Australia tackle Fiji in some of the highly-anticipated group-stage clashes of the complete Rugby World Cup this afternoon, the place the consequence might be decisive in deciding who emerges from Pool C.
Eddie Jones’s facet ended their five-game dropping streak in convincing style as they beat Georgia 35-15 on the opening weekend of the match. Jones is in his second stint managing the Wallabies and can be eager to construct on that opening-weekend momentum in opposition to the Pacific Islanders, who they’re unbeaten in opposition to since 1954.
Fiji, nonetheless, will present a mighty check as they appear to bounce again from their heartbreaking 32-26 defeat to Wales in Bordeaux final weekend – a sport they most likely ought to have gained – with their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals resting on securing a victory.
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TRY! South Africa 52-0 Romania (Grant Williams, 55 minutes)
Wow! The tempo and sophistication of Grant Williams on full show for attempt quantity eight!
A beautiful scissors transfer as Williams runs a tough line to the surface, he skips previous Nicolas Onutu and accelerates away from everybody else for the attempt. Conversion added and the Boks are previous 50 factors.
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:20
PENALTY TRY! South Africa 45-0 Romania, 53 minutes
Still a scrum to South Africa although as they’d benefit coming and it results in a penalty attempt!
The Springboks pack march the scrum in direction of the road, the Oaks are pinged because it collapses and it could’ve have been a attempt so Matthieu Raynal raises his arm and runs beneath the posts. Try quantity seven within the books
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:18
NO TRY! South Africa 38-0 Romania, 52 minutes
South Africa on the assault as soon as extra. Calmly going via the phases and consuming up floor within the 22.
And then Damian Willemse goes over! Gorgeous step off his left foot to slip between defenders and contact down!
TMO examine although. Did Canan Moodie block off defenders? Yes he did, present the replays so it’s chalked off. Willemse denied his second attempt of the sport
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:16
South Africa 38-0 Romania, 49 minutes
Adrian Motoc cleanly takes the lineout and so they maul for a few metres earlier than being stopped. Now time to undergo the phases.
They maintain it tight with the forwards however Andre Gorin penalised for sealing off the ball by going off his toes and South Africa win the penalty. Boos from the group.
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:11
South Africa 38-0 Romania, 48 minutes
Romania’s lineout have been devastatingly poor this afternoon. This one isn’t straight and turns the ball over in an excellent place.
The scrum does higher although! They win the scrum penalty after which kick to the nook. A five-metre lineout, can they get this one proper and rating their first factors? The crowd roar them on.
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:10
South Africa 38-0 Romania, 46 minutes
Romania get a little bit of ball in Boks territory and Iulian Hartig powers into contact. But a few phases later, they flip the ball over making an attempt to dump.
Willemse’s tried flick then doesn’t discover Williams and bounces into contact.
Hat-trick hero Cobus Reinach comes off, with Jaden Hendrikse on at scrum half.
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:09
TRY! South Africa 38-0 Romania (Deon Fourie, 43 minutes)
The Boks instantly down into Romania territory and it’s a five-metre lineout. Same consequence as the primary half, the inexorable driving maul rumbles in direction of the road and this time it’s Deon Fourie to the touch down.
Fourie instantly selecting up this hooker lark! The 37-year-old, who was 35 when he made his worldwide debut, finds Snyman on the lineout after which directs the maul over the road the place he can flop down on the ball.
Willemse misses his first conversion because the opening attempt as he pushes it broad of the appropriate upright.
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:07
South Africa 33-0 Romania, 42 minutes
A few half-time adjustments for the Springboks as Deon Fourie and RG Snyman come on. Fourie enjoying hooker for the primary time in years as South Africa defend Bongi Mbonambi – their solely specialist hooker left after the damage to Malcolm Marx. Snyman enjoying his regular place of lock
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:05
KICK-OFF! South Africa 33-0 Romania
Second half underway in Bordeaux and I’m happy to say the rain has stopped
Luke Baker17 September 2023 15:03
HALF-TIME! South Africa 33-0 Romania
So far, so simple for South Africa.
Luke Baker17 September 2023 14:56