The Springboks have won their first Test in Australia since 2013 when they beat the Wallabies by 24-8 at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, outscoring the hosts by four tries to one for a bonus point and to keep alive their hopes in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship.
Damian de Allende got the first try after a good opening 10 minutes by the Boks, with Damian Willemse adding the extras.
The scorers were then not troubled for the next 20 minutes before the Wallabies got on the board with a Noah Lolesio penalty goal, but with the final move of the first half, Canan Moodie flew high to pluck the ball out of the air from a great kick by Jaden Hendrikse to score a superb try, that stretched the Boks’ lead to nine points. An amazing achievement for Moodie in his debut for the Springboks at 19-years-old, the second-youngest player to play for the country.
A take for the ages from debutant Canan Moodie – what a moment for the teenager pic.twitter.com/j34qs60MvA
— Rucked Magazine (@rucked_mag) September 3, 2022
The Boks started the second half on a superb note when Franco Mostert went over for their third try after a period of great attacking play and quick hands by the visitors.
Late in the match, Makazole Mapimpi got a fourth try, although Pete Samu got one back before the end, it was too little too late for the hosts.
‘Shurrup’ from deep within Mapimpi’s soul:
"HEY, SHUT UP, SHUT UP"
Makazole Mapimpi has had enough 😤
— RUGBYcomau (@rugbycomau) September 3, 2022
— Springboks (@Springboks) September 3, 2022
Surely this is pic of the day:
The floor is not scoring on debut..
Canan Moodie: pic.twitter.com/YzA1PFj4FA
— MTN Rugby (@MTN_Rugby) September 3, 2022
You do not mess with Eben Etzebeth:
You DO NOT MESS WITH EBEN! pic.twitter.com/HAXQtFfD1B
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) September 3, 2022
— Jared Wright (@jaredwright17) September 3, 2022
Springboks 24 (12) – Tries: Damian De Allende, Canan Moodie, Franco Mostert, Makazole Mapimpi. Conversions: Damian Willemse, Frans Steyn.
Australia 8 (3) – Try: Pete Samu. Penalty goal: Noah Lolesio.