Thumb_scotland-ed Scotland


Thumb_south-africa-ed South Africa

Kick-off local time : Sat, 17 November 2012 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 17 November 2012 - 16h30
Venue : Edinburgh
Referee : George Clancy (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  Scotland South Africa
Tries Adriaan Strauss (20min) and Adriaan Strauss (45min)
Penalties Greig Laidlaw (10min) Patrick Lambie (7min), Patrick Lambie (13min), and Patrick Lambie (31min)
Conversions Greig Laidlaw (51min) Patrick Lambie (46min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Flip van der Merwe (76min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


South Africa receives a penalty and Morne Steyn boots the ball in to touch. Game Over! South Africa win 10-21.


South Africa manages to relieve the pressure with a kick down field.


SA scrum, but Scotland receives another penalty after the Boks collapses the scrum.


Schalk Brits replaces Adriaan Strauss. Scotland Applies pressure again, almost getting over the try-line, but SA's defense is outstanding.


YELLOW CARD to Flip van der Merwe for offside play.


Penalty to Scotland against CJ van der Linde for illegal binding. Scotland kicks for touch, 5m from South Africa's try-line.


The Scots are questioning the Boks defense again, but they lose the ball in the tackle. Scrum South Africa.


Morne Steyn replaces Pat Lambie.


Scotland with a scrum in the Boks half and once again they win the penalty after an early engagement by South Africa.


Scotland applying pressure with their runners and Jackson chips the ball over the defensive-line, but they waist possession and Kirchner relieves the pressure with a kick out of his own in-goal area.


Scrum to Scotland in the Boks half. Scotland forces the penalty and kicks for touch, 5m from SA's try-line.


Flip van der Merwe replaces Juandre Kruger for the Boks.


Scotland's Geoff Cross replaces Euan Murray.


The Boks in possession now, but Scotland regains the ball and finds a couple of half-gaps. Scrum to Scotland after the ball doesn't emerge from the ruck.


Scotland wins the line-out and sends the ball wide, but Louw once again makes a nuisance of himself at the breakdown and wins the penalty.


Scotland chooses to scrum, but they get penalised for an early engagement. SA kicks for touch.


SA with an early engagement and Scotland receives a free kick.


Scotland kicks for touch, but Ford's throw-in is not straight. Scrum to the Boks on their own try-line.


Heinke van der Merwe replaces Gurthro Steenkamp.


The Scots are on the attack again, this time making very good ground. Barely 1m from South Africa's try-line. Great defense by SA and especially Duane Vermeulen putting his body on the line, saving a sure try. Penalty awarded to Scotland.


The Boks with great defence in their 22, forces Scotland's Hogg to opt for the cross-kick. But Kirchner's hands are safe.


Line-out to Scotland in SA's half. Scotland putting up the phases with their big runners.


England maul it form the line-out but the ball is turned over by Alexander. It goes out to Cummins who does well again up the right. England win the turnover this time and it goes out to Tuilagi as they approach the 22. Waldrom makes ground and it is quick ball. It goes to Ashton who is tackled into touch just short of the line.


Strong scrum by Scotland, forcing the penalty. Scotland kicks for touch.


Louw knocks-on: Scotland Scrum.


Scotland finds space out wide with an overlap, but De Jongh saves the day with a good tackle.


Penalty awarded to Scotland and they kick for touch. The throw-in finds the back of the line-out, and Henry Pergos scores a TRY!


Scrum to Scotland and the Scots with a good build-up in South Africa's half... but the Boks' defense is solid.


Scotland's Henry Pergos replaces scrumhalf Mike Blair.


The Boks put up some good phase play now, with a strong run from De Villiers, but Scotland regains possession. Adriaan Strauss intercepts the ball... TRY!!!


Scrum to South Africa just outside the Scots 22. The Boks play two phases, but Scotland wins a penalty.


Line-out South Africa and a good take by Etzebeth. The Boks putting up some phases in Scotland's half


Pat Lambie restarts the second half.


Scotland with the scrum and Stuart Hogg kicks for touch. End of the first half.


The Boks putting up phases in Scotland's half, with a strong run from Etzebeth.


Penalty to South Africa after Scotland enters the ruck from the side. The Boks kick for touch from the halfway line.


Juandre Kruger wins the line-out, but the Boks give possession away to the Scots. Scotland knocks-on. Scrum South Africa.


Solid defense by the Boks as Scotland puts up the phases on the Springbok try-line. Louw closes down on the tackle and wins the penalty. The Boks can breathe again.


Penalty to Scotland (hands in the ruck by the Boks) and Scotland finds touch 5m from the Springbok try-line.


PENALTY scored by Lambie.


Scotland concedes another penalty, this time infront of the posts. Referee George Clancy may be considering a yellow card next time.


Clean line-out taken by Etzebeth and the Boks takes play up into Scotland's 22m area. Good phase play by South Africa.


The teams are exchanging some kicks, both trying for field possession. Penalty awarded to South Africa and once again Lambie kicks for touch.


Scotland enjoying some phase-play now, playing in South Africa's half. Knock-on by David Denton after being tackled by Jean de Villiers. Scrum South Africa.


Penalty to Scotland and Laidlaw's kick is wide. SA with the restart


Pienaar finds some space and breaks the line, but Scotland closes him down and steals the ball in the tackle.


Lambie's conversion attempt drifts wide.


Springboks with a line-out and they win a kick-able penalty, but Lambie kicks for touch again. The Boks applies pressure after a good line-out... Adriaan Strauss scores a TRY!


Short-arm awarded to Scotland for early engagement by the Boks.


Correction: Scotland scrum on their own try-line.


South Africa takes a clean line-out and sends the ball wide. Lambie kick for the corner, but Scotland collects and Hougaard puts on very good pressure. Scrum awarded to the Boks 6m from the Scottish try-line.


The Scots are on the attack now, putting up a few phases.


Clean take at the back of the line by Duane Vermeulen. The ball makes its way down the line, penalty awarded to the Boks. Pat Lambie scores the PENALTY!


Penalty to South Africa (Scotland not releasing the player in the tackle). The Boks kicks for touch.


Strong scrum by the Boks, but Scotland gets the ball away under pressure. Penalty to Scotland. Creig Laidlaw kicks for posts... PEANLTY scored by Scotland!


Scotland with the kick-off and the Boks making a handling error. Scrum to Scotland.


Scotland enjoying some phase play, but Francois Louw wins the penalty on the ground for the Boks. Lambie goes for posts, and... over!!! PENALTY!


Kickable penalty awarded to South Africa and they decide kick for touch. Clean take by Kruger, but the Boks get penalised.


South Africa puts up a few phases before Lambie kicks an up and under and Scotland collects and clears.


Scrum awarded to the Boks after a handling error by Scotland.


Kick-off: Scotland gets the game underway.


The teams are on the field now, singing their National Anthems.


Today's match is the 22nd between these two sides, with South Africa winning 16 of these test matches and Scotland winning 5. The last encounter was on 20 November 2010, which saw Scotland beating the Boks 21-17 at Murrayfield.


Talking about running rugby, the Boks would want to show some improvements on attack after their narrow 12-16 win over Ireland last weekend.


The weather in Edinburg is great for rugby today, so hopefully both teams will go out with an expansive, running game-plan in mind.


Although the Scots suffered a a proper hiding against the All Blacks last weekend (22-51), they showed quite some character on attack, with left-wing Tim Visser dotting down twice – something the Springboks will be weary of going into this test match.


Today’s match-up see’s team number 9 (Scotland) on the IRB World ranking taking on team number 2 (South Africa).


Welcome to Murrayfield – Edinburgh (Scotland) for today’s International match between Scotland and 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