Rugby Championship 2021: South Africa Springboks v Australia Wallabies – live!

  • Updates from the Springboks vs Wallabies clash on the Gold Coast
  • Kick-off time at Cbus Super Stadium tonight is 8:05pm AEST
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10.44am BST

The Springboks are the No 1 ranked side in Test rugby, they’re the World Cup holders, and recently knocked off the touring British and Irish Lions. But, as Gerard Meagher wrote recently, there’s a bloodlessness to all this success that isn’t winning over any neutrals.

Judging them purely on results – a World Cup triumph and a Lions series win – you cannot say it has not been successful, but equally it has become a way of excusing the fact that they are not exactly riveting to watch. This series, South Africa have welcomed any accusations that they are “boring” – Handré Pollard countered by saying the only thing more beautiful than South Africa’s style of play was his wife.

Related: Can Springboks ever get beyond their ends-justify-the-means approach? | Gerard Meagher

10.41am BST

⏱️ Only 25 minutes to go before kick-off#StrongerTogether #StrongerForever #RSAvAUS pic.twitter.com/hd6tiG9hHG

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