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The Springboks have ended a nine year drought Down Under, defeating the Wallabies 24-8 at the all-new Allianz Stadium.

The visitors outclassed Dave Rennie’s men, keeping them from scoring a try until the 79th minute on the way to a bonus point win.

The encounter was capped off with a fiery exchange between the two sides after Makazole Mapimpi scored the final Springboks try of the match.

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After Mapimpi was memorably denied by Marika Koroibete last weekend, the Springboks winger made his feelings known as he shoved his Wallabies opposite who lay on the ground.

The two teams then converged on the sidelines before exchanging pleasantries.

After a bit of pushing and shoving around the in-goal area, Mapimpi was dished a yellow card for instigating the kerfuffle.10:37

“That is terrifying,” Sean Maloney said in commentary for Stan Sport, as wild-eyed Eben Etzebeth went face-to-face with Allan Alaalatoa.

“Allan Alaalatoa, up to it, and said. ‘You want some?'”

By and large, it was a messy encounter on both sides of the equation.

The Wallabies conceded 13 penalties while the Springboks copped 14.

The Wallabies looked unlikely to threaten the try line until Pete Samu finally crossed and ultimately didn’t do enough to hold out the Springboks.

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For captain James Slipper, it was a disappointing performance after last weekend’s 25-17 barnburner.

“It was a disappointing way to start the game,” said Slipper.

“I felt like that first half we played down our end of the field and put ourselves under pressure. 

“Another week of poor discipline. We spoke a lot about that this week, and that’s probably the most disappointing thing – putting ourselves under pressure like that.

Springboks score first at new-look Allianz Stadium

“It just felt like we didn’t play much rugby. We didn’t really fire a shot. We knew what sort of game it would be in these conditions, a big set piece, big kicking game. They were just dropping bombs on us all night and we just got stuck down our end. 

Next up is a date with the All Blacks in Melbourne on September 15.

“Obviously it’s a big game for us. It’s the Bledisloe,” Slipper said.

“We really wanted to build a bit of momentum. That’s probably why I’m so gutted right now. Lost a game for our country. 

“It doesn’t get any easier. We’re going into the Bledisloe now, it’s going to be two tough games coming up. We’ll pick ourselves up. We’ve got a good group here and we’ll rip in.”

The visitors opened the scoring in the 11th minute courtesy of Damian de Allende who found a hole in the Wallabies defence off the back of a quick tap-and-go.

The Wallabies were left reeling early on.

Matt Philip was sent to the bin early while Hunter Paisami wandered off for a concussion check and did not return.

A penalty brought the Wallabies within five points, but that was as close as they would get all night.

Springboks rookie scores stunning try

Teenage debutant Canan Moodie caught a high ball and sprinted towards to try line for his first in the 39th minute making it 17-3 at the break.

Poster boy Taniela Tupou, who battled injury before the Rugby Championship even got underway, never made the field as he battled a calf issue.

After a relatively quiet second half, Mapimpi crossed the line to make it 24-3 before setting off a commotion down the far end of the field.

After Saturday’s, every team has two wins and two losses.

The Wallabies sit second behind the All Blacks, who have an extra bonus point.

The Pumas and Springboks go head-to-head on September 18.

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Read Now: Skipper's rousing message that sparked Maroons star – 101 Latest News



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Queensland skipper Ali Brigginshaw has revealed the stirring message she gave Maroons debutant Keilee Joseph before her Player of the Match performance in the State of Origin opener.

Joseph was outstanding, running for 103 metres and laying 23 tackles as the Maroons claimed a vital 18-10 victory at CommBank Stadium in Sydney.

The 21-year-old lock played with the words “nanny” and “poppy” written on her taped wrists as she revealed her sick grandfather had been a major source of inspiration.

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However, Joseph’s grandparents weren’t her only source of inspiration on the night, with her skipper Brigginshaw opening up on her own words of advice to her young teammate.

“I spoke to her before the game and said, ‘You don’t want to be a one-game player, you want to [play for] 10 years’,” she told Nine.

“I wanted her to set her standards and set a legacy for that jersey and she did that tonight.”

Joseph revealed that she was “very, very nervous” in the lead-up to the match, calling her Player of the Match award “amazing”.

Queensland also revealed how the stirring comeback win from their male counterparts on Wednesday night laid the platform for their own victory.

“Definitely (drew inspiration from last night), the boys played an awesome game and we wanted to bring that out tonight as well,” Maroons star Julia Robinson, who scored a double, told Nine.

“We just had to be calm and set ourselves back up and just go out there and connect with each other.”

“I was just so proud of how the girls were together as a team. We watched the boys last night and they just showed up for each other, so if anything, watching them showed us the way,” added Brigginshaw.

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“We’ve got so many young kids, but I loved how we brought it together.”

The two sides will meet again in Townsville on June 22 for the series finale, with NSW needing a victory by nine points or more to retain the Origin shield.

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Read Now: Saudi Pro League: Puma enter ground-breaking sponsorship agreement with Al Hilal until 2027 – 101 Latest News



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The partnership marks Puma’s continued expansion into football, meeting the region’s ever-growing passion for the game with one of the Arab World’s most celebrated and successful football clubs.

Commenting on the partnership, The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Hilal Club Mr. Fahad Bin Saad Bin Nafel said: “We’re delighted about this new partnership with Puma until 2027.

“The long-term nature of this agreement means both parties are committed to work together with a strong focus on bringing global exposure for the team as well as developing new campaigns and initiatives which place our communities in the spotlight.

“We are excited to start our journey together with PUMA being the first in the region with our very own bespoke kit designs and we believe that this partnership will set a new benchmark for Saudi football.”

Puma Middle East GM, Taner Seyis, added: “The partnership we signed with Al-Hilal provides new opportunities with one of the world’s most passionate football fanbases, in a market that is seeing unprecedented growth and dynamism across all industries. We are committed to working together with Al- Hilal, in the Kingdom and globally, to deliver impact both on and off the pitch.”

As part of the partnership, we will see both organizations working together to provide long-term initiatives for Saudi youth, connect with local communities, and create exclusive Puma product ranges to the delight of fans across the Kingdom and the globe.

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Read Now: Telles wins Europa League with Sevilla – 101 Latest News



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There were plenty of other former Reds in action across the hotly-anticipated contest, too, with both Chris Smalling and Nemanja Matic starting for Roma.

Smalling has become something of a regular following his move to Rome back in 2020, with Matic having just completed his first full season in Italy after departing Manchester at the end of our 2021/22 campaign.

Despite taking the lead in the contest, it wasn’t to be for the Giallorossi, with wild scenes clear for all to see following another Sevilla success.

Congratulations on your triumph, Alex!

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