Rugby Championship - Perth, 8 September 2012, 18:35 local, 10:35 GMT
Australia (6) 26 - 19 (13) South Africa (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
3 0 - 3

Penalty: Morne Steyn gives the Boks an early lead from the kicking tee

17 3 - 3

PENALTY: Wallabies finally rewarded for their endeavour with Barnes slotting a penalty

19 3 - 8

TRY: Habana crosses from close range with the Wallabies' stretched to breaking point.

20 3 - 10

CONVERSION: Simple extras no problem for Morne Steyn

25 3 - 13

PENALTY: Frans Steyn lands a trademark monster kick

28 6 - 13

PENALTY: Barnes closes the gap with an excellent kick of his own

47 9 - 13

PENALTY: Barnes brings his side back to within four points with his third penalty

54 14 - 13

TRY: Fresh off the bench, Higginbotham bursts through a couple of poor tackle to dot down by the posts

55 16 - 13

CONVERSION: Barnes edges Australia into the lead with the extras.

59 16 - 16

FPL Steyn - penalty goal

62 19 - 16

PENALTY: Tit-for-tat exchanges continues with Barnes landing his 5th penalty

67 19 - 19

PENALTY: We're all-square once again as Morne Steyn adds to his personal tally

68 24 - 19

TRY: Wallabies prop Ben Alexander rewarded for a great run with a try in the corner

69 26 - 19

CONVERSION: Great conversion from Barnes edges his side a little further ahead

Timeline

Time Australia  Score  South Africa
0 start of first half start of first half
3 0 - 3 M Steyn - penalty goal
17 Barnes - penalty goal 3 - 3
19 3 - 8 Habana - try
20 3 - 10 M Steyn - conversion
25 3 - 13 FPL Steyn - penalty goal
28 Barnes - penalty goal 6 - 13
31 Slipper - sub on
Robinson - sub off
33 Mtawarira - yellow card
34 Vermeulen - sub off
Cilliers - sub on
40 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
43 Cilliers - sub off
Vermeulen - sub on
47 Barnes - penalty goal 9 - 13
52 Higginbotham - sub on
Samo - sub off
Mvovo - sub on
Habana - sub off
53 du Plessis - sub off
Cilliers - sub on
54 Higginbotham - try 14 - 13
55 Barnes - conversion 16 - 13
57 Louw - sub on
Coetzee - sub off
59 16 - 16 FPL Steyn - penalty goal
van der Merwe - sub on
Etzebeth - sub off
62 Barnes - penalty goal 19 - 16
64 Timani - sub off
Gill - sub on
67 19 - 19 M Steyn - penalty goal
68 Alexander - try 24 - 19
69 Barnes - conversion 26 - 19
70 Phipps - sub on
Genia - sub off
71 Barnes - sub off
Harris - sub on
Beale - sub off
AS Fainga'a - sub on
Kirchner - sub off
Goosen - sub on
M Steyn - sub off
Lambie - sub on
74 Polota-Nau - sub off
SM Fainga'a - sub on
Robinson - sub on
Alexander - sub off
75 Strauss - sub off
Liebenberg - sub on
80 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
80

Notes

 
Result Australia won by a margin of 7 points
Rugby Championship points Australia 4, South Africa 1 (1 losing bonus)
 
Ground name Subiaco Oval, Perth
Attendance 34377
 
Referee N Owens (Wales)
 
Australia Test debuts DP Shipperley
South Africa Test debuts JL Goosen, DJ Vermeulen

Teams

Australia South Africa
Tries Higginbotham (54), Alexander (68) Tries Habana (19)
Cons Barnes (55, 69) Cons M Steyn (20)
Pens Barnes (17, 28, 47, 62) Pens M Steyn (3, 67), FPL Steyn (25, 59)

Match stats

Australia   South Africa
2 Tries 1
2 from 2 Conversion goals 1 from 1
4 from 4 Penalty goals 4 from 5
100.0% Kick at goal success 83.0%
0 Dropped goals 0 (2 missed)
Kick/pass/run
40 Kicks from hand 34
134 Passes 93
90 Runs 85
274 Metres run with ball 251
Attacking
51% (50%/53%) Possession (1H/2H) 49% (50%/47%)
48% (44%/51%) Territory (1H/2H) 52% (56%/49%)
2 Clean breaks 0
8 Defenders beaten 2
5 Offloads 3
78 from 83 (94.0%) Rucks won 60 from 67 (89.6%)
1 from 2 (50.0%) Mauls won 8 from 8 (100.0%)
9 Turnovers conceded 13
Defensive
82/2 Tackles made/missed 95/8
98.0% Tackling success rate 92.0%
Set pieces
3 won, 0 lost (100.0%) Scrums on own feed 4 won, 2 lost (66.7%)
13 won, 2 lost (86.7%) Lineouts on own throw 18 won, 1 lost (94.7%)
Discipline
10 Penalties conceded 9
0/0 Yellow/red cards 1/0

Aust stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Beale 0/0 0 8/8/4 32 0 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Shipperley 0/0 0 1/2/7 24 0 2 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Ashley-Cooper 0/0 0 1/0/5 10 0 0 0 2 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Barnes 0/0 16 8/3/5 16 0 0 0 1 9/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Ioane 0/0 0 0/1/6 22 0 1 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
FH Cooper 0/1 0 15/27/6 12 0 1 0 2 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
SH Genia 0/1 0 7/70/5 22 0 0 0 2 2/0 1/0 0 0/0
P Robinson 0/0 0 0/0/2 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
H Polota-Nau 0/0 0 0/2/2 9 0 1 2 0 7/0 0/0 1 0/0
P Alexander 1/0 5 0/1/4 25 1 1 0 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Timani 0/0 0 0/1/8 14 0 0 0 0 8/0 0/0 1 0/0
L Sharpe 0/0 0 0/2/7 14 0 0 1 0 9/0 3/1 5 0/0
F Dennis 0/0 0 0/2/10 25 0 0 0 0 4/1 4/0 0 0/0
F Hooper 0/0 0 0/2/9 21 0 1 0 1 11/0 0/0 0 0/0
N8 Samo 0/0 0 0/1/5 12 0 0 0 0 8/0 3/0 0 0/0
(H) SM Fainga'a 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Slipper 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 6/0 0/0 2 0/0
(N8) Higginbotham 1/0 5 0/2/3 16 1 0 1 0 2/0 2/0 1 0/0
(L) Gill 0/0 0 0/2/0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Phipps 0/0 0 0/8/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Harris 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FB) AS Fainga'a 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

SA stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Kirchner 0/0 0 8/3/7 42 0 0 1 1 5/0 1/0 0 0/0
W Habana 1/0 5 0/2/4 22 0 1 0 2 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
C de Villiers 0/0 0 0/1/1 5 0 0 0 1 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
C FPL Steyn 0/0 6 1/5/7 7 0 0 0 0 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
W Hougaard 0/0 0 2/0/6 34 0 0 0 0 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
FH M Steyn 0/0 8 9/8/5 20 0 0 0 2 9/0 0/0 0 0/0
SH Pienaar 0/0 0 13/60/6 40 0 0 0 0 4/0 2/0 1 0/0
P Mtawarira 0/0 0 0/2/2 2 0 0 0 0 8/0 0/0 1 1/0
H Strauss 0/0 0 0/1/5 4 0 0 0 1 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
P du Plessis 0/0 0 0/1/1 4 0 0 1 0 5/2 0/0 3 0/0
L Etzebeth 0/0 0 0/0/7 5 0 0 0 0 6/0 4/0 0 0/0
L Kruger 0/0 0 0/1/2 0 0 0 0 0 4/0 7/0 1 0/0
F Coetzee 0/0 0 0/0/7 14 0 1 0 0 11/0 0/0 0 0/0
F Alberts 0/0 0 0/2/8 5 0 0 0 1 10/3 1/0 0 0/0
N8 Vermeulen 0/0 0 0/1/6 5 0 0 1 2 8/1 0/0 1 0/0
(H) Liebenberg 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Cilliers 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
(L) van der Merwe 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 3/0 0 0/0
(F) Louw 0/0 0 0/0/2 2 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Goosen 0/0 0 1/4/3 15 0 0 0 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FB) Lambie 0/0 0 0/1/2 11 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(W) Mvovo 0/0 0 0/1/3 14 0 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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