PRETORIA – The Springboks produced a much-improved display in a 37-14 victory over
Here are five key moments during the match…
26th minute: The Springboks defended valiantly on their line and not only soaked up the pressure applied by
30th minute: Andries Coetzee’s quick thinking of keeping the ball alive saw him recycle the ball from a would-be tackle before offloading the ball to Malcolm Marx, who threw a timely pass to the rushing Jesse Kriel for the Boks’ first try.
45th minute: The Boks first turned over possession from a French maul before winning a scrum penalty to alleviate the pressure on their tryline.
59th minute: Boks awarded penalty try after Courtnall Skosan held back from scoring what looked like a certain try.
61st minute: Ross Cronjé scores try from first phase lineout from clever inside pass from Warren Whiteley at the back of the lineout to stretch the Springbok lead to 30-14, all but securing victory.
65th and 77th minutes: Eben Etzebeth lineout steals five metres from the Bok tryline extinguishes any hopes of the French staging a comeback.