Rugby Union: Joubert has final word as Natal ease past Wales

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STEPHEN BRINK proved too much of a handful for Wales yesterday, scoring three tries in Natal's 30-23 win at Kings Park.

Natal were hardly extended by the bustling touring team but with four minutes the full-back, Byron Hayward, jinked his away over the line to put Wales back into the match at 27-23. However, an injury-time penalty by Andre Joubert sealed Natal's win. Arwel Thomas was Wales' top points scorer with a breakaway try, two conversions and three penalties.

Scotland confront Australia in today's second Test in Brisbane knowing that they face a team high in confidence after last Saturday's 45-3 victory against them and their 76-0 win over England two weeks ago.

AUSTRALIA (v Scotland, today, Brisbane): M Burke; B Tune, D Herbert, T Horan, J Roff; S Larkham, G Gregan; R Harry, P Kearns, A Blades, T Bowman, J Eales (capt), M Cockbain, T Kefu, D Wilson. Replacements: C Whitaker, N Grey, J Little, W Ofahengaue, O Finegan, D Crowley, J Paul.

SCOTLAND: G Metcalfe; D Lee, C Murray, R Shepherd, S Longstaff; G Townsend, B Redpath; D Hilton, K McKenzie, M Proudfoot, S Murray, S Grimes, R Wainwright (capt), E Peters, G Simpson. Replacements: C Joiner, D Hodge, G Burns, A Roxburgh, S Campbell, G McIlwham, S Brothestone.

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