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  • Penalty goals: Lealifano (4),
12 - 38

South Africa

  • De Villiers, Kirchner, Oosthuizen, Le Roux,
    Penalty goals: Steyn (4),
    Conversions: Steyn (3),
  • Rugby Championship
  • 7th Sep 2013
  • KO 11:05
  • Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Australia v South Africa - Live

Last updated: 7th September 2013  

Full Time80 42 years without a win in Brisbane ends today as South Africa hammer Australia 38-12. The hosts were bullied up front throughout before the second-half saw the backs cut loose. Thank you for following.

79 Australia cannot break through this green wall so opt to kick from their 22 as a minute or so remains. All eyes now shift to New Zealand versus South Africa next week in Auckland. It should be a cracker.

78 Strauss to throw in on halfway as this game fizzles out as a contest. All of South Africa's bench is now on as their pack take contact before Vermaak puts the ball up. Ultimately it's a Springbok scrum.

75 And wouldn't you just know it, an Australian scrum soon after sees the Boks win a penalty. Ewen McKenzie has a massive job on his hands ahead of facing Argentina after a third straight defeat.

72 South Africa ring the changes now as Lambie, Kolisi and Serfontein come on for Steyn, Louw and De Villiers. It's a home line-out five metres from the Springbok line as Le Roux kicks under pressure.

Conversion69 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 12-38! The lead grows to 26 points. Incredible stuff in Brisbane.

TRY68 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! 12-36! They have the try bonus-point. Le Roux dummies Genia down the short side and sprints over for his first Test try. Coach Meyer looks delighted with how his team is doing.

Conversion67 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 12-31! Two more to the tally.

TRY66 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KIRCHNER! 12-29! And they have. What a try it is too as a flat pass out to Le Roux on the right wing sees the Cheetah put a lovely ball back inside to Kirchner. One more for the bonus.

65 Unfortunately for Australia, it only gets better for the Springboks as Etzebeth wins a breakdown penalty. Steyn duly nudges that one to the Wallaby 22 - another try here would end this contest.

64 Good again from South Africa as they slow down the ball at a line-out in their own 22 before scrum-half Pienaar kicks superbly to halfway. Australia must roll the dice here and use their danger men.

61 Steyn misses the conversion so it is a twelve-point lead with just under twenty minutes remaining.

TRY60 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE VILLIERS! 12-24! Massive moment. Habana's pace saw him get past Folau before his chip over the top led to his captain sprinting over from the recycled ball. Excellent from the Boks.

58 Changes made by South Africa here before the scrum as Strauss, Steenkamp and Kruger come on up front.

56 Hooper still has four minutes remaining in the bin remember as Du Plessis throws just outside his own 22. Simple line-out from the Sharks man before Pienaar puts one up that bounces into touch on halfway.

Penalty53 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 12-19! No mistake from the centre so it's back to a seven-point game.

52 Van der Merwe is now penalised for taking out Ashley-Cooper off the ball so up steps Lealiifano from about 40 metres out. Three points here would go down well with the Suncorp faithful. Will he get it?

Penalty51 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 9-19! Net result, Steyn sends over three more points. Key moment there.

Yellow Card49 YELLOW CARD, AUSTRALIA, HOOPER! It gets worse for Australia as Hooper goes for a tip tackle on Habana.

48 The scrum doesn't get any better for the Wallabies too as South Africa win a penalty, which is booted up to the home 22. Set-piece dominance equates to attacking opportunities. Simple for the Springboks.

46 Here come the Wallabies again with Ashley-Cooper becoming more and more involved on halfway. However, he has this time been held up and it's Bismarck du Plessis who is the last man to his feet. Top work.

Penalty44 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 9-16! No mistake from the Brumbies centre, who reduces the lead to 7.

43 And it's a great start for the Wallabies, bringing down Le Roux in his own in-goal. Australia to put in then five metres out and eventually that leads to the Springboks not releasing at the breakdown.

41 Welcome back to Suncorp Stadium and it's Cooper getting things going with a kick-off down the middle.

40 The half ends with Steyn missing a penalty attempt from wide on the left. South Africa won't be too unhappy though as that is a good 40 for them, leading by ten points as Australia struggle to fire.

39 They won't. Bismarck du Plessis wins a breakdown penalty. Easy to say it now, but that was the wrong call from Genia as South Africa eat up the territory with just over one minute left in the first 40.

37 Australia has an opportunity to reply here with three points of their own but instead go for the corner - an odd choice at this point in the game. Will they prove me wrong late in the first-half?

Penalty35 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 6-16! Australia cough up another three points as full-back Folau is caught holding on after being under pressure by Vermuelen. Up steps Steyn from bang in front. Easy.

32 Vermuelen is unlucky there as he gambles and looks to intercept Genia's pass from a line-out. In the end he fumbles so it's an Australian scrum on South Africa's ten-metre. Plenty of width to use here.

Penalty29 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 6-13! He doesn't miss those sort of shots. A lead of seven once more.

27 It doesn't cost South Africa though as they soon have possession back and enjoy a bit of territory with it, setting up camp about 30 metres out from the home line. There is a penalty advantage here.

25 A mistake from the assistant referee Glen Jackson there as O'Connor looked to have put his foot out after catching Steyn's restart. Instead we come back for an Australia scrum on halfway. Poor call.

Penalty23 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 6-10! The lead is cut to four points again as South Africa captain De Villiers is penalised by Clancy for not releasing the tackled player at the ruck. It's all Australia.

20 Alberts is now back on by the way after his ten minutes in the sin-bin. He, like his team-mates, have some defending to do and Alberts does just that, nailing Fardy in contact. Australian scrum, 20 out.

19 South Africa have survived as that Cummins break saw him slip before a couple of intercepts saved the visitors. In the end it is a penalty on halfway, which O'Connor kicks to the 22. Good spell for them.

16 Australia are given easy metres here after De Villiers pushes Hooper off the ball so Moore will throw in just past halfway. Here comes Slipper off the tail before Cummins breaks through. Big chance here.

Penalty13 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 3-10! Genia is offside at that scrum which allows Steyn to send over three points from distance. He didn't look like missing as the lead goes back up to seven points.

12 Not the best start for Australia wing Cummins here as he spills another ball, coming off his wing close to his ten-metre. South Africa will have the scrum then in centre-field - decent position.

Penalty9 PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, LEALIIFANO! 3-7! Easy enough for the Wallaby centre so it's a four-point game.

Yellow Card8 YELLOW, SOUTH AFRICA, ALBERTS! Deliberate slap-down from the Bok flank and three points are coming.

Conversion7 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 0-7! No mistake from the fly-half.

TRY6 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, OOSTHUIZEN! 0-5! It gets the green light. What a great start for the Springboks.

5 What a great touch-finder from Steyn as he takes South Africa to within five metres from a Quade Cooper offence. Big chance here for the Boks and they're over aren't they? TMO time. It's the blood replacement Coenie Oosthuizen who thinks he's scored.

4 Lovely stuff from the Wallabies on halfway from that resulting line-out as they go wide quickly. But nice passing ends with Cummins fumbling an excellent flat pass from O'Connor. Frustrating for him.

2 South Africa are in possession and sit just 25 metres out. But that attack ends with Clancy blowing against Van der Merwe, who is penalised for going off his feet at the breakdown. Australia clear.

1 And we're off with George Clancy blowing the whistle. Morne Steyn gets us underway to the left with the Wallabies rising well to claim the kick-off. Folau does well early on, taking a testing high kick.

Time for the anthems. Not long now until kick-off at Suncorp Stadium.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made five changes to his starting XV - two of which are positional. Bismarck du Plessis takes over as vice-captain and hooker from Adriaan Strauss, while Flip van der Merwe will pack down at lock for Juandre Kruger. At the back, Willie le Roux shifts from full-back to right wing in the place of Bjorn Basson, with Bryan Habana moving over to the left. Zane Kirchner will start his first Test of the year at full-back.

Australia captain James Horwill has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury so Kane Douglas starts. Quade Cooper has been recalled to the starting XV while Israel Folau moves to full-back. Sekope Kepu and Nick Cummins also get an opportunity at tighthead prop and on the wing respectively.

Hello and welcome to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane where the Springboks are seeking their first ever win at this venue. The Wallabies have yet to pick up a point in the Rugby Championship this year so they are under plenty of pressure too. It should be a cracking game, don't go away!

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