South Africa was given the right to still believe in the Four Nations title. The Springboks have easily dominated Australia during the fifth day of the tournament of the southern hemisphere nations, 28-8 (score at halftime 23-3) on Saturday in Cape Town.
The Boks have included three trials, for Strauss (12) and Zane Kirchner (14) in the first period and then Willie Le Roux (71) in the second halftime. Australia saved the honor with a trial by Feauai Sautia (77th).
Next week the men of Heyneke Meyer will receive the All Blacks in Johannesburg (October 5) in an attempt to end their impressive series of 11 games without defeat in the Four Nations.
In the other match of the day, New Zealand is logically imposed against Argentina in La Plata, 15-33.
Standings after the 5th Day
1 New Zealand: 23 points
2nd South Africa: 18 points
3rd Australia: 4 points
4th Argentina: 2 points