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The national anthems have been sung and it?s nearly time for the game to get underway.
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Mtawarira makes his way out onto the field and the crowd roars. ?BEEEEAST? is the cry that rings around the Toyota Stadium. That is, of course, his nickname.
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Last week, Siya Kolisi became the first black Springbok captain. Today, he will be looking to lead them to a repeat victory on his 27th birthday. Today is also of special significance to South Africans because of the fact that it marks 42 years since the Soweto Uprising ? an historic protest led by black schoolchildren during apartheid. Rugby and politics have always gone hand in hand in the country, and there could be no better way for the Springboks to mark the day than with a victory.
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French referee Romain Poite takes charge of this game. He is assisted by Glen Jackson and Ben O'Keeffe, while Simon McDowell is the TMO.
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Brad Shields starts in place of Chris Robshaw for England, as Eddie Jones looks to nullify du Toit. Joe Launchbury returns from injury at lock, replacing Nick Isiekwe. Mark Wilson and Danny Cipriani come onto the bench.
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After a 42-39 win in the first test, Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has brought Pieter-Steph du Toit back into his starting XV in place of Jean-Luc du Preez. Frans Malherbe comes back in at tighthead prop, while loosehead Tendai Mtawarira becomes the first black Springbok to win 100 caps.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second test of this series between South Africa and England, at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.
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Poite blasts his whistle and Pollard gets the game underway, kicking deep. Daly secures the ball on the ground.
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Ford looks to pin the Springboks back with a kick aimed towards touch, but de Klerk keeps the ball in play.
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De Allende intercepts the ball and bursts away. Can he go all the way? No! He?s just brought down! England regain possession.
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England look to run the ball out from deep, but Poite blows for a forward pass.
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Malherbe is penalised at the scrum for overextending. England survive.
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TRY, ENGLAND, BROWN! 0-5: the Springbok defence is caught ball-watching. Once they?re outnumbered on their right, there is little they can do. Brown goes in for the first try!
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CONVERSION, ENGLAND, FARRELL! 0-7: Farrell converts from around 15 metres inside the left touchline.
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TRY, ENGLAND, MAY! 0-12: England move the ball right this time. South Africa are sucked in once more. May slips straight through a weak Nkosi tackle and finishes!
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Farrell fails to convert this time. It?s still 0-12 to England.
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South Africa look to gain some territory with a maul. They earn themselves a penalty advantage in the process. Pollard kicks for the corner.
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Itoje is penalised for driving the lineout straight into touch. Pollard goes for the corner again.
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Tensions boil over between the two sides. De Klerk and Farrell are at the centre of the spat. There?s no love lost here.
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De Klerk passes out left, but there?s a mix-up and nobody catches the ball. It goes into touch and England survive a spell of pressure.
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TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, VERMEULEN! 5-12: The Beast is the catalyst this time. He charges through and gets a hand-off in. Eventually, he is brought down, but not before making significant ground. Vermeulen shows great strength himself and finishes off!
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CONVERSION, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 7-12: It?s just a five-point ball game all of a sudden.
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Monster kick from de Klerk! He finds touch in the vicinity of the England 22. The visitors are then penalised for obstruction. South Africa have a penalty.
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PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 10-12: Pollard makes no mistake from the penalty, closing the gap to two points.
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Vunipola is penalised for slapping du Toit on the head. He is arguably lucky to escape a card.
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A scuffle has broken out again. It seems Vermeulen and Itoje are at the heart of this one. ?We?re trying to play rugby here. We can?t play rugby,? Farrell tells Poite.
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South Africa have the momentum at the moment. They will look to launch another attack from a scrum just behind their 10-metre line.
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Poite gives England the put-in, and they work the ball out left. They?re just short of the South African 22.
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England are penalised for not releasing the ball now. Pollard is going for goal from inside his own half.
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PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 13-12: What a kick! Pollard puts the Springboks in front!
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Mbonambi spots a gap and bursts through the England defence! Brown is able to stop him eventually.
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The second half is underway. South Africa will be looking to pick up where they left off at the end of the first.
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HALF-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 13-12 ENGLAND. It?s been an all too familiar tale so far in Bloemfontein. England started on the front foot, but South Africa have fought back superbly. They head into the break ahead in what has so far been a fierce contest.
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South Africa are heaping the pressure on England already. A Vermeulen break initiated the attack and De Allende was brought down in the 22. England are holding firm for the moment.
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Fantastic work from Kolisi, who gets over May and prevents him from releasing the ball. South Africa win a penalty and kick for the corner. They look to force their way over the line from there.
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PENALTY TRY, SOUTH AFRICA! 20-12: England?s forwards are unable to keep the powerful Springbok scrum at bay legally, and they give away a penalty try!
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England are on the ball near the halfway line now. They need to respond now and regain some of their early momentum.
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Nkosi is penalised and England kick the ball towards the corner.
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Shields comes so close to taking advantage of England?s sustained spell of pressure. He comes close to grounding the ball, but after going upstairs, Poite decides he has lost it forward.
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South Africa have done well to fend off the English pressure. Kriel comes on in place of Am and there?s a huge cheer.
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Youngs hoists the ball and England are able to keep hold of it, making their way into Springbok territory.
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South Africa have won themselves another penalty and Pollard is gearing up for another shot at posts.
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PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, POLLARD! 23-12: Another good kick from Pollard! South Africa?s lead is stretched into double figures.
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YELLOW CARD, ENGLAND, HUGHES! Hughes goes to the sin-bin for cynically going to ground at the breakdown.
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England look to respond immediately, and Daly bursts through. The pressure continues, but then the visitors lose the ball forward.
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Pollard gets another shot at goal after England are penalised for offside, but he misses this time. It?s still 23-12.
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Van der Merwe is penalised for offside and England have a chance now from an attacking lineout.
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The maul makes up little ground. South Africa nearly intercept from Cipriani?s pass, but a knock-on gives England a scrum. However, Itoje?s pass to Launchbury is knocked on.
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FULL-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 23-12 ENGLAND. South Africa have completed yet another comeback victory. Having trailed 12-0, they edged in front before the break. A penalty try was the only try of the second half, but South Africa will take the win any way it comes!
South Africa
England
2
Tries
2
23' Duane Vermeulen
49' Penalty Try
9' Mike Brown
12' Jonny May
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Conversions
1
24' Handre Pollard
10' Owen Farrell
3
Penalties
0
28' Handre Pollard
38' Handre Pollard
66' Handre Pollard
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
68' Nathan Hughes
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Tendai Mtawarira
Mbongeni Mbonami
Frans Malherbe
RG Snyman
Franco Mostert
Siya Kolisi
Pieter-Steph du Toit
Duane Vermeulen
Faf de Klerk
Handre Pollard
Aphiwe Dyantyi
Damian de Allende
Lukhanyo Am
Sibusiso Nkosi
Willie Le Roux
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Mako Vunipola
Jamie George
Kyle Sinckler
Joe Launchbury
Maro Itoje
Brad Shields
Tom Curry
Billy Vunipola
Ben Youngs
George Ford
Mike Brown
Owen Farrell
Henry Slade
Jonny May
Elliot Daly
8
Reserves
8
Armand van der Merwe
Steven Kitshoff
Thomas du Toit
Jean-Luc du Preez
Sikhumbuzo Notshe
Ivan van Zyl
Jesse Kriel
Warrick Gelant
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Luke Cowan-Dickie
Joe Marler
Harry Williams
Mark Wilson
Nathan Hughes
Ben Spencer
Danny Cipriani
Denny Solomona