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2014/05/31 | 17:05 |  Super Rugby | Ellis Park, Johannesburg |  Full Time


2013-06-15 16:00
Last Updated at 17:06

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19:33 - PICTURE

The Springboks survived an almighty scare from Scotland... (Gallo Images)

19:21 - TWEETS

Honest opinion? Less Spies, Pienaar, Jannie. More Jan and Siya!! - SARugbychick

Off the bench from an unfortunate injury to Arno - ends up with MOTM on debut - #Kolisi - buy the rights, the movie's gonna be great - Rugga World

The Boks were rubbish! The All Blacks would have beaten this Scotland 'B' team by 50/60 points - Herman Mostert

Arno Botha major loss sad for him hope he recovers quickly
- Rob Louw

19:15 - QUOTES

"Happy with the win. Definitely not happy with the performance. We need to work on our breakdowns. But I thought we showed character"
- Bok captain Jean de Villiers.

"The sin-bin in the second half was the turning point. It's hard enough to play South Africa with 15 men" -
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw.

19:15 - Debutant Siya Kolisi has been named Man of the Match.

19:13 - TWEET

For clarity's sake, (referee) Romain Poite wasn't biased in any sense, he was just appalling - Jean Smyth

19:09 - FULL TIME: South Africa 30-17 Scotland

19:08 - Lambie CONVERTS for a 30-17 scoreline. Good fightback from South Africa.

19:06 - TRY to the Boks as Serfontein bursts over for his first Test try to seal the win!

19:05 - But a break from Kolisi puts the Boks back on attack though. South Africa win a penalty close to the touchline and kick for touch. Attacking lineout five metres out...

19:04 - Bjorn Basson stopped just short of the line, but the Boks knock on and Scotland kick down field...

19:03 - Trevor Nyakane on for Jannie du Plessis with four minutes left.

19:02 - Attacking scrum for the Springboks inside the Scotland 22...

19:00 - PENALTY converted by Lambie. South Africa 23-17 Scotland after 75 minutes.

18:59 - The Boks have an attacking lineout 40m out. They win a penalty from the subsequent move, which sees Lambie line up for goal about 30m out...

18:58 - Great scrum Coenie .. At loosehead :) - Front Row Grunt

18:55 - More replacements as Patrick Lambie and Jan Serfontein come on for Steyn and Engelbrecht respectively...

18:54 - QUOTE

"South Africa aren't showing any dominance. Scotland still in this game,"
- Bob Skinstad.

18:53 - Piet van Zyl also now on to make his TEST DEBUT. He replaces Ruan Pienaar.


Coenie Oosthuizen on for Beast Mtawarira, Flip van der Merwe on for Eben Etzebeth and Bismarck du Plessis on for Adriaan Strauss. SA 20-17 up after 66 minutes.

18:48 - Boks attacking inside the Scotland 22 with 15 minutes left, but Scotland win a turnover and kick down field...

18:46 - Flip van der Merwe, Bismarck du Plessis and Coenie Oosthuizen are about to come on for the Boks...

18:44 - TWEET

I don't think the Bok loosies were flash by any means tonight, but hell this ref's calls in most of those is perplexing - Rugga World

18:42 - Boks attack close to the Scottish 22, but concede a penalty for holding on on the ground. Twenty minutes left.

18:41 - TWEET

Lovely little pass from Wille, good line from JJ. Got to give Piet van Zyl the final 20 minutes ... 20-17 - Front Row Grunt

18:38 - Steyn CONVERTS from about 15m from the touchline. 20-17 to South Africa after 56 minutes.

18:36 - TRY to the Boks by centre JJ Engelbrecht. Boks back into the lead!

18:34 - TWEET

Sat next to Hamilton at the Scots team hotel on Thursday. Backwards Yankees cap, gobby, know the type - Jean Smyth

18:33 - Etzebeth did well there not to retaliate with a punch!

18:32 - YELLOW CARD for Hamilton.

18:31 - Scotland lock Jim Hamilton appears to have slapped Eben Etzebeth...

18:30 - Some fistycuffs now between the teams. The referee has asked the TMO to check for foul play.

18:28 - Steyn CONVERTS. SA 13-17 Scotland after 49 minutes...

18:27 - PENALTY TRY to South Africa after Scotland pull down an attacking lineout...

18:26 - TWEET

Have the Boks made a line break tonight? - David Moseley

18:24 - Morne Steyn misses a penalty attempt from about 40m out. Ominous signs for South Africa...

18:23 - PICTURE

Adriaan Straus getting to know the "Braveheart" Scottish defence... (Gallo Images)

18:23 - Scrumhalf Henry Pyrgos is on for Horne, with Laidlaw moving to flyhalf now...

18:22 - Laidlaw CONVERTS from the corner. 17-6 to the visitors after 44 mins...

18:21 - TWEET

Lovely hands from the Scots, and that was with 14 men ... Peter Horne blew his knee ... Not the start the Boks were looking for! - Front Row Grunt

18:20 - Scotland's replacement flyhalf Peter Horne is off with what looks like a serious knee injury...

18:17 - TRY to Scotland as outside centre Alex Dunbar goes over in the corner. The referee goes up to the TMO to rule on a forward pass but the try is awarded. The TMO looked for earlier obstruction but the referee corrected him as he didn't ask that question...

18:15 - TWEET

On a more serious note tweeps, lets be honest,theres no ways the Scots will beat us,but weve seen some worrying signs against a B Scots team - Breyton Paulse

18:14 - The second half starts with Scotland kicking off...

18:13 - Springbok forwards coach Johan van Graan says the noise factor in the stadium was the reason for their poor showing in that department. But he says the problem has been fixed...

18:07 - QUOTE

"We're getting bullied off the ball. They're much more aggressive than we are"
- SuperSport in-studio pundit Nick Mallett.

18:05 - TWEETS

Pienaar taking an age to clear the ball and playing his runners SO flat they're actually dead still when receiving the ball - Just Sport

Any Bok advances last week being neutralised at a rate of knots! - Rob Houwing


PLEASE give #Boks their green jerseys back for 2nd half! They too scared to tackle coz they dont wanna get the white jerseys dirty!! - @IreneNell

18:02 -  QUOTE

"Very tough and frustrating. We're making a lot of small errors and not getting our rhythm. We need to get over the gain line more"
- Bok hooker Adriaan Strauss pitch-side at the half-time break.

18:01 - HALF-TIME: South Africa 6-10 Scotland

17:59 - TWEET

#BoksvScot The home side again bungle an attacking opportunity. Jean de Villiers has called his whole team into a huddle during a stoppage
- Jean Smyth

17:58 - But the move is halted after another Bok handling error. Scotland win a penalty from the ensuing scrum. 10-6 with one minute left...

17:56 - Another attacking lineout for South Africa on the Scotland 22m line...

17:55 - QUOTE

"The Scots have really outplayed the Springboks in this half"
- SuperSport commentator Bob Skinstad.

17:55 - TWEET

Quite a few obstructive 'hugs' going on from the canny Scots. Hey, if you can get away with them .. - Rob Houwing

17:53 - South Africa launch an attack on the Scotland line after a brilliant break from Kolisi but are penalised for obstruction by Adriaan Strauss...sigh... 10-6 to Scotland after 34 minutes.

17:51 - PICTURE - The Proteas are fully behind the Springboks!

The Proteas are fully behind the @bokrugby this afternoon. Watching the game at their hotel in London #Bokke - Cricket South Africa

17:50 - The Boks win a penalty just inside their own half. Steyn kicks for touch...

17:49 - The Boks win a turnover and launch a counter attack...

17:49 - Scotland attacking close to the Bok 22m area after 30 mins...

17:45 - TWEETS

I'm sorry but the Boks are playing like sh*t. No other way around it. They are playing sh*t - Just Sport

Truly hopeless Bok lineout. Very very untidy this - Front Row Grunt

17:44 - But the Boks lose the lineout with Pierre Spies unable to take it. Relief for Scotland as they kick out.

17:43 - Another penalty won by the Boks. They go for the lineout again...

17:41 - The Boks hit back though and win a penalty just outside the Scotland 22. Steyn kicks for touch. Bok lineout five metres out...

17:40 - TWEETS

WOW!Scots scored after some scintilating play,they finding gaps far too easy to say the least,Boks are certainly in for a testing 1stH 10-6 - Breyton Paulse

It looks like this Scottish side watched Braveheart before they ran out...
- Andries Strauss

17:39 - Laidlaw CONVERTS from in front. Scotland 10-6 up after 21 minutes. They have come to play here...

17:38 - TRY to Scotland from inside centre Matt Scott. It was started from a brilliant break and chip kick by wing Tommy Seymour. 

17:36 - PENALTY converted by Steyn. 6-3 to South Africa after 18 minutes.

17:35 - Another penalty to the Boks. Easy three points coming up...


Kolisi has a higher work rate in his first ten minutes for the Boks than Pierre Spies has had in 3 seasons - @BwanaChris

17:32 - TWEET

Scots came to play a bit, Boks look surprised because of it - no intensity - Rugga World

17:31 - PENALTY converted by Steyn. 3-3 after 13 minutes. Beautiful strike from the Bulls pivot...

17:30 - The Springboks win a penalty about 40m out. Morne Steyn lines up his his first kick at goal...

17:26 - A strong start by the Scots as they launch an attack close to the Bok 22m area, but the Boks win a turnover and launch a counter-attack...

17:25 - First blow to Scotland. Scrumhalf and captain Greig Laidlaw converts a tough PENALTY. 3-0 to Scotland after 8 minutes played.

17:22 - TWEETS

Whooppp our boy @kolisi1 is on! For the springboks !!! First cap for Sa...go boy!!! - Roxy Louw

Great moment for townsfolk of Zwide. Their first Springbok son makes his Test bow: Siya Kolisi. #SSRugby - Clinton van den Berg

Springbok lost Arno Botha very early on with what seems to be a knee injury. Siya Kolisi on debut! #CastleLagerIncomingSeries - Bok Rugby

17:21 - Early blow for South Africa as Arno Botha leaves the field with a knee injury. He is replaced by Siya Kolisi who makes his TEST DEBUT.

17:19 - Good start by Scotland after they overcome early pressure from the Springboks. They launch their first assault inside the  Springbok 22m area..

17:16 - Early lineout right on the Scottish goal-line...

17:15 - Morne Steyn gets play under way...

17:15 - DID YOU KNOW?

 - Jean de Villiers will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok centre, with 70 Tests in this position.

 - Bryan Habana will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok wing, with 83 Tests in this position.

 - Morné Steyn will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok flyhalf, with 42 Tests in this position.

 - Pierre Spies will extend his record as the most-capped Springbok No. 8, with 46 Tests in this position.

 - If Siya Kolisi and Piet van Zyl take the field, they will make their Tests debuts for South Africa.

17:12 - TWEET

Late change to Scots ... Wings swop numbers ... Fraser Brown in at 16, reserve hooker - Front Row Grunt

17:11 - The teams line up for the national anthems...

17:09 - Capacity at Mbombela Stadium is 43 500. There are 30 018 people in the stands for the game.

17:05 - It's 10 minutes from kick-off at the Mbombela Stadium - the first time the Springboks will play a Test in the Nelspruit area...

17:01 - TWEETS

15 minutes out and Mbombela is not going to be full, but crowd loving it - biggest cheer a SAP chopper has ever got! HaHa - Dan Retief

BoksvScot Nelspruit's really turning it on. There's a fly-by now of a trio of choppers with a sign that reads: 'Go Bokke' - Jean Smyth

16:54 - PICTURE

At the stadium,great day in Nelspruit!!come down and support the boys #supporttheboks - Gio Aplon

16:52 - TWEETS

#BoksvScot Both teams out, Scott Johnson for a while had his back turned to his own side, watching instead what the Springboks were doing - Jean Smyth

#Bokke gaan #Skotte afslag. Sien uit na oomblik as Kolisi en @pvz09 speelkans kry. Glo Bokke gaan minstens 'n vyftigtal opstapel. #Bokbevonk - Hendrik Cronjé

16:43 - DID YOU KNOW?

Scotland and South Africa have played each other in 22 Test matches, with the Springboks winning 17 and Scotland winning five. South African won the last encounter 21-10 at Murrayfield last year, while Scotland's last win came in 2010, when they upset the Boks 21-17 in Edinburgh.

16:41 - TWEET

Nice to have a Test at Nelspruit great area in SA we all excited to watch Willie le Roux today always easier in your 2nd test! - Rob Louw

16:32 - PICTURE

The #Springbok team to face Scotland in Nelspruit. Legendary Bok hard man Juan Smith handed out the jerseys -  @bokrugby

16:30 - PICTURE

Magnificent. The Mbombela Stadium - Jean Smyth

16:00 - TEAMS

South Africa:
15. Willie le Roux, 14. Bryan Habana, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné Steyn, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Arno Botha, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Juandré Kruger, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Adriaan Strauss, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Bismarck du Plessis, 17. Trevor Nyakane, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen, 19. Flip van der Merwe, 20. Siya Kolisi, 21. Piet van Zyl, 22. Pat Lambie, 23. Jan Serfontein

15 Peter Murchie, 14 Sean Lamont, 13 Alex Dunbar, 12 Matt Scott, 11Tommy Seymour, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain), 8 Johnnie Beattie, 7 Ryan Wilson, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Scott Lawson, 1 Alasdair Dickinson

Substitutes: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Jon Welsh, 18 Moray Low, 19 Alastair Kellock, 20 David Denton, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Duncan Taylor

Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on today's Springboks v Scotland Test! Kick-off is at 17:15.

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  • 79'

    PENALTY, LIONS, BOSHOFF! 32-21 Penalty Lions. Boshoff knocks it over, and that is that.

  • 78'

    The Lions are going to see this one out, inside the Bulls 22 and they'll take their time over this scrum. And my, they've deserved it.

  • 76'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, POTGIETER! 29-21 Eight points the gap now.

  • 75'

    TRY, BULLS, DU PLESSIS! 29-19 It's given. Have they got enough time?!

  • 74'

    The Bulls aren't done yet! Du Plessis has powered his way through the tackles and scored a super try from some thirty metres. We're checking for obstruction with the TMO - it looks good, though.

  • 72'

    Potgieter misses with the conversion, and it's still three tries the Bulls need. Surely this is beyond them.

  • 71'

    TRY, BULLS, SMALL-SMITH! 29-14 The Bulls hit back straight away, that's a warning shot across the bow of the Lions. Super restart, Mbonabi barreled into the 22, and Small-Smith strolls over untouched. Too little, too late?

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 29-9 No problems for Jantjies with the conversion.

  • 69'

    TRY, LIONS, TEKELENBURG! 27-9 Stunning! What rugby from the Lions! A phenomenal breakout, all started on his own line by Faf de Klerk. Jantjies carried it on through midfield, flipped it over his shoulder to Hanekom, he was held up short, but Tekelenburg flopped over from less than a metre. Wonderful try!

  • 66'

    The Bulls lose possession and the Lions almost punish them on the breakaway, but van Rensburg just can't gather the pass from his replacement colleague van der Merwe.

  • 63'

    The Lions on the ball once again as they look to build phases just outside the Bulls 22. They're playing very well.

  • 60'

    PENALTY, LIONS, BOSHOFF! 22-9 Boom! Over she goes again, and this one is getting away from the Bulls.

  • 58'

    It's a penalty against the Bulls captain, and a great chance for Boshoff from half-way.

  • 58'

    Ball slapped from de Klerk's hands by skipper van der Merwe, we're checking with the TMO.

  • 57'

    DROP-GOAL, LIONS, BOSHOFF! 19-9 There are those important three points. Lions extend their lead to ten.

  • 56'

    Oh dear, another penalty for the Lions, but they inexplicably take it quickly rather than bringing their tally beyond seven points from their rivals. It comes to nothing.

  • 54'

    Smart grubber through from Hollenbach into the Bulls 22. Clever rugby.

  • 51'

    The Lions again making serious inroads into the Bulls defence, but the ball is lost forward on the visitors' 10m line.

  • 48'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, BOSHOFF! 16-9 Boshoff knocks over the extras.

  • 47'

    TRY, LIONS, HOLLENBACH! 14-9 What a riposte from the Lions! Where did that come from? The Bulls completely mess up their restart, the ball finds Hollenbach, he dummies and crashes over.

  • 45'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POTGIETER 9-9 Huge Bulls scrum yields a penalty and Potgieter can level things up.

  • 42'

    We're underway again, and it's a scrappy start to the second half as the Lions fumble forward and mess up another lineout.

  • 40'

    A first half of end-to-end attack draws to a close with some end-to-end kicking. All three-pointers so far as the Bulls fail to translate their dominance on the field into points on the scoreboard.

  • 40'


  • 40'

    Teams back out at Ellis Park, 40 crucial minutes ahead.

  • 37'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POTGIETER! 9-6 Once more, the Bulls must settle for three points rather than five or seven as another attack breaks down.

  • 34'

    Boshoff thumps a garryowen down into Bulls territory, but it's far too long. There's some more harem-scarem counter-attack from both sides, with Engelbrecht felled by a super tap-tackle on the Lions 22. The Bulls have it again as they look to take the lead.

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  • 30'

    Much better from the Bulls now as forwards and backs combine to rumble on into the 22. They have to settle for a penalty, though.

  • 27'

    Great end-to-end stuff at Ellis Park, both teams offering plenty attacking ambition.

  • 24'

    Boshoff absolutely launches a drop-goal from inside his own half. The distance wasn't a problem, but it faded just wide. So close.

  • 22'

    Great bullocking run from Marcel van der Merwe brings the bulls to within two metres of the Lions' line, before the ball is spread wide, the defence stretched, and Basson dives over in the corner. Did he get in? No. Feet in touch right on the flag. Great defence from Boshoff.

  • 19'

    Oh my, what an error from the Bulls. Ndgunane hauled down a metre short of the line after great build-up work in midfield, and Visser spills it over the line.

  • 16'

    Super breakdown work from Whiteley and co at the breakdown in these early stages. Yet another penalty for them, and Boshoff bangs it downfield.

  • 13'

    Smart grubber into the corner from Visser sees Botha scramble into touch and gives the Bulls a great attacking platform deep in the home 22. But they spill it forward, then are penalised.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, LIONS, BOSHOFF! 9-0 The pivot bangs over another one after an excellent passage of play, both teams attacking well.

  • 7'

    Whiteley grabs van der Merwe in the air from that lienout, but Potgieter fails to cut the early lead in half.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, LIONS, BOSHOFF! 6-0 It's a fine strike and a fine start from the home team

  • 4'

    Whip-wheel from the Bulls at the game's first scrum after a scything break from van Wyk. Boshoff goes for three points from halfway.

  • 2'

    DROP-GOAL, LIONS, BOSHOFF! 3-0 Early pressure from the hosts yield a low, unattractive three-pointer for Boshoff. Was it the right option? I don't think so.

  • 0'

    Teams out in Jo'burg, kick-off moments away!

  • 0'

    Ross Cronjé is named ahead of Faf de Klerk at scrum-half for the hosts, partnering Marnitz Boshoff, while skipper Warren Whiteley is back wearing eight, and Alwyn Hollenbach lines up at inside centre.

  • 0'

    Victor Matfield is at last given a rest by Frans Ludeke, with skipper Flip van der Merwe back in the second-row. JJ Engelbrecht teams up with Jan Serfontein in midfield.

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    Hello and welcome to live coverage of this afternoon's all-South African derby between the Lions and the Bulls at Ellis Park. We'll be back with team news shortly.

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    Boshoff has the derby underway.

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  • 2 Tries 2
    • 45' Alwyn Hollenbach
    • 68' Warwick Tecklenburg
    • 70' William Small-Smith
    • 73' Jacques Du Plessis
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 46' Marnitz Boshoff
    • 69' Marnitz Boshoff
    • 74' Jacques-Louis Potgieter
  • 4 Penalties 3
    • 4' Marnitz Boshoff
    • 9' Marnitz Boshoff
    • 58' Marnitz Boshoff
    • 79' Marnitz Boshoff
    • 30' Jacques-Louis Potgieter
    • 36' Jacques-Louis Potgieter
    • 44' Jacques-Louis Potgieter
  • 2 Drop Goals 0
    • 1' Marnitz Boshoff
    • 55' Marnitz Boshoff
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  • Schalk van der Merwe
  • Robbie Coetzee
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Rudi Mathee
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Ross Cronje
  • Marnitz Boshoff
  • Chrysander Botha
  • Alwyn Hollenbach
  • Stokkies Hanekom
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Coenie Van Wyk
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  • Dean Greyling
  • Callie Visagie
  • Marcel Van der Merwe
  • Flip van der Merwe
  • Grant Hattingh
  • Jonathan Ross
  • Jacques Du Plessis
  • Jacques Engelbrecht
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Jacques-Louis Potgieter
  • Bjorn Basson
  • Jan Serfontein
  • JJ Engelbrecht
  • Akona Ndungane
  • Jurgen Visser
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Charles Marais
  • Willie Britz
  • Derick Minnie
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Deon van Rensburg
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  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Werner Kruger
  • Paul Willemse
  • Wimpie van der Walt
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Louis Fouche
  • William Small-Smith
  • Morne Mellett

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