14 Aug 2011

Australia revive Tri-Nations campaign

12:16 pm on 14 August 2011

Australia has beaten South Africa 14-9 in their rugby Test in Durban to revive their hopes of winning this year's Tri-Nations.

Second five Pat McCabe scored the lone try of the match after half-time at King's Park, when the Wallabies trailed 6-0.

McCabe's maiden test five-pointer and James O'Connor's three penalties were enough to keep the Springboks winless.

All the hosts' points came from the boot with fullback Francois Steyn nailing an early long-range penalty and first five Butch James converting a penalty in each half.

Steyn and utility forward Danie Rossouw reportedly have injury concerns but coach Peter de Villiers declined to elaborate, saying the team doctor would give a full report after the weekend there.

The Wallabies move to the top of the table alongside the All Blacks, who face the Springboks at Port Elizabeth next Sunday.