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Australia beats South Africa to end 6-match losing streak

Australia beat South Africa 23-17 on Saturday in a Rugby Championship match, ending a 6-match losing streak that began with its defeat to New Zealand in last year's Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham

Australia beats South Africa to end 6-match losing streak

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- Australia beat South Africa 23-17 on Saturday in a Rugby Championship match, ending a six-game losing streak that began with its defeat to New Zealand in last year's World Cup final at Twickenham.

The Wallabies, who lost three home tests in a row to England and then two to New Zealand home and away to open the Rugby Championship, trailed by a point at halftime in Saturday's match.

But the home side restricted South Africa to just a penalty in the second half and was paced by flyhalf Bernard Foley's try, two conversions and three penalties for a personal total of 18 points.


Updated : 2021-01-28 05:01 GMT+08:00