Wallabies defeat Springboks 25-17 in Rugby Championship Test in Adelaide


The Wallabies have produced an impressive performance with a 25-17 win over world champions South Africa in their Rugby Championship Test at Adelaide Oval.

Bouncing back from a humiliating 48-17 loss to Los Pumas in Argentina, the Wallabies scored three tries to two, with openside flanker Fraser McReight claiming a double.

Winger Marika Koroibete also crossed the line for the Wallabies, while he was involved in the play of the match when he made a try-saving tackle on Springboks flyer Makazole Mapimpi in the first half.

The win continued the misery for the Springboks in Australia, with the Wallabies unbeaten in the past eight clashes between the two sides at home.

It is also the Wallabies’ second victory of this year’s Rugby Championship.

They are level with Argentina on nine points on the tournament standings, but Los Pumas hold the top spot on points difference following their upset win over the All Blacks in Christchurch.

The Wallabies and Springboks meet again next Saturday night at the redeveloped Sydney Football Stadium.

Wallabies coach Dave Rennie said he was proud of how his squad responded after the loss to Argentina earlier this month.

“We had an honest and brutal type of review and we got the response we expected,” Rennie said.

“We’re rapt with the result but we’re well aware of the challenge of next week and backing that up, which we haven’t done this year.

“The South Africans are a hell of a side and they’re going to be tougher next week so we will have to take our game to another level.

“If we genuinely want people to get behind us we have to front every week.”

Discipline was still an issue for the Wallabies, with the penalty count 15-9 and two yellow cards.

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