Australia v South Africa: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Rugby Championship Clash

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Australia v South Africa: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Rugby Championship Clash
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South Africa will look to extend their lead at the top of the Rugby Championship table with a pivotal matchup set to unfold in Perth on Saturday.

The Wallabies host a Springboks side riding high on their back-to-back wins over Argentina, but Ewen McKenzie's side should give the table-toppers a sterner test of their mettle, at least in theory.

McKenzie's men are hoping to bounce back from an embarrassing 51-20 defeat at the hands of New Zealand, and with changes being rung throughout both line-ups, we highlight the most essential head-to-head battles.

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