Bok XV 30 World XV 27

Relive all the live action from the Springboks narrow victory over the World XV here.


Springbok XV:

Penalties: Percy Montgomery (9), Gaffie du Toit (1)

World XV:

Tries: Justin Marshall, Isa Nacewa
Conversions: Matt Burke (1)
Penalties: Burke (5)

Key moments:

78 mins: Final Bok onslaught. A scrum in the 22. They attack close and the World XV are pinged for offsides again. Monty makes no mistake. (Monty 9/10) BOKS 30-27

75 mins: The visitors are inside the Bok 22. Three reset scrums finally ends with Tappe awarding the World XV a penalty and it’s good. (Burke 6/7) LEVEL 27-27

73 mins: Boks steal the World XV lineout and attack, but Jaco kicks and they are able to regroup and clear, despite gifting the ball back to the Boks. Another Bok knock halts the move.

70 mins: The Boks get away with a knock in front of the poles and Pienaar breaks brilliantly, but is stopped short. The Boks get the penalty and Monty kicks it. (Monty 8/9) BOKS 27-24

68 mins: The Boks are trying to create something out of nothing. The ball barely gets down the backline and when it does it’s tight forwards who are standing there.

66 mins: More mistakes and knocks blight the game as the World XV get a scrum just outside their 22.

64 mins: To think that people actually paid money to watch this game is almost criminal. Anyway, Wynand Olivier comes on as Burke attempts to draw level. He succeeds. (Burke 5/6) LEVEL 24-24

62 mins: With de Villiers back on his feet the Boks defend a lineout near halfway. Lawrence Sephaka is on for Deon Carstens. another penalty to the World XV.

61 mins: The Boks have a scrum inside the World XV 22. De villiers attempts to punch through the midfield and is slowed by the World XV defenders and eventually stopped by another Tappe penalty to the World XV. He stays down injured.

59 mins: Burke replies immediately with a penalty of his own and the gap is back to three points. (Burke 4/5) BOKS 24-21

57 mins: The World XV players are incensed by Henning’s interpretations as he awards another penalty. They get a talking too and Tappe is making sure his last international will be remembered Monty splits the uprights. (Monty 7/8) BOKS 24-18

55 mins: Monty penalty reclaims the lead. (Monty 6/7) BOKS 21-18

53 mins: Gary Botha, Johann Muller and Pedrie Wannenburg are on, but still Tappe is commanding centre stage with pedantic blows all over the place. the game is stop start and nothing is allowed to flow.

50 mins: The Boks try and open things up, but a total lack of committment sees the move eventually break down. Another Monty penalty though levels matters. (Monty 5/6) LEVEL 18-18

49 mins: An injury break allows the players a chance to reflect. So far the Boks have lacked vohesion in almost all departments. The backline has not fired at all and the pack has been bullied by the visitors.

47 mins: Ruan Pienaar gets his first Bok cap, coming on for Ricky Januarie.

44 mins: AJ Venter is sin-binned. And the World XV attack. Jaco misses another kick for touch. Then a cross kick to Isa Nacewa sees Monty leave him totally alone and he scampers in for a try. Amazing stuff. Burke converts. (Burke 3/4) WORLD XV 18-15

42 mins: The second half starts with no subs on the Bok team yet. And still they continue to fiddle and fumble around. At one stage the Boks actually stopped playing and just watched as Bruce Reihana waited to clear from his 22. The is getting comical. Add to that the fact this is the Tappe Henning Farewell Show and their is very little to be excited about.


40 mins: In a half dominated by the referee’s whistle, the final act is another penalty to the Boks inside their half. Gaffie du Toit steps up and slots it from 55m. (Du Toit 1/1) BOKS 15-11

37 mins: Another Bok penalty and this time Nonty obliges and the Boks lead for the first time in the match. (Monty 4/5) BOKS 12-11

34 mins: Some aimless kicking from both teams eventually results in the World XV coming away. Another penalty robs them of the chance to put some phases together. Monty lines it up and… it misses. (Monty 3/4)

31 mins: A skewed kick by van der Westhuyzen gives the World XV a lineout, but they then obstruct and the Monty drills the ball to 5m from the World XV line. Another penalty blown by Henning cancels the Bok drive over try.

29 mins: The Boks are looking devoid of ideas and nothing constructive is being created. However, Henning pings the World XV for offsides and Monty kicks his third penalty. (Monty 3/3) WORLD XV 11-9

26 mins: The World XV pack are giving the Boks a torrid time. A clever reverse kick from Spencer forces the Boks to obstruct and Burke slots the penalty. (Burke 2/3) WORLD XV 11-6

24 mins: The Boks knock at the ruck and the World XV are able to relieve the pressure back into the Bok half. The Boks attack again, but it breaks down again. It’s all far too scrappy at the moment. And too many mistakes from SA.

22 mins: More Bok pressure results in AJ Venter being pushed over, but after considerable deliberation by the TMO the try is correctly not awarded and the Boks have a 5m scrum in the corner.

19 mins: Big Joe is having a fine game and agin is responsible for the Boks edging into their opponents 22. Another penalty by the World XV, but the Boks kick to the corner and drive. Another penalty and the Boks opt for another lineout. Yellow cards could be produced.

16 mins: World XV are looking dangerous, especially in the set pieces. A lineout 5m from the Bok line is secured and atry looks on, but a knnock saves the Boks. From the scrum Gaffie du Toit clears far upfield.

13 mins: The Boks are slowly finding their feet and a great move results in a try but Tappe Henning pings them for a forward pass. From the restart the Boks again dominate and they earn a penalty about 35m out. Monty is on song again. (Monty 2/2) WORLD XV 8-6

11 mins: Boks get a free kick on halfway and van Niekerk makes a powerful run and sets Jaque Fourie away, but obstructive running by rossouw sees the World XV get a penalty and the clear over the halfway line.

9 mins: The World XV attack up the right flank and make good yardage. They are bundled out in touch, but earn a 5m scrum. The World XV power over the Bok pack and set captain Justin Marshall away for a try in the corner. Burke misses the conversion. (Burke 1/2) WORLD XV 8-3

6 mins: Boks attack from the off and good work by Danie Rossouw and Joe van Niekerk gets them into the World XV 22. And they earn a penalty at the ruck for holding on. Percy Montgomery knocks it over from in front. (Monty 1/1) LEVEL 3-3

4 mins: Penalty to World XV after the Boks stray offsides. Fulback Matt Burke makes no mistake. (Burke 1/1) WORLD XV 3-0.

2 mins: Scrum to the Boks on halfway is reset several times, before the Boks win it and Van der Wetshuyzen clears, but out on the full. Nervous start for both teams.

1 min: The World XV’s Carlos Spencer kicks-off in front of a half empty Ellis Park Stadium. The Boks gather through Percy Montgomery and Jaco van der Westhuyzen clears up to halfway. Lineout World XV.


Springbok XV:
15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Andre Snyman, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Gaffie du Toit, 10 Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 9 Ricky Januarie; 8 Joe van Niekerk, 7 AJ Venter, 6 Wikus van Heerden, 5 Albert van den Berg, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Eddie Andrews, 2 Hanyani Shimange, 1 Deon Carstens.
Replacements: 16 Gary Botha, 17 Lawrence Sephaka, 18 Johann Muller, 19 Pedrie Wannenburg, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Wynand Olivier, 22 Brent Russell.

World XV:
15 Matt Burke, 14 Bruce Reihana, 13 Thomas Castaignede, 12 Fraser Waters, 11 Ica Nacewa, 10 Carlos Spencer, 9 Justin Marshall (captain); 8 Olivier Magne, 7 Sebastian Chabal, 6 Xavier Rush, 5 Radike Samo, 4 Tom Palmer, 3 Cobus Visagie, 2 Raphael Ibanez, 1 Dave Hewett.
Replacements: 16 Mark Regan, 17 Christian Califano, 18 Julien Pierre, 19 Sam Harding, 20 Mark Robinson, 21 Ludovic Mercier, 22 Joe Roff.

By Andrew Hollely, at Ellis Park