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- 8th Jun 2013
- KO 16:15
- Att: 23,663
South Africa v Scotland - Live
Full Time: South Africa 30 - 17 Scotland
LAMBIE CONVERSION! 30-17! The Sharks fly-half has the last act to take South Africa up to 30 points. A great game at Mbombela Stadium, with Scotland deserving a great deal of credit for their performance. Congratulations to the Boks, who will next week take on an in-form Samoan side. We'll see you there.
SERFONTEIN TRY! 28-17! A first Test score for the youngster as he bounces off a couple of tacklers ten metres out before grounding. That is that for sure then in Nelspruit as the Springboks seal the win.
78 Perfect field position for the Boks here as they go left off a centre-field scrum to where Le Roux finds Basson. However, the wing is taken down and the recycled ball sees a fumble. Scotland clear.
LAMBIE PENALTY! 23-17! Strokosch is the player pinged by French referee Poite for an offence at ruck time so the lead is up to six points. Scotland now need a converted try if they are to claim victory.
73 Scotland are where they want to be, going through the phases just outside the Bok 22. However, they are soon driven back to the ten-metre before Denton replies with a strong carry. But it's ultimately bad news for the visitors as the replacement back-rower is penalised for not releasing. Key moment.
70 More South African ball, this time about 30 metres out with Du Plessis getting a touch. However, he is penalised for holding on so here's a chance for Scotland to move into opposition territory. Ten to go.
67 And that sturdy blue wall leads to Pyrgos clearing before Le Roux throws a forward pass on halfway. One of the biggest cheers of the night has arrived as Bismarck du Plessis is on, back from injury.
66 South Africa are where they want to be, packing down on the Scottish 22 as time ticks on in Nelspruit. Spies pops to Pienaar before De Villiers runs well. Scotland are standing firm in defence once more.
63 Hamilton's sin-bin has run its course but he won't be returning, instead Alastair Kellock emerges off the bench. Strauss throws in now then on his own ten-metre before Pienaar puts boot to ball yet again.
60 Scotland are under pressure on their own 22 but do have the ball. They are able to clear soon after and Henry Pyrgos does well to kick up to the ten-metre. So, three points is the gap with 20 to go.
STEYN CONVERSION! 20-17! The extras are good from Engelbrecht's fellow Bulls team-mate and fly-half.
ENGELBRECHT TRY! 18-17! The pressure tells against the fourteen men. Numbers on the left and the Bulls outside centre is over for his second try in a Bok jersey. That yellow card decision costs Scotland.
53 Scotland survive that onslaught as good scrapping at the breakdown sees them win a relieving penalty.
HAMILTON YELLOW! The big Scottish lock goes to the sin-bin for a shove to the face of Eben Etzebeth.
STEYN CONVERSION! 13-17! Simple enough.
PENALTY TRY! 11-17! Scotland bring down the maul so Poite runs under the posts. Momentum changer?
48 Obstruction from Dunbar now blocks a chasing Habana and this time the Boks go for the corner, turning down the kick. They will look for a strong line-out and driving maul here. This could be a key spell.
47 He's missed. Not a difficult kick.
46 So we have an eleven-point margin now in favour of the visitors, but the hosts are in possession and have a penalty shot for Strokosch offending at the breakdown. Steyn points to the uprights this time.
LAIDLAW CONVERSION! 6-17! Excellent again from the scrum-half. Scotland are firing today in Nelspruit.
DUNBAR TRY! 6-15! Superb from Scotland as they are over for the first try of the second-half, Scott sending over outside centre Dunbar. TMO confirmation is needed but it's all good say the officials.
Second half Welcome back to the action with South Africa hoping for a much-improved 40 minutes while Scotland will want more of the same. Laidlaw helps with that, kicking beautifully into touch in the Springbok 22.
Half-time: South Africa 6 Scotland 10.
38 Change to mention: Wilson goes for David Denton before Scotland win a scrum penalty in their own half.
37 Murchie is now penalised for not releasing after being tackled so here come the Springboks once more, setting up camp near the Scottish 22. Three minutes for the visitors to survive before the interval.
35 Coetzee gets in the way of Strauss which leads to referee Romain Poite penalising South Africa five metres from the Scottish line. Visible and verbal anger from the Cheetahs hooker - not seen often.
33 Bad news for Scotland as Ruaridh Jackson leaves the field with a shoulder injury. Peter Horne is on.
32 This is superb from Scotland as they continue to frustrate the Springboks. They have more defending to do for now though as Habana comes off his wing to be well brought down by flanker Alasdair Strokosch.
29 Scotland survive through sound defence and in fact push the Boks back into their half before Strauss turns the ball over due to delaying his line-out throw. Scott Johnson will be delighted with his men.
26 Another penalty comes South Africa's way so they stick with that earlier call and go for the corner.
24 The Springboks turn down three kickable points from a scrum penalty and instead go for touch. Strange decision so early in the match but they obviously back themselves from the line-out drive. We'll see.
LAIDLAW CONVERSION! 6-10! Simple extras to extend the lead to four points.
SCOTT TRY! 6-8! Scotland come back and how! Tommy Seymour found space on the right and then chipped over the top to take his side to within five. The recycled ball went left to Scott who finished well.
STEYN PENALTY! 6-3! South Africa take the lead as their kicker knocks over a simple three points after Scotland flank Wilson was penalised for not rolling away. Almost a quarter of the game gone here now.
16 More ball for South Africa here as they put in about 35 metres from the Scottish line. It is reset.
STEYN PENALTY! 3-3! Ryan Wilson is pinged at the breakdown so up steps the Bull from distance. Nice.
12 The ball is turned over though and South Africa will restart through Jean de Villiers carrying. But again this is strong defence from the Scottish line as the Boks remain to be halted 45 metres out.
10 Tim Swinson now makes ground up the middle but unfortunately for Scotland they are turned over soon after. Kolisi is involved now before Adriaan Strauss and JJ Engelbrecht take it up on the ten-metre.
LAIDLAW PENALTY! 0-3! First blood to Scotland courtesy of a solid kick from wide on the left side.
7 Matt Scott has started very well in midfield and carries his side to within five metres now thanks to a solid run. Scotland weren't given a hope in this game but they are enjoying a decent seven minutes. In fact they have a chance to take the lead as a breakdown penalty goes against Marcell Coetzee.
5 South Africa survive this time but one player who won't survive the game is Arno Botha, who leaves the field on a stretcher after falling awkwardly on his knee. The replays did not look good for the young flanker and he is replaced by Stormers back-row Siya Kolisi. South African line-out on their own 22.
4 That is better from Scotland as they see off a Bok onslaught just outside their 22 before winning a penalty at the breakdown. That subsequently sees them in possession on SA's 22, looking threatening.
Kick off Here we go with Morne Steyn kicking to his left which leads to Juandre Kruger almost going over in the corner. The visitors survive but an early scare for them before Greig Laidlaw eventually kicks clear.
Team News Scotland boss Scott Johnson has made seven changes to his starting XV, with full-back Peter Murchie, wing Tommy Seymour and lock Tim Swinson three of those. Ruaridh Jackson is at number ten in place of Tom Heathcote. Meanwhile the Springboks make two tweaks as scrum-half Ruan Pienaar comes in for the injured Jano Vermaak while flanker Marcell Coetzee replaces Francois Louw who gets married tomorrow.
Welcome Hello and welcome from Nelspruit for this second match of the day at Mbombela Stadium. The Springboks are in action in this one as they take on Scotland in what many are billing as being a one-sided game. Team news is coming up so stay right there ahead of kick-off, which is at 17:15 local (15:15 GMT).
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