Result: South Africa thrash Australia in Rugby Championship

South Africa claim a comfortable win against Australia to move to the top of the standings in the Rugby Championship.

South Africa have registered a comfortable 28-8 win over Australia to move to the top of the standings in the Rugby Championship.

There was little between the two sides in the opening 10 minutes, but the hosts soon started to dominate, as Zane Kirchner and Adriaan Strauss scored tries within two minutes of each other.

Springbok players celebrate their win during The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Australia at DHL Newlands Stadium on September 28, 2013© Getty Images

The Springboks continued to look the stronger of the two teams in the second half, but were unable to extend their lead until late on following a pair of yellow cards.

Willie le Roux sealed the win for South Africa inside the final 10 minutes, before Chris Feauai-Sautia added a consolation try for the Wallabies three minutes from full time.

The result lifts South Africa above New Zealand, who play later tonight, while Australia remain third with just one win in their five matches so far.

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