Australia manage to take the win on Saturday in Brisbane when they beat the Springboks 23-18.
It was not very good quality test rugby but the Aussies was the best of the worst at the end
The Aussies made the perfect start with a try from Hooper after a poor box-kick from De Klerk with the Aussies founding the Springboks wanting out wide.
That gave them a 7-0 lead with 2 min on the board.
The Springboks were looking good with ball in hand and had the upper-hand in the set pieces and force a penalty which Jantjies slotted over to get them on the board.
The Springboks showed from the first lineout that they were going to use the maul and Australia did not have an answer to it with Bongi gong over for their first try after a lineout drive.
This gave the Springboks a 10-7 lead. They did not take long to get over for their second try with some great play from the forwards taking it through the phases to send Mapimpi over in the corner. It was a brilliant read and pass from De Klerk to Mapimpi.
With the Boks controlling the play the Aussies got back in the Springboks twenty two. From a five meter lineout Bongi went long but Kolisi unable to gather and a soft try for Toomua.
This brought the Aussies right back in the test. Jantjies and Hodge traded penalties to make the halftime score 18-17 for the Springboks.
Some questions will be asked why Erasmus took Bongi off before halftime and replace him with Marx. Mapimpi also left the field to make way for Kolbe after another injury.
Do not know what happened at the break but the Springbok side that came out was rubbish. The Aussies started the half great with putting pressure on the plenty of mistakes the Boks given them.
The got their noses in front with a penalty and never let that lead go. The Springboks were rubbish in the set pieces specially at lineout times which took away one of their best attacking options.
With the Aussies playing of all the mistakes from the Springboks they got kept the scoreboard ticking and extend the lead to 23-18. It was not that the Springboks did not have their chances they were just again not able to get points from it.
They did manage to score a try but it was denied by the TMO and with about 5 minutes in the Aussies tryline they again did not manage to get over the whitewash.
A very disappointed performance with no player standing out.
Australia: 15Dane Haylett-Petty 14 Jack Maddocks 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Kurtley Beale, 9 Will Genia, 8 Pete Samu, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Lukhan Tui, 5 Izack Rodda, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan Alaalatoa, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Tom Robertson, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Izack Rodda, 20 Ned Hanigan, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Bernard Foley, 23 Jack Maddocks.
South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Makazole Mapimpi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Rudolph Snyman, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Cheslin Kolbe