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Of course, the Boks are up against the All Blacks next weekend ... things don't get any easier for AC.
Really disappointing there from South Africa after such an encouraging start. They were 14-3 ahead, remember.
It is the first win in seven Tests for the Wallabies.
SA, meanwhile, have now lost three of six under Coetzee ...
Adriaan Strauss really growing into a Jean De Villiers like captain for the Boks. Two intercepts and counting...— Ben Karpinski (@followthebounce) September 10, 2016
Adriaan Strauss really growing into a Jean De Villiers like captain for the Boks. Two intercepts and counting...
It might not have counted, but that diving attempt from Elton is exactly what we need to see more of.— Zelím Nel (@Zels77) September 10, 2016
It might not have counted, but that diving attempt from Elton is exactly what we need to see more of.
South Africa are forced back into their own half and a knock forward brings an end to the match. Australia put an end to their six match losing run with a 23-17 victory over South Africa. Australia collect four points from this clash, however South Africa still remain in second place on the Rugby Championship table, with six points from three games, which includes one victory and two defeats. Australia find themselves in last place on the table with four points, which includes one victory and two defeats from three matches played.
The Wallabies will play Argentina in Perth next weekend, while the Springboks have the daunting task of taking on the All Blacks in Christchurch. Congratulations to Australia on a well deserved victory. The Springboks showed glimpses of what they can do with ball in hand in those opening few minutes when they scored a try through Warren Whiteley in the second minute, however they will have to put in an impressive 80 minute performance against New Zealand next weekend if they are to be competitive against the World Champions.
FULL TIME: AUSTRALIA 23-17 SOUTH AFRICA
Habana looks to combine with Etzebeth on the inside channels but Etzebeth knocks the ball forward and Australia put boot to ball and send the Springboks tracking back into their own half with the kick up field.
Genia looks to play Rory Arnold into space with a flat pass as Arnold runs into the line as first receiver but the pass goes forward and South Africa will have the defensive scrum on their own ten metre line. South Africa will have to keep the ball alive and score a try in these final few minutes if they are to win this game as they trail by six points with two minutes left to play.
Mbonambi makes a big carry down the wing and gets South Africa over the advantage line but the Springboks are unable to protect the ball as the turnover is made at the breakdown and Australia clear their lines as they boot the ball up field.
Australia are blown up for the front row collapsing at scrum time and Morne Steyn sets the attacking lineout with a touch finder just outside the Wallabies 22 metre line.
The scrum goes down with pressure being applied from both packs. The referee asks for a reset and South Africa will have another defensive scrum on their own ten metre line.
Australia are looking to vary their play as they go through the phases on the South Africa ten metre line but the Wallabies knock the ball forward and South Africa will have the defensive scrum on their ten metre line.
Habana looks to find touch inside the Wallabies half but the ball travels over the dead ball line and Australia will have the attacking scrum on the Springboks ten metre line.
Pocock looks to break off the scrum on the Australia five metre line. Pocock looks to give the ball some air as he looks to play Foley on the wing but the pass can only manage to find the touchline and South Africa will have the attacking lineout inside the Australia 22 metre line.
Steven Kitshoff makes some good metres for South Africa with a pick and go on the Australia five metre line before Australia force the knock forward with some good defensive pressure. Wallabies have the defensive scrum on their five metre line.
Pieter-Steph du Toit secures possession for South Africa at the lineout again before the Springboks form the rolling maul and head towards the line.
Good awareness on defence from Habana as he closes down Cooper well in the tackle before the Wallabies concede the penalty for not releasing at the breakdown and South Africa are going for broke as they turn down the kick at poles and set the attacking lineout with a touch finder on the Wallabies five metre line.
Good defence at the breakdown from South Africa earns them the turnover before Morne Steyn puts boot to ball and sends the ball deep into the Australia half.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, MORNE STEYN! 23-17: Morne Steyn adds the extra three with a kick at poles from inside the Australia 22 metre line and the Wallabies lead is reduced to six points with 15 minutes left to play.
Strauss finds Pieter-Steph du Toit in the lineout just outside the Wallabies 22 metre line. Pieter-Steph du Toit breaks free from the lineout and goes on a powerful run before Australia concede the penalty for not rolling away at the breakdown. The penalty is in a good kicking position and Morne Steyn will strike for poles from inside the 22 metre line.
CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, BERNARD FOLEY! 23-14: Bernard Foley converts the try from right underneath the poles and Australia now lead 23-14 with 18 minutes left to play.
TRY, AUSTRALIA, BERNARD FOLEY! 21-14: Bernard Foley shows and goes before he steps inside the tackle with some good footwork which takes him over the line. Australia now lead 21-14 with the conversion to come.
Pocock takes the ball into contact as he draws in the Springboks defence with a good carry on the five metre line.
High fives all around at scrum time for Australia as they put the shove on and send the Springboks scrum tracking back. The Wallabies are awarded the penalty and they set the attacking lineout with a touch finder just short of the South Africa 22 metre line.
South Africa look to find territory as they notice space at the back of the Wallabies defensive line and look for touch but the ball goes over the dead ball line and Australia will have the defensive scrum just outside their 22 metre line.
Adriaan Strauss makes a try saving interception on the wing. Australia had numbers out wide and were certain to score a five pointer. Australia concede the penalty for an infringement at the breakdown and South Africa set the attacking lineout with a touch finder on the Australia ten metre line.
South Africa are blown up for not releasing the ball at the breakdown and Reece Hodge sets the attacking lineout for Australia with a kick which finds touch on halfway.
Australia's lineout goes astray but South Africa knock the ball forward as they look to gather the loose ball and the Wallabies will have the attacking scrum just outside the Springboks 22 metre line.
Jantjies looks to go on his outside but he shows and goes and plays an inside ball to Hougaard. Hougaard is brought to ground and South Africa are playing with plenty of width to their attack just outside the Wallabies 22 metre line.
Pieter-Steph du Toit jumps up and wins the lineout for South Africa before the Springboks go the aerial route with a high kick but the ever reliable Israel Folau gets underneath the high ball for the Wallabies and Australia return the favor with a kick up field.
Australia concede the penalty for an infringement at the breakdown inside the Springboks half and Elton Jantjies sets the attacking lineout for South Africa with a lineout on halfway.
Quade Cooper puts in a chip kick over the Springboks defensive line. South Africa manage to track back and gather the loose ball but at the moment it is the Wallabies who are playing all the rugby, while South Africa are making all the tackles inside their own half.
Habana looks to break through with a carry down the wing before Hougaard puts boot to ball and puts in a high kick which travels deep into the Australia half.
Samu Kerevi runs down the wing with pace and power and look to be in for a certain try but some committed defence from South Africa full-back Johan Goosen forces Kerevi into touch just before he grounds the ball and South Africa will restart with the 22 metre drop out.
Genia tests the South Africa back three with a high kick and Australia win the ball in the air through Dane Haylett-Petty! Australia have front foot ball inside the Springboks half but play is stopped as Johan Goosen went down contesting for the ball in the air. Goosen is being attended to by the medical team at the moment.
Goosen is back on his feet and play resumes with an attacking scrum to Australia just outside the Springboks 22 metre line.
Folau comes into the line as first receiver and goes the direct route as he runs hard and straight at the line before he is wrapped up by the Springboks defence deep inside the Boks half.
PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, BERNARD FOLEY! 16-14: Foley adds the extra three with a kick at poles from close to the 22 metre line and the Wallabies now have a two point lead.
Bernard Foley gets the second half going with a short kick which travels short of the Springboks 22 metre line. Hougaard gathers the kick before South Africa put one high which Australia manage to gather and Kerevi breaks the line after receiving an inside ball. Kerevi is brought to ground and Australia are awarded the penalty for Etzebeth not rolling away at the breakdown and being in an offside position.
YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, EBEN ETZEBETH! 13-14: The referee has had enough of warning the Springboks about their lack of discipline at the breakdown. This time Etzebeth is the culprit as he fails to roll away at the breakdown and referee Nigel Owen reaches for his pocket and shows Etzebeth yellow. South Africa will be down to 14 players for the next ten minutes.
Both packs put in a big effort at scrum time on the Australia ten metre line. The referee asks for a reset and South Africa will have another scrum on the Wallabies ten metre line.
Faf de Klerk picks up from the base of the scrum on the Australia ten metre line and puts boot to ball and finds touch. That will be the first half. South Africa head into the break with a 14-13 lead courtesy of two tries which came from number eight Warren Whiteley and full-back Johan Goosen. Fly-half Elton Jantjies has contributed 4 points off the boot with two conversion. Australia have 13 points to show for their first half efforts, courtesy of a five pointer from lock Adam Coleman. Inside centre Bernard Foley has contributed eight points off the boot, with two penalties and one conversion. This game looks set to be a cracker with one point separating the two teams heading into the second forty. Stay tuned for the second half which will follow shortly.
HALF TIME: AUSTRALIA 13-14 SOUTH AFRICA
Jantjies has the distance but he does not have the direction as he sends the ball sailing wide of the poles and Australia will restart with the 22 metre drop out.
The Springboks look to counter attack off turnover ball as from the loose ball which they won at the lineout, Goosen joins the attack on the wing before he runs out of space and puts in a grubber kick for his backs to run onto. The Wallabies are blown up for a dangerous tackle from Israel Folau as his momentum cause him to shoulder charge into Goosen. South Africa are awarded the penalty and Jantjies will strike for poles from just outside the 22 metre line.
Australia's lineout goes astray as they overthrow and Lourens Adriaanse is there to gather the loose ball outside the Springboks 22 metre line.
South Africa concede the penalty for another offside infringement and Australia set the attacking lineout with a kick which finds touch just outside the Springboks 22 metre line.
PENALTY, AUSTRALIA, BERNARD FOLEY! 13-14: Foley has both the distance and the direction as he sends the ball sailing through the poles from right in front and it is now a one point game with 34 minutes played.
Goosen puts one high but Folau has time and space to take in the high kick. The Wallabies counter attack from deep with a well timed pass which finds Kerevi on the outside. Kerevi goes on a powerful run down the wing before he is wrapped up. South Africa concede the penalty for offside at the ruck inside their 22 metre line and Foley will strike for poles from inside the 22.
The Wallabies set the attacking lineout from the penalty, with a kick which finds touch on the South Africa ten metre line.
Mtawarira comes into the line as first receiver and gets the Springboks over the advantage line but some good work at the breakdown from Australia earns them the penalty.
CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, BERNARD FOLEY! 10-14: The flags are raised. Foley adds the extra two with the conversion from just outside the 22 metre line against the touch line and South Africa''s lead is reduced to 14-10.
South Africa concede the penalty for collapsing the maul and Australia are going for broke as they turn down the three points and set the attacking lineout with a kick which finds touch on the Springboks five metre line.
TRY, AUSTRALIA, ADAM COLEMAN! 8-14: There it is for the Wallabies! Reece Hodge crashes the ball up before he is brought to ground by Jantjies inside the South Africa five metre line. Genia picks up the ball from the ruck and throws a long pass to Coleman on the wing who takes Habana over the line with him as he crashes over for the five pointer. Game on!
Faf de Klerk picks up off the bass of the South Africa scrum inside their five metre line and finds Habana on the short side. Habana has no space to run into as he is met by two gold shirts. Habana is brought to ground and Jantjies makes the exit kick with a touch finder just outside the 22 metre line. Attacking lineout to Australia.
Australia are awarded the penalty for the neck roll and the Wallabies set the attacking lineout with a touch finder just outside the Springboks 22 metre line.
South Africa jump up and win the ball from the lineout on the Australia ten metre line before they look to play the wide channels with some good distribution skills shown by Faf de Klerk. South Africa throw the forward pass as they look to break through the Wallabies defence and Australia will have the defensive scrum on their ten metre line, but play is called back as Mtawarira committed a neck roll in the ruck.
Australia are blown up for not releasing the ball at the breakdown and the Springboks set the attacking lineout with a touch finder on the Wallabies ten metre line.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, ELTON JANTJIES! 3-14: Jantjies has his kicking boots on as he sends the ball sailing through the poles from right in front and South Africa have an 11 point lead with 18 minutes played.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, JOHAN GOOSEN! 3-12: Try time! South Africa captain Adriaan Strauss makes the interception inside the Springboks 22 metre line before he offloads to Jantjies in the tackle. Jantjies grubbers the ball up field and Goosen is on hand to collect the grubber and dot down for South Africa's second try of the game.
Australia jump up and win possession at the lineout before they make the clearance with a touch finder on halfway. South Africa have the attacking lineout.
Johan Goosen gains the Springboks some valuable metres with a kick which finds touch inside the Australia 22 metre line. Wallabies have the defensive lineout.
Kepu and Pocock combine well with some accurate habdling skills on centre field before good defence at the breakdown earns South Africa the turnover. Here come the Springboks from deep inside their half!
Scott Sio puts in a big hit on Mohoje which forces the knock forward and Australia will have the attacking scrum on halfway.
PENALTYM AUSTRALIA, BERNARD FOLEY! 3-7: It looks good and it's over! The ice man adds the extra three with the kick at poles from the 22 metre line. South Africa lead 7-3 with ten minutes played.
Genia feeds the Australia scrum inside the South Africa 22 metre line and goes for a run on the short side before he is brought to ground. Australia are awarded the penalty for Lourens Adriaanse collapsing the scrum and Bernard Foley will line one up at poles from the 22 metre line.
Goosen with some good defence as he gets in the way of a Dane Haylett-Petty grubber kick on the wing and manages to win possession for the Springboks inside his own half.
South Africa are blown up for an infringement at the lineout and the Wallabies set the attacking lineout with a kick which finds touch on the Springboks ten metre line.
Australia are blown up for not releasing the ball at the breakdown and Jantjies sets the attacking lineout with a touch finder just past the Wallabies ten metre line.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, ELTON JANTJIES! 0-7: Jantjies puts boot to ball and sends the ball sailing through the poles and South Africa now lead 7-0 with four minutes played.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, WARREN WHITELEY! 0-5: South Africa make a dream start to the game as Elton Jantjies makes the break with a good pass on the wing before Faf de Klerk breaks up field with some good pace. The Wallabies defence is caught at sixes and sevens and Warren Whiteley crashes over for the try from close range.
Here we go! Referee Nigel Owens blows his whistle and Elton Jantjies gets the game underway with a deep kick which travels all the way into the Wallabies 22 metre line. Australia gather the kick and set the phases before Cooper makes the exit with a touch finder on halfway. Attacking lineout to the Springboks.
Strauss finds Etzebeth in the lineout and Faf de Klerk looks to put in the box kick but some good defence from Australia sees the ball go loose and Australia have possession on halfway.
Both teams are on the field. The crowd is a sea of Gold. What an atmosphere, what an occasion and what a game we have coming up at the Suncorp Stadium.
Time to rise for the national anthems of South Africa and Australia.
The national anthem of South Africa is performed with plenty of emotion shown by the players.
The crowd get to their feet as the national anthem of Australia is performed with plenty of passion shown by the home team. Stay tuned as we await referee Nigel Owens to get the game underway.
Hello and welcome to our live commentary of this third round Rugby Championship matchup between Australia and South Africa from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to his starting line-up. Reece Hodge comes into the run-on side on the wing as a replacement for Adam Ashley-Cooper, who has returned to France. Hodge will wear the number 11 jersey while Dane Haylett-Petty shifts to the right wing. The other change sees Dean Mumm starting on the blindside flank and pushing Scott Fardy out of the Wallabies? matchday 23 for the first time since last year?s Rugby World Cup pool match against Uruguay.
Springboks coach Allister Coetzee has made three changes to his run-on side which lost against Argentina in Salta two weeks ago. Francois Hougaard comes into the side as replacement for Ruan Combrinck, who suffered a fractured leg against the Pumas, and he will play on the left wing, meaning the experienced Bryan Habana moves over to the right. Juan De Jongh and Jesse Kriel get a run in the place of Damian de Allende and Lionel Mapoe in midfield while Lourens Adriaanse replaces Vincent Koch at tighthead prop. Franco Mostert has been included as one of the six forward replacements, and the bench also features prop Trevor Nyakane. 24-year-old lock Eben Etzebeth will become the youngest man to play 50 Tests for the Boks.
The Wallabies have yet to pick up a single point in this year's Rugby Championship, after two back to back losses against the All Blacks in August.
The Wallabies head into this Test desperate for victory as they are on a six-match losing streak stretching back to last year?s Rugby World Cup Final defeat to the All Blacks.
Meanwhile, South Africa will also be looking for an impressive performance in this game after losing 26-24 to Argentina in Salta two weeks ago. The Springboks managed to collect a bonus-point for losing by less then seven points on that occasion and South Africa managed to collect four points with a 30-23 victory over Argentina in Nelspruit, the week before the defeat in Salta, which leaves them in second place on the Rugby Championship table, with five points.
Overall, the Wallabies have won eight of their nine games against South Africa at Suncorp Stadium, including their biggest ever victory over the Springboks in July 2006 (49-0).
South Africa have won four of their last six games against Australia, though the Wallabies will be aiming for back-to-back wins against the Springboks for the first time since 2012 after a 24-20 win in their last encounter.
The last time Australia and South Africa played each other was during last year''s Rugby Championship and on that occasion Wallabies centre Tevita Kuridrani crashed over for a try after the hooter, which handed Australia a 24-20 victory in Brisbane.
Grey skies welcome the teams onto the field. Conditions will be heavy underfoot as it has been raining prior to kick-off, tactical kicking will have a big part to play in these conditions.
Nigel Owens is our referee. Wayne Barnes and Pascal Gauzère will assist him. Our TMO is Ben Skeen.
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