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Rookie Jantjies Steers Boks To Win Over Wallabies

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Herschel Jantjies showed tremendous class during the Springboks 35-17 win over the Wallabies at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The Stormers scrumhalf could not ask for a better debut, as he produced an impeccable performance which included a double of tries.

Lodewyk de Jager, Sibusiso Nkosi and  Cobus Reinach added their name to the scoresheet while Elton Janjties added five successful conversions for the bonus-point win.

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The scorers: 

For South Africa
Tries: H.Jantjies 2, De Jager, Nkosi, Reinach
Cons: E.Jantjies 5

For Australia
Tries: Haylett-Petty, Foley
Con: Foley 2
Pen: Foley

Yellow card: Andre Esterhuizen (South Africa, 20 – High tackle), Taniela Tupou (Australia, 53 – Dangerous cleanout)

South Africa: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Francois Louw, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Rynhardt Elstadt , 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth (captain), 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Marcel Coetzee, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Dillyn Leyds.

Australia:15 Tom Banks, 14 Dane Haylett-Petty, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Reece Hodge, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nic White, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 James Slipper.

Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Will Genia, 22 Matt To’omua, 23 Kurtley Beale.

Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Karl Dickson (England)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

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