Mike Adamson from Scotland is the referee. His assistants are Matthew Carley (England) and Sam Grove-White (Scotland), while Eriz Gauzins is the TMO.
Italy: 15 Ange Capuozzo, 14 Pierre Bruno, 13 Juan Ignacio Brex, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Montanna Ioane, 10 Tommaso Allan, 9 Stephen Varney, 8 Lorenzo Cannone, 7 Michele Lamaro (c), 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Federico Ruzza, 4 Niccolò Cannone, 3 Pietro Ceccarelli, 2 Giacomo Nicotera, 1 Danilo Fischetti. Replacements: 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 17 Ivan Nemer, 18 Simone Ferrari, 19 David Sisi, 20 Manuel Zuliani, 21 Alessandro Garbisi, 22 Edoardo Padovani, 23 Tommaso Menoncello
South Africa: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Damian de Allende, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche. Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Eben Etzebeth, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Evan Roos, 22 Cobus Reinach, 23 Manie Libbok
Hello and welcome to our coverage of this rugby international between the Springboks and their hosts, Italy, at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
KICK-OFF! We're underway with the Springboks immediately on the front foot from Willemse's kick-off.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, ARENDSE! 0-5: Pressure builds following a lineout and the Springboks are too much for the Italy defence. Arendse evades a tackle to go over in the left corner! Lovely work from Willemse in the build-up.
Kolbe misses the conversion, so the score remains 0-5.
PENALTY, ITALY, ALLAN! 3-5: Allan gets Italy on the board from the kicking tee straight in front.
PENALTY, SOUTH AFRICA, KOLBE! 3-8: The Springboks respond in kind as Kolbe kicks one over.
TRY, ITALY, CAPUOZZO! 8-8: It all starts with a knock-on from the kick-off and the Springboks are punished. Capuozzo slices through the Springbok defence and goes over to bring Italy level with the conversion to come!
CONVERSION, ITALY, ALLAN! 10-8: Allan knocks the extras over for Italy.
PENALTY, ITALY, ALLAN! 13-8: The Springboks are getting frustrated and they've been penalised for offside. Allan steps up and puts three more on the board!
PENALTY, SPRINGBOKS, KOLBE! 13-11: Kolbe's penalty means it's a two-point ball game again.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, MBONAMBI! 13-16: Mbonambi burrows over from close range! We go upstairs to check if that's a double-movement, but it's not and the try is good!
CONVERSION, SPRINGBOKS, KOLBE! 13-18: Kolbe extends the lead to five points.
Italy pile pressure on the Springboks again as they win their attacking lineout. The defence holds firm for the moment!
The Springboks survive the spell of pressure and they will look to launch something from a lineout on their own 10m line.
Off we go for the start of the second half. It's been a topsy-turvy encounter so far -- real end-to-end action -- and this game is still in the balance. It's vital for the Springboks that they get a win on the board after heartbreaking defeats against Ireland and France in their first two matches of their end-of-year tour.
HALF-TIME: ITALY 13-18 SOUTH AFRICA. The Boks head into the break five points to the good. They suffered a traumatic defeat to Italy during the Allister Coetzee era and there were signs in the early minutes that a repeat might be on the cards, but the Boks battled back with Mbonambi getting their second try after Arendse opened the scoring and Capuozzo responded.
The Springboks have brought Etzebeth, who has probably been their standout player this year, on in place of Moerat.
PENALTY, ITALY, ALLAN! 16-18: Faf de Klerk is penalised and Allan steps up to the tee and knocks the penalty over from in front, 32 metres from posts.
TRY, SPRINGBOKS, KOLBE! 16-23: Wonderful from Kolbe as he beats Morisi to the ball from the kick-off and goes all the way for a crucial try! However, he appears to injure himself in the process and de Klerk has to take the conversion, which he misses. Manie Libbok will come on for his second test cap with the Springboks in need of a kicker.
TRY, SPRINGBOKS, ARENDSE! 16-28: Wonderful move from the Springboks with Libbok at the heart of it all. The last pass is from Kolisi, who feeds Arendse to score almost a carbon copy of his first finish of the game at the other end of the field!
CONVERSION, SPRINGBOKS, LIBBOK! 16-30: First test points for Libbok as he nails the conversion from near the touchline.
TRY, SPRINGBOKS, SMITH! 16-35: Wiese takes the ball from an attacking lineout and Etzebeth peels away. Italy are at sixes and sevens and Smith gets the finish! Italy have fought valiantly but it will be extremely difficult for them to come back from here.
CONVERSION, SPRINGBOKS, LIBBOK! 16-37: No mistake from Libbok yet again.
Jasper Wiese is replaced by the promising 22-year-old Evan Roos, who has been so influential for United Rugby Championship holders the Stormers.
TRY, SPRINGBOKS, MARX! 16-42: The Springbok maul is too strong to stop for the Italians as Marx goes over for the try!
For the first time since he came on today, Libbok misses the conversion, pulling his kick wide. The Springboks lead by 26.
TRY, ITALY, L. CANNONE! 21-42: Great team try from the Azzurri as a cross-kick puts them on the front foot. Ferrari is stopped just short of the line, but Lorenzo Cannone picks up and goes over!
No conversion from Allan this time, so the score remains 21-42.
TRY, SOUTH AFRICA, KITSHOFF! 21-47: Nice, low body position from Kitshoff as he forces his way over for an immediate response from the Boks!
Padovani is stretchered off for Italy after a lengthy injury stoppage. He gets a warm reception from the crowd, as he should.
CONVERSION, SPRINGBOKS, LIBBOK! 21-49: Libbok converts for the Boks this time.
TRY, SPRINGBOKS, WILLEMSE! 21-54: Willemse is sent into space out wide and gets South Africa's eighth try today!
CONVERSION, SPRINGBOKS, LIBBOK! 21-56: Great kick from Libbok out wide as he knocks over the extras again.
TRY, SPRINGBOKS, REINACH! 21-61: Kolisi's pass sends Arendse away as he weaves through the Italy defence and throws the inside pass to Reinach for the finish! Wonderful try -- possibly the best of the lot today!
CONVERSION, SPRINGBOKS, LIBBOK! 21-63: Libbok slots the conversion over with the last kick of the game.