Scotland 0, Springboks 28

November 17, 2013
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Scotland meet South Africa for the 24th time at Murrayfield on Sunday afternoon – the 18th time the match has been played in Scotland. Of the 23 matches already played Scotland have won five, all at home.

The very first Test South Africa ever played abroad was at Hampden Park in Glasgow and the Scots won 6-0 on an afternoon of miserable weather – a dreigh day as the Scots would have it.

Wet and cold with no closed roof to improve matters. The weather may well suit the Scots, not only because they are more used to it but because it would aid their unstructured aggression against structured control.

Recent results:
2013: South Africa won 30-17, Nelspruit
2012: South Africa won 21-10, Edinburgh
2010: Scotland won 21-17, Edinburgh
2008: South Africa won 14-10, Edinburgh
2007: South Africa won 27-3, Edinburgh
2006: South Africa won 29-15, Port Elizabeth
2006: South Africa won 36-16, Durban
2004: South Africa won 45-10, Edinburgh
2003: South Africa won 28-19, Johannesburg
2003: South Africa won 29-25, Durban

Teams:

Scotland: 15 Sean Maitland, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Nick De Luca, 12 Duncan Taylor, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain), 8 David Denton, 7 John Barclay, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 Richie Gray, 3 Moray Low, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Alasdair Dickinson.
Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Ryan Grant, 18 Geoff Cross, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 John Beattie, 21 Chris Cusiter, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Max Evans.

South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux: 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain) 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Marcell Coetzee, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Morné Steyn, 23 JJ Engelbrecht.

Date: Sunday, 17 November 2013
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 15.00 (15.00 GMT; 17.00 SA time)
Expected weather: There is a 20 percent chance of rain with high of 10°C, dropping to 2°C
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), Dudley Phillips (Ireland)
TMO: Marshall Kilgore (Ireland)

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52 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Getting ready for the Bok game, Go Bokke

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Referees still under question by SS Panel. Felt the same yesterday with Joubert’s way of how he handled the game.

    I thought he had one of his worst games which let England back into the game.

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    JP playing his 50th :applause:

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Great Start by Boks

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Bokke goes over from first attacking line out Alberts the try scorer.

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Score Update: Springbok 7, Scotland 0, 6 min gone

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Willie Le Roux must look when he pass, stupid mistake

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Scotland will have to make the ball slower if they want any say in this game, trying to speed it up is going to cost them

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    The field is not holding up gonna be a long day with scrums

  10. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Lambie miss kick almost in front

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Lineouts big problem for Scots

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Le Roux not having a good game at this stage.

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Lambie dictate from 10, his kicks is given us front foot and changes for attack

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    The Frenchy atleast getting the break downs correct

  15. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Willie Le Roux pick up loose pass and score under the post

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Score Update: Springboks 14, Scotland 0, 30 min gone

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Brilliant for the Man Willie Le Roux as he take another break and kick for JP to score in the corner, just brilliant from the man

  18. avatar bchanakira02 says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Americano should be buzzing now!

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Score Update: Springboks 21, Scotland 0, 33 min gone

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Scotland with a few good phases but Boks defence hold them out and force a turn over

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Malherbe off with an injury, with Coennie that replace him

  22. avatar Christo (Vetgesmeerde Blits) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Great play by Willie! What a story, 2 years ago he was still playing for Boland and now he is turning into a great asset for the Boks.

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Great first half from Bokke, Willie had a bad start to the game but came back with two brilliant plays which resulted in tries.

    Lineouts is good and Lambie is doing nothing wrong at 10 so far on a wet field.

    Alberst is having a blinder again.

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    @Christo (Vetgesmeerde Blits): He is showing his class

  25. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Hope we see the Springboks going in the second half

  26. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Alberts is off for the second half and Coetzee is one for him

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Referee still allow players off their feet to contest the ball and then give the penalty for that player

  28. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Scotland can not get through Bokke defence

  29. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Lost some power and just saw try from Bokke

  30. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Connie scored from lineout

  31. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Score Update: Springboks 28, Scotland 0, 55 min gone

  32. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Bakkies replace by Eben

  33. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Bismarck on for Struass

  34. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Pienaar on for Fourie

  35. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Cotezee gets yellow for not rolling away

  36. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Le Roux is the man of the match

  37. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Flip is injured and looks like a head injury

  38. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Mistake, looks like Louw who got a flying Scotsman in the break down

  39. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    If it was Bakkies he would have gotten a red and 10 weeks out

  40. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Scots kick for for wing and TMO to decide

  41. avatar Americano says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Can’t wait to see this on youtube.
    From the sounds of your thorough play-by-play Bunny….

    Sounds like a new standard for FB in SA has been set & it ain’t Andre Joubert….

    Its Messerschmitt-Willie LeRoux !

  42. avatar Americano says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    I’m concerned that should MWLR be out of a game – SA would not be able to score in backline ( other than occasional Habana intercept).

  43. avatar Americano says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    How did Lambie do?
    Will their soon be calls for SunKing Willie to be experimented with @ #10 ?

  44. avatar Bekke says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    With Bismark on we’ve lost 4 lineouts in a row! Lambie plays like a surfer – no urgency in anything…Tos 2nd half – at least our defence is holding

  45. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    @Americano: Lambie Played descend for the conditions, can not fault him too much

  46. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    @Bekke: We must remember Bismarck had different locks on the field as well.

  47. avatar Bekke says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Just Etzebeth new. Not sure where problem was.

  48. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    @Jacques(Bunny):

    He’s played with them a lot.
    Four in a row is bad.
    Bakkies? Thanks for playing.

  49. avatar Boertjie says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    SPECIALLY FOR AMERICANO

    Jan de Koning rates the South African players!

    15 Willie le Roux:

    He is obviously working on his kicking game, probably under instructions, and was great under the highly ball. Then there was an intercept that killed off a promising looking Scottish attack, but the real gem was the chip-kick for JP Pietersen’s try, after some great stepping. His defence was also great.
    10/10

  50. avatar Americano says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks Boertje.
    Jan de Koning has really gotten insightful of late.

    Can’t wait to see game!!!

  51. avatar Duiwel says:
    November 17th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you to every Bok
    Who went a yard tonight.
    hope the injury is not serious.

    The Forwards are as good as it going to get.
    Bakkiese Bokke.

  52. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    November 18th, 2013 at 6:38 am

    @Boertjie: He is in his won little dream world if he gave him 10…

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