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Kick-off local time : Sat, 23 November 2013 - 21h00
Kick-off : Sat, 23 November 2013 - 22h00
Venue : Paris
Referee : Wayne Barnes (England)
Match status : Result
  France South Africa
Tries Yoann Huget (40min)
Penalties Patrick Lambie (78min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Francois Louw (73min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


Penalty to France at the scrum. However, the Boks hold up the French in the tackle and the whistle for FULL-TIME goes, giving the Boks a deserved win. That is three from three for SA on this year-end tour and nine wins in 11 Tests for the year. The Boks have made good progress. Join us tomorrow for the Ireland v New Zealand Test in Dublin.


Boks playing the clock down - taking it through the phases - there's a knock-on, but with only a minute on the clock the French can't score twice


Patrick Lambie slots the PENALTY and the Boks lead 19-10


Penalty to Boks as France go offside at a tackle near their own 22


Adriaan Strauss wins a vital penalty turnover near halfway


Boks playing the territory game now - Bok line-out is a mess and the ball is turned over


Doussain slots bthe PENALTY and the gap closes to 10-16


YELLOW CARD - Francois Louw sent to the sin bin for a hand in the face


Kick is not into touch and the Boks under pressure here


Another penalty against the Boks for going off their feet, but a call goes to the TMO foir foul play. Why is that not a yellow card - it was a leading elbow?


Boks penalised at the tackle ad Jaque Fourie is ruled to have gone off his feet


YELLOW CARD - Thomas Domingo into the sin bin for a tip/lifting tackle on Bryan habana


Bok defence still causing asll sorts of problems to the French, who just can't get the ball wide


Boks still making use of the boot, but a few wobbly kicks here now


Boks work the ball through the phases and Morne Steyn is wide with a drop-goal attempt from 40m out


Penalty to the Boks as the French transgress at the Bok maul - another shift in momentum here


Bok defence snuffs out another French move just inside the Bok half


More scrum problems, another reset just outside the Bok 22 -0 at least it is still SA's feed


Morne Steyn, from just on 50m out, slots the PENALTY and the Boks lead 16-7


Finallty a penalty going to SA, for playing a man without the ball


Boks playing a territory game now - good tactics, given the weird calls being made by the match officials


Another penalty goes the way of France, this time at the breakdown - this is beginning to look ominous by Wayne Barnes


French knock-on and Pienaar drives them back into their 22


And now a penalty against Ruan Pienaar for putting the ball into the scrum too early - that's the fourth big cal;l between referee Wayne Barnes and the TMO in this half, all of them against SA


Francois Louw gets his hands to the ball for what appears to be the Boks' second 5-pointer after a sublime grubber by Willie le Roux. However, the TMO finds a French hand had touched the ball first - but was it still in their air?


Ruan Pienaart goes to the air and a good kick-chase wins the Boks the line-out feed deep inside the French half


Francois Louw wins a crucial turnover penalty just outside the Bok 22


Another penalty against the Boks, this time for collapsing a maul - momentum has shifted here


Boks win a turnover at the tackle, but Jean de Villiers passes it directly into touch


Scrum reset again - this pitch is a shocker. Now a scrum penalty against SA


Jaque Fourie goes over, after a pass to Morne SDteyn went through his hands, was then collected by Jean de Villiers, who burst through a gap, before offloading to Fourie. However, the TMO rules that there was a knock-on


Rusan Pienaar's arm is scragged and he knocks on the ball


Morne Steyn gets the second half underway. Parra clearance not very far


TRY - Yoann Huget goes over in the corner, but the TMO is looking at the grounding. There also appears to be a problem with how the ball came out of that ruck. This is taking a very, very long time.The TMO eventually awards the try. Morgan Parra adds the CONVERSION and France are back in the game (7-13) as the hooter for HALF-TIME goes. That was an interesting first half, that have set up an even more intriguing second 40. See you in 10 minutes,


Morne Steyn slots the PENALTY and SA ;lead 13-0


Boks making good ground with the maul inside the French 22 and then win a penalty for an illegal collapse


Duane Vermeulern wins a turnover penalty for the Boks - defence winning the day here


Scrums still an issue and this one is also taking a while to get going as the turf cuts up badly again


Jean de Villiers comes to the Bok rescue as he gets a hand to the ball - that was close to an intercept, just as the French started to threaten on attack deep inside the Bok half


Another Bok line-out is won by the French - this is one problem area for the visitoirs


Bok defence still winning the battle - Coenie Oosthuizen getting that penalty for the Boks, just inside his own half


Morne Steyn slots the a PENALTY as SA lead 10-0


Bok scrum destroys the French set piece and wins a penalty


Another Bok maul goes to ground and the ball is turned over


Willie le Roux through a gap, but Habana just can't control the possession - the pass may have been a touch early


Bok maul brought to ground and the ball is turned over


Bok defence applying plenty of pressure and win a reward in the form of a line-out deep inside the French 22


Plenty of kicking from both teams, but the Boks win this battle


A Bok handling error gifts the French a scrum feed just outside their 22


A combination of Bok pressure and poor French passing forces the home team to scramble the ball into touch


France forced to kick a lot as the Bok defence just leaves no gaps. Bakkies Botha on for Eben Etzebeth


Ruan Pienaar drives France back into their half


Tales hoist a bomb and neither team controls it, but a French hand knocks it on near the Bok 10m line


Morgan Parra pushes a sitter wide of the uprights, as he slips on the pitch


Penalty against Francois Louw at the tackle


Finally the game gets underway with France taking it through the phases just outside the Bok 22


Another scrum reset - this is rediculous - ref admits there is nothing he can do about the pitch


Scrum reset again - this pitch is going to be a big problem


France opt for a scrum and it is reset, as the pitch cuts up badly


Free kick to France at the scrum


Turnover for the Boks as they hold up the French in the tackle


Morne Steyn adds the conversion - 7-0


TRY - JP Pietersen opens the scoring after charging down an attempted French clearance.


Early penalty to SA, as the French fail to retreat after a kick ahead


Remi Tales gets us underway


The teams are out on the pitch so it is just the anthems to go before we get the action going.


It is freezing cold in Paris, but dry so both sides will be able to give the ball width. However the game will probably be won up front and it will be interesting to see how the pitch holds up after the Boks have had to deal with some shockers in Cardiff and Edinburgh.


The only team the Springboks have lost to this year is the All Blacks, whilst the only teams that France have beaten is Tonga and Scotland. However, the French pushed the All Blacks close two weeks ago and are dangerous at home. South Africa last won in France in 1997 so they have it all to prove.


Welcome to live coverage of the Test between France and the Springboks from the Stade de France in Paris. It will be the last Test of the year for the Boks who are looking to make it 10 wins out of their 12 games.
15 Scott Spedding
14 Yoann Huget
13 Gael Fickou
12 Maxime Mermoz
11 Noa Nakaitaci
10 Jules Plisson
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
8 Loann Goujon
7 Bernard le Roux
6 Thierry Dusautoir
5 Yoann Maestri
4 Alexandre Flanquart
3 Nicolas Mas
2 Guilhem Guirado
1 Vincent Debaty

23 Mathieu Bastareaud
22 Remi Tales
21 Rory Kockott
20 Damien Chouly
19 Romain Taofifenua
18 Uini Atonio
17 Rabah Slimani
16 Benjamin Kayser
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