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As it happened: Springboks 37-15 France

2017-06-17 19:08
Last Updated at 19:29
17 Jun 19:08

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The third and final Test will take place at Ellis Park in Johannesburg next Saturday.

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17 Jun 19:07
Springbok flank Siya Kolisi deservedly bagged the MAN-OF-THE-MATCH accolade!
17 Jun 19:04
17 Jun 19:01

The Springboks showed great resilience on defence, making 153 tackles, compared to 44 from France.

But their finishing was also far superior, they dominated the contact situations and also bossed the breakdowns.

France looked one-dimensional on attack, while the Boks showed plenty of inventiveness!

17 Jun 18:59


The Springboks will take an unassailable 2-0 series lead heading heading into next week's final Test.

17 Jun 18:57
FULL-TIME: South Africa 37-15 France
17 Jun 18:57
80'- Hougaard boots out to bring an end to proceedings....
17 Jun 18:56
79'- Bok sub: Dillyn Leyds on for Raymond Rhule at wing.
17 Jun 18:55

79'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

SA 37-15 France

17 Jun 18:55
78'- TRY to the Springboks as Jantjies goes over under the posts. It was started by Kolisi, who had ripped the ball before launching an attack, and then off-loading to Jantjies...
17 Jun 18:53


SA 350m

France 442m

17 Jun 18:52
76'- The Springboks' commitment on defence has been superb tonight!
17 Jun 18:51
76'- Left wing Virimi Vakatawa almost scores, but he is hauled in from behind by Raymond Rhule.
17 Jun 18:51
75'- But with Mbonambi now on, the lineout goes astray and France launch a counter-attack down-field...
17 Jun 18:50
75'- The French are pinged for obstruction. It's inside the red zone, so the Boks will set up an attacking lineout five metres out...
17 Jun 18:49
73'- Bok sub: Bongi Mbonambi on at hooker for Malcolm Marx.
17 Jun 18:48


SA 6

France 10

17 Jun 18:47
72'- That French try came after the Boks failed to handle a restart...
17 Jun 18:47

71'- Trinh-Duc's conversion attempt is woeful.

SA 30-15 France

17 Jun 18:46

70'- TRY to France!

Centre Damian Penaud gets a score on debut. Finally, some weakness in the Bok defence...

17 Jun 18:44

69'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

SA 30-10 France

17 Jun 18:44
Reserve prop Coenie Oosthuizen runs a great line to burst over!
17 Jun 18:43
67'- TRY to the Springboks!
17 Jun 18:43
67'- But the Boks are back probing inside the red zone...
17 Jun 18:42
67'- The Boks have made a mammoth 131 tackles, France only 40.
17 Jun 18:42

66'- A chance goes begging for the Springboks as Kolisi loses possession in contact, five metres from the tryline.

Clearly, the fresh legs making a difference there for South Africa!

17 Jun 18:40
64'- Several chances made up front and in the backline by Bok coach Allister Coetzee.
17 Jun 18:39

64'- Francois Trinh-Duc kicks a PENALTY to get France to double figures.

SA 23-10 France

17 Jun 18:39

62'- The South African performance in the second half reminds me of Allister Coetzee's days as Stormers coach - great defending but not building on good starts...

They'll nevertheless win this which is what is important at this stage...

17 Jun 18:38
62'- The French are back inside the Bok 22m area, with a penalty advantage...
17 Jun 18:35
60'- But all that territory and possession hardly count if you lack invention on attack!
17 Jun 18:34
59'- France have enjoyed 69% territory and 66% possession.
17 Jun 18:33


SA 250m

France 274m

17 Jun 18:32

57'- NO TRY!

Replays show Penaud has a foot in touch. It was great scrambling defence from Ross Cronje!

17 Jun 18:32


France centre Damian Penaud is over in the corner but the TMO must check whether he was in touch...

17 Jun 18:30
56' - However, more pressure now on the home side as France win a free kick off a South African scrum - right in front of the Bok goalposts...
17 Jun 18:28
54'- An intercept from Raymond Rhule brings relief for South Africa, who have survived wave after wave of French attack!
17 Jun 18:25
51'- Bok sub: Steven Kitshoff now replaces The Beast at prop.
17 Jun 18:25

51'- The French have a penalty in front after The Beast is penalised for tackling a player without the ball.

But have they run out of plans on attack?

17 Jun 18:23
50'- This is terrific Springbok defence - the French look horribly one-dimensional on attack...
17 Jun 18:21

49' - Remarkably, 27 phases of French attack near the Springbok tryline doesn't reap rewards for Les Bleus.

But they'll get another crack after a South African knock-on...

17 Jun 18:18
46' - France have worked their way up into the South African 22m area...
17 Jun 18:17
45'- Great maul defence from France sees them win a turnover... before launching an attack from deep...
17 Jun 18:16
44'- Another kickable penalty for South Africa - this time for a deliberate knock-on by the French. The Boks will now set up an attacking lineout...
  • 80'

    Hougaard is happy to punt it into touch and that brings an end to the game. A guaranteed series win for the Springboks as they again cross the whitewash four times. Alistair Coetzee will be very pleased with his chargers to dominate a strengthened French side.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 35-15: Kolisi shrugged off the defenders around a ruck on the halfway line to run 30 metres before he lobbed the perfect pass to Jantjies whilst holding off two tacklers. Unbelievable!

  • 79'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 37-15: Jantjies dusts himself off to pop the conversion over.

  • 78'

    Penalty awarded to France who clear from their 22. It was Mostert who had entered the ruck from the side.

  • 76'

    Jantjies fails to find touch from a penalty and the French have a chance to clear. Vakatawa breaks down the left wing but Rhule shows exceptional pace to tackle him into touch.

  • 72'

    TRY, FRANCE, PENAUD! 30-15: The French hit back straight away. The Springboks are unable to collect the restart and Penaud jinks inside to beat the cover defence. Trinh-Duc is unable to raise the flags from out wide.

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 30-10: Jantjies adds the extra two from the kicking tee.

  • 68'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, OOSTHUIZEN! 28-10: That is try for all front rowers to savour. Oosthuizen runs a beautiful angle off the first receiver. He breaks the line before bouncing off the cover defence to go over the line.

  • 67'

    The Springbok forwards keep running off the replacement scrumhalf, Hougaard. The French hold on to force Kolisi into a knock on.

  • 64'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, TRINH-DUC! 23-10: Finally the French decide to take the points as Trinh-Duc pops it over from in front of the sticks.

  • 61'

    Jantjies does a cheeky dink over the French defence and Serfontein chases well. He manages to first ankle tap Vakatawa and get up to smother the winger before he can get away.

  • 58'

    Relentless attack from the French as this time Penaud manages to go close in the corner. But Cronje shows his pace to force his foot into touch.

  • 54'

    The French set up a lineout five metres out but again the Springboks show immense strength to keep the French out. Rhule manages to intercept and win a scrum feed.

  • 50'

    The French manage to go through 21 phases without penetrating the Springbok defence. They do, however, win a scrum five metres out.

  • 46'

    South Africa set up a lineout 10 metres from the line and try to get a maul going, but is was not to be. The French forwards turn it over and manage to run it out of trouble.

  • 43'

    Jantjies finally misses a kick, his first of the series. He had shot from almost 50 metres out and it came up short.

  • 41'

    Trinh-Duc kicks off but his chasers were all in front of him so the Springboks are awarded an early scrum on halfway.

  • 40'

    The siren sounds at Kings Park and South Africa have backed up their performance from last week with 23 unanswered points after an early French try. Coetzee will be a happy man at the break.

  • 40'


  • 38'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 23-7: O''Keefe calls Mtawarira and Slimani aside to warn them both for collapsing the scrum. Slimani immediately collapses the next scrum and Jantjies says ''''thank you very much'''' as he kicks another one.

  • 34'

    Guirado is penalised for holding on in close proximity from Whiteley and Kolisi. The French showed some brilliant skill to gain 50 metres from deep in their half. South Africa are winning the territorial battle.

  • 31'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 20-7: Jantjies has got his kicking boots on today as he strikes a penalty over from 40 metres out.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 17-7: Jantjies takes two steps back and slots the conversion over with authority.

  • 27'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KOLISI! 15-7: Serfontein clears the ball from his own 22 and chases well to wrap up Trinh-Duc. The Frenchman throws a speculative pass which Kolisi inrtercepts to run in under the posts. Great pace shown from the big man.

  • 25'

    Skosan competes well in the air to knock it back to a supporting runner in Whiteley. But the South African captain is penalised for holding on. The French clear the penalty to the halfway line.

  • 21'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 10-7: Jantjies slots the conversion despite a difficult angle.

  • 20'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, SERFONTEIN! 8-7: Brilliant interplay from the Springbok forwards and backs. Kolisi receives the ball on the left wing and feeds an inside ball to Serfontein who has a free run in to the line.

  • 16'

    Spedding has a shot at goal from range after the injury break but he is unable to raise the flags.

  • 14'

    Picamoles is fed the ball at pace, Mahoje takes him too high and gets bounced to the ground. Looks like a serious head injury, Du Preez comes on to replace him.

  • 12'

    Frustrating end to some scintillating play from the Springboks as Mostert knocks on in the ruck. Line breaks firstly from Rhule and then from Mapoe had given South Africa some momentum.

  • 9'

    The French backline are happy to throw the ball around this evening. However, their discipline is getting the better of them. Jantjies clears the pressure.

  • 6'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 3-7: Les Bleus forwards are pinged by O''Keefe and Jantjies obliges from the kicking tee.

  • 4'

    CONVERSION, FRANCE, SERIN! 0-7: Serin adds the extra two from the touchline. A big statement early on from the French.

  • 3'

    TRY, FRANCE, SPEDDING! 0-5: Early attack for France as slick hands between the outside backs ends in local boy Spedding dotting down in the corner despite a valiant effort from Etsebeth.

  • 1'

    New Zealand's Ben O'Keefe gets us underway at King's Park in Durban.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second test between South Africa and France in Durban. Despite France''s bolstered lineup this week the Springboks remain favourites after their dominant display at Loftus which ended 37-14.

  • 0'

    The Springboks make one forced change due to the concussion suffered by Kriel, as Mapoe replaces him. France have made no less than eight changes as the players coming back from the Top 14 final all feature.

  • 0'

    SOUTH AFRICA XV: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Raymond Rhule, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

  • 0'

    FRANCE XV: 15 Scott Spedding, 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Damian Penaud, 12 Gaël Fickou, 11 Virimi Vakatawa, 10 François Trinh-Duc, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Kevin Gourdon, 6 Yacouba Camara, 5 Yoann Maestri, 4 Romain Taofifenua, 3 Rabah Slimani, 2 Guilhem Guirado (captain), 1 Jefferson Poirot.

  • 0'

    Both teams are out on the field with the anthems ready to be sung.

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South Africa France
  • 4 Tries 2
    • 19' Jan Serfontein
    • 26' Siya Kolisi
    • 67' Coenraad Oosthuizen
    • 78' Elton Jantjies
    • 2' Scott Spedding
    • 70' Damian Penaud
  • 4 Conversions 1
    • 21' Elton Jantjies
    • 26' Elton Jantjies
    • 69' Elton Jantjies
    • 79' Elton Jantjies
    • 3' Baptiste Serin
  • 3 Penalties 1
    • 5' Elton Jantjies
    • 30' Elton Jantjies
    • 38' Elton Jantjies
    • 63' Francois Trinh-Duc
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Franco Mostert
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Andries Coetzee
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  • Jefferson Poirot
  • Guilhem Guirado
  • Rabah Slimani
  • Yoann Maestri
  • Romain Taofifenua
  • Yacouba Camara
  • Kevin Gourdon
  • Louis Picamoles
  • Baptiste Serin
  • Francois Trinh-Duc
  • Virimi Vakatawa
  • Gael Fickou
  • Damian Penaud
  • Yoann Huget
  • Scott Spedding
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Francois Steyn
  • Dillyn Leyds
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  • Clement Maynadier
  • Eddy Ben Arous
  • Uini Atonio
  • Julien Ledevedec
  • Bernard Le Roux
  • Antoine Dupont
  • Jean-Marc Doussain
  • Nans Ducuing

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