The Australians pulled off a narrow 41-37 victory to complete a 3-0 whitewash victory in Potchefstroom. Entering the match in avoidance of an embarrassing home whitewash, the South Africans looked rejuvenated in the early exchanges taking a 5-1 lead.
The Aussies closed the gap and put intense pressure on the hosts throughout the first three quarters. The hosts still refused to surrender the lead and went to the break leading 22-20. That is all that they needed in order to keep confidence up their sleeves.
The tourists launched a final assault in the last few minutes as they sought to put the game to bed. They were fortunate to use their skills and pace that saw them pull off a 41-37 victory in the end.