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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.
Congratulations to South Africa, beating France 35-12 to clinch @CastleLagerSA 3-0. Well done to all involved @MTNza @ASICS_ZA @FlySafair pic.twitter.com/yJC60VI6WX— South African Rugby (@Springboks) June 24, 2017
Congratulations to South Africa, beating France 35-12 to clinch @CastleLagerSA 3-0. Well done to all involved @MTNza @ASICS_ZA @FlySafair pic.twitter.com/yJC60VI6WX
Towering above. #LoveRugby #SA2023 pic.twitter.com/TUBMoBTWCq— South African Rugby (@Springboks) June 24, 2017
Towering above. #LoveRugby #SA2023 pic.twitter.com/TUBMoBTWCq
Show your true colours. #GreenandGold#LoveRugby #SA2023 pic.twitter.com/vVBgApxg60— South African Rugby (@Springboks) June 24, 2017
Show your true colours. #GreenandGold#LoveRugby #SA2023 pic.twitter.com/vVBgApxg60
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...
One thing is clear is that the bond in the team is strong.Look at celebration after Rudy Paige's try. Game was already won. That says heaps.— Brenden Nel (@BrendenNel) June 24, 2017
One thing is clear is that the bond in the team is strong.Look at celebration after Rudy Paige's try. Game was already won. That says heaps.
77'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK
A night of firsts it seems. This time @rudypaige9 a first test try, #Springboks extend lead to 35-12 with 4 minutes left pic.twitter.com/yqviveqiPP— South African Rugby (@Springboks) June 24, 2017
A night of firsts it seems. This time @rudypaige9 a first test try, #Springboks extend lead to 35-12 with 4 minutes left pic.twitter.com/yqviveqiPP
Uncredible support line, comms and spacial awareness from Paige! A+— Zelím Nel (@Zels77) June 24, 2017
Uncredible support line, comms and spacial awareness from Paige! A+
75' - CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.
SA 35-12 France
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...
Well played @FrancoMostert and @M_marxi2 #LoveRugby pic.twitter.com/A9wrVdJbg7— South African Rugby (@Springboks) June 24, 2017
Well played @FrancoMostert and @M_marxi2 #LoveRugby pic.twitter.com/A9wrVdJbg7
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.
70'- TMO CALL
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...
Boks defending like the series is on the line. Like they lead by 1 point instead of 16. Credit: @BrendanVenter— Sibusiso Mjikeliso (@Sbu_Mjikeliso) June 24, 2017
Boks defending like the series is on the line. Like they lead by 1 point instead of 16. Credit: @BrendanVenter
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...
66' - METRES MADE ON ATTACK
Francois Hougaard has not been good at all today. The crisp service Ross Cronje gave missed dearly today. #SouthAfrica #RSAvFRA #SSRugby— Wim Pretorius (@Wimster101) June 24, 2017
Francois Hougaard has not been good at all today. The crisp service Ross Cronje gave missed dearly today. #SouthAfrica #RSAvFRA #SSRugby
Said it before but Coenie's conditioning and appetite this year excellent as a supersub ...— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) June 24, 2017
Said it before but Coenie's conditioning and appetite this year excellent as a supersub ...
Leading from the front. #LoveRugby pic.twitter.com/0vT5GBPHSF— South African Rugby (@Springboks) June 24, 2017
Leading from the front. #LoveRugby pic.twitter.com/0vT5GBPHSF
62'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.
SA 28-12 France
58' - LINEOUTS WON
SA 10 out of 12
France 11 out of 11
58'- PENALTIES CONCEDED
57' - PENALTY slotted by Plisson.
SA 21-12 France
56' - TACKLES
SA 67 out of 81
France 30 out of 43
53'- Oh dear, Plisson misses a sitter!
France can do nothing right...
51'- A kickable penalty for France as Kriel is pinged at a ruck.
Plisson will line up a relatively easy shot at goal.
No, this is not an argument about free data. This is happiness about scoring a test try! @EbenEtzebeth @MTNza pic.twitter.com/BlOqYE7MpB— South African Rugby (@Springboks) June 24, 2017
No, this is not an argument about free data. This is happiness about scoring a test try! @EbenEtzebeth @MTNza pic.twitter.com/BlOqYE7MpB
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.
SOUTH AFRICA 35-12 FRANCE.
Once again the French concede a penalty for going off their feet in the ruck. The referee has been consistent tonight.
The Springboks did well to turn the ball over on the French 10 meter line, for a scrum.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 35-12: Jantjies adds two more.
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.
Relief for France, as Coenie Oosthuizen collapses the scrum.
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.
The Springboks win a penalty and France is penalised for boring in at the scrum. Jantjies finds touch on the 22.
The line-out ball is stolen by Etzebeth. Some relief for them.
Etzebeth concedes a penalty for being offside at the ruck. We have another five meter line-out.
France win a penalty for a deliberate knock down. They find touch in the corner.
Surprisingly France have enjoyed 57% of the possession thus far.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 28-12: Jantjies adds the extras.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MARX! 26-12: Kitshoff drives with the help of Jaco Kriel and Marx finishes off a great move, under the posts.
The Springboks come close after a break by the substitute Pieter-Steph du Toit. Kitshoff is involved again and Skosan is shoved into touch.
Steven Kitshoff breaks through the French defense, after a nice offload from Jesse Kriel. Great work from the prop but it amounts to nothing.
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.
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.
Plisson sends it wide!
Jaco Kriel now concede a penalty for being offside at the ruck. Sloppy! The French go for goal.
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.
France win another penalty, as Mostert goes off his feet. They find touch nine meters from the Springboks line.
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.
We have 55820 supporters inside the stadium today.
Jantjies hits the post with the conversion.
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!
The Springboks win a penalty, as Gourdon is guilty of being offside at the ruck. Jantjies finds touch five meters from the French line.
Elton Jantjies starts proceedings in the second half.
PENALTY, FRANCE, PLISSON! 16-9: Ruan Dreyer is penalised for collapsing the scrum and Plisson slots a good kick.
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.
SOUTH AFRICA 16-9 FRANCE.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 16-6: Jantjies slots a beauty from 50 meters.
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.
This time Dreyer is guilty of collapsing the scrum.
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!
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.
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.
The Springboks win a penalty, as Slimani collapses the scrum. They find touch inside the French half. Dreyer did well there.
We have some resets at this first scrum.
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.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 13-6: This time it just goes over.
The French hooker is penalised and Jantjies go for goal. Guirado was guilty of joining the ruck illegally.
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.
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.
PENALTY, FRANCE, PLISSON! 10-6: Jesse Kriel is penalised for not releasing the ball and France go for goal. Plisson slots a beauty.
The Sprinboks win a penalty, as Guirado is guilty of an offence in the maul. Jantjies goes for goal and sends it wide.
PENALTY, FRANCE, PLISSON! 10-3: Plisson opens his account.
France win a penalty near the Springboks 10 meter line, after a high tackle by Mtawarira. They go for the points.
CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 10-0: The flags are up and Jantjies is on song again.
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!
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, JANTJIES! 3-0: The Springboks open the scoring with a good kick.
Francios Hougaard is tackled without the ball just outside the French 22 and the Springboks go for goal.
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.
France put together eight phases after the line-out, before Dulin, is shoved into touch. Good defensive work from the Springboks.
Jules Plisson starts proceedings here in Johannesburg and kicks it deep. Jesse Kriel clears and finds touch on his 22.
Welcome to the third and final test between South Africa and France, from Ellis Park, in Johannesburg.
South Africa is brimming with confidence and will fancy their chances of winning this Test.
The Springboks will be concerned by the fact that they have never beaten France at Ellis Park.
If France wants to leave South Africa with a win, their half-back combination will have to work well together.
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.
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.
Our referee is Angus Gardner, from Australia.
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.
22 Years ago today, South Africa beat New Zealand in the World Cup Final, here at this venue.
Both teams are out on the field now and we await the National Anthems.
They first perform La Marseillaise, followed by 'Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika'.
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