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Kick-off local time : Sun, 17 November 2013 - 15h00
Kick-off : Sun, 17 November 2013 - 17h00
Venue : Edinburgh
Referee : Jerome Garces (France)
Match status : Result
  Scotland South Africa
Tries Willie le Roux (30min)
Conversions Patrick Lambie (5min), Patrick Lambie (30min), Patrick Lambie (33min), and Patrick Lambie (54min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


The Boks run the phases as they look to run down the clock and Steyn puts it into touch to end the game. The Boks with a dominant 28-0 victory, scoring four tries in the process. All that remains is France in Paris next week. Join us then.


It goes to Weir who puts through a grubber but Le Roux gets there first. Lambie drops it off and Lamont takes it but knocks it into touch.


Francois Louw has been stretchred off after a head knock with Hamilton at a ruck. The Scots ssteal two line-outs in a row and they are right at the tryline now. It goes wide as they look for a consolation and Weir puts in a cross kick for Evans but Habana got there first and carried it over so Scotland have an attacking scrum.


The ball is lost and the Boks play the ball on the ground. Weir kicks for touch but misses. Habana kicks it back and Scotland are straight back on attack. It is spun out to Strokosch but he loses it in the ground and Du Preez clears. Lamont makes a good run and they spread it wide to Denton who is forced into touch by Pietersen.


They launch a driving maul and it is stopped just short. It goes to the backline but Bismarck gets over the ball and wins the turnover so the Boks can clear it into touch.


Strokosch claims the line-out this time and they bash away a couple of phases until Weir knocks on. Coetzee was slowing the ball down and he is shown a YELLOW CARD for repeated infringements, and Weir kicks it into the corner again.


It goes to Weir who puts a great kick into touch on the Bok 22. Du Plessis throws long and Scotland pounce on it. They go wide with Strokosch making good ground. It is knocked on but the Boks were offside so they kick to the corner again.


The Boks run the phases with their forwards bashing it up. Lambie hoists it but Maitland comes away with it. A long pass is almost intercepted by De Villiers but he loses it forward so the Scots have a scrum.


Vermaulen wins the line-out and De Villiers breaks the line but Scotland turn it over. It is lost forward by Strokosch so the Boks have a scrum just short of halfway.


Scotland drive another line-out but they are stopped quite quickly. The Boks went offside again and Scotland opt for another line-out. It goes out to the backline and Gray gets caught holding on to the ball too long so the Boks can clear.


Scotland take it wide and retain the ball well with Gray going over the 22. The Boks stray offside so Weir kicks for the corner as Scotland look for a try. Etzebeth is on for Botha.


Scotland try a driving maul of their own and then take it through the phases as they approach halfway. Mailtand joins the line and tries a grubber but it rebounds off Pietersen and into touch.


They drive another line-out and this time it is Oosthuizen who crashes over for the TRY. Lambie nails the CONVERSION to make it 28-0.


It is sent wide and Semour finds some space on the outside as they reach the 22. A poor pass from Laidlaw bounces free and the Boks snap it up and swing it out to Habana who kicks ahead. The chase is on but Seymour gets across and hacks it into touch so the Boks have another attacking line-out.


Taylor takes it up and then it is sent wide but Louw turns it over on the ground. Lambie puts it high and Maitland claims it. Lamont puts a low kick through but it is out on the full so the Boks have it back. The Scots win the line-out and bust over halfway with Lamont.


Du Preez tries a cross-kick and Maitland knocks it into touch so the Boks can attack from the line-out. They go wide to Le Roux who is wrapped up quicklyand it is back foot ball which is eventually knocked on so the Scots have a scrum on their 22.


They launch a drive and then go to the backline but they are stopped on halfway and the ball is lost in the tackle by Taylor so the Boks have a scrum.


The Boks drive a maul and then send it wide. Habana is taken down near the 22 and the forwards get involved but Steenkamp holds on too long so the Scots can clear.


Jackson kicks the second half off and Botha secures it. Du Preez kicks long and Denton claims it. Jackson puts a cross-kick in for De Luca but it is lost forward and Scotland do not release in the tackle so Lambie can set up the line-out.


Scotland launch a driving maul but it is brought down quickly so they have a scrum with just seconds left to the break. It is a big shove from the Boks and Denton tries to flick it out but it goes into touch. That is half-time with the Boks in complete control at 21-0 up, join us in ten minutes for the second half.


Jackson chips it over the top and Le Roux is there. Du Preez tries a kick but it goes straight to Lamont and Alberts does not roll away in the tackle so Scotland have a last chance to hit back before half-time as Jackson kicks for the corner.


It is slow ball and Barclay has a go but it is lost forward so the Boks have a scrum on their 22. Frans Malherbe is off and Coenie Oosthuizen is on at tighthead. Vermeulen takes it off the base and Lambie clears into touch.


The Boks are blown up for not rolling away at the breakdown so Scotland can look for a try in response. They go to the backline and go over the 22 with De Luca making good ground. The forwards drive on but the Bok defence stands up well.


Le Roux takes it at first receiver and breaks the line again before stepping a defender and putting in a great cross-kick for Pietersen who claims it just short of the line and dives over for a great TRY in his 50th match. Lambie slots the CONVERSION to give the Boks a commanding 21-0 lead.


They go wide and a loose pass is snapped up by Le Roux who races clear to socre the TRY. Lambie adds the easy CONVERSION and the Boks lead 14-0.


Gray wins a line-out this time and the Scottish forwards get stuck in before Jackson kicks long. Le Roux plucks it out the air but it is lost forward so Denton snaps it up. It goes wide and Barclay is brought down just short of the 22.


They drive the line-out again and it is brought down just short so the forwards bash at the line. Alberts goes off his feet again so the Scots can clear again, this is great defence from the home side.


An early shove from the Boks this time and Jackson hoists. Le Roux returns it and Jackson tries a cross-kick which is claimed by Lamont. The Scots lose it forward in midfield and then go off their feet so Lambie kicks for the corner again.


Lambie hoists this time and Fourie wins it, he spins it out to Pietersen who beats a few tackles before the support arrives. The forwards bash and Pietersen hits another gap but Fourie loses it forward so Scotland have a defensive scrum.


Du Preez takes it at the front but then throws a wild pass so the Scots get it back. Jackson clears into touch so the Boks will have to come from 40 metres out this time. The forwards take it up before Le Roux kicks but Maitland marks easily.


le Roux hoists but Maitland is there and Scotland go wide but a chip through is charged and the Boks have it back. Lambie puts a great kick into touch on the 22 as they keep the territorial pressure on. It is a skew throw this time as the Scottish line-out woes continue so the Boks have another opportunity.


Botha steals another line-out and the Boks are back on the attack. Hamilton does not release in the tackle so Lambie has a shot at goal but pushes it wide.


The Scots shove early so Lambie kicks high and the Boks get it back as Botha goes over the 22. Lambie puts a chip through and Fourie dives on it so he is blown up for going off his feet and Scotland can clear.


Du Preez spots a gap at the back of a line-out but his pass misses its mark and the Boks are blown up for not rolling away so Scotland can clear it again. Botha steals another line-out and Du Preez kicks long. Lamont is there but his pass to Maitland is forward so the Boks have the first scrum.


Scotland lose another line-out so the Boks go wide to Habana but he loses it forward and Fourie goes offside to give Scotland some relief. They drive the phases over halfway before Jackson puts up a high ball and Pietersen claims it but he is forced into touch. Scotland take the throw quickly but Lamont puts it straight into touch so the Boks have it back.


The Boks steal a line-out and Du Preez kicks deep. It is cleared to touch so the Boks will have another chance from the 22. Alberts takes it up again and Lambie has another go and eventually a stray pass from Le Roux goes into touch.


Alberts makes good ground and Scotland stray offside eventually so Lambie kicks it into the corner as they look for a try. Vermeulen takes it and they drive for the line. The TRY is awarded with Alberts the man who got it down. Lambie adds the CONVERSION and the Boks lead 7-0.


Lambie attacks the line and the forwards get involved with Strauss bashing it up to the 22. It has been plenty of phases now as they keep the ball and make steady ground, testing the Scottish defence.


With the anthems down it is time for the action to start. Lambie kicks the game off and Gray takes it up. Jackson clears it and the Boks take it over halfway. They go out to Vermeulen as they approach the 22.


There have been some concerns over the state of the pitch at Murrayfield, but as Bok skipper Jean de Villiers pointed out it will be the same for both sides. The teams are just getting ready to come out for the anthems now.


The Scots are up against it here. The only side the Boks are behind in the world rankings is the one some are calling "the best team in world sport". Huge up front, experienced through the spine and lively out wide, South Africa bow only to the All Blacks.


There is plenty of cloud cover around, but hopefully the rain stays away till after the match.


So far this weekend the SANZAR teams are two-one up against their Six Nations rivals - New Zealand beat England 30-22, Wales demolished Argentina 40-6 and Australia got their first big scalp by beating Ireland 32-15


Welcome Murayfield in Edinburgh where we are gearing up for out last match of the weekend - Scotland v South Africa.
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
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