SYDNEY (AP) — South Africa defeated Australia 24-8 on Saturday to leave the Rugby Championship title wide open after four matches.
The Springboks turned in a flawless display highlighted by a dazzling debut try for 19-year-old winger Canan Moodie, and the title is up for grabs after New Zealand’s 53-3 win over Argentina earlier on Saturday.
The Wallabies will now head into their two-test Bledisloe Cup series against New Zealand with all four sides on 2-2 records after four games, with the All Blacks leading the standings by one point having netted two bonus-point wins.
Coming off a strong win over the World Cup-champion Springboks a week ago in Adelaide, the Wallabies again failed to back up victory with another solid display, still yet to win back-to-back games this season.
“I don’t know about one (step) forward, two (steps) back … it’s a tough competition, you’ve got to…