South Africa v Lions

Date:

Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)

Attendance: Played behind closed doors

South Africa v Lions Match Reports

South Africa bounced back to level the series with a convincing 27-9 victory over the Lions in the second Test at Cape Town Stadium. The Lions were leading 9-6 lead at half-time, but the Springboks were dominant in the second half. Makazole Mapimpi scored the host's first try in the 45th minute, before Lukhanyo Am touched down in the 61st minute. Handré Pollard added three second-half penalty kicks to secure the win and set up an exciting final Test next weekend. A selection of match reports is listed below:

South Africa v Lions - Match Highlights

South Africa v Lions - Match Stats

South Africa: (6) 27
Try: Mapimpi (45'), Am (61')
Conversion: Pollard (62')
Penalty: Pollard (4', 32', 71', 76', 81'+1)

Lions: (9) 9
Penalty: Biggar (10', 17', 36')


South Africa v Lions - Team Line-ups

South Africa Team

Forwards

  • 1 Steven Kitshoff
  • 2 Bongi Mbonambi
  • 3 Frans Malherbe
  • 4 Eben Etzebeth
  • 5 Franco Mostert
  • 6 Siya Kolisi (Captain)
  • 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • 8 Jasper Wiese

Backs

  • 9 Faf de Klerk
  • 10 HandrĂ© Pollard
  • 11 Makazole Mapimpi
  • 12 Damian de Allende
  • 13 Lukhanyo Am
  • 14 Cheslin Kolbe
  • 15 Willie le Roux

Replacements

  • 16 Malcolm Marx
  • 17 Trevor Nyakane
  • 18 Vincent Koch
  • 19 Lood de Jager
  • 20 Marco van Staden
  • 21 Kwagga Smith
  • 22 Herschel Jantjies
  • 23 Damian Willemse

British & Irish Lions Team

Forwards

  • 1 Mako Vunipola
  • 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie
  • 3 Tadhg Furlong
  • 4 Maro Itoje
  • 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Captain)
  • 6 Courtney Lawes
  • 7 Tom Curry
  • 8 Jack Conan

Backs

  • 9 Conor Murray
  • 10 Dan Biggar
  • 11 Duhan van der Merwe
  • 12 Robbie Henshaw
  • 13 Chris Harris
  • 14 Anthony Watson
  • 15 Stuart Hogg

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