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6 moments that mattered

  • 28 Sep 2013
Willie le Roux scores the Springboks' third try Willie le Roux scores the Springboks' third try

The key moments from the Springboks vs Wallabies match at Newlands.

12th minute: The Springboks opt to kick a penalty to the corner instead of taking a shot at goal. Adriaan Strauss crashes over for the first try of the match two phases after the resulting lineout.

14th minute: The hosts attack from deep directly from the restart. Slick handling by both centres allows Zane Kirchner to run in a long-distance try.

28th minute: A dangerous tackle by Michael Hooper on Eben Etzebeth earns the Wallabies flank a yellow card, handing the Springboks a numerical advantage for 10 minutes. South Africa stretch their lead by only three points, but Australia are forced to defend a great deal in this period, sapping their energy.

40th minute: Flip van der Merwe receives a yellow card after his forearm made contact with Joe Tomane’s face during an attempted tackle. It gives the visitors a way back into the match leading into half-time.

66th minute: Duane Vermeulen receives a yellow card for a deliberate knock-down. The numerical disadvantage makes it tough for South Africa to earn the bonus point which would aid their challenge for tournament honours.

72nd minute: A brilliant pass from the base by Fourie du Preez allows Willie le Roux to score in the blindside corner. The try puts a spring in South Africa’s step as they chase the bonus point. However, it does not materialise.

Photo: Peter Heeger/Gallo Images

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