Springboks prop Oosthuizen breaks arm, Louw joins South Africa squad

Jonathan Hernandez
September 12, 2017

After Jantjies' goal attempt, the Wallabies rushed downfield in pursuit of victory, but a knock on from Samu Kerevi ended the match. Louw is expected to join the Springboks on Monday in Auckland.

Coetzee said the Springboks were benefiting from renewed collaboration between the national team and the South African Super Rugby franchises over conditioning, but were still well behind New Zealand in such areas.

The Wallabies dominated several statistical categories and had twice as many run meters as South Africa, but were outplayed at the breakdown and set-piece.

Beale was the Wallabies' clear standout - continuing his magnificent form since returning from England - while Michael Hooper, Israel Folau, Coleman and Foley were also impressive.

"It was a bit of inconsistency in the way we got set for the scrum".

"We did enough, but unfortunately I think the first half, just the discipline cost us a bit, conceded unnecessary penalties which gave them opportunity", he said.

The result, two weeks after a 35-29 loss to the All Blacks in Dunedin, leaves the Wallabies with a draw and two losses.

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Springboks prop Oosthuizen breaks arm, Louw joins South Africa squad

Saturday's clash at GIO Stadium is Australia's first in Canberra since 2010, while Argentina haven't played there for 17 years.

Ahead 13-10 at the break, Australia took a commanding lead when Tatafu Polota-Nau scored from a forward drive, but opposing No.2 Malcolm Marx crossed for South Africa in between two Elton Jantijies penalties which edged the visitors in front.

Australia had been focusing on the restart in training and replied directly from the ensuing kickoff with Beale picking up a poor pass that looked to have stalled the attack before cutting back to slice through the blindside defence.

"At 20-10 up, we should have gone on with that", Australia coach Michael Cheika said.

Argentina are winless after three Rugby Championship games this season.

The Stormers prop joins a South Africa side now second in the Rugby Championship standings and although coach Allister Coetzee wasn't happy to split the points with Australia, he is pleased with the team's form. "I am, however, satisfied with the overall performance ... the team showed great character in their fightback".

"It's not going to be easy, the Wallabies are probably still favourites playing in Australia, they're a great team and they nearly beat the All Blacks in New Zealand in their last game".

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