Cape Town - A brace by scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies helped the Springboks see off the Wallabies in their opening Rugby Championship encounter at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday evening.
As it happened: Springboks v Wallabies
South Africa, who bagged a bonus point, won 35-17 after leading 14-10 at half-time.
The Springboks scored five tries in the match through a brace by debutant Jantjies, lock Lood De Jager, wing S'busiso Nkosi and replacement scrumhalf Cobus Reinach.
Flyhalf Elton Jantjies had a perfect night with the boot as he converted all five tries.
Meanwhile, Australia crossed the whitewash twice thanks to fullback Dane Haylett-Petty and utility back Kurtley Beale with flyhallf Bernard Foley adding two conversions and a penalty.
Next weekend, the Springboks will play the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday, July 27 (09:35 SA time).
Tries: Herschel Jantjies (2), Lood De Jager, S'busiso Nkosi
Conversions: Elton Jantjies (5)
Tries: Dane Haylett-Petty, Kurtley Beale
Conversions: Bernard Foley (2)
Substitutes: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Frans Steyn, 23 Dillyn Leyds
Substitutes: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Rob Simmons, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Will Genia, 22 Matt To'omua, 23 Kurtley Beale