Boks attempt the exact move Wallabies tore them apart with
Any South Africa fan that went on social media in the week after their loss to Australia in Adelaide would have seen the Wallabies’ third try shared by many, many people.
It was quite a try, finished by Fraser McReight, and inevitably there was a lot of analysis around it- not only around the exact move but how the Wallabies had built towards it all match. Oh, and it also involved a prop, James Slipper, playing at first receiver and producing the perfect pass to put his fly-half Noah Lolesio through the middle to the Bok defence. In fact, it was so good that South Africa tried to copy the exact move a week later in Sydney.
Once again it was the Boks running back from a long goal line drop out from Reece Hodge. It was even a loosehead playing the pass again, this time Steven Kitshoff to Jesse Kriel running on his inside. The outcome of this was starkly different though, with the Wallabies stopping the centre dead in his tracks.
A clip of the move has been shared by EK Rugby Analysis, who broke down the Wallabies try last week, take a look here:
— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) September 3, 2022
This might not have come off, but the Boks were impressive nevertheless at the Allianz Stadium, arguably playing their best rugby of the Rugby Championship so far this year.
The win against the Wallabies means they are sat on nine points in the Championship table, alongside Australia and Argentina, and are only one point behind the All Blacks. With back to back matches against Argentina now, one in Buenos Aires and one in Durban, the title is very much there for the taking for all four sides. Given the way the Championship has gone so far, it could be very close right until the final whistle of the last match.