22 August 1953
Ellispark, Johannesburg
South Africa
25
Australia
3
Captain: Hennie Muller Referee: Ralph Burmeister (South Africa)
Coach: Danie Craven Attendance: 72000
Team:
Combined caps: 83 tests (starting 15)
PositionPlayerProvinceAgePrev TestsScoring
Loose-head PropChris KochBoland258 
HookerWillem DelportEP325 
Tight-head PropJaap BekkerN-Tvl282 
LockErnst DinkelmannN-Tvl264 
LockSalty du RandN-Tvl2771 try
FlankBasie van WykTvl295 
FlankStephen FryWP295 
Eighthman (C)Hennie MullerTvl3191 try
ScrumhalfHansie OelofseTvl2601 try
FlyhalfHansie BrewisN-Tvl339 
Left WingChum OchseWP284 
Inside CentreTjol LateganBoland2791 try
Outside CentreRyk van SchoorWP318 
Right WingBuks MaraisBoland2531 try, 1 conversion, 1 penalty
Full BackJohnny BuchlerTvl2351 conversion, 1 penalty
Australia: 1 penalty

Match pictures:

Team for the first test:

Back: Willa Delport, Ernst Dinkelmann, Salty du Rand, Danie Craven (coach), Stephen Fry, Basie van Wyk, Chris Koch

Middle: Johnny Buchler, Jaap Bekker, Hennie Muller (captain), JW Wintle (manager), Hansie Brewis (vice-captain), Buks Marais, Ryk van Schoor

Front: Hansie Oelofse, Chum Ochse, Tjol Lategan