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2015/07/11 | 17:00 |  Internationals | Newlands, Cape Town |  Full Time

As it happened: South Africa 46 World XV 10

2015-07-11 16:02
Last Updated at 03:36
11 Jul 18:56
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11 Jul 18:50
Bakkies Botha is clapped off the field by both sets of players! What a player he has been over the years!
11 Jul 18:46


The Boks have run out easy winners at Newlands in what they will regard as a good first run out for the international season!

Some excellent play from them at times, the two yellow cards will put a slight blemish on proceedings. 

South Africa 46 World XV 10

11 Jul 18:44

79' - TRY to South Africa!

The Boks turn the ball over, the ball comes out to De Allende out on the left, he kicks ahead, controls the ball with his boot as he taps ahead again and falls on the ball over the line!

Lambie converts and the hooter sounds, its all over at Newlands!

South Africa 46 World XV 10

11 Jul 18:42
78' - The World XV will not give up, some brilliant interplay between backs and forwards sees them surge upfield!
11 Jul 18:39

74' - CONVERSION added by Lambie!

No problem for the man from the Sharks as he splits the uprights!

South AFrica 39 World XV 10 

11 Jul 18:38

73' - TRY to the South Africa!

Pollard scythes through the World XV after receiving the ball from Lambie who had fielded a kick ahead. He links up with Reinach in acres of space on the left. Easy as you like!

South Africa 37 World XV 10

11 Jul 18:35
72' - The World XV are having a full go at the Bok line but the home sides defence holds. They turn the ball over and clear upfield. 
11 Jul 18:35

70' - YELLOW CARD for Le Roux!

That was for a no-arms tackle! 

11 Jul 18:30

67' - South Africa substitutions

Etzebeth replaced by Mahoje

Pienaar replaced by Reinach

11 Jul 18:29
66' - Pollard cannot convert. He left his kicking boots at home today. 
11 Jul 18:28

65' - TRY to the Springboks!

Le Roux gets his third, he just had to run it in however. Intercept by the Boks, Burger and then De Villiers combine, with the Bok captain throwing a massive pass out to the left to Le Roux in acres of space. 

South Africa 32 World XV 10

11 Jul 18:26
63' - Huge scrum from the Boks! It wins them a penalty and Pollard sets up a line out downfield. 
11 Jul 18:24
61' - What a hit by Coetzee on Tafua. To be fair, the big man just got up and shoot it off. 
11 Jul 18:23

60' - South Africa substituion.

De Villiers replaces Kriel. 

11 Jul 18:22

58' - YELLOW CARD to Louw!

A little harsh one would think but Louw will spend 10 minutes in the bin. 

11 Jul 18:21
58' - TMO called into action to rule on what the ref sees as foul play. Louw contesting the ball with Taufua. Definitely a penalty, will it be a card?
11 Jul 18:17

56' - World XV substitution.

Botha replaced by Madaule.

11 Jul 18:16

54' - TRY to the Springboks!

Le Roux is the scorer after excellent interplay between himself and Habana. The winger was brought down but managed to pass off the deck to Le Roux who scored in the corner. 

Pollard cannot convert. 

South Africa 27 World XV 10

11 Jul 18:14

53' - South Africa substitutions

Kock replaces Du Plessis, J

11 Jul 18:12

50' - World XV substitutions

Steenkamp is replaced by Menini

Hayman is replaced by du Plessis

11 Jul 18:10
49' - The World XV making all the play so far this half, their momentum is stopped as Steenkamp knocks on in the Bok 22m area. 
11 Jul 18:07
47' - The Boks will have a defensive lineout after Machenaud rolls the ball into touch with a grubber kick. 
11 Jul 18:05
45' - Both sides willing to give the ball some air, but it is getting all a bit loose!
11 Jul 18:03
43' - Harris' attempt is both wide of the right-hand upright and well short. 
11 Jul 18:02
41' - Early kickable penalty chance to the World XV. Louw is the guilty party at the ruck. Harris will have a shot ata goal, from around 40m out and slightly to the left of the uprights. 
11 Jul 18:00
40' - Harris gets the second half underway, the Boks make heavy weather of securing the ball. The Boks are awarded a penalty at the World XV infringe at the ruck. Pollard clears upfield but not very far. 
11 Jul 17:46


Some great rugby despite the wet conditions underfoot.

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11 Jul 17:45
39' - Pollard somehow misses out to the right. 
11 Jul 17:44
38' - Late penalty to the Boks as Armitage infringes at ruck time. Pollard will have a shot at goal from right in front, around 35m out. 
11 Jul 17:41

34' - CONVERSION added by Harris.

The World XV close the gap to 12 points. 

South Africa 22 World XV 10

11 Jul 17:40

33' - TRY to the World XV!

Burden has scored, great tenacity shown by the hooker! Whiteley won the lineout against the throw but it wasn't clean and Burden pounced on the loose ball, first kicking ahead and then collecting just before the line. 

11 Jul 17:37
32' - Another penalty the World XV, Matfield pinged for interfering with vd Merwe in the air. Harris sets up a lineout just outside the Bok 22m area. 
11 Jul 17:36
31' - Armitage is out with both his distance and direction. Pollard clears to the halfway line. 
11 Jul 17:36
30' - Kickable penalty to the World XV while Du Plessis, B spills some claret on the Newlands turf. The Boks were playing the ball on the deck. Armitage will kick at goal, this is outside the range of Harris. It is around 45m on the angle. 
11 Jul 17:32

27' - World XV substitution

vd Merwe replaces Williams at lock. 

11 Jul 17:31
26'  - Burden bursts away for the World XV, he smashes through the tackle of Le Roux but inaccurate passing following his break away lets the visitors down. 
11 Jul 17:28

23' - CONVERSION added by Pollard!

The pivot extends the Bok lead.

South Africa 22 World XV 3

11 Jul 17:27

22' - TRY to the Springboks!

Le Roux is over after getting the ball in close and getting over despite taking a heavy hit. 

11 Jul 17:26
22' - The Boks showing a lot of enterprise on attack, they are in the World XV 22m area again. Du Plessis, J goes really close. 
  • 80'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE ALLENDE! 44-10. The Boks win a turnover inside their 22 and shift the ball wide to De Allende, who is close to the touchline! He delivers a chip kick before beating Rudi Wulf to the ball and grubber kicks it ahead! He still has some work to do and dives on to the ball behind the World XV's tryline for his second try!

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE. 46-10. Lambie adds the final nail in the visitors' coffin and that's also the final act of the half as the final whistle goes immediately after the kick! What a fine performance by the Boks! They had too much firepower for their opponents, who were outclassed in all departments. That's a great start to the Boks' 2015 campaign and they'll gain plenty of confidence from that result.

  • 80'

    South Africa 46 World XV 10

  • 77'

    Burger is penalised for not releasing Taufua in the tackle and Andrew Horrell brings some relief for the visitors with a kick into touch just inside the Boks' half.

  • 75'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE. 39-10. Lambie has taken over the goal-kicking duties and he calmly guides the ball through the uprights to extend the home side's lead!

  • 74'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, REINACH! 37-10. Pollard beats three defenders and is soon close to the World XV's 22! He offloads to Cobus Reinach who has an easy run-in for the Boks' sixth try!

  • 73'

    Lambie gathers the ball inside his 22 and sets off on a run. He offloads to De Allende who beats a couple of defenders before going to ground after a big hit from Taufua.

  • 71'

    The World XV are hammering away at the Boks' tryline but are met by a wall of green defenders. Taufua, Whitelock and Roumieu all go close but the Bok defence holds firm!

  • 69'

    YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! Le Roux is in the thick of things again but this time for the wrong reason! He receives his marching orders for a no-arms tackle on Roumieu!

  • 68'

    The Boks attack from inside their half and Le Roux is prominent again! He offloads to De Allende, who makes some headway before passing to Pat Lambie, who loses possession after a tackle from David Smith on the World XV's 10-metre line.

  • 65'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! 32-10. Schalk Burger intercepts a pass close to the halfway line before offloading to Jean de Villiers! He sets off towards the tryline and throws a long pass to Willie le Roux who dives over in the left-hand corner! That's the hat-trick for the Bok number 15.

  • 64'

    The World XV are penalised for illegal scrummaging. Pollard brings some relief for the hosts with a kick into touch on the halfway mark from the resulting penalty.

  • 62'

    Coetzee puts in a huge hit on Taufua close to the Boks' 22-metre line! The New Zealander does well to retain possession and shrugs off the tackle before continuing with his run!

  • 59'

    YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, LOUW! Francois Louw will spend the next 10 minutes in the sin bin after he plays Taufua in the air at a line-out.

  • 57'

    Pollard launches a bomb and does well to beat Harris to the high ball but knocks on as he hits the deck.

  • 54'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! 27-10. Willie le Roux offloads to Habana, who is in the clear down the left-hand touchline! He goes to ground inside the World XV's 22 but offloads to Le Roux, who dives in at the corner! Pollard's shot at goal is off target.

  • 51'

    The visitors are camped inside the Boks' 22! They've certainly increased the intensity after the break. Smith offloads to Armitage who fails to hang on and Kriel gathers the loose ball before going to ground after a tackle from Turner.

  • 49'

    The World XV are on the attack inside the Boks' 22 and Delon Armitage and David Roumieu come to the fore with strong runs. They lose possession, however when Steenkamp knocks on after copping a solid hit from Louw!

  • 47'

    The World XV take the ball through the phases until Harris launches a cross-field kick which Le Roux gathers just outside his 22. He chips ahead but the ball bounces into touch close to his 10-metre line.

  • 44'

    Harris gets a chance to narrow the gap from the kicking tee, after Francois Louw is penalised for illegal play at a ruck. The kick is to the right of the uprights, however.

  • 41'

    Harris gets the second half underway! His kick is knocked backwards by Matfield but Trevor Nyakane, who is on as a replacement for Beast Mtawarira, does well to gather before going to ground inside his 22.

  • 40'

    Pollard lines up a shot at goal from about 40 metres out after Delon Armotage is pinged for not releasing the ball on the ground. The kick is to the left of the uprights, however.

  • 40'

    The Boks are on the attack inside the World XV's 22 but lose possession when Etzebeth knocks on. Burgess gathers the loose ball and boots it into touch when he hears the sound of the half-time hooter. The players head into the sheds for a deserved break. It's been an entertaining opening half and although the Boks made the brighter start, the World XV have fought back well and are by no means out of this clash.

  • 40'

    South Africa 22 World XV 10

  • 37'

    Bryan Habana gathers a bomb from Harris close to the World XV's 10-metre line and offloads to Le Roux who throws a long pass to Bismarck du Plessis, who is close to the right-hand touchline. He kicks ahead but his effort is charged down by Lachie Turner and goes directly into touch.

  • 35'

    CONVERSION, WORLD XV, HARRIS! 22-10. Harris adds the two-pointer which narrows the gap to 12 points!

  • 34'

    TRY, WORLD XV, BURDEN! 22-8. Warren Whiteley taps a ball back at a line-out inside the Boks' 22 and Pienaar fails to gather! Craig Burden boots the ball ahead and dives on it behind the hosts' tryline!

  • 33'

    Bismarck du Plessis is penalised for illegal play at a ruck. Delon Armitage lines up a shot from about 45 metres out but his effort lacks distance and direction.

  • 31'

    The World XV take the ball through the phases with their forwards and do well to get over the advantage line. Botha and Whitelock are leading the charge with some powerful runs.

  • 28'

    Le roux spots a gap behind the World XV's backline and kicks ahead but David Smith drops back quickly and gathers just outside his 22. He offloads to Harris who boots the ball upfield.

  • 26'

    The Boks attack close to the World XV's 10-metre line and Marcell Coetzee and Jannie du Plessis carry strongly. The ball then goes out to the backs and Kriel then stabs a grubber kick through which rolls into touch on the visitors' 22-metre line.

  • 24'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 22-3. Pollard adds another two-pointer to put more daylight between his side and the visitors.

  • 23'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! 20-3. The Boks are camped close to the World XV's tryline and Willie le Roux runs onto a pass from Ruan Pienaar before bursting through a tackle from Harris and touches down next to the uprights!

  • 22'

    The Boks attack close to the World XV's tryline and Francois Louw sets off on attack but is stopped in his tracks by a big hit from Taufua!

  • 20'

    PENALTY, WORLD XV, HARRIS. 15-3. Harris gets the World XV's first points via a well-struck three-pointer after the Bok front row is penalised for illegal scrummaging.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 15-0. Pollard adds the easy extras to extend the home side's lead.

  • 17'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, ETZEBETH! 13-0. The Boks attack from inside their half and Jesse Kriel does well with a fine break before offloading to De Allende, who is eventually stopped inside the World XV's 22. Bismarck du Plessis then gathers and offloads to Eben Etzebeth who breaks a tackle before diving over under the posts!

  • 15'

    The World XV take the ball through the phases midway between South Africa's 22 and their 10-metre line with Whitelock, Gurthro Steenkamp, Hayman and Jordan Taufua prominent ball carriers. It all comes to nothing though as Mike Harris knocks on close to the hosts' 22.

  • 13'

    There's some concern in the World XV camp as Bakkies Botha stays down after taking a blow to the head at a ruck. He goes off for a concussion test and is replaced by Flip van der Merwe.

  • 11'

    Luke Whitelock charges down a clearance kick from Pollard deep inside the Boks' 22! The All Black tries to regather but can't control the bouncing ball close to the hosts' tryline!

  • 9'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE ALLENDE! 8-0. The Boks attack, just outside the World Xv's 22 and Victor Matfield offloads to Damian de Allende, who shrugs off two challengers before crashing over the tryline! Pollard misses with the conversion attempt.

  • 8'

    Carl Hayman is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Pollard kicks for touch and puts the ball out just inside the World XV's 22.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 3-0. Pollard opens the scoring from the kicking tee after Luke Burgess is pinged for playing the ball on the ground on the edge of his 22.

  • 2'

    Jannie du Plessis is pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground and Mike Harris puts the resulting penalty out just inside the Boks' half.

  • 1'

    And we're off! Handre Pollard gets the game underway with a high, hanging kick which Bakkies botha fails to gather. The Boks pounce on the loose ball and are on the attack just outside the World XV's 22.

  • 0'

    Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this international match between South Africa and the World XV from Newlands in Cape Town.

  • 0'

    Veteran lock Bakkies Botha will captain the World XV in this clash. Botha leads an experienced side containing fellow Springboks JJ Engelbrecht (Blue Bulls) and Gurthro Steenkamp (Toulouse) with Flip van der Merwe (Blue Bulls) among the replacements. The World XV have a battle-hardened pack with Botha (85 caps), lining up with New Zealand?s Ali Williams (77) in the second row, while props Steenkamp (53) and Carl Hayman (45) also bring significant experience. There are eight of Toulon?s treble-winning European champions in the starting line-up, including two brothers in full-back Delon Armitage and flanker Steffon Armitage, the 2014 European Player of the Year.

  • 0'

    Botha's old second row partner Victor Matfield leads out the Boks, with Warren Whiteley making his first start at eight, while two uncapped players, Jesse Kriel and Vincent Koch, have been included in the matchday 23. Regular skipper Jean de Villiers will make his return to top level rugby from the bench for the Springboks. If De Villiers makes an appearance it will be his first rugby since suffering a dislocated knee and ligament damage in the final match of 2014, against Wales in Cardiff.

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South Africa World XV
  • 7 Tries 1
    • 9' Damian de Allende
    • 17' Eben Etzebeth
    • 23' Willie Le Roux
    • 52' Willie Le Roux
    • 65' Willie Le Roux
    • 74' Cobus Reinach
    • 80' Damian de Allende
    • 34' Craig Burden
  • 4 Conversions 1
    • 18' Handre Pollard
    • 22' Handre Pollard
    • 75' Patrick Lambie
    • 80' Patrick Lambie
    • 35' Mike Harris
  • 1 Penalties 1
    • 5' Handre Pollard
    • 20' Mike Harris
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 2 Yellow Cards 0
    • 59' Francois Louw
    • 69' Willie Le Roux
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Victor Matfield
  • Francois Louw
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Ruan Pienaar
  • Handre Pollard
  • Bryan Habana
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jesse Kriel
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Willie Le Roux
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  • 15
  • Gurthro Steenkamp
  • Craig Burden
  • Carl Hayman
  • Ali Williams
  • Bakkies Botha
  • Jordan Taufua
  • Steffon Armitage
  • Luke Whitelock
  • Luke Burgess
  • Mike Harris
  • David Smith
  • Maxime Mermoz
  • JJ Engelbrecht
  • Lachlan Turner
  • Delon Armitage
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Vincent Koch
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Schalk Burger
  • Cobus Reinach
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Jean de Villiers
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  • David Roumieu
  • Alexandre Menini
  • Petrus du Plessis
  • Flip Van der Merwe,
  • Louis-Benoit Madaule
  • Maxime Machenaud
  • Andrew Horrell
  • Rudi Wulf

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