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All Blacks Rugby Championship Winners 2013THE RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS 2013 - NEW ZEALAND

Week 6

South Africa v New Zealand Argentina v Australia


Ellis Park, J'Burg - Saturday 5th October 2013
KO: 17:00 HT: 15-21 Att: tba

South Africa

Played: 85
South Africa won: 34
New Zealand won: 49
Drawn: 3

New Zealand



Springboks v All Blacks The Beast leads out the Boks on his 50th cap after ABs run out on Ellis Park
Springboks v All Blacks Smoke rises over Ellis Park after the opening paraphernalia & it's anthem time in J'burg...
Springboks v All Blacks Bok fans drowning out the Kapa O Pango haka completely at Ellis Park! This is going to be huge.
Springboks v All Blacks Nigel Owens at the helm today - couldn't be a better ref...
Springboks 0-0 All Blacks 1min ABs directly into Boks' 22 & just a few metres out before Boks turn & clear
Springboks 0-0 All Blacks 1min Little chip ahead from Kieran Read but into touch for Bok defensive L/O inside own 22
Springboks 0-0 All Blacks 1min Boks win L/O but ABs steal ball & attack but quickly lost forced to save outside own 22
Springboks 0-0 All Blacks 2mins Boks charge forward dangerously but Ma'a Nonu collects & clears. What pace already!
Springboks 0-0 All Blacks 5mins Boks on attack with great hands & nice chip from Willie le Roux but Aaron Smith saves it
Springboks 0-0 All Blacks 7mins Boks have 5m scrum; comes up & reset...
Springboks 0-0 All Blacks 9mins Boks win scrum but can't move ahead; penalty coming & Fourie du Preez kicks it; penalty Boks
Springboks 3-0 All Blacks 10mins So deep in 22 Morné Steyn has an easy job clocking up 1st 3 points of match
Springboks 3-5 All Blacks 11min But ABs reply with vengeance with ball from restart & Ben Smith jigs round defence to score
Springboks 3-7 All Blacks 12mins Aaron Cruden adds the extras & Bokke need to keep on their toes to beat the world No.1
Springboks 3-7 All Blacks 14mins Phenomenal work from Kieran Read & Ben Smith back there; Bok L/O but free kick goes to ABs
Springboks 8-7 All Blacks 16mins Spectacular work from Duane Vermeulen offloads to Bryan Habana who runs around behind posts
Springboks 10-7 All Blacks 18mins Lovely conversion from Steyn and not a moment later....
Springboks 10-7 All Blacks 19mins Habana switches it up & runs in for another amazing try within a minute!
Springboks 15-7 All Blacks 19mins Owens checks on replay that superb pass wasn't forward before awarding try - & he does
Springboks 15-7 All Blacks 21mins Scores stays at 15-7 as Steyn misses conversion but 2 tries in 3 minutes!
Springboks 15-7 All Blacks 22mins Tragedy for Habana as he hobbles off in what looks like hamstring gone; Jan Serfontein on
Springboks 15-7 All Blacks 23mins Owens has word with both front rows before instructing ABs scrum in own territory
Springboks 15-7 All Blacks 24mins Bok foot slips & penalty to ABs who clear to Bok 22...
Springboks 15-7 All Blacks 25mins ABs now playing along Boks T/L slowly shuffling along til Owens blows for grounded ball
Springboks 15-12 All Blacks 26mins Owens > TMO to check Liam Messam didn't lose possession before grounding...he didn't
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 27mins Cruden converts & ABs catching up quickly... Beast has wrist slapped at breakdown by Owens
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 28mins Steyn wallops a beauty to touch & Boks L/O on ABs 22...
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 29mins Boks forced to play width there & back as can't go forward but penalty coming...
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 30mins Back for penalty & Steyn kicks to corner for 5m L/O; ABs wrap them up but concede penalty...
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 31mins Boks try to tap & go but from wrong position; ABs blasted & warned for not listening.
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 32mins Bok ball but Messam turns it over (legally!) at breakdown; 5m defensive scrum for ABs
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 33mins Read & Retallick ignore whistle but ABs ball at reset despite Aaron Smith feeding scrum
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 35mins Boks manage to turnover the ball but JJ Engelbrecht manages to lose it forward...
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 37mins ABs L/O on own 10m line & they charge into Bok territory before turnover & double k/o
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 37mins Bokke defensive scrum just outside 22; ball cleared into ABs territory & back to Boks...
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 38mins High ball lands in midfield before ABs charge deep into Bokke 22...
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 39mins Asst ref John Lacey intervenes seeing a k/o & timeout for Read to get attention
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 38mins Read collision with Willem Alberts replaced with Siya Kolisi as Alberts trucked off
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 39mins Finally cart leaves the pitch to rapturous applause for Alberts; Boks 5m defensive scrum
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 40mins Boks can't clear far & ABs have L/O just outside Bok 22 as siren goes...
Springboks 15-14 All Blacks 40mins ABs back up to 10m before head forward & appear to dance comfortably thru defence!
Springboks 15-19 All Blacks 40+1mins A ridiculously easy try for Messam as the defence are nowhere to be seen!
Springboks 15-21 40+2mins Cruden conversion & they need just 1 more for BP & TRC trophy All Blacks

Springboks 15-21 All Blacks T: Habana (2) C: Steyn P: Steyn | T: Ben Smith, Messam (2) C: Cruden (3)

Springboks 15-21 42mins Andrew Hore's replaced by either Mealamu or Coles depending on who you believe! All Blacks
Springboks 15-21 44mins Meanwhile the Boks are all over the ABs T/L & there's wave upon wave of attacks... All Blacks
Springboks 15-21 All Blacks 46mins If there's a ref who won't stand for ABs 'cheating' it's Owens. Messam binned at breakdown...
Springboks 20-21 All Blacks 46mins Boks waste no time & le Roux stretches out arm over T/L to score
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 47mins Steyn converts to take lead again then what breath-stealing play comes next!
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 49mins It's end to end ridiculous-paced rugby culminating in Steyn k/o over the T/L! *&breathe*
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 50mins Owens checks for any infringements before awarded 5m ABs scrum for k/o
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 50mins Scrum reset & this time it's Bok put in after a host of replacements...
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 50mins Both du Plessis' off for Adriaan Strauss & Coenie Oosthuizen...
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 50mins Beauden Barrett, Ben Franks & Wyatt Crockett for Faumuina, Cruden & Woodcock
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 52mins Gurthrö Steenkamp for The Beast meanwhile Boks clear ABs away but...
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 54mins ...Ma'a Nonu charges towards posts & wrestles with Kolisi on post with ball; Owens > TMO
Springboks 22-21 All Blacks 54m After an age both refs agree too many movements be4 grounding; ABs ball but way back for penalty
Springboks 22-24 All Blacks 56mins Barrett whacks over a penalty to take the lead but...
Springboks 27-24 All Blacks 56mins A dangerous L/O for NZ & Eben Etzebeth takes it 3m out...Jean de Villiers bulldozes over
Springboks 27-24 All Blacks 57mins No conversion for Steyn but Barrett was swept aside magnificently by de Villiers
Springboks 27-29 All Blacks 60mins But Barrett atones with an amazing try to secure BP for ABs to join SA's BP try
Springboks 27-31 All Blacks 61mins Barrett converts his own try but then there's turmoil on the ABs no.16
Springboks 27-31 All Blacks 61mins Dan Coles on pitch but not on team sheet; ABs claim typo; Owens believes it
Springboks 27-31 All Blacks 62mins Not near ball ref Lacey sees Ben Franks hit a Bok - gets binned & Steve Hansen furious
Springboks 27-31 All Blacks 63mins Typo of player dubious tho coz pretty sure Mealamu came on earlier
Springboks 27-36 All Blacks 64mins Read might run like a girl but when it's under the posts not an All Black fan cares!
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 65mins Barrett notches it up to 38 & Boks need to get a shuffle on if they are to win!
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 66mins Bloody hell I'm exhausted just watching this game..they must be knackered!
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 68mins Boks win penalty off scrum & Steyn sets up L/O inside ABs' 10m but nicked by All Blacks
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 69mins Luatua, Kerr-Barlow on & Faumuina returns for Messam, Retallick & Aaron Smith
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 70mins Patrick Lambie & Ruan Pienaar for Kirchner & du Preez
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 72mins Boks free kick but outside own 22...a chip forward gives them space...
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 74mins Bok L/O on own 10m but stolen again...ABs L/O on opposite side of pitch...
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 75mins le Roux from nowhere charges length of pitch to go over in corner with Barrett on heels...
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 75mins Has to go to TMO for foot possibly in touch while ref Owens gets attention on leg!
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 77mins Was in touch; ABs defensive L/O. Boks fighting to score another...
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 78mins Boks close but not quite; Lambie does well but stolen by an AB...
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks 79mins Somehow the ABs don't look like they're dying & just keep at it...McCaw getting v close
Springboks 27-38 All Blacks FT It's all too late for the Boks...just. The siren goes & the ABs bag the Rugby Championship

South Africa15 Zane Kirchner 14 Willie le Roux 13 JJ Engelbrecht 12 JEAN DE VILLIERS (C) 11 Bryan Habana 10 Morné Steyn 9 Fourie du Preez 8 Duane Vermeulen 7 Willem Alberts  6 Francois Louw 5 Juandré Kruger 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Jannie du Plessis 2 Bismarck du Plessis 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Adriaan Strauss 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 Franco van der Merwe* 20 Siya Kolisi  21 Ruan Pienaar 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein

SCORERS T: Habana (2), le Roux, de Villiers C: Steyn (2) P: Steyn

nz15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma’a Nonu 11 Julian Savea 10 Aaron Cruden 9 Aaron Smith 1 Tony Woodcock 2 Andrew Hore 3 Charlie Faumuina 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Liam Messam 7 RICHIE MCCAW (C) 8 Kieran Read BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ben Franks 19 Steven Luatua 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Charles Piutau

SCORERS T: Ben Smith, Messam (2), Barrett, Read C: Cruden (3), Barrett (2) P: Barrett Yellow Card Messam, Ben Franks

Referee: Nigel Owens Asst Referees: John Lacey, Greg Garner TMO: Graham Hughes




Argentina ARGENTINA 17 - 54 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario - Saturday 5th October 2013
KO: 19:40 ART HT: 10-25 Att: tba


Played: 20
Argentina won: 4
Australia won: 15
Drawn: 1




Pumas v Wallabies Well that was a slightly(!) emotional anthem rendition from Argentina as Wayne Barnes signals KO
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 1min Fab weather in Rosario for 1st L/O taken well by Pumas but can't keep hold of ball...
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 2mins L/O for visitors & Joe Tomane makes a good break off good pass from Quade Cooper...
Pumas 0-0 Wallabies 2mins Quick ball from Will Genia > good hands from Cooper . great break from Tomane > ...
Pumas 0-5 Wallabies 2mins ...excellent team work out wide & Izzy Folau finds the T/L! Impressive textbook try
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 3mins Christian Leali'ifano adds extras & just what Australia needed from KO
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 4mins Tomane makes another excellent break but this time Aussie plan not quite carried out...
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 6mins Tevita Kuridrani makes the next serious break but Aussies not able to capitalise on opportunity
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 8mins Aussies dreading scrum & lose first one with penalty Pumas for early engagement
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 9mins For all the excellent reports of Nigel Owens as NH ref, Aussie commentators laying into Barnes!
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 11mins Aussies hæmorrhaging penalties at the scrum & Barnes warns captain...
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 13mins Wallabies appear not to know how to scrum despite weeks of new call; pinged again for early
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 14mins Pumas penalty & opt for scrum again just 5m from Aussie T/L; goes down & prop James Slipper pinged
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 15mins Visitors forced to bring on Benn Robinson in front row for Scott Fardy
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 15mins Final scrum of this phase & Pumas lose it - Wallabies clear them way way back...
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 17mins Wallabies now heaping on the pressure in Pumas' 22, wave on wave til Pumas regain possession
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 19mins Plenty of faffing going on before this next Pumas defensive scrum in own 22...
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 19mins Touch is not far outside Pumas' 22 & Wallabies win their L/O & have advantage in midfield
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 21mins Superb work from Pumas as run it into Aussie territory but Farías Cabello pinged for offside
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 22mins Good scrum from Pumas but ball flies loose & G&G hands collect & dodge another bullet
Pumas 0-7 Wallabies 24mins Not unexpectedly Genia is just everywhere - Wallabies appear to be playing with no fear...
Pumas 0-10 Wallabies 24mins Pumas pinged for hands in ruck & Leali'ifano pumps thru penalty from in front of posts at 10m line
Pumas 0-10 Wallabies 26mins Pumas suffering from numerous loose passes; this time have advantage & charge on...
Pumas 0-10 Wallabies 26mins Slipper returns to fold; James Horwill pinged for offside & it's penalty Pumas...
Pumas 3-10 Wallabies 26mins Nicolás Sánchez tees up & opens Pumas' a/c
Pumas 3-10 Wallabies 28mins Pumas look v dangerous tho in own territory but Juan Imhoff can't catch wild pass...
Pumas 3-10 Wallabies 29mins Fardy makes a break for the corner but shut down by Pablo Matera; Barnes calls for TMO check
Pumas 3-13 Wallabies 30mins Matera binned for no arms tackle (not convinced myself) & it's penalty G&G which Leali'ifano kicks
Pumas 3-13 Wallabies 33mins Wallabies charge thru like bullets from Kuridrani > Folau > dummy > Genia > Ashley-Cooper > T/L
Pumas 3-18 Wallabies 33mins Barnes goes back 2 phases to check k/o from Tomane at bomb; there was but Barnes doesn't agree
Pumas 3-23 Wallabies 34mins Leali'ifano can't make conversion but Folau decides on a brace before HT as he dances over T/L
Pumas 3-25 Wallabies 35mins Rob Simmons created Folau's try opportunity & Leali'ifano converts it
Pumas 8-25 Wallabies 37mins But not all to plan for Izzy as Marcelo Bosch outsteps him to score for homeside beautifully
Pumas 10-25 Wallabies 37mins Sánchez adds extras & suddenly it doesn't look so tragic for Pumas
Pumas 10-25 Wallabies 39mins Wallabies pinged & opportunity for Pumas for 3 point but they want blood...
Pumas 10-25 Wallabies 40mins But ball lost by Sánchez & Aussies can breathe sigh of relief that attack's over at HT

Pumas 10-25 Wallabies HT T: Bosch C: Sánchez P: Sánchez YC Matera | T: Folau (2), Ashley-Cooper C: Leali'ifano (2) P: Leali'ifano (2) YC Slipper

Pumas 10-25 Wallabies HT Jeez this is just as insane & breathless as the earlier RSAvNZL match!
Pumas 10-30 Wallabies 41mins Aussies waste no time in attack & a certain Izzy Folau makes it a hat trick pretty early on!
Pumas 10-32 Wallabies 42mins Matt Toomua has replaced Leali'ifano so Cooper takes over kicking & converts
Pumas 10-32 Wallabies 44mins Both sides are back up to full complement; Pumas make light work of pressurising Aussie 22...
Pumas 10-32 Wallabies 45mins But for all good hands, Felipe Contepomi steps back inside not out wide & is shut down
Pumas 10-32 Wallabies 47mins Wallabies scrum on own 22 & has desired effect moving ball over H/W but Pumas slow it down
Pumas 10-32 Wallabies 47mins Time out as Cooper's face finds the ground & Juan Manuel Leguizamón down too
Pumas 10-32 Wallabies 48mins Saia Fainga’a on for Stephen Moore at hook while Pumas attack Aussie T/L...
Pumas 10-32 Wallabies 48mins 2nd generation Puma Martín Landajo misses at 1st attempt but pick & go & lands it under post
Pumas 15-32 Wallabies 48mins Barnes checks with TMO as post obstructs his view & it's good
Pumas 17-32 Wallabies 49mins Sánchez converts & Pumas attack furiously again...
Pumas 17-32 Wallabies 49mins All Wallabies charging one way but Rob Simmons turns & takes out Contepomi with no arms!
Pumas 17-32 Wallabies 50mins Simmons binned for 10 & Pumas heap on the pressure back near Aussie 22...
Pumas 17-32 Wallabies 52mins Visitors ride the wave & have L/O moving Pumas away from danger zone...
Pumas 17-32 Wallabies 53mins Hooper break but then straight down; Pumas defensive scrum on own 22
Pumas 17-32 Wallabies 54mins Penalty to Aussies & Quade Cooper tees up to ridiculous jeering & wolf-whistles *itsjustnotcricket*
Pumas 17-35 Wallabies 55mins Being a man down not bothering Wallabies as Cooper adds 3pts...
Pumas 17-35 Wallabies 57mins Pumas lose momentum after Horwill in from offside when Puma does the same...
Pumas 17-35 Wallabies 57mins Farías Cabello pinged for illegal entry but words for Landajo for stamping on Fainga’a's hand
Pumas 17-35 Wallabies 59mins Bad Tomane kick & Pumas attack furiously but Hernández chip intercepted by Folau & into touch
Pumas 17-35 Wallabies 60mins Results in scrum on Aussie 22 & Pumas work it well as changes made by McKenzie...
Pumas 17-35 Wallabies 61mins Benn Robinson & Sitaleki Timani on for Horwill & Slipper. Pumas isolated & Aussies take it
Pumas 17-40 Wallabies 63mins Pumas defence slips & Tomane runs thru all of them from midfield all the way to T/L!
Pumas 17-40 Wallabies 65mins That was an impressive try but Cooper has a difficult kick from out wide & misses
Pumas 17-40 Wallabies 65mins 15mins to go & the legendary highest capped Puma captain Felipe Contepomi takes his final bow
Pumas 17-40 Wallabies 66min Rapturous applause & ovation for 36yr old Contepomi while Bernard Foley makes debut for Cooper
Pumas 17-40 Wallabies 66m Agustín Creevy, Santiago Fernández & Lucas González Amorosino on for Imhoff, Contepomi & Guiñazú
Pumas 17-40 Wallabies 68mins Ben McCalman on for Fardy but at 8 & Mowen switches to blind side flank
Pumas 17-40 Wallabies 72mins Pumas scrum but pinged for wonky feed & Aussies outside Pumas' 22...scrum...
Pumas 17-40 Wallabies 73mins Landajo & Marcos Ayerza replaced by 5th Pumas son arriving off bench in Nahuel Lobo & Tomás Cubelli
Pumas 17-45 Wallabies 73mins Excellent scrum & Benn Robinson scores on the posts for Wallabies
Pumas 17-47 Wallabies 74mins Debutant Foley scores his first test points with the conversion
Pumas 17-47 Wallabies 77mins Pumas attack T/L with such ferocity but end it with a mess & Tomane takes & offloads...
Pumas 17-52 Wallabies 78mins Tomane offloads to Foley & he runs for his life the length of the field to score a try on debut!
Pumas 17-54 Wallabies 79mins Dream come true for Foley as he converts own try in 79th min & Wallabies highest TRC score!
Pumas 17-54 Wallabies 80mins Well it's all over & Pumas have the Wooden Spoon, Aussies have record TRC/Tri Nations win

Argentina15 Juan Martín Hernández 14 Horacio Agulla 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 Felipe Contepomi 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Martín Landajo 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 Eusebio Guiñazú 3 Juan Pablo Orlandi 4 Julio Farías Cabello 5 Patricio Albacete 6 JUAN MARTÍN FERNÁNDEZ LOBBE (C) 7 Pablo Matera 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón BENCH: 16 Agustín Creevy 17 Nahuel Lobo 18 Matías Díaz 19 Manuel Carizza 20 Benjamín Macome 21 Tomás Cubelli 22 Santiago Fernández 23 Lucas González Amorosino

SCORERS  T: Bosch, Landajo C: Sánchez (2) P: Sánchez Yellow Card Matera

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Christian Leali’ifano 11 Joe Tomane 10 Quade Cooper 9 Will Genia 1 James Slipper 2 Stephen Moore 3 Ben Alexander 4 Rob Simmons 5 JAMES HORWILL (C) 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper 8 Ben Mowen BENCH: 16 Saia Fainga’a 17 Benn Robinson 18 Sekope Kepu 19 Sitaleki Timani 20 Ben McCalman 21 Nic White 22 Matt Toomua 23 Bernard Foley*

SCORERS T: Folau (3), Ashley-Cooper, Tomane, Robinson, Foley C: Leali'ifano (2), Cooper, Foley (2) P: Leali'ifano (2), Cooper Yellow Card Slipper, Simmons

Referee: Wayne Barnes Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper Leighton Hodges TMO: Ben Skeen




Week 5

South Africa v Australia Argentina v New Zealand

saSOUTH AFRICA 28 - 8 AUSTRALIAaustralia

Newlands, Cape Town - Saturday 28 September 2013
KO: 17:00 HT: 23-3 Att: tba

South Africa

Played: 78
South Africa won: 44
Australia won: 33
Drawn: 1




Springboks 0-0 Wallabies 0mins And we have kick off at Newlands with 1st scrum to Wallabies
Springboks 0-0 Wallabies 2mins An Australian hand goes awry & Boks have the- go for L/O deep in Wallabies' 22
Springboks 0-0 Wallabies 3mins Could have been an easy 3 points but it's a 2nd L/O back up nearer H/W
Springboks 0-0 Wallabies 5mins Boks plan not working early on & Aussies up to Bok 22 with Duane Vermeulen offside...
Springboks 0-3 Wallabies 6mins Christian Leali'ifano tees up & opens the a/c for the visitors
Springboks 3-3 Wallabies 8mins But as quickly as they win pts, Aussies giftfor Morné Steyn to equalise & cross 600pts
Springboks 3-3 Wallabies 10mins Mid-field play with Boks in possession; Steyn wallops ball for L/O in Aussie 22
Springboks 3-3 Wallabies 11mins Aussies wrestle ball back & aerial football ensues; Boks back in possession on Aussie 22
Springboks 3-3 Wallabies 12minsto Boks for Ben Mowen not rolling away & de Villiers opts for corner again...
Springboks 8-3 Wallabies 13mins Great set piece work & Adriaan Strauss finds the space just this side of posts to score
Springboks 10-3 Wallabies 13mins Steyn makes light work of the conversion & Boks doing good so far...
Springboks 15-3 Wallabies 14mins from just outside own 22 de Villiers begins brilliant passage of offloads out wide...
Springboks 17-3 Wallabies 15mins Zane Kirchener runs length to score magnificently & Steyn converts
Springboks 17-3 Wallabies 17mins Australia not looking to clever & anothergifted by Leali'ifano goes to Boks...
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 18mins Steyn tees up from almost H/W just wide of centre & takes score to 20 for homeside
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 20mins Boks adv & Ben Mowen gives another pen; Steyn sets up another L/O on Aussie 22
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 22mins Finally Boks pinged at the scrum & Nic White clears to midfield
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 22mins But Michael Hooper obstructs (pen no. 6) giving Steyn another kick to clear Aussies away
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 24mins Boks rage back into Aussie territory & up to 22 but G&G foot clears...ball comes back
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 25mins Steyn kicks it back; Aussie L/O in mid field > Flip van der Merwe intercepts but offside
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 27mins Aussie scrum which results in fisticuffs near Bok 22; time out for ref conference
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 27mins Ref Jérôme Garces wants replay of dubious tackle on Willem Alberts by Hooper
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 27mins Hooper's tackle deemed dangerous & is sent off for a 10 minute cool down soBoks
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 29mins Boks forge path into Aussie 22 & Bryan Habana collects but shut down by 3 G&Gs
Springboks 20-3 Wallabies 30mins Passion evident as Adam Ashley-Cooper catches Habana in unfortunate tackle;Boks...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 31mins Steyn adds another& Boks follow up by bulldozing into Aussie 22 again!
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 33mins Aussie t/o but time out as Asst Ref Nigel Owens has word with Garces about Joe Tomane
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 33mins Ref has word with both Tomane & Bok hooker Strauss as tensions are resumes
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 35mins Aussie L/O just inside Boks territory; make some ground but lose it forward over 22
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 36mins Boks scrum inside own 10m & Steyn clears it right back to Aussie 22...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 37mins Ping pong ensues til Boks run it back over H/W but G&G's smart t/o at breakdown...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 38mins Aussies finally make some ground into Bok territory almost to 22 but fwd pass...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 39mins Garces blows for TMO replay of possible dangerous play from van der Merwe...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 39mins Hooper has returned while van der Merwe leads tackle with elbow & earns a YC...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 40mins Aussies have favourable L/O as siren goes but Bok t/o & it's HT

Springboks 23-3 Wallabies HT T: Strauss, Kirchner C: Steyn (2) P: Steyn (3) YC van der Merwe | P: Leali'ifano YC Hooper

Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 41mins So Boks return a man down with van der Merwe in the bin...& Will Genia on for Nic White
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 43mins Early injury check timeout; Aussie scrum outside own 22 but rubbish early engage from G&G
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 44mins Quick getaway by Boks but ball slips fwd; Another Aussie scrum...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 45mins G&G& set up L/O over H/W...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 46mins But Genia gets it wrong & Boks have scrum outside own 10m...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 47mins Ball cleared to Steyn who clears Aussies back...but not for long as come straight back
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 48mins Aussies make it 7 phases as Habana intercepts & breaks but whistle has gone
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 49mins Aussies have scrum in Bok 22 but ball heads to G&G 22 fast & all momentum lost...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 50mins van der Merwe's back & make some yards before Genia t/o & kicked to Bok 22...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 52mins Bismarck du Plessis on for Strauss & Benn Robinson for James Slipper
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 55mins Habana steals ball from G&G as ref says advantage over so breaks but whistle goes again
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 56mins de Villiers argues Ref called adv over b4 Habana went but Garces claims did so too early
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 59mins Steenkamp, Serfontein, Juandré Kruger & Siya Kolisi for Beast, Engelbrecht, van der Merwe, Alberts Rugby
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 59mins Kepu, McCalman, Feauai-Sautia for Alexander, Tomane, Fardy
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 63mins Boks have had little possession this half but Aussies have not turned their adv into pts
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 65mins G&G into Boks' 22 & tho Moore k/o, ref doesn't see it & Vermeulen pinged for infringing
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 66mins Vermeulen shown yellow for professional foul while Coenie Oosthuizen on for Jannie du Plessis
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 68mins Saia Fainga'a & Sitaleki Timani on for Simmons & Moore while Boks slow play...
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 69mins Eventually Boks escape from own 22 & Serfontein vehemently shut down at G&G 22
Springboks 23-3 Wallabies 70mins But Boks L/O 5m from G&G T/L as the game is put far out of the reach of the visitors...
Springboks 28-3 Wallabies 71mins Again great teamwork & Willie le Roux dives over in a v tight corner for the score
Springboks 28-3 Wallabies 72mins TMO confirms the try but Steyn just misses conversion from v acute angle
Springboks 28-3 Wallabies 73mins Another massive Bok surge into Aussie 22 as they attempt to secure a bonus pt try...
Springboks 28-3 Wallabies 74mins Timeout for Owens' flag who's seen foul play by Timani leading with elbow...
Springboks 28-3 Wallabies 74mins All square at 14 as Timani binned & Boks have 5m L/O...
Springboks 28-3 Wallabies 75mins Pat Lambie on for Kirchner as Boks still in G&G 22 & Vermeulen preps to return
Springboks 28-3 Wallabies 76mins Massive determination from Boks but t/o ball & G&G run ball out of danger zone...
Springboks 28-3 Wallabies 77mins Deference to TMO to check Feauai-Sautia's debut has resulted in a try...
Springboks 28-8 Wallabies 78mins Feauai-Sautia is clearly on side & G&G have a consolation try...but no conversion
Springboks 28-8 Wallabies 79mins Boks reply by charging back into Aussie 22...but bundled into touch as the siren goes...
Springboks 28-8 Wallabies 80mins And it's all over; BP evades SA but good win; better 2nd half for Wallabies

South Africa15 Zane Kirchner 14 Willie le Roux 13 JJ Engelbrecht 12 JEAN DE VILLIERS (C) 11 Bryan Habana 10 Morné Steyn 9 Fourie du Preez 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Adriaan Strauss 3 Jannie du Plessis 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Flip van der Merwe 6 Francois Louw 7 Willem Alberts 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Bismarck du Plessis 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 Juandré Kruger 20 Siya Kolisi 21 Ruan Pienaar 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein

SCORERS T: Strauss, Kirchner, le Roux C: Steyn (2) P: Steyn (3) Yellow Card van der Merwe, Vermeulen

australia15 Israel Folau 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper 13 Tevita Kuridrani 12 Christian Leali’ifano 11 Joe Tomane 10 Quade Cooper 9 Nic White 1 James Slipper 2 Stephen Moore3 Ben Alexander 4 Rob Simmons 5 JAMES HORWILL (C) 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper 8 Ben Mowen BENCH: 16 Saia Fainga'a 17 Benn Robinson 18 Sekope Kepu 19 Sitaleki Timani 20 Ben McCalman 21 Will Genia 22 Matt Toomua 23 Chris Feauai-Sautia*

SCORERS T: Feauai-Sautia P: Leali'ifano Yellow Card Hooper, Timani

Referee: Jerome Garces Asst Referees: Nigel Owens, Pascal Gauzere TMO: Graham Hughes




ArgentinaARGENTINA 15 - 33 NEW ZEALANDnz

Estadio Ciudad de La Plata - Saturday 28 September 2013
KO: 19:40 HT: 9-11 Att: tba


Played: 22
Argentina won: 0
New Zealand won: 21
Drawn: 1

New Zealand



Pumas v All Blacks Well good evening peeps! Last match of the day coming up live from La Plata...
Pumas v All Blacks Anthems done...haka to come first tho...
Pumas v All Blacks Men in black perform Ka Mate to silence while Jaco Peyper readies himself to blow the whistle for KO
Pumas v All Blacks Pumas fans in fine voice round a packed stadium
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 0mins ABs make a fine start but defence is by no means shoddy & it's quickly penalty Pumas
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 1min Marcelo Bosch decides a kick at uprights is way to go from 57m! But it goes wide...
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 3mins Pumas have possession but ball goes ABs' way & they clear Pumas back for L/O outside 22
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 4mins Martin Landajo attempts a drop goal off back of L/O but it doesn't quite find its target
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 5mins Juan Imhoff makes a tidy break but Ma'a Nonu clips his ankle to force knock on...
Pumas 0-0 All Blacks 6mins Pumas playing expansive rugby & slowly but surely crawling forward well into ABs' 22...
Pumas 3-0 All Blacks 7mins ABs pinged for high tackle & Nicolás Sanchez knocks over the 1st points of the game...
Pumas 3-0 All Blacks 8mins Not such a clever Pumas kick gives ABs L/O just inside Pumas' 10m; well played but find touch
Pumas 3-0 All Blacks 10mins Pumas L/O & they work way over H/W before forced back with ABs t/o
Pumas 3-0 All Blacks 11mins ABs have chance to equalise now to wolf whistling & jeering as Aaron Cruden tees up
Pumas 3-3 All Blacks 12mins Poor form from fans but Cruden blocks it out to make it 3-all
Pumas 3-3 All Blacks 14mins Eusebio Guiñazú throws into L/O working well for Pumas & ABs pinged again...Sanchez tees up
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 15mins Positive start for Pumas as they pile on pressure & double their score
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 16mins Scrum penalty to Pumas for ABs folding & L/O on ABs 10m...
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 16mins But L/o now for ABs & prep for scrum as waterboy Richie McCaw comes on the field
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 18mins Pumas scrum too strong for ABs & they have penalty; 4x4 remote car carrying tee is v cool!
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 18mins Sanchez misses this time but Pumas still ahead by 3 for now...
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 20mins ABs lose possession as pined for offside so Pumas have on ABs 10m
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 21mins ABs snaffle ball as Julian Savea runs length of pitch to score in corner but whistle's gone
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 21mins Ref Peyper defers to TMO & replay for possible knock on but Kieran Read was way offside before...
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 21mins This replay business takes far too long but does show Landajo with hands on ball so Read not offside
Pumas 6-3 All Blacks 22mins Try rightly awarded but ridiculous behaviour from a fan with laser penalty trained on ball!
Pumas 6-8 All Blacks 24mins Cruden allowed to take kick again for conversion but laser hasn't stopped; he misses from out wide
Pumas 6-8 All Blacks 26mins Restart puts ABs immediately deep in Pumas' 22 & homeside pinged for offside Rugby
Pumas 6-11 All Blacks 27min Cruden has far easier kick inside 22 & begins to widen gap which threatens to turn into a chasm
Pumas 6-11 All Blacks 28mins Unimpressive leap by Savea leading with knees straight into Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe's ribs
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 30mins But Fernández Lobbe is made of tougher stuff; penalty Pumas & Sanchez adds 3 more
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 32mins Pumas have defensive L/O on own 22 but struggle to make ground; chip ahead gives it to ABs
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 34mins Pumas knock on & it's an ABs ball back on H/W; scrum setting taking far too long...
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 35mins ABs scrum works well this time & it's a short L/O for visitors on Pumas 22
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 37mins Messy scrum & ABs struggle to clear; Pumas nick the ball & switch over H/W but knock on
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 38mins Injury timeout for prop Marcos Ayerza before scrum belongs to ABs again just outside own 10m
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 39mins Pumas engage too early & Read runs it back over H/W...scrum ABs outside Pumas 22
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 40mins Sirens gone but ABs determined to find some points before they rest...
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 40mins But it's not to be & Ref sends both teams off for the break...

Pumas 9-11 All Blacks HT P: Sanchez (3) | T: Savea P: Cruden (2)

Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 40mins Charlie Faumuina replaces Owen Franks in front row - only change at HT
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 41mins Scrum ABs has to be reset twice...need some pace to stay awake!
Pumas 9-11 All Blacks 43mins Faumuina pinged & it's penalty Pumas as Bosch tees up from H/W in front of posts...
Pumas 12-11 All Blacks 43mins Bosch is spot on as Pumas sneak ahead again
Pumas 12-11 All Blacks 44mins But likely no for long as Pumas pinged at breakdown for Cruden to kick...
Pumas 12-14 All Blacks 45mins It's perfect & Pumas lead shortlived...
Pumas 12-14 All Blacks 47mins ABs on back foot at restart til Pumas steal it back...
Pumas 12-14 All Blacks 47mins But fisticuffs break out & ref struggles to calm it before penalty ABs
Pumas 12-14 All Blacks 49mins ABs find their momentum as they steadily forge way deep into Pumas' 22
Pumas 12-19 All Blacks 51mins Forced to play wider ABs attack hard & pays off with a try for Sam Cane
Pumas 12-19 All Blacks 52mins ...but Cruden can't find the uprights for the conversion
Pumas 12-19 All Blacks 54mins Pumas find themselves in ABs 22 until ABs defence puts pressure & pinged for obstruction
Pumas 12- 26 All Blacks 54mins Typical ABs maintain expectations as Ben Smith sneaks over T/L at pace & Cruden converts
Pumas 12- 26 All Blacks 56mins ABs have picked up the pace in this half & in possession again in Pumas 22...
Pumas 12- 26 All Blacks 60mins The subs begin to appear including the talismanic Felipe Contepomi & Pumas have scrum...
Pumas 12- 26 All Blacks 62mins Pumas clear to set up L/O on ABs' 22 & drive into danger zone for ABs
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 63mins Tony Woodcock gifts penalty by taking out Horacio Agulla off the ball punished by Sanchez
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 65mins Savea hopes to score skidding over T/L hoping momentum in his favour but knock on
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 67mins Huge defensive scrum for Pumas; clear & next scrum outside 22 is theirs too...
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 68mins Pumas scrum not so strong with all the personal changes in the team...
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 70mins ABs playing the slow & steady game but simultaneously searching for that 4th try...
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 72mins Pumas L/O just inside H/W on ABs side but is cleverly hooked & ABs are off again...
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 74mins ABs gift possession back to Pumas but only shortly as its stolen back in midfield
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 75mins Savea breaks into Pumas' 22 but has to offload; good hands til Israel Dagg knock on
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 76mins Pumas defensive scrum on 22 but struggle to move in any direction...
Pumas 15- 26 All Blacks 77mins ABs win the possession they so want & set up L/O in Pumas 22 to attempt that BP try...
Pumas 15- 31 All Blacks 79mins Absolute focus required if they are to pull this off & it's Ben Smith fittingly who scores
Pumas 15- 33 All Blacks 80mins The siren blows & the ABs walk away with a converted try (by Barrett) & the bonus point

Argentina15 Juan Martín Hernandez 14 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 Santiago Fernández 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolás Sanchez 9 Martin Landajo 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 Eusebio Guiñazú 3 Juan Figallo 4 Julio Farias Cabello 5 Patricio Albacete 6 JUAN MARTÍN FERNÁNDEZ LOBBE (C) 7 Pablo Matera 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon BENCH: 16 Agustin Creevy 17 Nahuel Lobo 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi 19 Mariano Galarza 20 Benjamín Macome 21 Tomas Cubelli 22 Felipe Contepomi 23 Horacio Agulla

SCORERS P: Sanchez (4), Bosch

nz15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma'a Nonu 11 Julian Savea 10 Aaron Cruden 9 Aaron Smith 1 Tony Woodcock 2 Andrew Hore 3 Owen Franks 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Sam Whitelock 6 Liam Messam 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Kevin Mealamu 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Jeremy Thrush 20 Steven Luatua 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Charlie Piutau

SCORERS T: Savea, Cane, Ben Smith (2) C: Cruden, Barrett P: Cruden (3)

Referee: Jaco Peyper Asst Referees: Wayne Barnes, Leighton Hodges TMO: Deon van Blommestein




Week 4

New Zealand v South Africa Australia v Argentina


Eden Park, Auckland - Saturday 14 September 2013
KO: 19:35 HT: 17-10 Att: 47,362

New Zealand

Played: 86
New Zealand won: 49
South Africa won: 34
Drawn: 3

South Africa



All Blacks 0-0 Springboks After anthems & kapa o pango haka, we have kick at Eden Park...
All Blacks 0-0 Springboks 2mins 1st L/O goes to Boks who make it short but doesn't go to plan...
All Blacks 0-0 Springboks 3mins ABs steal possession & a monster kick from Ma'a Nonu forces Willie le Roux into touch
All Blacks 0-0 Springboks 3mins Excellent works from ABs & captain Kieran Read carries it over T/L...ref Poite > TMO
All Blacks 5-0 Springboks 3mins Poite has asked any reason not to award the try; TMO George Ayoub says no reason why not
All Blacks 7-0 Springboks 5mins Dan Carter pulls round the 1st conversion from the touchline
All Blacks 7-0 Springboks 6mins From restart Kiwis don't make headway out of own territory so Carter kicks it away
All Blacks 7-0 Springboks 7mins ABs 5m defensive L/O & desperate to do it quickly so Boks can't settle...not happening...
All Blacks 7-0 Springboks 8mins L/O good for ABs & clear setting up Bok L/O; pen Boks for taking out man in air
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 9mins Despicable booing from ABs fans in stands as Morné Steyn tees up & gets Boks on the board
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 11mins Bok defensive L/O from restart is good & Steyn clears awkward angle for ABs L/O...
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 12mins ABs infringe at B/D & Boks have 1st scrum of match which appears to go without a glitch
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 13mins Boks move over H/W > Ben Smith brings it back but pen Boks...
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 14mins Bismarck du Plessis steals possession & Steyn tees up from just over H/W to more jeering
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 15mins Steyn unusually misses badly & it's still 7-3
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 16mins Humongous tackle by Bismarck on Carter driving shoulder into ground; time out to check...
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 16mins Nothing wrong with Bismarck's tackle but ABs get feisty & TMO says no problem...but...
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 16mins ...Poite is delusional & Bismarck is yellow carded in a most ridiculous fashion. FFS!
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 17mins Well if that's not setting a bad tone for reffing I don't know what is! Wrong decision
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 18mins Bok L/O on H/W & Ruan Pienaar decides to play hooker himself & throws in wonky...
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 19mins Beauden Barrett has replaced Carter on sideline & Adriaan Strauss on for Willem Alberts
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 20mins Not unexpectedly hugely physical game as anther time out for injuries...but all seem OK
All Blacks 7-3 Springboks 21mins A quick recovery & ABs lay into Boks with vengeance; selfish play from Barrett as breaks..
All Blacks 12-3 Springboks 22mins Barrett wriggles thru defence > Conrad Smith > Brodie Retallick scores 1st try for ABs
All Blacks 14-3 Springboks 23mins Barrett converts what he started & ABs taking advantage of being a man up
All Blacks 14-3 Springboks 24mins Is it just me or does this match feel REALLY slow?!
All Blacks 14-3 Springboks 26mins ABs defensive L/O on own 22; the Beast accused of pushing early & free kick to ABs
All Blacks 14-3 Springboks 27mins Pienaar runs to charge down Barrett's kick completely legally after Barrett moved fwd...
All Blacks 14-3 Springboks 27mins But another rule Poite appears not to know & pings him for it!
All Blacks 14-3 Springboks 29mins A little ping pong & Sam Cane taken off for blood as there's yet ANOTHER time out
All Blacks 14-8 Springboks 30mins Bok L/O & it's returned Bismarck who drives it over for a try
All Blacks 14-10 Springboks 32mins Excellent work from Bok forwards & Steyn adds the conversion
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 34min But immediately good work unravelled somewhat handing over pen which Barrett's kicks over
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 35mins Boks reply by charging directly deep into ABs 22 & waves of recycling as move closer...
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 36mins But momentum lost as great work from Nonu allows Barrett to t/o ball at B/D
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 37mins From deep in ABs 22 Boks find themselves 80m away in own & Zane Kirchner forced to clear
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 38mins Crowd get lairy after Aaron Smith knocks on ball before Jean de Villiers holds him back
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 40mins From scrum, siren goes as ABs try to gain some ground but Israel Dagg trips into touch

All Blacks 17-10 Springboks HT T: Read, Retallick C: Carter, Barrett P: Barrett | T: Bismarck du Plessis C: Steyn P: Steyn YC Bismarck du Plessis

All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 40mins Juandré Kruger on for Flip van der Merwe at the restart...
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 41mins Preposterous work from Poite as he YC's Bismarck again for defending against a tackle...
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 42mins 1st card was unbelievable - 2nd was pretty dubious & Boks down to 14 for rest of match
All Blacks 17-10 Springboks 43mins So Romain Poite wrecks this TRC game for everyone & hands win to ABs after 41mins.
All Blacks 22-10 Springboks 45mins ABs not just deep in Boks 22 but under posts...Read pulls it over for 2nd try
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 46mins Simple conversion for Barrett
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 48mins Bok defensive L/O inside own 22 & Steyn manages to clear but ABs head straight back...
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 49mins Disheartened Boks missing tackles & pinged for not releasing in own 22
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 51mins ABs continue to infringe unnoticed by ref; Bok L/O on own 10m; Boks lose possession
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 51mins Keven Mealamu on for Coles during yet another time out...
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 52mins ABs scrum works well on H/W but Kirchner puts spanner in works & Boks L/O on own 22
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 52mins But Pienaar can't catch high ball giving ABS another scrum outside Bok 22..4
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 55min Good work from de Villiers ripping ball from Nonu's hand for it to fly fwd deep in own 22
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 56mins Gurthrö Steenkamp & Coenie Oosthuizen on in front row for Jannie du Plessis & The Beast
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 58mins Good work from Boks from scrum in own 22 have L/O inside ABs 10m...esp. Eben Etzebeth
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 60mins Looks like Poite doesn't get new scrum laws either - he's wasted SO much time on them
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 61mins And then the eejat uses old scrum call so forced to reset again. FFS Poite!
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 62mins Finally rugby resumes & ABs v slowly crawling fwd into Bok territory facing good defence
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 63mins Steven Luatua on for Liam Messam while ABs pick up some momentum...
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 63mins More excellent work from Retallick & Read goes over in corner for ABs but loses control
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 63mins TMO confirms what we all saw already (except Poite of course) so it's definitely no try
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 64mins ABs scrum but Bok foot clears ABs back to 10m line; Duane Vermeulen falls from L/O lift
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 65mins Vermeulen is hard! Charlie Faumuina on for Owen Franks...
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 66mins Boks clear ABs out of own territory again but not for long as straight back into Bok 22
All Blacks 24-10 Springboks 67mins Ball repeatedly recycled & such pressure & Sam Cane over but Poite saunters round > TMO
All Blacks 29-10 Springboks 68mins It's a clear try no. 4 for ABs but Barrett can't convert this time...
All Blacks 29-10 Springboks 70mins Benches emptied as Boks almost up to ABs 22; Nonu rips ball off Boks but Luatua offside
All Blacks 29-10 Springboks 70mins 5m L/O for Boks while Sam Cane forced off for a lot of blood...
All Blacks 29-10 Springboks 71mins Pen Boks & go for tap & go; Julian Savea down as Boks win another pen deep in ABs 22
All Blacks 29-10 Springboks 73mins All that hard work & suddenly ball's back over H/W; Kirchner runs it back to H/W
All Blacks 29-10 Springboks 73mins Vermeulen takes it into 22; late charge from Nonu on de Villiers & it's a 5th YC for him
All Blacks 29-10 Springboks 74mins Pen Boks & go for 5m L/O; ball goes width of pitch before TMO has to intervene again...
All Blacks 29-15 Springboks 75mins ABs take Lambie down in air but he still lands & puts ball over T/L > TMO concurs
All Blacks 29-15 Springboks 76mins There's no conversion as there's no one left on benches. Boks have bonus pt chance...
All Blacks 29-15 Springboks 77mins Boks have possession & try to make it but ball stolen by Kerr-Barlow in Bok half...
All Blacks 29-15 Springboks 78mins Boks wrestle it back & Steyn sets up L/O in ABs 22...
All Blacks 29-15 Springboks 79mins Boks forced in to touch by Piutau; ABs L/O but Boks have 1 man adv (Read YC too)
All Blacks 29-15 Springboks 80mins Boks run it almost to T/L but a knock on & a black foot kicks it into touch

nz15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma’a Nonu 11 Julian Savea 10 Daniel Carter 9 Aaron Smith 1 Tony Woodcock 2 Dane Coles 3 Owen Franks 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Sam Whitelock 6 Liam Messam 7 Sam Cane 8 KIERAN READ (C) BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Steven Luatua 20 Matt Todd 21 Tawera Kerr Barlow 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Charles Piutau

SCORERS T: Read (2), Retallick, Cane C: Carter, Barrett (2) P: Barrett Yellow Card Read, Nonu

South Africa15 Zane Kirchner 14 Willie le Roux 13 JJ Engelbrecht 12 JEAN DE VILLIERS (C) 11 Bryan Habana 10 Morné Steyn 9 Ruan Pienaar 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Bismarck du Plessis  3 Jannie du Plessis 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Flip van der Merwe 6 Francois Louw 7 Willem Alberts 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Adriaan Strauss 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 Juandré Kruger 20 Siya Kolisi 21 Jano Vermaak 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein

SCORERS T: Bismarck du Plessis, Lambie C: Steyn P: Steyn Yellow Card Bismarck du Plessis Red Card Bismarck du Plessis

Referee: Romain Poite Asst Referees: Jerome Garces, Francisco Pastrana TMO: George Ayoub




australia AUSTRALIA 14 - 13 ARGENTINA Argentina

Subiaco Oval, Perth - Saturday 14 September 2013
KO: 20:05 HT: 14-3 Att: 18,214


Played: 20
Australia won: 15
Argentina won: 4
Drawn: 1




Wallabies v Pumas Anthem time in Perth for last match of Week 4 of The Rugby Championship
Wallabies v Pumas Looks like it's a little damp in Perth. This should be excellent with Pumas looking for 1st TRC win
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 0min Nigel Owens at the helm today for KO - thankfully an excellent northern hemisphere ref...
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 1min Aussies start by heading directly into Pumas' 22 but pen adv against Rob Simmons off side
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 2mins 1st scrum inside Pumas 10m is Green & Gold after pressure forces the error from Pumas
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 3mins Good pressure from Pumas as they push immensely & take the ball; Pumas L/O...
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 4mins Pumas ball & they shift into Aussie territory; Owens blows for halt as James Slipper injured
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 5mins Possibly just a stinger so game resumes & Pumas scrum outside Aussie 22...
Wallabies 0-0 Pumas 7mins Pumas head into 22; Nick Cummins collects & tries to get away in own 22 but pinged > pen Pumas
Wallabies 0-3 Pumas 7mins A v simple kick gives Nicolás Sánchez first 3-pointer of the game
Wallabies 0-3 Pumas 9mins Blissful to watch a match we know will flow with good reffing; no stifling BS going on here!
Wallabies 0-3 Pumas 9mins Aussies make it into Puma territory but it's turned over again...
Wallabies 0-3 Pumas 10mins Aussies win it back & get over H/W again & pen gifted by Pumas; Christian Leali’ifano tees up..
Wallabies 033 Pumas 11mins Leali’ifano pulls it round & it's all square after 11 minutes
Wallabies 033 Pumas 13mins Aussie scrum on Puma 10m line; not great but not lost this time in scrum but is subsequently
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 14mins Juan Martín Hernández then loses it fwd so back for pen; Aussie scrum...
Wallabies 3-3 Pumas 15mins Pen to Aussies for Pumas collapsing scrum & Leali'ifano teeing up for the posts 40m out
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 17mins Perfection from young Leali'ifano & Aussies begin to edge ahead...
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 18mins Nic White kicks to touch & Aussies have L/O on Pumas' 22; bit of a driving maul...
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 19mins Horatio Agulla causes some strife & Pumas clear but it's run back to 22...
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 20mins Pick & go but Tomás Cubelli steals it & forces Aussies back
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 20mins White kicks to touch for Aussie L/O inside Pumas 22 is good & they slowly edge it fwd
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 22mins But despite good work, Simmons pinged for coming in from side this time & it's pen Pumas
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 24mins Pumas L/O good on own 10m; Aussie t/o but kick possession away again; Pumas run it back...
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 25mins Déjà vu as Aussies take it back; kick away & Pumas run it back again...
Wallabies 6-3 Pumas 26mins Aussies wrestle it back & huge driving maul into the 22; a bit flat to start with but then...
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 27mins Leali'ifano > White > quick hands > Izzy Folau > corner > try no. 1!
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 29mins Leali'ifano can't quite make the conversion but good work from Aussies despite Pumas defence
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 31mins In miserable conditions from restart, Stephen Moore fluffs the L/O on Pumas 10m
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 32mins Pumas trying desperately to get out of own half but t/o forced by Quade Cooper
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 33mins Aussie scrum just inside Pumas' half but pinged for not straight feed...
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 34mins Ping pong & Pumas L/O on Aussie 10m > rolling maul halted but recycle up to Aussie 22...
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 35mins Sánchez skids towards T/L but knocks on; Scott Fardy plays ball on ground but no ref sees it
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 36mins Aussies clear Pumas out & have L/O back on Pumas 10m
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 37mins Ball heads towards T/L & Agulla can't catch it while all & everything are drenched; ball>touch
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 39mins...tho some Aussies convinced there's a try! Anyway, scrum Aussies as siren sounds...
Wallabies 11-3 Pumas 40mins Aussies have pen for Cubelli loitering illegally; Leali'ifano tees up from in front of posts
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 40+1mins Leali'ifano adds 3 more as teams run in for break; tis really horridly wet out there!

Wallabies 14-3 Pumas HT T: Folau P: Leali'ifano (3) | P: Sánchez

Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 42mins Pumas begin with a pen & attacking L/O in Aussies' 22
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 44mins But no release at B/D & it's scrum Aussies...
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 46mins Good pressure from Pumas & they win pen again - just couple of metres from T/L > scrum Pumas
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 48mins Again it's pen Pumas & go for scrum again...PT has to be coming if Aussies keep this up...
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 49mins Another reset for Ben Alexander going early...Pumas win it but back 5m...
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 50mins Improved Wallabies defence gives homeside the pen from B/D; White clears to touch
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 51mins In the meantime, Scott Sio on for James Slipper and Sitaleki Timani for Kane Douglas
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 52mins Also Lucas González Amorosino & Eusebio Guiñazú on for Agulla & Agustín Creevy
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 53mins Massive drive from scrum gives Pumas another penalty in Aussie territory...
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 54mins Sánchez misses the kick at uprights from 42m which has to be held on tee for the strong wind
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 55min Aussie ball> go to clear but charged down & forced back over H/W; pen Pumas for Fardy off feet
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 57mins Pumas L/O is good; Michael Hooper almost intercepts but k/o & back for Pumas scrum on Aus 22
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 58mins Scrum good but no opportunity to drive; pick & go but Pumas not gained any territory yet...
Wallabies 14-3 Pumas 59mins Mariano Galarza on for Julio Farías Cabello; Sekope Kepu for Alexander
Wallabies 14-6 Pumas 60mins A k/o gives Wallabies the scrum but wonky put in penalised & Sánchez has easy 3pts
Wallabies 14-6 Pumas 63mins Pumas building up momentum now as deep into Aussie 22 again...
Wallabies 14-6 Pumas 65mins Felipe Contepomi sweeps round & brilliantly offloads to Juan Manuel Leguizamón to score > TMO
Wallabies 14-6 Pumas 65mins Owens just having checked an earlier possible obstruction as no problem with grounding...
Wallabies 14-11 Pumas 65mins TMO Vinny Munro agrees not clear so good to award try
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 65mins Hernández converts & now it's so close to call! Pumas have been impressive this half...
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 67mins Pumas now defending with L/O inside own 22; brief timeout
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 69mins Saia Fainga’a & Matt Toomua on for Cooper & Moore while Aussies win pen in Puma 22 from t/o
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 69mins But wind sweeps ball wide as Leali'ifano can't find his mark
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 72mins Pumas concede pen on H/W & Aussies attacking the 22 but Pumas are slowing ball down...
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 74mins An appalling drop goal attempt cost the Aussies & Pumas clear right back inside Aussie 10m
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 76mins Aerial football ensues culminating in Wallabies scrum but they are wasting SO much time
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 77mins Surprised Owens is letting them get away with it; scrum reset; pen Aussies inside Pumas 10m
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 78mins Leali'ifano teeing up from out wide just inside 10m line; more time eaten up & no pts
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 79mins Pumas L/O but Guiñazú pinged for not straight; Aussies now need to just run down clock...
Wallabies 14-13 Pumas 80mins Siren goes & ball pumped into touch for Wallabies' first win this Rugby Championship

australia15 Israel Folau 14 James O’Connor 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper 12 Christian Leali’ifano 11 Nick Cummins 10 Quade Cooper 9 (C) 1 James Slipper 2 Stephen Moore 3 Ben Alexander 4 Rob Simmons 5 Kane Douglas 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper 8 BEN MOWEN (C) BENCH: 16 Saia Fainga’a 17 Scott Sio 18 Sekope Kepu 19 Sitaleki Timani 20 Ben McCalman 21 Will Genia 22 Matt Toomua 23 Tevita Kuridrani

SCORERS T: Folau P: Leali'ifano (3)

Argentina15 Juan Martín Hernández 14 Horacio Agulla 13 Gonzalo Tiesi 12 Felipe Contepomi 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Tomás Cubelli 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 Agustín Creevy 3 Juan Figallo 4 Manuel Carizza 5 Julio Farías Cabello 6 JUAN MARTÍN FERNÁNDEZ LOBBE (C) 7 Pablo Matera 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón BENCH: 16 Eusebio Guiñazú 17 Nahuel Lobo 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi 19 Mariano Galarza 20 Benjamín Macome 21 Martín Landajo 22 Santiago Fernández 23 Lucas González Amorosino

SCORERS T: Leguizamón C: Sánchez P: Sánchez (2)

Referee: Nigel Owens Asst Referees: George Clancy, Glen Jackson TMO: Vinny Munro




Week 3

New Zealand v Argentina Australia v South Africa

nzNEW ZEALAND 28 - 13 ARGENTINAArgentina

Waikato Stadium, Hamilton - Saturday 7 September 2013
KO: 19:35 HT: 15-10 Att: tba

New Zealand

Played: 17
New Zealand won: 16
Argentina won: 0
Drawn: 1




NZ v Pumas So the anthems are all but done as #Pumas prep to take on the #All Blacks in their own back yard...
NZ v Pumas The ka mate haka plays out to a full house at Waikato led by Richie McCaw...
NZ v Pumas Referee Jerome Garce prepares to allow kick off in Hamilton from the Pumas
NZ 0-0 Pumas 0min KO goes awry for Pumas & ABs have the first ball but Dan Carter fwd pass
NZ 0-0 Pumas 2mins Scrum no. 2 for Pumas & it's a gooden...consider long range penalty but decide on tactical kick
NZ 0-0 Pumas 4mins Fernandez Lobbe kicks high expertly caught by Savea but error from Francis Saili on debut
NZ 0-5 Pumas 5mins Juan Manuel Leguizamón punishes hi with a superb try to open the scoring for Pumas!
NZ 0-7 Pumas 6mins Nicolas Sanchez converts & the Pumas make a great start...
NZ 0-7 Pumas 9mins But a penalty soon after allows the ABs to attempt to reduce the deficit thru Carter...
NZ 3-7 Pumas 10mins Carter doesn't falter & the ABs are on the board...
NZ 3-7 Pumas 12mins Errors creeping into Pumas game already as Carter lines up for kick no. 2 from 45m...
NZ 3-7 Pumas 13mins But ball comes off the uprights so the score remains at 3-7 as the rain comes in...
NZ 3-7 Pumas 16mins Another Pumas error > long range Carter kick from 49m in front of posts > another miss!
NZ 3-7 Pumas IMHO new scrum law is a superhit! Great to see proper old fashioned rugby played with intent!
NZ 3-7 Pumas 22mins But hooker Eusebio Guiñazú infringes one time too many & is shown a yellow
NZ 3-7 Pumas 23mins ABs L/O works like a dream deep in Pumas' 22 with perfect offload from Kieran Read...
NZ 10-7 Pumas 25mins...who clears to Aaron Smith for the try! & this time Carter doesn't miss either
NZ 10-7 Pumas 26mins Not a 2nd goes passed before lightning work from Carter break & it's over T/L>TMO
NZ 15-7 Pumas 27mins The Puma misses touch down & Aaron Smith grounds a second...& the TMO agrees
NZ 15-7 Pumas 28mins There's no conversion but the ABs are pulling away...
NZ 15-10 Pumas 30mins This time it's ABs infringing at B/D so duly pinged, punished by Sanchez with 3-pointer
NZ 15-10 Pumas 32mins Pumas L/O failing miserably without Patricio Albacete out with injury...ABs taking adv
NZ 15-10 Pumas 34mins Guiñazú's back on while Pumas desperately try to make an impact but not so great...
NZ 15-10 Pumas 36mins Not long to go til HT & it's the ABs in control while Pumas scrambling...
NZ 15-10 Pumas 38mins ABs scrum is good & they make it over H/W into Pumas' territory...
NZ 15-10 Pumas 40mins Pumas wrestle back possession on own 10m & Martín Landajo wallops ball into touch

NZ 15-10 Pumas HT T: Aaron Smith (2) C: Carter P: Carter | T: Leguizamón C: Sanchez P: Sanchez YC Guiñazú

NZ 15-10 Pumas 41mins Poor start for Pumas from KO as ABs are on top but Pumas not making it easy
NZ 15-10 Pumas 44mins Pumas then lose Gonzalo Camacho to injury replaced by Lucas González Amorosino
NZ 15-10 Pumas 44mins Meanwhile ABs front row change with Dan Coles & Wyatt Crockett for Hore & Woodcock
NZ 15-10 Pumas 46mins Scrum penalty for ABs & Carter tees up from out wide on 22...
NZ 18-10 Pumas 48mins Carter finds his feet & this one sails thru...
NZ 18-10 Pumas 50mins ABS slip up & hand over penalty for Sanchez to attempt a catch up at uprights...
NZ 18-13 Pumas 52mins Sanchez adds another 3 & Pumas are back within 5 points of ABs
NZ 18-13 Pumas 52mins Report in that Camacho has dislocated his shoulder so his Championship is over
NZ 23-13 Pumas 52mins Meanwhile Julian Savea cleverly sneaks over the T/L to keep ABs a step ahead!
NZ 25-13 Pumas 53mins Carter adds a final conversion before being replaced by Beauden Barrett
NZ 25-13 Pumas 56mins ABs gift another penalty & Sanchez whacks it at uprights but it deflects off crossbar
NZ 25-13 Pumas 58mins Agustín Creevy & Mariano Galarza on for Guiñazú & Julio Farías Cabello...
NZ 25-13 Pumas 59mins Richie McCaw limps off pitch assisted replaced by Sam Cane & Read's now captain
NZ 25-13 Pumas 62mins Juan Pablo Orlandi replaces Juan Figallo in front row while Pumas have huge scrum
NZ 25-13 Pumas 64mins The penalty gives Pumas 5m L/O but takes only moments for ball to end up at other end..
NZ 25-13 Pumas 65mins All of a sudden it's ABs with favourable 5m L/O in horrid wet conditions
NZ 25-13 Pumas 67mins Neither side can actually take advantage of position & the score remains...
NZ 25-13 Pumas 69mins Nahuel Lobo, Tomás Cubelli & Felipe Contepomi on for Fernandez, Ayerza, Landajo
NZ 25-13 Pumas 72mins Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe commits professional foul on Charlie Faumuina!
NZ 28-13 Pumas 73mins Barrett punishes Pumas with 3-pointer
NZ 28-13 Pumas Thrush, Kerr-Barlow, Macome, Pitau & Franks on for Whitelock, A Smith, Matera, Faumuina & Dagg
NZ 28-13 Pumas 78mins All gets a bit messy & Faumuina forced back on for Crockett...but ABS on attack again
NZ 28-13 Pumas 80mins Siren goes as ABs hunt for a 4th try...but to no avail

nz15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 Conrad Smith 12 Francis Saili* 11 Julian Savea 10 Daniel Carter 9 Aaron Smith 1 Tony Woodcock 2 Andrew Hore 3 Charlie Faumuina 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Steven Luatua 7 RICHIE MCCAW (C) 8 Kieran Read BENCH: 16 Dane Coles 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Ben Franks 19 Jeremy Thrush 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr Barlow 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Charles Piutau

SCORERS T: Aaron Smith (2), Savea C: Carter (2) P: Carter (2), Barrett

Argentina15 Juan Martín Hernández 14 Gonzalo Camacho 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 Santiago Fernández 11 Horacio Agulla 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Martín Landajo 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 Eusebio Guiñazú 3 Juan Figallo 4 Manuel Carizza 5 Julio Farías Cabello 6 JUAN MARTÍN FERNÁNDEZ LOBBE (C) 7 Pablo Matera 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón BENCH: 16 Agustín Creevy 17 Nahuel Lobo 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi 19 Mariano Galarza 20 Benjamín Macome 21 Tomás Cubelli 22 Felipe Contepomi 23 Lucas González Amorosino

SCORERS T: Leguizamón C: Sanchez P: Sanchez (2) Yellow Card Guiñazú

Referee: Jerome Garces Asst Referees: Romain Poite, James Leckie TMO: Matt Goddard




australiaAUSTRALIA 12 - 38 SOUTH AFRICAsa

Lang Park, Brisbane - Saturday 7 September 2013
KO: 20:05 HT: 6-16 Att: tba


Played: 80
Australia won: 33
South Africa won: 46
Drawn: 1

South Africa



Wallabies v Springboks Bok anthem done...Advance Australia Fair to come yet before KO...
Wallabies v Springboks Boks not won on Aussie home soil for an age...may sneak it today tho...
Wallabies v Springboks Ref is now George Clancy & Rolland withdrawn; Nigel Owens flown over as touch judge
Wallabies 0-0 Springboks 0min And it's game on at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane...
Wallabies 0-0 Springboks 1min Quick t/o ball for Boks & on the attack up to Aussie 22 but pinged for off feet
Wallabies 0-0 Springboks 2mins Aussie L/O works far better than last match (lost 5) but ball flies fwd elsewhere
Wallabies 0-0 Springboks 4mins Bok scrum just inside H/W; is good & Quade Cooper gifts penalty to Boks who set up 5m L/O
Wallabies 0-0 Springboks 4mins Boks collectively pile over T/L for score but Clancy defers to TMO for confirmation
Wallabies 0-5 Springboks 4mins Tho no footage of grounding, tis obvious & both TMO & Ref see no reason not to award
Wallabies 0-7 Springboks 5mins So Coenie Oosthuizen replaces Jannie du Plessis & scores a try! Morné Steyn converts
Wallabies 0-7 Springboks 7mins Willed Alberts knocks down ball & ref harshly yellow cards him - should have been penalty
Wallabies 3-7 Springboks 7mins Christian Leali’ifano replies with a 3-pointer for Aussies...
Wallabies 3-7 Springboks 9mins Jannie du Plessis returns for Oosthuizen but battle on for Boks one man down...
Wallabies 3-10 Springboks 11mins Boks take it in stride & Steyn takes monstrous penalty kick at uprights > perfect
Wallabies 3-10 Springboks 13mins Fisticuffs threaten as it all gets a bit tense...but is all under control for now
Wallabies 3-10 Springboks 14mins Jean de Villiers wrist slapped for infringing & Boks lose 10m...
Wallabies 3-10 Springboks 16mins Aussies hugely on the attack & deep into Bok 22 but Bryan Habana nicks it!
Wallabies 3-10 Springboks 17mins Bok ball & play taken back to H/W so out of danger for now but penalty Wallabies
Wallabies 3-10 Springboks 18mins Alberts back on; time out for check on Rob Simmons
Wallabies3-10 Springboks 19mins Aussie L/O just outside Bok 22 > Aussie scrum on the 22 almost in front of posts
Wallabies3-10 Springboks 20mins Good Bok scrum but de Villiers pinged for not releasing Adam Ashley-Cooper
Wallabies 6-10 Springboks 22mins That's an easy 3 points for Leali'ifano & Aussies creep closer on scoreboard
Wallabies 6-10 Springboks 23mins Free kick from H/W for Boks caught by James O'Connor just in field of play...
Wallabies 6-10 Springboks 24mins Cleared to touch & Bok L/O still in Aussie territory > head up to 22 with quick ball
Wallabies 6-10 Springboks 26mins Defence keeping Boks held & forced back 10m; Steyn DG is short
Wallabies 6-10 Springboks 27mins Good discipline from Aussies after 14 phases but penalty coming...Steyn tees up
Wallabies 6-13 Springboks 28mins Excellent work from Steyn as he adds another penalty
Wallabies 6-13 Springboks 29mins Boks pinged for lying all over ball at B/D setting up L/O outside Bok 22...
Wallabies 6-13 Springboks 30mins Boks almost steal L/O but not quite...Aussie scrum & reset
Wallabies 6-13 Springboks 32mins Ben McCalman replaces Simmons; free kick to Steyn as fisticuffs break out again...
Wallabies 6-16 Springboks 34mins Monster high kick results in pen Boks & Steyn tees up in front of posts to edge further ahead
Wallabies 6-16 Springboks 35mins But ruin it with sloppy play from du Plessis pinged for obstruction; L/O Aussies...
Wallabies 6-16 Springboks 36mins Aussies in Bok 22 but have to work hard to break down defence> don't succeed penalty Bok
Wallabies 6-16 Springboks 38mins Ball cleared & L/O on H/W for Boks is good...up to 22 but k/o for Aussie scrum
Wallabies 6-16 Springboks 39mins Doesn't go to plan & Boks charge to just 5m out before Bismarck du Plessis k/o
Wallabies 6-16 Springboks 40mins Aussies clear but gold hands in ruck at B/D gives Boks final penalty before H/T
Wallabies 6-16 Springboks 40min Both captains warned to stop play at whistle; Steyn misses 1st kick of night at posts

Wallabies 6-16 Springboks HT P: Leali'ifano (2) | T: Oosthuizen C: Steyn P: Steyn (3) YC Alberts

Wallabies 9-16 Springboks 43mins Boks don't make best start handing over early penalty & Leali'ifano adds a 3-pointer
Wallabies 9-16 Springboks 45mins Timeout for a little TLC before Boks have scrum on own 10m; penalty Boks for FR standing
Wallabies 9-16 Springboks 47mins Boks make some yards & have the scrum again this time on Aussie 22
Wallabies 9-16 Springboks 49mins Good Bok scrum & Habana breaks but runs into Michael Hooper who tips him up...
Wallabies 9-16 Springboks 49mins Ref calls TMO to view tackle & immediately yellow cards Hooper while Steyn tees up
Wallabies 9-19 Springboks 50mins Churlish move from Hooper loses them a man on field while Steyn notches up another 3
Wallabies 9-19 Springboks 51mins Ref calls for TMO again after Flip van der Merwe clips Ashley Cooper...penalty at most
Wallabies 9-19 Springboks 51mins Oscar-worthy dive from Ashley Cooper befitting any wendyball player! penalty Australia
Wallabies 12-19 Springboks 52mins Leali'ifano adds 3 & the rugby resumes...
Wallabies 12-19 Springboks 55min Aussies make a break or 2 & players from both sides left in wake; good work from backs
Wallabies 12-19 Springboks 56mins Time out to check tackles were all legal; no problems & Boks defensive scrum
Wallabies 12-19 Springboks 56mins Strauss, Oosthuizen, Steenkamp, Kruger on for both du Plessis', van der Merwe & The Beast
Wallabies 12-24 Springboks 58mins Excellent work from Boks who power way over Aussie T/L for de Villiers to score
Wallabies 12-24 Springboks 60mins No conversion but there's a comfortable Bok cushion for the final quarter...
Wallabies 12-24 Springboks 63mins Boks back in Aus 22 & L/O 10m from T/L...Aussies must be disciplined if to survive
Wallabies 12-24 Springboks 64mins Ruan Pienaar> Le Roux> Kirchner> T/L! Clancy defers to TMO for fwd pass & grounding
Wallabies 12-31 Springboks 66mins Ref & TMO agree no problem & it's a try which Steyn converts
Wallabies 12-36 Springboks 66mins Loose pass from Cooper allows Willie le Roux to sprint score try no. 4...
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 68mins le Roux leaves 3 Wallabies in wake & Steyn of course converts
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 70mins Meanwhile, benches are emptied as the Bokke finally break hoodoo of Suncorp losses
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 71min Aussies retaliate by heading deep into Bok 22 but slippy hands watch ball fall away
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 73min Boks defensive scrum as Ref hollers new call loud enough to hear in J'Burg!
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 74mins Boks work their way back up to own 10m before penalty Aussies...
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 76mins Boks cleverly prevent Aussies ball getting to dangerous Izzy Folau for 70 mins now
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 77mins Short Boks L/O tho still in own territory for now...
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 77mins Accidental Aussie offside & Boks ball; Pat Lambie kicks to touch outside Aus 22
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 79mins Another Bok L/O and the Aussies just aren't getting a look in as FT creeps closer
Wallabies 12-38 Springboks 80mins Siren goes & Aussies get beaten by massive margin while Boks return to top of table

australia15 Israel Folau 14 James O’Connor 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper 12 Christian Leali’ifano 11 Nick Cummins 10 Quade Cooper 9 WILL GENIA (C) 1 James Slipper 2 Stephen Moore 3 Sekope Kepu 4 Rob Simmons 5 Kane Douglas 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper 8 Ben Mowen BENCH: 16 Saia Fainga’a 17 Scott Sio 18 Ben Alexander 19 Ben McCalman 20 Liam Gill 21 Nic White 22 Matt Toomua 23 Jesse Mogg

SCORERS P: Leali'ifano (4) Yellow Card Hooper

South Africa15 Zane Kirchner 14 Willie le Roux 13 JJ Engelbrecht 12 JEAN DE VILLIERS (C) 11 Bryan Habana 10 Morné Steyn 9 Ruan Pienaar 8 Duane Vermeulen 7 Willem Alberts 6 Francois Louw 5 Flip van der Merwe 4 Eben Etzebeth 3 Jannie du Plessis 2 Bismarck du Plessis 1 Tendai Mtawarira BENCH: 16 Adriaan Strauss 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 Juandré Kruger 20 Siya Kolisi 21 Jano Vermaak 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein

SCORERS T: Oosthuizen, de Villiers, Kirchner, le Roux C: Steyn (3) P: Steyn (4) Yellow Card Alberts

Referee: George Clancy Asst Referees: Nigel Owens, Glen Jackson TMO: Ben Skeen




Week 2

New Zealand v Australia Argentina v South Africa

nzNEW ZEALAND 27 - 16 AUSTRALIA australia

Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Saturday 24 August 2013
KO: 19:35 HT: 15-6 Att: tba

New Zealand

Played: 172
Australia won: 47
New Zealand won: 119
Drawn: 6




NZ v Australia Wellington Stadium beginning to fill out for KO in 15mins
NZ v Australia New Zealand have centurion Tony Woodcock and debutant Tom Taylor starting
NZ v Australia Wallabies racing onto the pitch NZ have not lost on since 2003
NZ v Australia Huge roar as home favourites thunder onto pitch & line up for anthems
NZ v Australia Stadium is electric as the All Blacks prepare for the Haka
NZ 0-0 Australia 0mins Haka as hauntingly passionate as ever & now debutant Taylor KO
NZ 0-0 Australia 0mins All Blacks already beginning to burst downfield but t/o just outside 22
NZ 0-0 Australia 1mins 1ST L/O overthrown by All Blacks
NZ 0-0 Australia 1mins Mistake galore for NZ as Ben Smith boots ball out from 22> poor L/O from Wallabies
NZ 0-0 Australia 3mins Bit of aerial ping pong before Australia keep it & work over H/W
NZ 0-0 Australia 5mins Wallabies looking determined only metres from T/L
NZ 0-0 Australia 6mins NZ t/o but are pinged for being offside & Christian Leali'ifano tees up for 1st pts
NZ 0-3 Australia 6mins Despite rain pouring down & huge amount of boos from crowd, Leali'ifano gets pts
NZ 0-3 Australia 8mins All Blacks doing what hey do best & almost over but Savea tackled into touch
NZ 0-3 Australia 10mins NZ back on attack instantly, Dagg almost through & Wallabies concede a pen
NZ 0-3 Australia 10mins Wind swirling as Taylor takes his 1st international kick but it slips just left of posts
NZ 0-3 Australia 14mins All Blacks L/O under pressure just inside own 22 & Woodcock is pinged
NZ 0-3 Australia 14mins Wallabies 5m from T/L but k/o & t/o by Hore> NZ scrum 5
NZ 0-3 Australia 16mins Ben Alexander pinged at scrum & NZ boot for touch
NZ 0-3 Australia 17mins Australia pinged again for playing ball whilst on ground> NZ L/O just over H/W
NZ 0-3 Australia 18mins NZ k/o> Wallaby scrum just inside NZ half
NZ 0-3 Australia 19mins Scrum goes well leading to gold shirts lining up the left blindside
NZ 0-3 Australia 20mins Huge defence from NZ pushes Aussies back & they have to change attack
NZ 0-6 Australia 23mins Leali'ifano misses a pen but almost instantly handed another chance to redeem himself
NZ 5–6 Australia 26mins Great slip passes between Conrad Smith & Steven Luatua results in a finishing blast from Ben Smith to hand NZ the 1st try
NZ 7–6 Australia 27mins Taylor adds the conversion & gets his 1st test points
NZ 7–6 Australia 29mins Australia awarded a penalty but instantly concede one after Ben Mowen held back a player
NZ 7–6 Australia 32mins Both sides conceding penalties in their own 22s, when will Ref Jaco Peyper delve into his pocket & control the game?
NZ 7–6 Australia 33mins NZ handed advantage in Australia’s 22 & gold men are having to defend with 14 men as one of their players is down
NZ 7–6 Australia 35mins James Slipper down after bounding into Ma’a Nonu head first, looks like he may be replaced
NZ 7-6 Australia 36mins Slipper makes mistake of running into Nonu and is off to get a concussion test
NZ 10-6 Australia 36mins Sio replaces as Taylor sweetly sweeps over a pen
NZ 10-6 Australia 37mins Moore offside- Taylor getting confident and points to posts to kick from just inside own half
NZ 10-6 Australia 37mins Taylor's 54.8 metre kick has the legs but just misses the posts
NZ 15-6 Australia 37mins Dagg and Smith combination leads to effortless try no.2 in right corner
NZ 15-6 Australia 39mins Taylor misses conversion & players run off for half time

NZ 15-6 Australia HT T: B Smith (2) C: Taylor P: Taylor | P: Leali'ifano (2)
NZ 15-6 Australia HT Wallabies holding together a lot better than last week but NZ looking supreme

NZ 15-6 Australia 40mins Players back on pitch & 2nd half KO
NZ 15-6 Australia 40mins Australia have 1st L/O & drive
NZ 15-6 Australia 42mins Australia pinged for obstructing & they have now conceded 9 penalties
NZ 15-6 Australia 43mins Smith almost through for try no. 3
NZ 15-6 Australia 44mins NZ concede a pen during 1st scrum of 2nd half
NZ 15-6 Australia 44mins O'Connor tearing upfield & are metres from T/L
NZ 15-6 Australia 46mins Wallabies frustratingly pinged for not releasing> AB boot out of danger zone
NZ 15-6 Australia 48mins Great roar of encouragement from crowd as AB try to rive
NZ 15-6 Australia 50mins Australia t/o & are rewarded with a scrum just inside their own half
NZ 15-6 Australia 50mins Ben Mowen breaks out from scrum & is tackled to ground by Nonu
NZ 15-6 Australia 52mins Ball is k/o> Aussie have scrum but lose it to mighty drive of AB
NZ 15-6 Australia 52mins Wallabies pinged at scrum for having their hands in it> Taylor tees
NZ 18-6 Australia 52mins Mexican wave encircles Taylor as he successfully knocks a massive pen over
NZ 18-6 Australia 54mins Crowd really coming to life as kickers stage a game of aerial ping pong
NZ 18-6 Australia 55mins Aussies win kicking contest & have L/O just inside NZ half- gold shirts on edge of 22
NZ 18-6 Australia 55mins Richie McCaw pinged as Wallabies close in on T/L- Aussies pass to lineman but go back for pen
NZ 18-9 Australia 57mins Leali'ifano adds 3 pts & AB almost have charge down try from restart
NZ 18-9 Australia 58mins Ball goes dead> scrum 5 to Aussies as crowd chants 'All Blacks!'
NZ 18-9 Australia 59mins Immense power from AB at scrum results in them winning a scrum of their own 5m out
NZ 18-9 Australia 59mins Scrum collapses & AB win a pen. Moore asks "what was wrong with that?"... it collapsed?
NZ 21-9 Australia 60mins Taylor adds 3 pts as centurion Woodcock is replaced by Wyatt Crockett
NZ 21-9 Australia 60mins Aussie attack t/o by All Blacks & Aaron Smith almost breaks through scramble defence
NZ 21-9 Australia 63mins Australia should have gone to catch high ball then they have prevented the Aaron Smith scare
NZ 21-9 Australia 64mins Wallabies have scrum inside own half- it collapses & Crockett is pinged
NZ 21-9 Australia 65mins Australia favouring the left blindside as they hammer forwards
NZ 21-9 Australia 65mins Momentum builds as Wallabies go out wide but a loose pass saves AB
NZ 21-9 Australia 67mins Australia's L/O feed stolen by Sam Whitelock
NZ 21-9 Australia 67mins AB looking dangerous as they consume the metres between them & T/L
NZ 21-9 Australia 68mins Rob Simmons pinged for not releasing A Smith> Taylor tees up as song fills the stadium
NZ 24-9 Australia 69mins Taylor easily sends kick sailing over as A Smith is replaced by Liam Gill
NZ 24-9 Australia 71mins If Australia have any hope of gaining on NZ, they need to keep ball in hand & not kick away
NZ 24-14 Australia 71mins NZ attack infiltrated by Israel Folau & he phenomenally runs 60m to score a try
NZ 24-16 Australia 72mins Leali'ifano adds conversion & that is exactly what Australia needed
NZ 24-16 Australia 73mins NZ hungry to reopen pts gap & thump their way within metres of T/L
NZ 24-16 Australia 73mins Nasty cut on McCaw's eye. NZ handed a pen & Dagg tees up. Crowd really getting behind AB
NZ 27-16 Australia 75mins Tom Taylor receiving treatment as Dagg lands his 1st ever test penalty
NZ 27-16 Australia 76mins All Blacks have L/O just outside own 22- they secure & boot downfield
NZ 27-16 Australia 77mins Wallabies catch ball but almost give away an interception try from Savea
NZ 27-16 Australia 77mins NZ offside> Australia kick for touch as Taylor leaves pitch to resounding applause
NZ 27-16 Australia 78mins Taylor may have a leg injury- is the no.10 jersey cursed?
NZ 27-16 Australia 79mins AB handed a pen> they go for touch & drive from L/O
NZ 27-16 Australia 80mins Siren blares & Gill boots out despite NZ k/o & ref calls time
NZ 27-16 Australia FT All Blacks win test no.2 of TRC but Wallabies definitely put up more of a fight this week
RESULT: NZ 27-16 Australia T: BR Smith (2) C: Taylor P: Taylor (4), Dagg | T: Folau C: Leali'ifano P: Leali'ifano (3)
NZ 27-16 Australia FT All Blacks not at their best but they are making a great start to TRC & retain the Bledisloe Cup
NZ 27-16 Australia FT Woodcock receiving his 100th Cap from none other than Captain McCaw
NZ 27-16 Australia FT Bledisloe Cup holds 47 beers, think that could be accomplished later
NZ 27-16 Australia FT Massive roar reverberates around stadium as Richie McCaw holds the Bledisloe Cup up high

nz15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma'a Nonu 11 Julian Savea 10 Tom Taylor * 9 Aaron Smith 1 Tony Woodcock 2 Andrew Hore 3 Owen Franks 4 Brodie Retallick 5 Samuel Whitelock 6 Steven Luatua 7 RICHIE MCCAW (C) 8 Kieran Read BENCH: 16 Dane Coles 17 Wyatt Crockett 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Jeremy Thrush 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Colin Slade 23 Charles Piutau

SCORERS T: Ben Smith (2) C: Taylor P: Taylor (4), Dagg

australia15 Jesse Mogg 14 Israel Folau 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper 12 Christian Leali'ifano 11 James O'Connor 10 Matt Toomua 9 Will Genia 1 James Slipper 2 Stephen Moore 3 Ben Alexander 4 Rob Simmons 5 JAMES HORWILL (C) 6 Scott Fardy 7 Michael Hooper 8 Ben Mowen BENCH: 16 Saia Fainga'a 17 Scott Sio 18 Sekope Kepu 19 Kane Douglas 20 Liam Gill 21 Nic White 22 Quade Cooper 23 Tevita Kuridrani

SCORERS T: Folau C: Leali'ifano P: Leali'ifano (3)

Referee: Jaco Peyper Asst Referees: Craig Joubert, Lourens Van Der Merwe TMO: Shaun Veldsman




Argentina ARGENTINA 17 - 22 SOUTH AFRICA sa

Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza - Saturday 24 August 2013
KO: 16:10 HT: 17-13 Att: tba


All matches
Played: 17
South Africa won: 16
Argentina won: 0
Drawn: 1

South Africa



Pumas v SA A moment's silence after anthems for former Argentinean Rugby Union president who passed away
Pumas 0-0 SA1min And we have KO in Mendoza as the Pumas attack with mighty force straight into Bok 22
Pumas 5-0 SA 1min 1st wave may have gone awry but excellent L/O work puts Juan Manuel Leguizamón over T/L
Pumas 7-0 SA 2mins Delightful conversion from Felipe Contepomi as the not so delightful Steve Walsh presides
Pumas 7-0 SA 6mins A little check on a Springbok with an eye injury possibly - but pen to Boks
Pumas 7-3 SA 7mins Morné Steyn wastes no time in clocking up first points for Bokke
Pumas 7-3 SA 9mins But no sooner have Bokke added 3, they hand over opportunity to Pumas to cancel it out...
Pumas 10-3 SA 10mins Captain Contepomi has no problem with another awkward kick & Pumas a score clear
Pumas 10-3 SA 12mins Bokke not taking this lying down & only 5m out from Pumas T/L...
Pumas 10-8 SA 13mins Spectacular Pumas defence pushes Boks back but Bjorn Basson finds a way round to score
Pumas 10-10 SA 14mins Despite booing & jeering from the stands, Steyn whacks over the conversion to equalise
Pumas 10-10 SA 16mins Battle of 9s as Martín Landajo saves a try over T/L almost touched down by Ruan Pienaar
Pumas 10-10 SA 17mins Walsh defers grounding to TMO Vinny Munro > no try Bok k/o > pen Pumas
Pumas 10-10 SA 17mins Boks attack & clear T/L again but TMO again confirms earlier k/o so no try > Pumas ball
Pumas 10-10 SA 19mins Pumas reply by heading directly into Bok territory & pile on the pressure...
Pumas 10-10 SA 20mins But Bok defence v disruptive slowing down Pumas & get no further than 10m b4 mis-kick
Pumas 10-10 SA 21mins Bok L/O & they keep it short...goes well & pen Boks again to kick to corner for 5m L/O
Pumas 10-10 SA 23mins Didn't quite go to Bokke plan there & Pumas have L/O over H/W back in Bokke territory
Pumas 10-10 SA 24mins Much more equal battle this week - Pumas won't be taking any more 60pt routings today!
Pumas 10-10 SA 24mins But a k/o gives Boks the scrum just outside own 22 > collapses & reset...
Pumas 10-10 SA 26mins Whopping clear upfield promptly returned & Pumas in possession in Bok territory again
Pumas 10-10 SA 27mins Pumas scrum outside Bok 10m; Walsh apologises for wrong call & forced to reset...
Pumas 10-10 SA 28mins Scrum taking an age as Boks faff but given the put in > goes down again
Pumas 10-10 SA 29mins Boks clear ball away for a moment but a k/o from Eben Etzebeth & Pumas scrum on H/W
Pumas 10-10 SA 31mins While this scrum takes forever too, Possession so far... 54%:46%
Pumas 10-10 SA 32mins Pumas win scrum & head up to 22 before Bok infringement & Contepomi tees up...
Pumas 10-10 SA 33mins But unusually Contepomi pulls it to the right & a let off for Bokke
Pumas 10-10 SA 35mins Quick work from Pumas & set up L/O on Bok 22; soon Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino breaks...
Pumas 15-10 SA 36mins Despite Bokke's best defensive efforts, Marcelo Bosch flies over the T/L to score
Pumas 17-10 SA 37mins Contepomi converts to rapturous cheers & singing from the home crowd
Pumas 17-10 SA 39mins But shine taken off slightly as Pumas hand over a penalty straight away...
Pumas 17-13 SA 40mins Steyn find the distance nor the angle hard work & Boks go in just 4 pts shy of Pumas

Pumas 17-13 SA HT T: Leguizamón, Bosch C: Contepomi (2) P: Contepomi | T: Basson C: Steyn P: Steyn (2)

Pumas 17-13 SA 40mins 2nd half KO in Mendoza in what's turning out to be an interesting game
Pumas 17-13 SA 42mins Play in midfield after Bok t/o & good hands out wide but opportunity lost by Englebert
Pumas 17-13 SA 43mins Pumas defensive scrum is good but Boks win pen > timeout for eye gouge allegation
Pumas 17-13 SA 44mins TMO Marshall Kilgore (not Munro) says its inconclusive on Louw by Matera so back to pen
Pumas 17-16 SA 45mins Crowd jeering doesn't distract Steyn from reducing deficit to just 1 point
Pumas 17-16 SA 47mins Another scrum for Pumas is good but lose ball forward > Habana does the same...
Pumas 17-16 SA 48mins Contepomi replaced by Santiago Fernández after much discomfort apparent
Pumas 17-16 SA 50mins Good work by Pumas moving into Bok territory but Etzebeth pulled down in air so Bok pen
Pumas 17-16 SA 51mins Boks make it up to Pumas' 22 but lose it forward, though Pumas run out of players...
Pumas 17-16 SA 52mins Bismarck du Plessis replaces Adriaan Strauss in front row & Boks have scrum
Pumas 17-16 SA 54mins Not for the 1st time Etzebeth is isolated & Pumas win 4th breakdown t/o
Pumas 17-16 SA 54mins Pumas' L/O & Boks cock up again with one man too many in L/O - quick pen taken...
Pumas 17-16 SA 56mins Boks win ball back but The Beast knocks on... scrum adv to Pumas; set up on H/W
Pumas 17-16 SA 57mins Beast replaced by Gurthrö Steenkamp while Willie le Roux continues to have a shocker
Pumas 17-16 SA 59mins Pumas just over Bok 22 but visitors eventually wrestle back possession
Pumas 17-16 SA 60mins Boks clear way back into Pumas 22; home side battle way back but time out for bitching
Pumas 17-16 SA 60mins Jean de Villiers insisting Walsh review play as Etzebeth appears with bite mark
Pumas 17-16 SA 60mins Walsh can't do anything as comms go down altogether > play on
Pumas 17-16 SA 60mins Replay shows Etzebeth with arm round Puma neck then huge shove...
Pumas 17-16 SA 61mins Meanwhile Bosch misses a penalty kick at uprights & Bok tempers fraying
Pumas 17-16 SA 62mins Flip van der Merwe has replaced Juandré Kruger & Benjamin Macome for Leonardo Senatore
Pumas 17-16 SA 66mins Comms appear to have returned; another k/o from Boks & it's Pumas ball but timeout
Pumas 17-16 SA 66mins Medics & water boys on but nothing serious; scrum Pumas on own 10m...
Pumas 17-16 SA 67mins Walsh appears to be getting rightly fed up with Bok front row; Steenkamp pinged
Pumas 17-16 SA 68mins Pumas wrong side of H/W for long range pen so kick to touch for L/O...
Pumas 17-16 SA 69mins Boks finally more controlled thanks to van der Merwe & Steyn wallops ball downfield
Pumas 17-16 SA 70mins Louw pass intercepted but whistle goes for Marcos Ayerza collapsing maul
Pumas 17-19 SA 71mins Steyn tees up to deafening noise from crowd & takes the lead for Bokke, silencing them
Pumas 17-19 SA 72mins Another mis-kick from Boks & Pumas have the ball - touch of aerial football...
Pumas 17-19 SA 72mins Yet another Bokke handling error; Pumas scrum on own 10m; goes down & reset coming...
Pumas 17-19 SA 75mins Surprisingly can't fault referee Steve Walsh today...what IS occurring?!
Pumas 17-19 SA 76mins Pumas over H/W - good pass but next a small k/o called by touch judge after Steyn k/o
Pumas 17-19 SA 77mins Adv Boks & play on H/W; Pumas can't afford mistakes now as don't deserve loss
Pumas 17-19 SA 78mins Horacio Agulla gifts awful pen but Steyn kicks for corner not uprights - but badly...
Pumas 17-19 SA 79mins However, pen Boks again & this time Steyn tees up from easy position...
Pumas 17-22 SA 80mins Steyn finds his mark & the Bokke have a second win - but not quite with the same margin as last week

Argentina15 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino 14 Gonzalo Camacho 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 FELIPE CONTEPOMI (C) 11 Horacio Agulla 10 Nicolás Sánchez  9  Martín Landajo 1  Marcos Ayerza 2  Eusebio Guiñazú 3  Juan Figallo 4  Julio Farías Cabello 5  Mariano Galarza 6  Pablo Matera 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 8  Leonardo Senatore BENCH: 16 Agustín Creevy 17 Nahuel Lobo 18 Matías Díaz  19 Tomas Lavaninni 20 Benjamin Macome 21 Tomás Cubelli 22 Santiago Fernández 23 Juan Imhoff

SCORERS T: Leguizamón, Bosch C: Contepomi (2) P: Contepomi

South Africa15 Willie le Roux 14 Bjorn Basson 13 JJ Engelbrecht 12 JEAN DE VILLIERS (C) 11 Bryan Habana 10 Morné Steyn 9 Ruan Pienaar 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Adriaan Strauss 3 Jannie du Plessis 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Juandré Kruger 6 Francois Louw 7 Willem Alberts 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Bismarck du Plessis 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 Flip van der Merwe 20 Siya Kolisi 21 Fourie du Preez 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein

SCORERS T: Basson C: Steyn P: Steyn (5)

Referee: Steve Walsh Asst Referees: John Lacey, Pascal Gauzere TMO: Marshall Kilgore




Week 1

Australia v New Zealand South Africa v Argentina

australia AUSTRALIA 29 - 47 NEW ZEALANDnz

ANZ Stadium, Sydney - Saturday 17th August 2013
KO: 20:05 AEST HT: 10-18 Att: 76,877


Played: 171
Australia won: 47
New Zealand won: 118
Drawn: 6

New Zealand



Australia 5-0 NZ 2mins Well g'day! Anthems & haka done & All Blacks kick off the match with a Ben Smith try...
Australia 7-0 NZ 4mins Aaron Cruden pops over the conversion & ABs are quickly ahead...
Australia 7-0 NZ 6mins ABs do quickly hand over a pen but Jesse Mogg misses from quite a distance
Australia 3-7 NZ 7mins Another pen gifted by Kieron Read this time & Christian Leali'ifano is bang on target
Australia 6-7 NZ 11mins May not have started well for Aus but ABs leaking pens - Leali'ifano whacks another over
Australia 6-7 NZ 13mins ABs on the attack & into Wallabies 22 but captain Richie McCaw pinged for holding on
Australia 6-7 NZ 13mins Good work from SuperRugby Player of the Year Michael Hooper forcing error...
Australia 6-7 NZ 15mins Tide turns & off good L/O now Wallabies are bulldozing thru defence into ABs 22
Australia 6-7 NZ 16mins Shortlived & possession returns to the visitors
Australia 6-10 NZ 18mins ABs turn advantage into 3 points with pen from Cruden while Luke Romano off injured
Australia 6-10 NZ 20mins Brodie Retallick on for Romano. ABs get pinged in the ruck yet again...
Australia 9-10 NZ 21mins New Wallabies star Leali'ifano continues to shine with another 3-pointer
Australia 9-10 NZ 24mins ABs scrum just inside H/W; ref pings ABs for not feeding straight...Hallelujah!
Australia 9-10 NZ 26mins Wallabies on the attack & McCaw pinged again - this time for a country mile offside
Australia 12-10 NZ 27mins Leali'ifano continues to impress with pen & Wallabies take the lead for first time...
Australia 12-15 NZ 28mins But a chargedown on Leali'ifano's next kick in own 22 & Cruden just falls on it to score
Australia 12-17 NZ 29mins Cruden converts own v soft try & Aussie lead so shortlived...
Australia 12-17 NZ 31mins ABs have got back on track & now only 5m out from Wallabies T/L...recycle...recycle...
Australia 12-22 NZ 32mins McCaw is back - with a try in the corner from overlap...
Australia 12-22 NZ 32mins But from almost on touchline, Cruden bounces conversion off the upright & away...
Australia 12-22 NZ 35mins ABs scrum on Wallaby 10m line; ref Craig Joubert is watching scrum feed like hawk!
Australia 17-22 NZ 37mins NZ L/O inside Wallabies 22 but Andrew Hore overthrows; Michael Hooper swoops on L/O error > feeds Will Genia to go 75m to score!
Australia 19-22 NZ 38mins Leali'ifano converts & Wallabies back in touch...
Australia 19-25 NZ 40mins ABs back in Aussie 22 from Conrad Smith break; adv from offside Wallaby & Cruden adds pen at HT whistle

Australia 19-25 NZ HT T: Genia C: Leali'ifano P: Leali'ifano (4) | T: Ben Smith, Cruden, McCaw C: Cruden (2) P: Cruden, Cruden (2)

Australia 19-25 NZ 44mins Wallabies L/O on ABs 10m line; forced back a little but up to 22...
Australia 22-25 NZ 46mins Sam Whitelock pinged at B/D in front of posts & Leali'ifano punishes with another 3
Australia 22-30 NZ 49mins But the ABs Smith party kicks on & Aaron > Conrad > T/L > score
Australia 22-32 NZ 51mins Cruden adds the extras & ABs secure bonus point no. 1 with 4th try
Australia 22-32 NZ 52mins Keven Mealamu on for Andrew Hore; Liam Gill & Tevita Kuridrani on for McMeniman & Mogg
Australia 22-37 NZ 56mins While Ewen McKenzie makes changes, Ben Smith heads over T/L for his second
Australia 22-37 NZ 58mins There's no conversion but the ABs are firmly in charge at the moment
Australia 22-37 NZ 60mins Sekope Kepu on for Ben Alexander while Wallabies put pressure on ABs in their territory
Australia 22-37 NZ 60mins An almost solid cross-kick falls into ABs hands & momentum lost...Aussies cleared back
Australia 22-37 NZ 61mins Bad form from stands with booing as Quade Cooper replaces Matt Toomua
Australia 22-37 NZ 62mins Faumuina & Owen Franks on for Ben Franks & Woodcock; Scott Fardy for Hooper blood bin
Australia 22-37 NZ 64mins Ryan Crotty on for Ma'a Nonu while Wallabies pinged at ruck & Cruden tees up
Australia 22-40 NZ 65mins Cruden takes ABs points to 40 while Bledisloe Cup slips away from Wallabies for now...
Australia 22-40 NZ 67mins Pen to Wallabies on H/W & Cooper kicks to touch outside ABs 22 for L/O
Australia 22-40 NZ 68mins Excellent work from Wallabies who make to 5m from T/L but pen against & Cruden clears
Australia 22-40 NZ 70mins Time out while Cruden gets attention...they could all do the rest!
Australia 22-40 NZ 71mins Tawera Kerr-Barlow on for Aaron Smith; Cruden limps off & Beauden Barrett on
Australia 22-40 NZ 71mins James Slipper & Stephen Moore replaced by Saia Fainga'a & Scott Sio
Australia 22-45 NZ 72mins Meanwhile, Ben Smith scores a hat trick for the ABs! Too easy...
Australia 22-47 NZ 73mins Barrett adds the extras; both sides blowing hard & McKenzie's debut not going so well...
Australia 22-47 NZ 75mins ABs in possession in own territory but t/o ball...though not for long...
Australia 22-47 NZ 76mins Tempers flaring from Wallaby side as heavily bandaged Michael Hooper gets shirty
Australia 27-47 NZ 79mins James O'Connor saves a little face with a final score for Wallabies...
Australia 29-47 NZ 80+1mins Leali'ifano adds extras; despite the loss, most points Aussies have scored v ABs for a while

australia15 Jesse Mogg 14 Israel Folau 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper 12 Christian Leali'ifano 11 James O'Connor 10 Matt Toomua 9 Will Genia 8 Ben Mowen 7 Michael Hooper 6 Hugh McMeniman 5 JAMES HORWILL (C) 4 Rob Simmons 3 Ben Alexander 2 Stephen Moore 1 James Slipper BENCH: 16 Saia Fainga'a 17 Scott Sio 18 Sekope Kepu 19 Scott Fardy 20 Liam Gill 21 Nic White 22 Quade Cooper 23 Tevita Kuridrani

SCORERS T: Genia, O'Connor C: Leali'ifano (2) P: Leali'ifano (5)

nz15 Israel Dagg 14 Ben Smith 13 Conrad Smith 12 Ma'a Nonu 11 Julian Savea 10 Aaron Cruden 9 Aaron Smith 8 Kieran Read 7 RICHIE MCCAW (C) 6 Steven Luatua 5 Samuel Whitelock 4 Luke Romano 3 Owen Franks 2 Andrew Hore 1 Tony Woodcock BENCH: 16 Keven Mealamu 17 Ben Franks 18 Charlie Faumuina 19 Brodie Retallick 20 Sam Cane 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow 22 Beauden Barrett 23 Ryan Crotty

SCORERS T: Ben Smith (3), Cruden, McCaw, Conrad Smith C: Cruden (3), Barrett P: Cruden (2) Yellow Card Sam Whitelock

Referee: Craig Joubert Asst Referees: Jaco Peyper, Lourens Van Der Merwe TMO: Shaun Veldsman




sa SOUTH AFRICA 73 - 13 ARGENTINA Argentina

FNB Stadium, Soweto - Saturday 17th August 2013
KO: 17:00 SAST HT: 26-6 Att: 52,800

South Africa

All matches
Played: 16
South Africa won: 15
Argentina won: 0
Drawn: 1




SA vs Argentina to kick off in a matter of mins after the anthems
SA 0-0 Argentina 0mins KO at the sunny Johannesburg stadium. Argentina's 1st L/O not straight
SA 0-0 Argentina 2mins A lot of noise as South Africa chip it high & break over H/W
SA 3-0 Argentina 5mins Boks driving from a L/O. Matias Diaz pinged & Steyn belts pen over
SA 3-0 Argentina 7mins L/O on H/W stolen by Boks & they are going out wide but Pumas stop them
SA 3-0 Argentina 8mins Bryan Habana on the ground in agony but is slowly getting up. Was taken out in the air
SA 3-0 Argentina 8mins Habana wins pen for the Boks & Steyn is looking to add another 3 pts
SA 6-0 Argentina 9mins Beautiful strike from Steyn adds to the Boks' early lead
SA 6-0 Argentina 9mins Air horns galore at the National Stadium in Johannesburg
SA 6-0 Argentina 10mins Pumas taking a crack at SA defence & tap ball into touch just inside Boks' 22
SA 6-0 Argentina 11mins No real threat to the Boks who secure L/O & a huge boot sends it out of danger
SA 6-0 Argentina 13mins Time paused as medics treat Patricio Albacete & he is replaced
SA 6-0 Argentina 14mins Nicolas Sanchez down after being swiped to the floor in mid kick
SA 6-0 Argentina 16mins Sanchez back on his feet & Boks are pinged for being offside> Contepomi tees
SA 6-3 Argentina 16mins Contepomi sweetly slides it through & draws score gap tighter
SA 6-3 Argentina 17mins Argentina pinged for not releasing the ball & Steyn is looking to extend lead again
SA 9-3 Argentina 17mins Steyn nails the kick & home fans go wild as the Boks secure a 6pt lead
SA 9-3 Argentina 20mins Pumas pushing Boks back but are being held just outside the 22
SA 9-6 Argentina 21mins Adriaan Strauss pinged for hands in ruck allowing Contepomi to boot a pen over
SA 9-6 Argentina 23mins No great dashes from either side yet, both looking quite cautious
SA 9-6 Argentina 25mins Lightning dash from Bjorn Basson almost hands Boks 1st try of match but he's put in touch
SA 9-6 Argentina 27mins Tough game for Pumas as another player falls to the ground
SA 9-6 Argentina 27mins SA handed a pen inside Pumas' 22 & decide to go for touch
SA 9-6 Argentina 28mins Boks crawling towards the line, only metre out- Leguizamon pinged for being offside
SA 9-6 Argentina 29mins Boks go for L/O and PT may be on the cards as ref goes to TMO
SA 14-6 Argentina 30mins Guiñazú looks to have cynically k/o & is sent to sin bin> PT awarded
SA 16-6 Argentina 30mins Steyn hastily converted & Pumas are punishing themselves
SA 16-6 Argentina 31mins Juan Imhoff making some yards as Argentina come to life but Boks kick them out of the 22
SA 21-6 Argentina 32mins A little chip & a huge run down the left blindside sees JJ Engelbrecht bound over T/L
SA 23-6 Argentina 33mins Special game for Engelbrecht as it's a year since he debuted. Steyn converts
SA 23-6 Argentina 36mins South Africa relentlessly attacking Pumas' 22. Willem Alberts over but Pumas penalised
SA 26-6 Argentina 38mins Steyn tees up & furthers the Boks' super lead
SA 26-6 Argentina 39mins South Africa on fire in last few mins as they hammer their way back into Pumas' half
SA 26-6 Argentina 40mins Claxon whirrs & Pumas are their own worst enemy giving away easy penalties

SA 26-6 Argentina HT T: PT, Engelbrecht C: Steyn (2) P: Steyn (4) | P: Contepomi (2) YC Guiñazú

SA 26-6 Argentina 40mins South Africa making a confident start to 2nd half
SA 26-6 Argentina 45mins South Africa forming a maul and drive themselves over the T/L
SA 31-6 Argentina 45mins Strauss is the man who thundered his way over to get try no.3 for Boks
SA 33-6 Argentina 46mins In-form Steyn belts conversion over & Boks are picking up where they left off 1st half
SA 33-6 Argentina 48mins Ouch! Huge in air collision sees Imhoff accidentally swipe Pienaar to the floor
SA 33-6 Argentina 50mins Players hot-headed near H/W- TMO called to see if there was a tip tackle from Vermeulen
SA 33-6 Argentina 50mins Sorry it was Senatore with the tip tackle and he is sinbinned
SA 33-6 Argentina 51mins Boks trying to make most of 1 man adv & hammer away at Puma defence
SA 33-6 Argentina 51mins Almost try time for SA but a pass to the lineman stops them in their tracks
SA 33-6 Argentina 52mins Argentina are pinged & Steyn kicks for the corner> alarm bells for Pumas
SA 38-6 Argentina 54mins Good L/O leads to Alberts thumping over T/L. Steyn misses conversion
SA 43-6 Argentina 54mins Springboks are unstoppable as Jean de Villiers instantly gets a try from restart
SA 45-6 Argentina 56mins Fantastic 20m try from de Villiers converted by Steyn
SA 45-6 Argentina 57mins Argentina are being humiliated as Habana almost did a fantastic try scoring run
SA 45-6 Argentina 58mins Scrappy play hands Argentina a scrum in own half as replacements come on for both sides
SA 45-6 Argentina 60mins Noise levels increasing as Horacio Agulla gets creative but SA win scrum
SA 50-6 Argentina 62mins Boks leaping downfield & break through crumbling Pumas> Preez try
SA 52-6 Argentina 63mins Steyn adds another 2 pts. Pumas have less than 20mins to save face
SA 52-6 Argentina 62mins South Africa showing no signs of slowing down as Habana is darting down centre field
SA 52-6 Argentina 62mins Quick ball allows Habana to glide easily over for a try as a broken Pumas side looks on
SA 59-6 Argentina 67mins Steyn adds the conversion & Boks are showing up their guests
SA 64-6 Argentina 69mins Home fans are beaming as Vermeulen thumps over for a try
SA 66-6 Argentina 70mins Steyn keeps his miss count down to 1 as he nails another conversion
SA 66-6 Argentina 72mins Huge scrum on H/W sees Pumas pushed back into their own half
SA 66-6 Argentina 74mins Argentina lose scrum just inside their own half> Steyn kicks into touch metres from T/L
SA 71-6 Argentina 75mins Good L/O & drive allows du Plessis to leap over T/L. Will the whole team each get a try?
SA 73-6 Argentina 77mins Steyn getting plenty of kicking practice & he sweeps another conversion through
SA 73-6 Argentina 78mins Boks are off again, but a wayward pass saves the Pumas
SA 73-11 Argentina 78mins Last gasp from Argentina saves at least a little face as Contepomi saunters over T/L
SA 73-13 Argentina 80mins Contepomi converts his own try & ends the game
SA 73-13 Argentina FT The Boks have done Nelson Mandela proud whilst wearing his image on their sleeves

South Africa15 Willie le Roux 14 Bjorn Basson 13 JJ Engelbrecht 12 JEAN DE VILLIERS (C) 11 Bryan Habana 10 Morné Steyn 9 Ruan Pienaar 1 Tendai Mtawarira 2 Adriaan Strauss 3 Jannie du Plessis 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Juandré Kruger 6 Francois Louw 7 Willem Alberts 8 Duane Vermeulen BENCH: 16 Bismarck du Plessis 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp 18 Coenie Oosthuizen 19 Flip van der Merwe 20 Siya Kolisi 21 Fourie du Preez 22 Pat Lambie 23 Jan Serfontein

SCORERS T: PT, Engelbrecht, Strauss, Alberts, de Villiers, du Preez, Habana, Vermeulen, BW du Plessis C: Steyn (8) P: Steyn (4)

Argentina15 Juan Martín Hernández 14 Gonzalo Camacho 13 Marcelo Bosch 12 FELIPE CONTEPOMI (C) 11 Juan Imhoff 10 Nicolás Sánchez 9 Martín Landajo 1 Juan Figallo 2 Eusebio Guiñazú 3 Matías Díaz 4 Manuel Carizza 5 Patricio Albacete 6 Pablo Matera 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón 8 Leonardo Senatore BENCH: 16 Agustín Creevy 17 Nahuel Lobo 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi 19 Mariano Galarza 20 Julio Farías Cabello 21 Tomás Cubelli 22 Santiago Fernández 23 Horacio Agulla

SCORERS T: Contepomi C: Contepomi P: Contepomi (2) Yellow Card Guiñazú, Senatore

Referee: Chris Pollock Asst Referees: Pascal Gauzere, John Lacey TMO: Eric Gauzins





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