South Africa v Lions

Date:

Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Attendance: Played behind closed doors

South Africa v Lions Match Reports

South Africa earned a 19-16 victory over the Lions in Cape Town to win the third Test and clinch the series 2-1. The Lions were leading 10-6 after a dominant first half performance saw Ken Owens driven over for a try from a line-out. The Springboks hit back after the break with a brilliantly finished try by Cheslin Kolbe. With the game tied going into the final minutes, 37-year-old replacement Morne Steyn landed a penalty kick to win the match and series for the Springboks. A selection of match reports is listed below:

South Africa v Lions - Match Highlights

South Africa v Lions - Match Stats

South Africa: (6) 19
Try: Kolbe (56')
Conversion: Pollard (57')
Penalty: Pollard (12', 36'), Steyn (67', 79')

Lions: (10) 16
Try: Owens (19')
Conversion: Russell (21')
Penalty: Russell (16', 63', 75')


South Africa v Lions - Team Line-ups

South Africa Team

Forwards

  • 1 Steven Kitshoff
  • 2 Bongi Mbonambi
  • 3 Frans Malherbe
  • 4 Eben Etzebeth
  • 5 Lood de Jager
  • 6 Siya Kolisi (Captain)
  • 7 Franco Mostert
  • 8 Jasper Wiese

Backs

  • 9 Cobus Reinach
  • 10 Handré 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 Marco van Staden
  • 20 Kwagga Smith
  • 21 Herschel Jantjies
  • 22 Morné Steyn
  • 23 Damian Willemse

British & Irish Lions Team

Forwards

  • 1 Wyn Jones
  • 2 Ken Owens
  • 3 Tadhg Furlong
  • 4 Maro Itoje
  • 5 Alun Wyn Jones (Captain)
  • 6 Courtney Lawes
  • 7 Tom Curry
  • 8 Jack Conan

Backs

  • 9 Ali Price
  • 10 Dan Biggar
  • 11 Duhan van der Merwe
  • 12 Bundee Aki
  • 13 Robbie Henshaw
  • 14 Josh Adams
  • 15 Liam Williams

Replacements

  • 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie
  • 17 Mako Vunipola
  • 18 Kyle Sinckler
  • 19 Adam Beard
  • 20 Sam Simmonds
  • 21 Conor Murray
  • 22 Finn Russell
  • 23 Elliot Daly