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Deans delighted by victory

Australia coach Robbie Deans hailed the resilience of his side after they sealed a dramatic 41-39 victory over South Africa in a see-saw battle in Bloemfontein.

Kurtley Beale was the hero when he landed a late penalty to help break a 47-year drought for the Wallabies at South African altitude.

"Overall, I was very pleased with the resilience shown by this side," said Deans.

"This was the most experienced Bok side in history up against a young Wallabies side, so to achieve that landmark (a win on the Highveld) is significant.

"It will serve us well going forward."

The Australian boss also hailed the composure shown by Beale, who had earlier made a few blunders that led to points for the world champions.

He continued: "I knew it was always going to be a good prospect with KB.

"It must have been pretty humiliating to take a ball in the head in front of a capacity crowd, but he showed a lot to nail that kick."


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