A few hours after the reaction of pride of New Zealanders, the South Africans have also erased their setback of last week by winning easily (8-24) in Australia on Saturday. Thanks to four tries scored, against only one for the Australians, Jacques Nienaber’s men also pocketed the offensive bonus point.
The Aussies never looked like they could win in Sydney on Saturday, a cursed place for them as they have won just one of their last ten games played in the city.
Australia sink in two minutes, straddling half-time
Ideally launched by a quick try from three-quarter center Damian De Allende combined with a yellow card for Matt Philip (0-7, 9th), the Springboks rolled out, worsening the score just before the break on a candle perfectly recovered by Canan Moodie ( 19 years old), who scores for his first selection (3-12, 39th).
Upon returning from the locker room, the Boks immediately drove home the point on a try from third line Franco Mostert (3-17, 42nd). Makazole Mapimpi even allowing himself to take revenge on the Australian Marika Koroibete after her stamp from last weekend (3-24, 71st). There followed a chambering and a yellow card which will end the South African’s match prematurely. Australia will reduce the score of an anecdotal try at the end of the game (8-24, 79th).
With this full card, the Springboks have won their first success on Australian soil since 2013 and are tied on points with their opponent of the day and Argentina, just one point behind the All Blacks. The suspense is therefore total before the last two days.