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As it happened: Scotland 20-26 Springboks

2018-11-17 21:16
Last Updated at 19:31
17 Nov 21:16

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Next weekend, the Springboks will conclude their year-end tour against Wales in Cardiff.

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17 Nov 21:15
17 Nov 21:12
A decent enough effort by the Springboks! There were some lapses on defence but overall they dominated Scotland physically and used enough of their opportunities. They also showed composure in the manner in which they closed out the game...
17 Nov 21:10
FULL-TIME: Scotland 20-26 South Africa
17 Nov 21:09
80'- As the clock ticks over 80 minutes, Jantjies boots it out to end the game...
17 Nov 21:09
79'- The Boks have possession with less then 30 seconds remaining...
17 Nov 21:07
The official MAN-OF-THE-MATCH is Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard.
17 Nov 21:07
78'- Great maul defence from the Boks and they win a turnover!
17 Nov 21:06
78'- Another Scotland penalty allows them to set up a lineout inside the South African 22m area. We're set for another thrilling finish!
17 Nov 21:05
77'- Bok sub: Van Zyl on for Papier at scrumhalf.
17 Nov 21:05
77'- The Scots now have a lineout inside South African territory.
17 Nov 21:04
76'- Pieter-Steph du Toit, in my opinion, is lucky to not get a yellow card there. It was off the ball and didn't appear to be a lot of arms involved...
17 Nov 21:03

76'- But it doesn't last long as Scotland win a penalty on the ground.

There's also a TMO review for a potential dangerous clean-out by Du Toit.

17 Nov 21:02
76'- After 11 phases of Bok attack, Du Toit loses the ball in contact... however moments later the Boks win back possession...
17 Nov 21:01
75' - Boks probing inside the red zone with 5 minutes remaining.
17 Nov 21:00
74'- The Scots have enjoyed 54% territory and 54% possession.
17 Nov 20:59
73'- It's all South Africa now as they attack inside Scottish territory. This will take some effort from the hosts now to win the game...
17 Nov 20:58

72'- PENALTY slotted by Jantjies.

Scotland 20-26 SA

17 Nov 20:57
71'- The Boks win another penalty on the ground. It's just inside Scotland territory and Jantjies now steps up to take the kick at goal...
17 Nov 20:56
70'- It''s a powerful Springbok scrum but the Scots manage to clear...
17 Nov 20:55
69'- A crucial error from Dyantyi as he drops a high ball on halfway, putting his team under pressure heading into the final 10 minutes...
17 Nov 20:53


Scotland 7

SA 7

17 Nov 20:52
67'- Oh no, Pollard's strike is a terrible one and badly misses to the left...
17 Nov 20:52
66'- Bok subs: Mbonambi on for Marx at hooker and Louw on for Kolisi at flank.
17 Nov 20:51
65'- A kickable penalty for the Boks after great work on the breakdown by Vermeulen. Pollard will again line up a shot from about 45m out...
17 Nov 20:50


Scotland 273m

SA 236m

17 Nov 20:49
64'- Bok sub: Kolbe on at wing for Nkosi.
17 Nov 20:48
62'- Dangerous Scotland fullback Stuart Hogg has been replaced, as well as scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw. Chris Harris and Ali Price are on.
17 Nov 20:47
62'- Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell attempts a long-range drop goal. It's a good strike, but narrowly misses...
17 Nov 20:44
59'- Bok sub: De Jager on at lock for Snyman.
17 Nov 20:43
59' - Great maul defence from the Springboks as they force a turnover! That could prove a pivotal moment in this Test!
17 Nov 20:42
58'- Scotland win a penalty as Mostert is pinged for collapsing a Scottish maul. The hosts however turn down a shot at goal and opt for an attacking lineout instead...
17 Nov 20:42
57'- Bok subs: Kitshoff and Malherbe off, replaced by Koch and Du Toit.
17 Nov 20:40
56'- The Scots have also made several substitutions, including bringing on SA-born Josh Strauss, a former Lions captain...
17 Nov 20:39

55'- Willie le Roux is now back from the sin-bin, while Elton Jantjies is also on for Damian de Allende.

Jantjies will play flyhalf, with Pollard moving to inside centre.

17 Nov 20:38

54'- Pollard's kick hits the upright and ricochets back in-field.

Huw Jones then breaks from his own 22 and runs all the way up to halfway before the Springbok defence hauls him in.

17 Nov 20:36
53' - Another kickable penalty for South Africa as a Scotland player is pinged for not rolling away. Pollard will line up a shot from about 45m out...
17 Nov 20:35
51'- A scrum free kick for the Boks. It's just inside Scotland territory and the visitors will scrum again, cleverly eating up time until Le Roux can come back from the sin-bin...
17 Nov 20:30

49'- PENALTY slotted by Pollard.

Scotland 20-23 SA

  • 81'

    FULL-TIME: SCOTLAND 20-26 SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa kicks the ball out to close the game and they will be happy with their performance. They played well in a tense second half to hold their lead and win the game. Scotland fought well at home but South Africa seal an important away win.

  • 80'

    We are in the final minute of play and Pollard has been named the man of the match. South Africa have the feed at the scrum. They take the ball out, Vermeulen with the ball. They need to manage possession and see the game out.

  • 78'

    South Africa are working the ball through a few phases and they are looking for gaps in the defence.

  • 78'

    A penalty to Scotland and the TMO is called into the action to check for foul play.

  • 78'

    They are checking the clean out by Du Toit on Watson. The referee keeps it to a penalty and South Africa will consider themselves lucky. The crowd not happy with the decision.

  • 78'

    A poor lineout from Scotland and South Africa win the ball but concede a penalty and Russell will kick it to the corner for another lineout.

  • 76'

    A lot of pressure from South Africa and they have a lineout close to the Scottish 5m line.

  • 73'

    We are in the final 10 minutes of the game. A lot of pressure from the Springbok scrum but Scotland manage to control the ball. South Africa win a penalty as Hastings fails to release it after being tackled.

  • 73'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 20-26: Jantjies makes no mistake with his first kick of the night and South Africa push their lead to 6 points.

  • 71'

    A knock forward from Dyantyi as he goes to collect the high ball and Scotland have a scrum.

  • 67'

    Pollard looks to kick the penalty but misses and it goes well wide. This is probably his worst kick of the tour. South Africa lead by 3.

  • 65'

    Nkosi has been replaced by Kolbe for South Africa.

  • 64'

    Hogg is going off and this will be a big blow for Scotland. He has played so well today. Laidlaw is also replaced.

  • 63'

    Pollard is under pressure and he kicks it deep but fails to find touch. Then Russell looks for the drop goal but his kick goes just wide.

  • 62'

    We are in the final quarter of the game and Jantjies fails to find touch. Hogg gets the ball and looks to run but is stopped by the Springboks.

  • 60'

    South Africa collapse the Scottish maul and the hosts have a penalty and go for a lineout.

  • 59'

    The ball is brought back to Jantjies, who has just come on, and he clears the ball deep for a Scottish lineout.

  • 58'

    Most effective maul of the game from Scotland, they are enjoying a good spell of possession.

  • 56'

    Le Roux is coming back on and this yellow card has not hurt South Africa too much.

  • 55'

    Pollard's first miss of the night, the ball hits the uprights and bounces back. Jones runs the ball from his own half into the Springboks' half.

  • 54'

    South Africa win another penalty after the scrum and Pollard will kick this.

  • 53'

    Another scrum for South Africa and they are running down the clock on the yellow card.

  • 50'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 20-23: Pollard makes no mistake penalty goal and South Africa lead again by 3 points.

  • 49'

    Marx loses the ball forward but there was also an error from the Scots so South Africa will have a penalty and Pollard will kick it.

  • 48'

    South Africa are building through a few phases, working the ball and going on the attack. Good spell of possession for the visitors.

  • 47'

    PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 20-20: Laidlaw makes no mistake from the penalty and the poor decision from the referee gives three points to the hosts. South Africa will have to play with a player short for the next 9 minutes.

  • 46'

    Le Roux fails to make the interception, he reads the pass well but fails to collect it cleanly. The TMO is checking for a deliberate knock down.

  • 46'

    YELLOW CARD! Le Roux is sent to the sin bin for a deliberate knock on and the South Africans can't believe it. It is a poor decision from the referee.

  • 45'

    South Africa lose the ball forward and Jones collects it and kicks it into touch deep in the Springbok half.

  • 45'

    Reid goes off and Dell comes on for Scotland. Scotland turn the ball over after the lineout and the crowd finds its voice.

  • 44'

    Russell kicks the ball deep but it goes into touch and Marx will have the lineout.

  • 42'

    Scotland win an early penalty and Hogg kicks it into touch for a lineout.

  • 41'

    The sides are out for the second half.

  • 41'

    The second half begins.

  • 40'

    HALF-TIME: SCOTLAND 17-20 SOUTH AFRICA. It has been a busy first half and both teams fought it out, but South Africa have taken the lead by three points. Two tries per team and South Africa hold a slim lead.

  • 39'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 17-20: Good kick from Pollard and he wins the lead back for South Africa. They visitors lead by 3 points.

  • 38'

    South Africa win a penalty from the scrum and Pollard will kick this for goal.

  • 37'

    We are in the final few minutes of the first half and the score is 17-17. Nothing separating the two sides.

  • 35'

    CONVERSION, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 17-17: Laidlaw makes no mistake and Scotland level the scores with some attacking play and accuracy.

  • 34'

    Brilliant counter attack from Hogg, Nkosi misses the ball and Hogg just paces down the left flank to get a lineout on the Springbok 5m line.

  • 34'

    TRY, SCOTLAND, WATSON! 15-17: Smart variation in the lineout, as Watson sneaks in and takes the ball over the line and Scotland have another try. The strong run from Jones made the chance.

  • 33'

    Another brilliant kick from Hogg as South Africa fail to find touch with their penalty and Hogg sends it deep in the South African half.

  • 31'

    Big kick from Hogg that takes play in South Africa's half. Scotland have controlled the possession well and have been positive.

  • 28'

    Le Roux with a chip kick and Scotland will have a lineout on their own 5m line. The penalty goes against Kitshoff for going off his feet.

  • 27'

    PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 10-17: Laidlaw slots in the penalty goal and brings the deficit down to 7 points. It has been a stop-start game because of these penalties in the last few minutes.

  • 25'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 7-17: It is a long penalty goal from Pollard and he slots it in to push the lead to 10 points.

  • 22'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 7-14: Pollard makes no mistake in converting his try and doubles the score for South Africa.

  • 21'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 7-12: Quick reply from South Africa, Scotland make a mistake in the defence and Pollard runs through the gap to score the try. Kolisi's pass created the chance.

  • 20'

    CONVERSION, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 7-7: Russell adds on the extras and Scotland end a spell of good possession with 7 points.

  • 19'

    TRY, SCOTLAND, HORNE! 5-7: Another brilliant try, this time from Scotland. They build patiently and drive the ball wide to the left wing were Jones sets up the try and Horne scores.

  • 19'

    The referee asks the TMO to check if one of the passes was a forward pass. The try stands and the crowd cheers on.

  • 17'

    Scotland have the ball and are running with it. They make a mistake and Nkosi knocks the ball on. It will be a scrum to the hosts.

  • 15'

    Good build up again from the visitors, Scotland manage to win a penalty just near their try line and they will be happy to clear the ball.

  • 13'

    Anxious moments for South Africa as Scotland kick the ball and run with it. Pollard has to collect and clear the ball very close to the uprights.

  • 12'

    Scotland win a penalty from the scrum and they kick the ball into touch for a lineout.

  • 10'

    It will be a scrum to Scotland and they will look to attack from here. It has been a busy start to the game.

  • 8'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 0-7: Pollard makes no mistake with the conversion and South Africa lead by 7 points.

  • 7'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KRIEL! 0-5: Papier started the move with a good run and then the ball was shuffled between Snyman, Kitshoff and Nkosi before Kriel takes it over the line for the first try.

  • 5'

    Busy start to the game and Scotland have a lineout as Pollard looks for a chip kick but it goes into touch.

  • 4'

    First scrum of the game, Scotland with the feed. The scrum is reset and the referee has a few words with the players.

  • 3'

    Kolisi wins a penalty for South Africa and Pollard kicks it to the corner for a lineout.

  • 2'

    Scotland take the first lineout and they drive it straight to the front, no jump. A bit of variation from the start.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! The first half begins as Scotland kick us off.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Test between Scotland and South Africa from BT Murrayfield.

  • 0'

    Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Sam Skinner, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 Willem Nel, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Gordon Reid Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Josh Strauss, 20 Jamie Ritchie, 21 Ali Price, 22 Adam Hastings, 23 Chris Harris

  • 0'

    South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Steven Kitshoff Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Lood de Jager, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Cheslin Kolbe

  • 0'

    Romain Poite is the referee today with Ben O?Keeffe and Frank Murphy assisting him. Ben Skeen is the TMO.

  • 0'

    The last time Scotland won against South Africa was in 2010 in Edinburgh. South Africa have won five games against Scotland since then.

  • 0'

    The home side will be brimming with confidence after their recent win over Fiji while South Africa will be keen to build on last weekend?s victory over France, after losing narrowly to England in their opening November international.

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Scotland South Africa
  • 2 Tries 2
    • 18' Peter Horne
    • 33' Hamish Watson
    • 5' Jesse Kriel
    • 20' Handre Pollard
  • 2 Conversions 2
    • 19' Greig Laidlaw
    • 34' Greig Laidlaw
    • 6' Handre Pollard
    • 21' Handre Pollard
  • 2 Penalties 4
    • 26' Greig Laidlaw
    • 46' Greig Laidlaw
    • 24' Handre Pollard
    • 38' Handre Pollard
    • 49' Handre Pollard
    • 72' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 45' Willie Le Roux
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Gordon Reid
  • Stuart McInally
  • WP Nel
  • Ben Toolis
  • Jonny Gray
  • Sam Skinner
  • Hamish Watson
  • Ryan Wilson
  • Greig Laidlaw
  • Finn Russell
  • Sean Maitland
  • Peter Horne
  • Huw Jones
  • Tommy Seymour
  • Stuart Hogg
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Frans Malherbe
  • RG Snyman
  • Franco Mostert
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Embrose Papier
  • Handre Pollard
  • Aphiwe Dyantyi
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Sibusiso Nkosi
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Fraser Brown
  • Allan Dell
  • Simon Berghan
  • Josh Strauss
  • Jamie Ritchie
  • Ali Price
  • Adam Hastings
  • Chris Harris
  • 16
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  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Vincent Koch
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Francois Louw
  • Ivan van Zyl
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Cheslin Kolbe

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