Thumb_south-africa-ed South Africa


Thumb_samoa-ed Samoa

Kick-off local time : Sat, 22 June 2013 - 17h15
Kick-off : Sat, 22 June 2013 - 17h15
Venue : Pretoria
Referee : John Lacey (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  South Africa Samoa
Tries Bryan Habana (19min), Francois Louw (26min), Bryan Habana (57min), Francois Louw (77min), and Trevor Nyakane (80min) Teofilo Paulo (48min)
Conversions Patrick Lambie (77min) and Patrick Lambie (80min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Bryan Habana (70min)
Red cards Alesana Tuilagi (58min)
Minute Commentary


TRY to Nyakane. first Test try for the prop forward. Lambie kicks the CONVERSION and that is the FULL-TIME whistle. Boks win comfortably 56-23.


TRY to the Springboks. Francois Louw goes over for his second TRY and Lambie CONVERTS the try. 49-23 to the Boks.


Samoa coming in the side of the maul and it is a Bok penalty. They kick to the corner again and set up the drive.


A neat move off the line-out and Junior Poluleuligaga takes the ball in the middle of the line-out and goes over for the TRY. Williams kicks the CONVERSION. 42-32 to South Africa.


Deliberate knock down from Habana and he is given a YELLOW-CARD. Penalty to Samoa and they kick to the corner.


Samoa are still throwing everything they can at the Boks but the defence is holding out well.


The Boks shift it wide and Morne Steyn goes over for the TRY in the corner. He misses his conversion and South Africa lead 42-16


22-metre restart for Samoa. Pisi kicks deep onto Le Roux.


50th Test TRY for Bryan Habana as Pienaar uses the short-side off the line-out maul. Pienaar draws in the defenders and Habana goes over in the corner. Steyn misses the conversion. 37-16 to South Africa


A massive hit from Tuilagi on De Villiers. High and no arm from Tuilagi and he is given him a RED-CARD for that. Unnecessary from the Samoan wing.


A great piece of play from Mtawarira and he wins the penalty on the ground.


Scrum to South Africa on the Samoan 22.


Adriaan Strauss seems a little upset by something. The referee is going to go upstairs to check on some potential foul play. So'oialo is called over by the referee as he is adjudged to have grabbed Strauss in the groin. Penalty to the Springboks.


TRY to Samoa. Teofilo Paulo goes over for the first Samoan try of the evening. CONVERSION is good from So'oiala. 32-16 to the Springboks.


Penalty to Samoa. The Boks are giving away a number of penalties and that is a warning for South Africa. The line-out is set up just inside the Bok 22.


Early penalty to the Samoans and So'oialo kicks it out just inside the Bok 22.


The second-half is underway.


HALF-TIME at Loftus with the Boks leading 32-9.


South Africa score their fourth TRY as Basson goes over in the corner. Steyn kicks the CONVERSION and South Africa lead 32-9


The Samoans are back to 15 players. Line-out to South Africa on the Samoan 10-metre line.


A great piece of play from JJ Engelbrecht after the Boks turn it over. He breaks through a number of tackles and then shoves off the fullback and goes over for the TRY. Steyn's conversion from the corner is wide. Boks lead 25-9


High tackle from Flip van de Merwe. PENALTY to Samoa. So'oialo kicks it over and it's 20-9 to South Africa.


Mulipola is given a YELLOW-CARD for cynical play at the ruck. Another PENALTY to the Boks. Steyn kicks it over and the Boks lead 23-6


The Boks set up the line-out drive and Francois Louw goes over for the TRY. Steyn CONVERTS. 17-6 to the Boks.


A great kick-chase from Habana and the Boks win the ball back. They shift it wide but Alberts knocks it on. Samoa clear to their 22.


Boks are finding some space on the outside. Le Roux creating some good space out wide. Etzebeth burst down the touchline but the Boks go off their feet at the ruck. Penalty to Samoa in their own 22.


Willie le Roux makes up for his poor start as he shifts on the outside of Tuilagi and puts Habana away for the TRY. Steyn kicks the CONVERSION and South Africa lead 10-6


Springboks win the penalty straight off the kick-off. Steyn kicks to the corner.


Another PENALTY to Samoa as Spies loses the ball at the back of the scrum. Poor skills from the No.8. So'oialo knocks over the three point and Samoa lead 6-3.


Another bust through the middle from Pisi. Makes a lot of metres and puts the Samoans on the front foot. Adriaan Strauss makes a vital steal close to the the Bok line. Scrum to the Boks on their own five metre line.


A great piece of play from Samoa as they build up well and break a number of tackles. PENALTY is awarded to Samoa as Etzebeth doesn't roll away. So'oialo knocks it over and it is 3-3


Huge pressure from the Springboks at the scrum and they win a penalty. Steyn steps up and pulls the kick wide. Still 3-0 to the Boks.


Another mistake from Le Roux but luckily there is advantage to the Boks for a knock on. Scrum to South Africa just on the Samoan side of halfway.


Willie le Roux uncharacteristically knocks it on off the restart. Scrum to Samoa 12 metres from the Bok line.


The Samoans come in the side of the maul and it is a PENALTY is awarded to the Boks. Steyn knocks the kick over and the Boks lead 3-0


Pisi kicks the ball out just past his own 22. The Boks set up a maul from the back of the line-out.


The Samoans lay down the challenge. The Springboks kick-off playing from right to left.


Nearly go-time at Loftus as both sides take to the field.


15 minutes to go until we are underway in Pretoria. Massive game for both sides as Samoa look for that elusive win over the Springboks.


45 minutes away from kick-off in Pretoria. An exhilarating first game was won by Scotland and this game has the chance of being just as close.
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 Tim Nanai-Williams
14 Alofa Alofa
13 Paul Perez
12 Johnny Leota
11 Alesana Tuilagi
10 Tusi Pisi
9 Kahn Fotuali'i
8 Ofisa Treviranus
7 Jack Lam
6 Alafoti Faosiliva
5 Kane Thompson
4 Teofilo Paulo
3 Census Johnston
2 Wayne Ole Avei
1 Sakaria Taulafo

23 Ken Pisi
22 Faialaga Afamasaga
21 Pele Cowley
20 Maurie Fa'asavalu
19 Iosefa Tekori
18 Anthony Perenise
17 Villiamu Afatia
16 Manu Leiataua