As it happened: SA v Samoa


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19:54 - NEXT MATCH

The Springboks' next fixture will be in the Rugby Championship against Argentina in Bloemfontein on August 17 at 15:00


Congratulations to the Springboks for their win against Samoa! Final score: South Africa 56 – 23 Samoa - Kaizer Chiefs

20:01 - PICTURE

Check who just joined us in the changing room....! Just had a robot dance off! - JJ Engelbrecht

19:59 - TWEET

Jean de Villiers post-match: "Adriaan (Strauss) played his balls off tonight." - Jean Smyth

19:57 - PICTURE

Man of the match Francois 'Flo' Louw (centre), flanked by Patrick Lambie (left) and Willem Alberts (right) - South African Rugby

19:53 - PICTURE

Bryan Habana shows his delight after the Boks beat Samoa 56-23... (Gallo Images)


Click HERE for the full match report, along with the scorers and quotes

19:25 - TWEET

Flo is the man of the match. Can't think of a more deserving candidate... - Brenden Nel


Francois Louw! For his two tries and tireless work around the park

19:20 - TWEET

Well done to the Springboks for winning the Castle Lager Incoming Series! 56-23 was a good performance! Now its back to Super Rugby! - Johan Ferreira


The Springboks remain unbeaten in 2013 as they record a 56-23 victory over Samoa at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

19:17 - Patrick Lambie adds the CONVERSION and the final whistle sounds.

19:16 - TRY to Trevor Nyakane

19:10 - PICTURE

Bok supporters come in all shapes and sizes... (Gallo Images)

19:09 - Newly-wed Louw enjoying his honeymoon at Loftus as he scores his second try of the match. Lambie adds the CONVERSION

19:08 - TRY to Francois Louw!

19:02 - Centre and captain Paul Williams adds the CONVERSION for Samoa as they narrow the gap to 42-23 after 72 minutes

19:02 - Replacement scrumhalf Junior Poluleuligaga scores for Samoa

19:01 - TRY for Samoa!

19:00 - Bryan Habana gets an early shower as he's shown a yellow card for a deliberate knock-down. He won't get the chance to score his hat-trick...

19:00 - YELLOW

18:59 - PICTURE

Bjorn Basson scores his try for the Boks (Gallo Images)


The Springboks clear their bench as Piet van Zyl and Trevor Nyakane make an appearance on the field. Only Jan Serfontein awaits his turn...

18:55 - Steyn misses the conversion - and is immediately replaced by Patrick Lambie

18:53 - Steyn rounds off a first-class Bok backline move as Samoa are unable to contain them with 14 men on the park

18:53 - TRY to Morne Steyn


The Twitter-verse has exploded in anger at Alesana Tuilagi's stiff-arm on Jean de Villiers

You DON'T tackle OUR CAPTAIN like that and expect to get away with it!!!!! - Leila Steyn

Samoa making no friends here. Filthy bastards who do their immense rugby heritage no honour. On your way, mate. - Clinton van der Berg

Red card! Deserved. - Brenden Nel

I wonder what a club/provincial rugby match looks like in Samoa. Must be brutal... - Ryk Neethling

It's disgusting how these Samoans play - Sasha Martinengo

Walk off! And why does Jean shake his hand afterwards? The Boks simply do not need this. Bugger off Samoa! Red card not enough ... - Front Row Grunt

18:48 - HAVE  A SHOT

Mrs Habana spotted in the crowd having to down a shot in celebration of her husband's half century...

18:47 - Steyn misses the conversion. The Springboks stretch their lead to 37-16 after 60 minutes

18:46 - Bryan Habana scores his 50th try for South Africa in the corner where the recently red carded Alesana Tuilagi would've been standing...

18:46 - 50 for Habana!

18:44 - Samoa down to 14 men for the final 23 minutes...

18:44 - RED CARD


Jean de Villiers survives near decapitation by wing Alesana Tuilagi. TMO reviewing...

18:38 - TWEET

Surely grabbing a player's balls warrants a yellow card? - Simon Borchardt

Boks should walk off ... Not like they need this shit ... Next thing someone loses an eye ... Hey IRB, you watching this? - Front Row Grunt

Citing officer should be busy in this game. A few shoulder charges, a rake against Flo's head and ball tampering... - Brenden Nel

18:37 - Penalty against Samoan fullback James So'oialo after he grabs Springbok hooker Adriaan Strauss in an "indecent manner"...

18:36 - Kolisi back on, Kruger off...

18:33 - PICTURE

Injured flank Arno Botha supporting the Boks with mates - Arno Botha

18:29 - Siya Kolisi leaves the field after taking a heavy knock in the lead-up to Samoa's try. He's replaced by Bulls local Juandré Kruger

18:27 - To their credit Samoa have come out firing in the opening minutes of the second half. They score a deserved try under the poles by lock Filo Paulo. Fullback James So'oialo adds the CONVERSION and Samoa narrow the deficit to 32-16 after 48 minutes

18:27 - TRY by Samoa!

18:22 - TWEET

Spies gone, Kolisi on. Thank god. - Craig Ray

Spies off? Was he on? - Sportbilly

Go for a quick shower, come back & Spies is gone. How long was I in the shower for? Is it Christmas already?? #bokke #SAvSAM - Ingrid Rose

18:21 - PICTURE

Bryan Habana scores for the Springboks (Gallo Images)


Pierre Spies is yanked by coach Heyneke Meyer and replaced by Siya Kolisi...

That's a Bulls player at Loftus being replaced by a Stormers player... #justsaying

18:19 - Second half about to start...

18:10 - TWEET

Samoa... The Griquas of international rugby! - Egon Seconds

18:08 - HALF-TIME

The Springboks lead 32-9 at the break against Samoa at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

18:06 - Steyn adds the touchline CONVERSION as the Boks take a 32-9 lead on the stroke of half-time

18:05 - The Boks are running riot in Pretoria! Hardly recognisable from the shambles that was the performance against Scotland in Nelspruit seven days ago

18:05 - TRY to Bjorn Basson!

18:02 - TWEET

JJ has more gas to burn than the Karoo - Sportbilly

18:01 - Steyn pushes the conversion wide to the right for his second miss of the match. The Boks lead 25-9 after 35 minutes

18:00 - The Bok backline run hard and straight and Engelbrecht beats one, two, three... 17 tackles to go over in the corner for his third try in the Green and Gold

18:00 - TRY by centre JJ Engelbrecht!

17:58 - PICTURE

Springbok skipper Jean de Villiers lines up Samoan hooker Ole Avei (Gallo Images)

17:57 - Samoa close the gap as fullback James So'oialo converts his third PENALTY of the match

17:56 - TWEET

Think I found a use for Pierre Spies #LineoutForward - Sportbilly

17:54 - PENALTY by Steyn as he pushes the Boks out to a 20-6 lead after 29 minutes

17:53 - Things go from bad to worse for Samoa as tighthead Logovi'i Mulipola gets his marching orders

17:53 - YELLOW

17:52 - Steyn adds the CONVERSION and the Boks are out to a handy 17-6 lead after 27 minutes

17:51 - Pierre Spies takes at the back of the lineout and the Bok forwards pile in and drive over the Samoan tryline. Louw emerges with the ball, but chalk that one up to a team effort

17:51 - TRY by the newly-wed Francois Louw!

17:49 - Wave after wave of attack by the Boks. Penalty awarded in the corner. Samoa warned by referee Pascal Gauzère of France. Highly doubtful they understood a word...


Samoa centre Johnny Leota collects Eben Etzebeth's knee and hits the ground like the proverbial you-know-what... replaced by Seilala Mapusua

17:43 - TWEETS

Willie le Roux: space creator. Such a crucial asset - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing

Willie was brilliantly unselfish - Front Row Grunt

17:42 - PICTURE

Springbok fan at Loftus (Gallo Images)

17:41 - Steyn adds the CONVERSION and the Boks take a 10-6 lead after 20 minutes

17:40 - The Boks are awarded a penalty, but they elect to kick for tough and set up the lineout. They swing it wide to Willie le Roux who draws and passes to Habana who goes in for his 49th Test try for South Africa, and his sixth against Samoa.

17:40 - TRY by Bryan Habana!

17:39 - TWEET

This isn't pretty by the Boks... - Kevin McCallum


"Samoa have taken a well-deserved three point lead after having 66% of the percentage thus far..."

Possession maybe, Joel?

17:36 - PENALTY by James So'oialo gives Samoa a deserved 6-3 lead after 15 minutes

17:35 - RED HOT

Samoa look like they've come to play this afternoon. Magnificent break from their own 22m right down to the Boks' tryline. Heyneke Meyer's men will have to bring their 'A' game today...

17:34 - TWEET

HellsBells ...these VIP hospitality seats offer a great view of the Bok scrum hammering the Samoans - Front Row Grunt


In other semi-related news, Blitzbokke star Ryno Benjamin tries out the Gautrain...

17:30 - PENALTY by Samoan fullback James So'oialo - the brother of 62-Test All Black legend Rodney - levels the scores at 3-3 after 11 minutes

17:28 - Shock, shock, horror! Morne Steyn hooks a penalty away to the left after Samoa are penalised at scrum time


No Census Johnstone for Samoa, who is replaced at tighthead by Logovi'i Mulipola

17:23 - PENALTY to the Springboks who take an early 3-0 lead through Morne Steyn after as many minutes...

17:21 - PICTURE

Breyton Paulse's view of the match. Go find him!

Loftus is reg,Komaan Bokke maak ons trots!Lets get behind our boys!#bokke - Breyton Paulse

17:21 - Formalities finally over and Morne Steyn kicks off for the Springboks

17:18 - Goose 'pimple' stuff says Hugh Bladen.

Not goose bump maybe, Blades?

17:16 - Nicholis Louw to sing Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika

Ever heard of him?!

17:15 - TWEET

Judging by all the empty seats at Loftus, the ticket prices weren't dropped enough - Simon Borchardt

Click HERE to read what Simon's referring to

17:14 - ANTHEMS

Anthem time at Loftus...

17:14 - TWEET

Come on BOKKE!!! All the best of luck boys lets go. - JP Pietersen

17:06 - PICTURE

Proud South African fan at Loftus (Gallo Images)

17:02 - TWEET

Owen Nkumane asks Bob Skinstad: 'Can the Boks win this one?' Does he know we are playing Samoa at Loftus? - Simon Borchardt

16:54 - PICTURE

Sweet box to be in this one - The Bounce (at Loftus)


Former Proteas spinner Pat Symcox rates Bob Skinstad (see below) as a rugby commentator, but who is YOUR favourite? SA, Australian, New Zealand... really doesn't matter, let us know at

16:51 - TWEET

Gearing for the rugger!Should be great!hope that @BobSkinstad is on air today#addsvaluetopic - Pat Symcox

16:49 - PICTURE

Good luck to the Boiz for today!!! Supporting u guys big time @BryanHabana @mornesteyn @flipvandermerwe @FloLouw - Francois Hougaard

16:45 - TWEET

Come on the BOKKE!!!! - Leila Steyn


My prediction is the boks by 20 points or more, and not make the same mistakes as against Scotland - Naaem February


Via email - Bryan Antolik

16:16 - TWEET

Everybody ready for the @bokrugby game today?? #SAvsSAM score predictions? #Springboks - Zane Kirchner

16:14 - PICTURE

Fans young and old show their support for the Boks in Pretoria... (Gallo Images)

15:43 - TWEET

Boks arrive at Loftus to a fantastic reception ... Headphones on though - Front Row Grunt


Easy win for the Springboks? Samoa to upset the Boks? Send your predictions to and we'll publish them below!

15:25 RECAP

Quick recap of today's Test matches...

New Zealand 24-9 France, Australia 21-23 British and Irish Lions

15:25 - REFEREE

Pascal Gauzère of France will handle proceedings today and will be assisted by Nigel Hennessy (Wales), JP Doyle (England). Deon van Blommestein (South Africa) is the TMO

15:20 - Teams:

South Africa:
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Bryan Habana, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Willem Alberts/Siya Kolisi, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Juandré Kruger, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein

15 James So'oialo, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Paul Williams (captain), 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Jeremy Su'a, 8 Taiasina Tuifu'a, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Ofisa Treviranus, 5 Daniel Leo, 4 Filo Paulo, 3 Logovi'i Mulipola, 2 Ole Avei, 1 Sakaria Taulafo

Substitutes: 16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Census Johnstone, 18 James Johnston, 19 Kane Thompson, 20 Junior Poluleuligaga, 21 Brando Va'aulu, 22 Seilala Mapusua, 23 Alafoti Fa'osiliva

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