The Australia Rugby Team beat their South African counterparts 26-19 in a fascinating match at Perth to secure their first victory in the inaugural edition of the Rugby Championship. Going into the break at half time trailing The Springboks 13-6, The Wallabies came back strongly in the second half and took the game to the South Africans. And two tries from Ben Alexander and Scott Higginbotham in the second half ensured The Wallabies ran out worth winners against the South Africans, recording their fifth consecutive victory against the African country.
Having lost two consecutive matches against The All Blacks of New Zealand, the match against South Africa was a must win encounter for Robbie Deans and his Australia Rugby Team. However, that didn’t seem to make any difference to the performance of the side as they gave a poor account of themselves, eventually falling behind to a try scored by Bryan Habana. Having drawn with the Argentina Rugby Team in their last encounter, the South African team was high on confidence and held the edge over The Wallabies in the set pieces and put together some powerful runs as well.
However, The Springboks suffered for the lack of a creative spark in their back line and failed to convert all the pressure they had into scores on the board. However, The Wallabies managed to pull things together in the second half and the tries from Alexander and Higginbotham as well as the perfect kicking of Barnes led the team to a successful comeback victory over their rivals.
The next assignment for the Australia Rugby Team comes against a massively improved Argentina squad next week at Gold Coast and if The Wallabies can manage a similar performance like they did in the second half against The Springboks, there is nothing to worry about.