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Last Updated: Friday, 24 October, 2003, 09:40 GMT 10:40 UK
Clockwatch: SA 46-19 Georgia

All the action from this Pool C encounter.

80 mins: Replacement Schalk Berger scores on his debut. From the base of the scrum, he picks up and evades three tacklers. Hougaard misses the conversion as the final whistle goes.
South Africa 46-19 Georgia

78 mins: Georgia's defence desperately tries to fend off South Africa, who look thirsty for one final try.

76 mins: Paulse shows his pace for possibly the first time in the game but he has a foot in touch and his hopes of glory are dashed.

75 mins: Despite a yellow card moments ago, the high tackles still rain in. Georgia win a penalty for the latest misdemeanour, which they boot into touch.

73 mins: Terblanche goes absolutely mental at Kvirikashvili and rightfully so after the Georgian fly-half unleashes an awful high tackle on him. He'll spend the rest of the game in the sin bin.

72 mins: Tempers are fraying between the two sides. The referee has a quick word and everyone gets back to business.

69 mins: Botha takes his tournament try-scoring tally to three as South Africa's superior fitness shows. In acres of space, the lock produces the running skills of a wing before flying over the line.
South Africa 41-19 Georgia

67 mins: Archil Kavtarashvili comes within a whisker of pulling off an interception, which would have sent him clear. But he fails to get to grips with it.

65 mins: The stadium fills with boos for Bakkies Botha as he wrestles Kvirikashvili on the ground. Shouts of "off, off" are ignored by the referee.

64 mins: Merab Kvirikashvili comes on and immediately slots over a penalty.
South Africa 36-19 Georgia

62 mins: Otar Eloshvili and Greef get to know each other in midfield, Greef up-ending the Georgian centre. They take time to have a few words afterwards.

59 mins: Jaque Fourie is awarded a try after consultation with the video referee. He grabs a kick ahead and forces it over before sliding into touch. Hougaard hits a sweet conversion.
South Africa 36-16 Georgia

57 mins: Breyton Paulse looks set to score a try but for some reason tries to off-load it to his outside man only for it to be stolen. An extraordinary decision. His side win a penalty moments later for a high tackle.

56 mins: Stefan Terblanche tries to break but three Georgians have other ideas and charge him into touch.

54 mins: It's ecstatic scenes in Sydney as David Dadunashvili becomes the first Georgian to score a World Cup try. From a line-out, he and his forwards drive on and the hooker is on hand to score. Jimsheladze converts as the game and the crowd come alive.
South Africa 29-16 Georgia

53 mins: Victor Didebulidze pulls off a delightful interception and charges for the line. But he's no world-class sprinter and is brought down before the line. He still wins a penalty and sees Scholtz sin-binned for not allowing the ball to be released.

52 mins: You get the feeling Straeuli will be bursting a blood vessel on the touchlines as his players knock the ball forward in the line-out - the latest in a catalogue of errors.

49 mins: It's unlikely the gathered spectators at the Aussie Stadium will share tales from this game with their grandchildren in years to come. So far, the second half has proved as uninspiring as the first.

47 mins: A seriously wasted opportunity from the Boks, who give away a penalty for obstruction from a line-out deep in Georgian territory.

45 mins: South African hands in the ruck give Jimsheladze another penalty chance. He clinches it.
South Africa 29-9 Georgia

42 mins: Just like in the first half, Rossouw is the first try scorer. Mobeladze tries to drag him down but his strength is enough to take him over. Hougaard misses his first spot kick of the night.
South Africa 29-6 Georgia

41 mins: Hougaard gets play going against but you get the feeling he and his team-mates will have been read the riot act at half-time.


40 mins: The whistle goes for half-time - a relief from a spectator's point of view.

39 mins: South Africa's front row bring Georgia's big men crashing to the ground in the scrum - a recurring theme of the half.

38 mins: Van Niekerk is one of the few Springboks coming out in a good light in Sydney. He launches two speedy breaks only for his team-mates to choose not to support him.

34 mins: The latest in a seemingly endless line of knock-ons halts another South African move. Depending on your interpretation, either de Kock (for his poor pass) or Werner Greef (for his poor hands) are to blame.

31 mins: Most of Springbok coach Rudolf Straeuli's first-choice team can rest easy for the time being. Few of the second stringers on the field are doing anything to push them for places.

29 mins: Jimsheladze slots over penalty number two after a touch of South African offside.
South Africa 24-6 Georgia

27 mins: South Africa's forwards show they're no slouches on the move as they push Georgia 30 yards back. They look a tad sulky as the ball is spread wide and their backs knock it forward.

26 mins: The crowd goes wild as the Georgians push for their first World Cup try with some punishing mauls. Sadly, it comes to nothing.

23 mins: Joe van Niekerk, one of only two survivors from the side beaten 25-6 by England at the weekend, finishes off a workman-like move to score, diving into the far left-hand corner. Hougaard does his bid to be the Boks' first-choice goal-kicker no harm with another good conversion.
South Africa 24-3 Georgia

21 mins: It may already be clear who's going to win this contest, but that doesn't dampen the crowds enthusiasm in Sydney who cheer at everything and anything the Georgians try.

19 mins: South Africa head for the line and, as the ball is weaved through the backs, Hougaard pops his head down and runs in unopposed. Despite try two, the Boks are hardly showing the cohesion of world beaters at the moment.
South Africa 17-3 Georgia

17 mins: A bizarre lack of concentration at the base of his pack sees Neil de Kock give away possession to his opposite number. Irakli Modebadze breaks but it comes to nothing as the Boks regroup.

14 mins: Finally South Africa manage to string an attack together. Rossouw picks his way through the Georgian backs for try number one.
South Africa 10-3 Georgia

13 mins: Lawrence Sephaka is caught offside and Jimsheladze levels the scores, taking his points-scoring tally for the night into double figures.
South Africa 3-3 Georgia

12 mins: South Africa have yet to fire the ball out to their backs. If anything, the Georgians are marginally holding the upper hand on the pitch.

9 mins: Machkhaneli is enjoying a great start. He fires up a huge kick, which he gathers in front of a mesmerised Springbok defence. It unleashes a series of Georgian attacks, who are putting everything into this game.

7 mins: Hendro Scholtz is brought crashing to the ground by Georgi Tsiklauri with a tackle of brutal strength.

4 mins: Georgia's forwards come in at the wrong side of the ruck to concede a penalty. Derick Hougaard steps up and successfully slots it over.
South Africa 3-0 Georgia

2 mins: Irakli Machkaneli enjoys the first real break of the night. He snipes his way past the South African defenders but his refusal to release the ball on the ground hands a penalty to the Springboks.

1107 BST: Paliko Jimsheladze hoofs the ball upfield and play gets under way. Danie Rossouw gathers.


South Africa: R Loubscher; S Terblanche, J Fourie, W Greeff, B Paulse; D Hougaard, N de Kock; L Sephaka, J Smit (capt), F Rautenbach, B Botha, S Boome, H Scholtz, D Rossouw, J van Niekerk
Replacements: D Santon, C Bezuidenhout, V Matfield, S Burger, J van der Westhuizen, L Koen, J Muller

Georgia: I Machkhaneli; G Khonelidze, O Eloshivili, V Katsadze (capt), A Kavtarashvili; P Jimsheladze, I Modebadze; A Kopaliani, D Dadunashvili, A Margvelashvili, S Gujaraidze, V Didebulidze, D Bolgashvili, G Tsiklauri, G Chkhaidze
Replacements: A Giorgadze, S Nikolaenko, I Zedginidze, G Yachvili, I Abuseridze, M Kvirikashvili, B Khamashuridze





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