South Africa
South Africa
Lodewyk De Jager (78,64), Lwazi Mvovo (61,16), J.P Pietersen (56), Marcell Coetzee (51,3), Willie Le Roux (10)
Handre Pollard (44)
Marnitz Boshoff (79), Handre Pollard (65,62,52,11,4)


Duncan Weir (36,7)

Full Time
South Africa 55 Scotland 6

The Scots are still attacking in a bid to score a try but they are met by a wall of green defenders! Moray Low is eventually wrapped up in the tackle and when the ball fails to emerge the referee blows his whistle to end the game. As the scoreline suggests, this was a one-sided affair as the Boks were dominant from start to finish. The Scots were out of their depth and got what they deserved in the end.

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, BOSHOFF! 55-6. Marnitz Boshoff gets his first Test points with a sweetly-timed place-kick!

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE JAGER! 53-6. The Boks are running ranmpant deep inside Scoltand's 22! De Jager takes the ball into contact and crashes over with two defenders on his back!

Trevor Nyakane is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Weir kicks for touch and puts the ball out just outside the Boks' 22.

Scotland are hammering away at the Boks line but the hosts are defending resiliently! Jonny Gray, Holmes and Kevin Bryce carry well but the visitors are penalised when Moray Low and Euan Murray infringe at a ruck.

The Boks take a tap penalty, after Scotland push early at a scrum, just inside their half. Le roux kicks ahead and Cornal Hendricks gives chase! The speedster gets to the ball but a wicked bounce beats him and Harley gathers before setting up a ruck on his 10-metre line.

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 48-6. Pollard makes no mistake with another well-struck two-pointer!

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, DE JAGER! 46-6. Nick De Luca fails to gather a bomb but Coetzee collects on Scotland's 10-metre line and sets off towards the try-line. He is tackled by Tyrone Holmes but gets a pass away to Lood de Jager, who outruns the cover defence before crashing over!

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 41-6. Pollard lands the two-pointer, from up against the touchline.

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MVOVO! 39-6. Pyrgos breaks around the fringe of a ruck, close to the Boks' 10-metre line, and throws a long pass which Mvovo intercepts! He races away and scores his second try in the left-hand corner!

The Boks attack out wide and Schalk Burger joins the line at pace close to the visitors' 22! He stabs a grubber kick through, for Pietersen to chase, but the ball rolls into touch.

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, PIETERSEN! 34-6. The Boks attack, just outside Scotland's 22 and le Roux throws a long pass to JP Pietersen, who shrugs off two tackles before scoring in the right-hand corner!

Le Roux spots a gap, behind Scotland's defence, and chips ahead! Hogg tries to gather but doesn't get a chance as Le Rox tackles him early! Weir puts the resulting penalty out midway between his 10-metre line and the halfway line.

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 29-6. Pollard adds another two-pointer to push the hosts further in front.

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, COETZEE! 27-6. The Boks launch a drive, from a line-out inside Scotland's 22. Marcell Coetzee is in control at the base of the maul, and when he spots the try-line he dives over!

Yellow Card
YELLOW CARD, SCOTLAND, SWINSON! Swinson receives his marching orders after he takes out Francois Hougaard off the ball at a ruck.

Tim Swinson is pinged for holding onto the ball too long on the ground and Pollard puts the ball out, just outside the Scots' 22.

The Boks are under the cosh inside their 22. The ball comes out to Pollard, who launches an up-and-under which Seymour gathers despite great pressure from Cornal Hendricks.

PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD. 22-6. Handré Pollard extends the home side's lead after Ross Ford is pinged for a ruck infringement.

The Boks attack with their forwards but make little headway! Jannie du Plessis takes the ball into contact but is carried back several metres in the tackle by Rob Harley.

Pollard gets the second half started with a deep kick which Stuart Hogg gathers inside his 22. He kicks for touch and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.

Half Time
South Africa 19 Scotland 6

The Scots show great continuity on attack and taking the ball through several phases. The Boks' defence are doing well to contain them until Tim Swinson knocks on. Referee Tim Swinson blows his whistle to indicate half-time and the players head into the sheds. It's been an entertaining half and although the Boks were rampant early on, Scotland fought back bravely. Lets hope there's more of the same from both sides in the second half.

PENALTY, SCOTLAND, WEIR! 19-6. Weir lands a monster three-pointer, from 50 metres out, after Duane Vermeulen is penalised for slowing the ball down deliberately at a ruck.

Oosthuizen is penalised again for illegal scrummaging. Weir puts the ball into touch, five metres inside his half.

Serfontein makes a break and is soon inside Scotland's 22! He is eventually brought to ground by Fusaro but offloads to Mvovo who knocks on!

Scotland are on the attack inside South Africa's 22 but lose possession when Tommy Seymour holds on too long on the ground. Pollard puts the ball out just beyond his 10-metre line.

Coenie Oosthuizen is penalised for dropping his bind at a scrum. Weir puts the ball into touch just inside the Boks' half.

The Scots are trying to keep the ball in hand but can't break down the Boks' defence. Weir eventually kicks for touch but the ball was carried back into his 22 and they lose plenty of ground.

Ross Ford is penalised for a late challenge on le roux. Pollard puts the Boks onto the attack with a kick into touch midway between the halfway line and Scotland's 10-metre line.

Scotland attack, from a scrum just outside South Africa's 22. Stuart Hogg and Henry Pyrgos are prominent ball carriers and the visitors are soon inside the Boks' 22.

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MVOVO! 19-3. JP Pietersen takes an outside break and is soon on the edge of Scotland's 22! He stabs a grubber kick through which Lwazi Mvovo gathers before diving over!

The Scots take the ball through several phases inside the Boks' half but lose possession when Nick De Luca holds onto the ball on the ground. Pollard puts the resulting penalty out on the visitors' 10-metre line.

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 14-3. Pollard shows his class as he lands the two-pointer from close to the touchline!

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, LE ROUX! 12-3. The Boks attack with their backs and after Jan Serfontein draws in three defenders, with a direct run, the ball goes out wide. Pollard and JP Pietersen both handle in the build-up until Willie le Roux rounds off in the right-hand corner!

The Scots show great continuity as they run the ball from deep inside their 22. The Boks' defence do well to contain them until Weir clears his line with a kick which sails into touch on the halfway mark.

PENALTY, SCOTLAND, WEIR. 7-3. Weir gets Scotland's first points from the kicking tee, after Coetzee is pinged for a ruck infringement.

Chris Fusaro does well when he catches Coetzee in possession at the back of a line-out. The Scots' forwards counter-ruck with great effect and win a valuable turnover!

CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 7-0. Handré Pollard gets his first points in Test rugby to extend the home side's lead.

TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, COETZEE! 5-0. The Boks attack close to Scotland's try-line, and Marcell Coetzee powers his way over from close quarters despite the attentions of two defenders!

The Boks attack from a line-out inside Scotland's 22. The Scots are eventually pinged for straying offside on defence and Handré Pollard kicks for touch putting the ball out on the visitors' five-metre line.

Kick Off
And we're off! Duncan Weir gets us underway with a deep, hanging kick which Schalk Burger gathers despite great pressure from the Scottish chasers! He sets up a ruck just outside his 22.

The teams stand to attention and belt out their respective national anthems with great gusto. First up is Flower of Scotland followed by South Africa's Nkosi sikelel iafrika.

Bulls and SA U20 fly-half Handré Pollard will make his Test debut for the Springboks today. Pollard is one of five uncapped players who have been named in Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer matchday 23. In total, the Springbok starting team shows six changes from the side that beat Wales 31-30 in Nelspruit last weekend. The four uncapped players on a new-look bench are Marcel van der Merwe (prop), Stephan Lewies (lock), Teboho 'Oupa' Mohoje (loose forward) and Marnitz Boshoff (fly-half). Also on the bench are Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Francois Hougaard and Zane Kirchner, none of whom have played any Test rugby yet this season. Two players, Pollard and Marcell Coetzee, have not yet featured for the Springboks this year, while four of these are replacements who have been promoted to the starting team, namely Lwazi Mvovo, Schalk Burger, Lood de Jager and Coenie Oosthuizen. Tendai Mtawarira (neck), Flip van der Merwe (knee) Willem Alberts (concussion) and Johan Goosen (knee) were not considered for selection this week.

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made four changes to his starting line-up following the victory against Argentina in Cordoba last Friday. Adam Ashe makes his debut at number eight as a replacement for Kieran Low while Henry Pyrgos start instead of Grayson Hart at scrum-half, Tim Swinson is preferred to Jonny Gray, at lock and Chris Fusaro is promoted from the bench to start at openside flank as a replacement for Blair Cowan who has returned home.

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