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Watch: Kurtley Beale Howler Gifts Springboks A Try After 20 Seconds

Watch: Kurtley Beale Howler Gifts Springboks A Try After 20 Seconds

Australia travelled to Port Elizabeth to take on South Africa in the penultimate round of this year's Rugby Championship. Unfortunately for Kurtley Beale, it got off to the worst imaginable start.

Sitting bottom of the table with three defeats from four games, Michael Cheika's side had recorded their only win of this year's tournament when the Springboks arrived in Brisbane earlier this month.

However, under some moderate pressure on their own try line early on in today's game, a Kurtley Beale mistake allowed Aphiwe Dyantyi in for the easiest of tries.

Requiring no small amount of awareness from the South African winger, Rassie Erasmus will scarcely have believed his luck when the Springboks pushed out into a lead as early as this.

Shortly after the one minute mark they were 7-0 ahead, and Australia's poor year appeared set to get a little worse.

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As things stand at the minute, Cheika's side did manage to regain their composure and put up a sterner front.

Despite the Springboks latching on another converted try, Australia currently trail by only two points; 14-12 in favour of the home side after half-an-hour of play.

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