At the meeting for the third date of Rugby Championship, Australia defeated South Africa 28-26 in an impressive final that featured the penalty of Quade Cooper on the last play.
As protagonists of these last exciting minutes they were precisely Quade Cooper and Nic White. The scrum half, a player who always showed great intelligence on the pitch, came in from the bench to give Australia’s game greater mobility. However, his most memorable action was a defense. With the clock approaching 80 minutes and the Wallabies trailing 26-25, the back caught a key ball and generated a penalty on 22 South Africans.
Already out of time and with the opportunity to win the match, Quade Cooper appeared. The number 10, who was wearing the Wallabies jersey again after four years, showed up when it mattered most. The starter, who did not miss the entire game, took the ball and with a precise kick gave Australia the victory 28-26 on the last play.