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Saturday Jul 20, 2019

WATCH: Cheeky Jantjies try helps South Africa sink Wallabies

Two tries from Springbok debutant Herschel Jantjies helped South Africa secure a bonus point win over Australia in the opening game of the 2019 Rugby Championship.

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Jantjies’ first try came just 10 minutes into the game when he finished off a wonderful attack down the wing and his second score was a cheeky pick-and-go down the blindside 20 metres from the line.

The 23-year-old half back was one of the standout performers for South Africa, who scored five tries to the Wallabies’ two – although it should have been three tries for Australia had Dane Haylett-Petty not dropped the ball over the line in the first half.

There were some inspiring moments of play by South Africa at Ellis Park and the 100% kicking stats from fly half Elton Jantjies meant the home side scored more than double the points tally of Australia, who looked disjointed across the park.

The game finished 35-17 in Johannesburg and full match highlights are available below:

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