LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_france-ed France

10

Thumb_south-africa-ed South Africa

19
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)
Conversions
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

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.

79

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

78

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

77

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

76

Adriaan Strauss wins a vital penalty turnover near halfway

75

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

74

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

73

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

72

Kick is not into touch and the Boks under pressure here

71

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?

70

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

69

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

68

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

66

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

65

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

63

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

62

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

61

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

60

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

59

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

58

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

56

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

54

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

52

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

51

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?

49

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

48

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

46

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

45

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

44

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

43

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

42

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

41

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

40

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,

38

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

37

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

35

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

34

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

32

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

30

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

29

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

27

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

26

Bok scrum destroys the French set piece and wins a penalty

25

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

23

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

22

Bok maul brought to ground and the ball is turned over

21

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

20

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

18

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

17

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

16

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

14

Ruan Pienaar drives France back into their half

13

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

11

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

10

Penalty against Francois Louw at the tackle

9

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

8

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

7

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

6

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

5

Free kick to France at the scrum

4

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

3

Morne Steyn adds the conversion - 7-0

2

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

1

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

0

Remi Tales gets us underway

-5

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

-10

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.

-15

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.

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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.
France
Players
15 Scott Spedding
14 Yoann Huget
13 Maxime Mermoz
12 Wesley Fofana
11 Maxime Medard
10 Camille Lopez
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
8 Damien Chouly
7 Bernard le Roux
6 Thierry Dusautoir
5 Sebastien Vahaamahina
4 Pascal Pape
3 Nicolas Mas
2 Benjamin Kayser
1 Xavier Chiocci

Substitutes
26 Benjamin Fall
25 Mathieu Bastareaud
24 Remi Tales
23 Rory Kockott
22 Charles Ollivon
21 Yannick Nyanga
20 Yoann Maestri
19 Alexandre Flanquart
18 Uini Atonio
17 Alexandre Menini
16 Guilhem Guirado
South Africa
Players
15 Willie le Roux
14 Cornal Hendricks
13 Jan Serfontein
12 Jean de Villiers
11 Lwazi Mvovo
10 Patrick Lambie
9 Cobus Reinach
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Teboho Mohoje
6 Marcell Coetzee
5 Victor Matfield
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Coenie Oosthuizen
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes
23 Damian de Allende
22 Handre Pollard
21 Francois Hougaard
20 Nizaam Carr
19 Lodewyk de Jager
18 Julian Redelinghuys
17 Trevor Nyakane
16 Adriaan Strauss