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Boks draw in Perth, remain unbeaten

South Africa was not operating at their best in the first half, their play lacked intent and fluidity.

Picture:  @Springboks.

CAPE TOWN - The Springboks remain unbeaten in 2017 after their 23-23 draw against Australia in Perth.

South Africa was not operating at their best in the first half, their play lacked intent and fluidity.

Elton Jantjies and Bernard Foley traded penalties early on. However, South Africa was first to score a try in the match, Jesse Kriel dotted down in the corner after a great kick and chase by him and Raymond Rhule.

The try handed the Springboks 10-3 lead but that was immediately wiped out at the subsequent kickoff. South Africa failed to secure the kickoff and Kurtley Beale waltzed through the scramble defence.

A late Bernard Foley penalty gave the Wallabies the lead (13-10) heading into the half time break.

The Wallabies were quick out of the blocks in the second half, after poor discipline from the Boks the hosts scored from a powerful maul with hooker Tatfau Polota-Nau the scorer.

With Foley’s conversion, it extended the Australian lead to 10 points, the score 20-10. Thereafter the visitors sprung into life as a Siya Kolisi-inspired a counter attack but Jan Serfontein was stopped metres away from the try line.

Thereafter, Jantjies closed the gap to 20-13 with a penalty as the Boks enjoyed their period in the match.

Captain Eben Etzebeth then turned down an opportunity for another three points, opting to set up a lineout in the hopes of five point. The forward pack rewarded the captain’s brave decision as Malcolm Marx went over for a try after a bulldozing rolling maul. Jantjies conversion meant the scores were level at 20-20.

The Springboks spent more time in the Australian 22m but could not convert the pressure into tries. After powerful scrum earned South Africa a penalty five metres out, Jantjies gave South Africa a late lead.

Once again, South Africa could not secure the restart and conceded another penalty as Foley made it 23-23.