After the first half on Saturday, Joel Stransky walked past me and commented that it was ‘Like watching paint dry’. He wasn’t far off.
The second half was much improved though, and with impressive play from Pierre Spies and Fourie Du Preez, the Boks came out winners in the end, 24-16.
This try scored by Du Preez was a moment of brilliance from one of the better scrum halfs in world rugby.
His quick tap from the penalty caught the Wallaby defence napping. It was his power though that was most impressive, bumping off Palu and barging over for the try despite the attention of a number of defenders.