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Herschel Jantjies stars on debut as South Africa defeat Australia 35-17

Herschel Jantjies scored two tries on his debut as South Africa beat Australia 35-17 in the opening match of the Rugby Championship season.

The Western Stormers half-back scored the first and fourth Springbok tries.

Jantjies, 23, received a standing ovation when substituted 14 minutes from time at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park.

Lood De Jager, S’busiso Nkosi and Cobus Reinach also scored tries as South Africa earned a bonus-point win despite resting a number of regulars.

Elton Jantjies made all five conversions.

Full-back Dane Haylett-Petty and back Kurtley Beale scored Australia’s two tries.

Argentina play New Zealand in Buenos Aires in Saturday’s other Rugby Championship match.

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