August 7 down the years
Burke bows out in style
Matt Burke leaves the pitch in Sydney after his final appearance on home soil © Getty Images
The pin-point goal-kicking of Dan Carter had helped the All Blacks into an early 12-3 lead but subsequent penalties from Matt Giteau (2) and Matt Burke (1) meant that the teams were tied at the interval.
Giteau and Carlos Spencer exchanged penalties at the start of the second half before Lote Tuqiri crossed in the 47th minute to put the Wallabies five points clear.
Andrew Mehrtens, on as a replacement for Spencer, reduced New Zealand's arrears with a penalty but Burke, in his last appearance in the green and gold on home soil, rather fittingly responded with a three-pointer of his own to clinch victory for Australia.
Even though three Springbok players fell ill as a result of the attack, the tourists still managed to complete a series whitewash courtesy of an 18-6 win. South Africa's visit had been the subject of much convtroversy within Australia and Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen was even moved to declare a month-long state of emergency because of the local unrest.
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