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FULL-TIME | Springboks 27-9 British & Irish Lions, 2nd Test

Siya Kolisi. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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31 July 20:36

Thanks for tuning!

The series is level at 1-1 heading into next Saturday's series-decider - also Cape Town Stadium.

Stay tuned to Sport24 for follow-up stories on South Africa's 27-9 victory.

31 July 20:27

REPORT: Boks show world champion pedigree to bury Lions and level series

31 July 20:18

The MAN-THE-MATCH accolade goes to Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi.

31 July 20:15

A massive second half from the Boks, who outscored the Lions 21-0 in the second stanza. The Bok bench also played a significant role in the turnaround.

The series is now level 1-1 heading into next Saturday's final Test!

31 July 20:13

SCORERS:

SA

Tries: Makazole Mapimpi, Lukhanyo Am

Conversion: Handre Pollard

Penalties: Pollard (5)

Lions

Penalties: Dan Biggar (3)

31 July 20:13

FULL-TIME: South Africa 27-9 British & Irish Lions

31 July 20:12

80' - Pollard slots the long-range PENALTY to end the game!

31 July 20:12

79' - Pollard lining up another shot at goal just before full-time...

31 July 20:11

78' - Time has run out for the Lions as they try to run from deep. They've been nowhere in this second half...

31 July 20:09

76'- The TMO is called upon for potential foul play from Franco Mostert on Owen Farrell... replays show nothing in the tackle and the referee will go back for an original penalty for SA.

Pollard then sets up a lineout inside the Lions 22m area.

31 July 20:06

76'- As was the case last week, it's been a complete turnaround in the second half! But this time the Lions appear nowhere...

31 July 20:05

SCORERS:

SA

Tries: Makazole Mapimpi, Lukhanyo Am

Conversion: Handre Pollard

Penalties: Pollard (4)

Lions

Penalties: Dan Biggar (3)

31 July 20:05

75'- PENALTY slotted by Pollard.

SA 24-9 Lions

31 July 20:04

74' -  Another powerful South African scrum yields another penalty. Pollard will line up a shot to close out the contest...

Nyakane has been massive here since he's come on!

31 July 20:03

73'- Bok skipper Kolisi has made a massive 14 tackles tonight!

31 July 20:02

73'- The Lions can't handle a massive up-and-under from Pollard, handing the Boks a scrum in the red zone...

31 July 20:01

72'- Bok sub: Van Staden on for Kolisi at flank.

31 July 19:59

SCORERS:

SA

Tries: Makazole Mapimpi, Lukhanyo Am

Conversion: Handre Pollard

Penalties: Pollard (3)

Lions

Penalties: Dan Biggar (3)

31 July 19:59

70'- PENALTY slotted by Pollard.

SA 21-9 Lions

31 July 19:58

69'- A kickable penalty for the Boks after a massive scrum!

Pollard will line up a shot at goal, about 10m in-field...

31 July 19:57

68'- The Boks are playing the game in the right areas of the field now... slowly, but surely, they've started to control the aerial battle...

31 July 19:55

67'- Bok sub: Willemse is on for try-scorer Mapimpi.

31 July 19:50

63'- Bok sub: Herschel Jantjies replaces Faf de Klerk, who got a bit of a knock to his leg.

31 July 19:48

SCORERS:

SA

Tries: Makazole Mapimpi, Lukhanyo Am

Conversion: Handre Pollard

Penalties: Pollard (2)

Lions

Penalties: Dan Biggar (3)

31 July 19:47

61'- CONVERSION slotted by Pollard.

SA 18-9 Lions

31 July 19:47

60'- THE TRY STANDS!

The TMO cannot give compelling evidence that Am lost control of the ball.

It's a fourth Test try for Am!

31 July 19:46

The move was started by a powerful driving maul by the Springboks...

31 July 19:45

The TMO will check the referee's on-field call of "try"...

31 July 19:44

60'- TRY for the Boks as Lukhanyo Am pounces on a clever chip through by Faf de Klerk!

31 July 19:43

59'- Bok sub: Nyakane on for Kitshoff.

31 July 19:42

59'- The Lions are penalised after taking Pollard out in the air. It allows the Bok pivot to set up a lineout deep inside Lions territory.

31 July 19:40

57'- Several replacement by the Lions also, in the front row and at halfback...

31 July 19:38

56'- Bok subs: Koch on for Malherbe, Marx on for Mbonambi.
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We're almost ready to go!
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We're 30 minutes away from kick-off, and it should be an absolute cracker!
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The Lions have also made three changes to their side, giving starts to Conor Murray, Chris Harris and Mako Vunipola. Murray takes over the scrumhalf duties from Ali Price, who drops to the bench, while prop Vunipola is rewarded for his impact off the bench in the first Test. Chris Harris sees a promotion from outside the 23 to replace Elliot Daly in the centres.
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British and Irish Lions: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Mako Vunipola. Replacements: 16 Ken Owens, 17 Rory Sutherland, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Tadhg Beirne, 20 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Ali Price, 22 Owen Farrell, 23 Elliot Daly.
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The Boks have made three changes to the side that came off second best last weekend: Jasper Wiese earns his first start at No 8 in place of Kwagga Smith, while Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe return to the front row in place of the injured Ox Nche and Trevor Nyakane, who reverts to the bench. It's a special day for Wiese but also Kitshoff, who earns his 50th Springbok cap.
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South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff. Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Trevor Nyakane 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Lodewyk de Jager, 20 Marco Van Staden, 21 Albertus Smith, 22 Herschel Jantjies, 23 Damian Willemse.
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After last weekend's defeat, it's a simple equation for the Boks this time around: They must win to keep the series alive.
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Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of this crunch Castle Lager Lions Series clash between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions at the Cape Town Stadium.
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The Lions can't control the kick-off and it's a few good carries for the Boks, who get a penalty for the Lions player not rolling away.
1'
Handre Pollard gets the game under way!
2'
Two minutes gone and it's already boiling over. Alun Wyn Jones and Eben Etzebeth are face-to-face as the players crowd around them.
3'
From a scrum in the Lions 22, the Boks go on the attack and get the penalty as Itoje strays offside.
4'
PENALTY! SOUTH AFRICA! POLLARD! 3-0. Pollard nails his first kick from right in front to put the Boks 3-0 up.
6'
The Lions get their first penalty as Makazole Mapimpi tackles Dan Biggar in the air. Biggar kicks deep into Springbok territory.
8'
The Lions have a five-metre scrum in the Boks' 22 after Willie le Roux fails to take a high ball.
9'
PENALTY! LIONS! BIGGAR! 3-3. Jasper Wiese is penalised for not using his arms in the tackle and the Lions are on the board.
12'
The Boks win the kick-off and go on the attack but the Lions defence stands firm. Lukhanyo Am eventually tries a grubber kick through the defense but possession is turned over.
14'
Two straight penalties to the Lions allows them to play their way into Springbok territory.
16'
PENALTY! LIONS! BIGGAR! 3-6. No problem for Biggar.
16'
Penalties starting to pile up for the Boks now. The Lions win their third straight as Cheslin Kolbe strays offside. Biggar has a kick to put the Lions in front.
18'
Pollard can't find the target and the Lions stay in front.
18'
Now it's a penalty against the Lions as they stray offside. It was a good counter ruck from the Boks that forced the error. Pollard will kick to level the scores.
21'
A big blow for the Boks as Pieter-Steph du Toit leaves the field. He took a big knock early in the match. Kwagga Smith comes on.
22'
It's a yellow card to Duhan van der Merwe for attempting to trip Cheslin Kolbe. Lions down to 14 men for 10 minutes.
22'
A Lions player could be in trouble here for possible foul play on Kolbe.
24'
Trouble here as Cheslin Kolbe appears to take out a player in the air. It didn't seem on purpose but he could be in big trouble. Another scuffle between the players afterwards and the referee wants to look at that as well.
25'
Kolbe is in the bin for 10 minutes for clattering into Conor Murray, who was rising to collect a high ball.
27'
Good period of possession for the Lions in the Boks' territory, but the defence stands firm and the visitors are forced into touch.
28'
A great line-out steal from Maro Itoje. His second in a row.
29'
Lions concede a penalty for holding on. One of the first turnovers at the breakdown for the Boks. Pollard is going for poles but it's a tough one.
30'
PENALTY! SOUTH AFRICA! POLLARD! 6-6. He nails a magnificent kick and it's all square!
32'
Mapimpi gives away a very kickable penalty for not releasing in the tackle but the Lions opt to kick for the corner.
33'
Etzebeth steals the line-out but he's forced over the goal line and the Lions have a five-metre scrum.
34'
The Lions think they've scored after Robbie Henshaw collects a little kick over the top, but Siya Kolisi dislodged the ball just as he was ready to ground it over the line. No try! The referee goes back for a penalty against Bongi Mbonambi for a high tackle.
36'
PENALTY! LIONS! BIGGAR! 6-9. It's right in front and no problem for Biggar as the Lions take the lead once again. Both teams now back to 15 men.
40'
After a scrum that required several resets, Faf de Klerk kicks for touch and it's half-time. That was a hugely tense first half, and the Lions probably deserve their slight edge on the scoreboard. It will need a massive effort from the Boks in the second stanza.
41'
Biggar gets the second half under way!
42'
It's a scrum penalty to the Boks. Steven Kitshoff getting high-fives all around.
44'
TRY! SOUTH AFRICA! MAPIMPI! 11-9. Boks on the attack in the Lions 22 and it's a beautiful crossfield kick from Pollard that picks out the winger who powers over the line!
45'
Pollard's conversion is wide.
46'
Jasper Wiese knocks on a deep kick-off and it's a scrum to the Lions.
50'
Kwagga steals a ball in the air but the ref had already called tackle and release. The Lions will kick to retake the lead.
51'
It hits the posts from Biggar and Faf de Klerk collects and passes to Mapimpi who clears.
55'
Lood de Jager comes onto the field in place of Jasper Wiese. That means Mostert moves to flank and Smith to 8.
56'
Lions camped in the Boks' territory, kicking high shot after high shot. So far the Boks are dealing with it.
57'
More replacements. Malcolm Marx on for Bongi Mbonami. For the Lions, Owen Farrell has come on for Dan Bigger.
59'
Trevor Nyakane comes on for Steven Kitshoff. The Lions have also made a change in the front row.
60'
TRY! SOUTH AFRICA! AM! 16-9. A brilliant rolling maul from the Boks takes them all the way to the line. Faf de Klerk kicks a grubber through the defence and Lukhanyo Am grounds it in just in time!
61'
CONVERSION! SOUTH AFRICA! POLLARD 18-9. It's over and the Boks are nine points clear.
63'
Herschel Jantjies is on for Faf de Klerk, who's had a fantastic game but has taken a bit of a knock.
66'
Rory Sutherland gives away a silly penalty that allows the Boks to clear out of their own 22.
68'
The Boks are doing a good job of strangling this game at the moment.
69'
The Boks have a scrum penalty and Pollard will kick for goal.
70'
PENALTY! SOUTH AFRICA! POLLARD! 21-9. It's over!
72'
Lions on the attack in Bok territory but it's a beautiful steal from Marx!
73'
Boks controlling territory and possession at the moment, right where they want to be. The Lions can't get a foothold in the match.
74'
It's another scrum penalty for the Boks in the Lions 22. Nyakane is loving it. Is that the match?
75'
PENALTY! SOUTH AFRICA! POLLARD! 24-9. It's over from Pollard.
78'
Boks continuing their strangling effort. The Lions look out of ideas and Warren Gatland looks dejected in the coach's box.
79'
PENALTY! SOUTH AFRICA! POLLARD! 27-9. It's good and that's the match!
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It's another penalty to the Boks and Pollard will look to pile on the points.
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That was a simply superb performance from the Springboks in the second half - right when they needed it most. They took total control of the game and didn't give the Lions a sniff. Standout players for the Boks include captain Siya Kolisi, who was a major presence and whose try-saving tackle in the first half was a massive turning point, and Faf de Klerk, who controlled the game beautifully for the Boks. The likes of Malcolm Marx, Lood de Jager and Trevor Nyakane also made a big impact when they came on in the second half, as the Bomb Squad did the trick once again. It's all to play for next week, with a series victory on the line! Join us then.
South Africa
British and Irish Lions
2
Tries
0
44' Mapimpi Makazole
60' Am Lukhanyo
1
Conversions
0
61' Pollard Handre
5
Penalties
3
3' Pollard Handre
31' Pollard Handre
70' Pollard Handre
75' Pollard Handre
80' Pollard Handre
9' Biggar Dan
16' Biggar Dan
36' Biggar Dan
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Kitshoff Steven
Mbonambi Bongi
Malherbe Frans
Etzebeth Eben
Mostert Franco
Kolisi Siya
du Toit Pieter-Steph
Wiese Jasper
de Klerk Faf
Pollard Handre
Mapimpi Makazole
de Allende Damian
Am Lukhanyo
Kolbe Cheslin
Le Roux Willie
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Vunipola Mako
Cowan-Dickie Luke
Furlong Tadhg
Itoje Maro
Jones Alun Wyn
Lawes Courtney
Curry Tom
Conan Jack
Murray Conor
Biggar Dan
van der Merwe Duhan
Henshaw Robbie
Harris Chris
Watson Anthony
Hogg Stuart
8
Reserves
8
Marx Malcolm
Nyakane Trevor
Koch Vincent
de Jager Lodewyk
van Staden Marco
Smith Kwagga
Jantjies Herschel
Willemse Damian
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Owens Ken
Sutherland Rory
Sinckler Kyle
Beirne Tadhg
Faletau Taulupe
Price Ali
Farrell Owen
Daly Elliot