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2018/11/10 | 22:05 |  Internationals | Stade de France |  Second Half

As it happened: France 26-29 Springboks

2018-11-11 05:00
Last Updated at 18:32
11 Nov 00:04
There were a couple of big calls from referee Owens there that France might have a bit to say about, but in the end the Boks have got the job done ...
11 Nov 00:03
Pollard kicks the conversion! It ends France 26-29 SA
11 Nov 00:02
France are gutted, and understandably so! They left everything out there! 
11 Nov 00:02
What drama! In the 5th minute of stoppage time! 
11 Nov 00:02
TRY SPRINGBOKS! It's Bongi Mbonambi off the back of the maul! The Boks have won it at the death! 
11 Nov 00:01
80' Another 5m lineout! 
11 Nov 00:00
80' OOOOOOOOH! Is it a try? They're going upstairs! Dyantyi may have won it for the Boks! The last pass might be forward! It is! No advantage ... we're going back for another penalty!
10 Nov 23:59
80' They've set up the maul! 
10 Nov 23:58
Jantjies puts it 5m out! Game on! 
10 Nov 23:58
80' Another penalty! The Boks can kick to the corner here and have a real crack ...
10 Nov 23:57
80' Boks have a lintout! 40m out. Last play ...
10 Nov 23:56
80' Penalty to the Boks! It's Louw over the ball again! But the Boks are 95m out ...
10 Nov 23:55
Unless there is a miracle, it's going to be another loss for the Springboks on tour ...
10 Nov 23:55
79' That's that for the Boks, surely. Snyman loses the ball in contact, France hack ahead and then the Boks throw a forward pass ...
10 Nov 23:53
78' Another penalty for the Boks at the lineout and they can take play into the French half ...
10 Nov 23:51
77' Penalty to the Boks! Louw with the turnover! 
10 Nov 23:51
76' Boks under more pressure as Le Roux hacks into touch! France lineout just 15m out and it's a long way back for the Boks now ...
10 Nov 23:50
76' French scrum just inside Bok territory ...
10 Nov 23:49
75' Horrible error from Pollard who drops a sitter after a French 22m dropout ... Not what the Boks needed at all ...
10 Nov 23:47
73' Not good from the Boks. Faf de Klerk takes the free kick quickly, but then Le Roux throws one straight out ...
10 Nov 23:45
71' Bok scrum 45m out, but the time is starting to become a factor here! 
10 Nov 23:44
70' France win the scrum penalty ... 
10 Nov 23:43
69' France scrum on their own 5m line ...
10 Nov 23:43
69' NO TRY! Kolbe has knocked it on while trying to ground! Gutting for the Springboks! 
10 Nov 23:42
69 TRY SPRINGBOKS! WOW! Cheslin Kolbe! That is some try! Willie le Roux with the offload and Kolbe with serious pace ...
10 Nov 23:41

Elton Jantjies and Francois Louw enter the fray for the Boks ...

De Allende and Kolisi off ...

10 Nov 23:40
67' Serin slots the penalty! France 26-22 SA ...
10 Nov 23:38
Nigel Owens reckons it's a penalty only. The Bok No 9 is lucky ... France can still kick this, though, because the penalty will be taken from where the ball landed. 
10 Nov 23:37
De Klerk went for the charge down, but the follow-through is the problem ...
10 Nov 23:37
66' Faf de Klerk could be in trouble here for a late hit on Lopez, who kicked. We're going upstairs ...
10 Nov 23:35
65' France having a shot at goal here through Fickou ... It's miles wide and the scores stay the same ...
10 Nov 23:33
64' Penalty to France! Boks offside again ...
10 Nov 23:33
64' We're in for a tense finish here. Boks haven't been nearly fluent enough, but they're still just a point behind! 
10 Nov 23:32
63' Thomas du Toit on for Kitshoff ...
10 Nov 23:31
62' Boks have a lineout on halfway ...
10 Nov 23:29
61' Pollard was never going to miss that! France 23-22 SA ...
10 Nov 23:28
60' Penalty to SA! High tackle! This is also very kickable ...
10 Nov 23:27
59' Vincent Koch on for Frans Malherbe ...
10 Nov 23:27
59' Boks have a great chance here with a scrum 5m out ...
10 Nov 23:23
56' De Klerk finds some space and puts France back for a lineout in their own 22 ...
10 Nov 23:22
55' Another kicking exchange and now the Boks have a lineout 60m out ...
10 Nov 23:20
54' Boks now with a lineout on their own 22m line ...
10 Nov 23:19
53' No mistake from Pollard! It's over! France 23-19 SA ...
10 Nov 23:18
52' Penalty to SA! Kickable! Vermeulen bosses the battle on the ground! 
  • 83'

    South Africa take the lineout and go for the maul from 6m out. Can they turn this around in these dying minutes?

  • 82'

    Last play of the game and South Africa look to maul after the lineout. The maul comes to nothing and South Africa win a penalty that will be kicked to the corner.

  • 81'

    Springboks are 5m from their own line and they will need to create something soon if they want to win here.

  • 80'

    France are less than a minute away from a big win against South Africa. They will look to attack more and seal a win here.

  • 76'

    We are in the final five minutes and only four points separate the two sides.

  • 75'

    Dyantyi gives chase and he looks to kick the ball in, kicks it over the try line but his run is intercepted by France and this is good play from both sides.

  • 74'

    South Africa will be looking for a big scrum to win a penalty from. Faf de Klerk with the tap and go from the free kick and Kolbe fails to collect the pass cleanly.

  • 72'

    We are in the final 10 minutes of the game and South Africa win a scrum in the French 22.

  • 70'

    NO TRY! The TMO confirms that Kolbe had the ball in hand but could not control it properly as he went over the line and so it is not a try.

  • 70'

    France have a scrum on their 5m line and South Africa will try to score from here.

  • 68'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, SERIN! 26-22: Serin makes no mistake with the penalty goal and France push their lead to 4 points.

  • 67'

    The TMO will have a look at this for a high tackle. We are close to the halfway line and this remains a 1 point game.

  • 67'

    France win the penalty after the TMO. Serin will look to score and kick from here.

  • 65'

    South Africa are starting to play better, as we go towards the end of the game and we are in the final 15 minutes.

  • 63'

    Good run by Marx after the linebreak and he makes some quality good ground for the visitors.

  • 62'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 23-22: This is setting up to be an exciting game here. Pollard slots the ball in for a penalty goal and France lead by only one point.

  • 61'

    Plenty of changes in the front row as we get ready for a scrum. De Allende is held up after the scrum and then Pollard carries the ball. South Africa win a penalty against France for a high tackle.

  • 58'

    After the scrum, France go for the maul and they are gaining some ground. South Africa are trying to keep them in check.

  • 56'

    We are going towards the final quarter of the game and South Africa will have to attack more and try and avoid errors if they want to win.

  • 53'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 23-19: Pollard slots in the penalty goal perfectly and the deficit comes down to 4 points.

  • 52'

    South Africa win a penalty from the breakdown and Pollard will look to kick this.

  • 51'

    A box kick from De Klerk and then France kick the ball back to Le Roux who kicks it into touch.

  • 49'

    Serin lines up the penalty kick but he drives the ball wide of the uprights. First miss of the evening and that is an important miss in the context of the game. Snyman comes on.

  • 46'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 23-16: Pollard slots in the conversion and they add on the extras to bring the deficit to 7 points.

  • 45'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, NKOSI! 23-14: South Africa respond straight from the restart. They tackle the catcher and then Nkosi takes the ball over the line to score the first try for the Springboks.

  • 44'

    CONVERSION, FRANCE, SERIN! 23-9: Serin makes no mistake to convert the try and he will add on the extras.

  • 42'

    TRY, FRANCE, BASTAREAUD! 21-9: Bastareaud takes the ball over the line after a strong surge of power from France and this is a big moment in the game. France score their second try.

  • 41'

    The second half begins. Lopez starts things off.

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, FRANCE, SERIN! 16-9: Serin with a good conversion kick to push their lead to 7 points. South Africa need to play better if they want to win this.

  • 40'

    HALF-TIME: FRANCE 16-9 SOUTH AFRICA. Just the one try from France and they hold the 7 point lead after the first half. South Africa will have to play better to make a game out of this.

  • 39'

    TRY, FRANCE, GUIRADO! 14-9: Guirado makes the most of a small gap in the defence and he takes the ball all the way to score the try. Brilliant first try of this game.

  • 37'

    Thomas puts in a brilliant run through the defence and he tries to go all the way but the Springboks stop him. Le Roux with a good tackle.

  • 36'

    DROP GOAL, FRANCE, LOPEZ! 9-9: France were building well and then they just go for the drop goal and Lopez gets a difficult kick right.

  • 35'

    France have a lineout just 10m out and they go for the maul but South Africa manage to scramble it.

  • 33'

    France attack again as they carry the ball well and put the visitors under pressure. Dyantyi takes the ball over the touch line and this could be a big moment in the game.

  • 31'

    We are in the final 10 minutes of the first half and Faf de Klerk clears it towards the halfway line.

  • 29'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 6-9: Pollard is kicking well today and South Africa take the advantage for the first time in the game.

  • 27'

    Another penalty to France and they are doing well to keep kicking and chasing the ball.

  • 24'

    A couple of kicks back and forth and the score remains at 6-6. Pollard returns the kick and then France kick the ball back.

  • 22'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 6-6: Pollard kicks the long kick really well and that is a brilliant penalty goal to South Africa. The score is 6-6.

  • 21'

    After the first 20 minutes of the game France are looking like the better team. South African need to play better and defend well.

  • 21'

    First scrum of the game and Faf de Klerk has the feed. A penalty from the scrum and Pollard will look to kick this. It is a long one.

  • 18'

    France win a penalty but it is just too far to kick it so Lopez will kick it to the corner for a lineout.

  • 18'

    Springboks will consider themselves lucky here. They were under pressure and and France almost score the try but the player did not have downward pressure on the ball.

  • 17'

    A bit of scrappy play in the middle and then South Africa win the ball again but they kick it high and give away the possession.

  • 14'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 6-3: Pollard makes no mistake with the penalty and opens the scoring for the Springboks.

  • 12'

    South Africa were playing under a penalty advantage so they will come back to take the penalty. South Africa will look to kick this.

  • 11'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, SERIN! 6-0: Serin makes no mistake and once again the flags are raised. France lead by 6 points.

  • 10'

    Another offside penalty goes France's way and they will look to kick this too.

  • 7'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, SERIN! 3-0: Serin makes no mistake with the penalty and opens the scoring for France. The hosts take the lead.

  • 5'

    France kick the ball to the left wing and the they almost score a try but the ball goes into touch and that will be a lineout to the Springboks on their 5m line.

  • 4'

    A penalty to France and they look to attack with the ball.

  • 3'

    A couple of lineouts for the Springboks and they gain a lot of territory. Good pressure from the Springboks.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! The first half begins. Pollard kicks us off.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Test between France and South Africa from Stade de France in Paris.

  • 0'

    France: 15 Maxime Medard, 14 Teddy Thomas, 13 Mathieu Bastareaud, 12 Geoffrey Doumayrou, 11 Damian Penaud, 10 Camille Lopez, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Arthur Iturria, 6 Wenceslas Lauret, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Sebastien Vahaamahina, 3 Cedate Gomes Sa, 2 Guilhem Guirado, 1 Jefferson Poirot

  • 0'

    South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Duane Vermeulen, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff

  • 0'

    Nigel Owens is the referee today with Matthew Carley and Tom Foley assisting him. Rowan Kitt is the TMO.

  • 0'

    The last time France won against South Africa was back in 2009 in Toulouse.

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France South Africa
  • 2 Tries 1
    • 36' Guilhem Guirado
    • 41' Mathieu Bastareaud
    • 43' Sibusiso Nkosi
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 38' Baptiste Serin
    • 42' Baptiste Serin
    • 44' Handre Pollard
  • 3 Penalties 5
    • 6' Baptiste Serin
    • 11' Baptiste Serin
    • 66' Baptiste Serin
    • 12' Handre Pollard
    • 21' Handre Pollard
    • 28' Handre Pollard
    • 52' Handre Pollard
    • 60' Handre Pollard
  • 1 Drop Goals 0
    • 33' Camille Lopez
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Jefferson Poirot
  • Guilhem Guirado
  • Cedate Gomes Sa
  • Sebastien Vahaamahina
  • Yoann Maestri
  • Wenceslas Lauret
  • Arthur Iturria
  • Louis Picamoles
  • Baptiste Serin
  • Camille Lopez
  • Damian Penaud
  • Geoffrey Doumayrou
  • Mathieu Bastareaud
  • Teddy Thomas
  • Maxime Médard
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
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  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Franco Mostert
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Faf de Klerk
  • Handre Pollard
  • Aphiwe Dyantyi
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Sibusiso Nkosi
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Camille Chat
  • Dany Priso
  • Rabah Slimani
  • Paul Gabrillagues
  • Mathieu Babillot
  • Antoine Dupont
  • Anthony Belleau
  • Gael Fickou
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  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Vincent Koch
  • RG Snyman
  • Francois Louw
  • Embrose Papier
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Cheslin Kolbe

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