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Kick-off local time : Sat, 15 June 2013 - 17h15
Kick-off : Sat, 15 June 2013 - 17h15
Venue : Nelspruit
Referee : Romain Poite (France)
Match status : Result
  South Africa Scotland
Tries Matt Scott (20min)
Penalties Patrick Lambie (75min) Greig Laidlaw (7min)
Conversions Patrick Lambie (80min) Greig Laidlaw (21min) and Greig Laidlaw (44min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Jim Hamilton (51min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


So the Boks survive a Scottish scare to win their second match on the trot but they will know they were in a war against a courageous Scotland side. Thanks for joining us and be sure to catch our live coverage of next week's big games!


Lambie adds the CONVERSION and the FULL-TIME whistle goes!


The Boks opt for the line-out and the decision is vindicated as Serfontein crashes over for his first Test TRY!


Kolisi beats a couple of defenders with a surging run and Scotland concede another penalty - hands in the ruck.


The Boks create another turnover and Scotland throw a forward pass in haste after a kick ahead so the Boks will attack from a scrum inside the attacking 22.


PENALTY! Scotland flood the breakdown in an attempt to win a turnover only to concede a penalty and this time it's Lambie who raises the flags and puts the Boks up by six.


A break in play allows the players to catch their breath. The action resumes as the Scottish forwards go the direct route before Du Plessis makes amends by winning a penalty.


Du Plessis concedes a penalty for holding on as Meyer rings the changes.


Murchie fields the high ball and Dunbar breaks away but Oosthuizen wins a turnover on the deck.


Du Plessis makes his way on to the field following 10 months on the shelf and it's an early engagement by Scotland.


Scotland knock a high bomb so the Boks hit it up from the scrum. Strauss and then Spies carries strongly but it's a turnover by Scotland, who kick down field. The Boks look to counter but Le Roux's pass is forward.


Kolisi swarms on the ball and wins a scrum feed for the Boks. He's had a solid Bok debut.


The Scots battle with the high ball but win the ball in the scramble and Pyrgos clears. De Villiers crashes the ball up from the line-out but concedes a penalty for holding on.


The penalty count continues to rise as Dickinson is penalised for offside.


The Scots win more field as Mtawarira is blown up for not rolling away but the Boks come away with the ball from the line-out. Le Roux times his pass perfectly and Engelbrecht is in for the TRY! Steyn kicks the CONVERSION and the Boks lead by three.


The Scots weather the storm and win a pressure-relieving penalty.


And now it's the Scots who are rattled as tempers flair among the forwards. Hamilton is identified by the TMO as the guilty party, pushing Etzebeth in the face and earning himself a YELLOW CARD!


Dunbar cynically takes Habana out without the ball. It's just a penalty and the Boks opt for the line-out. They get the driving maul going and the ref awards a PENALTY TRY! Steyn pops over the CONVERSION!


Strokosch, who's been everywhere, is caught offside but Steyn can't pull the three points back.


Horne becomes the latest casualty as he is stretchered off with a knee injury. Laidlaw adds the CONVERSION!


TRY! Laidlaw kicks a beautiful chip into space and into touch in the Bok 22. The line-out is good this time but Steyn doesn't find touch and Dunbar scores in the corner after quick hands by the Scots.


Laidlaw is happy to just hoof the ball into touch and that's HALF-TIME! Scotland are definitely up for this one - they lead 10-6 at the break.


And we are back underway!


The Scots lose another player - Wilson - to injury as Mtawarira is pinged at scrum time.


Basson catches Horne around the ankles and wins a penalty for the Boks. They attack from the line-out once more with Spies making ground. It's scrappy ball for the backs and Le Roux knocks on trying to pick up a Steyn fumble.


Le Roux just can't hold on to a high bomb. He's had little opportunities thus far.


Scotland lose Jackson to a rib injury as the Boks attack from the line-out. Kolisi breaks free but is brought down metres short before obstruction lets Scotland off the hook.


Strauss wins a penalty on the deck after the teams go tit for tat on attack.


Strokosch is caught obstructing Coetzee so the Boks will get to attack from a line-out inside the Scottish half.


The Bok line-out is under pressure; this time Strauss concedes a free kick for time wasting.


The Boks go back to the line-out but it proves costly as Strauss misses the target and Laidlaw clears to relieve the pressure.


The Boks win a scrum penalty and turn down the kick at goal, setting up the line-out. Spies secures but the Scots stop the driving maul. Wilson concedes another penalty and receives a warning.


Scotland reply with the opening TRY of the match as Scott scores under the posts, with Laidlaw adding the CONVERSION!


PENALTY! The Boks attack through Habana. The move is telegraphed but Wilson again doesn't roll away so Steyn kicks the Boks into the lead.


Etzebeth nearly tackles Seymour out of his boots, which leads to the wing throwing a forward pass.


Early engagement by the Boks sees the Boks take a quick tap. Wilson is pinged at the breakdown after another promising attacking sequence by the Boks. Steyn slots the PENALTY and we're all square.


De Villiers is smashed by Beattie and as a result his pass to Habana doesn't go to hand.


Scott again makes headway into the 22 but Strokosch can't hold on to the offload. The Boks kick down field and the Scots come again. The tackle is made but the Boks are penalised at the breakdown, which sees Laidlaw kick the PENALTY!


Laidlaw breaks after the line-out as Scott probes. A wide ball is flung to Seymour but finds no-one as it goes into touch. Botha has picked up a knee injury, terrible news for the youngster; he's replaced by debutant Kolisi.


The Boks, playing in white, immediately attack with width and continuity but the Scots are up to the task and win a turnover.


And Steyn gets us underway in Nelspruit! Scotland make a meal of fielding the kick-off, Kruger comes away with the ball but his momentum takes him into touch. Scotland clear from the line-out.


The teams are on the field and it's time for the anthems.


15 minutes to go until kick-off. The set-piece is an area that the Boks have focused on this week and the Scots will put them under pressure at the scrum.


Half an hour to go until kick-off at the Mbombela Stadium. Big crowd expected and great conditions should greet the players. Fast track and the opportunity to see some great running rugby.


Scotland are coming off a bad loss at the hands of the Samoans last week and will have to improve in all areas if they want to match the Springboks today.


Just under an hour to go until kick-off in Nelspruit. The Boks are going to want to continue their momentum that they are building and a win here will go a long way to establishing the momentum heading into the Rugby Championship. The Scots need a morale boost and what better way than beating South Africa at home.
South Africa
15 Willie le Roux
14 Cornal Hendricks
13 Jesse Kriel
12 Damian de Allende
11 Bryan Habana
10 Handre Pollard
9 Ruan Pienaar
8 Schalk Burger
7 Francois Louw
6 Heinrich Brussow
5 Lodewyk de Jager
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Jannie du Plessis
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

23 Lionel Mapoe
22 Patrick Lambie
21 Cobus Reinach
20 Warren Whiteley
19 Flip van der Merwe
18 Vincent Koch
17 Trevor Nyakane
16 Adriaan Strauss
15 Stuart Hogg
14 Dougie Fife
13 Mark Bennett
12 Matt Scott
11 Tommy Seymour
10 Finn Russell
9 Greig Laidlaw
8 David Denton
7 Blair Cowan
6 Adam Ashe
5 Jonny Gray
4 Jim Hamilton
3 Euan Murray
2 Ross Ford
1 Ryan Grant

23 Tim Visser
22 Greig Tonks
21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
20 Robert Harley
19 Tim Swinson
18 Geoff Cross
17 Alasdair Dickinson
16 Fraser Brown