2018 South Africa Tour First Match Result

The AURL touring side won its first match of the 2018 South Africa Tour, defeating the Western Province Invitational XIII 76-6 in Helderberg Rugby Stadium, Cape Town on Tuesday 23 October.

Australia opened the scoring early in the match with a try to Luke Jurd after a good run through the middle of the ruck by his brother Matthew. However, the early score was equalled soon after with a try to the Invitational XIII after a high kick into the in-goal.

However, from this point on Australia asserted its authority across the park during the first half with many slick passing moves resulting in a commanding 42-6 lead at the break. First half tries were scored by Luke and Matthew Jurd, Jayden Baker a double, Billy Butler, Robert Tuliatu and Matty Butler.

The second half saw Australia continue with a disciplined and well constructed effort to run out winners 76-6. The Invitational XIII were a tough and aggressive side who never gave up, but were soundly defeated by a strong Australian outfit.
Tries: Billy Butler 3, Jayden Baker 2, Dylan Izard, Declan Morrissey, Malachi Morgan, Luke Jurd, Matt Jurd, Robert Tuliatu, Kobe Tararo, Matt Butler
Goals: Dylan Izzard 12
Players’ Player: Billy Butler
Man of the Match: Dylan Izzard
Team List:
1. Dylan Izzard
2. Jayden Baker
3. Declan Morrissey
4. Malachi Morgan
5.Billy Butler
6. Ryan Cameron
7. Luke Jurd
8. Matt Jurd
9. Tom Watkins
10. Jack Peacock
11. Jesse Domic
12. Robert Tuliatu
13. Kobe Tararo
14.Kobi Annand
15. Sam Collins
16. Matt Butler
17. Dylan Haijjir
18. Alex Fisher

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