CityPress - - Sport - Aus­tralia Tries: Con­ver­sions: Penalty: South Africa Tries: Con­ver­sions: Penal­ties: – Su­pers­

Adam Ash­leyCooper, Michael Hooper and Te­vita Kuridrani

Quade Cooper (2) and Matt Giteau

Quade Cooper

Eben Etze­beth and Jesse Kriel


Pol­lard (2)

Pol­lard (2)


Lood de Jager was out­stand­ing as his re­place­ment, with him and Eben Etze­beth get­ting through a moun­tain of work in car­ry­ing and on de­fence.

The good news is that Mat­field’s in­jury is not be­lieved to be se­ri­ous, so he will be back in the mix shortly, but the big po­ten­tial loss for the Boks with the World Cup in mind was the knee in­jury suf­fered by Mar­cell Coet­zee in the sec­ond half.

If re­ports that it is a me­dial in­jury are true, it could mean that his par­tic­i­pa­tion in the World Cup is in doubt.

The Boks missed a few scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in the first half and the Wal­la­bies missed some in the sec­ond, so both teams will go away know­ing they have much work to do.

As the World Cup build-up con­tin­ues, the Boks will host the All Blacks and the Wal­la­bies will visit Ar­gentina next week.

On Fri­day, the New Zealand All Blacks beat the vis­it­ing Ar­gentina Pu­mas 39-18 in Christchurch.

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