Australia 8 – 24 South Africa


Damian de Allende, rookie winger Canan Moodie and Makazole Mapimpi have all crossed for South Africa; Australia struggled by having a limited amount of possession and territory; in the previous Rugby League game, New Zealand beat Argentina 53-3 in Hamilton

Last update: 03/09/22 13:09

Canan Moodie had a memorable Test debut after scoring an outstanding solo try

Canan Moodie scored a superb solo try on his Test debut as South Africa beat the Wallabies 24-8 and secured their first victory on Australian soil since 2013.

The Springboks made eight changes before the Test match with injuries hampering their side, however, they controlled the contest from start to finish.

Damian de Allende opened the scoring for the world champions after nine minutes, before rookie winger Moodie showed up for Test rugby in stunning fashion just before half-time.

Australia’s only points in the first half came from the boot of fly-half Noah Lolesio, and the hosts headed into the interval trailing 12-3.

Striker Franco Mostert surged early in the second half for South Africa.

The visitors continued to hold Australia at bay for the rest of the game, with Makazole Mapimpi putting the icing on the cake nine minutes from time. The Wallabies’ final answer came far too late from Pete Samu.

The bonus points win lifts the Springboks to second place in the Rugby League table behind defending champions New Zealand.

The All Blacks ended an unprecedented three-game losing streak at home with a 53-3 thrashing of Argentina earlier in the day at Hamilton earlier on Saturday.

De Allende delivered a brutal try after forcing his way through a breach in the Wallabies defensive line.

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De Allende delivered a brutal try after forcing his way through a breach in the Wallabies defensive line.

De Allende delivered a brutal try after forcing his way through a breach in the Wallabies defensive line.

And after?

There are two legs left of this year’s Rugby Championship and each match will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Australia take on arch-rivals New Zealand in Melbourne on Thursday, September 15, live from 10.45am BST. The two teams will then face off in Auckland on Saturday 24 September.

South Africa travel to Argentina for their final two games, taking on Los Pumas on September 17 and 24.




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