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Last Updated: Saturday, 25 November 2006, 16:36 GMT
International clockwatch
England 14-25 South Africa
Scotland 15-44 Australia

606 DEBATE: Give your thoughts on events at Twickenham
606 DEBATE: Give your thoughts on events at Murrayfield


1622 Full-time: England 14-25 South Africa
The boos ring out from the home fans as the whistle goes to signal the end of the match. It's another poor England performance, which will heap more pressure on coach Andy Robinson. For an under-strength South Africa side, it is an unexpected but deserved win - their first over England in eight attempts.

1620 Full-time: Scotland 15-44 Australia
Scotland are beaten for the first time at Murrayfield this year as Australia produce a masterclass performance with Larkham named man-of-the-match.

1618: England 14-25 South Africa
Pretorius makes certain of victory for South Africa with another drop-goal - and some disillusioned England fans start to leave the stadium.

1617: Scotland 15-44 Australia
There are a pile of Australian bodies heaped close to the Scotland line as they surge forward again. Jacobsen is shown the yellow card and it is all too simple for the Wallabies as Chris Latham picks up the ball from the scrum and runs over the line. Predicatably, Mortlock converts as Australia finish in style.

England make a pointless substitution, bringing on Toby Flood for Goode at fly-half.

1614: England 14-22 South Africa
But Pretorius makes no mistake when his drop goal sails between the posts moments later.

1613: Francois Steyn attempts an ambitious drop-goal from long range for South Africa. It is on target but falls just short.

1611: Desperation starts to kick in as England begin to fling the ball about with abandon. Jamie Noon throws one pass out to his left but misses everyone. Cohen eventually picks up but is quickly brought to earth.

1608: Scotland 15-37 Australia
Larkham sets up another Australia score as he sets substitute Phil Waugh free. Waugh slips on the Murrayfield turf but picks himself up to hand the ball to Giteau. The scrum-half makes the final pass to Stephen Moore, who stretches out his arm and dips the ball over the line. Mortlock converts.

Over at Twickenham, there are 10 minutes left and England are running out of ideas. They have plenty of possession but cannot find a way through.

1605: Mears soon makes way as England make another change, bringing on George Chuter at hooker.

1604: Goode turns the heat up on South Africa with a superb kick to touch. Lee Mears is stopped just short of the line after England win a well-worked line-out five yards out. The home side spread the ball wide but the Boks hold firm.

1603: The Australian defence pull themselves together as Scotland heap on the pressure just inches from the line. But Marcus di Rollo cannot control a pass out wide and all that effort comes to nothing again.

1602: Referee Donal Courtney has a word with Australia captain Stirling Mortlock to complain that his players are tackling too often from off-side positions. Scotland will play the last 15 minutes with an extra man as the frustration spills over and Alister Campbell is sent to the sin-bin.

1557: Nervous times at Twickenham, England come within a whisker of scoring their second try of the game, but Cueto fails to hold on to Goode's crossfield kick.

1555: England are under the cosh but they are handed a chance to trim the gap when they are awarded a penalty on halfway. Fly-half Goode gives the ball a good whack but it falls short and wide.

1554: Scotland hastily clear another Australia attack and Godman pumps the ball upfield. Elsom and Mortlock try to batter their way through again and Scotland concede the penalty but the Wallabies opt to take the line-out.

1546: Scotland 15-30 Australia
Tuqiri slips and allows Sean Lamont to comfortably receive a long kick to touch down and give the home side a glimmer of hope. But Paterson edges the conversion wide.

While the end-to-end stuff continues at Murrayfield, England, trailing South Africa, make a raft of substitutions with Peter Richards, Tom Palmer and Pat Sanderson replaced by Shaun Perry, Ben Kay and Lewis Moody.

1543: Scotland 10-30 Australia
An intial missed tackle by Simon Taylor allows Stephen Larkham to get through and off-load the ball to Mark Gerrard, who sprints over for his second try of the match. The Scottish crowd show their displeasure with more booing but Mortlock remains impervious as Australia bring up 30 points.

1541: England 14-19 South Africa
South Africa extend their lead through a Pretorius drop goal. A neat move sends Danie Roussow through the middle of a line-out to set up field position and when the ball is spun back Pretorius makes no mistake.

1538: Marcus di Rollo takes a nasty knock as Tuquiri slides into him and he is replaced by Phil Godman. Tuquiri is in the thick of the action again as he clears the ball upfield and ends another spell of frantic Scottish pressure. Shortly afterwards, Allan Jacobsen replaces Gavin Kerr in the front row.

1535: Scotland 10-23 Australia
Australia take play from one end of the field to the other and Mark Gerrard races over the line for the tourists' second try. Mortlock carefully lines up his kick and slices it over from a tight angle to continue his flawless display.

1533: Goode gets the game under way again at Twickenham.

1532: Dan Parks puts Scotland into a good position with a long, long kick up field. Henderson and Callam try to bustle their way through from the line-out. Parks kicks the ball through to Southwell but Australia win the penalty when Southwell bundles Latham out of the way.

1531: Paterson restarts affairs at Murrayfield.

1523 Half-time: England 14-16 South Africa

1522: England 14-16 South Africa
CJ van der Linde levels the scores for South Africa as the prop barrels over from 10 yards and Pretorius converts to take South Africa into half-time with their noses in front.

1520 Half-time: Scotland 10-16 Australia
Scotland survive another wave of Australian pressure and it is some relief when the whistle blows.

1518: Juan Smith features prominently in a surging South Africa attack which ends with De Villiers powering over the line with Tait hanging off him. The young Newcastle centre manages to turn the much bigger South African back and Phil Vickery joins in to ensure De Villiers cannot get the ball down.

1516: Back at Murrayfield, Scotland show a bit of fire in their bellies and try and use Andy Henderson and Dave Callam's pace to forge an attack. But it all comes to nothing when Dan Parks tries to thread an inside ball to Scott Murray but instead hands the ball into space and Matt Giteau gets down to smother it.

1515: England 14-9 South Africa
Ben Cohen just wins the race to touch the ball down after a searing kick and chase from South Africa winger Bryan Habana. But the hosts soon hand the Boks another penalty as Tom Palmer infringes at the line out and Pretorius lands the penalty.

1512: England 14-6 South Africa
South Africa trim the gap by three points as Pretorius lands a penalty conceded by England at the re-start.

Scotland 10-16 Australia
Australia stretch their lead north of the border as Mortlock kicks a penalty despite ringing boos from the partisan Murrayfield crowd.

1508: England 14-3 South Africa
Mark Cueto touches down for England at Twickenham after 30 minutes but Goode misses the conversion. England had looked set to score the first try of the match as Martin Corry picks up Steyn's chip and charges down the left touchline, but Jean de Villiers prevents the try-scoring pass reaching Ben Cohen.

However, the hosts take the lead a minute later as Cueto dots the ball down after Tait is held up just short of the line following Goode's cross-field kick. The Leicester man misses a kickable conversion. England look lucky to have been awarded the try as the ball appears to slip from Cueto's grasp as he goes over the line.

1503: A wide-ranging South Africa attack, heavily featuring Ricky Januarie and Kabamba Floors, has England stretched, but the Boks knocked on as they enter England's 22.

1501: Scotland 10-13 Australia
Australia show brilliantly quick hands, passing the ball from side-to-side as they try and play their way across the Scotland line. It is no surprise that Chris Latham is the catalyst behind the Wallabies' waves of attacks as Rocky Elsom and Lote Tuqiri try to blast their way over. In the end, some indiscipline from the Scottish defence sees them hold off Australia but concede a penalty and Mortlock's kick is safe to put Australia ahead for the first time.

1458: England launch a sweeping attack with a fine pass from Mathew Tait putting Ben Cohen in the clear. After the big Northampton wing is halted England switch the ball into the middle, but Goode pulls an attempted drop goal wide.

1454: England 9-3 South Africa
Goode lands his third penaty to restore England's six-point advantage.

Scotland 10-10 Australia
Australia have been encroaching on the Scotland line for a while now and finally the pressure paid off when Stephen Larkham spins out of the tackle to hurl his torso over the line. Mortlock kicks safely to level the score.

1452: England 6-3 South Africa
Just as Australia end their drought at Murrayfield the Springboks follow suit at Twickenham. Fly-half Andre Pretorius lands a drop goal following a sharp break by Wynand Olivier.

1451: Scotland 10-3 Australia
The reliable Stirling Mortlock kicks the first points of the match for Australia after Gavin Kerr was penalised for a high tackle. Scotland are now playing without Simon Webster, whose try-scoring efforts proved too much for him and he was substituted for Hugo Southwell, with Paterson moving to the wing.

1447: England 6-0 South Africa
South Africa concede their fifth penalty in the first 11 minutes, this time right in front of their posts. Goode cannot miss and bisects the sticks.

1444: Scotland 10-0 Australia
Simon Webster cuts back to find himself in space and weaves his way past three Australian players to touch down and get Scotland off to a flying start as Paterson adds the extras.

1440: Scotland 3-0 Australia
It is a physical start at Murrayfield with Simon Webster appearing to have picked up a penalty but he carries on for now. While Webster receives treatment Chris Paterson slots over Scotland's first penalty

England 3-0 South Africa
Andy Goode does likewise at Twickenham. Ben Cohen is tackled without the ball, giving England fly-half Goode the chance to kick for goal wide on the right and the Leicester number 10 duly slots the goal over.

1437: Stephen Larkham gets things going for Australia and Scotland captain Chris Paterson responds by punting the ball into touch.

1435: South Africa fly-half Andre Pretorius gets the game under way with a hanging kick and Ben Cohen carries the ball up for England. A poor kick from Andy Goode gives Francois Steyn the chance to launch a long-range drop goal but it falls short.

1433:The anthems ring out at Twickenham and Murrayfield as the domestic sides prepare to end this series of Autumn Tests on a winning note.

1430 GMT: England and South Africa line up for their respective national anthems as Scotland run out on to the Murrayfield pitch to be greeted by a mini firework display. There is a minute's silence before both games to mark the passing of WRU president Keith Rowlands, who died this week aged 70.


England are aiming to beat South Africa for the second week in a row and claim their eighth consecutive victory over the Springboks.

But the pressure is still on coach Andy Robinson despite last week's 23-21 victory - their first win in eight games.

Robinson has made four changes, bringing in fly-half Andy Goode, hooker Lee Mears, second row Chris Jones and prop Phil Vickery.

Scotland have a great chance to turn over Australia, who have already lost to Ireland and drawn with Wales this month.

But Frank Hadden's side were hit by the late withdrawal of lock Nathan Hines following a legal wrangle.

His place in the second row goes to Glasgow Warriors captain Alastair Kellock, with James Hamilton coming onto the bench.

Scotland are forced to drop Hines
25 Nov 06 |  Scottish
England v South Africa
24 Nov 06 |  Rugby Union
Scotland v Australia
24 Nov 06 |  Rugby Union


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