|August 14th, 2008|
|W17||Pool A||8:30pm||RSA - AUS||0 - 3 (0 - 1)||Final|
> There has been one previous Olympic encounter between these nations. In group match four years ago, Australia triumphed 3-0 with Julie Richardson, Suzie Faulkner and Peta Gallagher appearing on the scoresheet.
> Each of the five previous competitive confrontations between these teams has resulted in an Australian victory.
> The Hockeyroos have scored a tournament leading 11 goals in heir first two matches of the competition. Their 11 goals have been scored by seven different players.
> South Africa is the only nation that has failed to score so far in the Women's Hockey competition in Beijing.
> Australia have converted four of their eight penalty corner attempts in Beijing. South Africa have only converted one of their nine opportunities.
> Australia have come from behind to win in each of their two matches in Beijing.
> South Africa goalkeeper Sanani Mangisa will celebrate her 21st birthday on the day of the match.
> South Africa's Jenny King is the only female hockey coach at Beijing 2008.