Incoming Test Series: South Africa vs France – LIVE

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Update #24

The final hooter sounds and the ball is chipped into touch.

Fulltime: SA 35-12 FRA

 

Update #23

Try for South Africa, as Rudy Paige goes over the line from a lineout on the French 5m. Jantjies converts. SA 35-12 FRA

 

Update #22

With less than 10 minutes left, Andries Coetzee is denied a try as he is ruled to be held up by the TMO.

 

Update #21

The Springboks clear their bench with Frans Steyn, Rudy Paige and Dillyn Leyds replacing Jesse Kriel, Francois Hougaard and Raymond Rhule respectively.

 

Update #20

Replacements for the home side as try-scrorer Malcolm Marx and Lions teammate Franco Mostert are replaced by Bongi Mbonambi and Lood de Jager respectively.

 

Update #19

Try for South Africa as Malcolm Marx picks up from the base of the scrum to dot down under the posts. Jantjies wastes no time in converting the easy kick. SA 28-12 FRA

 

Update #18

Penalty France after South Africa is penalised for drawing down the player in the lineout. SA 21-12 FRA

 

Update #17

Replacements for the Springboks as Ruan Dreyer ends his successful debut, being replaced by Coenie Oosthuizen. In addition, Steven Kitshoff replaces Tendai Mtawarira and Pieter-Steph du Toit replaces Jean-Luc du Preez.

 

Update #16

The official crowd attendance at the stadium today falls just short of the 60 000 record for a South African home game, as the stadium is filled to near capacity of 55 820.

 

Update #15

Try for the Springboks as captain Eben Etzebeth crashes over the line from a lineout. Jantjies conversion struck the upright and missed wide. SA 21-9 FRA

 

Update #14

Elton Jantjies gets the second half underway for the Springboks

 

Update #13

Penalty for France on the stroke of halftime, as Jules Plisson slots the scrum penalty from the South African 10m.

Halftime score: SA 16-9 FRA

 

Update #12

Penalty for the Springboks as Jantjies slots the kick from 50 metres with 2 minutes to go in the first half. SA 16-6 FRA

 

Update #11

Penalty for South Africa through the boot of Jantjies after France are offside at the breakdown. SA 13-6 FRA

 

Update #10

Penalty for France as the visitors close the gap even more through the boot of Plisson. SA 10-6 FRA

 

Update #9

Penalty for France by Jules Plisson. SA 10-3 FRA

 

Update #8

Try time for South Africa as Jesse Kriel is put over in the corner after another French mistake. Elton Jantjies converts from the touchline. SA 10-0 FRA

 

Update #7

Penalty for South Africa as France are penalised for taking out the halfback. SA 3-0 FRA

 

Update #6

The French kick off deep into the Springbok’s half.

 

Update #5

The teams are lining up for the anthems, as the third test is moments away from kickoff.

 

Update #4

Springbok Captain Warren Whiteley has been ruled out of today’s test match. He is replaced as captain by Eben Etzebeth, with Lood de Jager coming on to the bench to replace Jaco Kriel who starts at 7 and Jean-Luc du Preez moves to 8.

 

Update #3

The French come into the match making a number changes from the side that lost last week, including Brice Dulin coming in at fullback to replace the South African born Scott Spedding, who i dropped from the 23. The French run out as follows:

Starting XV: Brice Dulin, Nans Ducuing, Damian Penaud, Gael Fickou, Virimi Vakatawa, Jule Plisson, Baptiste Serin, Louis Picamoles, Kevin Gourdon, Yacouba Camara, Romain Taofifenua, Yoann Maestri, Rabah Slimani, Guilhem Guirado(C), Jefferson Poirot.

Reserves: Clement Maynadier, Xavier Chiocci, Uini Atonio, Paul Jedrasiak, Loann Goujon, Maxime Machenaud, Francois Trin-Duc, Vincent Rattez.

 

Update #2

The Springboks have made six changes from last week’s victorious side, including a run on debut for Lions prop, Ruan Dreyer. The Springboks run out as follows:

Starting XV: Andries Coetzee, Raymond Rhule, Jesse Kriel, Jan Serfontein, Courtnall Skosan, Elton Jantjies, Francois Hougaard, Warren Whiteley (C), Jean-Luc du Preez, Siya Kolisi, Franco Mostert, Eben Etzebeth, Ruan Dreyer, Malcolm Marx, Tendai Mtawarira.

Reserves: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kisthoff, Coenie Oosthuizen, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jaco Kriel, Rudy Paige, Francois Steyn, Dillyn Leyds.

 

Update #1

Good day and welcome to the live coverage of the Springboks vs France from Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. The Springboks come into this match as strong favourites, having won the previous two tests as part of this three match series.

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