51m Simmons, Phipps & Kepu for Arnold, Genia & Alaalatoa
Wallabies 6-54 All Blacks 51m Joe Moody & Anton Lienert-Brown for Wyatt Crockett & Crotty
Wallabies 11-54 All Blacks 52m Meanwhile, debutant Curtis Rona finds the tryline for the homeside
Wallabies 13-54 All Blacks 53m Foley adds the extras & the Aussies are finding their feet...
Wallabies 18-54 All Blacks 55m ...& before you could say boo to a goose, Kuridrani finds tryline!
Wallabies 20-54 All Blacks 56m Again Foley is on target & Aussie fans are finally given some hope
Wallabies 20-54 All Blacks 60m Luke Romano replaces Whitelock as Aussies get taste for tries
Wallabies 25-54 All Blacks 62m This time Beale cuts a fine line & finds the goal line to score
Wallabies 27-54 All Blacks 63m Extras from Foley & Aussies put on 21 points in 10 minutes
Wallabies 27-54 All Blacks 64m Lopeti Timani for Sean McMahon | Ardie Savea for Squire
Wallabies 27-54 All Blacks 65m Aussie attacking scrum on the 10m & it goes well, but...
Wallabies 27-54 All Blacks 66m ...but Lienert-Brown frustrates attack & turns over possession
Wallabies 27-54 All Blacks 67m Lima Sopoaga & Nathan Harris for Taylor & McKenzie
Wallabies 27-54 All Blacks 68m Reece Hodge for Rona while Moody returns for Crockett
Wallabies 27-54 All Blacks 69m In the meantime, Folau has found the tryline for the homeside
Wallabies 32-54 All Blacks 69m Heap of replays for potential offside, but Barnes awards it
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 70m Foley converts & the Aussies have made a significant comeback
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 71m Only 9 minutes remain & the pace has slowed somewhat...
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 72m ...unlikely to be enough time for 3 converted Aussie tries
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 74m However, homeside are in possession, tho on wrong side of halfway
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 75m Aussies breach ABs territory again but not for long...
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 75m ...homeside defending their own 22 again already & Foley's...
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 76m ...kick charged down by Barrett offside & both reach to ground
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 77m Replay after replay before judged to be simultaneous grounding
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 77m Barrett offside unseen by officials so ABs 5m attacking scrum
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 78m Aussies do well to push ABs outside 22 before Folau sprints...
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 78m ...right up to ABs 22 but Savea steals & gets ball away again
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 79m Kepu runs back over halfway to save ball from Savea hot on heels
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 80m ABs end up with attacking 10m scrum - which again is reset
Wallabies 34-54 All Blacks 80+1m Final penalty to visitors & Lienert-Brown kicks into touch

Wallabies v All Blacks

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Henry Speight 13 Samu Kerevi 12 Kurtley Beale 11 Curtis Rona* 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 8 Sean McMahon 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 6 Ned Hanigan 5 Adam Coleman 4 Rory Arnold 3 Allan Alaalatoa 2 Stephen Moore 1 Scott Sio BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 Tom Robertson 18 Sekope Kepu 19 Rob Simmons 20 Lopeti Timani 21 Nick Phipps 22 Reece Hodge 23 Tevita Kuridrani

SCORERS T: Squire, Ioane (2), Crotty (2), Williams, McKenzie, Ben Smith C: Barrett (7)

nz15 Damian McKenzie 14 Ben Smith 13 Ryan Crotty 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 8 KIERAN READ (C) 7 Sam Cane 6 Liam Squire 5 Samuel Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Owen Franks 2 Codie Taylor 1 Joe Moody BENCH: 16 Nathan Harris 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi 19 Luke Romano 20 Ardie Savea 21 TJ Perenara 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

SCORERS T: Rona, Kuridrani, Beale, Folau C: Foley (4) P: Foley (2)

Referee: Wayne Barnes Asst. Referees: Nigel Owens, Andrew Brace TMO: Rowan Kitt




Week 2

Argentina v South Africa New Zealand v AustraliaTRC 2017 Table Week 2

Argentina ARGENTINA 23 - 41 SOUTH AFRICAsa

Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta - 26 August 2017
KO: 16:40 HT: 10-17


All matches
Played: 26
Argentina won: 2
South Africa won: 23
Drawn: 1

South Africa


Pumas 0-0 Boks 1m We have KO in Salta & SA are wearing neon red! How very odd...
Pumas 0-0 Boks 2m Referee: Pascal Gaüzère Asst. Referees: Romain Poite, Nic Berry TMO: Glenn Newman
Pumas 0-0 Boks 3m Boks pinged for not releasing & Pumas have the penalty; Emiliano Boffelli tees up...
Pumas 3-0 Boks 4m In front of posts but pretty much at halfway, it's a perfect kick & Pumas are on the board
Pumas 3-0 Boks 5m However, Pumas immediately hand over a reciprocal penalty & Elton Jantjies tees up
Pumas 3-0 Boks 5m From inside halfway & just off centre, Jantjies pushes it wide of uprights
Pumas 3-0 Boks 7m Pumas infringe yet again & Jantjies has another attempt at points - but fails again
Pumas 3-0 Boks 8m Tomas Lavanini makes an armless tackle on Coenie Oosthuizen so time off for TMO
Pumas 3-0 Boks 9m Ref Gaüzère wants just a penalty but TMO Newman insists on a YC for Lavanini
Pumas 3-0 Boks 10m Boks deep in Pumas 22 but Ramiro Moyano intercepts & sprints length of pitch...
Pumas 3-0 Boks 11m shut down but Juan Martin Hernandez kicks in shocking fashion to lose momentum
Pumas 3-0 Boks 13m Boks lineout just inside their own half & its fine but Pumas defence is frustrating them
Pumas 3-0 Boks 15m Pumas coping well being a man down even tho Boks are in possession & in 22...
Pumas 3-0 Boks 16m ...ball spilled forward but Ramiro Herrera offside so it's a Bok attacking lineout in 22
Pumas 3-0 Boks 17m Water boys on as time off before a Pumas defensive scrum in own 22
Pumas 3-0 Boks 18m Well setting this scrum is taking far too long - lots of shouting on the pitch...
Pumas 3-0 Boks 19m Solid Pumas scrum & Hernandez clears well for Bok lineout on halfway...& Lavanini returns
Pumas 3-0 Boks 20m Pumas see out the 10 minutes by not conceding a point, however...good setpiece &
Pumas 3-0 Boks 20m Jantjies kick over the top is perfect to Kriel who offloads to Siya Kolisi...
Pumas 3-5 Boks 20m ...who sprints under posts to score! TMO confirms no offside & try awarded
Pumas 3-7 Boks 21m A simple conversion & the Boks a easily ahead; Pumas kick goes out on the full tho
Pumas 3-7 Boks 22m So it's back to halfway for a Bok scrum - clear is returned by Hernandez deftly
Pumas 3-7 Boks 23m Pumas in possession but in their own half - whistle goes for no advantage & penalty
Pumas 3-7 Boks 24m Time off as captain Agustin Creevy gets attention - Bok scrum is set...slowly...
Pumas 3-7 Boks 26m Scrum has to be reset & eventually happens... penalty kick to Boks & Jantjies tees up
Pumas 3-10 Boks 27m Jantjies is on the mark this time & increases the lead by 3
Pumas 8-10 Boks 28m Boks can't tidy up bouncing ball & Moyano collects in Bok 22 & pounces over to score
Pumas 10-10 Boks 29m Hernández converts quickly & it's all square in Salta...for now...
Pumas 10-10 Boks 30m Pumas miss a trick; Kolisi sprints & offloads for a try, but fans & players unhappy
Pumas 10-10 Boks 31m TMO checks Kolisi's pass & there's no doubt it's forward - no try
Pumas 10-10 Boks 32m Pumas head to halfway but Tomas Lezana spills the ball in tackle for Bok scrum
Pumas 10-10 Boks 33m Tomas Cubelli steals the ball at breakdown on his own 10m but knocks it on
Pumas 10-10 Boks 34m Another attacking scrum for the Boks but they make no yards before ball is stolen
Pumas 10-10 Boks 35m Long kick from Pumas gives Boks a defensive lineout in their own 22 & they are clinical
Pumas 10-10 Boks 35m clearing the Pumas back to halfway with a lineout that is fine
Pumas 10-10 Boks 36m Pumas make no ground & Jan Serfontein effects the turnover efficiently; Bok scrum
Pumas 10-10 Boks 37m Free kick results from the scrum & Boks set up lineout just outside the Pumas 22
Pumas 10-10 Boks 38m Advantage being played & Juan Manuel Leguizamón is summarily dismissed with YC
Pumas 10-10 Boks 38m Wasn't tragic infringement but the cumulative offsides from Pumas annoying Gaüzère
Pumas 10-10 Boks 39m Jantjies makes the yards & heads directly for the goal line -& thinks it's grounded
Pumas 10-17 Boks 40m TMO has a quick check that it's fine & Jantjies converts his try promptly
Pumas 10-17 Boks 40+1m Sirens gone but there's time for the restart - Pumas in possession almost at 22
Pumas 10-17 Boks 40+1m Hernandez chips it over top but gathered by Marx; Eben Etzebeth kicks it to touch

Pumas 10-17 Boks HT T: Moyano C: Hernández P: Boffelli YC Lavanini, Leguizamón | T: Kolisi, Jantjies C: Jantjies (2) P: Jantjies

Los Pumas v Springboks

Pumas 10-17 Boks 40m Pumas KO the second half & Derrick Hougaard clears it back well for Pumas lineout on halfway
Pumas 10-17 Boks 41m The Beast bundles Lavanini into touch for a knock on - Bok lineout just inside halfway
Pumas 10-17 Boks 42m The Pumas regain possession & they get to the 22 but can’t quite breach the defence
Pumas 10-17 Boks 43m Eventually the Pumas do cross in but don’t make it all the way. However, Bok coming into ruck from offside position & Hernández tees up & adds 3 more points
Pumas 13-17 Boks 44m Lezana collects the restart ball & gets out of the Pumas 22; passes it back to Hernández who clears well; Boks run it back through The Beast
Pumas 13-17 Boks 45m But Lezana makes a great turnover & push Boks back to the 10m
Pumas 13-17 Boks 46m Pumas win their lineout but Boks win penalty for a scrum after Jaco Kriel turnover. Pumas regain possession & charge just short of the Bok tryline but another turnover from the Boks…
Pumas 13-17 Boks 47m Excellent hands from Boks as Courtnall Skosan makes the first break and from deep in own 22 they charge the length of the pitch….
Pumas 13-22 Boks 48m ...for Kolisi to score a brace; both sides are giving us a good game so far
Pumas 13-24 Boks 49m Jantjies adds the extras while Bok forwards replacements warm up...
Pumas 13-24 Boks 50m Enrique Pieretto & Javier Ortega Desio on for Herrera & Lezana
Pumas 13-24 Boks 51m Steven Kitshoff, Pieter-Steph du Toit & Jean-Luc du Preez on for The Beast, Franco Mostert & Uzair Cassiem
Pumas 13-24 Boks 53m Time off to check Oosthuizen is OK - Trevor Nyakane replaces him & it's scrum-time again
Pumas 13-24 Boks 54m Efficient work from Boks who steadily head towards the Pumas 22...& controversy...
Pumas 13-24 Boks 56m ...Boks are into 22 & a shoe-in for the try but Lavanini slaps ball down
Pumas 13-24 Boks 56m Play halted tho Lavanini gets into fisticuffs with du Toit
Pumas 13-24 Boks 56m Correct call - YC to Lavanini for deliberate offence - but one already & it's a red
Pumas 13-31 Boks 57m But it's not over yet as penalty try is awarded & Boks have easy tho deserved 7
Pumas 13-31 Boks 58m Montoya, Landajo, Sanchez & Moroni for Creevy, Hernandez, Cubelli & Moyano
Pumas 18-31 Boks 59m Andries Coetzee makes bad tackle & Moroni takes advantage to score immediately
Pumas 20-31 Boks 60m Sanchez adds the extras after Coetzee given YC after brawl happens at hoardings
Pumas 20-31 Boks 61m Pumas discipline has been rubbish, but creeping into Boks now too as tempers fray
Pumas 23-31 Boks 61m Boffelli adds the penalty 3 points to the Pumas account
Pumas 23-31 Boks 63m Rudy Paige & Trevor Nyakane have replaced Hougaard & Oosthuizen
Pumas 23-31 Boks 65m Boks have a heap more momentum but they can't convert it into points
Pumas 23-31 Boks 66m Pumas force the Boks away from danger-zone as errors creep in; Bok lineout on 10m
Pumas 23-31 Boks 68m The lineout is fine but the defence is strong as Pumas push back again...
Pumas 23-31 Boks 70m Pumas almost get on the front foot but Marx steals the ball well at the breakdown
Pumas 23-34 Boks 71m It's an 11th penalty from the Pumas & Jantjies punishes them further with 3pts
Pumas 23-34 Boks 72m Quickly the Pumas are in Bok territory & a high tackle by Kitshoff on Landajo gives Pumas a penalty
Pumas 23-34 Boks 73m Damian de Allende replaces Serfontein
Pumas 23-34 Boks 74m Pumas can't do anything from the lineout as ball just goes to ground
Pumas 23-34 Boks 75m Grubber kick goes over tryline from Sanchez but Raymond Rhule dives on it before Landajo can ground it
Pumas 23-34 Boks 75m Try saved & Boks push back but the Pumas are quickly back up in Bok territory in attack
Pumas 23-34 Boks 76m Boks scramble defence is effective & Pumas have lineout back on halfway
Pumas 23-34 Boks 77m Bongi Mbonambi replaces Marx & Boks are back on front foot & up to the Pumas 22
Pumas 23-39 Boks 78m Argentine defence can't hold any longer & du Preez takes ball wide to score in corner
Pumas 23-41 Boks 79m A superb difficult kick from Jantjies splices the posts for a definitive win...
Pumas 23-41 Boks 80m One last play from Pumas restart; Boks tidy up at breakdown & Jantjies kicks to touch
Los Pumas v SpringboksPumas 23-41 Boks FT Pretty good 1st half & start to 2nd, but Pumas really need to sort out discipline; 2 YCs, 1 RC & 11 penalties does not bode well

Argentina15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Ramiro Moyano 13 Matías Orlando 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Emiliano Boffelli 10 Juan Martin Hernandez 9 Tomas Cubelli 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 7 Tomas Lezana 6 Pablo Matera 5 Tomas Lavanini 4 Matías Alemanno 3 Ramiro Herrera 2 AGUSTIN CREEVY (C) 1 Lucas Noguera BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Santiago García Botta 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Javier Ortega Desio 21 Martin Landajo 22 Nicolas Sanchez 23 Matías Moroni

SCORERS T: Moyano, Moroni C: Hernandez, Sanchez P: Boffelli (2), Hernandez Lavanini, Leguizamón Lavanini

sa15 Andries Coetzee 14 Raymond Rhule 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Jan Serfontein 11 Courtnall Skosan 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Francois Hougaard 8 Uzair Cassiem 7 Jaco Kriel 6 Siya Kolisi 5 Franco Mostert 4 EBEN ETZEBETH (C) 3 Coenie Oosthuizen 2 Malcolm Marx 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Trevor Nyakane 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit 20 Jean-Luc du Preez 21 Rudy Paige 22 Curwin Bosch 23 Damian de Allende

SCORERS T: Kolisi (2), Jantjies, PT, du Preez C: Jantjies (4) P: Jantjies (2) Coetzee

Referee: Pascal Gaüzère Asst. Referees: Romain Poite, Nic Berry TMO: Glenn Newman




nzNEW ZEALAND 35 - 29 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin - 26 August 2017
KO: 19:35 HT: 14-17

New Zealand

Played: 184
New Zealand won: 129
Australia won: 48
Drawn: 7


Bledisloe Cup Winners 2017 All BlacksAll Blacks vs Wallabies c. half hour til KO in Dunedin!
All Blacks vs Wallabies Delayed for KO coz Michael Cheika annoyed at Aussies not getting warm up
All Blacks vs Wallabies Also the lights went out half hour ago! Carnage & not even near KO yet...
All Blacks vs Wallabies Referee: Nigel Owens Asst. Refs: Wayne Barnes, Andrew Brace TMO: Rowan Kitt
All Blacks vs Wallabies The crowd is ready under the roof at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, & the ABs will KO...eventually
All Blacks vs Wallabies And we still wait... No sign of the teams yet even in the tunnel!
All Blacks vs Wallabies Finally ABs & Aussies are on out. Still time for a break tho for shenanigans
All Blacks vs Wallabies Tribute to All Blacks legend Sir Colin Meads who passed away this week
All Blacks vs Wallabies Hope you weren't holding your breath for KO...almost there-hakatime, finally
All Blacks vs Wallabies Our Nige is in the centre on halfway, waiting to blow the KO whistle...

All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 0m So finally after a 15 minute delay (is that all?!) we have KO!
All Blacks 0-0 Wallabies 1m ABs on the attack but Damian McKenzie's pass is intercepted by Israel...
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 1m ...Folau intercepts at his 22 & he sprints length of the pitch to score!
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 2m Bernard Foley - 100% record last week - misses the first conversion
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 3m But an Aussie knock on to an offside player & ABs have 22 lineout...
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 4m Aussies have the put in at first scrum of match in their 22...
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 5m ...but a massive turnover from the ABs & they creep closer to the goal line
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 6m ABs forced to recycle before possession is taken by visitors who clear
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 7m ABs come back & build 9 phases before the Aussies steal possession again
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 8m Aussie defence is seriously improved from last week & they hold ABS off
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 8m Time off already(!), water boys out & a little chat with front rows...
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 9m Sonny Bill Williams is guilty party with handling error for Aussie scrum
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 10m Better scrum for Aussies & Brodie Retallick off feet gives away penalty
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 10m A clear from Australia & they put themselves on the ABs 22 for a lineout...
All Blacks 0-5 Wallabies 11m From nearside to farside inside 22, another lineout & Aussies have a plan
All Blacks 0-10 Wallabies 12m Deceptive jink from captain Michael Hooper & slips thru defence to score
All Blacks 0-12 Wallabies 13m Foley converts while Ardie Savea replaces Sam Cane early doors
All Blacks 0-12 Wallabies 14m Aussies attack fiercely again til turned over & Rieko Ioane sprints...
All Blacks 0-12 Wallabies 14m ...over halfway but there's a knock on & possession is back with Australia
All Blacks 0-12 Wallabies 15m Aussie defensive scrum goes backwards but Will Genia gets it away...
All Blacks 0-12 Wallabies 15m Hooper who offloads to Foley who charges from own half to score!
All Blacks 0-12 Wallabies 16m Foley held back from converting while Nige & TMO check no knock on at scrum
All Blacks 0-17 Wallabies 17m Both agree ball came off Genia's knee so try stands, but no conversion
All Blacks 0-17 Wallabies 18m Well, this is an unexpected pleasure to have a competitive game!
All Blacks 0-17 Wallabies 19m ABs scrum on Aussie 10m is fine but again turned over & Foley clears
All Blacks 0-17 Wallabies 20m Back at midfield Kurtley Beale pinged for holding on at breakdown so penalty
All Blacks 0-17 Wallabies 20m Beauden Barrett kicks to touch for a 22 lineout but whistle goes in attack
All Blacks 5-17 Wallabies 21m Penalty to ABs & they set up 5m lineout to find the tryline - & Ioane does
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 23m Efficient drive from ABs gets them their first score & Barrett converts
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 24m Cane has failed HIA after knock to head; Aussies attack from own 10m
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 24m But whistle goes as asst. ref points out Retallick infringing at breakdown
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 24m TMO Rowan Kitt replaying Ned Hanigan getting flipped over by Retallick
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 24m No intent can be seen so it's back for Aussie defensive scrum on 10m
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 24m Hooper's not impressed - & neither is Cheika. But play on...
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 26m Aussies work their way over halfway & recycle up to the ABs 22...
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 27m Defence holding up well & they still haven't breached 22 in 14 phases
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 28m Anton Lienert-Brown replaced Ryan Crotty
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 28m Ioane intercepts & sprints off but whistle's gone for tackle on Folau
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 29m Aussie penalty & Foley tees up from just outside 22 wide of uprights
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 30m Foley's kick rebounds off the post but Aussies attack regardless...
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 30m Henry Speight is at the goal line but he knocks on & ABs can clear
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 31m Fierce attacking from Aussies & Tevita Kuridrani bulldozes yardage...
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 32m ...ball's knocked back & Retallick is on it but Joe Moody knock on
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 33m Aussie attacking scrum in the ABs 22 - but homeside shove hard...
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 34m ...Aussies hang on at scrum but do lose the ball & ABs attack over halfway
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 36m Penalty to ABs back on halfway & they don't take long to reach the 22
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 36m Chip thru from Barrett & Genia's on it but Ben Smith turns it at breakdown
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 37m ABs attacking 5m scrum is quite solid but Aaron Smith knocks it on
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 38m However, penalty reversed somehow & ABs have another 5m scrum
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 39m But first Tatafu Polota-Nau replaces Stephen Moore as ABs prepare...
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 39m Crotty returns to the field of play ...& ABs do enough to get Ben Smith to the post ball in hand, but...
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 39m TMO checks & double-checks as ABs saunter back to halfway believing score
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 39m But Nige & Kitt agree Smith lost control before grounding ball on post
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 40m Aussie defensive 5m scrum set - fisticuffs threatened at Smith no-try
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 40m ABs win penalty for 5m scrum again; Nige has word with both captains
All Blacks 7-17 Wallabies 40+1m Nige tells both to calm boys down for shenanigans off ball
All Blacks 12-17 Wallabies 40+1m Solid scrum in front of posts & Aaron Smith sneaks over to score
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 40+1m Siren's gone & Barrett converts for a 3pt deficit going into break

All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies HT T: Ioane, Aaron Smith C: Beauden Barrett | T: Folau, Hooper, Foley C: Foley

All Blacks v WallabiesAll Blacks 14-17 Wallabies HT Well, isn't that unexpected. Much improved game for better viewing

All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 40m Sekope Kepu has replaced Allan Alaalatoa in the front row
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 41m Aussies KO & make a few yards before ball into touch for ABs lineout
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 42m But Nepo Laulala manages to return possession to Aussies in midfield
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 43m Foley clears for just outside 22 lineout for the visitors & in control
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 44m Another breakdown knock on from the ABs & the Aussies have a scum on the 22
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 45m Izzy Folau does hard work to set up try but possession relinquished
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 45m Beauden B clears visitors back over halfway & ABs breath sigh of relief
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 46m ABs are at Aussie 22 & Ioane bolts thru defensive hole but shut down
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 46m Beale intercepts & Speight clears as Aussies charge to halfway in support
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 46m Lima Sopoaga has replaced Beauden B & makes an immediate impact
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 47m ABs wrestle back possession but not for long with Aussies back at 22
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 49m ABs turnover & they force Aussies from their 22, 10m & back over halfway
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 50m Good defensive work from the Aussies push ABs back from their 22
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 51m ABs are back up at Wallabies 10m but a Green & Gold shirt off feet
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 52m ABs take an age to decide if they go for points or touch...
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 53m Sopoaga kicks to touch for a 5m lineout & the setpiece is efficient
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 54m Retallick celebrates his try but Nige has other ideas > TMO
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 54m No visual confirmation of grounding after G&G knee & hand prevent it
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 55m Beauden Barrett returns, relegating Sopoaga back to the bench
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 55m No try so ABs 5m scrum for Dane Haylett-Petty offside before try
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 56m Eventually the scrum gets underway but advantage to Aussies for knock on
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 56m Read whinges to Nige about scrum tactics; time off b4 Aussie scrum
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 57m Aussie clearance from scrum is poor & ABs have lineout at the visitors 22
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 58m Nige playing advantage for ABs; Haylett-Petty again infringes
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 59m Beauden B has returned as Nige goes back for ABs penalty - 22 lineout
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 60m Aussie defence is being severely tested with ABs almost at goal line
All Blacks 14-17 Wallabies 60m G&G offside for another 5m attacking scrum for homeside
All Blacks 19-17 Wallabies 61m Time off before scrum is set..when it is, it's clinical for Beauden B
All Blacks 21-17 Wallabies 62m Lienert-Brown for SBW while Beauden B converts his try for the lead
All Blacks 21-17 Wallabies 63m Ofa Tu'ungafasi for Laulala | Reece Hodge & Tom Robertson for Haylett-Petty & Scott Sio
All Blacks 21-17 Wallabies 64m Lopeti Timani for Hanigan while Izack Rodda debuts on for Rory Arnold
All Blacks 21-17 Wallabies 65m Meanwhile, the Aussies are busy attacking deep into ABs territory...
All Blacks 21-22 Wallabies 66m ...& superb play from Genia & he escapes the defence to score
All Blacks 21-22 Wallabies 67m Foley's having a rotten kicking day as again the ball comes off post
All Blacks 21-22 Wallabies 68m But the Wallabies are just back on the front foot on the scoreboard
All Blacks 21-22 Wallabies 69m Kane Hames, Codie Taylor, TJ Perenara & SBW on for Moody, Dan Coles, Aaron Smith & Crotty
All Blacks 21-22 Wallabies 70m ABs slowly & steadily get into Aussie territory holding onto the ball
All Blacks 26-22 Wallabies 71m Aussie defence holds for 22 phases but Ben Smith sneaks over to score
All Blacks 28-22 Wallabies 73m Beauden B having no trouble with kicking & converts an excellent try
All Blacks 28-29 Wallabies 74m Sopoaga has replaced SBW
All Blacks 28-22 Wallabies 74m This is ridiculously tense! What a game...anything could happen.
All Blacks 28-22 Wallabies 75m Foley must be devastated at 8 conversion points left out there so far
All Blacks 28-27 Wallabies 76m But 7 phases in & Beale dives under the posts to score!
All Blacks 28-29 Wallabies 77m Foley can't miss this one...& doesn't...for the lead!
All Blacks 28-29 Wallabies 77m Scott Barrett has replaced Liam Squire & the ABs are back in control...
All Blacks 33-29 Wallabies 78m Read collects from KO > Ioane > great hands all round from the Blacks > Perenara > Barrett > TRY!
All Blacks 35-29 Wallabies 79m Excuse my French but OMFG! Barrett converts & there's 90 seconds left
All Blacks 35-29 Wallabies 80m Restart for Foley & Ben Smith claims it quickly offloading...
All Blacks 35-29 Wallabies 80+1m ...ABs outside own 22 & Hooper offside at breakdown for final penalty
All Blacks 35-29 Wallabies FT Sopoaga dribbles ball into touch & the ABs have the win & retain the Bledisloe Cup
All Blacks v WallabiesAll Blacks 35-29 Wallabies FT Now that's what you call rugby!

nz15 Damian McKenzie 14 Ben Smith 13 Ryan Crotty 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 8 KIERAN READ (C) 7 Sam Cane 6 Liam Squire 5 Sam Whitelock 4 Brodie Retallick 3 Nepo Laulala 2 Dane Coles 1 Joe Moody BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Kane Hames 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Scott Barrett 20 Ardie Savea 21 Thomas Perenara 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

SCORERS  T: Ioane, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett (2), Ben Smith C: Beauden Barrett (5)

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Dane Haylett-Petty 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Kurtley Beale 11 Henry Speight 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 8 Sean McMahon 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 6 Ned Hanigan 5 Rory Arnold 4 Rob Simmons 3 Allan Alaalatoa 2 Stephen Moore 1 Scott Sio BENCH: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau 17 Tom Robertson 18 Sekope Kepu 19 Izack Rodda* 20 Lopeti Timani 21 Nick Phipps 22 Reece Hodge 23 Curtis Rona

SCORERS T: Folau, Hooper, Foley, Genia, Beale C: Foley (2)

Referee: Nigel Owens Asst. Referees: Wayne Barnes, Andrew Brace TMO: Rowan Kitt




Week 3

Australia v South Africa New Zealand v ArgentinaTRC 2017 Table Week 3

australia AUSTRALIA 23 - 23 SOUTH AFRICAsa

nib Stadium, Perth - 09 September 2017
KO: 18:00 HT: 13-10


Played: 87
Australia won: 36
South Africa won: 49
Drawn: 2

South Africa


Wallabies v Boks Referee: Glen Jackson Asst. Referees: John Lacey, Paul Williams TMO: Ben Skeen
Wallabies v Boks The teams are out & anthems are underway at nib Stadium in Perth under stunning pink skies
Wallabies v Boks The cutest button of a little girl runs on with the match ball in her Western Force shirt!
Wallabies 0-0 Boks 1m And we have KO from Bernard Foley, Michael Hooper captaining...
Wallabies 0-0 Boks 1m Stephen Moore attends to the birth of his 3rd baby, Laurence, with wife Courtney
Wallabies 0-0 Boks 2m Horrid start for Aussies & Boks immediately have the upper hand...
Wallabies 0-0 Boks 3m ...Bok lineout on the Aussie 22 & homeside pinged for taking out Pieter-Steph du Toit in air
Wallabies 0-3 Boks 4m Elton Jantjies tees up a simple penalty kick at uprights & opens the scoring
Wallabies 0-3 Boks 5m Not such a tragic restart for Foley & Aussies hold on to possession & make yards
Wallabies 0-3 Boks 6m Boks pinged a the breakdown & Foley tees up his first attempt at points tonight...
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 7m ...& it's all square in Perth as the Aussies equalise; Bok attacking lineout from restart
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 8m From just inside halfway, the lineout is fine but penalty won at breakdown by Aussies for a scrum
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 9m Boks come back hard from scrum; lovely kick from Jantjies lands just outside Aussie 22
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 11m Aussie defensive lineout & they put the Boks back into their own half & force penalty
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 12m Reece Hodge steps up for the kick just inside halfway - has distance but inaccurate
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 13m Aussies attack fast into Bok 22 but isolation gives possession to Boks deep in own 22
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 14m Andries Coetzee's kick is charged down and ball goes dead
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 15m Coetzee ends up knocked down but he bounces right back up like a weeble
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 16m Boks defensive scrum at their 10m is good & they're fast up to Aussie 22
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 17m Ref Jackson halts play & sends Tatafu Polota-Nau off for HIA after a tackle on Jaco Kriel goes awry
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 18m Jordan Uelese makes his Wallabies debut earlier than planned no doubt...
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 19m Aussies clear Boks back over halfway & visitors have a defensive lineout on their 10m
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 20m Lovely kick from Boks putting play back at Aussie 22 & ball kicked into touch for lineout
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 21m Aussie ball & they return to Bok territory, Kurtley Beale carrying well but...
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 21m ...Captain Eben Etzebeth takes him out well for a Bok defensive scrum
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 23m Aussies have to work they way back & set up lineout at the Bok 22...but it's not straight
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 23m Another defensive scrum for Boks - Ref Jackson has had words with both front rows...
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 23m ...telling them all have been rubbish so far and to pull their socks up
Wallabies 3-3 Boks 24m They do & Boks come out on top with Jesse Kriel chip thru, Raymond Rhule pouncing...
Wallabies 3-8 Boks 25m ...but Jesse K reaches it & goes over in corner; Ref checks no issue before awarding try
Wallabies 3-10 Boks 26m Jantjies curls ball perfectly from acute angle to convert
Wallabies 8-10 Boks 27m Homeside reply in fast & furious fashion & it's Beale who sprints & slides over tryline
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 28m Foley adds the extras & just as quickly the score is all square again
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 29m Izzy Folau is pinged for his tackle on Etzebeth & hands over a penalty from restart
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 30m And there's relief from Aussie fans as Jantjies misses the uprights
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 31m Aussie defensive lineout at their 10m & Etzebeth almost steals it - but not quite
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 32m Penalty goes to Boks & it's a an attacking scrum...after Adam Coleman halts play...
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 33m tie his laces. Result is an Aussie scrum on halfway...& another time off.
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 34m There's little pace to this game as both sides meander thru the motions at times
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 35m Jesse Kriel has had some attention as Aussies retain possession & make some yards
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 37m Some sharp angles from Aussies & Tevita Kuridrani cuts a line on his 50th cap
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 38m But as Wallabies invade the Bok 22, a knock on reverses possession
Wallabies 10-10 Boks 39m Aussies regain territory & Coenie Oosthuizen gives Aussies the advantage...
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 40m From the 10m & 39m out, Foley tees up to take the lead into the break...& he does

Wallabies 13-10 Boks HT T: Beale C: Foley P: Foley (2) | T: Jesse Kriel C: Jantjies P: Jantjies

Wallabies v Springboks

Wallabies 13-10 Boks 40m Waiting & waiting for KO of the second half...who knows why!
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 40m Finally Jantjies is allowed to KO after Jackson blows his whistle...
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 41m Boks make yards quickly & a chip thru forces Will Genia to offload at tryline quickly
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 42m A little faffing on both sides & eventually ball finds touch from a dodgy kick at 10m
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 42m Bok lineout leads to an Aussie penalty & they can reposition in Bok territory
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 43m Wallabies attacking lineout on the 10m & they're being worked hard but force way into the 22...
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 44m Advantage comes & goes as Boks keep Wallabies fractionally short of the tryline
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 45m Another advantage comes & Beale chips crossfield to Folau but he can't catch it
Wallabies 13-10 Boks 46m Foley knocks it into touch but the advantage still stands so back for penalty...
Wallabies 18-10 Boks 47m Aussie 5m lineout set up & they drive over the goal line to score - credit to Polota-Nau
Wallabies 20-10 Boks 48m Foley adds the extras & the homeside are 10 points clear
Wallabies 20-10 Boks 49m Restart doesn't go 10 because Etzebeth snaps it up early - handbags threaten!
Wallabies 20-10 Boks 49m Boks pinged & Wallabies have the scrum after they've all calmed down
Wallabies 20-10 Boks 50m But Boks regain possession & Siya Kolisi charges from own half, offloading to...
Wallabies 20-10 Boks 50m ...Jan Serfontein who reaches the 22 & is blindsided by Hooper; poor passing &...
Wallabies 20-10 Boks 51m ...& momentum is lost temporarily. Boks work hard to come back & they're back at 22
Wallabies 20-10 Boks 52m Hooper pinged offside & Jantjies tees up for penalty; 3's better than 7 for Aussies
Wallabies 20-13 Boks 53m Jantjies has no trouble & there's just a score in it now
Wallabies 20-13 Boks 55m Steven Kitshoff & Jean-Luc du Preez replace The Beast & Uzair Cassiem
Wallabies 20-13 Boks 57m Boks finding holes in Aussie defence & Jesse Kriel almost scores but has butter fingers
Wallabies 20-13 Boks 58m Resulting Aussie lineout fails & then they're pinged for collapsing scrum
Wallabies 20-13 Boks 59m Bok lineout inside the 22 & it ends with a drive over the goal line to equalise...
Wallabies 20-18 Boks 59m TMO checks the angles & finds no reason not to award try to Malcolm Marx
Wallabies 20-20 Boks 60m And Jantjies does enough to bring the scores level again
Wallabies 20-20 Boks 61m A few minutes back, Rob Simmons replaced Rory Arnold; play resumes...
Wallabies 20-20 Boks 62m Allan Ala'alatoa & Jack Dempsey replace Sekope Kepu & Sean McMahon
Wallabies 20-20 Boks 63m Perfect kick from Beale to corner puts Boks on backfoot with 5m defensive lineout
Wallabies 20-20 Boks 64m But too many men in lineout so Aussies are pinged & Boks can clear them out
Wallabies 20-20 Boks 65m Boks return to the front foot & they charge back to Aussie territory...
Wallabies 20-20 Boks 66m ...Jaco Kriel runs it to the tryline but a teenie knock on just before grounding over line
Wallabies 20-20 Boks 67m Aussies are saved an almost certain 3 points, but at their scrum, penalty to Boks
Wallabies 20-23 Boks 68m Jantjies takes the Boks just 3 points clear in the lead
Wallabies 20-23 Boks 69m Tom Robinson for Scott Sio | Lood de Jager & Francois Hougaard for Ross Cronje & du Toit
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 70m Genia illegally taken out at breakdown & Foley equalises with the penalty
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 71m Nick Phipps on for Genia while Uelese replaces Polota-Nau again & it's an all new Wallaby front row...
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 72m Front row is tested with a Wallaby scrum & homeside are firmly on front foot
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 73m Trevor Nyakane has replaced Oosthuizen while Aussies entrenched in Bok territory
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 75m Curtis Rona & Samu Kerevi on for Henry Speight & Kuridrani while Boks regain possession
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 76m Nyakane goes off almost as quickly as he arrived with blood; Oosthuizen returns
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 77m Boks reach the Aussie 22 but possession is reversed & Aussies can clear them back
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 78m Boks have attacking lineout just inside the 10m & they keep the ball & attack...
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 79m Boks reach the 22 but the Aussie defence is holding up well...
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 80m The tension is fever-pitch as the Boks ready themselves for a drop goal attempt...
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 80+1m comes but Jantjies' kick is charged down & ball is loose...
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 80+1m ...Boks regather & go again, deep into the Aussie 22 but Jesse Kriel knocks on...
Wallabies 23-23 Boks 80+2m ...Wallabies try to run it back but another knock on & Jackson blows the final whistle

Wallabies v Springboks

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Henry Speight 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Kurtley Beale 11 Reece Hodge 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Rory Arnold 5 Adam Coleman 6 Ned Hanigan 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 8 Sean McMahon BENCH: 16 Jordan Uelese* 17 Tom Robertson 18 Allan Alaalatoa 19 Rob Simmons 20 Jack Dempsey 21 Nick Phipps 22 Samu Kerevi 23 Curtis Rona

SCORERS T: Beale, Polota-Nau C: Foley (2) P: Foley (3)

South Africa15 Andries Coetzee 14 Raymond Rhule 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Jan Serfontein 11 Courtnall Skosan 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Ross Cronje 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Malcolm Marx 3 Coenie Oosthuizen 4 EBEN ETZEBETH (C) 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit 6 Siya Kolisi 7 Jaco Kriel 8 Uzair Cassiem BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Trevor Nyakane 19 Lood de Jager 20 Jean-Luc du Preez 21 Francois Hougaard 22 Handré Pollard 23 Damian de Allende

SCORERS T: Jesse Kriel, Marx C: Jantjies (2) P: Jantjies (3)

Referee: Glen Jackson Asst. Referees: John Lacey, Paul Williams TMO: Ben Skeen




nzNEW ZEALAND 39 - 22 ARGENTINAArgentina

Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth - 09 September 2017
KO: 19:35 HT: 15-16

New Zealand

Played: 29
New Zealand won: 28
Argentina won: 0
Drawn: 1



All Blacks v Pumas Round 3 of The Rugby Championship starts with New Zealand v Argentina & teams are out at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth. Anthems are underway...
All Blacks v Pumas Referee: Angus Gardner Asst. Referees: Nigel Owens, Matt Carley TMO: George Ayoub

All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 1m We have KO with the Pumas steadily working forward into ABs territory & ball into 22
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 2m ABs clearance kick doesn't find touch & the Pumas are on the front foot again already
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 3m Nicolas Sánchez's drop goal attempt isn't quite good enough & it's an ABs ball to clear
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 4m The first scrum of the match goes to the Pumas - at the ABs 10m line
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 5m Pumas handed free kick & Pumas work their way into the 22 with ABs knock on giving advantage
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 6m 12 phases in but Kieran Read smothers Tomás Cubelli & effects the turnover
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 7m The clear isn't great & Pumas in possession again in ABs territory...but not for long
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 8m Finally ABs enter Pumas territory & slowly build phases towards the 22 until...
All Blacks 0-0 Pumas 9m ...Damian McKenzie turns on power to sprint & offload to returning Nehe Milner-Skudder
All Blacks 5-0 Pumas 10m ...who bolts to the goal line to score, but Beauden Barrett fails to convert
All Blacks 5-0 Pumas 12m ABs claim restart but Matías Moroni steals at breakdown & it's another attacking Pumas scrum
All Blacks 5-0 Pumas 13m Pumas scrum is good again & Read's hands in the ruck hand over a penalty to Nicolas Sánchez
All Blacks 5-3 Pumas 14m It's an easy 3 points for Sánchez & the Pumas are on the board too
All Blacks 5-3 Pumas 15m Disruption in the air from Pumas & the ABs have the scrum on the right side of halfway
All Blacks 5-3 Pumas 16m Scrum works as well from ABs & their into the Pumas 22; Ref Gardner misses ABs knock on at breakdown
All Blacks 5-3 Pumas 17m ...but he does see the next one from the visitors giving ABs an attacking scrum
All Blacks 5-3 Pumas 18m Eventually the scrum gets underway & Anton Lienert-Brown finds the tryline to score
All Blacks 10-3 Pumas 19m TMO Ayoub has to confirm he's grounded it before the dead ball line...& he does
All Blacks 10-3 Pumas 20m Lovely chip ahead from Barrett setting up the try, but he fails at converting again
All Blacks 10-3 Pumas 21m ABs drive deep into Pumas territory again, but Pumas fight back putting homeside...
All Blacks 10-3 Pumas 22m ...right back just outside their 22 for a defensive lineout
All Blacks 10-3 Pumas 23m Pumas quickly back in possession on halfway & begin their drive, Agustín Creevy effective
All Blacks 10-3 Pumas 24m ...& ABs pinged at breakdown for Emiliano Boffelli to tee up from the wrong side of halfway
All Blacks 10-6 Pumas 25m Boffelli has no trouble perfectly splicing the uprights from there...
All Blacks 10-6 Pumas 27m Pumas waste no time heading directly back into ABs territory but Sánchez isolated...
All Blacks 10-6 Pumas 27m ...& forced to kick into the ABs 22 & McKenzie calls the mark
All Blacks 10-6 Pumas 28m ABs clear the Pumas back from the dangerzone - they think - but visitors come back...
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 29m ...& Sánchez's drop goal this time is absolutely spot on to reduce deficit to 1
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 31m Restart sets up attacking scrum for ABs up at Pumas 22...but possession stolen again
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 32m & Pumas clear to touch give ABs a lineout closer to 10m than 22...
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 32m ABs head back into the 22 again but knock ons give Pumas the penalty
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 32m Creevy takes down Ardie Savea with verve & time off to clean up blood on the captain
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 33m Pumas defensive scrum doesn't operate so efficiently this time & the ABs attack well
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 34m Pumas defence holds at well as ABs forced to recycle back & forth but have advantage
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 35m Moroni doesn't come off well after tackle on Barrett & another ABs penalty ensues
All Blacks 10-9 Pumas 36m ABs opt for another scrum in 22 & Pumas frustrate them but eventually Israel Dagg…
All Blacks 15-9 Pumas 37m ...finds the tryline as Sánchez delays his tackle protesting the ABs forward pass
All Blacks 15-9 Pumas 38m Meanwhile, Barrett misses his 3rd attempt at converting. 0% record so far this match
All Blacks 15-9 Pumas 39m Pumas do well to get back deep into ABs territory though it's homeside with the lineout
All Blacks 15-9 Pumas 40m Ball finds touch just before the siren & ABs mess up the lineout significantly…
All Blacks 15-9 Pumas 40+1m Creevy is the aggressor & the Pumas have a great opportunity to attack before HT…
All Blacks 15-9 Pumas 40+1m ...visitors are right at the tryline but can't find a way thru at posts so go wide…
All Blacks 15-9 Pumas 40+2m ...& Sánchez finds a way through; TMO checks a pass isn't forward previously…
All Blacks 15-16 Pumas 40+3m ...the try is good and Sánchez his own try to take Pumas into lead at HT

All Blacks 15-16 Pumas HT T: Milner-Skudder, Lienert-Brown, Dagg | T: Sánchez C: Sánchez P: Sánchez, Boffelli DG: Sánchez

All Blacks v Los PumasAll Blacks 15-16 Pumas HT Well there's a turn up for the books; Pumas discipline much improved...
All Blacks 15-16 Pumas HT ...while the All Blacks aren't looking too clever without ball, & Barrett *sigh*

All Blacks 15-16 Pumas 40m Moroni returns to field after HIA so Matías Orlando returns to the bench
All Blacks 15-16 Pumas 41m ABs hand over a penalty early in the second half on halfway...
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 42m ...dangerous with a Boffelli opposite - who from the wrong side of halfway again adds 3
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 43m As rain continues to pour, ABs are still having a rotten time, scrum on Pumas side
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 44m Creevy steals the ball & makes ground over halfway...
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 44m ...& ball finds it's way to the ABs 22, but they manage to clear the Pumas back
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 45m Sam Cane replaces Savea as the Pumas come back into the ABs 22...
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 46m ...and the ABs hand over another penalty almost in front of posts!
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 47m Dane Coles whinges at Gardner about Pumas front row - Ref explains how wrong he is
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 48m But Sánchez's kick goes awry - hopefully it's not nerves!
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 49m Pumas attack again & Ref is getting fed up with ABs infringing...
All Blacks 15-19 Pumas 49m ...most ABs offside, Luke Romano picked out & Barrett sent to naughty step for 10 minutes
All Blacks 15-22 Pumas 50m Sánchez opts for 3 points (probably should've gone for scrum)
All Blacks 15-22 Pumas 51m It's about time the ABs we know so well woke up & smelled the coffee...
All Blacks 20-22 Pumas 52m ...& they go wide sublimely to give Vaea Fifita the ball & he charges to the corner
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 53m Dagg's gone off for HIA after Creevy hit & Lima Sopoaga arrives & converts the try
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 55m So the ABs have rejuvenated & equalised & the Pumas can't lose their momentum now
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 56m But an infringement from the visitors gives Sopoaga a chance to take the lead…
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 57m ...but it doesn't find the uprights so it's still all square
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 58m Looks like Dagg is staying off but ABs have added 7 points despite a man down
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 59m Barrett returns & goes to full back & Sopoaga takes over at fly half
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 60m ABs have regrouped well & are deep in Pumas 22 - hands in ruck gives ABs scrum
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 61m Scott Barrett has replaced Romano while scrum is good for ABs but defence is strong
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 61m Marcos Kremer & Tomás Lezana on for Matías Alemanno & Benjamin Macome
All Blacks 22-22 Pumas 61m ABs forced from one side to other but lovely work from TJ Perenara who gets ball...
All Blacks 27-22 Pumas 62m McKenzie who eloquently dives over in the corner to score
All Blacks 29-22 Pumas 63m Sopoaga adds the extras & the ABs are returning to form...
All Blacks 29-22 Pumas 64m Julian Montoya, Enrique Pieretto & Martin Landajo (captain now) on for Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Creevy & Cubelli
All Blacks 29-22 Pumas 64m Wyatt Crockett & Tawera Kerr-Barlow on for Joe Moody (injured) & Perenara
All Blacks 29-22 Pumas 65m Looks like ABs have scored again with another dive from McKenzie but TMO checks...
All Blacks 29-22 Pumas 66m ...Fifita's pass to McKenzie was forward so it's no try for the ABs
All Blacks 29-22 Pumas 67m Codie Taylor & Ofa Tu'ungafasi on for Dane Coles & Nepo Laulala
All Blacks 32-22 Pumas 69m Pumas indiscipline creeping in & Sopoaga punishes them for a 10-point lead
All Blacks 32-22 Pumas 71m Orlando & Santiago Garcia Botta for Cordero & Lucas Noguera Paz
All Blacks 32-22 Pumas 73m ABs are keeping their discipline & are making headway into Pumas territory...
All Blacks 32-22 Pumas 74m ...while with Creevy gone, Pumas aren't looking so sharp out there
All Blacks 32-22 Pumas 75m Ngani Laumape replaces Sonny Bill Williams
All Blacks 32-22 Pumas 76m And the ABs are threatening another score before time is up...
All Blacks 37-22 Pumas 77m ...and it's Beauden Barrett who redeems himself somewhat with another try
All Blacks 39-22 Pumas 78m Sopoaga adds the extras that Beauden hasn't been able to, & score is wholly changed
All Blacks 39-22 Pumas 80m Penalty comes to Pumas & there's time for a lineout...
All Blacks 39-22 Pumas 80+1m Pumas determined to have some consolation but Petti flattens Kerr-Barlow
All Blacks 39-22 Pumas 80+2m Sopoaga saunters to the ball & taps it into touch for the win

All Blacks v Los Pumas

nz15 Damian McKenzie 14 Israel Dagg 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Nehe Milner-Skudder 10 Beauden Barrett 9 TJ Perenara 1 Joe Moody 2 Dane Coles 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Luke Romano 5 Brodie Retallick 6 Vaea Fifita 7 Ardie Savea 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Scott Barrett 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 Ngani Laumape

SCORERS  T: Milner-Skudder, Lienert-Brown, Dagg, Fifita, McKenzie, Beauden Barrett C: Sopoaga (3) P: Sopoaga Beauden Barrett

Argentina15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Santiago Cordero 13 Matías Moroni 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Emiliano Boffelli 10 Nicolas Sánchez 9 Tomás Cubelli 1 Lucas Noguera Paz 2 AGUSTÍN  CREEVY (C) 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 4 Guido Petti 5 Matías Alemanno 6 Pablo Matera 7 Javier Ortega Desio 8 Benjamin Macome BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Santiago Garcia Botta 18 Enrique Pieretto Heilan 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Tomas Lezana 21 Martin Landajo 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 23 Matías Orlando

SCORERS T: Sanchez C: Sanchez P: Sanchez (2), Boffelli (2) DG: Sanchez

Referee: Angus Gardner Asst. Referees: Nigel Owens, Matt Carley TMO: George Ayoub




Week 4

New Zealand v South Africa Australia v ArgentinaTRC 2017 Table Week 4


QBE Stadium, Albany - 16 September 2017
KO: 19:35 HT: 31-0

New Zealand

Played: 94
New Zealand won: 56
South Africa won: 35
Drawn: 3

South Africa

All Blacks v Boks Well here we are again..Round 4 of The Rugby Championship already! Where does the time go?
All Blacks v Boks The anthems are belted out at a full stadium before we can proceed...
All Blacks v Boks It's Kapa O Panga for the haka today, & it's fierce...
All Blacks v Boks Our Nige readies to KO the game tonight - once the pitch is cleared of peripherals

All Blacks 0-0 Boks 1m Elton Jantjies kicks off the match & Beauden Barrett thumps it back the other way
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 1m Ball finds touch & it's a Bok line out for Malcolm Marx to throw in - poorly...
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 2m 2nd minute into the game & the Boks are already having to defend deep in their 22
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 3m But they do it well & ABs have lineout just inside 10m line - & it also is unimpressive
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 4m Now it's the Boks into the ABs 22 - advantage after Damian McKenzie misses high ball
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 5m Back for penalty outside the 10m & it's the first scrum - to the Boks & it's strong
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 6m Ball finds touch after 7 phases but on the ABs 22 for a black lineout...
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 7m The lineout was fine but don't get far in opposite direction & pinged for not releasing
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 8m Jantjies tees up from the 10m to whistling & jeering - it curls just wide of upright
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 9m Bok defensive scrum just inside 10m following restart & ABs pinged for Bok force
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 10m The Beast is chuffed & the clear sets up a 10m attacking lineout for the visitors
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 11m Boks forced to far side of pitch before ABs nick it at the breakdown...
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 12m ABs thump ball into Bok 22 & Andries Coetzee's return goes awry - ABs attacking lineout
All Blacks 0-0 Boks 13m Jesse Kriel pinged for offside & ABs have first attempt at goal from Barrett...
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 14m From inside the 22, Barrett opens the ABs account with 3 solid points
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 15m ABs push out of their 22 form the restart & Barrett thumps it to midfield but...
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 16m ...Boks run it back towards the 22 hard, but ball lost in Sam Cane tackle
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 17m Nehe Milner-Skudder tries to hold on but knocks on & it's a Bok scrum in midfield
All Blacks 3-0 Boks 18m Scrum's fine but at breakdown Aaron Smith collects, chips ahead perfectly into Bok half...
All Blacks 8-0 Boks 18m ...& Reiko Ioane chases it over the goal line & scores the first try
All Blacks 10-0 Boks 19m Barrett pings over the extras & it looks like the ABs team is coming together
All Blacks 15-0 Boks 21m From the restart, ABs take possession & Milner-Skudder runs like lightning to score
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 22m Barrett's definitely also having a better day with the conversion - clinical play
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 24m Boks aren't collectively playing poorly - the ABs have just stepped up their game
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 25m Boks at ABs 10m & Jantjies grubber kicks thru but Jesse Kriel is flanked by 2 ABs
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 26m ABs defensive scrum outside 22...after flash moves from Barrett to Milner-Skudder
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 27m Scrum is OK & ABs clear Boks back to midfield before Ken Hames is pinged...
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 27m Jantjies kicks to touch for 22 lineout as Liam Squire sent off for HIA
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 28m Scott Barrett replaces Squire as Bok lineout results in ABs scrum for knock on inside 22
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 29m Neat kick from Beauden B putting Boks back at halfway with lineout & they hold on this time
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 30m ABs with ball in hand over halfway; Hames pinged for holding Siya Kolisi's neck at breakdown
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 30m Nige has strong words with ABs after Brodie Retallick draws his handbag...
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 31m Bok penalty but Jantjies loses possession running into Scott B - ABs back on top
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 33m Homeside run ball steadily deep into Bok territory & Beauden B carries into 22
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 34m ABs not making headway directly ahead so the crosskick comes to far corner...
All Blacks 17-0 Boks 34m ...Dane Coles tries to secure it but Francois Hougaard knocks it on; play continues
All Blacks 22-0 Boks 35m Ball gets passed around before Scott Barrett secures it & charges over whitewash
All Blacks 24-0 Boks 36m Superb play and big bro Beauden adds the extras as the ABs charge ahead
All Blacks 29-0 Boks 37m ABs secure ball from restart & Ioane > Coles > Retallick > try! Insane pace...
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 38m Another conversion from Beauden; it's a bit of a devastating score for Boks already
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 39m Boks finally make it into ABs territory from restart but it's not long before...
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 40m ...they're pushed back up to midfield; Abs lose possession & Boks attack hard...
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 40+1m ...Jantjies runs it & offloads to The Beast to Coetzee who reaches the 22
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 40+2m Boks forced wide & back but can't breach the 22...
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 40+3m Boks force the issue & are c. 5m short but turnover at breakdown & Beauden kicks into touch

All Blacks 31-0 Boks HT T: Ioane, Milner-Skudder, Scott Barrett, Retallick C: Beauden Barrett (4) P: Beauden Barrett | -

All Blacks v Springboks

All Blacks 31-0 Boks 40m Beauden B kicks off second half, & the Boks need to create magic to get a foot in
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 41m An early penalty for Boks & they set up lineout on the ABs 22 to take advantage...
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 42m ...but again the throw is poor & Coles wraps up the ball to shift way from dangerzone
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 42m Time off as security try to wrestle a streaker on the pitch - crowd roar!
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 42m It takes them an age; meanwhile, Wyatt Crockett replaces Hames
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 43m Penalty for Beauden B & he clears the Boks back up to the midfield from his 22
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 44m Boks make some ground back but get turned over promptly; Read bundled into touch
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 45m Good work from Jean-Luc du Preez but Boks mess up the lineout yet again
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 46m Steven Kitshoff & Lood de Jager on for The Beast & Franco Mostert
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 47m Midfield Bok scrum has to be reset & Nige has words...Boks pinged for collapsing
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 48m The result...ABs lineout inside the Bok 22 & they have no lineout issues as they drive to 5m
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 49m But the Boks do manage to steal the ball & clear, tho it doesn't last long...
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 49m ...a monster kick to touch for ABs lands square couple of metres short of the corner
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 50m Bok defensive lineout functions & they force ABs back up towards halfway for a lineout
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 51m No problems there & Jantjies is pinged for high tackle
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 52m Easy 3 points for ABs but they want more - kick to touch for 22 lineout
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 52m Ofa Tu'ungafasi for Nepo Laulala | Pieter-Steph du Toit for du Preez
All Blacks 31-0 Boks 53m Efficient lineout & ball goes wide towards nearside & Milner-Skudder pounces to score
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 53m Nige gets TMO George Ayoub to just check no part of him was in touch - it wasn't
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 54m Beauden B has his first miss of the night - don't think he'll lose sleep over it
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 55m Boks need to save some face here - they just aren't getting a look in...
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 57m Taylor, Savea, Perenara, Sopoaga & Lienert-Brown for Coles, Cane, Smith, Williams, Milner-Skudder
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 58m Bongi Mbonambi & Handré Pollard for Jantjies & Marx
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 59m Meanwhile, Boks have been slowly edging their way into ABs territory...
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 60m They do make it deep into the 22 but Read makes a huge try-saving tackle at he T/L
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 61m Excellent work from the captain as the rest of his team are offside so can't help
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 62m Beauden B repels the Boks well back into their own half & the ABs are on the attack
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 62m Rudy Paige has replaced Hougaard & performs well immediately frustrating Taylor...
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 63m ...Taylor reaches for whitewash, crawling towards it & TMO confirms Paige stops it
All Blacks 36-0 Boks 64m ABs forced back a smidge but another attacking lineout in the 22 operates like clockwork
All Blacks 41-0 Boks 64m And it's Tu'ungafasi who carries the ball over to score the All Blacks' 6th try
All Blacks 43-0 Boks 65m Beauden B adds the conversion, yet the ABs aren't even close to finishing yet
All Blacks 43-0 Boks 67m Boks defence is slowing down the ABs who don't make much ground from restart...
All Blacks 43-0 Boks 68m Eventually they reach the 22 but it's a Boks defensive lineout
All Blacks 43-0 Boks 69m ABs do hit back quickly but Boks retaliate & quickly play is back at midfield
All Blacks 43-0 Boks 70m Damian de Allende replaces Jan Serfontein while Boks have scrum on halfway
All Blacks 43-0 Boks 71m But visitors are pinged, penalty to ABs & they kick to set up 22 lineout again...
All Blacks 43-0 Boks 72m No lineout problems lineout & ABs forced wide to far touch with a crosskick as can't breach
All Blacks 43-0 Boks 73m Coetzee calls the mark & clears but ball finds touch for another 22 ABs lineout...
All Blacks 48-0 Boks 74m Lienert-Brown claims ball & bulldozes thru Pollard, offloading to Sopoaga to score
All Blacks 50-0 Boks 75m Quite magnificent play from ABs as they put half century on Boks with conversion
All Blacks 50-0 Boks 77m Boks defending their 22 yet again after McKenzie pinged for high tackle & clear...
All Blacks 50-0 Boks 79m Boks lineout continues to fail them as the ABs breach the 22 again & again...
All Blacks 50-0 Boks 80m Another penalty conceded by Boks & ABs take their time on decision to kick/corner
All Blacks 55-0 Boks 80+1m The corner it is & the ensuing lineout is nothing less than impressive as Taylor scores
All Blacks 57-0 Boks 80+3m Celebrations all round already while Beauden B adds the last points of the night
All Blacks 57-0 Boks FT That is what you call a blackwash...Boks were nothing short of annihilated

All Blacks v Springboks

nz15 Damian McKenzie 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 13 Ryan Crotty 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 1 Kane Hames 2 Dane Coles 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Liam Squire 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Scott Barrett 20 Ardie Savea 21 TJ Perenara 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

SCORERS T: Ioane, Milner-Skudder (2), Scott Barrett, Retallick, Tu'ungafasi, Sopoaga, Taylor C: Beauden Barrett (7) P: Beauden Barrett

South Africa15 Andries Coetzee 14 Raymond Rhule 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Jan Serfontein 11 Courtnall Skosan 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Francois Hougaard 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Malcolm Marx 3 Ruan Dreyer 4 EBEN ETZEBETH (C) 5 Franco Mostert 6 Siya Kolisi 7 Jean-Luc du Preez 8 Uzair Cassiem BENCH: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Trevor Nyakane 19 Lood de Jager 20 Pieter-Steph du Toit 21 Rudy Paige 22 Handré Pollard 23 Damian de Allende

Referee: Nigel Owens Asst. Referees: Angus Gardner, Matt Carley TMO: George Ayoub




australia AUSTRALIA 45 - 20 ARGENTINAArgentina

GIO Stadium, Canberra - 16 September 2017
KO: 20:00 HT: 10-13


Played: 28
Australia won: 22
Argentina won: 5
Drawn: 1



Wallabies v Pumas Welcome to country & anthems done & KO approaches fast...
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 1m Bernard Foley kicks off the match sporting a very dodgy Freddie Mercury moustache
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 2m Early penalty for the Aussies & they have the scrum n the midfield
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 3m Pumas are on the back foot quickly as they defend their 22 with a lineout
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 4m Matías Alemanno is down injured already - he's up & Aussies have an attacking lineout
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 5m Pumas concede a penalty in a perfectly kickable position for Foley...
Wallabies 3-0 Pumas 6m & Foley pops is over with no hesitation for first blood
Wallabies 3-0 Pumas 7m Good work from the Aussies but stifled at the end for Pumas penalty scrum
Wallabies 3-0 Pumas 8m Despite almost 50kg lighter in the pack, the Pumas have no issues with their scrum
Wallabies 3-0 Pumas 9m Oh hang on -scrum collapsed before -& it does again for Pumas after poor Aussie handling
Wallabies 3-0 Pumas 11m Tedious scrum - tedious reffing too. Pumas get forced back but not for long & into 22
Wallabies 3-0 Pumas 12m Shocking tackling from Aussies on a tiny Puma; right now, no reason for Pumas to win
Wallabies 3-0 Pumas 13m Nicolas Sanchez has his shouldered battered but Pumas still with ball for 22 lineout again
Wallabies 3-0 Pumas 13m Sekope Kepu is pinged for side-entry & is battered by tackling tiny scrumhalf!
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 14m Penalty to Sanchez and he equalise the scoreboard
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 15m Aussies have ball in hand and opportunity for territory but more poor handling...
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 16m ...& despite fluffing the ball, the Pumas are back on the front foot quickly
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 17m It's another lineout for the visitors outside the Aussie 22...
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 18m Pumas hang on but are forced back by the defence & are soon back in midfield
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 19m A lineout on halfway & Pumas are on the attack heading into 22 but Sanchez's pass is forward
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 20m Momentary time off before a defensive Aussie scrum...homeside clear for Pumas lineout
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 21m From a defensive position, captain Agustin Creevy has no lineout issues & they're over halfway
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 21m Tomas Lezana carries well into Aussie 22 & ball is recycled - only 4m short of tryline
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 22m A number of pick & go's before Martin Landajo wrestles over the tryline to score...
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 22m ...but TMO Ben Skeen decides he needs to have a look at Creevy in the ruck
Wallabies 3-8 Pumas 23m Eventually Ref & TMO decide it's all good & Pumas are ahead
Wallabies 3-10 Pumas 24m Sanchez adds the conversion & the Aussies need to buck up their ideas
Wallabies 3-10 Pumas 25m From the restart, it's another lineout for the Pumas just inside halfway & the come wide
Wallabies 3-10 Pumas 26m But Tatafu Polota-Nau rips possession from Creevy for Aussie defensive 10m scrum
Wallabies 3-10 Pumas 28m Scrum has to be reset & Will Genia offloads quickly to Izzy Folau...
Wallabies 3-10 Pumas 29m ...much better handling skills from Aussies & suddenly they're into the Pumas 22...
Wallabies 8-10 Pumas 29m ...they go wide & back & Foley Mercury offloads to Folau to score
Wallabies 10-10 Pumas 31m Much more impressive work from homeside as Freddie Foley (flows better!) equalises
Wallabies 10-10 Pumas 32m But immediately Sean McMahon is pinged for offside & ref's not impressed
Wallabies 10-10 Pumas 33m Emiliano Boffelli tees up from his side of halfway but 100% record is tainted slightly
Wallabies 10-10 Pumas 34m That doesn't put off the Pumas who quickly charge into the Aussie 22 again...
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 35m ...& Henry Speight is pinged for offside so Sanchez pings over another 3 points
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 36m Aussies are making churlish & amateur mistakes & the Pumas are taking advantage
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 37m Guido Petti makes super catch from restart & Aussies pinged again in midfield...
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 38m Sanchez rather than Boffelli takes the long range kick but he pulls it to left
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 39m Pumas are fast back deep in the Aussie 22 - pass goes awry & outside the 22...
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 40m ...but they work their way back in before Kurtley Beale effects the turnover
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 41m Michael Hooper can't breach defence out of 22 so Freddie Foley kicks it to touch

Wallabies 10-13 Pumas HT T: Folau C: Foley P: Foley | T: Landajo C: Sanchez P: Sanchez

Wallabies v Los Pumas

Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 40m Manuel Montero has replaced Ramiro Moyano at the start of the second half
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 42m A better start for the homeside building 14 phases before they get turned over
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 44m Pumas retain possession for a short while before Aussies claim back the ball...
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 45m ...& homeside get back on front foot for a second...& a super break from Reece Hodge
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 46m Aussies make serious ground before Creevy picks up the ball in his own 22
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 47m Pumas turn the tables for a while but take out Genia so possession to Aussies
Wallabies 10-13 Pumas 48m Homeside take full advantage deep in the Pumas 22 & from the scrum, Genia > Hooper >
Wallabies 15-13 Pumas 49m > McMahon under posts and Kepu finishes off the hard worked try
Wallabies 17-13 Pumas 50m Freddie Foley pops over the conversion & the Aussies look much sharper
Wallabies 17-13 Pumas 51m Jordan Uelese on & Marika Koroibete makes his debut for Polota-Nau & Speight
Wallabies 17-13 Pumas 52m Play resumes & the Aussies appear to be playing a different game now...
Wallabies 22-13 Pumas 53m ...& via Hodge & a superb offload from Rob Simmons to Genia to Folau to score
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 54m Freddie Foley adds the conversion for the homeside
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 56m Izack Rodda replaces Simmons as the Pumas get back on track...
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 58m Pumas decide to camp out in the Aussie 22 for a while - they knock on but backwards
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 59m They win a penalty off Aussies & Creevy kicks to corner for 5m lineout
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 60m Jack Dempsey on for Ned Hanigan & Polota-Nau returns sending Uelese back to the bench
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 60m The lineout is good & the Pumas attack the line again fiercely...
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 62m ...but at the death, offside entry into the ruck & Aussies have the penalty to clear
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 62m Cubelli & Montoya for Landajo & Creevy
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 63m Aerial football ensues...for quite a while...this is getting tedious...
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 64m Freddie Foley attempts to kick but is stifled; Folau who breaks over halfway
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 64m Hooper goes ahead but he's isolated; Aussies recover and are hanging around Puma 22
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 65m Allan Ala'alatoa & Samu Kerevi on for Kepu and Kuridrani
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 67m Juan Martin Leguizamón & Enrique Pieretto for Pablo Matera & Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 69m Scrum after scrum for Aussies almost at the Puma tryline; Pumas pinged time & again
Wallabies 24-13 Pumas 70m Eventually YC comes for newly arrived Pieretto; Javier Ortega Desio sacrificed for Chaparro as a prop is required
Wallabies 29-13 Pumas 71m Marcos Kremer replaced Guido Petti
Wallabies 29-13 Pumas 72m Another scrum for homeside & Genia swipes over for a try
Wallabies 31-13 Pumas 73m Freddie Foley continues to impress with conversion kicks
Wallabies 36-13 Pumas 74m Aussies have got a taste for tries & Nick Phipps -just on for Genia- scores another
Wallabies 38-13 Pumas 75m Freddie Foley strikes again!
Wallabies 38-13 Pumas 75m Meanwhile, Uelese returns to replace Polota-Nau, while Santiago Garcia Botta & Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias come on for Lucas Noguera & Jerónimo de la Fuente
Wallabies 38-13 Pumas 76m The visitors may have looked down & out with only 14 men, but they're not done yet
Wallabies 38-18 Pumas 77m And Matías Moroni swipes through the defence with some ease to score
Wallabies 38-20 Pumas 78m Sanchez does the honours to reduce the deficit with a conversion
Wallabies 38-20 Pumas 79m However, the Aussies are still hungry & aren't satisfied yet, attacking again...
Wallabies 38-20 Pumas 80m ...they waste no time in breaching Pumas 22 for a final hoorah & as the siren goes
Wallabies 43-20 Pumas 80m ...Dempsey picks & goes...& Uelese's over the tryline in just his second test
Wallabies 45-20 Pumas 80+3m Freddie Foley doesn't fail at the end with a conversion, and it's a solid Aussie win

Wallabies v Los Pumas

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Henry Speight 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Kurtley Beale 11 Reece Hodge 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Rob Simmons 5 Adam Coleman 6 Ned Hanigan 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 8 Sean McMahon BENCH: 16 Jordan Uelese 17 Tom Robertson 18 Allan Alaalatoa 19 Izack Rodda 20 Jack Dempsey 21 Nick Phipps 22 Samu Kerevi 23 Marika Koroibete*

SCORERS T: Folau (2), Kepu, Genia, Phipps, Uelese C: Foley (6) P: Foley

Argentina15 Emiliano Boffelli 14 Matías Moroni 13 Matías Orlando 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Ramiro Moyano 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Martin Landajo 1 Lucas Noguera 2 AGUSTIN CREEVY (C) 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 4 Guido Petti 5 Matías Alemanno 6 Pablo Matera 7 Javier Ortega Desio 8 Tomas Lezana BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Santiago Garcia Botta 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Juan Martin Leguizamón 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 23 Manuel Montero

SCORERS T: Landajo, Moroni C: Sanchez (2) P: Sanchez (2) Yellow Card Pieretto

Referee: John Lacey Asst. Referees: Glen Jackson, Paul Williams TMO: Ben Skeen




Week 5

South Africa v Australia Argentina v New ZealandTRC 2017 Table Week 5

sa SOUTH AFRICA 27 - 27 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein - 30 September 2017
KO: 17:05 HT: 10-13

South Africa

Played: 87
South Africa won: 49
Australia won: 36
Drawn: 2


Boks v Wallabies The teams are out in Bloemfontein
Boks v Wallabies Anthems are done as we await KO on a lovely afternoon in SA...

Boks 0-0 Wallabies 1m The whistle's gone & Bernard Foley kicks off the match...
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 2m Boks collect but it takes a while to escape the 22 but do eventually hit the midfield
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 3m Aussie defence is slowing down the attack but penalty comes to Boks after 9 phases
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 3m 1st scrum of match & it's just outside the Aussie 22 for the Boks to take advantage
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 4m But it's bode well for Boks as the penalty goes to the visitors & they clear well
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 5m However, an excellent kick from Andries Coetzee puts Aussies on back foot with 5m lineout
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 6m Aussies deal with their defensive position well & put the Boks back over halfway
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 7m Bok lineout but it's on own 10m; win it but don't get far before Michael Hooper steals it
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 8m Penalty comes to Aussies in attacking territory & Foley kicks to touch for a 22 lineout
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 9m The lineout is won & visitors have their first scrum on the Bok 22...
Boks 0-0 Wallabies 10m Scrum goes to ground & is reset..Will Genia offloads to Izzy Folau with lightning...
Boks 0-5 Wallabies 11m ...speed & he sprints round behind the posts to score with such ease
Boks 0-7 Wallabies 12m A simple conversion from Foley & visitors deal with restart efficiently too
Boks 0-7 Wallabies 13m Boks have another defensive lineout as a result & are forced wide & backwards
Boks 0-7 Wallabies 14m Eventually play is in the midfield & Kurtley Beale knock on & he's promptly knocked down
Boks 0-7 Wallabies 15m Penalty against Hooper & Boks set up a 22 lineout
Boks 0-7 Wallabies 16m Good take from captain Eben Etzebeth & advantage being played for Boks in attack...
Boks 0-7 Wallabies 17m Penalty comes for a tackle in the air & Boks opt for 5m lineout, not 3 points
Boks 5-7 Wallabies 18m Good decision from Boks & pick & drives result in Ruan Dreyer slipping under posts
Boks 7-7 Wallabies 19m Elton Jantjies adds extras quickly while Jean-Luc du Preez replaces Uzair Cassiem
Boks 7-7 Wallabies 20m A quick lineout & Boks are fast deep back in Aussie territory but lose possession at 22
Boks 7-7 Wallabies 21m Aussies clear Boks out from their half & high tackle gives Foley a kickable penalty
Boks 7-10 Wallabies 23m Foley takes his time prepping the kick - & is right on target to take lead again
Boks 7-10 Wallabies 24m Boks back in possession & inside the Aussie 10m; Jack Dempsey picks up & runs off
Boks 7-10 Wallabies 25m opposite direction but whistle goes for a deliberate knock down; penalty Boks
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 26m Jantjies deftly equalises the scoreboard with a curveball...
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 27m Etzebeth & The Beast both pinged for offside after the restart...
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 28m ...with only 28% possession for visitors, Foley kicks to corner but it's long
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 29m Bok defensive scrum goes well for them this time & over halfway, 22 lineout is set up
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 30m The lineout is good & the Boks are into the Aussie 22 but Beale intercepts & gets away
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 31m Visitors sprint length of the field & Folau & Courtnall Skosan get to it over tryline
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 32m TMO checks grounding - ie who got there first & it's Skosan who's saved the try
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 33m So it's a 22 drop out & the Aussies attack again - but knock on in the Bok 22...
Boks 10-10 Wallabies 34m Boks have another defensive scrum but Dreyer pinged - Wallabies penalty
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 35m A simple kick in front of uprights from Foley to retake the lead
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 37m A determined Boks side attack into Aussie 22 & Folau high tackles Dillyn Leyds...
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 37m ...round the neck before yanking his hair pulling him down; Etzebeth is furious...
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 37m ...& attacks Folau on ground in touch. Hooper whinges at ref after penalty awarded
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 37m Replay is checked, penalty stands but Etzebeth warned for his retaliation
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 38m Boks attack in to the 22 again - another penalty from Aussies & 5m lineout...
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 39m Boks can't hang onto possession despite only a few metres short of goal line
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 40m Reece Hodge clears well forcing Boks outside the 22 but Malcolm Marx's lineout is good
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 40m that it's long & Jan Serfontein collects & charges back into 22 to offload
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 40+1m But it goes awry & the Aussies are saved another score; defensive scrum...
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 40+1m ...has to be reset just inside 22; goes down again; Genia thumps it into touch

Boks 10-13 Wallabies HT T: Dreyer C: Jantjies P: Jantjies | T: Folau C: Foley P: Foley (2)

Springboks v Wallabies

Boks 10-13 Wallabies 41m Boks had 65/66% possession/territory but it's the Wallabies in front for 2nd half
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 42m Boks just making churlish mistakes which they need to tidy up quickly...
Boks 10-13 Wallabies 43m ...& they do with a super offload to Serfontein, Siya Kolisi tackling perfectly...
Boks 15-13 Wallabies 43m ...& Serfontein sprinting over for a try; eventually awarded after Ref checks pass
Boks 15-13 Wallabies 44m Ref tells Jantjies always suspicious when fly half attempts to convert quickly!
Boks 17-13 Wallabies 45m Jantjies eventually takes the conversion to take the lead...
Boks 17-18 Wallabies 46m ...but Kolisi misses vital tackle & Aussies respond with try from Marika Koroibete
Boks 17-20 Wallabies 47m Foley adds the extras & the visitors are back in front before you can blink
Boks 22-20 Wallabies 49m Boks reply with good teamwork, Serfontein offloading to Skosan who pounces on tryline
Boks 24-20 Wallabies 49m So many G&G shirts can't halt Skosan, & Jantjies adds the conversion
Boks 24-20 Wallabies 50m Rob Simmons has replaced Izack Rodda as the Boks show no signs of slowing down
Boks 24-20 Wallabies 51m The home crowd cheer with some voice for the Boks as they attack again thru Leyds
Boks 24-20 Wallabies 52m Ned Hanigan replaces Dempsey before Aussies have to defend their 22 with 5m lineout
Boks 24-20 Wallabies 53m Defensive scrum results for Aussies still in 22 & again Boks pinged in front row
Boks 24-20 Wallabies 54m Bok attacking position is quickly eroded as Aussies take play back to halfway promptly
Boks 24-20 Wallabies 55m Excellent work from the visitors as they play the field with running rugby...
Boks 24-25 Wallabies 56m ...finished off by Koroibete with a brace in corner - Boks couldn't defend that
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 57m Foley adds the 2 points despite the acute angle & this match is furious
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 58m Steven Kitshoff & Trevor Nyakane replace The Beast & Dreyer for fresh front row
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 60m Boks attack Aussie territory again but again Etzebeth is guilty for a penalty
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 61m Aussies take advantage of their position & are quickly up to Bok 22...
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 61m ...but pinged at breakdown & Jantjies clear the visitors back over halfway
"Boks 24-27 Wallabies 62m Stephen Moore, Allan Ala'alatoa & Lukhan Tui replace Tatafu
Polota-Nau, Sekope Kepu & Adam Coleman"
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 63m Tui is making his Wallabies debut as the visitors push back again & at the Bok 22
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 64m But pinged for holding on & Jantjies has an awkward clearance that gains little
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 65m Pieter Steph du Toit replaces Francois Louw as aerial football ensues...
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 66m Aussies weathering the altitude well as Boks defend territory with 10m lineout
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 67m Both sides feeling the fatigue now as the kicking game continues...
Boks 24-27 Wallabies 69m Aussies hand over penalty in midfield & Jantjies tees up from just inside halfway
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 70m A delightful kick ties up the score at 27-all & there are 10 minutes remaining
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 71m Damian de Allende replaces Serfontein as Boks have the scrum put-in on their 10m
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 72m Possession is just about retained at the breakdown on halfway but forced backwards...
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 73m Finally some momentum & the Boks make a few short breaks towards the Aussie 22...
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 74m ...but Beale collects & hoofs the ball over halfway with some vigour...
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 74m Aussie advantage is quickly stolen by Leyds' intercept & crowd are unimpressed...
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 74m ... with timing of a tackle on Leyds but ref says it's fine
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 75m Rudy Paige for Ross Cronje & Samu Kerevi for Beale
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 76m Boks pinned back in their own 22, but they fight back hard despite poor passing
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 77m Nick Phipps on for Genia as the Boks reach halfway & steadily build phases into 22
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 78m Boks penalty in Aussie 22 but Jantjies is injured after a heavy tackle - time off
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 78m Time's back on & Jantjies tees up as Bok fans hold breath & hearts in hope...
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 79m It's not good as he pushes it wide of uprights & a huge sigh arises in stands
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 80m Siren is heard loud & clear as Aussies run the ball - possession changes hands...
Boks 27-27 Wallabies 80+1m ...butter fingers end the game as there's no advantage & final whistle is blown
Springboks v Wallabies Boks 27-27 Wallabies FT Not often Jantjies misses, but he did just have head whacked in tackle + wrong side
Boks 27-27 Wallabies FT Australia retain Nelson Mandela Challenge Plate despite the 2 draws
Boks 27-27 Wallabies FT And with no win for the Boks, the All Blacks have already won
Boks 27-27 Wallabies FT Kurtley Beale wins the Castle Lager Man of the Match - he was quite excellent

South Africa15 Andries Coetzee 14 Dillyn Leyds 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Jan Serfontein 11 Courtnall Skosan 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Ross Cronje 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Malcolm Marx 3 Ruan Dreyer 4 EBEN ETZEBETH (C) 5 Franco Mostert 6 Siya Kolisi 7 Francois Louw 8 Uzair Cassiem BENCH: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle 17 Steven Kitshoff 18 Trevor Nyakane 19 Pieter-Steph du Toit 20 Jean-Luc du Preez 21 Rudy Paige 22 Handré Pollard 23 Damian de Allende

SCORERS  T: Dreyer, Serfontein, Skosan C: Jantjies (3) P: Jantjies (2)

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Marika Koroibete 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Kurtley Beale 11 Reece Hodge 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Izack Rodda 5 Adam Coleman 6 Jack Dempsey 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 8 Sean McMahon BENCH: 16 Stephen Moore 17 Tom Robertson 18 Allan Alaalatoa 19 Rob Simmons 20 Ned Hanigan 21 Lukhan Tui*22 Nick Phipps 23 Samu Kerevi

SCORERS T: Folau, Koroibete (2) C: Foley (3) P: Foley (2)

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe Asst. Referees: Jérôme Garcès, Shuhei Kubo TMO: Rowan Kitt




Argentina ARGENTINA 10 - 36 NEW ZEALANDnz

Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires - 30 September 2017
KO: 19:30 HT: 3-29


Played: 29
Argentina won: 0
New Zealand won: 28
Drawn: 1

New Zealand


Pumas v All Blacks KO not that far off in Buenos Aires for Pumas v TRC2017 Champions the All Blacks...
Pumas v All Blacks Both teams are out on the pitch - anthems & haka to come before KO
Pumas v All Blacks Pumas anthem being sung acapella by Reservoir Dogs chaps in suits...v different & pretty cool!
Pumas v All Blacks Plenty of young bucks in the All Blacks side tonight, & David Havili will debut off the bench later
Pumas v All Blacks Kapa o panga is performed to silence from the won't last!
Pumas 0-0 1m KO from Beauden Barrett & Pumas make a hash of claiming it - 5m attacking scrum for ABs All Blacks
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 2m ABs almost score but Aaron Smith's pass to Damian McKenzie is forward - Pumas quickly take it
Pumas 0-3 All Blacks 4m But immediately Pumas hand over penalty in front of Ref Peyper & Beauden Barrett pings it over
Pumas 3-3 All Blacks 5m However, ABs commit exact same infringement at breakdown in Pumas 22 & Nicolas Sanchez equalises
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 6m Restart has ABs comfortably into Pumas 22 & collectively they put Kieran Read over tryline
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 8m Beauden Barrett misses the conversion but ABs are scoring points to match minutes passed
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 9m ABs have a defensive lineout on their 22 & push the Pumas way back over halfway
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 10m Lovely retaliatory kick from Sanchez & ABs throwing into lineout defensively in 22
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 11m Pumas eloquently turn over the ABs following lineout but Tomás Lavanini infringes again
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 12m Beauden Barrett clears for Pumas lineout but they make a mess of it putting ABs back in possession
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 13m ABs waste no time & are c.8m short of tryline but then knock on for turnover
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 14m Time off as Agustin Creevy is checked out - he's not a happy bunny with ABs at breakdowns
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 14m Ah - forward ball not forward apparently...ABs attacking scrum in the Pumas 22...
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 15m Guido Petti & Lavanini both pinged for offside after forcing ABs backwards...
Pumas 3-8 All Blacks 16m ABs keep it tight & drive towards the goal line as Pablo Matera kicks ball away...
Pumas 3-13 All Blacks 17m ...& another penalty to ABs; McKenzie sees gap & takes it quickly scoring on upright
Pumas 3-15 All Blacks 18m Beauden Barrett quickly converts while the Pumas are left to check their discipline
Pumas 3-15 All Blacks 19m Matías Orlando tries to lift a player & fails as Pumas continue to make mistakes...
Pumas 3-20 All Blacks 20m ...while Beauden Barrett breaks deftly & a sly offload to Waisake Naholo who runs 3rd try in
Pumas 3-22 All Blacks 21m Beauden Barrett pings over the conversion & ABs charge ahead further...
Pumas 3-22 All Blacks 22m Play is halted for TMO to check Lavanini's tackle on Sonny Bill Williams...
Pumas 3-22 All Blacks 22m He clearly attempts to wrap his arms & it's clumsy but nothing; Ref is obviously...
Pumas 3-22 All Blacks 23m ...watching a different match & claims it's dangerous & warrants a yellow.
Pumas 3-22 All Blacks 23m Well, it is Jaco Peyper...we expect no less.
Pumas 3-22 All Blacks 25m ABs attacking the 22 again but Matera turns over possession well & Sanchez clears
Pumas 3-22 All Blacks 26m ABs lineout just inside halfway as Pumas are rightly very ruffled & frustrated
Pumas 3-27 All Blacks 27m Another Beauden Barrett clever offload thru legs this time to McKenzie then Read for a brace
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 28m Another Barrett conversion & from restart, Reiko Ioane bashes thru defence on attack
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 29m Ioane is eventually shut down but handbags threaten & Ref halts play to have words
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 29m Both captains told to let the ref referee before Pumas have defensive lineout & clear
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 30m Jerónimo de la Fuente claims a crossfield kick to Dane Coles while Ref tells ...
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 31m ...Creevy to get Sanchez's gesticulations under control; McKenzie goes long
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 32m Play back outside the 22 & a Pumas scrum; Martin Landajo replaces Tomás Cubelli for an HIA while Lavanini takes Pumas back up to XV
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 33m Scrum results in Pumas defensive lineout which they hang on to & have advantage...
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 34m Time off for Ken Hames to be checked out before back for Pumas penalty & scrum on halfway
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 35m Pumas cross halfway mark & advantage being played again for SBW infringing at breakdown
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 36m Penalty comes & Pumas set up an attacking 22 lineout & they drive towards goal line...
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 37m ...Read comes in from offside & dislodges the ball from Creevy's possession
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 38m Pumas penalty again & this time Matt Todd is not just pinged but YC'd - 5m from tryline
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 39m Pumas set the scrum again & again...but it spins before put in
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 40m Siren for HT has gone already as scrum is set again...
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 40+1m ...& it still doesn't see the ball - ref has words with both hookers before reset
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 40+2m Finally ball put in & both sides come up - penalty to ABs & Barrett kicks to touch

Pumas 3-29 All Blacks HT P: Sanchez YC Lavanini | T: Read (2), McKenzie, Naholo C: Beauden Barrett (3) P: Beauden Barrett YC Todd

Los Pumas v All BlacksPumas 3-29 All Blacks HT A shame Pumas couldn't make anything of all that possession in last 5 minutes

Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 40m Landajo stays on as Cubelli fails to return to field of play while ABs are still at 14 men with Todd in the bin
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 41m Sanchez kicks off the second half & Smith clears ball nicely back to halfway
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 42m Pumas knock on & it's time off already as Hames checked again for injury
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 43m ABs defensive scrum on 10m & Smith clears it too quickly for Joaquin Tuculet to secure
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 44m Ramiro Herrera replaces Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro in front row; ABs attacking scrum set
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 45m Vaea Fifita cuts down touchline towards corner but Matías Moroni flicks him into touch
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 46m Pumas defensive lineout is good & the ABs are being summarily shoved backwards over halfway
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 47m Great attack from Pumas up to the ABs 22 - fierce defence from ABs but Pumas penalty while visitors are back up to XV
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 47m Sanchez puts ball into touch for 5m lineout & it's well secured by home team...
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 48m Drive goes nowhere but have advantage; ref tells Read to have word with Scott Barrett
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 49m Pumas go again for goal line but forced into corner out of play
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 50m ABs penalty & have the opportunity to clear Pumas away but turnover comes for Pumas
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 51m Read is already on a warning but he tackles Matías Orlando high around the neck > YC
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 51m Marcos Kremer &  Javier Ortega Desio on for Matera & Lavanini
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 51m Ofa Tu'ungafasi & Wyatt Crockett replace Nepo Laulala & Ken Hames
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 52m Pumas are still on front foot with penalty but eventually the defence is too strong
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 52m TJ Perenara has replaced Smith as Pumas have lineout stolen on 10m
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 53m But they regain possession & attack with ferocity again, into the 22 & up to tryline
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 53m Pumas bother the tryline repeatedly but are inches short again & again...
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 54m Massive ABs defence but under heap of players over tryline, Peyper finds ball on ground
Pumas 3-29 All Blacks 54m TMO checks tackles from Coles & Like Romano - not infringing so try or no try...
Pumas 8-29 All Blacks 54m ...Marius Jonker can find no reason for no try so Juan Manuel Leguizamón scores
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 55m Sanchez adds the extras & the Pumas fans are ecstatic, deservedly
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 56m Juan Martin Hernández & Santiago Garcia Botta on for Sanchez & Lucas Noguera Paz while Codie Taylor on for Coles
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 57m The changes off the bench mean the Pumas are much improved with fresh legs
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 58m Landajo has been a bit of a game changer as they lose a scrum - Beauden Barrett clears
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 58m Santiago Cordero on for Orlando
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 59m Julian Montoya on for Creevy who reluctant goes off; ABs lineout just outside Pumas 22
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 60m The lineout is efficient but the ABs are forced wide before they can score again...
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 61m Naholo offloads to replacement Taylor who flies over to score but...
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 62m ...the pass is forward & the try is cancelled by TMO - Pumas defensive 22 scrum
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 63m Read is back on again from sidelines while Ngani Laumape on for SBW & Pumas force the ABs back...
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 64m ABs come back quickly & again Fifita heads for corner but Santiago Cordero stops him
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 65m Cordero clears ball to midfield for ABs halfway lineout but Fifita is down injured
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 66m Ardie Savea on for Todd & Patrick Tuipulotu for Fifita as Scott Barrett shuffles across
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 67m Pumas frustrating ABs attack but hand over another scrum penalty...
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 68m Ref had enough of Herrera infringing 3 times in front row & he's off to naughty step
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 69m For all the Pumas indiscipline, the All Blacks haven't scored in half an hour…
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 70m ABs are also racking up the penalty count this half...not quite the blackwash v SA
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 71m Havili makes All Black debut as Ioane goes off & Tetaz Chaparro back on for Lezana with Herrera in the bin
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 73m Pumas then steal an All Black lineout, but they are still in their own half defending
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 74m Pumas defensive scrum but it's not long til the ABs are on the attack again...
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 75m ...& it's Havili with the break; selflessly offloads but Laumape finds touch not corner
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 76m Pumas are not so much winning this half as the ABs are losing it
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 77m Have to recant as Pumas attack ABs territory & secure attacking lineout
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 78m But the ABs retaliate quickly & head into opposition territory...
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 79m Herrera returns from bin & Lezana goes off as ABs drive into the Pumas 22...
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 80m ...Pumas turnover & they run it out of their 22 but whistle goes for penalty
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 80m Meanwhile time off as Petti is down injured after 3/4 ABs pile onto him
Pumas 10-29 All Blacks 80+1m Time on; ABs 5m attacking scrum in front of posts but Pumas have no one to return
Pumas 10-34 All Blacks 80+2m A subdued reaction from Argentinean crowd as Havili cuts thru & scores on debut
Pumas 10-36 All Blacks 80+3m Beauden Barrett converts before the final whistle goes

Los Pumas v All Blacks

Argentina15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Matías Moroni 13 Matías Orlando 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente 11 Emiliano Boffelli 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Tomás Cubelli 1 Lucas Noguera Paz 2 AGUSTÍN CREEVY (C) 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 4 Guido Petti 5 Tomás Lavanini 6 Pablo Matera 7 Tomas Lezana 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Santiago Garcia Botta 18 Ramiro Herrera 19 Marcos Kremer 20 Javier Ortega Desio 21 Martin Landajo 22 Juan Martin Hernández 23 Santiago Cordero

SCORERS T: Leguizamón C: Sanchez P: Sanchez Yellow Card Lavanini, Herrera

nz15 Damian McKenzie 14 Waisake Naholo 13 Anton Lienert-Brown 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 1 Kane Hames 2 Dane Coles 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Luke Romano 5 Scott Barrett 6 Vaea Fifita 7 Matt Todd 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Ardie Savea 21 TJ Perenara 22 Ngani Laumape 23 David Havili*

SCORERS T: Read (2), McKenzie, Naholo, Havili C: Beauden Barrett (4) P: Beauden Barrett Yellow Card Todd, Read

Referee: Jaco Peyper Asst. Referees: Mathieu Raynal, Marius van der Westhuizen TMO: Marius Jonker




Week 6

South Africa v New Zealand Argentina v AustraliaTRC 2017 Table Week 6


DHL Newlands, Cape Town - 07 October 2017
KO: 17:05 HT: 3-8

South Africa

Played: 94
South Africa won: 35
New Zealand won: 56
Drawn: 3

New Zealand

Boks v All Blacks Anthems are underway in Cape Town, then we're almost ready after the haka...
Boks v All Blacks Steely-eyed fierceness of Bok captain Eben Etzebeth is a sight to behold during Ka Mate

Boks 0-0 All Blacks 1m Newlands is electric as Beauden Barrett kicks off the penultimate match of
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 1m Boks charge like lightning towards midfield tho get forced back quickly
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 2m Homeside forced back towards 22 but the fight back is strong & ABs turnover is at halfway
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 3m Bok defensive scrum on their 10m but it collapses...
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 4m This time the Boks put in but scrum collapses from ABs' end so Boks get ball away...
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 5m ...advantage being played & Ref calls the penalty for Boks on 10m - Jantjies takes it
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 6m Boks make some ground into ABs territory but possession changes hands & ABs...
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 6m ...break with Nehe Milner-Skudder looking to score sprinting into Bok 22
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 7m But he's shut down & the Boks steal the ball at the breakdown & take play back to halfway...
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 8m ABs halfway lineout is disrupted by Etzebeth & a scrum is handed to the Boks
Boks 0-0 All Blacks 9m Boks win the scrum & Sam Whitelock is pinged at the breakdown putting ABs on back foot
Boks 3-0 All Blacks 10m The crowd roars as Elton Jantjies kicks over the first points of the match
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 12m But as is often the case, Boks hand over a penalty immediately & Beauden Barrett equalises
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 13m From restart, ABs regain possession & slowly head to Bok 22 but aren't breaching it
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 14m Bok defence is sharp today & they really are frustrating the ABs' attack...
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 15m ...& finally the penalty comes for the Boks; Ref calls over Scott Barrett
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 15m Scott Barrett chastised for infringing at breakdown & smashing Steven Kitshoff off ball
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 16m Jantjies clears for 10m lineout but the ABs wrestle back possession quickly
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 17m Rieko Ioane gets hands to ball & breaks fast over the goal line but the defence...
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 17m excellent from Jesse Kriel & TMO confirms ball is lost forward before grounding
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 18m Bok 5m defensive scrum but penalty to ABs as handbags threaten play so early in game
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 19m Beauden Barrett kicks to corner for 5m lineout & the Boks are on their guard on the back foot
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 20m ABs secure lineout but Malcolm Marx effects the turnover at the breakdown smartly
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 21m Jantjies clears the ABs well back up to midfield & ABs come back with kicking game
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 22m Boks attack hard from their own 10m & make serious ground; Andries Coetzee at ABs 22
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 22m But so close to tryline & the ABs force a turnover & sprint away from their 22 to safety
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 23m However, Nepo Laulala infringes; Ref's unimpressed & has words & gives final warning
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 24m Bok penalty in the midfield & the ABs are penalised yet again at the next breakdown
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 25m Jantjies tees up with blood coming from head after a knock & he pushes kick wide
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 26m Beauden Barrett clears & plays shifts to just inside their 10m for Boks to have the scrum
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 28m But ABs win the scrum penalty & they bulldoze their way into the Bok 22...
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 29m ...but Marx is having non e of it & he makes that turnover for a Bok defensive penalty
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 30m A touch of aerial football ensues before Boks run ball from deep in own half...
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 31m ...up to halfway; the counter attack for ABs is good & they push Boks back to their 22
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 32m However, ball finds touch & Boks have defensive lineout just outside their 22...
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 32m lineout is good but the counter is just as good & an almighty mess ensues as Boks...
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 32m ...scramble their defence & attempt to stop a score as ball flies over tryline...
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 32m Ref asks TMO try or no try after Ryan Crotty gets over ball with Siya Kolisi
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 32m ...right at his side; replay after replay & clearly Crotty knocks ball down; not ...
Boks 3-3 All Blacks 32m grounded by Crotty's hands - Ref & Asst Refs aren't convinced but TMO says it's a try
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 33m Try awarded for grounding by his torso; Damian McKenzie misses the conversion after Beauden Barrett goes off for a HIA
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 34m Well, there's a try to be debated for an age no doubt… Meanwhile, Lima Sopoaga has replaced Beauden Barrett
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 35m ABs attack into Bok territory again but Ioane knocks it on for Bok defensive lineout
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 36m Boks secure the lineout ball & clear over halfway
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 37m Possession given away but ABs infringe again at breakdown & Bok attacking scrum over halfway
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 38m Boks win the scrum & still have ball in hand but they make no ground...
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 39m Pieter Steph du Toit reaches the 10m but is bundled into touch for ABs lineout
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40m du Toit disrupts the resulting drive from the ABs & it's another Bok scrum...
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+1m Scrum has to be reset & it goes down again but the ball is out just quick enough
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+2m Possession reverses twice with Boks holding on but are back in their own half...
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+4m Coetzee's had enough & kicks to touch...but it doesn't find it & McKenzie runs it
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+5m ...from own half ABs make it up to Bok 10m with phases building but defence holds
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+6m Ball changes hands twice again & Marx wins penalty from breakdown outside own 22...
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+7m Etzebeth checks he can have lineout & take it in attacking position in ABs territory
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+8m ABs win ball back & get to midfield but Courtnall Skosan comes back to it at 10m
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+9m Skosan gets over Milner-Skudder to win penalty but M-S's wrist looks broken
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+9m Penalty is kickable but Boks aren't ready for just 3 so kick to corner for 22 lineout!
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+10m The lineout ball is secured & Boks are forced to pick n go time & again short of tryline
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 40+11m 11 phases pass before Ken Hames steals the ball at breakdown & Sopoaga kicks to touch

Boks 3-8 All Blacks HT P: Jantjies | T: Crotty P: Beauden Barrett

Springboks v All BlacksBoks 3-8 All Blacks HT That was insane! David Havili has replaced Milner-Skudder

Boks 3-8 All Blacks 41m Final half has kicked off & good determined start again from Boks; Barrett won't be returning to the field
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 42m ABs attack deep into Bok territory but it doesn't last long & ...
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 43m ...Boks bulldoze their way into ABs 22 & up to 15 phases right in front of uprights
Boks 3-8 All Blacks 44m Phases don't end as ball is recycled time & again before Kitshoff as at post...
Boks 8-8 All Blacks 45m ...& Ross Cronje picks it up & touches it on base of post for the long-awaited try
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 46m Jantjies pops over the oh so easy conversion & the Boks are in front again
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 47m Matt Todd replaces Sam Cane as ABs prepare to set scrum on halfway
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 48m Codie Taylor, Wyatt Crockett & Ofa Tu'ungafasi for Kane Hames, Dane Coles & Laulala
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 49m Penalty goes to ABs from the scrum & Sopoaga tees up from almost halfway to take lead
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 50m But Sopoaga pushes it just wide of uprights & Boks are still ahead
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 51m Meanwhile, Wilco Louw debuts for the Springboks replacing Ruan Dreyer
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 53m More changes coming for the Boks as the match has not slowed in pace one iota
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 55m Franco Mostert, Jean-Luc du Preez & Handré Pollard for de Jager, Kolisi & Jantjies
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 57m Ball changing hands in both directions until Boks make it deep into ABs 22 again...
Boks 10-8 All Blacks 58m ...but a pass is smartly intercepted by Ioane who spies it flying over his head...
Boks 10-13 All Blacks 59m ...& he sprints the 80m to the other end to score absolutely unhindered!
Boks 10-15 All Blacks 60m Sopoaga adds the extras & this game is still anyone's heading into final quarter
Boks 10-15 All Blacks 61m Tawera Kerr-Barlow replaces Aaron Smith at scrumhalf as Boks get back on top...
Boks 10-15 All Blacks 63m Marx is having a stormer of a game as he effects yet another turnover at the breakdown
Boks 10-15 All Blacks 64m Damian de Allende has replaced Jan Serfontein while Boks attack again...
Boks 15-15 All Blacks 65m ... & it's Marx again offloading perfectly to du Preez who bolts over tryline to score
Boks 17-15 All Blacks 66m Pollard adds the conversion to reclaim the lead for the Boks
Boks 17-15 All Blacks 66m Patrick Tuipulotu replaces Scott Barrett
Boks 17-15 All Blacks 67m ABs are on the attack from the restart but another infringement at breakdown...
Boks 17-15 All Blacks 68m ...& the Boks can clear the ABs away from their 22 dangerzone for a breather
Boks 17-20 All Blacks 69m But the counter-attack is superb & McKenzie sprints over tryline for his 1st ABs try
Boks 17-22 All Blacks 71m Sopoaga takes all the time he has to tee up from out wide & nails the conversion
Boks 17-22 All Blacks 71m Jantjies returns to the field of play and Pollard's back to the replacements bench
Boks 17-22 All Blacks 73m 7 minutes to go & the Boks are in possession in the midfield...
Boks 17-22 All Blacks 74m ...but SBW frustrates any go forward & turnover comes, Crotty & McKenzie making ground
Boks 17-22 All Blacks 75m ABs steadily build phases in attack & in the end Sopoaga attempts a drop goal...
Boks 17-22 All Blacks 76m ..but it falls away from uprights; meanwhile Etzebeth is down injured & TMO called
Boks 17-22 All Blacks 76m Rowan Kitt has made some bad calls today, & he does again with de Allende red card...
Boks 17-22 All Blacks 76m ...for late tackle on Sopoaga; no more than penalty really needed for that but Boks at 14
Boks 17-25 All Blacks 77m Sopoaga shakes de Allende's hand as he goes off, then adds 3 points to scoreboard
Boks 17-25 All Blacks 78m Boks put themselves back in the All Black 22 as Trevor Nyakane replaces Kitshoff
Boks 22-25 All Blacks 79m Bok 5m lineout & the setpiece is excellent as Marx scores a third try for Boks
Boks 24-25 All Blacks 79m Jantjies wastes no time in adding the conversion for final minutes to play out...
Boks 24-25 All Blacks 80m Boks firmly in possession of the ball in the midfield as the full time siren goes
Boks 24-25 All Blacks 80+1m Final breakdown & ABs chuck everyone in to steal possession & they do; Sopoaga...
Boks 24-25 All Blacks 80+1m fumble the ball & almost knock on but he recovers & kicks to touch for FT

Springboks v All Blacks

sa15 Andries Coetzee 14 Dillyn Leyds 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Jan Serfontein 11 Courtnall Skosan 10 Elton Jantjies 9 Ross Cronje 1 Steven Kitshoff 2 Malcolm Marx 3 Ruan Dreyer 4 EBEN ETZEBETH (C) 5 Lood de Jager 6 Siya Kolisi 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit 8 Francois Louw BENCH: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Wilco Louw* 19 Franco Mostert 20 Jean-Luc du Preez 21 Rudy Paige 22 Handré Pollard 23 Damian de Allende

SCORERS T: Cronje, du Preez, Marx C: Jantjies (2), Pollard P: Jantjies Red Card de Allende

nz15 Damian McKenzie 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 13 Ryan Crotty 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Beauden Barrett 9 Aaron Smith 1 Kane Hames 2 Dane Coles 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Samuel Whitelock 5 Scott Barrett 6 Liam Squire 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Matt Todd 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Lima Sopoaga 23 David Havili

SCORERS T: Crotty, Ioane, McKenzie C: Sopoaga (2) P: Beauden Barrett, Sopoaga

Referee: Jérôme Garcès Asst. Referees: Romain Poite, Shuhei Kubo TMO: Rowan Kitt




Argentina ARGENTINA 20 - 37 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Estádio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza - 07 October 2017
KO: 19:30 HT: 13-13


Played: 28
Argentina won: 5
Australia won: 22
Drawn: 1


Pumas v Wallabies The anthems are almost done & we await KO in Argentina…

Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 1m Bernard Foley kicks off proceedings; Aussies could go second if they beat the Pumas
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 2m Pumas advance quickly but penalty to Aussies & Kurtley Beale can clear from own 22
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 3m Aussies reach the Pumas 22 comfortably but penalty goes to homeside - scrum time
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 4m Scrum goes well for Pumas & they move play back to halfway but an Aussie scrum this time
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 5m Scrum penalty to the Wallabies for Pumas pulling it down - Aussie lineout at Pumas 22
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 6m Aussies lose their focus & the Pumas win penalty & clear up to 10m for defensive lineout
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 7m The lineout is fine but another penalty goes to Aussies & it's an attacking 10m scrum
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 8m Quick ball from scrum for Will Genia & Aussies steadily move forward & breach the 22
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 9m Ref's already unimpressed with Genia's chat as Pumas defend well & secure penalty
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 10m Another defensive scrum for Pumas & do well for Nicolas Sanchez to set up lineout at 10m
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 11m Agustin Creevy gets ball away from lineout but it goes forward on halfway; Aussie scrum...
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 12m Argentinian defence is strong as Aussies don't get far passed the 10m as yet...
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 13m Ref's playing advantage to the visitors & the penalty comes at the Pumas 22
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 14m Foley to corner for 5m scrum & this lineout is fine; advantage twice as Pumas repel Aussies
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 14m Michael Hooper has choice of positions when penalty comes & Aussies opt for uprights
Pumas 0-3 Wallabies 15m Foley pings over the 3-pointer & finally there are points on the board
Pumas 0-3 Wallabies 17m From restart, the Pumas have possession on halfway but the Aussies steal it at the breakdown
Pumas 0-3 Wallabies 18m Time off for Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro to get some attention before Pumas defensive scrum
Pumas 0-3 Wallabies 19m But the opposition secure the penalty for Foley to tee up outside 22 in front of posts
Pumas 0-3 Wallabies 20m Hoe Foley misses that easy kick is a mystery...
Pumas 0-3 Wallabies 20m However, Jack Dempsey in midfield to Foley to Marika Koroibete charge ahead & ...
Pumas 0-8 Wallabies 21m ...almost tripping over his own feet, Koroibete flies over in the corner to score well
Pumas 0-8 Wallabies 22m However, Foley pushes kick wide of the uprights - he's not having a good night off tee
Pumas 0-8 Wallabies 23m Pumas bulldoze their way in to the Aussie 22 form the restart & have a lineout...
Pumas 0-8 Wallabies 24m ...& Aussies interfering with the jumper gives the penalty to homeside
Pumas 5-8 Wallabies 25m Sanchez sets up 5m lineout they win it & recycle 'til Matías Alemanno touches ball on post
Pumas 7-8 Wallabies 26m Sanchez adds the conversion & the 2nd quarter has the teams pretty much on par
Pumas 7-8 Wallabies 28m Aussies make ground from the restart & have an opportunity to take advantage but...
Pumas 7-8 Wallabies 29m ...pass is intercepted & before you know it, Pumas have gone from own 22 to Wallabies'
Pumas 10-8 Wallabies 30m Aussies matching Pumas in gifting penalties too & Sanchez punishes them taking lead
Pumas 10-8 Wallabies 32m Visitors are making the mistakes now & they almost lose attacking 10m lineout...
Pumas 10-8 Wallabies 33m...Tatafu Polota-Nau has to tidy up the mess after his throw in & he does
Pumas 10-8 Wallabies 33m Pablo Matera is pinged a the breakdown & Foley puts ball into corner for a 22 lineout
Pumas 10-8 Wallabies 34m The lineout is just fine this time & Genia sees Reece Hodge out wide unmarked...
Pumas 10-13 Wallabies 34m ...& he rips ball from ruck in front of posts & floats it out for Hodge to score
Pumas 10-13 Wallabies 35m Poor defence from Pumas giving away soft try like that; Foley misses the conversion
Pumas 10-13 Wallabies 37m Aussies try to secure restart ball but Izack Rodda is shut down promptly in own half
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 38m Penalty to Pumas & Sanchez is not having a bad day off the tee as he equalises...
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 39m Sanchez clears restart ball but it doesn't find touch & Beale thumps it back
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 40m Sublime work from Pumas from own half charging ahead deep into Aussie territory...
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 40m Tomas Lezana breaks & Sanchez makes yards before Joaquin Tuculet sprints round posts
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 40m score but TMO is already halting play; Creevy has knocked on in midfield
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 40m But advantage was with Pumas & TMO checks an Aussie high tackle giving Pumas the penalty
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 40+1m Sanchez sets up lineout on the 22 & win it; maul drives but Adam Coleman wins penalty
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 40+1m And the whistle goes for HT with the score level reflecting the play well

Pumas 13-13 Wallabies HT T: Alemanno C: Sanchez P: Sanchez (2) | T: Koroibete, Hodge P: Foley

Los Pumas v Wallabies

Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 40m Enrique Pieretto has replaced Tetaz Chaparro
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 41m Beale appears to be running in a circle after KO & Pumas defending their 10m with lineout
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 42m The Aussies steal possession in Pumas territory & make some serious yardage to tryline
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 43m But the Pumas steal it back & clear the Aussies back outside the 22 & have scrum
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 44m Scrum is tedious is setting & eventually Ref hands penalty to Aussies
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 45m Foley tees up from outside the 22 in front of the posts - again - and misses - again
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 46m Foley has left 10 points out there so far - time to change the kicker methinks!
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 47m Aussies will have to add points thru tries otherwise, & they charge into the 22...
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 48m ... right on tryline but can't find way thru - back for penalty & Genia kicks to touch
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 49m The lineout is good but the defence is too & Aussies are forced wide not close to tryline
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 50m Pumas infringe & penalty goes to Aussies directly in front of the posts...
Pumas 13-13 Wallabies 51m ...but Hooper calls a 5m scrum - which needs to be reset but secured eventually...
Pumas 13-18 Wallabies 52m ...& Sekope Kepu bulldozes some yards down before Foley redeems himself with a try
Pumas 13-20 Wallabies 53m Foley also converts his try - phew! Coz that would've been embarrassing otherwise
Pumas 13-20 Wallabies 54m Allan Alaalatoa replaces Kepu who's had a good match so far
Pumas 13-20 Wallabies 55m Leonardo Senatore on for Javier Ortega Desio & Pumas breach the Aussie 22
Pumas 13-20 Wallabies 55m Rob Simmons on for Rodda while players have a water-break before Pumas 5m scrum
Pumas 18-20 Wallabies 56m Lovely work from Pumas as Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias sprints round behind posts
Pumas 20-20 Wallabies 57m Sanchez adds the conversion & again it's all square
Pumas 20-20 Wallabies 57m Time off as Koroibete smashes Lezana out cold
Pumas 20-20 Wallabies 57m TMO deduces it's accidental; Asst Ref Jaco Peyper sees otherwise - rightly
Pumas 20-20 Wallabies 57m Does look like shoulder goes in first- Ref & TMO see accidental; Creevy questions...
Pumas 20-20 Wallabies 58m ...scrum penalty to Aussies - also correct but Ref gets that wrong too.
Pumas 20-20 Wallabies 58m Benjamin Macome replaces Lezana as he is stretchered off
Pumas 20-20 Wallabies 59m Santiago Cordero replaces Tuculet as Pumas win another penalty & Aussies lose ground
Pumas 20-25 Wallabies 60m Aussies see an opportunity once back in possession & Genia rushes to score a 4th try
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 61m Foley's found his kicking prowess again as he adds the extras from out wide
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 63m Aussies attack again as Pumas hand over 10th penalty & Foley kicks to touch for lineout
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 65m The lineout is great & Dempsey sees space to bolt over the goal line to score, but...
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 65m ...suspected forward pass & score stays whilst replays are checked
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 65m Genia's pass to Tevita Kuridrani was forward so not try; 10m defensive Pumas scrum
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 66m Santiago Garcia Botta & Juan Martin Hernandez for Lucas Noguera Paz & Sanchez
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 66m Tetera Faulkner, Stephen Moore & Lukhan Tui for Polota-Nau, Scott Sio & Sean McMahon
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 67m Aussies lose possession in Pumas 22 & sent back over halfway by Creevy stealing at breakdown
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 68m Martin Landajo thinks he's in with a score & he does sprint to the tryline but whistle's long gone
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 68m Forward pass to Landajo in midfield so it's an Aussie scrum on halfway
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 69m Julian Montoya replaces Creevy while Aussies make ground into Pumas territory
Pumas 20-27 Wallabies 70m Meanwhile, Marcos Kremer is sent to the naughty step for a tackle thru the horizontal
Pumas 20-30 Wallabies 71m Foley's form has returned as he adds 3 points after Samu Kerevi replaces Beale
Pumas 20-30 Wallabies 73m Another penalty is gifted soon after by Pumas but Hodge doesn't find the uprights
Pumas 20-30 Wallabies 74m Nick Phipps & Henry Speight replace Genia & Koroibete
Pumas 20-30 Wallabies 75m Pumas get back on front foot & Hernandez kicks to corner for lineout in the Aussie 22
Pumas 20-30 Wallabies 76m After time off for Ref to explain where they all need to line up, penalty to Aussies
Pumas 20-30 Wallabies 77m Aussies take their time to kick to touch for defensive 10m lineout & it's secured well
Pumas 20-35 Wallabies 78m Moore offloads to Kerevi who hurls it back in to Hodge for the brace he so wanted
Pumas 20-37 Wallabies 79m Replays show Kerevi's foot in touch but it's not seen by judges so Foley converts
Pumas 20-37 Wallabies 79m Gonzalo Bertranou has just replaced Landajo as Pumas set defensive scrum in their 22
Pumas 20-37 Wallabies 80m Siren has gone as Pumas shove the Aussies outside their 22 & further back...
Pumas 20-37 Wallabies 80+1m ...Moore to Foley to Kerevi who is bundled into touch off Puma hand & it's over
Pumas 20-37 Wallabies FT So Wallabies displace the Boks with their bonus point win in Argentina to come 2nd in

Los Pumas v Wallabies

Argentina15 Joaquin Tuculet 14 Matías Moroni 13 Matías Orlando 12 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 11 Emiliano Boffelli 10 Nicolas Sanchez 9 Martin Landajo 1 Lucas Noguera Paz 2 AGUSTIN CREEVY (C) 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro 4 Marcos Kremer 5 Matías Alemanno 6 Pablo Matera 7 Javier Ortega Desio 8 Tomas Lezana BENCH: 16 Julian Montoya 17 Santiago Garcia Botta 18 Enrique Pieretto 19 Benjamin Macome 20 Leonardo Senatore 21 Gonzalo Bertranou 22 Juan Martin Hernandez 23 Santiago Cordero

SCORERS T: Alemanno, Gonzalez Iglesias C: Sanchez (2) P: Sanchez (2) Yellow Card Kremer

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Marika Koroibete 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Kurtley Beale 11 Reece Hodge 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Izack Rodda 5 Adam Coleman 6 Jack Dempsey 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 8 Sean McMahon BENCH: 16 Stephen Moore 17 Tetera Faulkner 18 Allan Alaalatoa 19 Rob Simmons 20 Lukhan Tui 21 Nick Phipps 22 Samu Kerevi 23 Henry Speight

SCORERS T: Koroibete, Hodge (2), Foley, Genia C: Foley (3) P: Foley (2)

Referee: Mathieu Raynal Asst. Referees: Jaco Peyper, Marius van der Westhuizen TMO: Marius Jonker




Bledisloe Cup

australiaAUSTRALIA 23 - 18 NEW ZEALANDnz


Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane - 21 October 2017
KO: 19:00 HT: 12-13


Played: 185
Australia won: 49
New Zealand won: 129
Drawn: 7

New Zealand

THE Qantas Wallabies defeated New Zealand 23-18 in a Bledisloe Cup clash for the ages at a rain-soaked Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

The match came down to the final moments as the Wallabies, holding a narrow lead, held out a late surge by the All Blacks to register their first win over their Trans-Tasman rivals since August 2015.

Australia outscored New Zealand three tries to two with a man of the match performance from rookie Jack Dempsey, brilliantly supported by his backrow partners Sean McMahon and Michael Hooper, helping the Wallabies to a thrilling five-point victory before 45,107 delirious fans.

The Wallabies ran out in a special Indigenous jersey for the match, honouring the 14 Indigenous players who have represented Australia throughout history.

Wallabies winger Reece Hodge thrilled the crowd with an early intercept try and two late booming penalty goals from long range, which ultimately sealed the victory.

Qantas Wallabies Captain Michael Hooper said: “Overwhelming sense of satisfaction there. We have talked for a long time about building our results and building our training weeks.

“We said it would go down to 80 minutes, it did. We didn’t win any comps tonight, but it will go a long way in building this team.

“New Zealand kept standing up as they always do, it was a great Test match.

“It was great the hear the crowd believing. To hear the crowd and the fans carry on like that, feels good and it feels great to be Australian tonight.”

Australia was forced to defend for the opening minutes as New Zealand piled on the pressure early, but some brilliant vision in defence from Will Genia enabled Hodge to swoop on a pass from All Blacks flyhalf Lima Sopoaga and scoot 80 metres untouched to score underneath the posts.

New Zealand were patient as they tested the Wallabies defence and were rewarded for their toil when an overlap on the right wing presented Waisake Naholo with an open tryline. New Zealand then moved ahead with back-to-back penalty goals from Sopoaga to take a 13-7 lead right up until the end of the half.

A determined Wallabies fought hard to have the final say in the first half, and got the crucial breakthrough when Kurtley Beale timed his involvement perfectly to put a barnstorming Israel Folau over out wide for his 12th try of 2017. Bernard Foley’s conversion just shied away from the posts leaving the score at 12-13 at the break.

The pace, tempo and aggression went up a notch in the second half as referee Wayne Barnes twice stepped in to warn players about verbal exchanges and some push-and-shove.

It was the men in gold who struck first in the second half as the Wallabies went into full throttle attack mode, twice spurning the opportunity for a penalty shot in front of the posts. On the second occasion off a lineout win, the Australian forwards rumbled towards the line in a rolling maul before spinning it wide where Marika Koroibete powered over in the corner. The try was Koroibete's fourth in as many Tests.

A 17-13 Wallabies lead soon became a converted-try advantage when Reece Hodge landed the first of two monumental penalty strikes. The first from 45 metres out on the left touchline, followed by another from beyond the half-way line as the clock counted down to the final five minutes.

In between those two moments, All Blacks try-scoring freak Rieko Ioane added yet another to his impressive rookie total which drew the visitors within two points late in the contest. In the end though, it was to be Australia’s night.

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Marika Koroibete 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Kurtley Beale 11 Reece Hodge 10 Bernard Foley 9 Will Genia 1 Scott Sio 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Rob Simmons 5 Adam Coleman 6 Jack Dempsey 7 MICHAEL HOOPER (C) 8 Sean McMahon BENCH: 16 Stephen Moore 17 Tom Robertson 18 Allan Alaalatoa 19Lukhan Tui 20 Ned Hanigan 21 Nick Phipps 22 Samu Kerevi 23 Henry Speight

nz15 Damian McKenzie 14 Waisake Naholo 13 Ryan Crotty 12 Sonny Bill Williams 11 Rieko Ioane 10 Lima Sopoaga 9 Aaron Smith 1 Kane Hames 2 Dane Coles 3 Nepo Laulala 4 Samuel Whitelock 5 Scott Barrett 6 Liam Squire 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Codie Taylor 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 19 Patrick Tuipulotu 20 Matt Todd 21 TJ Perenara 22 Anton Lienert-Brown 23 David Havili

Referee: Wayne Barnes Asst Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Egon Seconds TMO: Marius Jonker





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