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Australia 25-17 South Africa: Wallabies bounce back with sparkling Rugby Championship win over Springboks

The Wallabies bounced back from their hiding by Argentina in San Juan last time out to beat world champions South Africa at Adelaide Oval with Fraser McReight and Marika Koroibete scoring to help the green and gold move to the top of the Rugby Championship standings

Last Updated: 27/08/22 8:43am


Australia’s Folau Fainga’a (left) congratulates team-mate Marika Koroibete for a try-saving tackle on South Africa’s Makazole Mapimpi during their victory on Saturday

Australia bounced back from a humiliating loss in their last outing to beat world champions South Africa 25-17 at Adelaide Oval on Saturday to move to the top of the Rugby Championship standings.

Flanker Fraser McReight scored two tries and man of the match Marika Koroibete also crossed the whitewash, with Noah Lolesio adding 10 points from the kicking tee in an assured performance at fly-half.

The Springboks, looking for a first win over the Wallabies in Australia since 2013, besieged the home try line for lengthy periods, but Handre Pollard’s penalty was their only reward until Kwagga Smith scored two tries in the last five minutes.

Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi was sent flying inches short of the try-line by Marika Koroibete with an incredible saving tackle

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Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi was sent flying inches short of the try-line by Marika Koroibete with an incredible saving tackle

Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi was sent flying inches short of the try-line by Marika Koroibete with an incredible saving tackle

Argentina, who topped the standings after thrashing Australia 48-17 in San Juan two weeks ago, take on the All Blacks in Christchurch in the second match of the round later on Saturday.

How to watch the 2022 Rugby Championship

Sky Sports will again be bringing you live coverage with New Zealand taking on Argentina from (8.05am) before Australia face South Africa once again (10.35am) in Round 4 of matches on Saturday, September 3.



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