South Africa have won their last eight Test matches but face a tough clash this weekend as they are in Brisbane where they have not won since 1971.
Australia and South Africa have played each other 76 times across all venues and Australia have won 33 times or 43% of the matches between the teams. In 2001 There was a 14-all draw in Perth in 2011 so South Africa have won 55% of the matches between the teams.
The average score when Australia play South Africa across all venues is Australia 18 South Africa 19.
Out of the total 76 clashes between the teams Australia have had home advantage 33 times and they have won 21 of the Tests or 64% of the matches.
South Africa have won 11 of the 33 and drawn one. When Australia play South Africa on Australian soil the average score is Australia 22 South Africa 15.
The last four matches played between the teams in Australia have all been won by Australia as South Africa have not won there since 2009.
This week the match is in Brisbane where the teams have played each other 11 times and Australia have won 9 matches in the city.
The average score when Australia play South Africa in Brisbane is 25 South Africa 12.
The last eight matches in Brisbane have all been won by Australia as South Africa's last victory in the city was when they won 8-12 in 1971.
South Africa have won their last two Rugby Championship matches but in perspective the matches were against the weakest team in the tournament and one who is slipping in the global rankings.
Australia have lost their opening two Rugby Championship matches but also putting those results into perspective they were against the Rugby World Champions and the top ranked team in the tournament.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has opted to field a number of players who flew to Europe and played a match in Europe last weekend so while they will be familiar with the Springbok game plan the team's preparations for this match have been disruptive.
Meyer has also chosen to start Zane Kirchner who is a good fullback at Super Rugby level but has failed to shine yet at International level.
The Springboks were not terribly convincing in their last outing and their record away from home in the Rugby Championship and TriNations does not inspire much confidence.
Former Reds coach Ewen McKenzie has re-united Will Genia and Quade Cooper for this week's match and both players will be playing in their home stadium. This will not do the Springboks any favours.
The Bookies have given South Africa a 5 point start for this Match - with an offer of a FREE $150 BET. Home ground advantage - particularly for the Reds players - should be the deciding factor in this match. Australia to win by 6.
This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 2/HD.
Average score: Australia 18 South Africa 19
Last five results
29 Sep 2012 Australia v South Africa 8-31 Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
08 Sep 2012 Australia v South Africa 26-19 Subiaco Oval, Perth
09 Oct 2011 RWC QF Australia v South Africa 11-9 Westpac Trust, Wellington
13 Aug 2011 Australia v South Africa 14-9 Kings Park Stadium, Durban
23 Jul 2011 Australia v South Africa 39-20 Stadium Australia, Sydney
Australia's overall record against South Africa
Played 76 ,Wins 33,Losses 42 ,Draws 1
Match No.5 : Australia v South Africa
Date : 7 Sept 2013
Venue : Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Referee: George Clancy
Assistant Ref 1:Nigel Owens
Assistant Ref 2:Glen Jackson
TMO : Ben Skeen
Israel Folau; Nick Cummins, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Christian Lealiifano, James O'Connor; Quade Cooper, Will Genia (capt); Ben Mowen, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy; Kane Douglas, Rob Simmons; Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore, James Slipper.
Replacements: Saia Faingaa, Scott Sio, Ben Alexander, Ben McCalman, Jake Schatz, Nic White, Matt Toomua, Jesse Mogg.
Zane Kirchner, Willie le Roux, JJ Engelbrecht, Jean de Villiers (capt), Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Ruan Pienaar, Duane Vermeulen, Willem Alberts, Francois Louw, Flip van der Merwe, Eben Etzebeth, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements: Adriaan Strauss, Gurthro Steenkamp, Coenie Oosthuizen, Juandre Kruger, Siya Kolisi, Jano Vermaak, Pat Lambie, Jan Serfontein.