DEJECTED: A disappointed Wallabies captain Michael Hooper after the defeat to South Africa in Cape Town.
DEJECTED: A disappointed Wallabies captain Michael Hooper after the defeat to South Africa in Cape Town. GETTY IMAGES

Wallabies go down in Cape Town again

THE Wallabies are set to finish third in the 2015 Rugby Championship after they wilted in the final 10 minutes to lose 28-10 to South Africa in Cape Town.

After Australia led at half-time, three tries and a drop goal inside the final 10 minutes by South Africa proved too much for the visitors.

Adam Ashley-Cooper scored the Wallabies' only try.

Australia's final game is against the Pumas in Argentina on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, New Zealand sealed its third successive title with a 34-13 victory over Argentina in La Plata.

The All Blacks earned a bonus point by scoring four tries, while stand-in fly-half Beauden Barrett kicked 14 points.

SPRINGBOKS 28 (J de Villiers 2, M Coetzee, P Lambie tries; P Lambie con, field goal; H Pollard pen)

WALLABIES 10 (A Ashley-Cooper try; B Foley con, pen) in Cape Town on Sunday morning

ALL BLACKS 34 (B Smith, I Dagg, J Savea, TJ Perenara tries; B Barrett 4 con, 2 pen)

PUMAS 13 (H Agulla try; G Iglesias con, N Sanchez 2 pen) in La Plata on Sunday morning.


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