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    Redemption. It’s a word that gets thrown around in sport far too often. But for this game it’s hard to find a more apt description. Join us as we live blog South Africa versus Australia, live from Kings Park, Durban, from 1:00am AEST.

    MATCH REPORT: Wallabies defeat Springboks, but it’s unconvincing

    This young Wallabies side, all brashness, attitude and flair, were humbled last weekend by the all-conquering might of the All Blacks. The Springboks chose to rest their top players and send a ‘B squad’ to their first two Tri Nations clashes, and were routinely belted for their troubles.

    Pride was hurt, egos were bruised, and with one eye on the rapidly approaching World Cup, the road to redemption for both teams begins here.

    For the Wallabies, the Tri Nations competition is still well and truly alive. Despite the All Blacks continuing their dominance over the Wallabies in last week’s Eden Park encounter, a bonus point win over the Springboks would put them right back in the hunt for the title.

    A fantastic game was talked by the Wallabies leading up to last week’s game, but none of it was replicated on the field. They’ll be stinging from this setback, and will be looking to respond in the best possible way.

    This week they will be looking at setting a much more dominant, abrasive platform in the forwards and unleashing their potent backline at the correct moments.

    They won’t have it all their own way though, as the Springboks finally welcome back their frontline players. All fresh and focused after their rehabilitation/training camp, the A team are back in the fold and ready to exact their revenge.

    With such names as Matfield, du Preez, Burger and Broussow returning, this revamped Springboks side positively oozes class and will be no pushover in front of a parochial home crowd.

    There are key match ups all over the park, but none more so than the clash of the two halves Will Genia and Fourie du Preez. In recent times Genia has assumed the title of world’2s best halfback, but with du Preez’s long term injury concerns a thing of the past, the wily veteran will be looking to take back what some believe is rightly his.

    It’s shaping to be a classic clash of brains versus brawn, so be sure to join us from 1:00am AEST for South Africa v Australia, live from Kings Park, Durban.

    Kick-off time: 1:00am (AEST).

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    • August 13th 2011 @ 1:09pm
      John said | August 13th 2011 @ 1:09pm | ! Report

      Right, well, I’m committed to watching. Not sure if I’ll be making many comments, but looking forward to the coverage. Go Wallabies.

      • August 13th 2011 @ 4:12pm
        p.Tah said | August 13th 2011 @ 4:12pm | ! Report

        Think I may stay up for this one. It’s one of those late night games when it finished you’re not sure if you should have another beer or may be some toast and cereal…

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          August 13th 2011 @ 5:07pm
          Gumboot said | August 13th 2011 @ 5:07pm | ! Report

          I’m watching it with great interest, it starts at 3am here in NZ, I’ll probably crack my first beer at 10pm tonight and if the Wallabies win I’ll have a champagne breakfast but if the Wallabies lose I’ll just stick to my usual aka weetbix smothered in Steinlager

          • August 13th 2011 @ 6:44pm
            p.Tah said | August 13th 2011 @ 6:44pm | ! Report

            Do you warm the Steinlarger before putting it on the Weet-bix?

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              August 13th 2011 @ 7:19pm
              Gumboot said | August 13th 2011 @ 7:19pm | ! Report

              Only the ones I cant fit in the fridge are warming up, oddly enough my fridge is chocka with steiny’s.

              It’s all in the preparation for good things to come regarding breakfast

        • August 13th 2011 @ 9:04pm
          AdamS said | August 13th 2011 @ 9:04pm | ! Report

          Long night after a big day. Short nap now before an Irish coffee wake up at 12:30 I think.

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      August 13th 2011 @ 2:53pm
      Gumboot said | August 13th 2011 @ 2:53pm | ! Report

      Being a kiwi I’m right behind the Wallabies for this epic match. Come on the Ozzies.

      I got that sinking feeling that Butch James and Co will target key Wallaby players ie Cooper, O’Conner, Beale and Genia with bad intentions especially before the WC, I hope I’m wrong but then again B.James is a walking red card which might favour the Wallabies.

    • August 13th 2011 @ 5:16pm
      turkey slap said | August 13th 2011 @ 5:16pm | ! Report

      So hard to pick this one with the Boks returning but lets be honest they didn’t exactly set the world on fire last year (slow) and there another year older so who knows.
      Even though the Wallabies don’t have a great record in the republic i think they have a good chance to come away with the points.
      Anywho as an AB supporter i will enjoy watching this game just for funzies (not stressing).
      Good luck ya little marsupials.

    • August 13th 2011 @ 6:56pm
      Joshy Homes said | August 13th 2011 @ 6:56pm | ! Report

      Im a wallabies fan with my heart but look at the blokes the boks have coming back. This side is completely different to the 2010 Trinations side.

      • August 13th 2011 @ 8:46pm
        turkey slap said | August 13th 2011 @ 8:46pm | ! Report

        besides butch james and brussow its pretty similar isn’t it?

    • August 13th 2011 @ 7:05pm
      warrenexpatinnz said | August 13th 2011 @ 7:05pm | ! Report

      Go you good things

    • August 13th 2011 @ 10:23pm
      Chuck said | August 13th 2011 @ 10:23pm | ! Report

      South Africa by 10

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        August 13th 2011 @ 10:51pm
        Gumboot said | August 13th 2011 @ 10:51pm | ! Report

        Wishfull thinking but I reckon Oz by 7, fast vs Slow and predictamundo

        Matt Giteu (excuse my spelling), Dean’s is a wank, Dingo the “thinker”, C’mon OZ, Henry wants a challenge

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