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As it happened: Italy 20-18 Springboks

2016-11-19 17:59
Last Updated at 19:31
19 Nov 18:06

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It's another embarrassing day for Springbok rugby and yes, the Bok aura, is most certainly gone now.

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19 Nov 18:01
19 Nov 17:56
Springbok rugby is rock bottom folks. This is by far and away the worst Springbok team ever. They eclipse Rudolf Straeuli's team from the early 2000s...
19 Nov 17:54

Disgraceful performance from the Springboks. Nothing less can be said. Allister Coetzee and his whole coaching staff deserve to be fired. They simply have to go...

19 Nov 17:53
At their 13th attempt, Italy have beaten the Springboks for the first time!
19 Nov 17:53
FULL-TIME: Italy 20-18 South Africa
19 Nov 17:53
80'- But Pieter-Steph du Toit can't take the lineout ball and Italy promptly kick it out to end the game...
19 Nov 17:52
79'- NO TRY! The try is cancelled as replays show an Italian foot in touch. The Boks will have one more chance to run from deep.
19 Nov 17:50
79' - The ball carrier may have been in touch, assistant referee Nigel Owens believes...
19 Nov 17:49
79'- Oh wait, the referee has now gone upstairs for a potential Italian foot in touch...
19 Nov 17:49
78'- Lock Marco Fuser is over after another powerful driving maul.
19 Nov 17:48
78'- TRY to Italy!
19 Nov 17:48
78'- An Italian cross-kick goes dead, but the referee has caught the Boks off-side. The hosts will set up another lineout...
19 Nov 17:46
77'- Italy inches away...
19 Nov 17:46
76'- Bok sub: Mbonambi on for Strauss.
19 Nov 17:46

76'- Italy kick in behind the Boks and De Allende is forced out near his own tryline.

Italy with a golden chance to put this game to bed now...

19 Nov 17:44
75'- Oh dear, moments later Venter knocks on after taking a flat ball from Jantjies...
19 Nov 17:44
74' - A great run from Venter almost has Italy in trouble, but a handling error by an Italian who went for the intercept halts the move. But it's a South African scrum just outside the 22m area...
19 Nov 17:42
72'- A powerful Bok scrum sees them win a tighthead... then a knock on from Italy wing Giulio Bisegni hands South Africa a scrum about 10m inside the Italian half. That could be a crucial mistake from the Italian...
19 Nov 17:40

72'- More woes for the Boks as De Klerk can't take a high ball. It hands Italy a scrum just outside the South African 22m area.

Questions must be asked why Habana did not take that high ball!?

19 Nov 17:38
70'- Bok subs: Mostert and Goosen on, De Jager and Le Roux off.
19 Nov 17:37
69'- No they can't as Italy win a turnover and kick up field...
19 Nov 17:36
68'- The Boks have a scrum about 10m inside the Italian half. Can they make inroads?
19 Nov 17:31
65'- Bok sub: Mohoje on for Alberts.
19 Nov 17:30

64' - PENALTY slotted by Canna.

Italy 20-18 SA

19 Nov 17:29
62' - After 9 phases of attack, Italy win a penalty in front. De Jager the man pinged for not rolling away at a ruck...
19 Nov 17:27

60'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

Italy 17-18 SA

19 Nov 17:26

59'- Italy captain Parisse is caught off-side just inside his own half.

Jantjies will line up a shot at goal, about 45m out...

19 Nov 17:24
58'- Will it be another Brighton experience for the Boks here today...?
19 Nov 17:23

56'- CONVERSION slotted by Canna.

Italy 17-15 SA

19 Nov 17:22
Boks again without numbers out wide as big winger Giovanbattista Venditti goes over in the corner. He's a powerful 110kg wing!
19 Nov 17:21
55' - TRY to Italy!
19 Nov 17:20
54'- Italy into the red zone after a powerful driving maul...
19 Nov 17:19
54' - The Boks look to run from deep, but Combrinck's pass goes to no-one and into touch. It hands Italy a lineout on the Springbok 22m line...
19 Nov 17:18

53' - METRES MADE ON ATTACK

Italy 69m

SA 317m

19 Nov 17:18
52'- Boks subs: Mtawarira, Koch, Paige and Lambie all off, replaced by Kitshoff, Nyakane, De Klerk and Jantjies.
19 Nov 17:17
52' - Marco Fuser is back from the sin-bin. The Boks will rue only scoring 3 points in his absence...
19 Nov 17:15
49' - Le Roux is almost over in the corner, but his pass back in field finds no-one. It allows Italy flyhalf Canna to clear up-field and bring relief...
19 Nov 17:13
48'- The Boks get a lineout inside the red zone after Parisse takes a ball into touch without realising...
 
  • 80'

    Italy win the lineout against the throw on the Springboks five metre line and Italy put boot to ball and send the ball into touch. That will be the game. Italy have made history with a first ever win in their history against the Springboks. Congratulations to Italy on a well deserved victory.

  • 80'

    FULL TIME: ITALY 20-18 SOUTH AFRICA

  • 79'

    Italy get momentum from the rolling maul off the lineout on the South Africa five metre line and Marco Fuser crashes over for the pushover try but the referee disallows the try for a foot in touch in the build up to the try and South Africa will have the lineout on their own five metre line.

  • 78'

    Italy set the attacking lineout from the penalty with a touch finder on the Springbks five metre line.

  • 77'

    Italy jump up and win the lineout on the South Africa five metre line. Italy are looking for the pushover try as they drive away at the line with some well worked pick and goes. Italy look to vary their attack with a cross-field kick on the wing. The ball goes over the dead ball line and out of play but the referee calls play back for a penalty to Italy.

  • 76'

    Nizaam Carr gets driven back in the tackle inside the South Africa half of the field before Combrinck is forced into knocking the ball forward with some good team work in the tackle from Italy on the wing. Italy send the Springboks tracking back deep into their half with a kick up field. Damian de Allende is bundled into touch and Italy will have the attacking lineout on the South Africa five metre line.

  • 74'

    The Springboks look to attack the line off first phase possession from the scrum on the Italy ten metre line as Francois Venter joins the attack as first receiver but South Africa knock the ball forward and Italy will have the defensive scrum just outside their own 22 metre line.

  • 72'

    The Springboks put in a big effort at scrum time as they win the ball against the feed on their own ten metre line. South Africa make the exit with a kick up field and Italy are unable to deal with the high ball as they knock the ball forward on their own ten metre line. South Africa will have the attacking scrum.

  • 71'

    Francois de Klerk makes a mess under the high ball as he knocks the ball forward and Italy will have the attacking scrum on the South Africa ten metre line.

  • 69'

    The Springboks win possession at the scrum just inside the Italy half of the field. Italy with some good defensive work at the breakdown as they force the turnover and Carlo Canna puts in the grubber kick for the Italy backs to run onto. The Springboks manage to track back and get first to the loose ball just outside their own 22 metre line.

  • 68'

    Play resumes with an attacking scrum to South Africa just inside the Italy half of the field.

  • 67'

    Simone Ferrari is being attended to by the Italy medical team after suffering from cramp in his leg. Adriaan Strauss is having his head bandaged at the same time, plenty of commitment shown from both teams throughout this match. Real physical battle going on at the moment.

  • 64'

    PENALTY, ITALY, EDOARDO PADOVANI! 20-18: It looks good and it's over! Edoardo Padovani sends the ball sailing through the poles with an accurate kick off the tee from outside the Springboks 22 metre line. Italy now lead 20-18 with 64 minutes played.

  • 63'

    South Africa are blown up for Lodewyk de Jager not rolling away at the breakdown and Edoardo Padovani will strike for poles from just outside the South Africa 22 metre line.

  • 62'

    Sergio Parisse draws in the Springboks defence with a well timed pass just before he is about to be tackle outside the South Africa 22 metre line. Italy are looking to make use of the space down the wing as they force the Boks to commit to the ball carries before they play with width to their attack.

  • 61'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, ELTON JANTJIES! 17-18: The flags are raised! Elton Jantjies adds the extra three points for South Africa with the kick at poles from outside the Italy 22 metre line. The Springboks now lead 18-17 with 61 minutes played.

  • 60'

    Italy are blown up for going offside and Elton Jantjies will strike for poles from outside the Italy 22 metre line.

  • 57'

    CONVERSION, ITALY, EDOARDO PADOVANI! 17-15: Edoardo Padovani has both the distance and the direction as he sends the ball sailing through the poles with the conversion from just outside the South Africa 22 metre line. Italy now lead 17-15 after that converted try.

  • 56'

    TRY, ITALY, GIOVANBATTISTA VENDITTI! 15-15: Italy draw in the Springboks defence with a powerful drive at the line on the South Africa five metre line before they attack the short side and Giovanbattista Venditti fends of Elton Jantjies on the wing and crashes over for the five pointer. Game on!

  • 54'

    Ornel Gega is unable to find his accuracy with the throw at the lineout just outside the South Africa 22 metre line. The Springboks win the lineout against the throw and they look to play the wide channels and give the ball plenty of air but Combrinck throws the ball straight into touch and Italy will have the lineout just outside the South Africa 22.

  • 53'

    Italy jump up and win the lineout on their own ten metre line before both teams pile in at the breakdown as they attempt to win possession. The Springboks are blown up for an infringement at the breakdown and Italy set the attacking lineout with a touch finder just short of the South Africa 22 metre line.

  • 52'

    South Africa concede the penalty inside the Italy 22 metre line for going off their feet at the breakdown and Italy set the defensive lineout with a touch finder on their own ten metre line.

  • 49'

    Willie le Roux runs out of space down the wing as he gets the offload away in the tackle. The ball does not go to hand from the offload and Italy are able to win possession on their five metre line. Carlo Canna makes the clearance with a touch finder on the Italy ten metre line. The Springboks will have the attacking lineout.

  • 48'

    Adriaan Strauss finds Lodewyk de Jager with an accurate throw at the lineout inside the Italy 22 metre line. The Springboks play the inside channels with some direct hard and straight running at the line before they are wrapped up inside the Italy 22 metre line.

  • 45'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, PATRICK LAMBIE! 10-15: Patrick Lambie has his kicking boots on today as he sends the ball sailing through the poles with an accurate kick at poles from inside the Italy 22 metre line. The Springboks now lead 15-10 after that successful kick at poles from Lambie.

  • 44'

    Vincent Koch picks and goes and drives for the line before he is wrapped up just short of the try line. The Springboks are looking to drive over from close range.

  • 44'

    South Africa vary their attack as Willie le Roux switches the direction of play with a skip pass over the top to Bryan Habana on the wing. Habana receives the pass and finds Combrinck with a well timed pass. Combrinck knocks the ball forward just short of the try-line but the referee calls play back for a penalty to South Africa after Italy committed a dangerous tackle past the horizontal point on Lodewyk de Jager. Patrick Lambie will line one up at poles from the kicking tee inside the Italy 22.

  • 42'

    The Springbks are going for the pushover try from the penalty as they turn down the kick at poles and set the attacking lineout with a touch finder from Patrick Lambie. The Boks have the lineout on the Italy five metre line.

  • 41'

    Patrick Lambie gets the second half underway with a deep kick which travels all the way into the Italy 22 metre line. Luke McLean gathers possession for Italy from the restart and Italy make the clearance with a kick up field. Warren Whiteley gathers the loose ball and takes the ball into contact with a poerful run before he is brought to ground just outside the Italy 22 metre line. Italy concede the penalty for an infringement at the breakdown and the Springboks are going for broke as they turn down the three points and set the attacking lineout with a touch finder on the Italy five metre line.

  • 41'

    YELLOW CARD, ITALY, MARCO FUSER! 10-12: Marco Fuser is shown yellow after playing the man in the air at the lineout on the Italy five metre line. Italy will be down to 14 players for the next ten minutes and South Africa are awarded the penalty.

  • 40'

    Italy win possession from the scrum just outside their own 22 metre line and they are quick to put boot to ball and send the ball into touch. That will be the first half. South Africa head into the break with a two point lead, leading 12-10. Stay tuned for the second forty which will follow shortly.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: ITALY 10-12 SOUTH AFRICA

  • 38'

    The Springboks manage to keep hold of possession as they go through multiple phases with some powerful pick and goes deep inside the Italy half of the field. Italy manage to read the South Africa attack well and Warren Whiteley loses the ball forward from the pass. Italy will have the defensive scrum just outside their own 22.

  • 35'

    Italy look to test the Springbok back three under the high ball inside the South Africa half. Bryan Habana wins the ball in the air for South Africa before Rudy Paige returns the favor with a kick up field. Here come Italy as they look to counter attack from inside their own half!

  • 32'

    Willie le Roux with some sublime vision on attack as he makes the break for the Springboks with some neat footwork and puts down the accelerator before he combines well with Pieter-Steph du Toit who receives the inside pass and gets the ball away to Strauss. Strauss looks to send Vincent Koch through for the try but the Springbok prop knocked the ball forward and Italy escape with the scrum inside their own 22.

  • 30'

    PENALTY, ITALY, EDOARDO PADOVANI! 10-12: Edoardo Padovani has his kicking boots on today as he sends the ball sailing through the poles with the kick from the tee from outside the Springboks 22 metre line. Italy now trail 12-10 with 30 minutes played.

  • 29'

    High fives all around for Italy at scrum time now as they are awarded the penalty for an infringement at scrum time from South Africa. Edoardo Padovani will strike for poles for Italy from the penalty.

  • 27'

    Italy make the Springboks do the tackling on centre field with some powerful drives at the defence. The Springboks defence is equal to the task as they force Italy to knock the ball forward and South Africa will have the scrum on centre field.

  • 25'

    The Springboks play the wide channels from the lineout deep inside the Italy half. Willie le Roux looks to put in the chip kick behind the Italy back three but the ball goes into touch on the full and Italy will have the defensive lineout deep inside their own half.

  • 24'

    High fives all around for South Africa at scrum time as the referee awards the Springboks the penalty for illegal scrumming from Italy. The Springboks set the attacking lineout with a touch finder deep inside the Italy half.

  • 22'

    The referee is not happy with either teams stability at scrum time after both teams seem to be losing their grip on a difficult surface. The referee asks for a reset and the Springboks will have another attacking scrum on centre field.

  • 20'

    The Springboks have the scrum inside their own half after some good defence from South Africa forced Italy to knock the ball forward.

  • 17'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, PATRICK LAMBIE! 7-12: Patrick Lambie adds the extra two points for the Springboks with the conversion from just outside the 22 metre line. South Africa now lead 12-7 after that converted try.

  • 16'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DAMIAN DE ALLENDE! 7-10: The Springboks strike off turnover ball as some good work on defence leads to the turnover and Lambie makes an electric break up field, Combrinck receives the pass after running up in support of Lambie and Damian de Allende receives the try scoring pass as he powers down the wing with plenty of pace and dots down for the five pointer.

  • 13'

    CONVERSION, ITALY, CARLO CANNA! 7-5: Carlo Canna converts the try for Italy and Italy now lead 7-5 with 13 minutes played.

  • 12'

    TRY, ITALY, ANDRIES VAN SCHALKWYK! 5-5: Andries van Schalkwyk jumps up and secures possession for Italy with a win at the lineout inside the Springboks 22 metre line. Italy form the rolling maul and Van Schalkwyk crashes over for the pushover try!

  • 11'

    Lodewyk de Jager concedes the penalty for South Africa for an obstruction from the restart and Italy are going for broke as they turn down the kick at poles and set the attacking lineout with a touch finder inside the South Africa 22 metre line.

  • 9'

    Patrick Lambies sends the conversions sailing wide of the poles. The conversion attempt was taken from the Italy 22 metre line and the score remains at 5-0 to South Africa.

  • 8'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, BRYAN HABANA! 0-5: Try time! Willie le Roux shows a clean pair of heels as he makes the break for the Boks before he finds Bryan Habana with a well timed pass and Habana finishes the move in sublime fashion as he dots down for the five pointer. South Africa lead 5-0.

  • 5'

    South Africa jump up and win the lineout inside the Italy 22 metre line. The Springboks take the ball through the phases and vary their attack with some accurate handling skills on the wide channels but the Italy defence is equal to the task as they manage to track back and bring the Boks to ground.

  • 4'

    Italy are blown up for playing the man in the air and Lambie sets the attacking lineout for the Springboks with a touch finder on halfway.

  • 3'

    Italy are blown up for a high tackle on Patrick Lambie just outside the South Africa 22 metre line and the Springboks are awarded the penalty.

  • 2'

    Italy jump up and win the lineout on the Springboks ten metre line before they go through the phases with some powerful carries just outside the Springboks 22 metre line. Giovanbattista Venditti tests the Springboks defence with a powerful run on the wing before he is brought to ground.

  • 1'

    Here we go! Referee George Clancy blows his whistle and Carlo Canna gets the game underway with a deep kick which travels all the way into the South Africa 22 metre line. The Springboks manage to gather the ball from the kickoff before they take the ball into contact with some direct straight running at the line. South Africa make the exit with a touch finder on their own ten metre line. Italy will have the asttacking lineout.

  • 0'

    Grey Skies welcome the teams onto the field. Conditions are heavy underfoot. Tactical kicking from both teams half-back combinations will prove vital in these weather conditions.

  • 0'

    Both South Africa and Italy are on the field. The crowd rise for the national anthem of South Africa and Italy.

  • 0'

    The national anthem of South Africa is performed with plenty of passion shown from the Springbok players as they stand side by side and stare into the crowd and embrace the atmosphere.

  • 0'

    The crowd get to their feet as the national anthem of Italy rings out around the Stadio Artemio Franchi. Plenty of emotion shown from the Azzurri players during the national anthem. The stage is set for an action packed game of international rugby. What an atmosphere, what an occasion and what a match we have coming up here. Stay tuned as we await referee George Clancy to get the game underway.

  • 0'

    Lock Dries van Schalkwyk has been named in Italy's starting lineup to face the Springboks in Florence on Saturday. Italy coach Conor O'Shea has made four changes to his side for their match against South Africa in Florence on Saturday. The South African-born lock Dries van Schalkwyk has been named in the starting XV to face his country of birth. Two of the changes are injury enforced. Hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini and prop Andrea Lovotti were ruled out through injury, with Ornel Gega and Sami Panico coming in as their replacements. Flank Francesco Minto starts ahead of Maxime Mbanda and in the backline, Giovanbattista Venditti starts out on the wing ahead of Angelo Esposito.

  • 0'

    Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee has made three changes to his starting XV for Saturday''s clash with Italy in Florence. Record try-scorer Bryan Habana is back at left wing, while loose forward Nizaam Carr will get his first start for South Africa against the same opponents he made his Test debut against two years ago. In a third change to the starting team, Pieter-Steph du Toit, the 2016 SA Rugby Player of the Year, will move back to lock in the place of Eben Etzebeth, who was not considered for selection because of the concussion he suffered against England. This brings to an unfortunate end an impressive run of 31 consecutive Test matches for the Springboks by Etzebeth. Du Toit?s move to lock, where he will partner Lood de Jager, opened up a position in the back row, where Carr will start following his stint off the bench last week at Twickenham. The rest of the team that played England in London was kept unchanged, but Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made three changes to the bench, with Trevor Nyakane (prop), Oupa Mohoje (loose forward) and Elton Jantjies (fly-half) all returning to the match 23.

  • 0'

    Italy head into this Test-match against the Springboks on the back of a 68-10 defeat to New Zealand at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome last weekend.

  • 0'

    South Africa head into this Test-match against Italy on the back of a 37-21 defeat against England at Twickenham Stadium in London last weekend.

  • 0'

    The last time Italy and South Africa played each other was in 2014 and on that occasion the Springboks won 22-6 in Padua.

  • 0'

    George Clancy is our referee. Nigel Owens and David Wilkinson will assist him. Our TMO is Peter Fitzgibbon.

  • 0'

    Italy and South Africa have played each other on 12 previous occasions with the Springboks winning all 12 of the previous matches between the two teams.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live commentary of this international rugby Test-match between Italy and South Africa from the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence.

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Italy South Africa
  • 2 Tries 2
    • 11' Dries van Schalkwyk
    • 55' Giovanbattista Venditti
    • 8' Bryan Habana
    • 16' Damian de Allende
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 12' Carlo Canna
    • 57' Carlo Canna
    • 18' Patrick Lambie
  • 2 Penalties 2
    • 29' Edoardo Padovani
    • 64' Carlo Canna
    • 45' Patrick Lambie
    • 60' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 41' Marco Fuser
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Sami Panico
  • Ornel Gega
  • Lorenzo Cittadini
  • Marco Fuser
  • Dries van Schalkwyk
  • Francesco Minto
  • Simone Favaro
  • Sergio Parisse
  • Giorgio Bronzini
  • Carlo Canna
  • Giovanbattista Venditti
  • Luke McLean
  • Tommaso Benvenuti
  • Giulio Bisegni
  • Edoardo Padovani
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Vincent Koch
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Willem Alberts
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Rudy Paige
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Bryan Habana
  • Damian de Allende
  • Francois Venter
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Willie Le Roux
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Tommaso D'Apice
  • Nicola Quaglio
  • Simone Ferrari
  • George Biagi
  • Braam Steyn
  • Edoardo Gori
  • Tommaso Allan
  • Tommaso Boni
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Franco Mostert
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Johan Goosen

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