As it happened: Boks v World XV

2014-06-07 16:10

Scoring and interactive commentary on the match between the Springboks and World XV.


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James O'Connor runs into JP Pietersen and Frans Steyn. (Gallo Images)


Bok lock Bakkies Botha won the best player award.


Georgian Mamuka Gorgodze runs hard at Duane Vermeulen... (Gallo Images)

Thanks for tuning in! It was a solid enough win by the Springboks. Their scrums remain a big worry though, but the enterprise shown on attack was welcome to see. Also, as expected, the Boks did not stand back one inch in the physicality stakes. 

The Boks play Wales in Durban next week. Be sure to again join us for more interactive commentary!

FULL-TIME: South Africa 47-13 World XV

80'- Goosen CONVERTS in the game's last act.

80' - TRY! Willie le Roux finishes under the posts for the Boks!

It was started by a brilliant break down the touchline by Mvovo, who threw an inside pass to Le Roux who was on hand.

The pass was debatable but the TMO ruled it was not forward.

78'- Goosen CONVERTS his own try.

SA 40-13 World XV

77'- TRY! A brilliant break in midfield by Johan Goosen sees him round off under the posts. It came after a concerted period of attack in the red zone by the hosts...


Cowan hates a ruck - I remember even at Gloucester he did some mountaineering - Judge Rugby

74'- A brilliant break out wide from Mvovo almost leads to trouble for the visitors but unfortunately Le Roux can't hold on to his inside pass... 


Cowan is lucky to only get a yellow card. But his night is over nevertheless.

73'- The scuffle was due to replacement scrumhalf stamping on Duane Vermeulen. That should be a red card! The TMO is called into play...

72'- Some stern Bok defence keeps the World XV from scoring. Duane Vermeulen wins a penalty on the ground before a scuffle breaks out...

70'- Yet another scrum penalty conceded by the Boks. Again it's Steenkamp. The World XV set up an attacking lineout deep into the Bok 22m area...

68'- Mvovo and Goosen on for the Boks, with Steyn and Habana off.

Both teams' replacement benches have now been cleaned out.

65'- Bok prop replacement Steenkamp is also penalised at a scrum. Not the best night for the Bok front rankers...


Duane Vermeulen wins a lineout... (Gallo Images)

64'- Bismarck du Plessis has since scored his second try, with Morne Steyn converting.

Home favourite Schalk Burger has since also appeared on to the Newlands turf.

SA 33-13 World XV

64'- APOLOGIES for the delay. A slight technical error.

55'- Pat Cilliers and Carl Hayman now on at prop for the World XV.

54'- TMO Deon van Blommestein says it was a late tackle by Ranger who jumped into Le Roux after he had kicked.

But that's a tough call in my book. Ranger was clearly committed and there was no way he could pull out...


The TMO is called into play for possible foul play by Ranger on Le Roux.

53'- The Boks win a scrum tighthead! Clearly something was said at half-time...


Du Preez on for Pienaar and Van der Merwe on for Botha.

50'- The World XV have been awarded a penalty on halfway. Apparently there was some foul play after the try was scored...

49'- Steyn misses the conversion attempt from the corner.

SA 26-13 World XV

48'- TRY! Bismarck du Plessis goes over after a dominant lineout drive by the Boks. Clearly their one-man advantage helped there... 

47'- YELLOW CARD for Georgian Mamuka Gorgodze after another penalty conceded. It had to come.

46'- All Black Andrew Hore has replaced Craig Burden at hooker for the World XV.

46'- Yet another penalty! Another lineout...

46'- This time the Boks opt for an attacking lineout...

45'- Boks back on the attack in the red zone. And yet another off-side penalty! Time for yellow cards perhaps?

44'-  PENALTY slotted by Steyn.

SA 21-13 World XV

43'- Springbok penalty from right in front as Tekori is caught off side. Quite a few off-side penalties against the World team tonight...

42'- The Boks win a free kick at the first scrum in the second half. Better signs in that department.

It gives them the chance to attack in the red zone...

40'- Samoa's Joe Tekori has replaced Juandre Kruger at lock for the World XV.

40'- Welcome back for the second half. Morne Steyn gets play started...


"Massive problems with regards to the scrums for the Springboks," says in-studio SuperSport commentator Rob Kempson.


Ruan Pienaar clears from the ruck... (Gallo Images)

HALF-TIME: South Africa 18-13 World XV

40'- O'Connor slots the PENALTY from close to the touchline.

38'- The Boks briefly off the hook when the lineout throw fails to travel 5 metres.

But they then opt for a high up-and-under and are penalised for being in front of the kicker (Steyn). Habana and Bismarck the main culprits...

37'- Another scrum penalty to the World XV when Jannie du Plessis drops his bind. It gives the World XV the chance to set up a lineout deep in Bok territory...


The World XV's Rene Ranger on the charge... (Gallo Images)

34'- A great break from the ensuing kick-off by Bok debutant Cornal Hendricks but he gets tackled out on halfway...

33'- Steyn slots the CONVERSION.

SA 18-10 World XV

32'- TRY! Bakkies Botha over near the corner. It comes after a brilliant break from Habana and then some slick handling and support play by both Willie le Roux and Habana to put the big man away!

30'- Steyn's PENALTY puts the Boks back in front.

SA 11-10 World XV

29'- Kickable penalty for the Boks but the ref calls both captains together. He warns them about the high number of penalties...

Morne Steyn will line up from about 30m out, right in the middle of the field.

28'- Francois Louw proving his worth on the ground as he wins a penalty just outside the Bok 22m area to bring relief...


World XV playing it fast and loose; just how the Boks hate it. Hard-nosed Hayman a beast at tighthead- Clinton van der Berg

Bok scrum being shown up badly here. Worrying signs for the season ahead -
Ruck & Droll

24'- PENALTY slotted by O'Connor.

SA 8-10 World XV

22'- The Bok scrum crumbles and are penalised!

Worrying signs again from the Sharks front three - who also struggled last week against the Stormers.

O'Connor to line up from about 35m out, 15m in-field...

20'- Again some slick hands by the Springbok backs see them run from inside their own 22 to just hort of way... Pietersen not looking bad at centre so far...

17'- Steyn's conversion attempt is away to the right...

SA 8-7 World XV

16'- TRY! Bryan Habana goes over in the corner after some slick handling, most notably a pass-through-the-legs by JP Pietersen...

It all started after the World XV couldn't handle a pretty average kick by Pienaar.

14'- Boks off the hook when Burden is penalised for being off-side. I thought he did well to charge down Pienaar's kick though... Pienaar looking slow again...

14' - Not surprisingly, the first scrum of the game is a right old mess...

14'- Boks under big pressure early on here with the World side camping inside the red zone...

11'- A chip-kick in behind the Bok defence is chased by Hosea Gear, but the dead-ball line wins.

The Boks are lucky though. Willie le Roux was nowhere to be seen at the back there...

10'- Matfield is caught off-side close to his own tryline.

The World XV opt for a five-metre attacking lineout....

8'- PENALTY converted by Morne Steyn from almost in front.

SA 3-7 World XV

7'- A kickable penalty to the Boks as the World XV are caught off-side. 

The Boks tried to use the advantage, but Cornall Hendricks over-ran it on the outside...

6'- Easy CONVERSION by James O'Connor.

SA 0-7 World XV

5'- TRY! The ball went backwards off Juandre Kruger before fellow South African Hargreaves went over. Correct decision.

5' - TRY OR NO TRY?!

After 11 phases, Alistair Hargreaves barges over for the visitors. However, the TMO must check for an earlier forward pass or knock...

2'- A kickable penalty for the World XV. It came after a brilliant sniping break from Rene Ranger.

However, Kockott opts to kick for touch instead... True cavalier approach from the World side!

2'- A messy first lineout for SA, but they win it after a scrap...

1'- First penalty goes to the Boks after the World XV come in from the wrong side inside the SA 22m area...

17:01 - Matt Giteau gets the game started...

16:59 - Oh dear, the sound system has gone AWOL while Kurt Darren sings the anthem, but the crowd knows the tune and they take over!

No anthem for the World XV, by the way...

16:58 - All set for the South African national anthem...

16:56 - PICTURE

Pre-match entertainment underway on the field. There's a chilly breeze blowing across the field - EWN Sport


Three young Bok fans... (Gallo Images)


The Boks have played against World XV’s on 3 occasions since 1977. The score in 1977 was 45-24 and 20-19 and 22-16 respectively in 1989.


Today's referee is George Clancy from Ireland. He's been involved in 9 Bok games with the Boks winning 6 of those.

This World XV has a real South African flavour about it. The coach (Nick Mallett) and his assistant (Alan Solomons) are South Africans, while there are seven South Africans in the 23-man squad.

I'm particularly excited to see how Rory Kockott goes at scrumhalf. I can recall a few past Bok No 9s who were far inferior players than him...


World XV coach Nick Mallett arrives at Newlands... (Gallo Images)


Good news on the weather front folks. Despite all the rain during the week, it's a beautiful winter's day in Cape Town. Lets hope for some running rugby!


Springbok change room... (Gallo Images)


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Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)


1977: South Africa won 45-24, Pretoria
1989: South Africa won 20-19, Newlands
1989: South Africa won 22-16, Johannesburg



15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Fourie du Preez, 22 Johan Goosen, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.

World XV

15 James O'Connor, 14 Drew Mitchell, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Matt Giteau (captain), 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Roger Wilson, 7 Steffon Armitage, 6 Mamuka Gorgodze, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Juandré Kruger, 3 Carl Hayman, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Sona Taumalolo

Substitutes:16 Andrew Hore, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Pat Cilliers, 19 Joe Tekori, 20 Alexandre Lapandry, 21 Jimmy Cowan, 22 François Trinh-Duc, 23 Benson Stanley

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