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France v Springboks

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Recap

The Springboks scrapped through to win against not the best French side on Saturday with 18-17.

Both teams started the match with a lot of speed and trying to spread the ball and give their runners some space.

The Springboks had the better of the early exchanges and it was also them to score the first points and try of the test.

Pollard looked good at the start but started to lose his shape and had some senseless kicks down field.

The passing game was yet again shocking from the Springboks with Cronje to slow and not good at all to send his backline away.

The Springboks extend their lead with a penalty to 8-0 before the French ripped through the Boks defence to score their first points and try of the test.

This reduced the Springboks lead to only 8-7.

The Springboks had a few opportunities with a couple of penalties but missed both to go into the break with the one-point lead.

The second half did not start well for the Springboks as the French took control of the ball and did most of the attack.

The Springboks defence was suspect, and they let too many tackles slipped which gave the French the go forward ball they wanted.

It was France to kick the first points of the second half with a penalty and the lead of 10-8.

With the Springboks on attack they forced a penalty and a yellow card for an early tackle which gave them the lead again 11-10.

With the yellow card advantage the Springboks put pressure on the French and after some quick play Kriel went over for the Springboks second try.

The Springboks was not present in the final ten minutes giving France the opportunity to attack from everywhere whit poor tackling.

The try had to come and with 2 minutes to go the Springboks led 18-17.

Springboks were able to keep the ball till the final whistle and take the win.

Scorers:

France:

Tries: Baptiste Serin(76′) Anthony Belleau(27′)

Penalties: Anthony Belleau(48′)

Cons: Anthony Belleau(77′) Anthony Belleau(28′)

Springboks:

Tries: Jesse Kriel(62′) Dillyn Leyds(7′)

Penalties: Handre Pollard(59′) Handre Pollard(18′)

Cons: Handre Pollard(63′)

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Details

Date Time League Season
November 18, 2017 9:15 pm International Test International Test 2017

Venue

Stade de France
21 Avenue Jules Rimet, 93210 Saint-Denis, France

Results

TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome
France0122017Loss
Springboks0221018Win

26 Comments

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Ireland, Wales with close wins and Scotland push All Blacks all the way, so what to expect from this poor Bok side dash

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Can the Springboks come back from last weeks disappointment? They need a better game plan and some effort from the boys

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Here we go

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Both teams wanting to run the ball…Springboks defence not starting good to many holes for the French

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    Americano

    November 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Bunny is ON IT

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    Americano

    November 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Surely Fab Five Freddy Michelak is in attendance for today’s HUGE event

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    Americano

    November 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    While watching today IMAGINE if Handy Pollard wasn’t contaminated by ZeeBulls during past few years !

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    TRY TIME!!! Leyds over but from some great work from Skosan to give Boks the break

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Springboks still attack sideways need to straighten the line quicker

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Penalty Pollard and Bokke lead 8-0

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Time to realize that Cronje is not good enough

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    In the day when a lock kicked the ball as Lood did now he would not play the next week

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    TRY TIME!!! France!!! ball watching from Boks and bad defence

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Cronje has a bigger back swing Swing he pass than The Big_Easy

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Same kak different weekend

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  17. Bekke

    Bekke

    November 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Only person with worse defence than Plonker Pollard, is Pinenut Kriel.

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    France take the lead

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    It takes everytime a forward in the backline to straighten the line

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Finally Pollard kick a ball over

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    TMO to check for a Kriel try

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    TRY TIME!!! TMO agree

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    Americano

    November 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Holy crap if AC pulls this one out if I were his agent I would DEMAND contract extension

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    Jacques

    November 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    TRY TIME!!! France!! What a great buildup from he French

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  25. Bekke

    Bekke

    November 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Much more rugby played without Jantjes there. But still fuckall skill from Pinenut or wings. Venter was good. Kolisi nowhere. Less said about Ross, the better.

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    Jacques

    November 19, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Jirre although a win just plain crap again from Boks…so many players still shows why they should not be there

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