Rugby Championship: Canan Moodie scores stunning solo try as South Africa beat Australia

Damian de Allende, debutant winger Canan Moodie and Makazole Mapimpi all crossed for South Africa; in the earlier Rugby Championship match New Zealand beat Argentina 53-3 in Hamilton

Last Updated: 03/09/22 12:56pm

Canan Moodie had a Test debut to remember after he scored an outstanding solo try

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

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

Damian de Allende opened the scoring for the world champions after nine minutes, before debutant winger Moodie introduced himself to Test rugby in stunning fashion just before half-time.

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

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

The visitors continued to keep Australia at arm’s length for the rest of the game, with Makazole Mapimpi putting the cherry on top nine minutes from time. The Wallabies’ final response came far too late from Pete Samu.

What’s next?

There are two rounds of this year’s Rugby Championship remaining and every match will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Australia face their great rivals New Zealand in Melbourne on Thursday, September 15, live from 10.45am BST. The two teams will then clash in Auckland on Saturday, September 24.

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

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