9 Nov 2008

Hardened Springbok locks re unite for Wales game

7:12 am on 9 November 2008

Australia has beaten Italy 30-20 in Padua with debutant Quade Cooper's late try helping the unimpressive Wallabies to the face-saving victory.

It was 14-14 at half time and the visitors were tied 20-20 against the dogged Italians with eight minutes to go.

But then substitute back Cooper danced through a muddle of players to put them in charge.

England beat the Pacific Islanders 39-13 at Twickenham in manager Martin Johnson's first game in charge, while South Africa beat Wales 20-15 in Cardiff.