South Africa defeated the French 37-15 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in a three-Test series, and continue their recovery after a horror 2016 season.
After conceding an early try, the clinical Springboks built a 23-7 halftime lead, then defended brilliantly before scoring a couple of late tries.
A second successive win over
The scoreline was almost identical to the first Test in
Flyhalf Elton Jantjies scored a try to go with his four conversions and three penalties for a 22-point haul, while barnstorming flank Siya Kolisi also got on to the scoreboard and was named as the Man of the Match for an outstanding performance.
Bok skipper and No 8 Whiteley said: “They put some pressure on us in the first 10 minutes, but we managed to turn it around, picked up the intensity and put the pressure back on them.
“The second half was also important for us. We knew the pressure would be on us. I’m really proud of the team.
“It was all character – that’s what we’ve been speaking about the last three or four weeks.
“Just extremely proud of the boys, the support has been phenomenal. We really appreciate it, we want to make our country proud.”
AFP, Staff Writer