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Summary

  1. Full-time: Wales 12-6 South Africa
  2. Four Halfpenny penalties for Wales, Lambie for South Africa
  3. Full-time: England 26-17 Australia
  4. England's Morgan scores two tries, Foley & Skelton for Australia
  5. Watch Wales v South Africa again by going into Live Coverage/On Now tab

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By Aimee Lewis and James Standley

All times stated are UK

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So, what have we learnt from the autumn internationals? Wales can actually beat southern hemisphere teams, though they perhaps still need to be more streetwise; England have work to do but end their autumn international series on a high, while Ireland and Scotland have both impressed this month. It bodes well for the Six Nations. See you in February!

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Keith Wood

Former Ireland hooker on BBC Red Button

"I'm looking forward to the Six Nations already. There's something magic about it. I think Ireland have to go into it as favourites, given the way they've performed over the year. They've been excellent.

"I'm hoping and believing that they have gone past that metal hurdle of dealing with the favourites tag."

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Jeremy Guscott

Former England centre on BBC Red Button

"I think the Six Nations is going to be incredible competitive. I know we say it pretty much every year but Scotland have improved under Vern Cotter, Ireland have kicked on from winning the Six Nations, Wales have ended a disappointing year with a fantastic victory, England have huge resources and Italy pushed South Africa close.

"But Ireland look an incredibly smooth, well-oiled machine. The one flaw in that is that they're a one-trick horse; they're kicking, they're chasing and defending. I've seen phase one of the Joe Schmidt plan; I'd like to see phase two and phase three."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

South Africa lock Victor Matfield, speaking to BBC Sport about the injury to Jean de Villiers: "It's not looking good for Jean. He's had a bad run of injuries. He thinks it's pretty bad. We're hoping it's not as bad as it looks.

On South Africa's performance: "We're still a year away from the World Cup, but this is not up to our standards. We're not happy with the tour, having lost two matches, but there are still some senior players to come back and I'm sure we'll come back before the World Cup.

"We got the yellow card with 18 minutes to go. The aim was not to concede any points in those 10 minutes, and we managed that. Then we had a chance to score. We didn't get a clean scrum at the end and that cost us. Rugby is a game of centimetres."

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Matt Dawson

Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"England's autumn has been six out of ten tops, but it's been a good finish."

England 26-17 Australia

England coach Stuart Lancaster: "We've still got lots to work on, we know that. We have some good players to come back into the equation ahead of the Six Nations. We played intelligently today, kicking at the right time, turning them and using our set-piece. And the boys executed the gameplan. The scrum was excellent, as was the maul. But that was the game today - you have to play rugby in different ways.

"We've got a good pack. We're not just a set-piece side, because we're bound to run up against scrums that'll match us. But against New Zealand and South Africa, our game management let us down. Overall, today our game management was much better."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

More from Heyneke Meyer: "We didn't cope well with the pressure and, at this level, you have to convert your pressure. You want to win every single game, but there's still time to fix things. You have to put guys in a situation and see how they cope. Some of the guys didn't cope, but you have to look at yourself as a coach."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer, speaking to BBC Sport: "I thought Wales played well and were the better team. We normally build momentum in the last 20 minutes, but there were two big turning points. We lost our captain and got a yellow card. But Wales were the better side.

"Losing our captain was a big set-back. Jean has had so many knee injuries. Victor Matfield's a great leader. But I feel really sorry for Jean. I hope he will be back for the World Cup."

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Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC Red Button

Should World Rugby focus on ensuring a full 80 minutes of play as far as possible at the Six Nations?

"I can't see why when the scrum-half has got the ball, the clock stops until the ball comes out of the scrum. When it's 77 minutes gone and the scrum goes down, that's more or less the game over."

England 26-17 Australia

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England's George Ford: "Everybody wants to win against a brilliant Australian team. It's a good feeling and I thought the performance was very good. Our game management was also good - we were a bit smarter than we have been in recent weeks.

"The forwards laid the platform for us to create chances and hopefully score tries. It was nice to repay the forwards back.

"Today was a step up for me, from Premiership to Samoa to Australia. But I've had good people around me and the training gets you ready for international rugby. It's been perfect for me and I've really enjoyed it."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

"He was a good eight or nine out of 10 today," says Jeremy Guscott of Dan Biggar's performance at outside-half. The Ospreys fly-half defended superbly and controlled the game.

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Wales 12-6 South Africa

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC Red Button

On the second-half sin-binning of South Africa's Cornal Hendricks: "I don't think it was a yellow card. It was a debatable penalty. When it's slowed down, it looks a lot worse than it was. Leigh Halfpenny's jumping into Cornal Hendricks if anything. But I don't think it was the deciding factor in the game. If Leigh Halfpenny lands on his feet, it wouldn't be a penalty."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

More from Warren Gatland: "I think we're a long way ahead of where we thought we'd be. Our fitness in those big games was excellent. We kept going right to the end. There are still things to work on, but we showed today that we can compete with the big teams."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

Wales coach Warren Gatland, speaking to BBC Sport: "We should have won by more. We've pushed the big three pretty close in this campaign. We couldn't get across the line for two of those games, but we've done it today.

"You don't want to be in our coach's box. We made it tough for ourselves. If we'd taken a few opportunities, we'd have won the game more comfortably. We showed a lot of character and I'm very proud of the boys. We try to communicate to the media and the public that these two campaigns are about the World Cup, because that's what we're going to be judged on. We're a long way down the road and we'll get better."

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Wales 12-6 South Africa

Matt Dawson

Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"That's more like it!! Northern hemisphere ruling. Well done Wales."

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Kit Mersey: @Grant (16:31) what on earth are you talking about? Ford and Barritt were immense!! Well done England, great game!

Alistair Lowe: ‏Great result for England. Pack immense at scrum and maul time. Aussies' backs played some beautiful running rugby as well.

Wales 12-6 South Africa

Wales coach Warren Gatland finally has time to appear before the cameras and the New Zealander says: "We deserved that. We should have won by more." He goes on to say it's all about the World Cup and believes his players are "a long way ahead of where we wanted to be".

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Si Morgan: GET IN THERE WALES YOU ABSOLUTE BEAUTIES!!!

L Higgins: Brilliant brilliant wales performance with guts, guile and a heavy dose of passion

Mathew Hulbert: Wales deserved that win but we made hard work to win

England 26-17 Australia

Ben Morgan scores the first of his two tries for England in the win over Australia
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England man-of-the-match Ben Morgan: "Across the board we knew it was going to be a battle, but we've got a lot of leaders in our squad marshalling us on the field. We said all week we had to stick to our gameplan. We had to trust it, and we knew we'd come good in the end."

England 26-17 Australia

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Graham Rowntree, England coach: "We had to dig in there and I'm proud of how the lads did that. We keep making little errors and getting out of our own 22 was an issue for a while, but we kept our composure and eked out points at the right times.

"We desperately needed the win - it was vital, because at times our performance levels haven't been as high as they should have been.

"The best thing to restore belief is winning. We had very frank discussions after New Zealand and South Africa, but you always need to look forward.

"We've got a great young set of lads and, today, it was all about getting a win against a big nation. I have worked the lads hard and I'm proud of how they've adapted."

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England 26-17 Australia

Jeremy Guscott

Former England centre on BBC Red Button

"I think the key job for a head coach is getting the selection right. Sometimes it's about instinct and not sticking with people out of loyalty. George Ford performed brilliantly throughout last season. He's been brilliant this season and is performing better than Owen Farrell. The only people who didn't see that were Stuart Lancaster and Owen Farrell's father. It's a decision Stuart should have made a lot earlier."

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England 26-17 Australia

Australia captain Mike Hooper: "England's scrum was really good tonight. We couldn't get any ascendancy against them today. Their set pieces were also all good. We had a disappointing first half but got better in the second. We scored a good try in the second half but couldn't go on from there. We have to hold onto the ball and not give the opposition easy leg-ups.

"There's a long time before we come back together as a group, so this is a disappointing way to finish. We were really close to finishing lots of our passes today, but we just couldn't finish for the majority of the game and that lead to our downfall."

More from England captain Chris Robshaw: "I do feel a little bit of relief right now. A loss today would have lingered with us a bit more.

"We're now looking forward to the Six Nations. We will be ready for Wales in February - but we we'll enjoy tonight and we're pleased with the way we played today and the way the game finished. We're happier today than we were two weeks ago."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

Wales captain Sam Warburton leads his players in a lap of honour. The flanker smiling broadly and waving to the crowd. "They just need to learn to close games out," says Jonathan Davies in the commentary box and, perhaps, this victory will give the men in red the belief they need in the closing stages of big Test matches.

England captain Chris Robshaw: "It's been a tough four weeks but I'm so proud of the guys, who have all stuck together. We've simplified things and our play today was more fluid than it has been.

"We are extremely proud of our pack, and the way we've dealt with lots of teams who have come to Twickenham. Hats off to the front five boys."

England 26-17 Australia

Full-time summary

England:

Tries: Morgan (2)

Cons: Ford (2)

Pens: Ford (4)

Australia:

Tries: Foley, Skelton

Cons: Foley, Cooper

Pens: Foley

Wales 12-6 South Africa

Full-time summary

Wales:

Pens: Halfpenny 4

South Africa:

Pens: Lambie 2

2015 World Cup

Just a reminder that England, Wales and Australia are all in Pool A at the World Cup in England next year. Fiji and Uruguay make up the numbers.

Wales 12-6 South Africa

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Wales captain Sam Warburton speaking to BBC Sport: "I wish people could see how much we've been putting in. We've been getting up at 6am and doing altitude training. You get out what you put in and that's proved the case this afternoon. We've been knocking on the door for so long. This is one of the best achievements I've had in a Welsh jersey."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

Wales man of the match Dan Biggar, speaking to BBC Sport: "It means everything. It's been amazing. All the narrow defeats we've had, and this makes it worth it. We always seem to do it the hard way. Yes, we had doubts. We've thrown it away so many times in the past, but we got there today and this could really help us move forward. Great relief."

England 26-17 Australia

Paul Grayson

Former England fly-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"The shape of Australia and the intent they've got to play were all things England should have expected prior to kick-off. The Aussies will pose more problems at the World Cup, but today England showed adventure and played to their strengths. A much better balance in their decision making."

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steven rossiter: Great day for the Home Nations. Well deserved England and well deserved Wales

Grant Dommen: One of the amazing things about rugby is that 8 men can beat 15...fortunately for England

william thornton: ‏england beat aus and samoa but lose to NZ and SA. Wales beat samoa and SA but lose to aus and NZ. RWC group a looks interesting!

Wales 12-6 South Africa

"I wish people could see the effort we've put in in the last six weeks. We've been doing all sorts, so desperate were we for this win," says Wales captain Sam Warburton, enjoying his first victory over a southern hemisphere side in the red of Wales.

England 26-17 Australia

Matt Dawson

Former England scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

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"There's no question that with the dominance England had up front that the back line were going to enjoy a bit of momentum. But England dictated very well. When Australia played with continuity England looked occasionally vulnerable, but with England able to demolish Australia in the scrum that is often enough on its own to win a match at this level."

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Wales 12-6 South Africa

Jonathan Davies

Former Wales fly-half on BBC One

"That was thoroughly deserved. Wales were the better side. They could have been more convincing winners. They have to learn to close games out."

Wales 12-6 South Africa

"It's everything," says Dan Biggar, when asked what this victory means for his team and his country. The outside-half, voted man of the match, pauses, soaking up the crowd's cheers. "This is a real moment for us moving forward."

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England 26-17 Australia

Sure, head coach Stuart Lancaster may have been playing things down beforehand, but England simply had to win this.

After two defeats and a solitary win they needed to put Australia away, and so they did.

The power of the pack was the difference - especially at the scrum - and although concerns remain about the fluidity of England's attacking game, they can take a back seat for now.

These two meet back at Twickenham in the World Cup in less than a year's time - and England have scored a psychlogical blow, although most certainly not a knockout one.

Wales 12-6 South Africa

Wales beat South Africa for only the second time in their history, and beat a southern hemisphere side for only the second time during Warren Gatland's tenure.

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Wales 12-6 South Africa

The ball goes forward and Wales have done it! Finally, they have done it!