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Cooper Comeback Causes CBus Stadium Scenes

Updated: Sep 14, 2021

Quade Cooper kicked 8 from 8 goals including a penalty after the siren to give the Wallabies a heart-stopping 28 - 26 win over the Springboks at CBus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.


A crowd of 15,150 was on hand to watch The Rugby Championship double header between All Blacks and Argentina followed by Wallabies v Springboks




Wallabies 28 (Andrew Kellaway try, Quade Cooper con, Quade Cooper 7 pens) defeated South Africa 26 (Bongo Mbonambi, Malcolm Marx 2 tries, Handre Pollard con, Handre Pollard 3 pens)


Gallery




Teams

Australia


1. Angus Bell (8 Tests)

2. Folau Fainga’a (17 Tests)

3. Allan Alaalatoa (49 Tests)

4. Izack Rodda (26 Tests)

5. Matt Philip (15 Tests)

6. Lachlan Swinton (4 Tests)

7. Michael Hooper (c) (111 Tests)

8. Rob Valetini (10 Tests)

9. Tate McDermott (8 Tests)

10. Quade Cooper (70 Tests)

11. Marika Koroibete (39 Tests)

12. Samu Kerevi (34 Tests)

13. Len Ikitau (5 Tests)

14. Andrew Kellaway (5 Tests)

15. Tom Banks (17 Tests)


Replacements


16. Feleti Kaitu’u*

17. James Slipper (106 Tests)

18. Taniela Tupou (31 Tests)

19. Rob Leota*

20. Pete Samu (11 Tests)

21. Nic White (38 Tests)

22. Reece Hodge (49 Tests)

23. Jordan Petaia (10 Tests)


South Africa


15 – Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz) – 66 caps, 60 pts (12t)

14 – Sbu Nkosi (Cell C Sharks) – 12 caps, 40 pts (8t)

13 – Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks) – 19 caps, 20 pts (4t)

12 – Damian de Allende (Munster) – 51 caps, 30 pts (6t)

11 – Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks) – 18 caps, 80 pts (16t)

10 – Handré Pollard (vice-captain, Montpellier) – 53 caps, 521 pts (6t, 82c, 105p, 4d)

9 – Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks) – 32 caps, 25 pts (5t)

8 – Duane Vermeulen (Vodacom Bulls) – 53 caps, 15 pts (3t)

7 – Franco Mostert (Honda Heat) – 44 caps, 5pts (1t)

6 – Siya Kolisi (captain, Cell C Sharks) – 56 caps, 30 pts (6t)

5 – Lood de Jager (Sale Sharks) – 50 caps, 25 pts (5t)

4 – Eben Etzebeth (Toulon) – 90 caps, 15 pts (3t)

3 – Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers) – 43 caps, 5pts (1t)

2 – Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers) – 41 caps, 40 pts (8t)

1 – Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers) – 52 caps, 5pts (1t)


Replacements:

16 – Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears) – 39 caps, 35 pts (7t)

17 – Ox Nché (Cell C Sharks) – 4 caps, 0 pts

18 – Vincent Koch (Saracens) – 24 caps, 0 pts

19 – Marco van Staden (Leicester Tigers) – 6 caps, 0 pts

20 – Kwagga Smith (Yamaha Júbilo) – 12 caps, 5 pts (1t)

21 – Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers) – 5 caps, 0 pts

22 – Herschel Jantjies (DHL Stormers) – 14 caps, 25 pts (5t)

23 – Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers) – 12 caps, 5pts (1t)





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