|New Zealand (22) 39|
|Tries: Ioane, Reece, Papalii, Jacobson 2 Cons B Barrett, J Barrett 3 Pens B Barrett, J Barrett|
|Argentina (0) 0|
|South Africa (11) 26|
|Tries: Mbonambi, Marx 2 Cons Pollard Pens Pollard 3|
|Australia (19) 28|
|Attempt Kellaway Con Cooper Pens Cooper 7|
Quade Cooper kicked a penalty for Australia after the hooter to safe a dramatic win in opposition to world champions South Africa within the Rugby Championship.
Cooper, who performed the final of his 70 Checks in 2017 in opposition to Italy, returned to the worldwide fold final month.
The 33-year-old fly-half was his facet’s hero, ending with 23 factors.
Earlier, Luke Jacobson crossed twice as New Zealand thrashed Argentina to earn their third bonus-point win in as many matches to remain high of the desk.
Cooper held his nerve to strike the ball sweetly from 40 metres out on an angle after scrum-half Nic White poached the ball from the final scrum in an exciting end.
“Quade is a big-time participant and he stepped up and mentioned ‘I’ve bought it’ and he nailed it,” mentioned Michael Hooper, who equalled George Gregan’s file for many Checks as Wallabies captain after main his facet for a 59th time.
Andrew Kellaway scored the Wallabies’ solely attempt on 17 minutes however Cooper’s boot stored them in competition.
The Springboks scored all three of their tries from line-out drives, with Malcolm Marx grabbing two and the opposite coming from Bongi Mbonambi.
It was a much-needed win for the Wallabies’ former Glasgow coach Dave Rennie after the crew misplaced to the All Blacks 3 times within the house of a month.
The All Blacks dominated for lengthy intervals in opposition to the Pumas however solely led 7-0 after half-hour because of Rieko Ioane’s opener on account of some decided Argentina defence.
However they scored twice within the closing levels of the primary half by way of Sevu Reece and Dalton Papalii to steer 22-0 on the break after Pablo Matera, certainly one of Argentina’s simplest tacklers, was despatched to the sin bin by referee Nic Berry following warnings about repeated infringements.
Jacobson scored the second of his two tries after substitute prop Carlos Muzzio was yellow carded as Argentina once more suffered disciplinary issues.
South Africa: Le Roux, Nkosi, Am, de Allende, Mapimpi, Pollard, De Klerk, Kitshoff, Mbonambi, Malherbe, Etzebeth, De Jager, Kolisi, Mostert, Vermeulen.
Replacements: Marx, Nche, Koch, Van Staden, Smith, Wiese, H. Jantjies, Willemse.
Australia: Banks, Kellaway, Ikitau, Kerevi, Koroibete, Cooper, McDermott, Bell, Fainga’a, Alaalatoa, Rodda, Philip, Swinton, Hooper, Valetini.
Replacements: Kaitu’u, Slipper, Tupou, Leota, Samu, White, Hodge, Petaia.
Referee: Luke Pearce (RFU)
New Zealand: J. Barrett, Reece, R. Ioane, Havili, Bridge, B. Barrett, Perenara, Tuinukuafe, Aumua, Laulala, Retallick, S. Barrett, A. Ioane, Papali’i, Jacobson.
Replacements: Taukeiaho, Moody, Lomax, Vaa’i, Blackadder, Weber, McKenzie, Tupaea.
Argentina: Mallia, Delguy, Moroni, de la Fuente, Carreras, Sanchez, Bertranou, Gigena, Montoya, Medrano, Petti, Alemanno, Matera, Kremer, Bruni.
Replacements: Bosch, Muzzio, Pieretto, Lavanini, Gonzalez,Garcia, Chocobares, Boffelli.
Referee: Nic Berry (Australia)