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2017/06/24 | 17:05 |  Internationals | Emirates Airlines Park |  Full Time

As it happened: Springboks 35-12 France

2017-06-24 19:05
Last Updated at 11:37
24 Jun 19:06

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The Boks' next assignment is the Rugby Championship, starting with a match against Argentina on Saturday, August 19.

Stay tuned to Sport24 for reaction following the Springboks' series win.

24 Jun 19:04
The MAN-OF-THE-MATCH award deservedly goes to Springbok centre Jan Serfontein!
24 Jun 19:03
24 Jun 19:00
The Boks make a clean-sweep (3-0) of the three-match series and also bag their first win over France at Ellis Park - at their fifth attempt!
24 Jun 18:58
FULL-TIME: South Africa 35-12 France
24 Jun 18:58
80' - France looking to end the game by running from their own tryline. They surge up-field but again lose possession...
24 Jun 18:57
79'- But the French can't hold on for too long before conceding a penalty... one final chance on attack for South Africa...
24 Jun 18:56

78'- This time it's France's chance to win a scrum penalty.

They look to run from deep as the game nears its end...

24 Jun 18:55
24 Jun 18:54


SA 321m

France 299m

24 Jun 18:53

75' - CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

SA 35-12 France

24 Jun 18:52

74'- TRY to the Springboks as Rudy Paige scores his first Test try!

He took a pass from Mbonambi, who broke brilliantly off a lineout drive...

24 Jun 18:51
73'- A couple of minutes later, the Boks win back a penalty at scrum time. Again, Kitshoff is the man receiving high-fives from his team-mates...
24 Jun 18:49
71'- Relief for France as this time they are awarded a scrum penalty. Oosthuizen pinged for dropping his knee...
24 Jun 18:48
70'- Bok subs: Paige, Steyn and Leyds all on.
24 Jun 18:48
70'- But the upshot is that it's a five-metre scrum for the Boks!
24 Jun 18:47

70'- NO TRY!

The officials determine there was no obstruction in the lead-up, but replays show Coetzee was just short of grounding the ball.

24 Jun 18:45


Andries Coetzee is over for the Boks but the TMO is called upon to check the grounding as well as possible obstruction in the lead-up...

24 Jun 18:44
69'- Kitshoff wins a scrum penalty for the Boks - which allows Jantjies to set up a lineout on the French 22m line...
24 Jun 18:43
69'- Eben Etzebeth and Franco Mostert have both made a mammoth 12 tackles each tonight!
24 Jun 18:42

68' - Etzebeth was the man penalised but he immediately redeems himself by stealing the French lineout...

Hougaard then clears to bring relief for the hosts...

24 Jun 18:41
67'- After a powerful driving maul, France go over the tryline but are held up. But the referee goes back for a penalty...
24 Jun 18:40
66'- Bok subs: Mbonambi on at hooker for Marx and De Jager on for Mostert at lock.
24 Jun 18:39


SA 295m

France 221m

24 Jun 18:35

62'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

SA 28-12 France

24 Jun 18:34
61'- TRY to the Springboks as hooker Malcolm Marx scores against the cushioning of the posts!
24 Jun 18:33
60' - But the Boks have regained possession five metres out...
24 Jun 18:32
60' - A great break from Du Toit brings the Boks into the red zone. The ball then goes wide to Skosan but he is bundled out just short of the tryline...
24 Jun 18:31


SA 10 out of 12

France 11 out of 11

24 Jun 18:30


SA 10

France 11

24 Jun 18:29

57' - PENALTY slotted by Plisson.

SA 21-12 France

24 Jun 18:28
56'- Another France penalty as Etzebeth is pinged at a lineout. Plisson will line up another shot...
24 Jun 18:28


SA 67 out of 81

France 30 out of 43

24 Jun 18:26
54'- The Beast and Ruan Dreyer are off...
24 Jun 18:26
54'- Bok subs: Props Oosthuizen and Kitshoff on and Du Toit on for No 8 Du Preez.
24 Jun 18:24

53'- Oh dear, Plisson misses a sitter!

France can do nothing right...

24 Jun 18:23

51'- A kickable penalty for France as Kriel is pinged at a ruck.

Plisson will line up a relatively easy shot at goal.

24 Jun 18:21
50'- No they can't! Referee Angus Gardner awards South Africa a penalty after obstruction at a driving maul from France.
24 Jun 18:20
48'- But moments later, France get another chance - via a five metre lineout. Can they cash in?
  • 80'

    FULL TIME : Finally South Africa beat France at this venue. It was not all easy going and we had a lot of mistakes from both sides. It was not a pretty game and in the end the French lacked some flair.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    Once again the French concede a penalty for going off their feet in the ruck. The referee has been consistent tonight.

  • 78'

    The Springboks did well to turn the ball over on the French 10 meter line, for a scrum.

  • 76'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 35-12: Jantjies adds two more.

  • 75'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, PAIGE! 33-12: The Springboks win a line-out after a penalty and drive forward. Paige forces his way over with the help of Mbonambi.

  • 72'

    Relief for France, as Coenie Oosthuizen collapses the scrum.

  • 71'

    NO TRY! The TMO is called into action to check the grounding of the ball. He rules that the ball was grounded short of the line by Coetzee. The Springboks have a five meter scrum.

  • 70'

    The Springboks win a penalty and France is penalised for boring in at the scrum. Jantjies finds touch on the 22.

  • 69'

    The line-out ball is stolen by Etzebeth. Some relief for them.

  • 68'

    Etzebeth concedes a penalty for being offside at the ruck. We have another five meter line-out.

  • 67'

    France win a penalty for a deliberate knock down. They find touch in the corner.

  • 66'

    Surprisingly France have enjoyed 57% of the possession thus far.

  • 63'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 28-12: Jantjies adds the extras.

  • 62'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MARX! 26-12: Kitshoff drives with the help of Jaco Kriel and Marx finishes off a great move, under the posts.

  • 61'

    The Springboks come close after a break by the substitute Pieter-Steph du Toit. Kitshoff is involved again and Skosan is shoved into touch.

  • 60'

    Steven Kitshoff breaks through the French defense, after a nice offload from Jesse Kriel. Great work from the prop but it amounts to nothing.

  • 58'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, PLISSON! 21-12: The French win a line-out penalty after Etzebeth is penalised for obstruction. This time Plisson strikes it better and adds three more.

  • 56'

    Plisson launches a counter attack from inside his half. They win a penalty inside the Springboks half, as Kitshoff fails to release the ball carrier. Plisson finds touch on the 22.

  • 53'

    Plisson sends it wide!

  • 52'

    Jaco Kriel now concede a penalty for being offside at the ruck. Sloppy! The French go for goal.

  • 51'

    France win the line-out and drive forward. Great work from Jesse Kriel and Hougaard prevents the maul from progressing. Jantjies finds touch for a Springbok line-out.

  • 49'

    France win another penalty, as Mostert goes off his feet. They find touch nine meters from the Springboks line.

  • 47'

    Picamoles sees a gap and makes good ground. Hougaard is then penalised for being off his feet at the ruck. They find touch deep inside the Springboks 22.

  • 47'

    We have 55820 supporters inside the stadium today.

  • 44'

    Jantjies hits the post with the conversion.

  • 43'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, ETZEBETH! 21-9: They win the line-out and then Etzebeth goes over in the drive. Great work, as Serfontein was also in the line-out and Dreyer helped in the drive. That is new having Serfontein in there!

  • 42'

    The Springboks win a penalty, as Gourdon is guilty of being offside at the ruck. Jantjies finds touch five meters from the French line.

  • 41'

    Elton Jantjies starts proceedings in the second half.

  • 40'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, PLISSON! 16-9: Ruan Dreyer is penalised for collapsing the scrum and Plisson slots a good kick.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: South Africa lead at the break but they have made many mistakes and especially at the line-out. If the French can score first in the second half, it may be game on. It has been better from the French thus far. Please join us soon.

  • 40'


  • 38'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 16-6: Jantjies slots a beauty from 50 meters.

  • 37'

    Hougaard finds a gap and launch an attack from inside his own half. Serfontein then takes it into the French half. Jantjies gives possession away with a silly box kick. They somehow manage to get a turnover thanks to Hougaard, as Camara is guilty of not releasing the ball.

  • 35'

    This time Dreyer is guilty of collapsing the scrum.

  • 34'

    This time it is a Springbok penalty, as Plisson tackles Skosan in the air. Jantjies finds touch inside the French 22. They win the line-out but then it is knocked on. Messy!

  • 32'

    The ball is turned over after the line-out and Mostert is penalised for not releasing the ball. Once again the line-out throw was messy from the Springboks.

  • 30'

    The Springboks win the line-out and launch an attack. They win a penalty, as Picamoles goes off his feet at the ruck. Jantjies finds touch on the French 22.

  • 28'

    The Springboks win a penalty, as Slimani collapses the scrum. They find touch inside the French half. Dreyer did well there.

  • 27'

    We have some resets at this first scrum.

  • 25'

    The French put together 11 phases and make their way into the Springboks 22. Great work from Marx, who turns it over for the first scrum of the game, 10 meters from the Springbok line.

  • 23'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 13-6: This time it just goes over.

  • 22'

    The French hooker is penalised and Jantjies go for goal. Guirado was guilty of joining the ruck illegally.

  • 20'

    Plisson slots an excellent kick and it ends up 10 meters from the Springboks line. This time the Springboks win their line-out and Coetzee clears well to find touch.

  • 18'

    Plisson finds touch for a Springbok line-out on their 10 meter line. Great work from the French to steal the Springbok line-out ball.

  • 16'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, PLISSON! 10-6: Jesse Kriel is penalised for not releasing the ball and France go for goal. Plisson slots a beauty.

  • 14'

    The Sprinboks win a penalty, as Guirado is guilty of an offence in the maul. Jantjies goes for goal and sends it wide.

  • 12'

    PENALTY, FRANCE, PLISSON! 10-3: Plisson opens his account.

  • 11'

    France win a penalty near the Springboks 10 meter line, after a high tackle by Mtawarira. They go for the points.

  • 9'

    CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 10-0: The flags are up and Jantjies is on song again.

  • 8'

    TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KRIEL! 8-0: Jantjies sends a kick behind the French defensive line and Vakatawa is caught in possession by Serfontein, who tackles well. They go wide and find Jesse Kriel on the right and he scores!

  • 6'

    PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 3-0: The Springboks open the scoring with a good kick.

  • 5'

    Francios Hougaard is tackled without the ball just outside the French 22 and the Springboks go for goal.

  • 4'

    France attack again, but this time it is turned over by South Africa. They kick deep and then France launch a counter attack. Kriel tackles well, to force Vakatawa, into touch.

  • 3'

    France put together eight phases after the line-out, before Dulin, is shoved into touch. Good defensive work from the Springboks.

  • 1'

    Jules Plisson starts proceedings here in Johannesburg and kicks it deep. Jesse Kriel clears and finds touch on his 22.

  • 0'

    Welcome to the third and final test between South Africa and France, from Ellis Park, in Johannesburg.

  • 0'

    South Africa is brimming with confidence and will fancy their chances of winning this Test.

  • 0'

    The Springboks will be concerned by the fact that they have never beaten France at Ellis Park.

  • 0'

    If France wants to leave South Africa with a win, their half-back combination will have to work well together.

  • 0'

    South Africa have made four changes to their starting line-up. Ruan Dreyer will make his debut, while Francois Hougaard and outside centre Jesse Kriel both return to the starting team. Oupa Mohoje is unavailable due to injury and will be replaced by Jean-Luc du Preez.

  • 0'

    France have made various changes to their team. Jules Plisson is preferred in the number 10 jersey to Francois Trinh Duc, who will move to the bench. Brice Dulin comes in for Scott Spedding and Nans Ducuing gets a first test start ahead of Yoann Huget.

  • 0'

    Our referee is Angus Gardner, from Australia.

  • 0'

    A late change for South Africa is that captain Warren Whiteley has been withdrawn, due to a groin injury and Eben Etzebeth, will take over the captaincy.

  • 0'

    22 Years ago today, South Africa beat New Zealand in the World Cup Final, here at this venue.

  • 0'

    Both teams are out on the field now and we await the National Anthems.

  • 0'

    They first perform La Marseillaise, followed by 'Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika'.

Jump to

South Africa France
  • 4 Tries 0
    • 6' Jesse Kriel
    • 41' Eben Etzebeth
    • 61' Malcolm Marx
    • 74' Rudy Paige
  • 3 Conversions 0
    • 8' Elton Jantjies
    • 61' Elton Jantjies
    • 75' Elton Jantjies
  • 3 Penalties 4
    • 5' Elton Jantjies
    • 22' Elton Jantjies
    • 37' Elton Jantjies
    • 11' Jules Plisson
    • 15' Jules Plisson
    • 40' Jules Plisson
    • 57' Jules Plisson
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Franco Mostert
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Jesse Kriel
  • 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
  • Jules Plisson
  • Virimi Vakatawa
  • Gael Fickou
  • Damian Penaud
  • Nans Ducuing
  • Brice Dulin
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Rudy Paige
  • Francois Steyn
  • Dillyn Leyds
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  • Clement Maynadier
  • Xavier Chiocci
  • Uini Atonio
  • Paul Jedrasiak
  • Loann Goujon
  • Maxime Machenaud
  • Francois Trinh-Duc
  • Vincent Rattez

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