All Blacks deny Pumas first win with tight 20-16 victory

The Springboks during a training session on 16 July 2019

The Springboks during a training session on 16 July 2019

White was the backup scrumhalf in the 2015 Rugby Championship, but instead of going to the Rugby World Cup he went to Montpellier in France then Exeter in England.

It's a test of depth at the start of a Rugby World Cup season.

History was on South Africa's side heading into the clash having lost just once in the last 10 meetings in Johannesburg.

With Barrett continuing to kick perfectly from the tee, and Brodie Retallick gifted an intercept try from almost 50m out from first-five Nicolas Sanchez, the Pumas were in big trouble at halftime. Kick the damn ball out.

The Wallabies, though, hit back quickly, and thought they had grabbed their first try when loose forward Lukhan Salakaia-Loto galloped over, but referee Paul Williams called them back for a forward pass by Samu Kerevi. Here is everything you want to know to watch Australia vs. Give us a signpost.

Folau's replacement in the Wallabies matchday squad is Brumbies fullback Tom Banks.

They may have been dubbed the B team by some, but there was nothing B-grade about this Springbok team as they thundered to a 35-17 bonus-point victory over the Wallabies at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Michael Cheika has made changes. They are surely missing the star member and will hope that they perform well at the semi-finals.

"We still had opportunities, even at the end". There's a lot people behind us. "I think that's fair". With all of this anticipation, set yourself up for a jolt coordinate this week and go with the rush.

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Halfbacks Nic White and Will Genia will do more playmaking, running and distribution in the new backline ideas of attack coach Shaun Berne.

This reflects the struggles of the Wallabies, where they have won just 24% of games that they have played in South Africa. Isi Naisarani, 7. Michael Hooper (capt), 6.

The Qantas Wallabies train at Wests Bulldogs Rugby Union Club, Brisbane. Dane Haylett-Petty, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Still, it will be on Foley to have a good day with the boot and super-sub Kurtley Beale to provide steadying kicks in the second half. O'Connor believes his best position is the number 12 jersey, now occupied by the in-form Samu Kerevi, who will partner Tevita Kuridrani at centre for the first time in two years. The pair lack passing craft and much of the playmaking is on No.10 Foley until Beale enters the game.

Tom Banks has been rewarded for an outstanding Super Rugby season.

The ridiculous space the Wallabies gave sideline channel runners previous year must be jammed shut and defensive coach Nathan Grey must have done so or else.

At Ellis Park, the Springboks will be a mix of those returning from injury and needing game time, and fringe players pushing for places at the World Cup.

"Knowing Australians like I do, they are competitive, hugely competitive and they will get themselves in good situation to compete", McCaw told Reuters.

Often he has been dispelled as not having the tactical kicking game of an worldwide fullback, not only is that not true, but it is hardly a deal-breaker especially in the South African game.

James Slipper was recalled for his first test since December 2016 after a glut of injuries to props, which caused Johnson-Holmes to land in Johannesburg on Wednesday and a summons straight into the matchday 23.

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