Debutant Jantjies stars as Boks beat Wallabies

South Africa's Pieter-Steph du Toit (L) and teammate Andre Esterhuizen (R) run for the ball during the 2019 Rugby Championship match South Africa v Australia, at the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, on July 20, 2019.

File: South Africa's Pieter-Steph du Toit (L) and teammate Andre Esterhuizen (R) run for the ball during the 2019 Rugby Championship match South Africa v Australia, at the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, on July 20, 2019.

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JOHANNESBURG - Debutant scrum-half Herschel Jantjies scored two tries as South Africa beat Australia 35-17 Saturday in the opening match of the Rugby Championship season in Johannesburg.

The Western Stormers half-back scored the first and fourth Springbok tries before being warmly applauded when substituted 14 minutes from time at Ellis Park.  

South Africa outscored Australia by five tries to two for a bonus-point win despite resting a number of regulars ahead of an away clash with world champions New Zealand next weekend.

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