South Africa and Australia are two of the world’s largest rugby teams, so when they play, everyone takes note. However, the Springboks as the South African team is popularly known has an edge over the Australia team. In the last five matches, South Africa has won 2 and drew one match against Australia. That’s quite an impressive record. Even if you were to go back in history, South Africa still has a better record of 1525 accumulated points against Australia’s 1312 in all the games they have played since 1933. That’s not to say that Australia is weak! In their last five meetings, South Africa has only won at home and only managed a draw in Perth Australia.
South Africa v Australia Rugby Winning percentage
The Springboks boost of their higher level of wins against the Australian team with their winning rate standing at 32%. However, South Africa cannot afford to rest on their laurels given that they have often struggled against the Wallabies in most of the matches they have played in Australia. For example, in their last five meetings, South Africa only managed two wins at home, and scrambled for a draw in their last meeting in Perth. But still statistics don’t lie, South Africa is still the better team. Australia needs to win a couple of matches if they were to match the Springboks.
30 Sep 2017 match schedule
The Springboks are set to meet the Wallabies on the 30th of September 2017 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein stadium, South Africa. This match will be part of the 2017 Rugby Championship. This will be a make or break match to determine who the better team between the two is. The first round of this match ended in a draw on the 9th of September. The 2017 Rugby championship is played both home and away, and in the Australian round the match ended 23-23. You can expect both teams to give their best push, with South Africa’s Brian Habana being the man to watch. Catch this match at 17:05 GMT+2.
Live stream channels by Country
If you can’t wait to watch the 2nd round of South Africa v Australia, here is where you can watch the game live from your country.
United States TV
- You can catch this game live on ESPN. You need to pay to watch this game live via ESPN on T.V. You may also choose to stream it via the ESPN website. Visit espn.com for details.
United Kingdom TV
- Watch this game live on Sky sports or on ESPN U.K.
- Catch this match live on Fox Sports Australia.
South Africa TV
- Catch this game live on Super Sport via DSTV.
New Zealand TV
- Catch this game live on Sky Sports
South Africa v Australia 2017 Rugby championship 1st round highlights
This was a tough game for both sides, but the Wallabies had an upper hand throughout the game. Beale and Polota Nau were on point as Australia took an early lead. But the Springboks did not take it lying down. They fought back with Kriel and Marx scoring tries to take the game to 20-20. Jantjies and Foley converted penalties for the Springbok ending the game at 23-23. The Springboks were on fire in the later part of the game, and had it extended for a few more minutes, the wallabies would have lost it, despite their early lead.