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  • Engelbrecht, Habana (2), Steyn, Louw (2), Basson, Nyakane,
    Penalty goals: Steyn (2),
    Conversions: Steyn (3), Lambie (2),
56 - 23


  • Paulo, Poluleuligaga,
    Penalty goals: So'oialo (3),
    Conversions: Williams, So'oialo,
  • International Match
  • 22nd Jun 2013
  • KO 16:15
  • Att: 31,000

South Africa v Samoa - Live

Last updated: 22nd June 2013  

Full Time South Africa 56-23 Samoa

TRY80 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, NYAKANE! 56-23: The ball went backwards from Louw's hands but Nyakane was onside and jumps over to score! The replacement prop rounding off a fine effort from the Boks, with Samoa's indiscipline crucially letting them down. Eight tries for the Springboks, who win the Quadrangular Tournament.

79 Habana back on for South Africa who have another penalty, Lambie kicking into the corner. Louw going for his hat-trick but loses the ball as he goes over. The ball comes back for Nyakane to dive over, but the referee is checking is the ball went forward or backward.

TRY78 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LOUW! 49-23: It is over! Louw gets the ball down just in time and gets his second try of the match for South Africa. Time running out.

77 Ball seemingly lost by South Africa on the try line, but the referee stops to check with the TMO. Looked to be Louw there going for his second score...

75 Lambie on now along with Bismarck du Plessis. Another penalty to South Africa, Lambie kicking into the corner.

72 Risky pass from Mapusua and the Springboks drive their maul towards the try line. Penalty to the Boks - side entry and they kick to touch.

TRY69 TRY, SAMOA, POLULEULIGAGA! 42-23: Well worked lineout from Samoa who are in! Poluleuligaga getting on the end of a smart move for the score. Williams converts.

Yellow Card65 YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA! Samoa still full of running as Kolisi knocks on in the tackle, Habana sent to the bin for a deliberate knock down.

TRY42 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 44-16: Samoa attacking from deep but the ball is lost momentarily. Su'a and Pisi recovering and trying to run out of their own half. Leota stepping his way forward, but Louw steals the ball on the deck. Boks on the attack with an advantage and overlap... Steyn goes in! All too easy.

60 Springbok penalty after Johnston kicked the ball towards the South African players in retaliation. Samoa completely losing their discipline. Le Roux again causing problems to feed Habana, whose chip over the top just goes too far and over the dead ball line.

TRY58 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA! 37-16: Space on the right in Tuilagi's absence and that's Habana's 50th Test try! Good lineout made the gap and over he goes in the corner. An astonishing record.

Red Card57 RED CARD, SAMOA, TUILAGI! Springboks win the penalty at the breakdown. Lineout outside the Samoa 22, Oosthuizen on for Mtawarira. Big hit from Tuilagi on De Villiers, but was it legal? That it was not. Swinging arm and Tuilagi goes to the bin. He's off - straight red! A bad tackle and Samoa are down to 14 men.

55 Early engagement from South Africa and Alberts puts in a thumping tackle. Samoa breaking as Habana intercepts, taking a big hit from Tuilagi for his troubles. Springboks clearing long but Leiua fancies the run, back over halfway. Open passage.

53 Strauss grabbed in "an indecent manner" by So'oialo and the Boks clear their line. High kick from Steyn is missed by So'oialo and they win the scrum.

52 Mulipola cantering into the Springbok 22, Samoa resilient in this second half. Play stopped, Strauss unhappy with So'oialo so we're checking for foul play.

50 Taken by Van Der Merwe and Pienaar clears. Leiua in space on the right and cutting in to find So'oialo, to Pisi, back to Leiua - brilliant play from Samoa but the ball is knocked on.

48 Kolisi off for treatment with Kruger comign on. Louw breaking tackles inside the Samoan 22, pass left to Van Der Merwe who loses possession. Samoa try to counter from deep, Avei everywhere at the moment before Samoa clear to touch.

TRY46 TRY, SAMOA, PAULO! 32-16: Springboks on a team warning as Samoa go for the lineout and attack again. Leota wrapped up but inside the South African 22. Lam stopped short, Avei spins and Paulo is in! Try for Samoa under the sticks.

45 Turnover ball for the Boks in their 22 and Steyn kicks long, Tuilagi grubbering downfield. Steyn responds but only as far as Williams, bouncing off Englebrecht as Pisi spreads the ball, Lam coming infield. Good attack for Samoa who win the penalty, Strauss with his hands in the ruck.

42 Spies replaced by Kolisi as Samoa drive with the maul, winning the penalty. Pisi chips for another lineout five metres out.

40 Pisi starts the second half as Samoa attack, regaining possession and driving forward through Avei and Tu'ifua. Wide to So'oialo whose kick is cleared by Le Roux. Leota and Pisi running the ball back and the Boks are pinged for not releasing. So'oialo kicks to touch.


40 Le Roux kicks into touch and that's the first half. Commanding performance from the Springboks who have run in four tries against a slightly disappointing Samoa side. Second half coming right up.

TRY38 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, BASSON! 32-9: That is most definitely that. Kick is regathered by Alberts and then quick passing sees Le Roux suck in the defenders and Basson finish in the corner. Steyn converts.

37 Poor kick from Basson is taken by Avei. Wide to Tuilagi in space who kicks long and out on the full. Springbok lineout and Pienaar box kicks long. Easily taken by So'oialo who calls the mark and finds touch.

TRY35 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, ENGLEBRECHT! 25-9: Scrappy lineout turned over by South Africa, wide pass right to Englebrecht who breaks two tackles to score! Samoa scrambling there and couldn't regroup in time to stop the Bulls centre, who broke through Paul Williams and Tuilagi's tackles.

33 Pisi clears from the restart so South Africa will attack from 35 metres out. Le Roux tries to force a chip but it goes straight out, Samoa lineout in their own half.

Penalty31 PENALTY, SAMOA, SO'OIALO! 20-9: Advantage against Van Der Merwe for a high tackle, So'oialo slotting the penalty from straight out in front. Lifeline for the visitors.

Penalty29 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 20-6: Going for the points rather than a lineout with a man advantage, South Africa are cruising. Ominous for Samoa.

Yellow Card28 YELLOW CARD, SAMOA, MULIPOLA! It's been coming and Mulipola heads to the sidelines after going offside at the ruck.

TRY26 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LOUW! 17-6: No stopping South Africa and Louw from there, touching down for the Springboks' second try. Samoa adrift. Steyn converts.

25 Well worked lineout for the Boks as Englebrecht tries to speed down the right touchline. Penalty advantage to South Africa, Louw breaking a tackle nearing the posts. No advantage so back for the penalty on the far side. They opt for the lineout.

23 Springboks attacking from their own half as Habana chases Steyn's kick, winning the ball inside the 22. Mtawarira charging on, wide pass out to Englebrecht and Basson but the Samoan defence covers. Knocked on by Alberts right on the line so So'oialo can clear.

22 South Africa attacking and they have numbers on the right but it comes to nothing, Etzebeth with the run but Samoa winning the penalty at the breakdown. Nasty knock for Leota off Etzebeth's knee so play is stopped as Mapusua comes on to replace him.

20 Basson takes the high kick, Steyn kicking high and long again but Tuilagi calls the mark and then finds touch.

TRY18 TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, HABANA! 10-6: The first try of the match! Le Roux recovers from his early wobble to step Tuilagi and feed Habana for the score. Steyn converts.

17 Side entry against Samoa and the Boks opt for the corner from the penalty. Samoa collapse the resulting maul and Steyn goes for the corner again.

Penalty15 PENALTY, SAMOA, SO'OIALO! 3-6: The Islanders take the lead after 15 minutes, promising start for Samoa.

14 Springbok scrum is solid but Spies knocks on at the base. Chance for Samoa wide with Tuilagi, back on the attack and they win another penalty right in front of the sticks.

12 Breakaway! Pisi calls the mark, taps and bursts out of his 22 and upfield, combining brilliantly with Leiua to set up camp near the Springbok line. South Africa though turn the ball over on their own 5 metre line - great passage of play from Samoa.

Penalty10 PENALTY, SAMOA, SO'OIALO! 3-3: Easy shot for the full-back from straight in front, all square at Loftus.

9 Steyn unusually wide with the shot at goal, so Samoa remain only 3-0 down. Blindside break from Tu'ifua and Taulafo as Samoa attack. Avei powers on and they win the penalty right in front.

7 Knocked on by Tu'ifua in the tackle and South Africa have a central scrum inside the Samoa half. Huge power from the front five and the Boks win the penalty. Mulipola a late change for Samoa, moved to the tighthead side instead of Census Johnston and he's struggling. Steyn going for goal.

5 Restart dropped by Willie Le Roux in his own 22 - Samoa scrum in a strong attacking position. Reset, Su'a ducking under the tackle. Wide to Treviranus and on to Leo who loses possession, Pienaar clearing for the Boks.

Penalty3 PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, STEYN! 3-0: Simple for Steyn and South Africa take the early lead.

2 Lineout for the Springboks 40 metres out. Taken by Spies at the back as the hosts set up a maul - Louw with the ball. Advantage coming as De Villiers takes the tackle. Nothing coming and we'll come back for the penalty.

Kick-off With the Samoan haka done and dusted, Mornÿ© Steyn begins the proceedings at Loftus. It's live!

Fine weather in Pretoria with clear skies and plenty of sunshine - hopefully a chance to see both sides producing some of their best running rugby.

Team news Samoa have made one tweak to their side that will face the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld this Saturday, with James So'oialo starting at full-back. So'oialo was a late withdrawal from the line-up that overcame Italy with ease last weekend, as Brando Va'aulu took his place in the fifteen slot. Head coach Stephen Betham has also made a tweak on his replacements bench where flanker Alafoti Faosilva will replace Piula Faasalele.

Team news South Africa have made three changes to their forwards for this Saturday's mouth-watering meeting with Samoa. Coming into the side is Francois Louw, Willem Alberts and Flip van der Merwe, who replace Marcell Coetzee, Arno Botha and Juandre Kruger.

Welcome Hello and welcome to Loftus Versfeld for the final match of this year's Quadrangular Tournament, with South Africa hosting Samoa.

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