Scotland 10 - 21 South Africa

Match info: International at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Date: 17/11/2012 KO: 14:30 Att: 58,893

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


TriesPyrgos (51)ConversionsLaidlaw (51)PenaltiesLaidlaw (9)


South Africa

TriesStrauss (21, 46)ConversionsLambie (46)PenaltiesLambie (6, 13, 30)

FT (ht: 3-14)

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  • Scotland 10 South Africa 21

  • Scotland are on the attack inside the Boks' half but the visitors win a turnover and Ruan Pienaar kicks upfield. At the ensuing ruck Scotland infringe and the Boks are awarded a penalty. Morne Steyn kick the ball into touch and that's the end of the match. The Scots gave it their all but in the end the Boks held out to secure the win.

  • YELLOW CARD, SOUTH AFRICA, VAN DER MERWE! Flip van der Merwe, who is on for Kruger, receives his marching orders for a cynical foul at a line-out.

  • Van der Linde is penalised for the same infringement again and once again Jackson puts the ball out inside the Boks' 22.

  • CJ van der Linde is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Jackson puts the ball into touch inside South Africa's 22.

  • The Boks are pinned again for being offside and Ruaridh Jackson opts to kick for touch. He puts the ball out on South Africa's five-metre line.

  • There's plenty of action as both side are trying to gain ascendancy. The spark that has ignited the Scots is Pyrgos who is at the heart of all their attacking moves.

  • David Denton takes the ball into contact but is blown up for holding onto the ball on the ground. Lambie puts the ball out inside Scotland's half.

  • The Boks have the put-in at a scrum on their five-metre line but lose possession when their front-row are pinned for an early engaement! Scotland opt to take the scrum from the resulting tap-penalty but lose advantage when they commit the same error as the visitors!

  • Scotland are inches away from the Boks' try-line but can't breach the visitors' defence. The hosts are eventually awarded a penalty when the Boks' backs go offside. Laidlaw puts the ball out on South Africa's five-metre line.

  • Scotland seem rejuvenated after that try. They keep the Boks' defence busy by stringing several phases together and are soon on the attack inside their opponents' 22!

  • Strauss, who is having a storming game, wins a turnover at a ruck but all his good work comes to nothing when he offloads to JP Pietersen who knocks on.

  • CONVERSION, SCOTLAND, LAIDLAW! 10-21. Laidlaw makes no mistake from the kicking tee!

  • TRY, SCOTLAND, PYRGOS! 8-21. Scotland narrow the gap when Pyrgos runs onto a pass from Kelly Brown in the air at a line-out close to the Bok try-line and scores without having a finger laid on him!

  • Henry Pyrgos, who has come on for Blair, breaks around the fringe of a scrum but he makes little headway as Francois Louw brings him to ground.

  • CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, LAMBIE! 3-21. Lambie adds the extras to push the visitors further in front!

  • TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, STRAUSS! 3-19. Adriaan Strauss intercepts a pass from Blair inside Scotland's half and races away before scoring under the posts!

  • Lambie spots a gap and goes through it but Laidlaw and Scott do well to bring him to ground. The ball is recycled and Alberts takes it into contact but is soon pinned for holding on on the ground.

  • The Springboks have started off the way they finished the first half. The ball is taken through several phases and they are camped inside Scotland's half.

  • Lambie gets the second half started. His kick is taken by Denton who is taken to ground just outside his 22 metre area.


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