It’s an exciting time for our Wallabies.

They’re a team that is developing, in terms of their game style, and thanks to some long-awaited continuity they’re starting to understand how they want to play.

Sunday promises to be a cracking game of Rugby when the Aussies take on South Africa at Toyota Stadium.

It’ll get scrappy & ugly early, but the Wallabies will adjust quickly. The Springboks have endured a horror fortnight following the 57-0 demolition they received at the hands of the All Blacks.

The nation’s disappointment and frustration would have worn on them around the locker rooms and training base, so expect nothing short of a strong response as the South Africans look to win back some respect from the competition.

As I see it, I don’t necessarily believe the match will be won or lost on skill execution; it’s shaping as a game of physicality.

The Springboks will be out to intimidate the Australians, and humiliate their opponents in the same manner they experienced from New Zealand.

Will Genia gets tackled during the Wallabies v South Africa game
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 09: Will Genia of Australia gets tackled by Coenraad Oosthuizen of South Africa during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South Africa Springboks at nib Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

It would have been an uncomfortable team review led by coach Allister Coetzee, he’ll be wanting to see a change of mindset from his starting 15. So the first 20 minutes could prove pivotal.

But I’m confident our Wallabies will be capable of standing on their own.

While the team is in a development phase, they’re starting to show real signs of improvement and maturity.

Most recently against Argentina, while they certainly didn’t execute the way they would have liked, they came out in the second-half and strangled the game to shift back momentum.

That was a sign of growth. And just two weeks prior to that, our Aussies played a brilliant game against the All Blacks as they fell short in the final minutes at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Their resilience and leadership is building right across the park, with the likes of Michael Hooper, Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale really showing they’re willing to take control of games and help take this team forward.

Their confidence is allowing other players to walk taller.

Best of all, you can see how much they hurt when they fall short in games. That hurt will only make this team all the more greater in the years to come.

Good luck this weekend boys, we’ll all be watching back home.