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South Africa

  • Strauss (2),
    Penalty goals: Lambie (3),
    Conversions: Lambie,
  • International Match
  • 17th Nov 2012
  • KO 14:30
  • Ground: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
  • Att: 58,893

Scotland v South Africa - Live

Last updated: 17th November 2012  

Full Timefull-time Scotland 10 South Africa 21

80 Scotland are on the attack inside the Boks' half but the visitors win a turnover and Ruan Pienaar kicks upfield. At the ensuing ruck Scotland infringe and the Boks are awarded a penalty. Morne Steyn kick the ball into touch and that's the end of the match. The Scots gave it their all but in the end the Boks held out to secure the win.

Yellow Card77 YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, VAN DER MERWE! Flip van der Merwe, who is on for Kruger, receives his marching orders for a cynical foul at a line-out.

76 Van der Linde is penalised for the same infringement again and once again Jackson puts the ball out inside the Boks' 22.

74 CJ van der Linde is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Jackson puts the ball into touch inside South Africa's 22.

71 The Boks are pinned again for being offside and Ruaridh Jackson opts to kick for touch. He puts the ball out on South Africa's five-metre line.

69 There's plenty of action as both side are trying to gain ascendancy. The spark that has ignited the Scots is Pyrgos who is at the heart of all their attacking moves.

66 David Denton takes the ball into contact but is blown up for holding onto the ball on the ground. Lambie puts the ball out inside Scotland's half.

64 The Boks have the put-in at a scrum on their five-metre line but lose possession when their front-row are pinned for an early engaement! Scotland opt to take the scrum from the resulting tap-penalty but lose advantage when they commit the same error as the visitors!

61 Scotland are inches away from the Boks' try-line but can't breach the visitors' defence. The hosts are eventually awarded a penalty when the Boks' backs go offside. Laidlaw puts the ball out on South Africa's five-metre line.

58 Scotland seem rejuvenated after that try. They keep the Boks' defence busy by stringing several phases together and are soon on the attack inside their opponents' 22!

55 Strauss, who is having a storming game, wins a turnover at a ruck but all his good work comes to nothing when he offloads to JP Pietersen who knocks on.

Conversion52 CONVERSION, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 10-21. Laidlaw makes no mistake from the kicking tee!

TRY51 TRY, SCOTLAND, PYRGOS! 8-21. Scotland narrow the gap when Pyrgos runs onto a pass from Kelly Brown in the air at a line-out close to the Bok try-line and scores without having a finger laid on him!

49 Henry Pyrgos, who has come on for Blair, breaks around the fringe of a scrum but he makes little headway as Francois Louw brings him to ground.

Conversion47 CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 3-21. Lambie adds the extras to push the visitors further in front!

TRY46 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, STRAUSS! 3-19. Adriaan Strauss intercepts a pass from Blair inside Scotland's half and races away before scoring under the posts!

44 Lambie spots a gap and goes through it but Laidlaw and Scott do well to bring him to ground. The ball is recycled and Alberts takes it into contact but is soon pinned for holding on on the ground.

42 The Springboks have started off the way they finished the first half. The ball is taken through several phases and they are camped inside Scotland's half.

40 Lambie gets the second half started. His kick is taken by Denton who is taken to ground just outside his 22 metre area.

Half TimeHalf-time Scotland 3 South Africa 14

40 From a scrum inside their own half, Scotland get the ball out to their backs and Hogg puts it into touch. This brings the half to a close and the players head into the sheds. The Boks have varied their play well and dominated proceedings. They deserve their lead and will look to kick on after the break. The Scots have struggled to build any momentum and will really have to improve in all facets of play if they want to be victorious.

38 Juan de Jongh makes a break and beats a couple of defenders. He is eventually brought to ground by Matt Scott just inside Scotland's half.

35 Scotland string multiple phases together and are soon close to the Boks' try-line. Gurthro Steenkamp makes a tackle on Alastair Kellock, who is on as a replacement for Gray, but the Scots' attack lose momentum when the big second row is pinned for holding onto the ball.

Penalty32 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 3-14. Lambie adds another three-pointer after the Scots are once again penalised for going offside.

29 Lambie puts the ball into touch inside Scotland's 22 after the Boks are awarded a penalty when Ryan Grant plays the ball from an offside position at a ruck.

27 Scotland attack inside South Africa's half but it all comes to nothing when David Denton knocks on after taking a big hit from Jean de Villiers!

25 Scotland get a chance to narrow the gap when Alberts is pinned for being offside. Laidlaw takes a shot at goal but his effort is unsuccessful.

24 Ruan Pienaar goes on a sniping run and wins valuable ground but all his good work is undone when referee George Clancy penalises him for holding onto the ball on the ground.

TRY21 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, STRAUSS! 3-11. Adriaan Strauss barges over from close quarters when the Boks launch a driving maul from the line-out on Scotland's five-metre line!

20 Scotland are penalsied when Gray interferes with Eben Etzebeth in the air at the line-out. Lambie kicks for touch and the Boks are on the attack just outside Scotland's try-line.

18 Lambie puta in a box kick which Stuart Hogg gathers inside his 22. He does well under great pressure from Zane Kirchner and Francois Hougaard and is soon joined by Richie Gray who consolidates.

16 De Luca puts a grubber kick through inside South Africa's half but his effort bounces off one of the Boks' boots and Juandre Kruger is first to pounce on the loose ball.

Penalty14 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 3-6. Lambie regains the lead for the visitors after Laidlaw goes offside at a ruck.

12 The Boks win a penalty when Jannie du Plessis is not released in the tackle after taking the ball into contact. Lambie kicks for touch and puts the ball out midway just outside Scotland's 22.

Penalty10 PENALTY, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 3-3. Greig Laidlaw draws the hosts level after Willem Alberts is pinned for not rolling away at a ruck.

Penalty7 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 0-3. Pat Lambie opens the scoring from the kicking tee after the Scots are pinned for a ruck infringement.

6 Scotland pounce on a loose pass from Lambie. The ball is recycled but Matt Scott is nailed by a big hit from Willem Alberts!

4 The Boks are awarded a penalty after Scotland are penalised for going offside. Lambie puts the ball out on Scotland's five-metre line.

2 South Africa are on the attack inside Scotland's half and Pat Lambie puts in a cross kick which JP Pietersen gathers before being tackled by Nick de Luca.

Kick-off Greig Laidlaw gets us underway! Duane Vermeulen gathers and sets up a ruck on the edge of the Boks' 22.

Anthems The teams stand to attention while their anthems are being sung. First up is South Africa's Nkosi Sikelele followed by Scotland's Flower of Scotland.

Team News Scotland have reshuffled their back row after last week's loss to the All Blacks. Al Strokosch is a late withdrawal after being named in the original XV. His place is taken by John Barclay, who will play at openside flank while captain Kelly Brown packs down on the other side of the scrum. David Denton starts at number eight after making a big impact off the bench last weekend. Stuart McInally takes Barclay's place amongst the replacements. Euan Murray returns at tighthead in place of Geoff Cross, whilst the backline remains unchanged.

Team News South Africa have made two changes to their starting XV after last week's victory over Ireland. Gurthro Steenkamp replaces CJ van der Linde at loosehead prop and Juan de Jongh comes in for Jaco Taute at outside centre.

Welcome Hello and welcome to Murrayfield in Edinburgh for this Test between our hosts, Scotland, and the Springboks. We'll be back shortly with team news.

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